The Historic James and Elizabeth Stephens House

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Portlands oldest Airbnb

The Elizabeth and James Stephens House is an extraordinary piece of history. Located on the east bank of the Willamette River, the house was built by James B. Stephens between 1860-1864. They along with 900 others were among the early overland immigrants to Oregon in 1844. Mr. Stephens is the founder of East Portland. 

Stay in The Stephens House and experience the charm, simplicity and elegance of a bygone era. You will not only be transported back in time but also be part of a part of Portland's rich history.

Oldest House in Portland

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Historical Landmark

Entered into the national registry of historic homes in 1997. 

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Luxury Bedding and linens


Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner

Bath Amenities

Bath and hand towels


Kitchen Utensils and everything needed to cook full meals

Wifi Access

Ethernet connections available with High Speed Fiber Optic lines


TV and streaming services available through Apple TV


Laundry washer/dryer with ironing board and iron

Private Porch

Pick and Grin on a full Private Porch overlooking backyard with enough room for a banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle player and standup bassist! Front porch is big enough for a chamber orchestra if that is more your style.

Reading Room/Sunroom

Access to Reading Room/Sunroom on Second Level with view of Downtown Portland and West Hills Skyline. Pick out a new book at Powell’s books for a quiet warm and inspiring room to read.


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Your Hosts

Jimmy and Joy Dorsey

Jimmy Dorsey is a successful entrepreneur with a diverse background in real estate sales, sports education, mining, and entertainment. Since 1999, he has been involved in real estate sales, starting as a home salesman at his family's business in Southeast Portland.

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