No filibustering necessary at this wacky, West Coast White House.
Those zany timber barons—they were always creating some odd monument for their amusement. In 1911, a local lumber lord built his home to resemble the White House in Washington D.C. The mansion sits in the midst of one of Portland's most desirable neighborhoods, and it's convenient to shopping and fine restaurants, as well. It's the kind of place where guests return again and again. The breathtaking grand foyer sets the tone, from the inlaid oak floors to the original hand-painted murals to the sweeping staircase worthy of a grand entrance. The formal dining room is where you will enjoy a gourmet breakfast at the long, linen-draped table, unless the weather is fine enough to eat in the garden courtyard. The guest rooms are exquisite, featuring period antiques and feather beds, as well as modern data ports. Each room has a private bath with at least one unique amenity, such as a two-headed shower or extra-long, claw-foot tub.