Bed and Breakfast In-the-Park

House - Private room · Southwest Fairview Boulevard, Portland, OR 97205, United States

A comfortable, quiet, private bedroom, shared bathroom. Located in the middle of Portland's Washington Park! A delicious Continental breakfast each morning too!

The Space

We welcome you to beautiful Portland this Spring and Summer.

Portland is such a spectacular place to be in the Spring and Summertime. The location of my place in Washington Park makes it the center of enjoying the great outdoors right in the middle of the city. Culture activities are at the best with theatre, music and dance all round the city. And if you have not tried our beer or visited our wineries it is a special treat!

*******Spring & Summer SPECIAL (April thru Sept.): Due to the popularity of our special quiche for our Deluxe Continental Breakfast we are continuing the quiche thru Sept.! We specialize in Northwest ingredients! Choices vary daily and can include: Leek & Mushroom, Salmon, Quiche Lorraine and Dungeness Crab!

The experience:

A comfortable, quiet, private bedroom in the middle of Portland's Washington Park! A delicious Continental breakfast each morning too! My house borders Washington Park in the middle of beautiful Portland, Oregon. Right next door are the Japanese Gardens, World Famous Rose Gardens, The Oregon Zoo and the Zoo Train (which has a stop around the corner!), The Wildwood Trail, Hoyt Arboretum and all the delights of one of the very finest neighborhoods in Portland. The sound of birds will greet you in the morning....this is a great place for bird watching and right in the middle of the city! The bus, Tri Met has a stop just a few steps from the front door (line 63) runs every 20 minutes and connect to MAX(Lightrail). No bus #63 service on Sat. or Sun. but the #20 runs daily, just 2.5 blocks away. Free tennis courts are just round the corner and all the recreation of one of the finest urban parks in the country. And yes we provide complimentary tennis racquets & balls! Every visitor to Portland eventually comes to this neighborhood to enjoy the amazing views of Mt. Hood and the park. It is a breath of fresh air in the middle of the city. Anytime of they year this place is fantastic! It is a short walk thru the park to NW 23rd where there are Brew Pubs, tons of Restaurants and upscale shopping. Some of the best Happy Hours in Portland are close by!

Your host:

He has been a travel agent for 37 years! Tom has traveled to 6 continents and round-the-world many times. He has stayed in every type of accommodation on this planet ! From hostels in Russia to 5 star resorts in the South of France to luxury hotels in Madrid, New York, Hong Kong and Morocco. We would say that no one knows hotels and accommodations and taking care of guests better than Tom! This guy knows what it is to provide quality hospitality! He is also an avid hiker and outdoorsman. Tom is an Oregon native and very knowledgeable of the area. He can help you with choosing the best day and overnight hikes around Portland, The Cascade Mountains, The Columbia River Gorge and the Oregon Coast. He can also make expert suggestions for visiting some of the best vineyards and wineries in the area. And, he can also tell you just about everything there is to know about Washington Park and the City of Portlandia! And bring your bicycle and make Tom get out and ride with you! Portland is the best bicycle city(bicycle friendly) in the USA!
Tom is a full time travel agent and works from his office at home. He has been a travel agent for over 30 years! He specializes in foreign independent travel especially to Spain and Asia. While you are here he can help you with advance reservations for car rentals, hotel reservations, for your future travels. ASK TOM TO SHARE HIS PERSONAL RESTAURANT AND MENU BOOK OF THE VERY BEST PLACES TO DINE IN PORTLAND. SPECIAL PLACES TO EAT AND ENJOY THE TASTE OF PORTLAND!

The house and your room:

It was built in 1947 and retains a charm of that era. The private bedroom is 120 square feet (12 square meters) and has a bright sunny window looking out onto the garden. There is a queen size bed that comfortably fits 1 or 2 guests. We use the finest linens and fluffy towels. Complimentary WiFi and Cable TV. Sorry, no cooking or kitchen use is allowed.
The 1940s ceramic tiled bathroom is a shared bathroom. Nice comfy towels and French shea butter soap are provided, and there is a hair dryer.

The Breakfast:

It is really special and I guarantee it will get your day started! Breakfast can be served from 7:30am to 9:30am in the Breakfast Room. And yes, of course, I can even have it ready earlier if you have an early departure. Just let me know. This is not a full breakfast BUT it has been praised and raved about by guests and will keep you going until lunch! This is a real value as not many accommodations in Portland offer anything more than coffee. We call it a Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast served every morning which includes: Quiche! home baked goodies, homemade apple butter, juice, seasonal fruit, coffee, a huge selection of teas and hot chocolate served each morning in the kitchen and breakfast room. And...........If you are on a strict gluten free diet I can substitute gluten free toast and a soft/hard boiled (organic, free range) egg for the quiche and bake goods. Please request this when making your reservation or 24 hours in advance!

More information about your stay with us:

Check in Time is from 3:00pm to 11:00pm. Check Out time is 11:00am in the morning.

Quiet hours: 11:00pm to 9:00am daily.(low TV volume, quiet talking).

If you are coming from a foreign country: There is a electric current convertor and adaptor available for guest use. We run on a 120 Voltage 60HZ system like everyone in the USA.

Sorry no pets. No children under 15. No Smoking. Maximum occupancy 2 people.
Lots of Free Parking on the street right in front of the house in a very safe neighborhood. Airport shuttle serves the area or you can take MAX and the bus right to the house for $2.50 each way!

Guest Access

A comfy, queen bedded room with a view of the garden, shared bath and the breakfast room.

Interaction with Guests

A lot! I know Portland so very well and am happy to share any of my insights! Have great dining recommendations.

The Neighborhood

I am in the middle of beautiful Washington Park, the most beautiful part of the city! Right around the corner from the Rose Gardens and the Japanese Gardens. There are also lighted tennis courts (free) around the corner. And access to the Wildwood Trail.

Getting around

Yes, the bus stops right on the corner! There is a bus every 10 to 15 minutes that will connect you to the MAX (light rail) or the Portland Streetcar system. No bus service on Saturdays or Sundays in April of 2014.....

Other Things to Note

My place borders beautiful Washington Park and the Japanese Gardens in the middle of Portland. It is quite a beautiful and restful spot!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $475 /week
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This was our second stay at Bed and Breakfast In-the-Park and Tom provided the same gracious welcome, comfortable room, delicious breakfast and beautiful weather as before. Tom is a respectful, conscientious host and our stay was great. We would definitely come back again and recommend B and B In-the-Park to friends.

    April 2014
  • The neighborhood is outstanding--we walked to the Japanese Garden and took the bus downtown to Powell's. The house is modest but comfortable. Tom is a travel agent by trade and an interesting(and interested) host. I suppose he is required to say that the bath is shared, but it's shared with him only, and he kept a very low profile, so in effect it was a private bath. The breakfast was plentiful and delicious.

    April 2014
  • Staying with Tom was wonderful! He was such a great host and extremely understanding and flexible of things that came up during my stay. The quiche for breakfast in the mornings is also AMAZING to say the least, and the bed was soft, warm, and comfortable. Commuting to and from the room was very easy, with the bus stop right outside on weekdays, and a short stroll away on weekends. I would definitely come back again for future trips to Portland!

    April 2014
    Response from Tom:

    Christina! As I said you are welcome here anytime! Come back and I promise you sunshine!!! Tom

  • I had a wonderful experience at Tom's bed and breakfast. The neighborhood is gorgeous. Tom was extremely friendly and his breakfasts are delicious! He has great advice about Portland as well. I highly recommend staying here!

    March 2014
  • My wife and I really enjoyed staying at In-the-Park.Tom is a great host and very helpful with recommendations on what do to and where to eat in Portland. The breakfast was very yummy and fresh (Tom does all the baking himself). This B&B is highly recommended!

    March 2014
  • Tom was great! He was very accommodating and the house and room were immaculate and professional. We were able to walk to downtown and the Pearl district within 30 minutes, and the gardens next door made for a great stroll. Tom was very helpful with his advice. Breakfast was delicious, as well. We will definitely consider Bed and Breakfast In-the-Park for future visits.

    March 2014
  • We had a lovely time at Tom's and did nearly everything he recommended! He was a fabulous host.

    March 2014
    Response from Tom:

    Thanks you two. Was so nice to have you. Come back soon

  • Tom was a great host. He was so willing to share information about the area. We enjoyed the delicious breakfast every morning. Yum!
    The home is located in a great Portland neighborhood--great for morning runs (if you like hills, lovely homes, and/or exploring trails into the park) and close enough for a good walk down hill into town, cutting through the park. We loved the location. Everything was clean and comfortable. Thanks Tom!

    March 2014
    Response from Tom:

    I absolutely promise sunshine for your next visit! Oh my gosh I do hope so! The park is so beautiful all year round but when the sun shines....spectacular. You two are so invited to come back to my home anytime!!!!

  • Tom was a "try harder" host, determined to please however he could. (That's always appreciated.) His breakfast was exceptional. It was an intimate experience.

    March 2014
    Response from Tom:

    Don, Thank you again for the visit and I really learned alot from you! I am putting into practice those very helpful hints! And yes, next time I need to overnight in Eugene I will see if you are available. Can't wait to see the "penny" floor!!! Thanks again and you are most welcome here anytime.


  • Great Location! Tom was very helpful with recommendations and a great cook.

    January 2014
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University of Oregon
Tom Smith Travel-The Travel Society, A Virtuoso Member
I am a professional businessman here in Portland. I am a fifth generation Oregonian and I love this state and the City of Portland, I have been working in the travel industry for 37 years and know what hospitality means. I have been to over 80 countries on 6 continents. I am a full time travel agent and work from my office at home. I am a Virtuoso travel agent and so that means when I am not rowing my raft down the Rogue River I am staying at an Orient Express hotel somewhere in the world. I speak English, French (so-so) and Spanish. I am an avid outdoorsman and ski, hike, bike, kayak and climb. I live in beautiful Washington Park. My home is next to the Japanese Gardens and just above the world famous Rose Gardens. Please get me to ride my bike with you or play tennis on the tennis courts across the street! My place is so close to the Zoo, Hoyt Arboretum, Japanese Gardens and the Rose Gardens. I am right here.....steps away from the Washington Park Shuttle Bus stop at Kingston and Fairview Blvd.
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