Portland’s White House B&B

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History, hospitality and elegance are what guests experience at the 1911 mansion-turned-B&B in Northeast Portland. Lumber giant Robert Lytle built the home as his summer showplace, an early 20th-century example of the lifestyles of the rich and powerful. On approach to Portland’s White House B&B, guests are greeted by massive columns and a classic Greek Revival facade.

Inside, period décor graces every space, both public and private. Eight guests rooms occupy the mansion and carriage house, creating an atmosphere of intimacy and as much privacy as guests desire. Large public rooms allow guests to enjoy the company of others as well as the generous gourmet breakfasts. Breakfasts are vegetarian locavore delights (with meat selections served on the side, if desired).

The home has been restored to its original splendor, complete with European chandeliers, a large parlor with a grand piano, formal dining room, grand staircase, leaded glass windows and a ballroom. Collections of European porcelains and 18th-and 19th-century art adorn the rooms.

Conveniently located, Portland’s White House B&B makes an excellent home base for exploring the city. To book your room, go to portlandswhitehouse.com; to learn more about Portland’s attractions, visit travelportland.com.