About this listing
My cozy 1920's Bungalow home is located in the lovelyConcordia (website hidden)'s a few blcks to the vibrant Alberta Arts District.There you can find art galleries, shops, cafes,pizzerias, taquerias, pubs & food carts a plenty!
The driveway side door leads downstairs to a separate private entrance, with an adjacent storage and laundry area. Your French double doors lead into a hallway that will take you into a savvy well equipped kitchen with a fridge, stove & oven, microwave, toaster, pots & pans,coffee maker and a french press, dishes, utensils, etc...Even though Portland is known for their flair for food this kitchen can be used to serve up meals at the eat-in bar or at the dining table. The living room sofa/futon can host a night of movie watching, including Netflix (via WI-FI) or cable. The bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed that has a foam covering along with down pillows, comforters and blankets.There is a large dresser, a closet and nightstands. Adjacent to that is a curtained off bathroom with an extra large wash basin, use the European shower head with a hand held option or...just relax with candles in the claw foot tub. All of the windows have a pull-down shaded screen and overlook the backyard and its green laurels. If weather permits enjoy a sunny BBQ in back (we might challenge you to a game of bocci). There is plenty of parking available on the street or driveway in this quiet neighborhood.
Laundry, driveway, street parking, backyard and front yard.
Interaction with Guests
I'm a teacher by day and a tired teacher by night, so I interact, but give you your privacy.
We are walking distance to "the friendliest " natural food market (New Seasons), a drug store, a movie theater at the esteemed McMenamins Kennedy School, a yoga studio, a video store and a huge park with an off leash area for dogs. It is a few blcks to the vibrant Alberta Arts District. Alberta offers art galleries, shops, cafes, pizzerias, taquerias, pubs and food carts
We are just blocks from several bus and bike routes. Pedal around P-town on bikes from a nearby bike rental place.
Other Things to Note
Enjoy Portland and my home!
I am off during the summer, otherwise, I like to observe an after eleven pm quiet time during the work week.
A very nice and comfortable apartment that is in a beautiful part of town. All the amenities are provided for and the cozy but pretty spacious area has everything I needed. Jeanne is super friendly and easy going, and let me park my bike in the garage.
The only callout I have is that the ceilings are relatively low, so if you are over 6' 2", watch out for the roof above the bath tub.
everything was just as described. You can hear noise from upstairs but keep in mind this is a house that's decades old. Jenne was an excellent host and I felt super secure, comfortable, and any questions I had Jeanne answered them promptly. it is the best part of Portland in the Alberta Arts district as I've lived here all my life. well worth the money. great times here and great vibe.
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Jeanne is a very accommodating and kind host! The space is lovely, very bright for a basement. The kitchen is functional for simple meals or quick breakfasts. As others have mentioned it is very loud, you can hear everything going on upstairs (conversations, footsteps, barking dog); and there is a steep staircase going down to the unit, so if your mobility is limited this isn't the space for you.
The location is great, it is on a quiet street but in easy walking distance to everything Alberta has to offer. If you're coming to PDX for a quick weekend and plan on exploring and checking out all that the city has to offer this is a great and convenient place to stay!
We had a great stay. There was a lot of space for a basement apartment, and Jeanne was a great host! She went out of her way to accommodate our needs. It made staying in a small space as a family of 4 (and a dog!)...as comfortable as possible during our cross country move/transition. We will definitely be recommending it to family/friends who may visit us in the future.Thanks!
Thanks Cory! This reminds me to edit and really emphasize in the listing that this loft-like apartment is cozy for two people, maybe a child (hence, the curtained off bathroom), but really isn't suited for a family. I understand that your plans changed cause you thought your husband and dog would be the consistant ones there while you all traveled. But I think, overall, we communicated and worked considerably well, given the situation. I hope the rest of your transition to PDX goes smoothly!
Jeanne's apartment was very cute and cozy. It was a clean space and great if you're looking to explore the NE part of Portland (Alberta Street and the great up and coming 33rd and Killingsworth locale).
Jeanne herself was a very gracious and accommodating host that was easy to interact and communicate with. To echo everyone else's comments - you could hear a lot through the roof so if having an extremely quiet place is important than you should know that. Otherwise, a good spot.
I made the reservation for my relatives that were visiting Portland. They are in their 70s and, while in good health, I would say the apartment is setup better for a younger, more forgiving guest. It's a comfortable place but it is in the basement of the house and you are aware of the goings on of the people above. It is comfortable though with a sitting area, a place to cook and doesn't feel cramped.
The only real issue that should be addressed is the shower in the claw foot tub. Specifically the shower wand that cannot be securely set into an upright position. What you are suppose to hang the shower wand on is too high and is for a different shower setup from a different shower wand, not the existing shower wand. What this amount to is that you must always have the shower wand in your hand making it impractical to wash your hair or to soap up. It makes for a challenging shower experience.
Your mother took one look at the European hand shower and claw foot tub and decided they would shower at her house the first night they stayed...I'm sorry they had a bad shower experience, but I have had no other complaints, but several comments that they love the shower.
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About the Host, Jeanne
I am an ESL teacher that likes to travel several times a year to foreign countries---especially the ones that my students are from. My motto is, "Eat my way through Asia, dance my way through South America. I have been very fortunate to be able to my own home to be able to trek around the globe, but now after numerous tenants and housemates, I am ready to start hosting other travelers from around the world. I enjoy playing soccer, cycling, dancing and cooking. I adore Lucy, my mini dachshund, and enjoy doing as much as I can with her. I am slowly turning my garage into a craftsman studio with the help of my longtime friend and contract manager, Rob. He will be available by phone for any maintenance issues while I'm at work or to answer any questions if I'm on vacation. He''ll also be feeding Lucy, watering plants, and yard while I am away...