This large, bright, and airy bedroom/bathroom suite sits above a two-car garage, separate and across a courtyard from the main house. With your own access through the garage, it affords you quiet and privacy in the heart of Portland's downtown Pearl District (NW side). The Pearl District has become a destination with art galleries, boutiques, interesting bars, tea and coffee shops, microbreweries, grocery stores, and restaurants: the complete urban experience. Breakfast or brunch on the weekend is available, for example, at any of a dozen places nearby. Three city parks are within six to eight short Portland blocks. Immediately in our vicinity are a 24 Hour Fitness, the Pacific Northwest College of Art, shops, condos and townhouses. The neighborhood consists of rehabbed industrial and commercial buildings along with new construction.
Our courtyard is a lovely location to sip coffee or tea you prepare in your room or wine that you store in the room's refrigerator. The room has a queen bed, a desk, and club chairs in a sitting area with TV. You can come and go as you wish through the garage into the courtyard rather than the main house. We don't have to know you're there or we are happy to chat with you about the City and its sites. Check out (website hidden)(phone number hidden) parking space is available with the room but you may not need it unless you want to visit the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon's famed Pinot Noir region or Sauvie's Island (Portland's in-city agricultural island). The suite is 1.5 blocks from a street car stop. Walk to the Art Institute of Portland, the Chinese Garden, Old Town/China Town, Powells City of Books, Saturday Market, or to Center Stage at Gerding Theater. The street car takes you to soccer or basketball games, to the river front, Keller Auditorium, Portland Art Museum, Schnitzer Theater, the Japanese Garden in Washington Park, Portland State University, and Portland's many small theaters, restaurants, and distillery row on its hip East Side. Portland is a walkable city. Mass transit or car can take you to Reed College, Lewis and Clark College, and the University of Portland. The City and its unique neighborhoods are at your feet.
Note: airbnb will be collecting 11.5% city and county taxes, and 1% state tax. Although we own a dog and cat, we keep them out of the suite. The room includes linen, towels, coffee/tea, small refrigerator, shampoo, conditioner, soap, and hair dryer. The garage can accommodate a sedan or station wagon. A large SUV or truck would be a challenge, although a public garage is available about six blocks away. City of Portland Accessory Short Term Rental Type A Permit Number: (phone number hidden)-HO
Interaction with Guests
We greet guests when they arrive and typically see them off. Access to their suite through the garage is private so we see them if we're passing through at the same time. Otherwise, we respect the privacy of our guests but we welcome them to visit us in the main house if they see the lights on. We are present during our guest's stay and are accessible by email, text, and phone. We have had a glass of wine or a meal together if the guests are interested and available.
Easy access to public transit through the street car, light rail, buses and taxis.
You will have private access through the garage into the courtyard, up a flight of stairs to the suite. Come and go as you please. Out of respect for our town home's neighbors, please refrain from loud noises before 9:00 AM and after 10 PM. Minimum stay of two nights. Use the small refrigerator, coffee, and hot pot in the suite but do not cook there. Our friendly dog and cat are in the separate main house and rarely enter the suite. No smoking in the suite, courtyard, or garage.
I had such a lovely experience staying with Steve and Donna. The room was immaculately clean and I had everything I needed: a fridge/freezer, a coffee maker (they provided wonderful local coffee and creamer), electric tea kettle, tv, and glasses/utensils. Wooden hangers in the closet and a very comfortable bed. I felt right at home!
The location is fantastic! It's clean, safe and upscale. Just a few blocks from the train station (walkable) and situated in the heart of the pearl district. A five minute walk puts you at powell's books, the food carts and all the lovely shops and restaurants this area is known for.
Finally, Steve and Donna were such wonderful hosts. They made me feel so welcome and offered recommendations on what to do and see. They even invited me to have dinner with them one night, which was a highlight for me. I loved getting to know them a bit better and hearing about portland through their eyes.
I highly recommend staying with Steve and Donna. You'll love it! And I will definitely reserve with them again the next time I'm in portland.
Steven was an incredible host that made our stay in Portland truly enjoyable. He was accommodating of our schedule and made sure that we had a lay of the land so that we could make the most of our weekend. The suite is well appointed, private, and comfortable. The location is amazing and offers close proximity to a number shops and restaurants. If I make it back to Portland, I would definitely stay here again.
Fantastic experience again. This was my second time staying here. The suite is separated from the main house with a courtyard, so I felt very comfortable coming and going. Everything in the suite is nicely appointed. I always wish I could stay a bit longer because I've really enjoyed exploring downtown Portland on foot and public transport.
Steven met me at the door and helped me find the garage, he gave me all kinds of restaurant recommendations and other info. The Suite and location were exactly as described and made for a great stay in Portland and the awesome Pearl District. Highly recommend it.
Second time around and suite does not disappoint. Parked car and left it parked. You can walk everywhere downtown from suite. Steve gave us a thorough rundown on new shops and restaurants and had updated printouts to review. Plus the bonus cookies from Donna were again thoroughly enjoyed!
Steve was very welcoming and communicative. He provided us with thoughtful information about things to do in the area. The pictures look just like the room. It was private, clean and safe. I loved being close to everything! We would love to stay here again!
Steve was a great host. The suite was perfect for me and the location is hard to beat! It was obvious that Steve wanted guests to feel welcome. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
Originally from the East Coast, we have been in Oregon for 35 years, Portland for over ten of those. We enjoy Portland's cultural and culinary attractions, as well as hiking in the Northwest, especially with our dog, and traveling. We are happy to serve as hosts that welcome you and bid you farewell, or, because we like meeting people, to assist or guide you during your stay.