From Our Editors
The Victorian architecture and homey décor of A Painted Lady, built in 1894, shelter visitors from the bustle of the shops and restaurants just steps from its front-porch swing. The Master room curates a collection of antique furnishings, including a carved wooden bed, lace curtains, and delicately patterned wallpaper and houseplants. A private half-bathroom adjoins the sanctuary, and a shared full bath summons shower-takers from down the hall. After a night's rest, guests can wake up to a hearty 9 a.m. breakfast taken in room or with other travelers, then venture anywhere in downtown Portland via the nearby light-rail stop or penny-farthing rental.