Whether you live in Portland and want a local getaway or are planning on visiting the city and looking for a quaint place to stay, the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast in South Portland provides a cozy retreat from your everyday life.  The Fulton House is located one block from Willamette Park on the Willamette River and just minutes from downtown Portland and the tram stop, and it is centered conveniently between Lewis & Clark University, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), and Reed.

The Fulton House was originally built in the late 19th century in the small town of Fulton, and it served as one of the gambling houses and bordellos floating in the Willamette River built in present-day Willamette Park.  In the early 1900s, they placed the house on logs and dragged it up the hill to its present location.  The lot where the Fulton House now sits was then owned by Joseph Weber, a local tanner who owned the entire block.  Joseph Weber owned the Webber Tannery, which was the largest tannery on the Northwest Coast in 1894, and it operated until 1945.

Owner and Innkeeper of Fulton House, Wendy Fencsak, has a Master’s Degree in Education from Oregon State University in Corvallis and a Bachelor’s Degree in Family & Consumer Studies Education from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.  After teaching high school and middle school for thirty years, she left teaching to devote her time exclusively to the Fulton House.  She has attended courses both at the International Culinary Institute in New York City and the world recognized Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York.

A stay at the Fulton House includes a hearty homemade breakfast served each morning in their formal dining room and an aromatherapy gas fireplace, sun porch, and living room filled with many books and antiques on the main floor.  Breakfast is served from 7:30 to 9:30 every morning and includes a variety of fresh fruits, scones or muffins, granola, yogurt, quiche, and many juices and beverages.  They also offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options.

The Fulton House features a “Craftsman style” design and modern amenities such as four spacious guest rooms with private baths, cable flat screen TVs, DVD and CD players, free telephones, high-speed Wi-Fi, free local and long-distance calling in mainland US & Canada, a luxurious pillow top queen bed, premium “Greenwich Bay” bath amenities, a hair dryer, beach towels for the hot tub, chocolates by your pillow, Cypress Robes, and a complimentary bottle of wine.  The outdoor patio is a nice place to relax with a glass of wine, and they also have a hot tub and Koi pond with a peaceful waterfall for relaxation.

You can choose between four different rooms.  The Blue Heron Room is decorated in soothing hues of blue and white, is located on the second floor, and is a large master bedroom with lots of space and a private veranda.  This room can adjoin with the Lavender Room, which is comparable to the Blue Heron Room, for larger groups.  The Garden Room is also on the second floor and overlooks the backyard and garden.  It is furnished with a queen bed and plenty of storage space.  The Wine Cellar Room is very private and quiet and is decorated with a “Tuscan Italian touch” of warm earth tones.  It includes over 800 square feet of living space, a cast iron gas fireplace, a fold-out queen sectional, and a separate bedroom with a queen bed and a private back entry.

To book your stay at the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast, visit their website and check out their availability.  You can also contact them by phone at 503-892-5781 or via email at fultonhousereservations@comcast.net.

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