About this listing
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. 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. You 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 http://vimeo.com/41011190.
One 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, Uber, taxi 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.
The suite has a 32" Smart TV that receives major networks and a few other channels through an antenna. If you bring the login information for your cable provider, Netflix, Hulu, etc., you will be able to watch movies, etc., on this TV.
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: 14-242857-000-00-HO
Courtyard and garage.
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 a glass of wine or a meal together if the guests are interested and available.
The Pearl District is a reconstructed industrial area, close to downtown Portland. Old buildings have been renovated. New ones have been built. It is well-planned with multiple parks. It has become a destination area for shopping, eating, and wandering.
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.
About the Host, Steven
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.