Where to stay in Portland, Oregon: South Tabor Cottage

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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.

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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.

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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!)
  • Iron
  • 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.

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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.

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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. 

P.S. 30 things to do in Portland, OR this summer and Travel Bloggers’ Secrets: Favorite AirBnB Stays.

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24 comments on “Where to stay in Portland, Oregon: South Tabor Cottage”

  1. Marta says:

    It looks like a lovely place (I love all the wood) and how nice to have the breakfast included! It always makes me feel on holiday, to wake up to a nice meal instead of my usual coffee gulped in a hurry 🙂

    1. Take Me With You says:

      I hear ya. 🙂

      Breakfast makes me so happy – especially when the accommodation is still so affordable.

  2. I have been to Portland a few times but hadn’t heard of the South Tabor neighborhood. This cottage looks really cute and teh breakfast looks delicious! I work a lot while I travel so it’s good to hear they have wirless and a desk.

    1. Take Me With You says:

      Yes – the desk came in very handy. Also I totally neglected to mention the comfy seats! Between site-seeing I had a blast just chilling with my laptop work.

  3. Great post! Feel free to promote any of your travel related posts on my FB Page: Eurocircle Travels Around the World, as I think our travelers would really enjoy.

    1. Take Me With You says:

      Why thank you! Glad you enjoyed the post!

  4. Celina says:

    I’ll have to show this to my parents, they have an anniversary coming up and would love a place like this!

    1. Take Me With You says:

      Yes! I’m sure they’d love it. Are they in the Portland area?

  5. I’ve always wanted to go to Portland – thanks for the great tip about where to stay!

    1. Take Me With You says:

      Portland’s awesome! Also check out some of my fav things to do here

  6. Patricia says:

    This sounds like a real find! Like you, I’m dreaming (and seriously considering) a writing retreat, and cottages like this are high on my list. And those breakfasts — wow! Icing on the cake.

    1. Take Me With You says:

      Writing + breakfast delivered to your door? 🙂 It really doesn’t get any better.

  7. Bailey K. says:

    This looks cute and sounds a bit quirky – fits in with Portland perfectly!! 🙂

    1. Take Me With You says:

      Exactly! Portland cozy 🙂

  8. Katy says:

    Looks so cosy, like a home away from home. How great that you got to spend that time with your mum in such a lovely location

    1. Take Me With You says:

      Yes: it was a belated Mother’s Day vacay, as I was traveling elsewhere on Mother’s Day itself 🙂

  9. Anita says:

    It looks like a nice place to stay. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Take Me With You says:

      Thanks Anita 🙂

  10. Very cute place and the food looks yummy!

    1. Take Me With You says:

      Thanks! Food was delish!

  11. Danielle Des says:

    What a fully loaded breakfast! A great value and super convenient.

    1. Take Me With You says:

      Yes! It was a lovely neighborhood and scrumptious deal!

  12. Julie Kern says:

    I’ve been to PDX a couple times but never heard of this neighborhood! Will have to check it out next time for sure. Thanks for this!

    1. Take Me With You says:

      Of course! Enjoy PDX!

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