The Fulton House Bed & Breakfast
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Welcome to the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Portland, Oregon.
We are conveniently located in the southwest part of the city, one block from beautiful Willamette Park on the Willamette River, with its magnificent Willamette Waterfront Greenway and just minutes to downtown Portland.
The Fulton House Bed and Breakfast is a terrific place to stay while you explore Portland or conduct business in the City.
The Bed & Breakfast is located within almost equal distances between three well-known universities: Lewis & Clark, OHSU, and Reed; just a stone throw farther is Portland State University.
Should you wish to visit the nationally famous medical facilities at the Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU), you are minutes away from the tram stop.
The Fulton House features a “Craftsman style” design. This late 19th century home features modern amenities: four spacious guest rooms (some with private baths), cable flat screen TVs, DVD and CD players, free telephones and high speed Wi-Fi, plus much more.
Your stay also includes a hearty homemade breakfast served each morning in our formal dining room.The main floor has a kitchen where your breakfast is prepared each morning, an “aromatherapy” gas fireplace, sun porch and a living room filled with hundreds of books and many antiques.
Relax with a glass of wine on the outdoor patio or simply sit by the Koi pond and listen to the peaceful waterfall.
Street parking in this quiet neighborhood is readily available and at no cost.
About Our Guest Rooms
We offer you the quiet and comfortable stay you deserve. Our guest rooms provide comfort and privacy with a luxurious pillow top queen bed, flat screen TV with DVD, free local/long distance calling in mainland US & Canada, premium “Greenwich Bay” bath amenities, a hair dryer, high speed wireless internet, a CD player, and Cypress Robes which are simply irresistible for relaxation and perhaps sipping a glass of your complimentary bottle of wine. Each afternoon in the common area, you will find a special treat of our famous chocolate chip cookies. On your mini refrigerator a complimentary souvenir water bottle to take with you plus mixed variety of soda.
A scrumptious breakfast is served for your dining pleasure from 7:30-9:30 each morning – a variety of fresh fruits, scones or muffins, granola, yogurt, quiche and your choice of juice and beverages. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free breakfast options can also be prepared.
You may enjoy your meal in our dining room, out back on the garden patio or in your room. On warm mornings, your hosts might invite you to sit on the rooftop Fulton House “Widow’s Walk,” overlooking the Willamette River and downtown Portland.
History of the Fulton House B & B
Originally, the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast was not in Portland but in the small town of Fulton, which was annexed by its larger neighbor. One block from the Fulton House sits the old Fulton Post Office (cc 1894), today a building containing two small shops. In the area, there is a Fulton Park and the local microbrewery known as the Fulton Pub built on land previously owned by the old Fulton Dairy. Several of the larger homes in the area, like the Fulton House, still exist.
The Fulton House, built in the late 19th century, originally served as a bordello floating in the Willamette River, one of the gambling houses and bordellos built in present-day Willamette Park. Around 1902, the house was placed on logs and dragged one block west up the hill to its present location, a lot owned by Joseph Weber, a local tanner who owned the entire block. The Weber Tannery was the largest tannery on the Northwest Coast in 1894 and operated until 1945.
One block east of the Fulton House is Macadam Avenue, today a major thoroughfare but once the first black-topped road out of downtown Portland; in the eastern U.S., roads are paved with “macadam” not with blacktop, hence the street name (many of Portland’s early residents came from the eastern part of the country). Macadam Avenue was built to give easy access to Portland businessmen and politicians to the bars, gambling houses and bordellos, which lined the Willamette River in Willamette Park.
The magnificent Willamette Waterfront Greenway, nationally and rightfully renowned for its beauty, begins in Willamette Park and continues north almost to downtown Portland. Depending on season and the weather, you can play tennis, ride bikes, picnic in a covered area or watch boaters, skidoo enthusiasts, sailors and fishermen enjoying diverse river pleasures.