Lodging & Local Tours in Portland, Oregon

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Welcome to the Woodlawn Neighborhood Guest House! Our private guest rooms and nice common areas designed to make you feel at home. Enjoy our coffee bar, library with local guide books and maps, and sunny back patio. Walk to dining, shopping, parks, and transit. Our central location is makes it quick and convenient to get to most Portland destinations including downtown (15 minutes) and the airport (10 minutes). Drop off your bags, relax, and explore!

City of Portland Airbnb Permit #15-153501-HO

Guest Rooms

Master Suite with Private Bath

A large suite with queen sized bed and private en suite bathroom. Window looks out over quiet back yard. Airbnb guests: Availability & Reservations. Monthly guests please inquire about availability: woodlawnguesthouse@gmail.com

Queen Bedroom

A spacious and simply furnished guestroom with queen sized bed, desk, closet, and large window for natural light. This room shares a bathroom. Airbnb guests: Availability & Reservations Monthly guests please inquire about availability: woodlawnguesthouse@gmail.com

Common Areas

Relax and make yourself at home in our comfortable common areas.


We are located convenient to Portland International Airport and major freeways. Downtown and most major tourist attractions are just 10-15 minutes away by car and easily reached by public transit. Enjoy walking to restaurants, shops, and parks.

  • Portland International Airport (10 minutes)
  • Oregon Humane Society (.9 mile)
  • Concordia University (.6 mile)
  • Adidas HQ (2.4 miles)
  • Mississippi Ave (2.6 miles)
  • Oregon Convention Center & Moda Center (4.4 miles)
  • Freeways I-5 (2.4 miles) & I-205 (4.3 miles)
  • Downtown / City Hall (5 miles)
  • Powell’s Bookstore (5.3 miles)
  • Portland State University (6.2 miles)
  • International Rose Test Garden & Japanese Garden (6.9 miles)
  • OHSU / Oregon Health Sciences University (7.2 miles)
  • Multnomah Falls (30 miles)

Meet Your Hosts!

You will receive a warm welcome from Sarah, a longtime Portlander and owner of the Woodlawn Guest House. Sarah is a local guide who knows a lot about Portland and it’s 96 neighborhoods, top sightseeing spots (and tourist traps to avoid), and where to find just about anything : street murals? food carts? uncrowded hiking trails? If you’ve got a special request just let Sarah know and she will do her best to make it happen and ensure that your visit to Portland is everything you want it to be.

Neighborhood Dining

Our guests are amazed to find that they are just steps to some of Portland’s hottest restaurants. Walk to breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night entertainment right here on Dekum Street!
Woodlawn Coffee & PastryBreakside BreweryPs & Qs Market
Tamale BoyRanch PizzaHi Wheel Fizzy Wine
Tough Luck BarFirehouseGrand Army Tavern
Oregon Public HouseGood Neighbor PizzaHigh Water Mark

Wishing Tree

Our Wishing Tree has attracted many visitors from all over the world. Stop by and make a wish or click to view more wishes!

Local Tours & Experiences

Explore Portland with Sarah Bott, a longtime resident and former public information officer for the City of Portland. Sarah knows her way in and around Portland’s neighborhoods, top attractions, cultural hotspots, must-visit food carts, and all the places that make Portland one of the most popular cities in America! Click the links below to make a reservation or contact Sarah directly at: woodlawnguesthouse@gmail.com

Moving to Portland Orientation Tour


This is an all day tour designed for people who are considering relocating to Portland. We will spend all day exploring all five quadrants of the city (NW, SW, NE, SE, N). Sarah will show you the most popular neighborhoods, the outskirts of town, and give you a solid overview of the Portland housing situation, transit, economy and jobs, parks and recreation, public safety, and beyond.
Info, Reviews & Reservations

3- Hour Guided Tour of Portland


A private tour of Portland showing the main attractions and most popular neighborhoods including downtown, bridges of the Willamette River, neighborhoods, food carts, parks and gardens.
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Guided Hike in Forest Park!

You can’t visit Portland without taking a hike in one of America’s premier city parks, Forest Park! Let Sarah show you giant fir and cedar trees, magnificent ferns, and bubbling creeks of these ancient woods.
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Guided Hike on Mount Tabor – City Views!

Enjoy a wonderful walk in the forest with stunning views of downtown Portland. Mount Tabor is one of Portland’s premier nature parks with forest trails and paved paths.
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Explore Portland Like a Local – on a Bicycle! (eBike Tour)


Ditch the car and see Portland on two wheels like a Portlander. We will ride along the Willamette River, stop to smell the roses, look at great public art, and get a bite to eat at our famous food carts. I use electric bicycles for my tours, but can use regular pedal bikes if you prefer!
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Keep Portland Weird! Photo Scavenger Hunt


The expression “Keep Portland Weird! is a reference to our freewheeling freedom of expression, and you’ll see plenty of examples in this fun timed scavenger hunt. Come alone or with friends, and fill your camera with memorable photos of Portland!
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Explore Portland Thrift Shops! 

Want to check out Portland’s hot thrift shop scene? You just have to know where to go! Come along with Sarah for a tour of our most popular shops as well as newly opened and undiscovered gems. It will be a perfectly Portland day!
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Day Trip: Columbia River Gorge & Waterfalls


A private day trip through the historic Columbia River Gorge, with stops at Multnomah Falls, Hood River, and more.
Info, Reviews, and Reservations

Day Trip: Oregon Coast & Pacific Ocean Beaches


A private day trip to the Oregon Coast including visits to the quaint seaside towns of Astoria and Cannon Beach.
Info, reviews, and reservations

Oregon Salt: Wilderness Gathering Experience

Learn to make salt in this unique wilderness experience. Available by private appointment: portlandadventuretours@gmail.com

Thanks for Visiting!

Contact Sarah with questions or special requests: woodlawnguesthouse@gmail.com

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