About This Listing
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.
Gail had lovely accommodations + was helpful in giving out some recommendations on where to eat + what to see. everything was laid out nicely with little notes everywhere to help guide you around her space
Gail's place was great, as advertised! Just steps from the riverfront boardwalk, and an easy walk to coffee shops, restaurants, breweries, and more. Also walkable to Powell's Books (I went every day I was there). Dollar Rent-a-Car is just down Broadway if you want to get out of town for a day (check out the Columbia River Gorge). Gail herself was super nice, helpful, and fun to talk with. Five stars!
Loved this condo - it was very cozy and had everything we needed for the weekend stay. It's also at a great location - very close to the Pearl District and just few steps away from the riverfront. Gail was helpful and prompt in answering all our questions! I would definitely recommend to everyone! Thanks Gail!
Gail was very accommodating and welcoming. Her place was close to the gardens and popular landmarks here in Portland, so it was like being a local just walking around. Would highly recommend to anyone and would stay at her place again!! She made cute labels welcoming my friend and I to our room.
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About the Host, Gail
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.
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