Quiet, comfortable home with garden. I live near one of the food hot spots of Portland. Private room with queen bed with possible trundle. Free wifi. Delicious, healthy breakfast provided. Street parking and access to bus. City permit 212846
Quiet, comfortable place in a lively neighborhood. Portland is a food paradise and I live in one of the restaurant hot spots. My quiet neighborhood is between Hawthorne and Division with rapid bus service to downtown, 20 minutes. It's a safe, interesting, vibrant place for a stroll or a bike ride. Lots of cafes and restaurants nearby. (Two blocks from PokPok and Roe, four from Ava Gene's.) I have bikes available to rent. I speak Spanish and French as well and enjoy hosting.
A healthy breakfast is a specialty of mine. I serve it between 7:30 and 9:30, but let me know if you need it earlier or later. I normally eat with you. For the other meals I can advise about local restaurants. And tell about Portland and Oregon sights. I gladly accommodate vegetarians or vegans, but it's not a place for celiacs. Do tell me about food preferences and/or allergies.
My house is a comfortable 1927 home which I am making as energy efficient as possible. Hardwood floors, lots of books, and plenty of art, but not the kind of place where you have to tiptoe. I have room for two guests at this time, but not three or four.
You would be in the guest bedroom with the TV/DVD, which I never watch. The bedroom has a new queen bed and a trundle for those who want separate beds ( I charge a set up fee for the trundle, see house rules). It is quiet and has several windows, and an extra heater. I have WiFi. We share one remodeled bathroom.
I have a big food garden and a patio and deck for relaxing, also a friendly cat and 3 hens.
I have a two night minimum stay except by special arrangement.
I try to keep the cat out of the guest bedroom, but she is in the rest of the house. So if you are allergic or just don't like cats, this may not be the place for you.
Parking on street is usually easy.
No smoking please.
City permit 212846
Guests have access to the living room, bathroom, deck, patio and dining room as well as their room. If you need to store food in the fridge that is possible, but I am the queen of the kitchen.
Interaction with Guests
I live in the house and have breakfast with my guests. I am happy to chat and to give you information and advice about Portland.
My neighborhood is green and quiet, but lively. Division Street, two blocks away, is sizzling with excellent restaurants, bakeries, bars and coffee shops. Hawthorne Street, 7 blocks away has shops, a movie theater, vintage stores and restaurants.
The bus to downtown stops two blocks away and runs frequently. We are close to two bike-safe streets.
The easiest/cheapest, but not necessarily the fastest, way to get to my house from the airport is to take the Max train to the Gateway transit center where you change to the Green line going to Clackamas, get off at the SE Division stop, walk up to Division St, and take the #4 bus to St Johns via City Center ( west) and get off at 32nd street, then walk north 2 blocks to my place.
I charge a set up fee of $15 for the trundle bed.
Please turn the volume down after 10:00 p.m. and until 7:30 a.m.
No smoking, no drugs.
Any additional visitors need to be approved by me in advance.
I serve breakfast between 7:30 and 9:30, if you need it earlier or later, let me know.
It's a one-woman kitchen, I'll gladly give suggestions about where to eat lunch and dinner..
Energy conservation is important to me, please turn off lights, etc. when you are not in the room.
Check in is at 1:00 p.m., check out at 11:00 a.m.. If you need to leave your packed bags until later that can be arranged. If you want to stay in the house later there will be an additional cost.
If you break anything, or if anything is not functioning properly please tell me immediately.
I have a moderate cancellation policy, refund will be given if you notify me 5 days in advance.
Thanks for good communication Judy and making everything go as well as it could.
Judy's home and hospitality was great. We really enjoyed our stay with her. Our room was very comfortable and filled with books and maps about Portland. We appreciated the cozy space and amazingly delicious breakfast each morning. Some of our favorite time in Portland was our breakfast and morning chats with Judy. I would stay with Judy again in a heart beat.
Thank you Judy for everything.
Miriam & Mayra.
Wonderful private room in a lovely setting with a gracious, knowledgable host. Judy put out a feast each morning and her advice on where to eat during the day and brochettes on things to do were invaluable. We fell in love with Portland!
Absolutely a wonderful house! She greeted us when we got there, home made breakfast for us every morning, coffee and tea as well. Cozy house, just a block from Division Street where there's a bunch of great restaurants and bars.
What a great airbnb experience! Judy couldn't have been more pleasant and welcoming -- a lovely, engaging host with a great sense of interesting things going on in Portland (but not over-talkative -- I've stayed with people who are so busy telling you what you have to see that you lose your sunlight to see it in!) and the breakfasts she made were world-class -- whatever your rate is, you are getting an $18 hotel brunch meal along with your room. The breakfast was so beautiful I had to photograph it. The neighborhood was spectacular -- two blocks from the best restaurants in town, and I felt 100% safe. And my morning walks through her neighborhood made me desperately wish i lived in Portland. It was painful to leave. 5 stars all around.
Staying at Judy's beautiful home over Thanksgiving was just like being at home! The guest room is cozy with a very comfortable queen bed. There is plenty of closet space and drawers available. The bath is shared, but that was never a problem. The house is bright and airy - it was really nice to hang out in the living room to read during the evening. Judy prepares delicious breakfasts and eats with her guests. She's well traveled and has much to share. The house is located in a lovely walkable neighborhood. We walked to Pok Pok for dinner! We would stay again in a heartbeat.
Judy was very welcoming, warm, and friendly. She has a nice comfortable house that is conveniently located in East Portland--very easy to get downtown on the Division street bus, and also easy to get to and from the airport. Her breakfasts, as advertised, are delicious. We very much enjoyed our stay before heading off to the Oregon coast for the rest of Thanksgiving week.
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I'm Judy. I'm a retired recycling specialist and ACLU lobbyist. I love to travel, to cook, to sing and to have guests. I'm quiet, adventurous and independent. I spend my time making music, walking around new places, quilting, reading, camping, bicycling, cooking and eating great food. I enjoy meeting new people and doing new things. I'm in a happy relationship. I speak Spanish and can get by in French.
Portland is a wonderful city and I enjoy helping people get to know it. But -- no smoking inside, no drugs, no partying.
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