7006 SW Virginia Ave, Portland OR 97219



Festival of Birds at Oak Bottom Park

Lazuli Bunting -- photo by Jim Cruce

“Festival of Birds” is an event sponsored by the  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the City of Portland and Portland Audubon for a Celebration of Migratory Birds.

“A welcome sign of spring, Portland’s migratory birds are arriving in the northwest from their tropical wintering grounds in Mexico and Central America. The Festival invites families and bird lovers to enjoy a day outdoors and learn about birds through a variety of fun activities such as: Guided bird walks, Live music and stories, Nature photography field trips, Kids’ games and art activities, Live birds from Portland Audubon, and Exhibits about the birds of Portland.

Oaks Bottom and other natural areas in Portland are important to migrating birds for nesting, wintering, resting and re-fueling. Come and see birds hailing from as far away as Argentina in Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, the City of Portland’s first designated Migratory Bird Park.

This is a free festival for the whole family to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day. No registration is required.

  • Attend the Early-Bird Bird Walk at 7:30 a.m. Registration required: Call 503-823-2525 or go to www.portlandparks.org and click on recreation tab, choose class #345264.
  • Guided Bird Walks on the ½ hour from 9 am – 2 pm.  Compare this year’s sightings with bird appearances in earlier years.
  • Family Activities, make bird feeders for your mother’s garden, run as fast as birds fly in Bird Olympics, create bird pictures using forms from NW Native American art, send a bird postcard to schools along the Pacific Flyway, or choose from a myriad of other activities.
  • Storytelling and Live Music by local storytellers and musicians. Come hear songs and stories about migratory birds in the Portland area.
  • Education Birds from Audubon Society of Portland’s Wildlife Care Center.  See up close a Peregrine Falcon, Great Horned Owl, Northern Spotted Owl, American Kestrel, Turkey Vulture and Common Raven.
  • Our Partners. Visit with local partners of the Migratory Bird Treaty Program and learn about other locations to visit and enjoy birds.
  • Look for our Nature Store booth.”

Pack a lunch, bring your bikes and enjoy birding!



Geocaching in Portland, Oregon

Geocach Fulton House B & B

Look for the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast’s geocaching site.

Welcome to Geocaching

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.

Look for the clues about the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast’s history from the book “Weird Oregon”, Your Travel Guide to Oregon’s Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets by Al Eufrasio & Jeff Davis.

Could the Fulton House be Nancy Bogg’s Floating Bordello?  Legend has it that she was a shrewd business woman and after years of being raiding in downtown by Portland Police she place her bordello on a barge in the Willamette River and eluded raids by docking on the opposite side of the river when police planned raids in downtown Portland. She was also known to welcome  police trying to board her scow with a shower of steaming hot water from a fire hose, fed by her boiler.

The Fulton House Bed & Breakfast was originally located on the Willamette River and rolled to its current site on logs with the help of  draft horses.  And it was a former bordello.   The Fulton House’s was owned  by the Weber Tannery Company which was the largest tannery on the Northwest Coast in 1894. The Weber Tannery Company was located on what currently is the site of Marine Powers Park in South Portland across from River View Cemetery.

To this day when digging in the back yard of the Fulton House,  you will find pieces of history such as pieces of leather, harnesses and an occasional trolley token of  the Virginia Street Trolley.

Get involved in geocaching and preserve a bit of Portland history by sharing your new find with family members and friends.

Happy Trails,

The Fulton House Bed & Breakfast Staff





Spring Beer & Wine Fest April 22 & 23, 2011 in Portland, Oregon

One of Portland’s original beer festivals, the 17th annual Spring Beer & Wine Fest returns to the Oregon Convention Center for another year of exceptional artisan food and drink. Enjoy samples of more than 80 craft beers, 30 regional wineries and local artisan spirits, plus tastes of specialty cheese and handcrafted chocolate, all while mingling with brewers and winemakers and enjoying a global shopping marketplace, cooking demonstrations, educational seminars and live music from Northwest bands!

Gorge Biking the Historic Columbia River Highway

Get on your bike and experience the “King of Roads”, the Historic Columbia River Highway (HCRH), America’s first scenic highway. The Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway, a nonprofit organization, is organizing the fourth annual Gorge Ride.

This gorgeous route starts from the Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles and travels along this majestic road and the HCRH State Trail. The ride goes all the way to the Senator Mark O. Hatfield West Trailhead near Hood River then returns to the start. This route with world-class scenery is a combination of historic highway that is open to motor vehicles and the quiet HCRH State Trail that is open only to hikers and cyclists.

Highlights of the 38.5 mile ride include the breathtaking panorama at Rowena Crest, a special visit to the grounds of the historic Mayerdale Estate and a remarkable journey through the restored Mosier Twin Tunnels. The proceeds from this fully supported ride go toward restoring and reconnecting the Historic Columbia River Highway from The Dalles to Troutdale by its 100th Birthday, June 7, 2016.

Come back after a day of biking and enjoy soaking in our luxurious hot tub.  Or sip a glass of wine on the patio either way you will enjoy your stay at the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast.


Biking the Springwater Corridor!

Bring your bikes to the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast and after savoring our delicious breakfast you can saddle up your bikes and begin a day of exploring Portland, Oregon riding through the Springwater Corridor.  And you can continue linking up with a plethora of biking trails connected throughout the city of Portland.

The acquisition of the Springwater Corridor by the city of Portland in 1990 was a giant leap towards completion of the 40-Mile Loop and closed a last major gap in the loop. The 20-mile-long Corridor begins at SE Ivon Street and extends to the community of Boring. It was originally developed for rail service and was most commonly known as the Portland Traction Company Line. It has a smooth, even grade which makes it ideal for many types of recreation.
True to the initial inspiration for the Loop, many parks and open spaces are linked by this addition. Just as the railroad was the lifeblood of the communities it served, the Springwater Corridor/40-Mile Loop will continue to tie neighborhoods together and encompass many scenic areas, including Johnson Creek, wetlands, buttes, agricultural fields and pastures, residential and industrial neighborhoods. Parks include Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, Oaks Amusement Park, Sellwood Riverfront Park, Johnson Creek Park, Sellwood Park, Tideman Johnson Nature Park, Beggars Tick Marsh, the I-205 bike path, Leach Botanical Garden, Bundy Park, Powell Butte Nature Park and Gresham Main City Park.
The original rail line beyond Boring is currently owned by the State of Oregon. The addition of this link offers a real possibility of a trail that would link downtown Portland directly with the Pacific Crest Trail in Mt. Hood National Forest.

For more information, check out this link to the Springwater Corridor website.

The Fulton House offer free maps for each of the four area of the corridor as well as a indoor locking  sun-porch for your bike storage.  There are also several biking companies near by to rent bikes as well.

Check out LIVEWIRE! RADIO, on your next stay here at the Fulton House B & B

LIVEWIRE! Spring Season

It is a weekly one-hour radio variety show that tapes in front of an enthusiastic live audience at the Alberta Rose Theater, airs on Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) and is heard nationally and internationally through their podcasts.  It’s the perfect combination of original sketch comedy, illuminating (and entertaining) interviews and stellar music.


Saturday, April 2  This upcoming show includes

WARD CUNNINGHAM – computer programmer and developer of the first WIKI


Oregon Book Award winning writer EMILY CHENOWETH –  author of Hello Goodbye: a Novel

Musical Guests:

Friday, April 15th  (Special Broadcast from the Portland Art Museum)

Friday, April 29

Saturday, May 14

Friday, June 3

Guests at the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast having been giving outstanding reviews of the shows which they find have been illuminating and entertaining.  You should really check it out on your next stay here in Portland, Oregon.


Cappuccino Smoothie–You will love this recipe…Yum!

If you don’t have an espresso maker, use triple the amount of coffee you normally use to brew coffee.
1 cup espresso, cold
1/2 cup coffee ice cream
1/4 cup crushed ice
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup heavy cream, whipped
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or as needed

Blend the espresso, ice cream, ice, and milk in a blender until smooth. Serve at once in chilled tall glasses garnished with a dollop of whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
Serves 2

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

PurpleStride-Portland2010 happens on Sunday, November 7, 2010 a 2K WALK at 9 a.m. at the Oregon Zoo.  Portland Providence Cancer Center supports PurpleStride-Portland 2010 a fundraiser in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to advance research, support patients and create hope.  Dollars raised each year fund personalized support for patients, as well as research grants and advocacy efforts to increase pancreatic cancer research funding.  Sign up today or learn more at PurpleStride-Portland.  Come out and join us on the 2K walk in support of Pancreatic Cancer Research November 7th.

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.  More than 35,000 people will died from it  this year.  The 5 year survivor rate is only 5%.  Picture this, walk into a room of 100 people –5 years later,  there will only be 5 or less left!    Think about it–that is a statistic that you don’t want to be a part of.  These are people just like you…people like my husband, John who died from Pancreatic Cancer in March of 2009.  Be a Hero in the fight against “Pancreatic Cancer”.  Get involved.  “Know it !  Fight it!  End it!”

During the month of November,  the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast in Portland, Oregon will continue its support to the Providence Portland Cancer Center for Pancreatic Cancer  research by donating proceeds from our November bookings during our 1 night & second night for just $25  room rates.  The month-long promotion is one night booking at our regular  room rate and the second night room rate for  just $25 which will be donated to Providence Portland Cancer  Center for pancreatic cancer research.

This offers has a 2 night min/max stay and is good Monday through Thursday in November w/continental breakfast excludes holidays.  Call us at 503-892-5781 for more details.  Or book on-line and mention this special.

Please support our efforts to help fund and support pancreatic cancer research.  Look for our team walking for Pancreatic Cancer at the Oregon Zoo on November 7th, if you would like to join our team, go to www.purplestride.org

We look forward to you staying with us at the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast in Portland, Oregon.

Always Something to Do in Portland, Oregon

Deschutes Brewery Street Fare

There is always something to do in Portland, Oregon.  Just check out the A&E section of the Oregonian, Willamette Week’s what’s happening, The Fulton House Blog or the  Travel Portland website.

The Deschutes Brewery Street Fare event from August 12 was great fun.  This event helped support the “Morrison Children & Family Services” which works towards restoring childhood, helps rebuilding families and strives for renewing hope.  

The Deschutes Brewery paired several Portland Food Carts with their brews.  For Only a $5 entry included 1st Food & Beer Taster and additional Food & Beer Tasters were $4.  What a great bargain with Street Food from Portland’s Best Food Carts, Live, local Mustic from Sally Ford & the Sounders and Outside & AgesandAges plus the featured Craft Beers from Deschutes Brewery. 

Here a few of the Food Carts which  included a food sample plus a featured Beer.  Pyro Pizza served a Margherita Pizza on wheat crust paired with Twilight Ale —  Garden State Meatball sliders with Sage Brush Pilsner — Oregon Ice Works a peach, strawberry or chocolate Black Butte Porter paired with Hop Henge Experimental IPA plus 7 other beers and food carts for the downtown area.

Check out our Facebook page for the video and  Look for our guests,  Ron & Chrissy from Rockaway, New Jersey enjoying the beautiful warm weather, the food & beers, the music and the street fare.Click Here

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“The Fulton House B & B  is currently not accepting reservations due to the pandemic.  At such a time, that we can return to travel, we will re-open; but not until  it is deemed safe to travel again.”  
“Both the City of Portland & Multnomah County are closed to leisure travel. Check back on our website for updates;  once we again can travel safely.”
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