Condo! Walk to Union Station; Games

Apartment - Private room · Northwest Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97209, United States
Gail

This Airbnb is in a two-story condo on historic McCormick Pier right on the Willamette River and within walking distance of restaurants and shops in the Pearl District. Free wireless Internet and your own private bathroom.

Your host, Gail
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This Airbnb is in a two-story condo on historic McCormick Pier right on the Willamette River and within walking distance of restaurants and shops in the Pearl District. Free wireless Internet and your own private bathroom.

The Space

This Airbnb is within walking distance of Union Station, the Convention Center and Trail Blazers games at the Rose Garden Arena. It is a two-story condo is in historic McCormick Pier right on the Willamette River and within walking distance of restaurants and shops in the Pearl District. Your bedroom comes with free wireless Internet connection and your own private bathroom. It contains one regular twin bed and a full bed. The room overlooks a courtyard with an outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool. You will have use of the living room, dining room, kitchen, and a balcony with a partial view of the river. The outdoor whirlpool is available for use year round, and the swimming pool is open from June through September. You are welcome to use a portion of the refrigerator to store your groceries and to cook, dine and to make coffee and tea. An ironing board, iron and hair dryer are available for your use. Buses travel along Naito Parkway and you can catch the Portland street car by walking up the stairs onto the Broadway Bridge and along Lovejoy. The Lovejoy Bakery (email hidden) to start your day. The condo is located in a unique section of the city near the shop-filled and restaurant-filled Pearl District and the popular Portland Waterfront. It is within walking distance of the Portland Convention Center and Rose Garden Arena.

The condo is located in a community of 15 buildings that was completely renovated in 2006 with new sheetrock, interior plumbing and electrical. The common areas house fire pits, BBQ grills and lounging areas around the pool and hot tub. McCormick Pier has more than ample lighting and is a sight to see in the evening hours. A grocery store, flower shop and coffee bar are located in the commercial section of the complex.

The riverfront walkway is just steps away and the walking/jogging path extends 15 miles along the river. The views of the Willamette River and all its bridges are spectacular. The community is conveniently located near the MAX (light rail), the Pearl District, and Saturday Market. A short walk to the South Waterfront will allow you to enjoy whatever events are taking place there, depending on the time of year, such as The Bite of Portland, the Rose Festival, beer festivals and more. McCormick Pier gives you serenity and peacefulness along with all the amenities of downtown living.

Parking is available along Naito Parkway and is free Mon-Sat between the hours of 7 pm and 8 am and from 7 pm Saturday until 1 pm Sunday. Parking costs $1.60 per hour Mon-Sat between 8 am and 7 pm and on Sunday between 1 pm and 7 pm. Use the dark green "Pay to Park" kiosk and your credit or debit card to purchase parking for up to 5 hours at a time if you park during hours when parking is not free.

Guest Access

Guests have access to the hot tub from 9 am to 10 pm year round and also to the swimming pool and lounge chairs in the summer.

Interaction with Guests

The amount of our interaction is up to you. I'm available if you have questions about Portland or want to chat, but I totally respect your privacy if you just want to go in your room and read, watch something, listen to music or sleep. During the busy season, I often allow both of my bedrooms to be booked, and I stay (email hidden) of friends. Sometimes this means that there is a couple upstairs and another couple downstairs. If you'd like to know in advance that you'll be sharing the space with another guest or couple, please contact me and I'll "introduce" you to the guests before you book (if you'd like) or before you arrive. I want to ensure that all my guests are comfortable sharing the space either with me or with other vetted and approved Airbnb guests.

The Neighborhood

I like the fact that I live right on the Willamette River and can take the stairs up onto the Broadway Bridge. From there I can either walk into the Pearl District and head downtown, or I can walk across the bridge to the eastside of Portland.

Getting around

From the condo you can walk to the Old Town-Chinatown MAX lightrail station, Union Station (Amtrak) or catch the Portland Streetcar. The MAX is $2.50 and the Streetcar is $1.00.

Other Things to Note

Be sure to pack your swim suit so you can take advantage of the hot tub (year round) and swimming pool (summer only).

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $450 /week
Monthly Price: $1800 /month
Cleaning Fee: $15
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Had a wonderful stay! I was traveling through Portland via bus and air. Gail's condo was w/i walking to bus/train station and convenient to light rail to PDX. Gail provided excellent directions/information.

    Room was very comfortable, clean and relaxing. I had the downstairs bedroom and the bathroom (very clean) was just outside the bedroom door.

    June 2014
  • Gail was a helpful and welcoming host. Very comfortable home in a great part of the city. We really enjoyed our short stay!

    June 2014
  • Gail was a great, engaging host! Condo space as pictured and more than adequate. Condo itself is part of a large development along the Willamette with an extensive boardwalk so you can walk, run, or bike everywhere! Great location, 20 min. walk over the Broadway bridge to the Conference Center and really never needed the car. Plan ahead though, as parking in the area can be a bit tricky. Overall, a fun five night stay and would not hesitate in returning.

    June 2014
  • Great place! Everything was as expected. Really close to the train station.

    June 2014
  • Gail (email hidden) and her condo is in a great location. It was an easy walk to and from Old Town/Chinatown and the Pearl District. Also a short distance away, we found amazing bakeries, shops and cafes. Our stay was comfortable and Gail is very responsive. Just a great person overall! Highly recommended!

    June 2014
  • This was my last of several stays with Gail, and I will miss my visits! Gail has been a fabulous hostess, and I've recommended staying with her to friends who are visiting the area. She is accomodating, keeps the place clean, and gives you as much space or conversation that you need. A wonderful experience, I couldn't recommend it more highly.

    June 2014
  • We ha. A fabulous stay in Portland thanks to Gail and her super cute condo! It was clean, close to downtown and right on the water. Also, having access to a hot tub was pretty (email hidden) to spend our first night in the Pacific North West!

    June 2014
  • Gail was very easy to get a hold of. Although, we didn't actually meet, we had a nice time. We were unaware that the rest of the condo was being used by other guests. We wished we had known that prior to booking. We would have appreciated some house rules in regards to other guests. The other guests were a bit noisy and left the lights on near our room. Otherwise, we had a nice time. Location was as described. Had a great time walking to downtown and surrounding areas. Room was clean and comfortable. The walking path was great. The only thing that would have made it better - We would have loved to have chatted with Gail about her experiences in Portland.

    June 2014
    Gail
    Response from Gail:

    Thank you for your suggestion. I have added a paragraph to my listing description to let potential guests know that sometimes both rooms are occupied by guests. I'm sorry the other guests were so sloppy and did not replace the key. Thank you SO MUCH for closing the lockbox.

    June 2014
  • Gail was great and made the experience easy, personable. Her professional 'customer focus' translates seamlessly to accommodating guests and making us feel 'like home'. My daughter and I enjoyed our stay.

    June 2014
  • Gail's condo is in a great location. Right underneath the scenic Broadway bridge, it is a 10 minute walk to the heart of the city as well as the Pearl district. The condo itself is quite nice, and Gail is a splendid (and very professional) host. Absolutely would stay again.

    June 2014
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Deutsch, English
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I attended Brown University (BA International Relations); Columbia University (MS Journalism); and Duke's Fuqua School of Business (MBA)
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I am currently self-employed as a writer, house remodeler and property manager.
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I am a 52-year-old self-employed real estate investor and writer. My three children have grown up and moved away, so I have this beautiful 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo on the river all to myself. I (email hidden) of writing, traveling and remodeling old houses in North Portland. I enjoy sharing meals with friends, running along the Wildwood Trail, biking to work, and spending time with my mother, who lives nearby in Hillsboro. I also enjoy reading, movies, dining out, and listening to public radio. I have lived in Ohio, Texas, Minnesota, Rhode Island, San Francisco, New York City, North Carolina and 3 different neighborhoods in Portland. I have traveled to many European countries and to South Africa and Senegal. I enjoy hosting travelers who come to Portland for a variety of reasons.
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