A Blog About the Ghost Logs

It’s no big secret that some of our joints are thought to be haunted. The White Eagle Saloon & Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel, for example, has long been included on lists of Portland’s most haunted spots, while Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore., even made it onto a national list of “Top Ten Most Haunted Hotels”!

We can neither confirmed nor deny these reports – who are we to say either way? But you, our guests (and more than a few employees), are more than welcome to form your own conclusions — and many of you have over the years, so many that several of our properties keep ghost logs at the front desk. So when someone comes down from their room and starts by saying, “You’re going to think I’m crazy, but…” we simply hand them the ghost log and a pen.

Here are just a few excerpts from the ghost logs over the years… and some may say it’s just the Hammerhead talking, but who knows for sure… Do you dare to stay the night with us, maybe get the chance to record your own entry in our ghost logs? Or do you already have a tale to tell?


Ghost Eagle“Sensed a middle aged/elderly woman standing over the bed. Fought out of sleep. No one there.”

“I was doing housekeeping about a month ago and I was standing at the foot of the bed when suddenly I felt ‘something’ firmly grab my ankle and not let go until I jumped away. I looked under the bed and there was nothing. Freaked me out a little.” – As noted by hotel housekeeping staff

“I felt a quick breeze and the strongest sweet scent came over me. It smelled like flowers, kind of perfume-like. . . . I lay in bed for an hour and saw shadows dancing on the walls, the ceiling and the window. Spirits were flying around the room – it was a great encounter.”

Ghost Edgefield“A a woman informed us at check-out that she awoke to someone standing over her. That afternoon housekeeping reentered the room after cleaning it to find pillows tossed about. Then we had [another guest feel a] tap-tap on her chest in the middle of the night.”

“I was taking a shower then all of a sudden I felt a hand grab my butt. I screamed and grabbed my towel to dry off and get my clothes on. Right as I spotted my shirt, it flew up in the air!” — (We, uh, apologize for that one… we’ll have the manager speak to the ghost in question.)


  1. Kathryn Kemp on April 18, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    We recently stayed two nights at the White Eagle Saloon in Portland – one night on the way down to San Fran & one night on our way back. I want to start by saying that the bar & hotel are beautiful and the price is right but we now believe the hotel is haunted. Neither my boyfriend or I believed in ghosts, we are very logical people and we hadn’t read anything about the hotel being haunted when we booked it. Our first night in room 1 was wonderful and uneventful but our 2nd night in room 3 was down right scary. We had just got in from a brutal 10 hour drive and went straight to bed. We were lying in bed trying to fall asleep and the bed started moving up & down for no reason – we tried to rationalize that it was probably due to the bar below but it felt pretty creepy. My boyfriend proceeded to fall asleep but I was a little rattled and couldn’t sleep, I kept feeling like something was tickling my toes. I eventually fell asleep too and in the morning we were abruptly awoken by what felt like a object hitting the bed very strongly from below! We were both freaked, so much so that my boyfriend was looking under the bed. When we got up we also found that the water in the sink was running. My boyfriend felt that there was something in the room that just wanted us out so that’s what we did – no shower, no nothing – we high tailed it out of there! It wasn’t until today that we read many articles about the hotel being haunted. It’s too bad because we loved the place and the price was right but we won’t be able to do another night there. If you do chose to stay – don’t stay in room 3!

  2. Adam on July 9, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    This is about the Grand Lodge. Last week I was there touring rooms to see which one would fit my party better the next week I would stay. When I first went to the basement level it was extremely dark. There were lights but it was dark. I quickly left that floor because I just felt like there was very dark spirits around. I went to the main lobby floor next and I felt completely fine but when i went to the second level I saw down the hall a ghostly figure of a old lady. I told the manger showing me around and they said many guest have reported seeing that. After that, i went to the attic level I had very positive sprit feelings in the hall but right when I entered room 312 I felt very negative.. Not sure why. If the resort didn’t offer 4 bars, a restaurant, spa, and soaking pool I would not be staying. Just warning you next time you go, DO NOT get a room in the basement or to be honest the second floor.

    • Jonathan on September 30, 2019 at 1:56 pm

      Just out of curiosity, where abouts on the 2nd floor did you see this figure of an old woman?

  3. Zach White on May 22, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    One night when I was a young teen, I had dinner at the restaurant with my dad, step mom and the cast of the play she was in. After being seated my sister (2 years younger) and I went to find the bathroom. We ended up going downstairs. Walking down the hall way, we passed an area where there was a pool. There was maybe 8-10 kids swimming and splashing in the pool. We wished we could swim as well but knew we couldn’t. We never found the bathroom down the hall and as we passed it again on the way back to the stairs, the lights were off and the water was like glass. There was no wet foot prints and no sign of kids swimming. We ran back up the stairs and were stopped by a hostesses. We told her what we saw and she said we must have been mistaken because the pool wasn’t open. We live near forest grove and I’ve always wanted to go back. But never told anyone else til now because I thought people would think I was lying or crazy.

  4. Diana Escobedo on April 30, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Have there been any reports about furniture being dragged in the middle of the night? I stayed there about 4-5 years ago on the first floor at the far east end near the stairs going up. Starting at 11:00 p.m. it sounded like someone was dragging something heavy across the floor above my room. First one direction then back the other. This lasted until approximately 12:30 a.m. when I decided to go up the stairs to knock on the door of the room above me. It was located across from the stairs. As I approached the door, I noticed that it was slightly ajar, then started to slowly swing open just a tiny bit more. I immediately turned around and went to the front desk and asked them if they could tell the people in that room to please stop and let me sleep. They informed me that no one was registered in that room but that they would check it out. I went back to bed and heard nothing for 30 minutes, then it started up again. I finally fell asleep around 3:00 so I have no idea how long that noise continued.

  5. Heather on October 6, 2023 at 9:18 pm

    We stayed at the crystal hotel down town last month. I woke up to an old man in the room standing there watching us sleep then he sat down where there was no chair and disappeared. Later I woke again and thought I saw several men engaging in adult activities, then they where gone. I hardly got any sleep after that, felt like I was being watched all night.

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