Whenever my husband Bill & I travel we try as often as we can to stay in bed and breakfast lodging. This week we spent three days and nights at Heron Haus-- a Portland Oregon bed and breakfast in a beautifully restored 1904 Tudor style home in hills of Portland just over the trendy Pearl District.
It was a dual-purpose stay. Bill had appointments at the Casey Eye Institute (part of the OHSU hospital/clinic complex on the hill in Portland Oregon). I was in Portland to attend a meeting of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild board of directors--conveniently held at Heron Haus. Driving time to the Casey Eye Institute was quick--about 12 to 15 minutes--making this Portland Oregon lodging a good choice for someone in town for medical appointments, especially with the privacy and space that the Heron Haus affords its guests.
The common areas of Heron Haus are extremely spacious--plenty of room for a dozen innkeeper-board-members to hash out the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild's business. Innkeepers from Crater Lake, McMinnville, Hood River, Portland, the Oregon Coast and Eastern Oregon all came together for two days of productive work (and fun) in a very gracious setting. Wireless internet? Of course--and no additional charge as found in many metropolitan hotels.
Pam and Carl, owners of Heron Haus, moved into this Portland Oregon lodging about a year ago. They're putting their own flavor on this beautiful property. Just looking out the 2nd and 3rd floor bedroom windows at night over the lights of Portland Oregon was a treat. But this bed and breakfast is well appointed with spacious rooms, private baths, fireplaces--so tucked away from the bustle of the city but so close to freeway access that it's very convenient.
We stayed on the second floor in the Ko Room. Comfy king-sized bed, huge walk-in closet, sitting areas, private bath, and plenty of windows (with shutters) to let in the light. We had the chance to peek into most of the other rooms (6 total). All are beautiful and serene, and many have hillside views over the city.
If you're a business traveler, you'll find everything you need at Heron Haus without the cookie cutter approach. If you're on vacation, Pam & Carl will make you feel right at home. Give them a call at (503) 274-1846 or visit them online at the Heron Haus to book your reservation.