What to Expect
Division Inns is the name we use to market our two Guesthouses, the Evermore and the Bluebird. They are about a 1/4 mile from each-other, a short walk through our beautiful neighborhood.
History- Built in 1909 by a family who owned surrounding orchards, this inn had from the 1930's until recently hosted weddings. In fact, many long time locals have fond memories of attending these happy events. During 2010 - 2011, in order to start hosting overnight guests we undertook an extensive restoration, meticulously going through and saving what was wonderful while improving what needed work. The result is a perfect blend of the warmth of a grand historic inn with a modern sense of comfortable beds, clean atmosphere, amazing bathrooms and fast wi-fi.
Rooms- Our guest rooms all have their own heat & a/c controls, modern windows, insulated walls and carpeting. The luxury mattress' are the same as those in the Hilton Hotels. We do not automatically service guest rooms while you are checked-in, however should anything need attention or replenishment just let us know and we will happily take care of it! Stays of 7+ nights have mid-stay cleans/linen replacements arranged, too. Simple yet attentive.....
Bathrooms- All of our guest rooms have en-suite private bathrooms that have recently been completely rebuilt, providing modern amenities within an historical setting. A commercial water system provides high pressure and endless hot water. Each bathroom (except Studio) has: restored period sink, clawfoot soaking tub with both a stand up shower-head as well as a hand held 'telephone' shower-head. The 3rd floor suite also has a deluxe 2 person tiled walk-in shower, while the Studio has a tiled modern walk-in shower, visit our rooms page for pictures. Shampoo, soap, towels, washcloths, robes and a hair dryer are provided for you.
Minimum age for children to stay is 6 years old. We love kids but younger ones tend to have a harder time understanding noise level etiquette. Kids of all ages are of course welcome to visit during the day!
2nd Bed- Upon request we can have a twin mattress brought into your room (except Studio). Please arrange with us at least a day ahead of your arrival, the cost is $10.
Holidays- We are open everyday. However, certain holidays you need to check-in beforehand & check-out afterwards: Fourth of July, Thanksgiving & Christmas Eve/Christmas. This is known as a stay-thru.
Groups- We have a 2 room per party limit... apologies but we do not accept group reservations as we have found that vacation rentals are more suited for them. We ask, too, that you not try to get around this by booking rooms separately.
Weddings / Events- Unfortunately due to city code we are unable to host weddings or events here.
Check-In / Out- Rooms are ready by 3pm, early arrivals are welcome to use our common rooms or drop luggage off, and late arrivals are fine. Room check-out is by 12 noon, you are welcome to relax in the social rooms for the afternoon and we can store your luggage for the day.
The Continental Breakfast is ready when you are, no having to work with our schedule! * due to Health Dept. guidelines regarding Covid-19 we will be offering a limited continental breakfast for the time being, click the link at the top for details. The following is the list for what to expect once we return to full continental offerings. What is offered: strong coffee, tea, dairy/soy/almond milks, orange juice & hot chocolate, yogurts, hard boiled eggs, locally made bagels & bread with an assortment of spreads; fruit, muffins, scones & other pastries for quick picking, and a selection of cereals. Our bagels are vegan, and gluten-free options are available, too. If you are so inclined there are a few great cafes in the neighborhood that serve up choice breakfasts, like Café Broder @ Clinton & 26th.
Kitchen- We have an equipped kitchen that you are welcome to cook in & store groceries. We ask that you leave the space clean when you are finished. During Covid-19 times the kitchen is closed for large, extended meal prep, though shorter use is fine.
Wi-Fi & Communications- Reliable & free high speed wi-fi throughout the property! A guest phone with local & long distance calling is available if needed. Or perhaps crack open a book from the library shelves.
Laundry- Complimentary laundry machines and an iron/board are available.
Parking is complimentary and in our private parking lot, accessible by the driveway on Clinton Street. Bicycle parking is available in the basement via a back door.
Accessibility- Due to the historic nature of the Guesthouse all rooms require climbing stairs to get to them - there are no elevators.
Locale- We are a 10 - 15 minute drive to downtown and City Buses 2 & 75 stop nearby. Division/Clinton is a lovely neighborhood to walk and bicycle around in, it features a nationally acclaimed restaurant scene, boutique shops, cafes, friendly people and beautiful gardens. 2 blocks over is Division St. with a walk score of 92 - a 'Walker's Paradise', and Clinton St. is an official Portland Bike Boulevard.
No's- No pets / animals and no smoking on the property. Also we do not have televisions, although with our fast wi-fi you can stream easily on your devices.
Lodging Taxes- 15% + $4 per night, not included in the rates. The breakdown: 1.5% State of Oregon, 5.5% Multnomah County, 6% City of Portland, 2% Portland Tourism Improvement District. Rooms are also charged a $4 per night fee, this goes to the City of Portland and is called the 'Portland Affordable Housing Fee'.
Cancellation Policies can be found Here.
~ Feel free to contact us directly with any further questions or needs,
and we hope that you have a chance to stay with us ~