The Perfect Spot

House - Private room · Southwest Richardson Street, Portland, OR 97239, United States
Your host, Barbara
11 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

The Space


Located just a 10 minute drive from downtown Portland, the house has 4 large bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, three sitting rooms and excellent outdoor space. Split between 3 floors, this 1948 Cap Cod home is a classic Portland home with modern amenities like A/C, wifi, a large cooks kitchen, 3 fireplaces, a garden brick patio, an outdoor dinning deck with BBQ and a very large back yard.


One bedroom for rent. This upstairs bedroom is large and has a walk-in closet. It has a deluxe queen size bed with 1000 thread count sheets.

BATHROOM: The upstairs bathroom has double sinks and shower.


We are walking distance to Hillsdale which has a fantastic bakery, library, post office, liquor store, wine shop, restaurants, ballet studio, yoga, food co-op, great shops, starbucks, brew pub, tennis courts, parks, summer swimming pool, Sunday farmers market and bike paths.

We are ten minutes to downtown, the zoo, hiking paths, Portland State College, OHSU, Lewis and Clark College, Tryon Creek Park, Portland Art Museum, downtown farmers markets and all the great restaurants Portland has to offer.

We are 25 minutes from Nike and Intel.

We are 45 minutes from the Gorge, 1 1/2 hours to the beach and 1 hour to Mt. Hood and the wine country.


We have a bus stop just a few feet from our front door, and plenty of parking for a car, we could also lend you our bikes/helmets.

Guest Access

Guests have access to the living room, dining room and kitchen.

Interaction with Guests

We are available when guest arrive for tour and information and as much interaction as guest desire.

The Neighborhood

Hillsdale is a very active community. It is walkable and has a variety of shops and restaurants. There is an excellent farmers market every Sunday!

Getting around

There is bus service every 15 minutes in Hillsdale.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • The Perfect Spot was our first AirBnB experience. Barb and Gary were wonderful hosts and we'd gladly stay with them again. We stayed longer than most guests do due to our unique travel plans and were made to feel welcome in their home. The bed was very comfortable with very nice bedding, the bath towels were lovely and the bathroom was very clean. I thoroughly enjoyed my morning cup of coffee on their deck. Barb and Gary, both long time Portland residents were a wealth of knowledge about where to eat and things to see and do. We highly recommend them as hosts.

    June 2014
  • Barbara and Gary are amazing hosts that always had interesting things to talk about, and were so courteous and thoughtful during our stay. They made our stay feel like being right at home. The house was immaculate and charming. The rooms were perfect.

    May 2014
  • Barbara and Gary's home is very charming. The place is situated in a very quiet, upscale neighborhood. The room and bed were very comfortable.

    The first afternoon, the room was a little chilly but once we asked Barbara to give us some heat, problem solved.

    This is nit-picking ... the only thing I would change about the setup would be to add a light fixture over the bathroom mirror.

    Barbara ran a catering business for many years. Hence, her kitchen is huge and fulled stocked with whatever one might need.

    Finally, Gary and Barbara were friendly hosts.

    May 2014
  • Barbara and Gary are awesome hosts. We were welcomed with hugs, a quick tour of their lovely home, and tasty cookies. This was my first time visiting Oregon as well as my first airbnb and I had a great time. Barbara and Gary were more than happy to recommend a ton of places to eat and see. I came with a friend and we stayed for a week. We enjoyed staying at this beautiful spot. The room was nice and cozy. The kitchen and garden were gorgeous. Yummy fresh eggs. I would definitely come back if time permits even if it's just to drive by to say hello ^__^

    April 2014
  • We reserved for my daughter Margaux and hier friend.they were really happy with a Nice Room, an outstanding welcome by Barbara and Mr .
    House was great, well located, quiet .
    They have spent 2 days only,but we will come back and recommend 100% this house

    April 2014
  • This really was the perfect spot! Barb and Gary were wonderful and helpful hosts. The house and garden (and chickens!) were just beautiful. The bedroom and bathroom were very private and clean. The bed was VERY comfortable and Barb even had fresh flowers and cookies in our room. We only stayed 2 nights, but I definitely wish we could have stayed longer. Their neighborhood is peaceful and a very quick drive to any neighborhood you want to go to in Portland. You cannot go wrong if you stay here! I'll be back.

    April 2014
  • We were looking for a place to shoot some of our quilts, and looking for a clean, neutral style. Barbara was very accommodating, and made our stay very welcoming. Her house is very nice, and from what I can tell, the beds are super comfortable! Thanks again for the great hospitality, even as short as ours was. ;)

    February 2014
  • Wonderful people. The room was VERY clean and comfortable. Good size for the price. Highly recommend this airbnb to anyone.

    Amazingly friendly family that invited us to have dinner with them on many nights. Their warm generosity is un-matched by any other airbnb that I have visited.

    We will be returning when ever we come into Portland.
    Thank you so much!!

    February 2014
  • Barbara and Gary were super nice and welcoming. We arrived at midnight and Barbara was very accommodating and helpful. The house is extremely clean and has the cutest kitchen! Gary even lent one of us his hiking boots because we didn't have the appropriate shoes for the slippery hikes. Overall I would definitely recommend Barbara's place!

    January 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay in Portland. Barbara and her family are very nice host and they made sure that we had a very enjoyable stay. The communication with Barbara, before and during our stay, was easy and she responded it very quickly. We arrived very late on our check-in day and Barbara was kind enough to wait for us and show us the house. She made cookies and popcorn as a welcome gift to us! Barbara’s house is so beautiful, big, clean and organized; we stayed in the room on the second floor with an adjacent bathroom and everything was perfect: the bedroom has a walk in closet, the bed is very comfy, and the bathroom has a very nice shower (with Pacifica body soap) with double sink. Barbara house is in a very quiet/green neighbourhood and about 15 minutes driving to downtown Portland. We definitely recommend Barbara’s place, it is better than any hotel and we will for sure stay there again in our next visit to Portland!

    December 2013
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I am from Portland, Family and friends are always at the top of the list, I was a professional chef, love all things food, hiking, biking, travel, wine, parties, art, reading, yoga, tennis, gardening, our pet chickens, and music.
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