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.
One of the best air bnb expiriences we've had! The space was exactly as pictured, clean, stylish and met all our needs. Kristi and Benjamin are great hosts who give you privacy while staying in touch. They sent us tonnes of local recommendations. This bnb is located in a great neighbourhood with tons of great places to eat, drink and shop (20 minute walk from Mississippi Av!!).
We had a car for this stay, but the place is super close by to the yellow line of the Max Rail. We were within 5 minutes drive of downtown and many great local spots!
Great space. Responsive hosts. Loved the hip feel and the Stumptown coffee. My wife has a very sensitive cat allergy and had some limited reaction, but the hosts were candid in answering questions when we booked (cat upstairs but never in rented space - I'm guessing my wife's reaction may be via incidental laundry-related contact). Overall, a great stay.
We had such a nice time down in the basement in Portland. We didn't get to meet Kristi, but we were constantly in touch and she made sure we were comfortable and threw out some great suggestions. The house is within walking distance of Mississippi Ave - full of great stores and some good eats. It's a really great neighborhood outside the downtown area and you can really see how much work went into making the space inviting and lovely. Would absolutely stay here again.
Great communication, great location, and great space! The house is close to public transportation and easy to get to if you're driving as well. There are plenty of food places in the neighborhood, and the view from Skidmore Bluffs is great. We will definitely look for this space again next time we're in Portland.
Kristi was a wonderful host! She communicated with me throughout the trip by suggesting different breweries to visit and other things related to our stay. We used the washer/dryer since we were coming from Crater Lake National Park. The neighborhood is very safe and close to a Safeway and a brunch place we loved called Sweedeedee. Benjamin and Kristi's place was perfect for what we were looking to do during our stay in Portland.
Benjamin and Kristi were very prompt and nice through email (I didn't get to meet them f2f). I liked how the place has a keyless entry, it makes checking in and out very convenient. The neighborhood is nice and quiet but there were also restaurants near by. The decor of the place was modern and super chic, I really liked that. I will definitely recommend staying here.
This was my second time staying with Ben & Kristi. The apartment is super cute, comfortable and easy access to public transportation. There are some great restaurants within walking distance. Ben & Kristi make us feel very welcome. Free Wi-Fi and excellent local coffee available.
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!