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. Walk to Union Station.
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 is a great place 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.
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 nearby at the homes 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.
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.
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. You can walk to dozens of restaurants in the Pearl, or you can hop the streetcar and go up to 23rd for more restaurants and shops, including Salt and Straw ice cream shop.
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).
Make yourself at home and relax.
If I'm not around when you have a question, feel free to text me.
A note about arriving after 10 p.m.: Most of the gates into the condo complex lock at 10 pm on week nights and at midnight on weekends. So if you come to the condo late, don't worry. There is always one gate open 24/7. It is at the sound end of the long parking garage on Naito Parkway.
The condo complex is along the Willamette River between the Broadway Bridge and the Steel Bridge. The condo is in Building N, which is very close to the Broadway Bridge, behind buildings O and M. Once you find Building N, go up a flight of steps to door N2.
Our son stayed two nights at Gail's Condo and had a great Airbnb experience there. Here's what he had to say about it:
Gail was lovely and her condo was great - the room was beautifully furnished and very homely, and it was nice to be able to relax in the lounge. It was in a wonderful location right by the train station (as I came off the train) and she was helpful and friendly, but gave me lots of space to come and go as I pleased without feeling as if I were bothering her. Also I could do washing which was a plus!
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The condo is in a perfect jumping off point for all there is to do in Portland. Gail left a nice welcome note and labeled everything important to ensure ease of use. The space was clean, comfortable and overall perfect.
Gail was great at keeping in touch with texts, and answering questions right away. She left detailed instructions on how to get into the condo, as she was out when we arrived. The condo is cozy and homey. Gail left notes for us so we knew which room/bathroom was ours. There was juice for us in the fridge, and -BONUS- a candy dish with chocolates! The condo was well insulated and quiet inside, but you can hear the street traffic and train whistles at night if you have the window open.The location was great for visiting the Pearl district. Gail was very friendly, while still giving guests privacy.
We enjoyed our time at Gail's condo. Very clean, great location, accommodations exactly as described. She even baked us cookies. Thanks Gail!
Very cozy, quiet room away from the noise of the street. Gail provided plenty during our trip. She had templates of maps, places to eat and things to do around Portland. The location is great. There's a Max real that stops right in front of greyhound which is only 10 mins or less walk away.
Gail lives in a great location, right by the train station and downtown. Her place was very nice and clean. She provides lots of nice little amenities and leaves nice notes and tips in the house for visitors. I highly recommend and would stay with her again.
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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 lead a busy life 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.