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.
Steven is a great host. Very easy to work with and accommodating. The listing is very accurate. I think Steven has thought of everything- AC, coffee, extra pillows, cookies, comfortable space, great wifi, etc. Location in the Pearl District fit the bill for us. Easy to walk places for good meal, coffee, shopping, pick up bus or grab Car2Go. We also used his garage for our bikes, but could have left a car there if needed. We will definitely return to this great spot and showed it off to friends who were staying at a hotel twice the price- they were impressed.
Steve and Donna graciously accommodated our later than expected arrival and they provided great information about Portland. It was a true pleasure to speak with both of them about the city and Oregon in general.
The above-garage unit is exceptionally well maintained and in a very convenient and interesting neighborhood just north of downtown Portland—and the ability to park in the garage in this area of Portland is a definite bonus. Small, personal touches made this unit very comfortable and a complete joy to use. In short: This experience represents the best of using Airbnb!
We recently attended a wedding in Portland and primarily chose this listing for its proximity to the wedding venue. We were not disappointed in our choice. We were made to feel welcome and given very helpful information for our stay. The room was spacious and comfortable and we were able to park our vehicle in their garage which in itself is a huge commodity in downtown Portland.
Steven was a great host. The apartment was super nice and centrally located. He even had an assortment of pillows of varying firmness! Would definitely recommend.
This was our first Airbnb stay ever and we were impressed. Great location in the Pearl District. Stevens instructions on how to drive in were great, we had no issues getting to the location. Cookies to welcome us were also much appreciated. All round great place to stay.
Steven was very accommodating during our stay. He greeted us as soon as we arrived, showed us to our suite and explained everything perfectly. We talked for quite a bit upon our arrival discussing the city (our first time in Portland) and things to do. That combined with the very detailed documentation provided gave virtually limitless amounts of things to do and see. The Pearl District is definitely the place to be, with the rail-car right outside the entire city is only a quick ride away. We will definitely try and stay here again the next time we visit.
Steven was friendly and even greeted us at the street and led us into our accommodations. Suite was very clean and comfortable. Bathroom was large and good water pressure. The area was called the Pearl District and even though it was my first time to Portland, OR. I felt this Suite was located near everything, we even had an off-street, garage to park in! One of many Portland street cars goes right down the adjacent street for easy access to most of the city. I loved my visit to Portland, OR and Steven's Suite was a great value, considering, accommodations, location and parking!
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.