About this listing
Come stay with us! We've loved hosting and folks have loved our space - CHECK OUT THE REVIEWS!
Full-size bed, reclaimed oak flooring piece, stereo with aux jack, lots of electrical outlets
It's a renovated basement space with private entrance and within a block of light-rail and restaurant core. We've retained some old soul of the 1923 home and accented with creative pieces. You'll find it practical AND funky, with lots of light and space.
Included are a bedroom, Full-size bed, private custom-built bathroom, living room, fridge/micro/coffee/dinnerware and full laundry. The space also includes use of a patio space (though we have a shared yard with our neighbors).
You'll have keyless entry through a back-lit digital locking system, so no one will have to worry about key exchange and access issues.
Interaction with Guests
We are totally flexible and just want you to have a good time! The space allows you to be totally independent if that's your style (private entrace with keyless entry, minimal shared amenities, etc.), but we'd love to meet you and give some not-so-subtle recommendations for stuff to do and areas to see. IT'S UP TO YOU!
We feel lucky to live in a city like this and in a corner of it that strikes the right balance between funky neighborhood and proximity to the city center.
The Overlook is named for the nearby bluffs that look down onto the city center and the Willamette River, offering great sunsets and activity areas (lots of dogs, running and biking). There's a strong core of restaurants, bars, grocery stores and coffee.
From the Airport: A cab will take approximately 20 minutes and cost about $40. The MAX train will cost 2.50/person and take about an hour. You take the MAX Red Line toward City Center to the Rose Quarter Transit Center, switch to the Yellow Line toward the Expo Center and get off at the North Killingsworth Station.
Public Transportation: Our home is located in North Portland, one block southeast from the MAX Yellow Line train (North Killingsworth Station) and the #72 Bus line.
Bicycle: North Williams/Vancouver Avenues is the main biking artery through this part of town. This couplet runs North/South and crosses both North Alberta and North Killingsworth streets that lead to our home. We are located approx. 1 mile West of this road.
Driving: Our home is only a few blocks from Interstate-5 - Alberta Street/Swan Island exit if you/re heading South, or the Killingsworth exit heading North.
Fantastic little nook near the colorful art district of Portland. The basement space was charming and full of character. And most importantly, clean. Awesome shower, clean linens, and adorably decorated.
We were right down the street from Alberta street and the endless shops, cafe's and restaurants the art district represents.
Highly recommend he basement!
-Joni and Conner
This is a great little apartment! Very comfortable and cosy. Ben and Kristi have obviously worked hard to create a home away from home for their guests.
They were both very polite and happy to help / give recommendations of things to do - made us feel very welcome. There were also lots of city guides and useful maps and leaflets in the apartment.
I would highly recommend staying here. It's a short walk from the tram line which gets you in to the city centre quickly - and it's really cheap to travel around. There are lots of great bars and restaurants within walking distance too. My husband and I loved every minute there, Portland is a great city.
Great experience. We were moving from San Diego to Seattle and had a lot of possessions in the car. Kristi was nice enough to let us park in the driveway and I felt confident our belongings were safe. They keyless entry is very cool and there's a friendly cat that likes roam outside. The space is decorated nicely and we were very comfortable. Big plus is the pizza place down the street. Yay!
Only thing I'd note is that it IS a basement so know that you may hear a few footsteps upstairs. It wasn't a big deal for us.
Ben and kristi were awesome hosts! Completely accommodating to some last minute changes and was always super quick to respond through email. The space was perfectly decorated with all the amenities you could need. The scent throughout the space was incredible as well ! Also was a good location for exploring multiple parts of Portland and the surrounding areas. We felt very comfortable throughout our stay here. Thank you!
Absolutely charming! This place was super cute and inviting! Perfect space for two. Loved the decor! Close drive to the city!
Kristi was super responsive to every question and made it so easy to stay at their lovely home! Highly recommend this place!
Great space in a local Portland neighborhood. Easy to get to via train. Hosts were very easy to work with as we were able to drop off our bags prior to check in time. We had a fantastic visit.
We had a lovely experience at Ben and Kristi's! The space was adorable and comfortable, and the neighborhood was lovely.
About the Host, Benjamin And Kristi
Ben reads lots of magazines, drinks coffee every day, sometimes rides an old moped, wears his hair messy before work then uses some sort of a clay to tame it and get professional, acts like his front porch is a stoop in New Orleans, and gets to work with teenagers in the margins.
Kristi laughs a lot, styles peoples' hairs, loves throwback onion dip, is still looking for the perfect pair of overalls, used to be your flight attendant, has a dad who really lost his thumb in a bull-roping accident and won't let you sip from a beverage without an authentic-eye-contact "cheers".
It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance!