Bed and Breakfast
Circa 1895 historic inn
to Portland's scenic Washington Park and the beautiful Japanese and Rose Test Gardens,
this historic treasure is perfect for those who want to be near downtown yet nestled in a
Popular hiking trails are nearby as well as
fashionable Nob Hill (23rd Avenue) and the emerging Pearl District where premiere
restaurants happily co-exists with the avant-garde boutiques, galleries, bistros, antique
shops, jazz clubs, and coffeehouses.
These words from a recent guest, C.S. of Mabscott, WI
"Our breakfast was excellent, gourmet food brought to our room on a silver tray with
fresh flowers - What a way to wake up!"
For the corporate traveler, breakfast is
served as early as 7:00am on weekdays. Guests may choose to be served in the dining room
or in their guestroom. The patio is available, weather permitting.
Breakfast at the MacMaster
House is unique and delicious.
Seven spacious bedrooms in all, handsomely
appointed with European antiques and linens, some with fireplaces and private baths.
Recommended by travel writers and guests. Sunset Magazine, in a special
"Gourmet Portland" travel issue praised the breakfast as generous and creative.
A colossal veranda is available for porch snoozing and private garden areas beckon for
Read about us in Northwest Best Places (12th edition), The Best
Places to Kiss in the Northwest (6th edition) and Fodor's Northwest Pacific: Bed
& Breakfast Personal Pick for Portland.
|The MacMaster House is listed in the
following guide books:
- America's Wonderful Little Hotels and Inns, 1991 edition
- Damron Accommodations: United States, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Australia, 2nd edition
- Ferrari Guide's Inn Places, 10th edition
- Fodor's Berkeley Guide's Pacific Northwest and Alaska, 3rd edition
- Fodor's Gay Guide to the Pacific Northwest, 1997 edition
- Fodor's the Pacific Northwest's Best Bed and Breakfasts, 2nd edition
- Inn Places, 1995 edition
- Lanier's The Complete Guide to Bed and Breakfasts, Inns & Guesthouses in the
United States and Canada, 1996 edition
- Lonely Planet Pacific Northwest, 1st edition
- Northwest Best Places, 12th edition
- Portland Best Places, 1995 edition
- The Best Places to Kiss in the Northwest, 6th edition
|Here's what a few of them had to say about
"On swank King's Hill, which looms above downtown, and just two
blocks from Washington Park, this grand turn-of-the-century Colonial revival home is
convenient to the business district. The rooms have a romantic mix of antiques and
reproductions, and four have fireplaces. Complimentary wine is served in the afternoon.
The gourmet breakfasts here are highly acclaimed."
Fodor's Gay Guide to the Pacific Northwest
by Andrew Collins - copyright 1997, p. 139
"Everything here--from the florid furnishings and eclectic art
to the mismatched, albeit lovely, china--reflects the personality of the amiable host,
Cecilia Murphy. the massive portico flanked by doric columns makes for an imposing
exterior, but the interior of this mansion feels more like Dr. Doolittle's library. Seven
rooms range from small and bookish to large and fanciful; all of them house antiques, four
boast fireplaces, two have private baths. Our favorite, the Artist's Studio on the third
floor, has the feel of a Parisian garret apartment, complete with a claw-footed tub.
Lavish breakfasts--pear clafouti, gingerbread, maybe salmon cakes--are served communally
in the stately dining room. And the location couldn't be better, two blocks from the
entrance to Washington Park (which incorporates the Rose Gardens, the Japanese garden, and
the Hoyt Arboretum) and a straight shot down to 23rd Avenue, renowned for its
boutiques, galleries and restaurants."
Northwest Best Places, 12th edition
by Stephanie Irving, p.32-33
"Inside and out, this turn-of-the-century mansion is
reminiscent of grand old-world living. As you walk up to the house, the formal patio, with
its Doric columns and Palladian window of leaded glass, presents a welcoming facade. Once
inside, you'll find that everything is elegant, grand and properly maintained....Each of
the seven suites is handsome and plush, with down comforters and a variety of antiques;
four have fireplaces, and most have separate sitting areas....The MacMaster Suite, the
largest and most attractive room, is decorated in a safari theme, has a deck with a view,
and boasts an unusual four-poster bed....Mornings bring a full breakfast in the dining
room featuring innovative vegetarian dishes garnished with fresh herbs from the garden.
Awake to a meal of rice couscous, poached egg with zucchini, or lemon and egg-white
The Best Places to Kiss in the Northwest, 6th edition
by Bell, Folsom, Janda, Kramer - copyright 1997, p.409
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