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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.
This place was amazing! The hosts were hospital but definitely gave us our space! The room was very comfortable and we would definitely stay here again!
Fantastic space...super close to public transportation, New Season's market, coffee, etc! Kristi was very accommodating and checking in/out was a breeze! Thanks Kristi!!
I honestly can't say enough good things about Ben and Kristis place. The Basement is a really well thought out space that makes you feel instantly at home. Its clean and comfortable I loved the Local Stumptown coffee they had, it definitely perked up the morning and got me excited about the day. Delicious! The decor was inspiring and prompted me to finish off some projects I had at home so thanks! We didn't get to meet Ben and Kristi unfortunately as we were out and about sightseeing, but I did receive emails checking in to make sure everything was okay, that we had everything we needed and also some local joints to eat and drink at, which was awesome and greatly appreciated. The location is ideal and in walking distance of Mississippi where you can find all sorts of wonderful things to eat or buy. This was hands down the best Airbnb I've stayed at yet. Highly recommended I'd definitely stay here again!
Ben and Kristi are wonderful hosts! They were accommodating to all our needs, the location was perfect for my family, and the place was private and beautiful. I recommend their spot to anyone who comes to Portland.
Benjamin and Kristi have a perfectly charming little abode. Creatively decorated with fun and funky art, and well-appointed with chic plumbing fixtures and hip lighting. The location is super with great restaurants in the neighborhood and so easy to get downtown. The place was neat as a pin and Ben and Kristi were incredible respectful of my tight schedule, allowing me the space without interruption. I will definitely stay there again.
Benjamin & Kristi have the funkiest yet coolest little living space that was perfect for our 1 night stay in Portland. The basement space was exactly as described and both Kristi & Benjamin were totally welcoming! Would recommend for a short stay in Portland.
Benjamin And Kristi's basement space was perfect for a 1 nighter. We were in town for just a short time and it was close and walking distance to many restaurants and right along the max. I'd definitely stay there again!
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!