The Hen House: Private unit in NE

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

The Hen House is a converted garage that has everything you need for a visit. I built the place using as much salvaged material that I could find. The loft stairs are very steep so if you are not very agile I would recommend the pullout single bed downstairs. I'm between the Mississippi area, Williams corridor and Alberta Arts District with 2 grocery stores within walking distance. It's private and there are animals (cats and tortoise mostly) to hang with outside. Lots of gardens too.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $35
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: $95 / night


The space

The converted garage has salvaged gym floor (from Portland Community College) that adds color, and 3 skylights to add natural light. There is a loft to sleep in and another small couch that pulls out as a single bed. The loft is very steep so be careful if you sleep up there. There is a full kitchen but the only oven is a toaster oven. The bathroom is large and has a stackable washer dryer in it. I will leave basic necessities coffee, fruit and surprises out there.

You'll enter by walking through parking strip (feel free to park there if clear) and going up stairs and follow sidewalk to the back unit. The entrance is separate and you have your own side garden but my family uses the sidewalk when leaving the backyard.. There is a garden you're welcome to eat from and a nice sitting spot. The neighborhood is very nice and convenient. There is a Whole Foods and New Seasons within walking distance. I am between the Mississippi, Alberta and Williams neighborhoods. I'm 2 miles from downtown and the bus is very close. There are functioning bikes you can use although they are not in tip top shape.

The place is made from mostly salvaged material. There are many crazy neat light fixtures and a curved church window from a Baptist church they tore down. It is quiet and private but you might hear a chicken, cat fight or a far away train.

Guest access

The Hen House and the backyard

Interaction with guests

Call or text me if you need anything!

The neighborhood

Fun and quiet neighborhood but you can walk to a bar or a really good restaurant within minutes.

Getting around

Park on the street if you want. There are usually plenty of spots or use the parking spot if you have a small car.

Other things to note

Check-out at 11 and check-in at 2. I'm flexible unless its back to back bookings. Feel free to ask!

House Rules
Check in time is flexible

Smokers can smoke outside. I'll leave breakfast stuff in unit but you need to cook it! Be respectful and nice.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

183 Reviews

Check In
Adam User Profile
April 2017
Very clean and comfortable place in a nice location just outside of downtown. Loved the use of the small space.

Marlee User Profile
April 2017
wow, what a beautiful and incredible place to stay. coffee and tea and snacks and eggs and tv and .... yah its literally perfect and norah rules!

Andrea User Profile
April 2017
We had a fantastic stay at the Hen House. Norah is incredibly quick to answer any questions or accommodate any needs. There were delicious treats available for us in the kitchen: fresh eggs, coffee, and other food options for cooking if needed. I would definitely stay here again!

Heather User Profile
April 2017
This spot was so cute and a good layout for a small space. It had everything we needed and was very quiet and close to a bus stop. The host was very responsive and helpful. Appreciate the breakfast foods and the shower, stove, and tv worked great.

Jennifer User Profile
April 2017
Norah's house was perfect for our stay in Portland! It is close to downtown and lots of restaurants and shops. Very clean and well set up. We would stay here again for sure!

Stacey User Profile
March 2017
It was a really cute and cozy little place. Norah really adds in a bunch of things to make your stay comfortable (food for breakfast, supplies, laundry, extra bedding, etc). Also, being really close to the Alberta area was really nice too!

Chelsea User Profile
March 2017
Fantastic stay! Love the location. Love being w my pups! And Norah was very responsive to all requests. Highly recommend.

Portland, Oregon, United States · Joined in April 2013
Norah User ProfileNorah is a superhost.

I am Norah. I like to exercise, listen to music and have a good time.

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour

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