a few words from previous guests...

My dear friends, 
What an honor to be Opus 1! An amazing convergence of circumstances that a hotel would run out of space, that I would really need quiet time & space (more than I possibly realized) & that your lovely space would be ready just in time to house me.

May this place offer peace & happiness to many more.
In thanks - Namaste,
Kathyrn Lucketenberg, Violinist, Eugene, Oregon, Chamber Music Northwest



A perfect location in Portland, the perfect home away from home.

Many thanks,
S.J. Barlament, visiting writer/editor
C.J. Riley, pastry arts student interning at PIX Patisserie
Madison, WI


We enjoyed our stay here very much. There is no better location for exploring Portland - great bus access - walking distance to so much - neat neighborhood. Its been fun to walk and watch spring beginning to pop out - crocuses, daffodils, etc.

Judy & John Jordan, Texas, Grandparents who eventually moved to Portland
P.S. to future guests - Cafe Castagna is a good spot to try. We became regulars.

Loved staying here. Hope I can again next time I am in town! Very comfortable, and the perfect location.

John Nichol, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Business Traveler


Staying at the guesthouse was a pleasure. It was clean, elegant, quiet, comfortable and convenient. I was able to do everything I needed to do and get everywhere I needed to go quite easily in comfort and style. I hope you will reserve the time for me again for the summer of 2010.

David Shifrin, Artistic Director, Clarinetist, Norwalk, CT, Chamber Music Northwest


As I started my relocation to Portland I knew I was going to need temporary housing. I quickly found Hawthorne Guest House. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the photos and description of the unit and knew that I had to see the place. Upon walking into the apartment I was struck at just how beautiful it was. It looks just like the photos..and it felt like a “mini home”. It was just what I was looking for. I stayed at the unit for 6 weeks while I found permanent housing and was sad to leave my new found cozy home away from home. I would not hesitate to recommend the Hawthorne Guest House.

Macey, Los Vegas, NV


The perfect combination of luxury, utility, convenience and opportunity. Just a wonderful environment at a great location.

Thank you so much,
Richard O’Neill, Violist, New York City, NY, Chamber Music Northwest



Rolf & I loved our visit & the Guest House was perfect! You have thought of everything to make your guests feel welcome & comfortable. Of course we will never forget our time here since we came for the birth of our precious granddaughter. We will be back unless we end up finding a place of our own. Thanks again for everything.


Wendy & Rolf Brauchler, CA, Grandparents



Thank you for a lovely stay - a space full of bright light and good energy! The details -including the ice cream upon arrival - are very special. I had a lovely time.

Nikola, Washington DC, Business Traveler


Dear Jeff & Beth,

What a wonderful & beautiful spot you’ve made. Thanks for allowing Chamber Music Northwest in.

Toby Appel, Viola, New York City, NY, Chamber Music Northwest



Dear Jeff & Beth,

Thank you so much for making your “deluxe” Hawthorne Guest House available for our stay during the Chamber Music Northwest summer season.

Marilyn & Teddy Arm, Violin, East Haddan, CT, Chamber Music Northwest


We loved your place. It is clean, quiet (very important for us) close to lots of stores, and places to eat. it is also very easy to care for, as we get very busy with our family when out there! Also, a place with a washer and dryer, is a must for us.
We are hoping to stay healthy, and able to visit next year again!

All the best for the fall and winter!
Ritha and Lou, Maryland, Grandparents


As Digital Nomads/Web Developers, the Hawthorne Guest House was exactly what we needed.  Short term, fully furnished, complete with mixer and food processor! Loved being able to take advantage of all the nearby groceries/local produce to make some yummy gourmet meals. We also loved the extra touches such as snacks, fruit, and robes on arrival.  Jeff and Beth certainly made it feel more like a hotel stay than just another apartment and it was a great value too. 

If you are looking for the quintessential Portland experience in a historic neighborhood within an easy walk or bus ride to anywhere, then Hawthorne Guest House is it!  You'll fall in love with Portland, like we did.

John & Erik, CLoud NYNE Design