Hidden on a hillside in Northwest Portland, Heron Haus has been welcoming visitors since 1986. The 10,000-square-foot Tudor-style house was built in 1904 for salmon baron Frank M. Warren, Sr., whose canneries netted him a fortune (Warrendale in the Columbia Gorge and Warrenton near Astoria were both named for him). With its ivy-covered stucco exterior and spacious rooms with innumerable windows that let in light on even the grayest of Portland days, the house represents an architectural style reminiscent of country manors built in England’s Lake District in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. There are original fixtures, woodwork, and built-ins everywhere you look, but bleached oak herringbone-pattern floors, white walls, and light-colored furniture give the interior a more airily “modern” look than other homes of the period. All of the guestrooms on the second and third floors have private bathrooms and gas fireplaces; there are three giant suites, one with a commanding view of Cascade peaks. The rooms all have a comfortable, casual, light-filled ambience that adds to their charm. Northwest Portland, with its parks and gardens, is a lovely neighborhood to explore. The shops and restaurants of NW 23rd are only a five-minute walk away.