Cute guest room in artist's home

House - Private room · Southeast 35th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202, United States

Our guest room has antiques and original art like the rest of our bungalow style house. Enjoy the deck and gardens, hot tub and massage then walk through our tree lined residential neighborhood to Portland's major foodie destination, Division Street

The Space

A professional artist and actress have a sweet, small guest room available for an overnight guest or someone wanting to stay the weekend to enjoy Portland as well as longer stays if you need.
I'm Mark an artist, a painter and L.M.T. My wife, Wendy, is an actress, comedienne and singer. We have a charming, arty, house in the Richmond neighborhood in the southeast of Portland. Its an easy walk to the Clinton St. theater to the west or the Bagdad theater on Hawthorne boulevard to the north with all kinds of shops and restaurants nearby. Division St. a block away with Pok Pok, Ava Gene's, Bollywood Theater, and Nuestra Cucina as well as numerous smaller bakeries and coffee shops has become quite the foodie destination street with vintage and novelty shops as well. Walk down through our tree lined residential neighborhood to the little Clinton "village" that has art galleries, restaurants, a coffee house and nice bar, The Press Club, with live music as well as the Clinton Theater with interesting unusual movies and the longest running Rocky Horror Picture show on Saturday nights.
We have a garden around the house with interesting sitting areas and a deck with a hot tub... an in house spa if you like. Wendy and I both like to cook and like to host guests for breakfasts here. We had friends stay in our guest room before and we thought - why not host a friend we haven't met yet So if you're new to Airbnb be sure to fill in your profile page and post an accurate picture of yourself so we can get an idea of who we might be inviting into our home. We would be an ideal place for a single person to come and enjoy a homey, arty place with personality while staying in an interesting Portland neighborhood. We could accommodate two by adding a futon. We can point you towards all kinds of interesting things to see and do nearby and throughout the city.

Guest Access

When you come I will greet you or tell you where to get the key to let yourself in and find your room at the top of the stairs.

Interaction with Guests

We respect your privacy, leave you be in your room and you have easy access to come and go as you like but we welcome you to join us for breakfast, and enjoy getting acquainted with you if you are so inclined. You could book a massage and have a hot tub if you want to relax at the end of the day.

The Neighborhood

Some of Portland's favorite restaurants are close by: Pok Pok, Nuestra Cucina, Bollywood Theater, Ava Gene's, St. Jack's are withing walking distance, Olympic Provisions, Bistro Montage, Delta Cafe, Evoe, and Le Pigeon are not far away. Vintage and collectible shops, tea and coffee houses and more all all within easy walking distance. Yet our house and most all the neighbors live in hundred year old craftsman style bungalows making for a nice tree lined neighborhood good for walking in all directions.

Getting around

The frequent service #4 Division/St.Johns bus is a block away to take you on a ride through downtown past Pioneer Square towards the train station through China town across the river over to the Lloyd center area and on to the Mississippi Ave. neighborhood for lots more fun. You can continue all the way out to the little town of St. Johns if you want to take a mini tour of Portland then turn around and come back towards our house.
On the way back it goes back through Mississippi to the Rose Garden where the Lloyd Center mall is, through China town and downtown and across the river to Hawthorne Blvd. then over to Division street and up to where you get off near our house on 34th st.
If you're coming from the airport take the Max red line to the Rose Garden then transfer to the #4 Division st. bus to bring you here.

Other Things to Note

If you want to stay with us be sure to complete your profile page so we can get an idea of who you are and if we would want you to visit us in our home. If you are new to Airbnb - go do that now and make sure the picture is of you, not your shoes.
We keep our prices low so people like us can afford a comfortable, fun, visit to Portland.
People from other countries, of other colors with different backgrounds, languages and religions are most welcome.
Our policies and philosophies can be summed up in most of the Beatles songs.
So please - no bigots, racists or rich Republicans trying to pinch pennies.. we did that once. Oy!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $250 /week
Monthly Price: $1000 /month
Cleaning Fee: $5
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I very much liked the hosts, found the neighborhood delightful, doubt I could have had a better experience (OK bright sunshine would have made it better, but this is Portland afterall.) The location made it easy to many places by public transit and a short walk to interesting shops and restaurants. If you go at this time of year, like plants, the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden is not to be missed.

    April 2014
  • Mark and Wendy were great hosts. Mark was really nice for showing me around the city and even picking me up from the Airport. Wendy was pleasant and very glad to have me there. They were good about giving me the rundown of the city but also letting me strike out and explore on my own.

    I would highly recommend using their room to anyone who was visiting Portland. Their neighborhood was super-cool and close to some very popular spots. I also wasn't far from downtown via bus or bike. I highly recommend renting a bike. You'll see a lot of great things and the city is very well-suited for bikers.

    April 2014
    Response from Mark&Wendy:

    Paul, Come back, stay longer, make new friends, have more fun!

  • I felt like I was home with my parents. Mark and Wendy are definitely wonderful human beings! I love them, I always will.

    March 2014
    Response from Mark&Wendy:

    Puji, You truly stepped into our hearts. I met a member of my true family and I wish you the very best in wherever you go and whatever you do.

  • Mark & Wendy are brilliant. Loads of advice and great conversation. Their home is located in a lovely district with easy access to downtown etc

    March 2014
    Response from Mark&Wendy:

    Kate, I think you have affected our future travel plans upon learning more about Brighton. Don't be surprised if we swing by your way some day. Thanks for being such good company.

  • Wendy and Mark were great hosts. They helped enhance my first time in Portland to the fullest. They show much hospitality, are incredibly generous and kind. Their home is at a very convenient distance from downtown and everywhere else. I am very glad I found them on airbnb. Couldn't have found a better place.

    March 2014
  • Mark & Wendy were nothing short of inspirational. They were so accommodating and introduced me to SO many new things...reiki, acupuncture, local restaurants, the list goes on! Can not wait to come back! I left my stay at their home with two new friends:)

    March 2014
    Response from Mark&Wendy:

    Cags, I am on pins and needles wanting to hear how your hand is healing. Wendy is still talking about what a beautiful person she thinks you are. I hope all your training pays off and your career lifts off in new ways.

  • Spent a couple nights with Mark & Wendy in SE PDX. They are a hilarious, delightful couple with amazing verve for life. Immediately invited me into their room to watch the Oscars after sending me out into the neighborhood to check out an art walk. Will definitely be stopping by to check in soon. Super cozy!

    March 2014
  • This was one of my best experiences with airbnb (not that I've had any bad ones).

    Mark & Wendy are simple sweet, warm, open-hearted people, and their house is wonderful. I look forward to staying with them again.

    February 2014
  • February 2014
  • This was my first airbnb experience - Mark & Wendy made it so excellent. Cozy, comfortable, quiet room in a super location for mass transit. I got hugs when I left, need I say more? Hope to see them again soon.

    February 2014
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Lebanon Union High School, Yokohama High School, Yokohama Japan, U of O, , P.S.U.
Painting, massage therapy, me, stylist, fashion consultant, actress, Wendy.
I'm Mark an artist, a painter and L.M.T. My wife, Wendy, is an actress, comedienne and singer. We met thirty years ago at Storefront Actor's Theater in downtown Portland. Wendy was so talented I bowed out of acting and took up set design and scenery painting that lead to mural work and now fine art easel painting. I am working on art or practicing massage most every day these days. Wendy has become a stylist and fashion consultant and continues to perform in Portland theater. Our house reflects a love of art, travel, antiques, and oddities. Beauty sustains us and keeps us feeling alive and we welcome like minded travelers. We are baby boomers, seniors, arty, lefty, over the hill ex hippies who cling to our old ideals tighter than we do our new ipods.
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