We live in a quiet neighborhood in NE Portland that is near the Alberta Arts District. Downtown Portland is a short bus ride away and Alberta St. is only a 15 minute walk! Lots of great restaurants, bars and music venues, and other attractions in the vicinity.
We have a private master bedroom and small living room space available for guests. The house is a 3 level, 4 bedroom. Our private space is upstairs in the attic, but the rest of the house is available for the guests. The master bedroom is located on the lower level of the house and has it's own private bathroom. The bed has a beautiful upholstered headboard and an amazingly comfortable memory foam mattress. The living space next to the bedroom is exclusively for the use of guests staying in the master bedroom. Couches, blankets, dishes, a mini fridge and a microwave complete the suite allowing you full privacy, if desired.
There are also large common areas including the living room, dining room, and kitchen on the main floor, which are all available for guests to use.
Out back there is a yard with fruit trees, a deck and covered patio where guests may sit and relax. There is also a washer and dryer available for guests to use upon request for no extra charge. We provide linens, towels, and toiletries. We also have hair dryers and an ironing board.
Guests will have access to the entire house, except for the attic area and other guests' bedrooms on the main floor. Guests have full use of all common areas.
Interaction with Guests
We can have as much interaction with a guest as they are comfortable with. We can be available to check in, and then leave you to do as you wish, or we are also more than willing to socialize and show you around town. Whatever your comfort level may be, we can accomodate.
The area where we live is quiet and peaceful. But if you're a foodie, or looking for entertainment, Alberta St. is just a short walk away, and it has lots of great restaurants, music venues, and bars. We are more than happy to suggest some of our favorites. There is also easy access to downtown Portland via public transportation. Beaumont Village, also nearby, is a great place for breakfast/brunch. Wilshire Park, a 14 acre park, is only two blocks away. If you're looking for a relaxing sanctuary in the middle of the city, surrounded by unforgettable food, lively bars and great entertainment, you will love this neighborhood!
If you are driving, please park in our driveway, or directly in front of our house. If there are no spaces there, please be very careful to not block any driveways and to be considerate of our neighbors.
There is a bus line right around the corner that takes you to Hollywood transit center, where you can hop on a MAX line to take you into downtown. Or, if you don't want to switch, there is the 17 bus line, which is a few blocks away, that takes you directly into downtown. We are also happy to accomocate if you need a ride anywhere, for a minimal fee, per request. Our neighborhood is very safe, so walking and biking are also a great alternative to public transportation.
Other Things to Note
Guests must mention if they are traveling with a RV or large vehicle + trailer, and must acquire pre-approval before booking.
We are happy to include and airport pickup/dropoff in your booking. Be sure to ask when you book the room if you would like to be picked up/dropped off, and we will put you in our schedule. The drive is approximately 15 minutes.
We do have two cats, but they live upstairs in our private space and are not allowed in the common areas or guest bedrooms. Our dog lives exclusively outside in our backyard, and we know she would love some good pets if you're a dog person:) She is a Great Pyrenees, about 6 years old, around 80 lbs, and is very quiet, calm and well-behaved.
-Shoes must be removed indoors
-No smoking or drug use
-No unapproved guests
-No pets inside the home
-Fires are not permitted in the fireplaces
-Fires are permitted in the backyard fire-pit, with supervision
-Please maintain quiet hours from 10pm-8am
-Please do not cross onto neighbor's property or use neighbor's trash bins
The place was wonderful! The private suite we stayed in had more than enough space. It was clean and inviting. The house is located in a pleasant neighborhood that is conveniently located to Alberta street, so it was easy to check out the cool bars and restaurants. And right by the front door there were a lot of books about portland that listed some awesome places to visit if you came without a specific itinerary! Also Zachary was super prepared and available to recommend any places if asked.
Zach greeted us at the door. He is a very kind and softspoken man. He made us feel very welcome, immediately giving us a grand tour of the place and showing us where our area was. We had a very nice room and it was a very comfortable bed. The area the house is in is an exceptionally nice and quiet neighborhood and we couldn't have asked for anything more. We'd love to stay with him again the next time we're in town if the room is available!
We really enjoyed our stay at Zach's and all was as promised. Great sleep and awesome bath! The location was good and while we never met our hosts we had great communication and felt taken care of. Thanks for a great stay.
We really enjoyed our recent stay with Zach. The room was spacious, and the addition of a private bath was very nice indeed. The house generally was very quite and we slept particularly well due to the high quality of the mattress and bedding. We'd love to stay here again!
The room was lovely and spacious. Super comfy bed, great shower, clean and quiet. Really nice hosts. Would stay again.
A clean and comfortable space in a wonderful neighborhood. Zack recommended DarSalem for dinner which was just a short drive away and we had an amazing meal there. The shower could be a little tricky for someone on the taller side (not a problem for us). Overall, we really enjoyed our stay here.
Zachary's house is a great, arty house with the biggest guest space I have ever experienced with AirBNB. He greeted us when we arrived, gave us a tour, showed us the fridge and the coffee - really very nice and hospitable! They really do make their house yours. Our stay was short so we didn't spend much time in the house, still really enjoyed it. We loved all the arty touches and we loved being near Alberta Arts.
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Jade and I are pretty easy going. We are well traveled and enjoy helping out fellow travelers. We have been to 30+ countries between the two of us and enjoy sharing stories and experiences.
I enjoy watching movies and reading a good book. I am also a music fanatic. My favorite food is probably Thai food, but it's tough to decide.
My favorite place I've been out of the country so far is Finland. There's just a pleasant wildness about the place that I enjoyed. My favorite place within the country is, of course, Portland! The Northwest is a wonderful area to visit.
I believe in living life, so that when I pass on, I can look back on my life and have great memories and as little regret as possible. That's one of the reasons I've tried to travel so much.
We hope to provide people with a pleasant stay and an opportunity to get the most out of their visit to Portland.