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Wine Cellar Room

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This very private and quiet room is decorated with a “Tuscan Italian touch” of warm earth tones of yellow, green and red. With over 800 square feet of living space, this room offers a huge “great room” with entertainment center, a 42” flat screen TV/DVD, Jotul cast iron gas fireplace with traditional design and a glass fire viewing front, a comfortable fold-out queen sectional capable of sleeping two additional guests, a bistro table with two chairs, a relaxing recliner, three windows for natural lighting, en suite private tub/shower bath, a separate bedroom with an “Elliot” crafted white porcelain headboard & rail plus a plush pillow top queen bed, white side tables, mirrored closet, armoire, a private back entry and the Wine Cellar.

Garden Room

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This bright and cheery room is located on the second floor overlooking our backyard and garden. This room is furnished with a white Cape Cod headboard with matching side tables, plush ultra pillow top queen bed, wine table with matching chairs, a custom designed open closet with hanging racks, drawers and a sliding shelf for your computer, a Flat screen Internet TV/DVD, alarm clock with CD player, Cypress robes. It also has an ensuite bathroom with a large glass enclosed shower, an “arts & crafts style” vanity with marble countertop, bright overhead lighting and in the opposite corner an additional antique basin. You can listen to the peaceful waterfall, stream and koi pond at night when you sleep with the window open.

Blue Heron Room

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This charming room is decorated in soothing hues of blue and white. Located on the second floor, it is truly a large master bedroom with an “Elliot” crafted white porcelain headboard & rail, matching side tables, a pillow top queen bed, hardwood floors with an Oriental rug, Cypress robes, a private split bath, armoire, mirrored closet with lots of space for your luggage and includes a huge private veranda for relaxing after a day of visiting Portland. This room also includes a flat screen TV/DVD, alarm clock CD/player, wicker chairs, and a table with two antique library chairs. Your private split bath is located just a few steps out your door with the original 6’ claw foot for showering or soaking. This bath is decorated with a “trompe-l’œil” painted by a local artist. The Blue Heron Room and the Lavender Room can adjoin for larger groups.


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The Fulton House, located in the South Portland neighborhood, is an easy walk to numerous excellent restaurants, boutiques and public transit.

Our guests enjoy both the amenities of city life, the appeal of the quiet tree-lined residential streets and Willamette Park a short stroll away – perfect for morning jogging or  an afternoon stroll.

We are a short 20 – 30 minute drive from the airport. If you are not driving from the airport, you can take the MAX light rail “Redline” directly from the airport to downtown and at 5th & Main take bus 35 which stops within a half-block south of us.

We’re conveniently located near entrances to I-5, I-84, I-405 and Hiway 26, so whether you wish to drive north, south, east, or west, it’s a breeze depending on the season and the weather.  The Fulton House is just minutes to central Portland. City buses stop one block or half-block south of us. You can hook up with MAX light rail when you reach “Fareless Square” (downtown, and MAX trains $5 all day passes). The tram to Oregon Health Science University is about 15 blocks away; you may walk there along the Willamette Greenway on the Willamette River or drive to a paid parking lot at the east end (bottom) of the tramway.

Close by are biking and walking trails along the Willamette River to downtown, the SpringWater Trail (40 mile loop), Willamette Park, Butterfly Park, the Sellwood Bridge, multiple restaurants, Zupan’s grocery store (around the corner), Rejuvenation Spa, Oregon Public Broadcast (OPB), Lewis & Clark University, Reed College, Kayak Portland and many other small businesses for your needs.

The Inn

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Your Breakfast

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 juices and beverages. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free 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 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.


Wendy Fencsak, Owner/Innkeeper of the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast, has a Master’s Degree in Education from Oregon State University in Corvallis and a Bachelor Degree in Family & Consumer Studies Education from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.  She taught both high school and middle school for thirty three years before leaving teaching to continuing devoting her time exclusively to the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast.   She has attended courses both at the International Culinary Institute in New York City as well as at the world recognized CIA (Culinary Institute of America) in Hyde Park, New York.

Come join us for your next exciting visit to Portland, Oregon.


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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, beach towels for the hot tub, chocolates by your pillow, and Cypress Robes which are simply irresistible for relaxation and perhaps sipping a glass of your complimentary bottle of wine. Each afternoon in your room, you will find a special treat of our famous chocolate chip cookies and complimentary bottled water and soda in your mini refrigerator.


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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 (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 soak in the luxurious hot tub, 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.