Portland, Oregon’s largest city, is known for its love of the great outdoors. It’s famous for its bicycle culture and many parks as well as its coffeehouse and urban breweries. Travelers visit Portland to experience the scenic natural beauty of the region, as well as the foodie scene. 

The city is known for being an eco-friendly destination, so it’s no surprise that the list of eco-lodges in Portland is vast and varied. Whether you’re looking for something quirky and eclectic, a classic apartment, or even a large home for a family break, you’re certain to find plenty of unique accommodation in Portland.

There’s a wide variety of options for travellers looking for an eco-friendly escape, so we’ve taken the time to find the best ones. We’ve included something for every travel style and budget, so you can find the best one for your needs.

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Eco Friendly Camping in Adorable Tiny Home

The Eco Friendly Camping Tiny Home is a lovingly refurbished 1991 camper located in a bike-friendly neighbourhood in Portland. The camper is ideally located near to public transport, allowing easy access to all that the city has to offer.

Places to visit:
  • Mt Tabor
  • Eastbank Esplanade
  • Portland Art Museum

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Why Stay in an Eco-lodge in Portland? 

Why stay in an eco lodge in Portland
Eco lodges help to preserve the natural surroundings

Portland is blessed with beautiful natural resources, and its population aims to protect the environment in everything that they do. Choosing to stay in an eco-lodge in Portland is one way to honor the natural beauty that most likely attracted you here in the first place. 

You’ll be able to enjoy a comfortable and well-managed stay while minimizing your impact on the surroundings. Not to mention that many of the eco-friendly options offer you the chance to stay in some of the most unique accommodations in Portland. 

What is an Eco-lodge? 

An eco-lodge is any accommodation that is committed to sustainable and eco-friendly practices. There are various ways that eco-lodges ensure that your stay has a minimal impact on the environment, including using renewable energy, water-saving initiatives, and natural building materials.

Eco-lodges are also committed to uplifting the local communities by supporting and promoting small businesses and suppliers. This also includes providing guests with insight into local culture and heritage. 

Overall Best Value Eco-lodge in Portland
Eco Friendly Camping in Adorable Tiny Home
Overall Best Value Eco-lodge in Portland

Eco Friendly Camping in Adorable Tiny Home

  • > $
  • > 2 guests
  • > Refurbished camper in a quiet leafy garden
  • > Bike-friendly neighbourhood
Best Value Eco-lodge in Portland
Organic ECOasis
Best Value Eco-lodge in Portland

Organic ECOasis

  • > $
  • > 2 guests
  • > Organic, eco-conscious furnishings and amenities
  • > Private room with separate entrance
Best Eco-lodge for Couples
Little Blue House
Best Eco-lodge for Couples

Little Blue House

  • > $
  • > 2 guests
  • > Bright and modern charming retreat
  • > Own entrance and private garden area
Most Ecological Eco-lodge in Portland
Modern Eco Tiny House SE Portland
Most Ecological Eco-lodge in Portland

Modern Eco Tiny House SE Portland

  • > $
  • > 4 guests
  • > Efficient and environmental design
  • > Fully equipped guesthouse with shared garden
Best Eco-lodge for Families Visiting Portland
Low Gear
Best Eco-lodge for Families Visiting Portland

Low Gear

  • > $$
  • > 7 guests
  • > Located in the vibrant Alberta Arts District
  • > Pet-friendly home-away-from-home
Best Eco-lodge for Solo Travellers
Blues, Brews, and Bicycle Guesthouse
Best Eco-lodge for Solo Travellers

Blues, Brews, and Bicycle Guesthouse

  • > $
  • > 1 guest
  • > Single room in an old farmhouse
  • > Certified Backyard Habitat
Best Eco-lodge for a Weekend in Portland
Moss Rock Retreat
Best Eco-lodge for a Weekend in Portland

Moss Rock Retreat

  • > $
  • > 1 guest
  • > Contemporary, eco-friendly studio
  • > Set in secluded and tranquil gardens

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Top 15 Eco-lodges in Portland

We’ve gathered this list of some of the best eco-lodges in Portland to help you find the best place to stay. Whether you’re looking for something truly unique, a family vacation or a romantic break for two, there’s sure to be something that suits your tastes and budget. 

Overall Best Value Eco-lodge in Portland – Eco Friendly Camping in Adorable Tiny Home

Eco Friendly Camping in Adorable Tiny Home
  • $
  • 2 guests
  • Refurbished camper in a quiet leafy garden
  • Bike-friendly neighborhood

This tiny home sits in a quiet neighborhood a short drive from downtown Portland. The camper is fully equipped with a kitchen as well as a full-sized bed. Guests have access to the entire backyard which has a seating area, fire pit, and a hammock. 

The camper has been lovingly refurbished to include modern energy-efficient appliances as well as a composting toilet. The host also provides free bicycles for guests to explore the surrounding bike-friendly neighborhood. 

Mt. Tabor is a nearby park and recreational area popular with locals. The surrounding area also offers some great shopping and dining venues.

Best Value Eco-lodge in Portland – Organic ECOasis

Organic ECOasis
  • $
  • 2 guests
  • Organic, eco-conscious furnishings and amenities
  • Private room with separate entrance

The ECOasis is located in a vibrant neighborhood in southeast Portland. The room has an en-suite bathroom as well as a private entrance and a private patio overlooking the lush organic garden. 

The ECOasis is equipped with organic bedding, all-natural toiletries, and a water-efficient toilet. An innovative water filtration system ensures that all the water in the house is chlorine-free. 

The surrounding neighbourhood offers a variety of bistros, pubs, bars, and eateries, as well as supermarkets and boutiques. Downtown Portland is just a 15-minute drive away and easily accessible by public transport. 

Budget Tip: Dorms in Portland start from $10USD per bed. They’re the cheapest accommodation in the city. Search for hostels in the area!

Best Eco-lodge for Couples – Little Blue House 

Little Blue House
The perfect base for a romantic getaway
  • $
  • 2 guests
  • Bright and modern charming retreat 
  • Own entrance and private garden area

The charming Little Blue House is located in the heart of Portland. Featuring a blend of modern and vintage décor, the house has its own entrance as well as an outdoor area with seating.

The house sits in an old neighbourhood surrounded by traditional homes, beautiful gardens, and huge trees. Various vintage elements and natural materials are included in the décor of the home.

A variety of breweries, urban wineries, bakeries, coffee shops, and restaurants are all within walking distance of the house, eliminating the need for a car. The South Waterfront and Downtown are a short drive away, while the Central Eastside and Eastbank Esplanade can be reached on foot. 

Another Great Eco-lodge for Couples – Kenton Hotel Lighthouse Suite

Kenton Hotel Lighthouse Suite
  • $
  • 2 guests
  • Boutique hotel featuring local artists
  • Convenient location

The Kenton Hotel is situated in the beautiful Kenton suburb of Portland, close to public transport. Each room has a full bathroom, as well as a microwave and mini-fridge. There’s a well-lit communal courtyard with tables and umbrellas for outdoor dining. 

Each of the rooms at the Kenton Hotel features a unique mural done by a local artist and you’ll find various local artworks throughout. Guests of the hotel can opt out of daily room cleaning and reuse towels to keep water usage to a minimum. 

The hotel offers a convenient location near restaurants, eateries and bars. Public transport is easily accessible from the hotel for those wishing to explore further out. You’ll also be a short drive from Portland’s top attractions.

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Most Ecological Eco-lodge in Portland – Modern Eco Tiny House SE Portland

Modern Eco Tiny House SE Portland
  • $
  • 4 guests
  • Efficient and environmental design 
  • Fully equipped guesthouse with shared garden

The Modern Eco Tiny House is a modern retreat featuring an environmental design and efficient use of space. The clever design makes the house seem much bigger than its 446 square feet and includes an upstairs bedroom, spacious living room, and well-stocked kitchen. 

The bedroom looks out over a green roof which serves to reclaim half the carbon footprint of the entire house. It also provides insulation for the house and attracts various birds, butterflies, and bees. 

The house is within walking distance of various popular restaurants and bars. A few blocks away, guests can catch public transport directly to Downtown Portland. Guests wanting to explore Portland’s hidden gems can chat with the hosts who are happy to provide insider tips. 

Best Eco-lodge for Families Visiting Portland – Low Gear

Low Gear
Sleek, modern, and eco-friendly!
  • $$
  • 7 guests
  • Located in the vibrant Alberta Arts District
  • Pet-friendly home-away-from-home

Low Gear is a modern, remodeled three-bedroom home with an open-plan living space. It’s well equipped with everything a family or group needs for a comfortable stay in Portland. With additional sleeping space, a washer and dryer, and children’s toys and books, the home is perfect for a family visiting Portland.

Guests receive various coupons from local businesses in the neighbourhood for discounted rates and services. These are all within walking distance of the house and include anything from boutiques to breakfast spots.

The Alberta Arts District is a hive of restaurants, bars, stores and cafes, all within easy reach of the property. Public transport is easily accessible, eliminating the need to use a car and offering convenient trips to Downtown Portland. 

Another Great Eco-lodge for Families Visiting Portland – 4BR Central Urban Location

4BR Central Urban Location
  • $$
  • 10 guests
  • Spacious, three-level living
  • Earth Advantage Certified home

This vibrant four-bedroom home is located in the heart of the urban city, perfect for exploring everything Portland has to offer. Added extras like a workout room, chef’s kitchen, and office area add to the home’s appeal. 

The home is certified by Earth Advantage which means that green practices have been adhered to in the construction of the home. Other environmental considerations include air quality, ventilation, and energy and water efficiency. 

The home is located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Sunnyside, known for its eclectic vibe, quaint coffee shops and eateries, and boutique stores. Various parks and outdoor green spaces are within easy reach – perfect for the kids. 

Best Eco-lodge for Solo Travelers – Blues, Brews, and Bicycle Guesthouse

Blues, Brews, and Bicycle Guesthouse
  • $
  • 1 guest
  • Single room in an old farmhouse
  • Certified Backyard Habitat

While there are some great hostels in Portland, the Blues, Brews, and Bicycles Guesthouse offers a superb alternative. This grand, old farmhouse offers a single room and shared bathroom. There’s secure bicycle storage, as well as easy access to public transport. 

There’s a half-acre rain garden and certified Backyard Habitat which provides a peaceful, lush retreat. The neighbourhood is bike-friendly and features many eco-roofs and community garden spaces. 

Guests can take an easy walk down to the river or the historic Mississippi Arts District or take a short trip by public transport to the Downtown area. There are also many pubs and eateries within walking distance. 

Best Eco-lodge for a Weekend in Portland – Moss Rock Retreat

Moss Rock Retreat
  • $
  • 2 guests
  • Water-conscious tiny house
  • Quiet, clean and cosy

Moss Rock Retreat is tucked into a hillside garden in a semi-rural setting. Located just 25 minutes from downtown Portland, the house enjoys a tranquil setting amid majestic trees and lush shrubbery. 

The lodge owners have kept the environment in mind. It is a smoke, chemical, and allergen-free lodge, and is equipped with innovative waterless composting toilets to save water and the planet. Because all water goes back into the landscape, guests are asked to only use the eco-friendly detergents and toiletries provided by the lodge.

Explore the beautiful gardens on the property, visit the animals (chickens and rabbits, as well cats), or enjoy a quiet moment on your deck watching the varied birdlife. Stores and restaurants are a short drive away, with the bustle and entertainment of downtown being about 25 minutes away by car.

Another Great Eco-lodge for a Weekend in Portland – PDX Eco Cottage

PDEX Eco Lodge Portland
  • $
  • 2 guests
  • Fully equipped cottage with quirky mid-century decor
  • Ideally located in a trendy neighbourhood

PDX Eco Cottage is located in a vibrant and hip neighborhood in Southeast Portland. Decorated with mid-century elements and offering various amenities for a comfortable stay, the cottage provides a stylish home-away-from-home. 

The cottage has a Platinum Certification from Earth Advantage, which ensures that the cottage was built to reduce dependency on non-renewable energy. The lodge also provides Eco-friendly toiletries. 

Guests who enjoy the outdoors can enjoy leisurely strolls through the nearby rose gardens or head out on the bike route to get around the city. The area has a growing restaurant scene for guests to explore. 

Eco-lodge with an Epic Location – Eco Cottage 

Eco Cottage
  • $$
  • 2 guests
  • Located in one of Portland’s best suburbs
  • Custom-built one-bedroom cottage

The quaint Eco Cottage is a private, freestanding cottage located in the back of the main house. In addition to an open-plan living space, the cottage has a full kitchen and an en-suite bedroom. 

The cottage is built from wood that has been either salvaged or green-certified, while the earthen roof offers great insulation and manages water runoff. All finishes in the cottage are non-toxic, and all cleaning supplies and toiletries are natural and eco-friendly. 

Top restaurants, bars, and shops are within walking distance of the cottage. There’s also a park nearby that offers excellent views of the whole city. For trips further out, public transport can easily be accessed from the house and various bike paths are close by too. 

Best Eco-lodge for Long-term Travelers – Morrison Street Eco House

Morrison Street Eco House
  • $$$
  • 5 guests
  • Fully equipped home-away-from-home
  • Private garden guest house

Morrison Street Eco House is a newly constructed garden guest house in a quiet neighborhood. The house is light and airy and features a full kitchen and a shared courtyard garden. 

The house has been newly constructed using reclaimed and sustainable wood and low VOC finishes. Sustainability was at the heart of the construction, ensuring the house has excellent air quality and is energy efficient. 

With easy access to the Downtown area of Portland, the house is an ideal retreat for those wanting to explore all that the city has to offer. Guests will find a variety of restaurants and bars and shops within walking distance. 

Great Eco-lodge for Digital Nomads – Little Cedar House

best eco lodge in Portland for digital nomads
  • $$
  • 2 guests
  • Modern, industrial-style guest house
  • Detached house with private garden

The Little Cedar house is a bright and spacious detached guest house featuring a modern, industrial style and a private yard. The pet-friendly house is equipped with high-speed fiber-optic connectivity – perfect for working travelers or digital nomads.

Eco-friendly features of the house include mini-split heat and air-conditioning, tankless water heater and low-toxin furnishings like all-natural rugs and linens. The house has a low carbon footprint. 

Within one block of the house, guests can enjoy Starbucks, a mini-mart, and both a pizza place and an Indonesian restaurant. The surrounding neighborhood also has various restaurants, shops and pubs. 

Most Beautiful Eco-lodge in Portland – The Filbert

The Filbert
  • $$
  • 2 guests
  • Newly renovated apartment in an eco-community
  • Creative floor plan and incredible woodwork

The Filbert is a newly built garden-level apartment in an urban eco-community. Featuring a clever use of space and an innovative floor plan, the apartment offers cozy furnishings and creative woodwork. 

A gas cooker and modern appliances ensure that the apartment has a lower energy requirement. The apartment enjoys a great location within walking distance of eateries and shops, eliminating the need to drive for the most part. 

Downtown Portland is easily accessible from the apartment by private or public transport. Foodies will delight in the variety of top restaurants and eateries in the area. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the many State Parks and scenic lookouts that Portland offers. 

Another Beautiful Eco-lodge in Portland – Juniper House

Juniper House
  • $$
  • 2 guests
  • Bright, cosy backyard guesthouse 
  • Compact yet comfortable retreat

Juniper House is a cozy loft with plenty of natural light and beautiful decor. Featuring hand-painted murals, a full kitchen, and attention to craftsmanship in every space. The house also offers a private garden patio to enjoy in the warmer months. 

The house has been constructed using locally sourced timber as well as reclaimed wood. Skylights and transom windows maximize natural light, while indoor plants and natural textures provide a relaxing atmosphere. 

The house is set in a quiet area but within easy walking distance of various shops, eateries and bars. Guests wishing to explore further out can make use of public transport, which is easily accessed from the house, or explore by bike. 

Final Thoughts on Eco-lodges in Portland

The eco-friendly city of Portland is one of the coolest destinations in the USA. So, it’s no surprise that such an eclectic and varied destination would offer such a variety of top accommodation.

In addition to the eco-lodges in Portland, the city is bicycle-friendly and well-connected with public transport, to further contribute to lowering the impacts of your visit. Much of the unique accommodation in Portland is within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and bars, so when the weather’s good, a leisurely stroll is highly recommended. 

Having decided where to stay, it might be a good time to consider taking out some good travel insurance. The USA is safe to visit, but it’s always good to be prepared. In these uncertain times, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your trip that much more knowing that you’ll be covered if things don’t go to plan.

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