If you’re looking for a bed-and-breakfast without all the lace, teddy bears, and other kitschy details B&B’s are notorious for, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Everett Street Guesthouse. The property, which features two separate rentals (a 1-bedroom apartment and a contemporary studio cottage), offers the quiet, home-like atmosphere of a bed-and-breakfast in a great neighborhood--minus the frills.
Both rental units sleep two and feature large, comfy beds and boho decor that makes you feel cozy and at-home. The 1-bedroom apartment has more space to stretch out, while the cottage is more of a studio layout (although there is a sitting area that opens up to a large window, which is a great place to relax with a cup of tea).
Both of the bathrooms at Everett Street Guesthouse are on the small side, although the glass-enclosed shower in the cottage is much more spacious than it looks.
There’s no lobby at the Everett Street Guesthouse, and each rental has its own separate entrance, so it’s unlikely you’ll find yourself bumping into other guests.
If you do want to mingle with the other guests, head out to the large patio - the space is shared, so it’s a great place to connect and socialize with people staying at the other rental.
Everett Street Guesthouse is bed-and-breakfast inspired, but it’s technically not a B&B since you’re not getting a home-cooked breakfast out of the deal. However, the host does provide English muffins, jam, coffee, and juice. If that doesn’t feel like a hearty enough breakfast, stop by the grocery store and pick up something to make in your kitchenette.
YOU SHOULD KNOW There’s no stove or hot plate in the rentals - just a toaster oven - so keep that in mind when you’re picking up breakfast items.
There’s no bar, but feel free to pick up a six-pack or a bottle of wine to enjoy on the patio.
The best way to see Portland is on two wheels, and Everett Street Guesthouse has bicycles for guests to rent for $10 per bike per day (helmets and locks included). You’re also a few walks away from a bus stop, and if you do decide to rent a car (make sure to ask for the host's referral code for a discount!), there’s plenty of free on-street parking.
One of the best brunches in the city is just a few blocks away at Screen Door (3-minute walk). This local favorite serves up southern-inspired brunch favorites that more than justify the notoriously long wait times (don’t leave without trying their Praline Bacon and Chicken and Waffles). For dinner, head over to Tusk (4-minute walk), Eater PDX’s 2017 Restaurant of the Year, which uses fresh, local ingredients to whip up some of the best Mediterranean dishes in the Pacific Northwest.
With an impressive beer collection and plenty of pool tables to keep you entertained, Goodfoot Pub & Lounge (14-minute walk) is a great local sports bar to spend a casual Portland evening. For another great local experience, head to Cardinal Club (7-minute walk), a popular spot known for great music and strong cocktails (what more could you want?).
WHY WE LIKE IT
Sometimes, you just don’t want to stay in a hotel. But you also don’t want to be assaulted by lace curtains, floral curtain, and mandatory tea time at a bed-and-breakfast. Everett Street Guesthouse is the perfect middle ground; you get the privacy and “at-home” experience you’d get from a B&B without the over-the-top frills --and in a fantastic location to boot.