Activities

Hostess House Deck You'll enjoy the City of Roses as you view an incredible rose garden, hike the nature trails, visit historic sights and museums, tour wineries, golf, or after a day of shopping relax on the spacious deck. You can sip a cup of tea while viewing a deep, terraced backyard before enjoying one of Portland's fine restaurants. Be sure to pack lots of film because there will be limitless "Kodak moments." Also, your innkeeper can provide you with many more suggestions for all-day or Portland distinctive sites to visit in addition to the ones noted:


Close to it All! Day Trips (self-guided driving tours)

Hostess House Deck
Guests also enjoy eating a late night snack on the deck and experiencing the quiet, cool evening atmosphere.

  • Columbia River Gorge. There are 18 hiking trails and multiple waterfalls (including the magnificent Multnomah Falls), lakes, and recreation areas along the 68 mile Gorge between Portland and The Dalles. The innkeeper's copy of "Hiking the Columbia Gorge" gives specifics regarding the distance, difficulty, traffic and maximum elevation of each trail.

  • Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center is located 45 minutes east of Portland in Stevenson, Washington. You can view a working Corliss steam engine, the world's largest rosary collection and local Native American artifacts.

  • The Oregon Garden is located 40 miles southeast of Portland. The 240 acre botanical garden has numerous theme areas, including Wetlands, Rose, Conifer, Children's Gardens and Northwest. Plant and flower lovers will find this garden a "heavenly" paradise. Silver Falls State Park is nearby.

  • North Willamette Valley Wine Country. There are 46 wineries and over 5,000 acres of grapes. In the winery guide, maps, descriptions, and tour dates/times are listed.

  • An outing to Mount St. Helen, "the mountain that blew her top," a joyride to our awesome Mt. Hood, or a spin to the Oregon coast to view its majestic beauty and renown sites (including Fort Stevens State Park) are a must for many travelers, too.

    Special Attractions in Portland

  • Chinatown / Downtown / Oldtown - Classical Chinese Garden, notably authentic; Pioneer Courthouse Square and Waterfront Park.

  • Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden is breath-taking.

  • Forest Park - Country's largest natural park with biking and hiking trails. Also, includes Hoyt Arboretum.

  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Reserve - only a short, pleasurable drive to Vancouver WA.

  • Mission Theater - Brew pub theater - micro brew, pub food, movies $2.00 to $3.00.

  • Museums - Portland Art Museum, Oregon History Center, Children's Museum, American Advertising Museum, Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI).

  • The John McLoughlin House is located in Oregon City. Daily guided tours March through October.

  • Pearl District - Portland's Arts District. First Thursday Art Gallery openings are free.

  • Pittock Mansion - Experience the charm of a lost era.

  • The famous Powell's Books, world's largest new and used bookstore; and The Grotto will also be on many travelers "must visit" lists.

  • Saturday Market features local handcrafted items and homemade foods. Open Saturdays and Sundays March to December 24.

  • Unique Shopping: Hawthorne Blvd District and NW 23rd Avenue Shops/Restaurants.

  • Washington Park - Home of the Forestry Center, Japanese Gardens (one of the most authentic gardens outside Japan), the Oregon Zoo, Rose Gardens (including The International Rose Test Garden) and the Vietnam Memorial.

    Guided Tours:

  • Bicycle, sightseeing, and winery
  • Eco Tour of Oregon Day Tours, Sightseeing and Nature Day Tours
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    Hostess House Bed and Breakfast - Portland, Oregon
    Your Hostess: Milli Laughlin
    5758 N. E. Emerson St
    Portland, OR 97218
    Local: 503-282-7892
    Toll free: 800-760-7799
    Email: hostess@hostesshouse.com