About This Listing
Welcome to Portland! We've got it all--world-famous restaurants, food carts, doughnut makers, breweries, coffee roasters, and wineries all within reach. If you are itching to get out of the city, we are a hop skip and a jump from the Oregon coast, the Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah falls, Mt. Hood, and wine country. Our house is about a 15-20 minute drive to the airport, and 15 minute drive to downtown Portland.
Your Asian- themed room in our recently completed (December 2012!) 6 BR 3.5 BA Portland Foursquare home is in the finished basement. It has a very comfortable queen-sized pillowtop bed for your use. You will share a full bath with the other airbnb room downstairs (the yellow room)--the bathroom is located between the two. There is an additional powder room on the main floor for anyone to use.
The finished basement is about 1200 square feet, and has a large egress window, 9 foot ceilings, and private entrance from the side of the house, so you can come and go with privacy. The basement has a large open space with an HDTV hooked up to cable, a table and desk available for your use.
The kitchen is large and sunny, with stainless appliances, granite counters, large island with prep sink and bar stools for relaxed meals. It opens to the great room, with gas fireplace and large HDTV. Off the kitchen there is a formal dining room with box beam ceilings, a powder room, and small library. We have a large front porch, and covered back deck that overlooks the fenced-in backyard, perfect for relaxing or dining on warm days.
Our house is in the Woodstock neighborhood, about a block from Woodstock Boulevard, not far from Reed College, and within walking distance of many great bars, restaurants, a Safeway grocery store, and 3 parks. The closet bus stop is on 52nd and Woodstock, about 2 blocks away. There is ample (free) street parking.
Your hosts are a typical Portland couple--Brian is a Portland native, and works in the coffee industry, and will offer you your daily cup or three in a myriad of ways. Shannon is fluent in Danish and Chinese, and practices acupuncture and Chinese medicine at a busy clinic, little Kieran is 2, and likes to kick soccer balls, play with his train set, eat avocados and dance.
Our home is childproofed, and we have a spare pack and play and lots of books and toys to share with our youngest guests.
In addition to coffee and Chinese medicine we enjoy cooking, wine, craft beer, movies, indie music, sporting events, international travel, and always enjoy meeting new people.
Please let us know your expected arrival time, so we can figure out how to get keys to you-- our scheduled fluctuate a lot from day to day. Thanks! We look forward to meeting you!!
No smoking indoors.
Please let us know when you book your approximate arrival time so we can figure out how to get you a key-- our schedules fluctuate a lot from day to day.
Please just be mindful of banging doors when the baby is sleeping-- he takes a nap from 11-2,and goes down around 7 in the evening. However he sleeps very well-- we watch TV, throw dinner parties, live normally while he is asleep. There is no way to disturb him from the basement.
The neighborhood was quiet. The room was cozy, clean and cool! Brian showed me around the basement and helped me get set up in the orange room. After that everything was easy. I was there for a wedding reception and party, so I was in and out. I used the basement door to come in and go out after my first entry so that I don't disturb Brian, Shannon and the kids. Overall I liked living here in a family atmosphere!
My host Shannon was very flexible about check-in and check-out time, which I really appreciated since I was driving in from Seattle, and traffic can have a huge effect on timing. I felt welcomed to use the house as though I were family, not just a guest. Shannon has an easy vibe. She did seem a little stressed and worried that the massage table out in the common space would be a bother, which it was not. I also enjoyed her son's youthful exuberance in showing me "the orange room" as I was checking out -- very cute.
A wonderful place to stay! The room was comfortable and cute and the private entrance was so convenient for us. Shannon and Brian were very kind, helpful, and accommodating! Thank you for making our move to Portland so much easier!
We felt very welcome staying with Shannon and her family! The room was perfect for us; quiet, clean and very private. There was even a private side entrance we were able to use when we came in at night. The basement had a huge living area that we were able to use to relax in before bed, complete with a mini fridge, coffee maker and tea! We only stayed one night, but would love to stay again when we come back to Portland!
Being my first time using Airbnb, I must say they are doing a great job hosting guest to their home. Pleasant welcoming on the day of my arrival! The room and the house itself are gorg! Super comfy bed, loved the bed set, I'm a sucker for white sheets and guess what!! White sheets and white comforter. Bathroom is top notch! Everything you need is there! Perfect touch with all good Trader Joe's shower essentials! My last night was phenomenal, my roomate from back home visited PDX and I must day Shannon and Brian went out of their way to welcome him. The chat and the wine was on point! Whenever I do go back to PDX , I will for sure stay again!
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About the Host, Shannon
I'm a Sinologist and Five Element Acupuncturist in private practice in Portland Oregon, and am married to Brian, who does consulting for local coffee and beer companies. We have a gorgeous son, Kieran, born in October of 2011. We are avid travelers, and love to meet new people.
Brian is a coffee snob, and loves cooking and wine tasting. Kieran is obsessed with trains and enjoys music, books, swimming, and eating.
My favorite travel destination is China, and Thailand is a close second. Brian prefers Bali, and would love to eat his way through Italy and France.