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 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
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.
Steve was waiting for us, and explained all the necessary things for us to enjoy our stay in Portland. Especially helpful was a list of restaurants and things to do.
Steve and Donna's space was perfect for our time in Portland. My husband and I were greeted by Steve (who was very accommodating with our arrival time) who then showed us the space and gave us and great run-down of the neighborhood. There was a great list of activities, restaurants and bars in the area that helped us plan out or day, as well as plenty of guidebooks and magazines. The bed was very comfortable and the space was perfect for two people. The best part of it was the location - couldn't have asked for a better location! Would definitely recommend!
Suite was great and Cozy. Steven was super accommondating.
Fabulous area of portland. I definitely recommend it!
Steven met me at his attractive, clean and well-furnished room. He gave me a very clear orientation to the room, the neighborhood and Portland--all of which was helpful and informative. The room is in the middle of the Pearl District and is 100% as advertised--a great place to start from and come back to!
Pearl District Suite
This was my first Airbnb experience and it was great. Steven’s Pearl District Suite is a real home away from home. Steven and his wife made me feel right at home. The neighborhood is great. It’s close to the action – restaurants, Powell’s bookstore, shopping, entertainment and more – and yet quiet and serene. The desk in the room is stocked with brochures and guides to places to see, dine, drink and more. The suite offers many of the comforts of home, including a refrigerator, hot pot for making tea and a coffee pot. I really appreciated his thoughtfulness. I loved the neighborhood and the ease of getting around Portland. And they both went the extra mile to help me (including walking me to Union Station).
Superb Environment and Hospitality
Living in your own small townhouse in the lovely Pearl District of Portland OR is the way to go, particularly with the warmth provided by the hosts and their dog, Billy. The property is between a street closed to traffic, and filled in with a variety of plants, and a clean, wide airy alley way. The hosts live in their townhome while, separated by a courtyard, you inhabit a fine set of rooms over the garage, next to the alley. With light on both sides, cross ventilation and a well appointed lay out, all was fine. There was a decent desk, a comfortable bed, lots of space and a well laid out bathroom. I don't know what expectations are for facilities for advanced snacking in an AirBnB listing; this one lacked an impervious surface to spill on, but had a large small refrigerator, etc, in a closet. It was fine.
A fine chair with good light was available for reading or watching TV. One could hear neighbors talking sometimes, possible when they were in their courtyards? but the overall feeling was one of serenity.
The hosting was effective. They made an effort to provide a welcoming atmosphere that was much appreciated.
What an amazing experience. Steve and Donna were more than accommodating and their private suite was exactly what we expected. Steve was very knowledgeable about the city and even provided us with a typed description of all the cool things to do in Portland! Super handy and it was like we had our own tour guide with us the entire trip. The suite had everything we needed and more. Thanks again for everything, Steve and Donna!
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.