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 of Alberta Street, N. Williams and Mississippi Ave.
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.
Separate entrance, hangout area, two vintage bikes with accoutrement, hairdryer, iron, cooking apparatus, fake fire place log with "real wood crackle" sound, my book collection (please leave on premises).
Interaction with Guests
I like to meet everyone if possible. But also respect your privacy. Depends on the guest. Some people want some interaction while others prefer to just do their thing. I've met some amazing people.
A lovely older established neighborhood that is undergoing a major transition. There are still many people who have lived here for years, but it is also being developed. There are now 3 area within walking distance that offer housing, shops, restaurants and bars etc. I am on the bike boulevard system and not far from the highway access. It is also easy to get around on public transportation which is at the end of the street. I have loved living here for these 20 years. One of the nicest neighborhoods in Portland, I think.
There is a bus at the end of the street. More (email hidden)
Other Things to Note
The fireplace is temperamental, so I have put in a fake log which lights up and can make crackle sounds. Cheesy goodness
*Smoking in the yard only, no unauthorized guests or parties of more than 6 people. No excessively loud music. Respect quiet hours from 10pm-8am on weekdays. Bicycles are provided free of charge, but guests must agree to and sign "Bicycle Agreement" which I will provide upon arrival.
Please call me right away if you have any questions or problems!
The Artisan Sanctuary was the perfect place for my boyfriend and I to spend our weekend in Portland. It was centrally located to everything we wanted to explore and the space itself was much more spacious than the photos make it seem. Such a cute cozy place! We even had the pleasure of meeting Margo herself and Pico her dog! Thanks for the wonderful stay! I would definitely come back here again if I was visiting Portland in the future.
Our experience at the artisan sanctuary was fantastic! The pictures did not do the place justice! It was so open and welcoming. From the guidebook to the waffles in the fridge, everything we needed and more was provided for us. Oh and daisy was awesome to have around too!
We loved our stay at the Artisan Sanctuary! It was honestly an excellent location near Alberta and Williams streets. We walked to Tasty n Sons as well as Box Social and Alberta Street pub which were excellent. The bikes got us from point A to point B just fine! And the bed was comfy. The kitchen was stocked with goodies and it was an overall great space. Would definitely stay here again. Margo was super helpful and friendly!
Margo's place was great. very private and well equipt for cooking. Nice location.
A sanctuary is indeed what this place turned out to be! I so loved my stay and will surely return. Margo is a perfect host- I can tell she is an incredible individual by how kind, helpful, clean, and hospitable she is. Coffee and breakfast supplies were waiting, as well as all kitchen necessities, which was invaluable help. The apartment is clean, quiet, and peaceful. And the location is great to boot- it is a quiet neighborhood that is within walking distance to many many good eats and bus stops. I was in Portland for an Xtend Barre training and was able to get all over the city by bus alone, (I highly recommend the trimet app). Bring a good raincoat and wellies and come stay here! You won't be disappointed.
I had such a lovely time at Margo's place! The apartment is so cozy, quiet and sweet. Make sure to meet Daisy!
We are big fans of Portland and this was a perfect home base for our nearly week-long trip. The amount of care that has gone into making this living space practical and efficient, as well as beautiful and unique is very apparent. Margo is a great host - she's the most laid-back, yet totally on the ball person to deal with. Recommended, for sure!
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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.