Artisan Sanctuary

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Northeast Going Street, Portland, OR 97211, United States

The Space

Cozy, quiet, artistically appointed basement apartment in great NE Portland location. Fully furnished and on the bike route. Located on a quiet street within walking distance to the trendy neighborhoods of Alberta Arts and the Mississippi Corridor. Near the bus line. A relaxing retreat from the excitement of Portland. Funky, clean, uncluttered, private apartment.

500 square feet, interestingly laid out dwelling. Two large spaces include the kitchen/dinging room/ media or writing desk. Bathroom has a shower, toilet grotto with reclaimed fir magazine caddie and shelf that holds rocks collected on Cape Cod. The back area consists of a 12’x24 open room with bedroom and living room with another desk for writing, media or thinking. There is a comfy queen bed. Private hang out area with chairs and table is just outside entry.

The neighborhood is really great. I have lived here for almost 20 years and have witnessed this place change and flux with the times. While the gentrification has been great for families, businesses (and property values), I am glad that my street has maintained a sense of community and diversity that makes me glad to be a human.

It is located between Alberta Arts and the Mississippi Corridor (a ten minute walk in either direction.) These are two very hot and fun areas for eating, drinking, shopping or people watching. There is a seasonal local farmer's market every Sunday just 3 blocks away.

My street is also on a bike route. Portland has a vibrant bicycle culture and has mapped out routes that take you safely all over the city. I will have two basic bikes for use free of charge at your own risk. The #6 bus line is at the end of the street and the house is close to I-5. There is parking in front of the house.

The apartment has a private entrance with a driveway patio hang out area. It is a basement apartment and is quiet, clean, artsy, esoteric. I created it a year ago and lived here until very recently. I found it to be a nice calming space. Most of the woodwork is reclaimed material. All windows are new and insulated. The lighting is an eclectic collection of random coolness that my friend (and professional lighting designer) threw together for me. The place turned out to be a perfect manifestation of my vision. A unique and comforting abode, which I hope you will enjoy visiting.

I have a small dog, Pico. He stays with me half the week and is pretty mellow. He does bark on occasion but I try to curb that. And there is a cat, Daisy, who sleeps in the laundry room across from the apartment. She is super friendly and has won the hearts of many guests. I don't allow her in the apartment as a rule, but she has been invited in for visits on occasion. If you have severely allergies to cats, this may not be the place for you.

I have enjoyed living in this neighborhood and house. There is much to be explored within walking and biking distance, as well as easy access to the routes that take you off to see the splendors of this amazing part of the country.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

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  • Margo and her Artisan Sanctuary were wonderfully accommodating! The space was perfect for the two of us and the bikes available made it easy to get everywhere in the city.

    April 2014
  • Stayed here for 4 nights and loved it. Margo was very friendly and gave us some great recommendations for places to eat. The space is roomy but very cosy at the same time. It's also an easy trip by bus into downtown. Added highlight was the pets! Pico the dog is great and Daisy was also cute. We highly recommend and would stay again.

    April 2014
  • An absolutely beautiful place. Great privacy and comfort and right in a wonderful neighbourhood.

    April 2014
  • A fabulous place to call home for a few nights. Everything is so well considered to make an out-of-towner feel welcome and looked after. Although a garden-level suite, with so many dim-able light fixtures and heigh ceilings, always felt open and and airy. The bikes looked a great option to take advantage of esp. given the location on a bike route, we ran out of time! Recommended.

    April 2014
  • Great place, great location, great host!

    March 2014
  • The place is truly a sanctuary! Even though it's such an intimate space, Margo has a taste for design to make this gem a paradise. It was great to come back to this lovely, quiet space at the end of the day after actively exploring Portland. Margo stocked the fridge, provided us some treats, and even had great local coffee which my fiance enjoyed every morning that we were here. Margo was extremely accommodating, allowing us to leave our stuff at the space after the checkout time until it was time for us to leave to the airport. After talking to Margo about the place, there is 20 years worth of love invested into the wonderful place.

    March 2014
  • My stay here was perfect! Great, convenient location and a really cozy space. Everything was very clean and comfortable and Margo was really sweet. Would definitely recommend!!

    March 2014
  • Such a fabulous little spot! Quiet, clean, homey and can we talk about Daisy the cat? She made the stay even more terrific.
    Margo is terribly sweet & quite the hospitable host. Will most definitely be back again as this neighborhood is one of the most charismatic in the Portland area.

    March 2014
  • I loved it! Large space in a very nice part of Northeast Portland, mostly everything was within walking distance and Daisy the cat kept me entertained.

    March 2014
  • Loved this little oasis. Great location, every amenity and charming detail you could hope for. Such beautiful touches on the place. The bikes were a definite highlight. Great location with easy access to Alberta and Mississippi neighborhoods.

    March 2014
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University of Massachusetts/Boston
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Carpenter, Artist, Traveler, Free Spirit. From the Boston area. Currently living in Portland, OR. I love the Cape so much! I built this, my dream home, on the last sliver of my grandfathers property. I grew up going to the cape every summer. This is truly a magical and peaceful place and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
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