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St. Johns Inn

Portland, Oregon


St Johns Inn is located on 1.25 acres with expansive views of the mountains, the Willamette River, Portland skyline and the beautiful St Johns Bridge. The venue offers the unique option for guests to stay on the property overnight in our beautifully appointed bedroom suites.



The estate provides a secluded, rural feel while having all of the conveniences offered in an urban setting. With trees and foliage in every direction, ships passing by on the river and the backdrop of the 1910 lumber baron's mansion, there is ample beauty to enjoy and endless opportunities for unique and stunning photographs.


The Suites. Each of the suites has it's own bathroom, is beautifully furnished and includes a sitting area with outstanding views.


The stately historic building sits on a 1.25 acre lot providing a pastoral feel with over 22,000 square feet of lawn and gardens. The 50 foot wrap around porch offers a romantic perch overlooking the Willamette River where you can relax and watch the ships pass by on the river.

We accommodate small weddings, business events, private parties, community meetings, photo shoots or other small gatherings. 

Pricing varies widely depending on the activities, # of guests, day of the week and time of year so we invite you to ask for a quote.



The estate was originally the home of Amos Benson family (son of Simon Benson of The Benson hotel and The Benson Bubblers). Next it became the home of the Chaney family who brought up 13 children on the property. In the 1980s the estate housed The Open Meadow School. And in 2016 the estate was purchased by the current owner with a vision of making the estate accessible for community and travelers to enjoy.  


When you rent the rooms and venue you can feel good knowing that your money is going toward the restoration and maintenance of a very special historic community asset.


If you appreciate nature, ships, a big back porch, historic buildings and a peaceful setting with fabulous views then you might appreciate what we have to offer here.

Some say its downright dreamy


Contact Us

Contact us today to schedule a tour and begin the journey towards creating your unforgettable event at St. Johns Inn.


For Inquiries about hosting your event at the St. Johns Inn

please fill out our Event Inquiry Form to receive a quote: 


For other questions about events contact:

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