About this listing
A comfortable, quiet, private bedroom, shared bathroom. Located in the middle of Portland's Washington Park next to the Japanese Gardens! So like a proper Bed & Breakfast you would find in The British Isles or New Zealand.
Portland is such a spectacular place to be in the Spring. The location of my place in Washington Park makes it the center of enjoying the great outdoors right in the middle of the city. Culture activities are at the best with theatre, music and dance all round the city. And if you have not tried our beer or visited our wineries it is a special treat! The room has a comfy Queen bed for 2. Queen Bed (60inches x 80inches)
Queen size mattresses are the gold standard in the industry today. They have a width suitable for sharing, and a length that works for all but the tallest people.
A small, cozy room you would find in Germany, England or New Zealand. Maximum is 2 people.
If you are looking for more spacious accomodations, private bath, living room and garden terrace check out our Bed and Breakfast Suite in the Park listing(Air BnB #(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN))...upgraded amenities and a very special place on the ground level.
We offer a Continental Breakfast, it is really quite deluxe and due to the popularity of our special quiche we continue to serve with rave reviews! We specialize in Northwest ingredients including, seasonal fruit, and quiches made with famous Tillamook Cheese, local mushrooms, local organic eggs. Selection does vary weekly. Here is an idea of what we have served: Leek & Wild Mushroom, Spicey (not hot) Spanish
Shrimp, Salmon, Individual Quiche Lorraine(with bacon) and Oregon bay shrimp! All of our quiches feature Tillamook cheeses, and Walla Walla Sweet Onions. For any special diets we require 24 hour notice prior to your arrival. (Vegetarian or Gluten free.)
A comfortable, quiet, private bedroom in the middle of Portland's Washington Park! We greet you with special cookies to enjoy! A delicious Continental breakfast each morning too! My house borders Washington Park in the middle of beautiful Portland, Oregon. Right next door are the Japanese Gardens(closed Sept. 8-March 1)
, World Famous Rose Gardens, The Oregon Zoo and the Zoo Train (which has a stop around the corner!), The Wildwood Trail, Hoyt Arboretum and all the delights of one of the very finest neighborhoods in Portland. The sound of birds will greet you in the morning....this is a great place for bird watching and right in the middle of the city! The bus, Tri Met has a stop just a few steps from the front door (line 63 & 83) runs every 15 minutes and connect to MAX(Lightrail). Free tennis courts are just round the corner and all the recreation of one of the finest urban parks in the country. And yes we provide complimentary tennis racquets & balls! Every visitor to Portland eventually comes to this neighborhood to enjoy the amazing views of Mt. Hood and the park. In the summer there are often free evening concerts in the outdoor amphitheatre just a 5 minute walk from the house. It is a breath of fresh air in the middle of the city. Anytime of they year this place is fantastic! It is a short walk thru the park to NW 23rd where there are Brew Pubs, tons of Restaurants and upscale shopping. Some of the best Happy Hours in Portland are close by! Again we specialize in a very British or New Zealand experience here in our proper B & B.
He has been a travel agent for 38 years! Tom has traveled to 6 continents and round-the-world many times. He has stayed in every type of accommodation on this planet ! From hostels in Russia to 5 star resorts in the South of France to luxury hotels in Madrid, New York, Hong Kong and Morocco. We would say that no one knows hotels and accommodations and taking care of guests better than Tom! This guy knows what it is to provide quality hospitality! He is also an avid hiker and outdoorsman. Tom is an Oregon native and very knowledgeable of the area. He can help you with choosing the best day and overnight hikes around Portland, The Cascade Mountains, The Columbia River Gorge and the Oregon Coast. He can also make expert suggestions for visiting some of the best vineyards and wineries in the area. And, he can also tell you just about everything there is to know about Washington Park and the City of Portlandia! And bring your bicycle and make Tom get out and ride with you! Portland is the best bicycle city(bicycle friendly) in the USA!
Tom is a full time travel agent and works from his office at home. He has been a travel agent for over 30 years! He specializes in foreign independent travel especially to Spain and Asia. While you are here he can help you with advance reservations for car rentals, hotel reservations, for your future travels. ASK TOM TO SHARE HIS PERSONAL RESTAURANT AND MENU BOOK OF THE VERY BEST PLACES TO DINE IN PORTLAND. SPECIAL PLACES TO EAT AND ENJOY THE TASTE OF PORTLAND!
The house and your room:
It was built in 1947 and retains a charm of that era. The private bedroom is 120 square feet (12 square meters) and has a bright sunny window looking out onto the garden. There is one queen size bed that comfortably fits 1 or 2 guests. We use the finest linens and fluffy towels. Complimentary WiFi and Cable TV. Sorry, no cooking or kitchen use is allowed.
The 1940s ceramic tiled bathroom is a shared bathroom. Nice comfy towels and French shea butter soap are provided, and there is a hair dryer.
The Continental Breakfast:
It is really special and I guarantee it will get your day started! Continental Breakfast can be served from 7:30am to 9:30am in the cozy Breakfast Room. And yes, of course, I can even have it ready earlier if you have an early departure. Just let me know. This is not a full breakfast and not cooked-to-order, but a set menu. AND, it has been praised and raved about by guests and will keep you going until lunch! It is not a cooked to order breakfast and for the gluten-free folks you can have a soft or hard boiled egg, gluten free toast and fruit. I need to know 24 hours in advance for gluten free. You need to email me and will do my best! This is a real value as not many accommodations (hardly any!) in Portland offer anything more than coffee. We call it a Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast served every morning which includes for the Fall: Special apple treats and fall harvest quiche! home baked goodies, homemade apple butter, juice, seasonal fruit, coffee, a huge selection of teas and hot chocolate served each morning in the kitchen and breakfast room. And...........If you are on a strict gluten free diet I can substitute gluten free toast and a soft/hard boiled (organic, free range) egg for the quiche and bake goods. Please request this when making your reservation or 24 hours in advance! Yes we have de-caff teas, but do not have de-caff coffee.
WE ARE CONTINUING OUR POPULAR QUICHE AND WE WILL BE SERVING TOM'S GOURMET QUICHE EVERY MORNING! Varieties can include: Mushroom & Leek, Mushroom & Artichoke, Quiche Lorraine (with bacon), Oregon Bay Shrimp, Salmon or Dungeness Crab!
More information about your stay with us:
Check in Time is from 3:00pm to 11:00pm. Check Out time is 11:00am in the morning.
Quiet hours: 11:00pm to 9:00am daily.(low TV volume, quiet talking).
If you are coming from a foreign country: There is a electric current convertor and adaptor available for guest use. We run on a 120 Voltage 60HZ system like everyone in the USA.
Sorry no pets (I love dogs & cats but I am allergic to them)
. No children under 15. No Smoking. Maximum occupancy 2 people.
Basic Cable TV. No premium channels.
Lots of Free Parking on the street right in front of the house in a very safe neighborhood. Airport shuttle serves the area or you can take MAX and the bus right to the house for $2.50 each way!
You will have a comfy, queen bedded room with a view of the garden from the window, shared bath and the breakfast room where our Deluxe continental breakfast is served daily. Use of the kitchen is not permitted. No cooking is allowed in your room or bathroom.
The rest of the house is for the use of the owners and not for guests, thank you for respecting this. If you are wanting more space: access to a garden terrace and a spacious accommodation we suggest that you check out our Bed and Breakfast Suite in the Park, which is located on the ground level with a beautiful garden, private bath, spacious living room, upgraded amenities
and private bedroom. There are 14 steps down to the suite.
Interaction with guests
A lot! I know Portland so very well and am happy to share any of my insights! I am very familiar with the sights of all of the Portland metro area. Also, I have great dining recommendations....just ask! As for the the wine and beer venues.....Portland is a mecca and I can guide you to the very best.
My place is located in the middle of beautiful Washington Park, the most beautiful part of the city! A very prestigious neighborhood. Right around the corner from the Rose Gardens and the world famous Japanese Gardens. There are also lighted tennis courts (free) around the corner(Rackets and tennis balls provided Free!). And access to the Wildwood Trail. AND! If you want to visit the Columbia River Gorge Tom knows it very well and can recommend the best.
Portland is a cold climate (year round) please bring your warmest clothes.
Yes, the bus stops right on the corner! There is a bus every 15-20 minutes that will connect you to the MAX (light rail) or the Portland Streetcar system. TriMet’s Line #63. The Washington Park Free Shuttle runs on a one-way loop through the park, stopping at all points in the park, Washington Park MAX Station and most of the attractions in the park. Both MAX stations are served by the Blue and Red lines, and the Line 63-Washington Park/Arlington Heights bus. Operates weekdays. 7am-7pm. And there is the Line #20 that operates 7 days a week until 1:30am and it is just 2.5 blocks away from the house
There is a bus stop(#1633 and stop #12886) just at the corner with Tri Met. We are on the #63 Route. You can connect to anywhere easily in the Portland Metro area via bus, streetcar and light rail.
PARKING: For those with a car there is parking on the street right in front of the house. A parking permit is required and provided to you at no charge for your stay. You will need to return the permit when you leave.
Blue Star Shuttle operates airport shuttle right to our front door. Reservations required.
We have a good relationship with both Blue Star Shuttle and Radio Cab....both have always been right on time and provide excellent service to anywhere you need to go. BUSES STOP RUNNING AT 7PM. Buses stop running to our stop at 7pm, but the stop for the #20 bus line, two blocks away, has service until midnight.
Other things to note
The Breakfast: With Autumn comes the flavors of fall. The quiche take on a fall flavor in the mushrooms, quiche Lorraine and salmon. Served with warm muffins, rolls or scones
and Oregon jams.
Tipping: A tip is defintely
not expected, but at the end of your stay if you are happy and satisfied with the experience and if we have extended some special things. It's a nice, nice thing.
.....a tip is so greatly appreciated by the staff.
Portland is a cold climate (year round) please bring your warmest clothes. My place borders beautiful Washington Park and the Japanese Gardens in the middle of Portland. It is quite a beautiful and restful spot! Very unique for Air BnB in Portland. My 1940s MId-Century house has a definite charm from the cabinetry to the tiled bath. All maintained very well in its mid-century theme. I am very familiar with my home state of Oregon and can give you some great insider tips on seeing the best places!
Warm wool blankets and down comforters to make your stay cozy and comfortable.
-No children under 10 years please do not make reservations if you are bringing children under 10 years old. We do not accept them.
-No Smoking on the property
-Check in 3pm or after and not after 11pm
-Check out 11:00am
-Sorry late check out is not possible.
-Sorry no pets allowed
-Early check in is not possible
-2 people maximum.
-No shoes in the house, there is a shoe basket right inside the front door.
-No parking in the driveway. Plenty of parking on the street right in front of the house.
-Shared bathroom. We ask that you keep care of your towels in your room. We do have a guest basket in the bathroom. Again, this is so like an experience you will have in England or Auckland!
-Quiet hours from 11:00pm to 7:00am daily.(low TV volume, quiet talking)
-Continental Breakfast is served from 7:30am-9:30am in the Breakfast room. Please let us know what time you would like your breakfast (website hidden) is an idea of what we have served: Gambas con Mojo Canarias(Spicey, not hot Spanish Shrimp, Mushroom & Onion, Salmon & Onion, l Quiche Lorraine(with bacon), Dungeness Crab and Oregon bay shrimp! For any special diets we require 24 hour notice prior to your arrival. We will send you a menu selection sheet. (Vegetarian or Gluten free
) "What a special treat"...that's what the guests say! PLEASE LET US KNOW 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF YOUR ARRIVAL IF YOU HAVE ANY FOOD ALLERGIES SO THAT WE CAN PREPARE AN ALTERNATIVE TO OUR REGULAR MENU.
-Check in time is from 3:00pm to 11:00pm. And Check out is at 11:00am. Sorry, we are not able to offer a late check out time.
-There are discounts for stays of 7 nights.
-The front room/living room and deck are private and for the use of the owners only. Please be respectful of this.
-No cooking or kitchen use is allowed.
-No pets allowed.
-Bathroom, which is shared. In it there is a basket on the counter that is for your use for personal items. Please hang towels in your room.
-Towels. Please do not take the towels from your room outside of the house. We have beach towels that you may use for swimming or to go to the park. Please ask!
And lastly, we ask that you have no more than one guest at a time and this would be for pick up or drop offs only. There is not a social or common area in the house as there is only your room that you are renting. There are many, many places close by to entertain friends and family (the park, bars, brew pubs and restaurants on NW 23rd) and we encourage you to take advantage of the lively music scene in Portland!
You have the advantage of having an in house travel agent as well. I am a full service travel agent and have been for many years. I work from my office at home. I can help you with future travel plans and I specialize in leisure travel.
-Recycle, compost & Garbage. The city of Portland is very particular when it comes to waste/recycling. We put out 4 separate bins each week. Please ask where you can dispose of your garbage and recycling.
I am a professional businessman here in Portland. In the travel industry. I am a fifth generation Oregonian and I love this state and the City of Portland, I have been working in the travel industry for 37 years and know what hospitality means. I have been to over 80 countries on 6 continents. I am a full time travel agent and work from my office at home. I am a Virtuoso travel agent and so that means when I am not rowing my raft down the Rogue River I am staying at an Orient Express hotel somewhere in the world. I speak English, French (so-so) and Spanish. I am an avid outdoorsman and ski, hike, bike, kayak and climb. I live in beautiful Washington Park. My home is next to the Japanese Gardens and just above the world famous Rose Gardens. Please get me to ride my bike with you or play tennis on the tennis courts across the street! My place is so close to the Zoo, Hoyt Arboretum, Japanese Gardens and the Rose Gardens. I am right here.....steps away from the Washington Park Shuttle Bus stop at Kingston and Fairview Blvd.