About This Listing
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 1 bed, 1 bath 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 main level has two bedrooms with a shared bathroom, your bedroom would be the large front bedroom with a gorgeous four-poster bed. You would share your bathroom with anyone that might be staying in the back bedroom.
There are also large common areas including the living room, dining room, and kitchen, 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. 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
My boyfriend and I took a spur of the moment trip down to Portland and Zachary answered immediately with availability! Once we got there we were greeted and shown around. The location was quiet but near lots of great places. The house was very nice and the bed was super comfy but the mattress was a little squeaky, I was scared I was waking people up from my waking up in the middle of the night to go potty etc.
Zach was amazing! We booked the room the very night before we showed up, and Zach was very accommodating. The room, adjacent bathroom and the entire house was clean and homey. And the house was situated in a very lush and beautiful part of Portland which made us wonder why we're not moving there this very minute.
Thank you Zach for your hospitality and all the wonderful recommendations in touring Portland!
Zachary was welcoming and accommodating when I had to arrive late. The room was just as pictured, bed comfy. Room clean and well lit.
The house was pleasant and easy to find.
My only negative comment is that there was a total of 9 people occupying the house at the time I was there. Which meant I shared the bathroom with 3 guys staying in the room just across from me.
That was a bit much. I would have really appreciated having been informed of so many people staying as I had an option on another place nearby where I would've been one of two.
I had to get on the road the next morning and did not get to stay and hang with the other guests, but I will say that the main areas looked nice (including the kitchen) considering how much traffic there was in a relatively small space.
We enjoyed our stay here! Cute and quite area. Host was there to greet us when we arrived and showed us around. Host was responsive and attentive to any questions we had. I would stay here again! Made our Portland stay great!
Zach was a gracious host. The room is cheery, quiet, and bed comfortable. The listing was exactly as described.
Zachary was very thorough in making sure we arrived safely and had everything we needed. His home is lovely and very quiet and comfortable. The bathroom was well stocked with toiletries and supplies for guests. He also had a series of Portland guide books and brochures laid out, which I thought was a nice touch. Overall a great experience.
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About the Host, Zachary
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.