About this listing
Ground floor unit in updated 1917 building 2 blocks from light rail which you can take straight from the airport. If you are visiting OHSU or PSU both are right here. Enjoy the arts, all within walking distance. Includes 1 parking spot. BEAUTIFUL!!!!
VALUE: Upon checking in our very first guest one of the first things she said is "You should charge more" and "We feel like we won the bnb lottery". :-) (Thank you Karen)
QUIET: Although the map shows a close proximity to the freeway it is a non-issue unless you are expecting country quiet in the city. The freeway is a good 30 ft below ground (note: in a review they state you must cross a busy street to get downtown. While this is somewhat true as seen in the photo. This is done at any of the crosswalks with walk signals which should not be a challenge for anyone. I did not want you to think you are playing frogger or darting through traffic :-)). It is similar to any city hotel. In addition we used Quietrock drywall during construction to abate any airborne noise between units. Base and heavy footsteps can still be heard as in any old building.
REST: There are two bedrooms joined by french doors. Each has a queen bed. There is a walk in closet in the main.
Guests have access to the entire condo.
Interaction with Guests
We live in the house next door and are typically available if you have any questions or concerns. However we will not be intruding on your time in our beautiful city. We want your stay to be everything you imagined.
You name it and it is within walking distance or a quick jump on the MAX. The walk score is an 86, although I give it a 100 :-) A quick fact: Our city blocks are only 200 ft which is only half the size of a normal city block. I believe only one other city is constructed this way.
Portland Art Museum
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Performing Arts Center
Jeld-wen Field (Timbers & Thorns) walk or MAX
Rose Garden (Blazers & Winterhawks) MAX
There are too many to list. We have become known for our foodie culture here and starting from our condo you easily can access many of the wonderful places to eat in the downtown neighborhoods.
You will love our market on Saturdays: Look up the Saturday Farmers Market. Live music, wonderful fresh foods.
MAX line is a stones throw (900 ft, can you throw that far?) from the front door. Ideal for arrival from the airport or departure. The Street Car is in the Park Blocks which is also only a few (7 or 8) blocks away. Both have great websites to plan your day trips.
Other Things to Note
See Portland via 300,000 photo video -
All we ask is that you respect this is a condo and the owners live in the building full time.
-Check Out is 12 pm (We are frequently booked and a late stay makes it very difficult to adequately clean and prepare for the next guest, please respect the check out time)
-No late night partying
-No smoking in the unit or on the premises.
-No illegal drugs
-Please be mindful that when you are in the parking lot, along the side of the building or in the hallways that sound travels.
-$35 charge, replacement for lost keys.
- Please take all used towels and start the wash before you go.
Thank you SO MUCH!
The coffee table also may be raised to use as a desk or an additional eating surface.
This was FANTASTIC! The communication and greeting went beautifully. The apartment itself was beautiful, well appointed, and immaculate!
The kitchen and living room were a dream. Imagine our pleasant surprise to find fresh flowers and snacks awaiting us when we entered.
Public transportation is a 3 minute walk and downtown is less than a mile away. We would love to return to this B and B!
I am marking this one as a favorite.
Great apartment with dedicated parking spot. Kitchen is well supplied. The hosts left fruit and healthy snacks in the apartment. Nice touch. We walked from the apartment and all around Portland. Easy car access to highway and up to stunning park in the hilly area beyond the apartment.
Thanks for the great stay, David and Kim. It was lovely to enter the condo with the lights and air conditioner on. We appreciated the flowers and snack food.
What a great idea to have guests write recommendations for the area at the end of their stays. We enjoyed several of the recommendations, and added ours.
The beds were both cozy, the appliances worked well and the common living space was lovely.
Our stay at David's place was great - top location, 5 minutes walk and you are in downtown with lots to see & do and great places to eat. Behind the flat you can climb a steep staircase to the top of the hills and get great views of the whole city! There is parking, the flat is spacious with everything you could possibly need and great value. All instructions were clear and David was easy to reach in case of any questions. A brilliant three days. Thank you!
I can't imagine I can say anything here that hasn't already been raved about by other guests. We really enjoyed our stay with the Markhams. The location was great, the apartment was exactly as advertised, and the welcome basket of snacks was a great surprise. We will definitely stay here again in the future.
The condo was perfect! Very nicely decorated with new modern appliances. The beds were very comfortable and the whole place was very clean. Location was ideal to access all parts of Portland. David was so very thoughtful and even installed an ac unit due to the hot weather Portland had that weekend. This was our first airbnb and it won't be our last :) thanks david and family!
This listing was my very first AIRBNB experience, and I was thoroughly impressed and pleased! David was super friendly, chill, and easy to coordinate with, and the home was super clean and comfortable. After long days of seeing and eating everything that Portland had to offer, I looked forward to going back to this very homey place to sleep at night! It was a great spot, conveniently located, and furnished with everything you might need, including a wine bottle opener and wine glasses! David even provides awesome snacks for us! I highly, highly recommend this spot if you're visiting Portland!
About the Host, David
We are a family of three. Kimberly is a retired dancer and works as a Pilates Instructor and Davids works in the Veterinary world. Our son Chase is 3 and he keeps us entertained. We live in the home next door to our condo (our three year old needed a yard) so we are available if needed but are happy to respect your space and want your trip to Portland to be the one you were expecting. However if you do need suggestions, we are also happy to oblige.