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Portland – A Great Place for Donuts!

The top three doughnut shops in Portland … they're not who you might think. Visitors to Portland often know about…

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3 Great Places for BBQ in Portland

You may be surprised to learn that Portland has some amazing BBQ joints! If you're here and looking for some tasty ribs,…

Posted by Lion and the Rose Victorian Bed & Breakfast on Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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A Portland Treasure …

A great way to spend Labor Day Weekend. Known as the "Coney Island of the Northwest" after opening in May 1905. http://www.oakspark.com/

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Portland Loves Ice Cream …

Check out these top Portland spots to grab a tasty treat & beat the summer heat: https://pdx.eater.com/maps/best-ice-cream-portland-scoop-shop-restaurant

Posted by Lion and the Rose Victorian Bed & Breakfast on Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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Mother’s Day Special

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Now our guests can “Ask Alexa”

Each guest room has an Amazon Echo Dot

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Keeping Portland Weird


Every joke you can make about Portland—from its obsession with artisanal coffee and its ludicrous weekend-brunch lines to its touchy-feely local government and preponderance of Etsy stores—is basically true. Portlandia, in fact, is a documentary. But the same quirks that open up Portland to ridicule have made it something of a haven for small businesses—a city where an odd little company can thrive for decades.

In the absence of much major industry, Portland has stayed in a strangely comfortable, low-budget zone for decades. (There’s relatively little conspicuous wealth here, but there’s also not much in the way of conspicuous grinding poverty.) That’s made it the last not-horribly-expensive city on the West Coast. The median rent in Portland last year was $969 a month, or about half what it runs in San Francisco.

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