Where to stay in Portland, Oregon: South Tabor Cottage
My mom and I traveled to the City of Roses for food carts, chocolate, and a bit of underground history, and the South Tabor Cottage made the perfect home base for our girl’s getaway. Yet a quick glance at the guestbook proved travelers from all over the country and world had found a warm welcome here. I can see returning for a romantic getaway or a solo writing retreat . . . (one can dream . . .)
We found our cottage oasis tucked into the back corner of a little South Tabor neighborhood lot. A drive through the Portland’s South Tabor neighborhood is a treat in itself: a short drive away from the bustling downtown, adorable houses line forested streets.
Something akin to the urban version of a converted farmhouse, the South Tabor Cottage was a welcoming site with its cheery red panels and white trim. It’s hard not to feel at home in this cozy, wood-paneled interior.
Upon arrival at South Tabor Cottage we found Lisa’s contact info and instructions to let us know our breakfast preferences for the following day. That in itself provided the first true difficulty of the trip, as Lisa’s breakfast choices ranged from homemade granola and oatmeal to country style biscuits, potatoes, and eggs. (And did I mention the vegan breakfast burrito? Oh, and of course the eggs Benedict . . .)
Tough decisions aside, we were ready to explore our new Portland home.
Layout & Amenities
Rather ingeniously designed, the cottage boasts an apartment kitchen and bathroom on the first floor. A steep staircase leads to the inviting bedroom loft, with a queen bed, AC and heating units. The cottage includes,
- Wireless Internet Connection
- 24-hour check in
- Free Parking
- Small desk ideal for laptop work space (told you I feel a solo writing escapade coming on!)
- Hair Dryer, Shampoo, Conditioner
- Pets allowed
- And of course the marvelous breakfast, home-cooked and brought straight to your door
A short walk away from Mt. Tabor park, the cottage is the perfect place for any Portland visitors looking for a quiet place to relax. Also within walking distance are the Division street shops, Pizzicato pizza, and many food carts. The bus stop is a block and a half away, with direct connections to downtown and Portland’s MAX light rail line.
Unique among AirBnBs, the South Tabor Cottage boasts a fabulous included breakfast. The daughter of restaurant owners, Lisa inherited a love for cooking.
And if you think the hype’s just because I’m a breakfast lover, check out the cottage’s other reviews on AirBnB. Moral of the story? Lisa makes a rave-worthy breakfast whether you’re a Portland-vegan-burrito sort of tourist or a biscuit+bacon-craving traveler.
Traveling to Portland anytime soon? Check yourself into the South Tabor Cottage, and prepare for a great Portland retreat.
*This is a sponsored post, however all opinions remain 100% my own.
The globetrotting wordsmith behind Take Me With You, Sierra specializes in sustainable, smart blogging strategies for part-time travel bloggers. Her wanderlust has taken her across 3 continents and 11 countries. She is the creator of the free ecourse, Travel Blog In 5.