About this listing
A private bedroom in the back of a house located in the Hawthorne district of Portland, Oregon. We are a quick bus-ride to downtown PDX and have free street parking.
And yes - we have chickens.
This is a sunny bedroom in the back of a large house. Access is either through the front door or via a private side door. The bed is a pull-out "hide-a-bed" but it's nothing like the crappy hide-a-bed in the basement of your Uncle's house. This one has an inflatable air mattress that can be made as firm or soft as you like.
The room has both wired and wireless internet.
The bedroom shares a bathroom with one other bedroom, accessible by a short walk down a hallway. It is just off the kitchen and you may be occasionally woken by the smell of breakfast - which you are welcome to join.
The additional bedroom in the wing is occupied by Dave. He is a nice guy, clean and quiet.
There is a spacious patio in the back of the house - delightful when it isn't raining.
The main floor of the house is considered community space. Play the piano, make some tea, use the fridge, watch television, read a book. Much like the common room you had in that big house in college - but with adults. The bedroom has plenty of space to be contemplative if you so desire, or you have the option to come out and socialize.
Interaction with Guests
Mark works at home in an upstairs office and is immediately available (assuming he isn't on a teleconference).
We are located within two blocks of the Hawthorne district. Lots of great shops and restaurants, as well as a pub/movie theater. Great for a stroll - you'll rarely need a car.
The Hawthorne district is two blocks from our house and highly walkable. It has grocery stores, restaurants, coffee, bars, shops, Ben and Jerry, a movie theater and a bookstore.
The Division district is 1/2 mile to the south, a five minute walk. More restaurants, shops, ice cream, coffee, shops, etc.
We advise people to avoid driving downtown - parking is difficult and expensive. Instead, ride the bus. We are three blocks from the #14 bus stop which will take you into downtown Portland.
I highly recommend downloading the Tri-Met app for your smart phone ( (URL HIDDEN) ). You can purchase tickets, check schedules, plan a trip and check transit maps. The app is free, an all-day adult pass is $5, a 2-hour pass is $2.50.
Other Things to Note
Monday nights are practice for a Saxophone / Bass jazz duet. You're welcome to come listen. Janell is a rabid fan of Downton Abbey - no talking in the main area when it is on! And yes - we have chickens, but they are not allowed in the house.
Sorry, no smoking or pets.