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 condo was exactly what we were looking for. It was very comfortable and well located-especially for the farmers market. The snacks from Trader Joes was a plus.
Nice place, clean and quiet. No issues getting in and we were pleasantly surprised by the new indoor AC unit that kept the place cool (important, because it was hot in Portland when we were there).
Our kids had a great time and we appreciated the Pack 'n Play. We would stay here again.
David is a great host. Very attentive to every communication. Took care of several special requests quickly. We enjoyed our stay in his lovely condo. Great location. And as an added bonus he left lots of fun snacks for us to enjoy!
We are extremely lucky to have found such a wonderful apartment. The place was great, walking distance away from everywhere we needed to be. The apartment was so clean and had everything we wanted. I would stay here again when I come to Portland
David's place is beautifully set up - every single modern convenience available! And tastefully decorated. David was easy to communicate with and had a good set up with keys and stuff.
I had 2 small concerns:
1 - For the price we paid I would have expected the two bedrooms to be separated by a wall not a door.
2 - The suite is at ground level with windows right at the sidewalk. It felt a little exposed when our windows were open at night.
We had a great time here. The place was within walking distance of the street car which was great. We never used our car once to get around town. The place was comfortable for the most part and was nice to relax in during the evening after a long hot day walking.
My family of four (6 and 10 year old boys) had a wonderful stay here. The location was rock solid to start our daily Portland adventures. We quickly immersed ourselves in Portland each day and never needed our car once.
The place is beautiful just like the photos. Plenty of space for the 4 of us, great kitchen and he old school bathtub was a treat.
David was great w communication and everything was 100% smooth.
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.