Guest Comments : Guesthouse

Ann and Jason:
Lynn and I wanted to thank you for your warm hospitality and wonderful advice on Portland and Oregon. It really added a lot to our visit, which was fantastic. We stayed at 6 places, and your B&B was hands down the best place we stayed.
I'm sure you get way too many photos to look at these days - we all do - but we got some wonderful shots so we're sharing them just in case. The Oregon coast is a photographer's dream come true.
~We'll be back.  Chuck and Lynn

Ann and Jason
Thank you for a pleasant stay, your house is beautiful.
   One who works with his hands is a laborer.
   One who works with his hands and mind is a craftsman.
   One who works with his hands, mind, and heart is an artist.
~Again thanks for everything.  Jim and Joni

Dear Ann and Jason - what a treat to "find" you!
I stayed on Thursday 27th in Room #2 [Me: Gathering Tog Farm; funny accent, son at Reed College, etc...] I've been telling friends that it was like staying at Grandma's house, if Grandma had happened to be a Zen Buddhist!
My only regrets: I didn't get to meet the chickens [but hopefully next time!], and I couldn't eat 3 helpings of all the delicious breakfast foods because I had a brunch date with my son... So hope to see you very soon - I'd write a review but selfishly don't want TOO many people to know about you! Great to chat with you, Ann. 
~Best wishes, Claire (Oregon)

Dear Jason,
Thank you for an absolute wonderful stay at your guesthouse. You are an excellent cook and those pancakes of yours did not disappoint. I will be recommending your guesthouse to friends and family. We were sorry to not meet Ann. Maybe next time.
~Cheers, Tracy and John (California)

Dear Ann,
I enjoyed my stay at the Guesthouse and hope to return someday... so close to my sweet granddaughter! Your breakfasts are divine...beautifully served...and the mix of people I met were equally delightful.
Take good care and best to you, Joan (California)

Dear Ann and Jason,
We often think of our wonderful experiences in Portland and the dynamic sights in the greater area. Meeting both of you and enjoying your luxury of simplicity was a big part of making our stay enjoyable. We very much enjoyed getting to know you and talking with your guests. It seemed to us that all your guests were on the same wave length, making conversation very easy. We loved our walks around your quiet neighborhood. At the end of a long day of sight seeing it was so nice to relax in your lovely home and collect our thoughts. It seems to us that you have found the perfect occupation for yourselves. Any work can be frustrating at times, but you are so excellent at what you do, you must get much satisfaction from it. I am reminded of Kahlil Gibran's thoughts on work in The Prophet. Here are just a few lines:

"When you work you fulfill a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born, and in keeping yourself with labor you are in truth loving life, and to love life through labor is to be intimate with life."

Thanks again for the incredible breakfasts and your wonderful hospitality!
~Brad and Sue (Green Lake, Wisconsin)

Ann & Jason,
When someone says "bed & breakfast" THIS PLACE is exactly what they should mean. I could not have asked for a better stay. Your home is lovely and you think of everything!! I walked into my room and said "I could live here forever!" Thank you for a wonderful Portland stay.

~Danielle (Ohio)

Ann & Jason,
My visit wasn’t long enough! Your home is beautiful! I love the quiet atmosphere, the beautiful flowers, the inviting rooms that make you feel at home. Your breakfasts are scrumptious and so lovely in display. You both make us feel so welcomed and part of your life. This is by far the best bed & breakfast experience and I will always return when in Portland. My daughter was right... she wanted to come back to share this place with me because she loved it. I do too!
~Cindy (Pleasant Hill, Missouri)

Dear Jason and Ann,
We want to thank you again for your gracious hospitality which made our stay extremely comfortable in your beautiful home. Together you created an exceptional experience for us by preparing delicious home-made breakfast every morning, providing luxurious bedding, and by promoting a tranquil environment with gorgeous indoor/outdoor plants. We were able to cancel our rental car since your home was perfectly located within walking distance to all the fabulous restaurants and shops on Hawthorne and Division. We are so grateful for the memorable stay you provided for us in Portland... we can't wait to come back!
~Fondly, Steve and Lisa (Punta Gorda, FL)

Dear Ann & Jason,
Thanks so much for a most enjoyable stay. We have joined the loyal cohort of parents-with-kids-in-Portland who will make the Clinton St. Guesthouse our regular home away from home. You two are such warm people, and the accommodations reflect that spirit. Our room was bright and spacious, the bed extremely comfortable, and the breakfasts reminiscent of grandma's best. The Vermont maple syrup was an added bonus. The neighborhood is quiet and free of traffic, but vibrant with the sights and sounds of bicyclists, children, and pets. A wide variety of charming restaurants are within easy walking distance. We love it here and plan to return often.
~Linda and Greg (Putney, Vermont)

Thank You. It is a privilege to know you and share in your time. I look forward to returning soon, this is truly a beautiful and magical place.
~In Warmest Regards, Zachery (California)

We reserved Bedroom 1 for our parents while they were in town. They couldn't have had a better experience! Lovely and comfortable accommodations & great conversations over delicious breakfasts. We have already recommended this place to our friends for their parents visits : )
~Kristine (Portland, Oregon)

Ann and Jason,
A quick note of thanks for making our stay in Portland so pleasant. You have a beautiful home and guesthouse. Here are a few photos for you.
~David and Karen (Wisconsin) 

Travel Guides

Lonely Planet Travel Guide : Clinton Street Guesthouse
Just two simple but beautiful rooms are on offer in this lovely Craftsman house in a residential neighborhood near trendy Division St. Furnishings are elegant, the linens luxurious, and your hosts hands-off. Simple continental breakfast included. There are also two small houses available to rent less than a mile away.

Insider's Guide to Portland 
This bed-and-breakfast in Southeast Portland is in a pretty, thoroughly refurbished Craftsman-style bungalow built in 1913. The house has a lush and productive garden, with much of its produce—including the fresh eggs from the hens in the back—ending up on your breakfast plate. The decor is simple, serene, and vintage, but the extra outlets so you can keep your laptop charged are a thoughtful nod to the present. The Division Street neighborhood offers some stellar restaurants and coffeeshops nearby—it is centrally located and near the busline, but if you are not used to walking much, you might be happier having a car.

Fodor's Travel - Portland, Oregon 
Young and helpful innkeepers Ann and Jason run this inviting bed-and-breakfast in a smartly updated 1913 Craftsman-style house on a quiet residential street, within walking distance of the trendy dining, nightlife, and shopping of Division Street and the nearby Hawthorne District. You won't find doilies or lace in the tastefully furnished rooms - just some well-chose period antiques, comfy beds, individual climate control, and private bathrooms. Breakfast incorporates fresh ingredients from the garden and local markets. The owners also rent out a lovely 1926 two-bedroom cottage about a mile east. 

Moon Oregon - Travel Guide 
On SE Clinton Street, near the restaurant hotbed along SE Division, the Clinton Street Guesthouse offers nicely furnished, but not overly fussy, guest rooms in one of Portland's most coveted neighborhoods. The two rooms have private baths and everything is tip-top, including breakfast, The guesthouse also has a small two-bedroom bungalow that's perfect if you're a family or traveling with friends (three night minimum.)