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 (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, 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.
Perfect location and perfectly comfortable. What you see is what you get: a simple and tastefully decorated space with easy acces to everything you need, including great restaurants and public transit. Steve welcomed us warmly and explained everything we needed to know. Would happily stay here again the next time we're in town.
The place was perfect for anyone wanting to explore Portland and the Pearl district.
Steve was very thorough in explaining all the aspects of the process and property.
The place is very clean and well appointed. It looks just like the profile.
We would rent it again.
We really enjoyed our stay in Portland and especially our room from Steve. It was very easy communicating and working with Steve throughout the entire process. The room more than exceeded our expectations and needs for the trip. The Pearl District where the room is located is a perfect spot for Portland downtown activities. We appreciated being able to park our car and leave it there for the duration while we used our feet and public transportation to get around. It was a very private spot with easy access into and out of the location. I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay while in Portland!
Steven was an excellent host from the minute we requested booking until we said goodbye. He really went above and beyond to help make our stay memorable by giving us great suggestions, allowing us to check-in early/check-out late and taking the time to answer our questions. The suite itself was exactly how it was described and pictured in the ad - clean, comfortable, spacious and in an excellent location. We couldn't have asked for more. We'll definitely be back the next time we visit Portland!
Great neighbourhood!! Perfect for being in Portland. Steve was easy and willing to explain at great length how to find the kinds of restaurants we were looking for.
The studio is just fine, and offers everything a travelling person could wish for. I truly recommend staying here.
Steven met us and was extremely helpful and informative. He provided us with wonderful recommendations in his neighborhood guide. The room was exactly as pictured. It was comfortable and clean and large. The bed was awesome, and it was good to have air conditioning: something rare in Portland. The amenities, such as cookies, local coffee, soaps and shampoos were great! The location is the heart of the Pearl: you won't need a car to see the city from this location. We will definitely stay here again!
I highly recommend staying at Steve and Donna's private suite. Communicating with Steve was easy and he always got back to me promptly. We changed our arrival time at the last minute and Donna accommodated us by coming home from work to let us in. The suite is lovely, clean, and in a perfect location. The bed was comfortable and there were several different pillows to choose from. There were plenty of towels and toiletries. I appreciated the fact that the hair dryer had a diffuser- if you have curly hair you will understand the importance of this! The room had ac -very important since it was 100 degrees outside. Steve left us cookies which were yummy. There were also a lot of guides about Portland in the room. We walked everywhere- to 23rd street and downtown. The light rail is very close by, but we wanted to walk. I would definitely stay here again.
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.