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Portland International Guesthouse
Ranked #5 of 35 Portland B&B and Inns
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Friendly, Clean, Cheap, Great Location”
Reviewed 6 January 2013

Portland International Guesthouse is a great option for those not looking to spend a lot on accommodation in Portland, but who also want a nice place to stay. The Guesthouse is very clean, the shared bathrooms are in excellent condition, and rooms are comfortable. There is a nice outdoor patio on the second floor--a great place to enjoy a beer in the late afternoon. The location is superb, many places offering food and entertainment within walking distance. Trader Joe's is right around the corner, too, which is nice if you want to skip eating out. The only drawback is parking. It's a difficult neighborhood to find a parking spot. That was the only negative discovered, but would not keep me from staying there again next time I'm in Portland.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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JEFFERSON CITY
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

This Guesthouse was a gem of a find for our two-night stay in Portland. It is easy to get to, and our room (#4) was very clean, roomy and comfortable, and the price was great. The guestrooms share bathrooms, but there are two or three roomy and nice bathrooms, and that was never a problem. This B&B is in a great central location on Knob Hill, but that also means it is going to have city neighborhood street noises. That did not bother us at all, but just be aware. Because we were touring NW Oregon and the Seattle, WA, area, we did have a rental car. We arrived very late on Saturday night after an unplanned tour of Mt. Rainer and the National Park and were unable to find a parking spot. The host had told us to call him if we did have problems, so at 11:00 we were calling, and he was so nice and helpful and allowed us to park in the B&B driveway. We did not have any problem finding parking on the street for the rest of our stay. The breakfast is minimal--cereal and coffee, but as stated, very easy to get food at Trader Joe's or just enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant. We really liked that option instead of feeling like we had to do breakfast at the Guesthouse. We would stay here anytime we were fortunate to visit Portland.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Columbus, Ohio
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Very clean, comfortable room in a guesthouse with a shared bathroom. Great restaurants and shopping very close by and many more within walking distance. We used public transportation and were easily able to access the city.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Asheville, North Carolina
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111 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 November 2012

I loved my visit to the Portland International Guesthouse. I stayed on the top floor and shared a bathroom with 1 other guestroom. My room was huge with comfy beds. I left the windows open during my entire stay (day and night). The location is great with several restaurants and shops within close walking distance. I even walked to the International Rose Garden. The walk was uphill but definitely doable. My only complaint was parking .... I got lucky the first night and parked right outside the guesthouse but the rest of the time I couldn't get within 5 blocks. So be prepared to walk. There is a small driveway for unloading but you're only allowed to park there for 10 minutes. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Boechout, Belgium
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158 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2012

We (a family of 3 with a 5 year old) stayed over at the Guesthouse for a night in september, when ending our road trip coming from Utah.

If you've seen nothing but wilderness and western towns for two weeks, Portland brings you back to the hectic reality. The PI Guesthouse however is a haven of tranquility.

Our host was just great: arriving a bit early was no issue at all. The whole PDX concept breathes an atmosphere of trust and calm.

The room (nr 6)was spotlessly clean with plenty of space.

Parking in the neighbourhood proved not to be that big an issue.

Of course, a 'quiet neighbourhood' is very relative in Portland (expecially after having heard only trees and birds for two weeks), so we did need ear plugs.

Great place for a very very soft price!

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Berlin, Germany
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

A wonderful guest house in a quiet location in the Nob Hill area of Portland. The rooms were very comfortable (bathrooms are not in the rooms, which is a small disadvantage, but there are 3 bathrooms and only 7 rooms; there is a supply of clean bathmats and facecloths in each bathroom). There is no daily room servicing. Breakfast is do-it-yourself, with juice and milk, cereals, bread, jam, and peanut butter provided. You can store your own food in the fridge. There is a very comfortable sitting room and a balcony for general use.
The owner and attendants were extremely helpful, providing maps and bus timetables and information about the excellent local eateries (the Blue Moon serves fantastic beer!). There is free WiFi in the rooms, and they allowed us to print our boarding passes in their office.
On any trip to Portland, I would choose to stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

I recently stayed at Portland International Guesthouse while visiting my son. It was truly a home away from home! Home was very cozy and inviting. It is in the charming Alphabet District full of great shops and restaurants in walking distance. Tim, the house host, was so welcoming and Stephen was very helpful when making my reservation. I can't wait to return! It was such a great experience for my first trip to Portland. Thank you! Colleen and Patrick

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Portland International Guesthouse
Address: 2185 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR 97210-3405
Region: United States > Oregon > Portland > Northwest District
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #5 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6

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