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.
This was a great spot to stay at when in Portland. The space is super cute and is great for two friends / a couple. Kristi was very helpful with providing recommendations, and we went to brunch both days within walking distance. Easy to get around with public transport, and not expensive with Uber either! Kristi and Ben were also very accommodating with letting us leave our bags post checkout and pick them up later in the evening. Highly recommend!
Overall great stay! I happened to be in Portland as temperatures were well into the high 90's, so the spot was quite hot at times. Kristi was very responsive and was kind enough to get me a fan for the bedroom to make things more comfortable at night. The space was clean and as advertised - I was initially skeptical about the idea of a shower in the basement, but it was awesome! Nothing better than a cold shower after a hot day of exploring the city!
Kristi is a great host! She provided all of the necessary information and was great at responding to messages in a timely matter. The space is beautiful and very cozy. The basement is private and you have your own entrance. We had a great time staying in Portland thanks to Kristi. The location of the airbnb is located right next to a market and the max yellow line making it convenient to reach downtown.
The apartment was stylish and cute. We loved the decoration. The flat was near to a trainstation to downtown and also next to some cool bars.
We loved every part of our experience with Kristi . The space is just as pictured- super comfortable, clean, and really cool (Kristi, you are more than welcome to come decorate our place in boston! :)). They provide everything you need, and laundry is a huge perk. Kristi offered amazing suggestions for things to see/eat/drink based on what we told her we were hoping to see/do in Portland. We would absolutely recommend this place to anyone and will definitely be staying here during any future trips to Portland!
This place was great! My boyfriend and I had just come off a 5 day camping trip and were spending our last 2 days in Portland and this was perfect! Big enough for two, with a nice comfortable bed and very clean! We had pretty much everything we needed and it was very easy to get in and out with Kristi's instructions. We didn't interact with Benjamin or Kristi at all but Kristi was in constant communication with us answering any questions we had and providing places in the neighborhood. It was very close to a really nice grocery store (New Seasons Market) and literally a block from the MAX, which we took to downtown Portland and it took less than 20 minutes. We also spent time walking down to Mississippi Ave and checking out food and bars there (go to Mee Sun!). All in all the place was just what we needed and we were not lacking for anything! Thanks again!
The basement was amazing and such a great place to stay in Portland. Although I did not meet Kristi she was amazing with contacting me via app and was very laid back and friendly
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!