Hidden Jewels Near Portland Oregon: Gresham and the Forest Springs Bed & Breakfast at the Historic Heiney House

Flute-playing girl above the Columbia River Gorge.  Photo courtesy of Jim Clark, Gresham OutlookIf you're looking for Portland Oregon lodging but prefer to be east of the downtown, the town of Gresham, Oregon, can be an interesting alternative.  Shannon Wells, writing for The Outlook, Gresham's local newspaper, reveals an increasing collection of urban artwork found throughout Gresham and in neighboring Troutdale.

Gresham and its neighboring East County cities may not be known as a haven for public artwork. But, if you take the time to look around, there are numerous opportunities — both obvious and obscure — to stir your senses with imaginative, whimsical expressions of public creativity.

Wells' article references a treasure trove of urban murals--many whimsical, many created or refurbished by area students--and many in unlikely locations.

Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast is a secluded Oregon lodging near Portland but a world awayEqually in an unlikely location, the Forest Springs Bed & Breakfast at the Historic Heiney House is a quiet oasis in the midst of urban sprawl.  The innkeepers are avid gardeners, having added 15,000 (yes, 15 thousand) daffodil bulbs, 60 rose bushes and 30 miniature Japanese maples to the original cedars, firs and native maples.

Breakfasts are highly nutritious, savory dishes.  Innkeeper Patrick Arbuckle prepares "slow food" with emphasis on fresh, local, and organic ingredients.  Plenty of fresh coffee and loose-leaf tea round out the sumptious meal.

Forest Springs B&B is also one of the Guild's popular Oregon wedding sites, hosting intimate weddings and events up to 100 guests.  If you're looking for green lodging, the Forest Springs B&B is one of our leaders in the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.

 

Comments for Hidden Jewels Near Portland Oregon: Gresham and the Forest Springs Bed & Breakfast at the Historic Heiney House


Name: Nelly
Time: Friday, October 23, 2009

The moms would love this. I am a member of the bizymoms Gresham community. Please network with them. This looks a really interesting event.

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