About This Listing
Relax in our comfortable suite on a tree lined street. We are close to the Convention Center, the Pearl, and the Lloyd District. You'll find world class restaurants, shops and public transportation all within reach. Sleeps 4, with real queen bed, and futon.
The suite is situated in the daylight basement of our one hundred year old home on a tree lined street, near restaurants and shops. The bedroom has a queen size real bed, and in the sitting room there is a futon which we will happily convert to a bed if needed. In the corner of the sitting room you'll find some kitchen essentials, a microwave, a small refrigerator, an electric kettle, and a french press. We keep it stocked with fresh ground coffee, and instant oatmeal for a quick on the go breakfast. I am always happy to loan any additional cooking supplies; spices, utensils, or pots and pans, as needed.
But who needs to cook when there are so many amazing restaurants in our neighborhood like Ox, Toro Bravo, Bunk, and Russell Street BBQ, all just a few blocks away.
You will have a private basement entrance through our "Garage."
We have a wifi connection for your computer. The television is equipped with with Chromecast so you can watch movies from your netflix que on our large TV. If you are unfamiliar with chromecast we can help you get it working. Basically, it will broadcast from your computer or smart phone, through your chrome browser, and apps like netflix. We are happy to loan you a laptop to access your netflix account. In the bedroom closet you will find an assortment of board games, feel free to play!
In nice weather you may enjoy your morning coffee sitting in the backyard garden.
Guests will have access to the basement door. You are welcome to use the backyard or front porch for sitting, sipping your morning or evening beverage, reading, or just watching the world go by.
Interaction with Guests
Since we are only upstairs we are happy to answer questions and point you in the right direction.
You'll find it easy to explore Portland from this close-in location by bus, streetcar, on foot, or by bike. You'll be walking distance to the Convention Center, the Lloyd District, Williams Avenue, the Pearl District, the Moda Center, Powell's, and of course Voodoo Donuts.
You can park your car for free on our tree lined street, no restrictions. Or if you'd rather take public transportation you'll find yourself just few blocks (500m) from the streetcar, bus lines (50m), and less than a mile to the MAX.
Other Things to Note
This unit is in the basement so ceilings are a tad low and you may hear us up in the kitchen in the mornings and evenings. We are generally not noisy and will warn you if we plan to entertain.
Check-in time is 3pm, check-out is noon. We are very flexible wherever possible, and we are happy to hold your luggage if needed.
When you visit, you will always find fresh ground coffee, instant oatmeal, for a quick breakfast, and microwaveable popcorn for late night snacking.
If you happen to be traveling in an EV we will happily share our 120 charging station, please arrange this in advance.
This is a non-smoking house and yard.
Quiet time after 11. Please be respectful of our neighbors.
Please check with us if you would like to have guests visit.
The location is ideal for making the most of Portland - we were able to easily and efficiently travel to several different neighborhoods - better yet, everything you need is within walking distance. Pamela is an easy going host, great with communication. The backyard was a real treat since we happened to be visiting on an exceptionally warm, sunny day. The private entrance allowed for easy coming and going.
Staying at Pamela's place was really easy. We had the whole basement apartment to ourselves. The basement has a separate entrance so we could come home late without bothering our hosts. The apartment was well-stocked with toiletries and other items, which was a very nice touch.
Pamela was an excellent host. Although she couldn't be there when I arrived, she made sure that it was easy for me to get the key and settle in. The place itself is lovely; comfortable and well appointed, with a homey but attractive look. It's conveniently close to the convention center and its MAX stop (which are less than a 15 minute walk down the road), but the neighborhood itself is quiet and peaceful. I would definitely stay here again.
Great, cozy place in a peaceful location that is walking distance to public transit. Pamela was super responsive, friendly, and helpful with her Portland recommendations. The place was set up with all the essentials, including local guide magazines, toiletries, and light snacks. We had a wonderful stay!
Terrific location! Easy distance to the city transportation.....rarely used my car. Cozy quarters, everything you ever need. The restaurant Ox nearby is one of the best in Portland. Definitely would book again for an extended stay in Portland!
About the Host, Pamela
My husband and I have lived in this beautiful four square house for 9 years. Scott is a native Oregonian, I was born just outside of Boston. I spent the first half of my life on the East Coast, with a little time spent in LA.
Five things I can't live without: Mount Hood Vanilla tea, my awesome camera, my wonderful children, my generous husband, and tuna salad with tarragon.
I have a home office, so I am often available for suggestions and directions.
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