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Bluebird Guesthouse - Division Inns

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3517 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202-1567
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An authentic Portland experience in one of Southeast PDX's most visited neighborhoods. Intelligently combining Old Portland warmth with modern amenities, we offer a stay blending the best of a boutique hotel with a modern bed & breakfast inn. Forget any antiquated notions of over-bearing hosts, while friendly staff are available for any requests and to chat you will feel like it is your space... an optimal balance of hospitality and privacy. Well reviewed, clean and a short walk to the amazing Division / Clinton restaurant scene. Close by are Hawthorne & Belmont, while Downtown, Sellwood, Reed College, Eastmoreland / Westmoreland, Woodstock, Stark, etc. are 10 - 15 minute drives. Some of the included amenities: fast gigabit wi-fi, guest computer, laundry facility, continental breakfast & use of the kitchen.
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Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Self-serve laundry
Street parking
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Non-smoking hotel
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Csg1225 wrote a review Aug 2022
Burlington, Vermont9 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed for two nights and found the location to be very convenient in terms of parking and choices of nearby restaurants for dinner. Other than that, our room was old and tired with a very noisy air conditioner. The bathroom was NOT en-suite…it was down a common hall and the shower was also in another room off the same hall. All of the furnishings were tired and the exterior needs serious maintenance. No one greeted us and we had no contact with anyone other than the housekeeper during our stay. There are a lot of empty storefronts along Division Street which speaks to it being a neighborhood in transition.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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CAHappy wrote a review Jul 2022
San Francisco, California170 contributions47 helpful votes
This delightful little guesthouse ticked off all my boxes: clean? check. quiet? check. unique decor? check. thoughtful touches? breakfast? check. I reserved the Gao Xingjian room. One of two rooms in the finished basement and with an en suite bathroom. The basement means the room stays relatively cool and there is light via the casement window. Breakfast foods, snacks, coffee, and tea are always available in a kitchen that guests may use for meal preparation. And many places to sit and relax inside and out. The location is on the popular Division St. Many dining options and easy bus, bike, and taxi options. If you come with a car there is plenty of free street parking. The next time I’m in Portland I intend to stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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J F wrote a review Nov 2021
Michigan4 contributions
We stayed at the Bluebird Inn on the second floor with an onsuite bathroom. We choose this location because it was close enough to our daughter. I found our room to be very clean, the bedding was nice and comfortable. Contact with the Innkeepers was easy and they were available to answer question. The refrigerator was well stocked with muffins, pasteries and bagels. Fresh coffee and clean linens and towels readily available. Access to free washer and dryer use. ** I saw a cleaning girl every morning and when she asked my input on how to let guest know to clean thier own dishes (even though it is in the welcome letter) I gave her my thoughts about a step by step note above the sink. (because there is a sanatizing pan and a dirty dish sign you assume you leave your things in the sink or dish pan.) And later when we got back form our day there was a small bouque of flowers and a hand written note thanking me for my input! I was so touched by this! We walked a 4 mile loop every morning and felt comfortable and safe. We highly recommend Jams on Hathorne for breakfast. The omelets are filled with the whatever you order in them, pancakes are huge, service is great. Be prepared for a wait but you can walk around (they text you 5 min in advance of your table being ready) We also had a dinner at Cibos next door which had delicious house made pastas freshest bread and amazing old style pizza, great atmoshere. The coffe places and pastries in walking distance are really good too. I met a couple people in the kitchen in the mornings who were all very pleasant and friendly. Masks were available by the front door which came in handy.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Joe Ponepinto wrote a review Aug 2019
Gig Harbor, Washington4 contributions1 helpful vote
We had no air conditioning, no parking, no housekeeping service, no fresh towels, all in a room with a 7 foot ceiling that had about as much space as a prison cell. For the price we were charged ($175/night) we could have easily stayed at a three or four star hotel. My wife and I have been traveling for more than 20 years and this is by far the worst accommodations we have ever experienced.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Chris M, Owner at Bluebird Guesthouse - Division Inns
Responded 7 Aug 2019
You would have paid double that to stay in one of Portland's trendy neighborhoods such as ours to stay at one of the hotels or bed & breakfasts on a Summer Friday (weekend high season). Our listing clearly states that parking is on-street and the finished basement level guest rooms do not have a/c (all the others do) as they stay cool even in the summer, and fans are provided for air circulation. Also fresh towels and room cleaning are readily available any time of day upon request - which we then happily provide, this was clearly stated in the welcome letter left on your bed at check-in, which I am guessing you didn't read. We do not automatically do these for short stays as many guests do not want or need daily service, and they end up unnecessarily having to add room cost to pay for the staff time. As far as the size of the room, I'm not sure what size prison cell you stayed in but they are average sized guesthouse rooms, and there is plenty of common areas in the guesthouse to further enjoy. I'm assuming you will be staying closer to the airport on return trips to find a hotel that meets your criteria.
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Bridget D wrote a review Oct 2018
Boise, Idaho30 contributions6 helpful votes
The Guest Home was in a Wonderful Location That was very convenient and close to the city, yet very quite and safe. We parked on the street and had no issues finding a spot. There was a Drive way we Temporarily parked in to Unload after a long drive.The room itself was small but very cozy and relaxing. The room was Downstairs and included a desk and lamp, A closet and Two Nice Cotton Robes. The Lines were Warm and High Quality. We never ran into another Guest so it was like we had it all to ourselves. I enjoyed the Cute Bathrooms With a Hot and Cold Faucet. The Artwork and Furniture in the home was lovely and truly brought the Experience all Together. This Home is a Fantasy and absolutely Darling. The Breakfast Buffet was wonderful. The Pastries where Delicious and the Fruit Fresh. We got a Great nights sleep. The stay Truly made our Portland Experience, and Hopefully will Return Again soon.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Genevieve R wrote a review May 2018
Tollhouse, California304 contributions161 helpful votes
This guest house is located in the Division neighborhood of Portland. It's sister inn, Evermore Guesthouse, is a few blocks away. Built in 1910, it has all the charm of the era. Each room is named after an author (we were in Gabriel Garcia-Marquez room). The kitchen is well stocked for breakfast and snacks. You need to cook your own. There is a washer/dryer that can be used after the days bed sheets and towels are laundered by the staff. You are sent a code which enables you to get into the house. There is no staff on the premises at nite. Our experience was being woken up at 2 am by a guest who thought we were in her room. Had there been night staff, our sleep would not have been disturbed. The facilities are clean and in good repair. Parking is on the street, so you may have to park a distance a way.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We loved our room! It was toward the back of the house and quiet.
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Alex J wrote a review Mar 2018
Tucson, AZ9 contributions2 helpful votes
I picked a near-perfect spot for my first trip to Portland. This place is everything the (positive) reviews have said. Charming, low-key, convenient, cozy, private but with a social/communal vibe. I think it was an especially good place to stay taking my first-ever solo vacation. While it does feel a little strange walking into a house with no one there to greet you (if you get in later during the day) so you feel more like an intruder than a guest, the living room area was very warm and inviting. The welcome e-mail gives you all the details you need to know upon arrival anyway, and it was easy to find my room in the basement. I stayed in the Elliott Smith room for pricing, privacy, and a love for the musician. It had a nice-sized queen bed, antique desk, and was well-lit and simply decorated. While it was less convenient to walk up the stairs to use the restroom off from the kitchen, I didn't find myself having to wait to use it. There are also two other bathrooms upstairs. The clawfoot tubs are neat, but you do have to be careful getting in and out, as they are tall and slippery. It also helps to shower/bathe early in the morning as the hot water seems limited. I decided to move into the Gabriel Garcia-Marquez room for the last two nights of my stay, for a little more space and private bathroom (still very affordable). That room was just as nice, fairly elegant, with a larger king-sized bed, very clean bathroom, and a view of the backyard. The continental breakfast is bagels and pastries laid out on the counter (gluten-free and gluten filled), an assortment of bananas, apples, and oranges, cereal, oatmeal, and coffee ready to go when you wake up. There is juice and dairy/non-dairy milk in the fridge, as well as yogurt. So you've got quick, convenient options. This was also the only time I ever saw staff on the premises, as they were laying out fresh bagels/pastries, cleaning, and doing laundry. So, you don't feel like your privacy is invaded by any means. I just cozied right up in the breakfast nook and enjoyed the cloudy view. I ran into a couple guests in the kitchen, and they were friendly. You pretty much feel like you have the house to yourself. The only time it doesn't feel that way is when people are walking up and down the stairs, as they are old and creaky. But, I never found myself having to knock on doors telling people to keep it down. The location is right in the heart of Division Street, and I lucked out with great weather, so I was within walking distance of plenty of shops, pubs, and restaurants. Hawthorne is just a few blocks away and is a big shopping district as well. Otherwise, from this location, you can catch a Lyft or the #4 bus to pretty much anywhere around town. I can't fault the place for things basically out of their control, e.g. creaky stairs because it's an old house. I can't deduct stars because staff wasn't on the premises, as I was able to figure things out pretty easily (how to get in, where my room was, kitchen/bathroom etiquette, etc.) and the other guests staying there were fairly quiet and courteous, save for a half-eaten apple on the counter and a couple dirty dishes in the sink. Overall, this is a very cool, off-the-beaten-path, cozy and inviting guesthouse experience that I will definitely come back to for a future stay.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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TravelingCnD wrote a review Sep 2017
Montreal, Quebec, Canada27 contributions10 helpful votes
Found this one in a tour book, check it out and had vacancy and very abordable when we came here. we loved the neighbourhood. Clean, quiet, and we loved the concept of no «time» for breakfast and it was perfect for us to have as our home base for the first two days in portland. it was our first time in PDX. Would definitely recommend. Ended up being our favorite place of our trip to stay at.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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L S wrote a review Sep 2016
Eugene, Oregon64 contributions41 helpful votes
I would recommend this guesthouse for anyone who needs a quick stay or a longer stay for a visit in Portland. I was in Portland for business, and am so glad I stayed here and not the downtown expensive hotels which wanted over $250/night. I think it was $80/night here, with breakfast. When I am back in Portland, I would use it again!! The room was easy to reserve, with instructions on how to get to the house, directions to your room, and a welcome feel when you get there, The host was not present but didn't need to be present when you get to your place. The room I reserved was well kept, a basement room, it was clean, bed was comfortable, pillows were comfy and plenty of them, the bathroom on floor one and the two on floor two were clean. The bathroom on floor one is off the kitchen, its a half bath, good for late night usage when you reserve a basement room. The kitchen was clean, I was able to cook or hang out during the eve, and in the morning. I saw several other guests who were going out in the eve, and i saw a couple in morning, all were friendly. Breakfast was tasty (fruit, bagels, yogurt, oatmeal, and coffee was delicious! Thank you for the organic milk, too! The neighborhood has lots of cafes, eateries, and gorgeous older homes. The parking was tight, be prepared to park a couple of blocks away, and walk your bags to the guesthouse, or you can use their driveway to unload, then go park. If you are up late, you can always re-park your car closer in. The Guesthouse is on Division Ave, busy but even on their front porch it doesn't feel like you are on a busy street, the house is up slightly hill from the street. There are bushes and trees to give you privacy when on their front porch. With free WiFi, I watched a show on my ipad with no problem (no TV), and the next morning, free and healthy breakfast, comfortable rooms, clean showers, good coffee,I will be here again.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Travel3069 wrote a review Sep 2016
Chicago, Illinois60 contributions33 helpful votes
Bluebird guesthouse is in a very convenient location with lots of restaurants, shops and local flare. Our room was small no bathroom (ken kensey) but the bathroom was next to our room and they give your robes. Honestly we knew all the rooms were full but we saw about 3 people when we were there. The bed was comfy and the room was clean. Breakfast was manly pastries, fruit, coffee and if you wanted to make some pancakes they offer that also. All in all for the price I would go back just for the convenience of the location.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bluebird Guesthouse - Division Inns
Which popular attractions are close to Bluebird Guesthouse - Division Inns?
Nearby attractions include Division Wines (0.1 km), SE Wine Collective (0.03 km), and Someday (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bluebird Guesthouse - Division Inns?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a concierge.
Which room amenities are available at Bluebird Guesthouse - Division Inns?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bluebird Guesthouse - Division Inns?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bluebird Guesthouse - Division Inns?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bluebird Guesthouse - Division Inns?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salt & Straw, Ava Gene's, and St Honore Bakery.
Are there any historical sites close to Bluebird Guesthouse - Division Inns?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Portland Center Stage at The Armory (4.7 km), Old Church (4.6 km), and Japanese American Historical Plaza (3.9 km).
Does Bluebird Guesthouse - Division Inns have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.