About this listing
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, 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.
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 one time set up fee of $20 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.
We stayed at Judy's place 2 night.her beautiful home is located in a wonderful area. Walking distance to stores cafes and more.
The room was good size ,beds super comfortable. Even being walking distance to a very lively area ,it was completely quiet ,we had all windows open .
Judy makes you feel welcomed and relaxed.
Now let's talk about her "out of this world breakfast" ! :)
When we arrived ,she ask us ,what time we wanted to have breakfast,so at exactly at 9 am. We came out of our room to the most amazing set table.
The smell of freshly made zucchini muffins,light egg soufflé ,home made jams ,tomatoes from yard and nice strong coffee . Let's not forget the sweet fresh figs from her big tree in the yard,we absolutely loved every bit . It was amazing!!
We were sad to miss second day breakfast ,because we had to leave very early,but she had a care pack ready for us to take on the plane.
This was my first Airbnb experience ,and what a success it was.
I highly recommend Judy's place ,and would definitely return ,when I go back to Portland.
Judy and her partner were fantastic. Very welcoming and made us feel comfortable. When we arrived she was waiting for us and had showed everything .. a very good welcome! Like others have told, her breakfasts were great. We will miss your pancakes and smoothies/juyces and our conversations.
The bedroom was spacious and with enough space for our big big luggages.
Her house is located in a nice neighborhood, near downtown and in between two great streets (Division & Hawthorne) with great food places and shops within very short walking distance.
Judy was very kind to take us to the other space... we are very sorry that we couldn't stay in her house more!!!
I suggest you this place if you are planning to go in Portland.
Our three-night stay at Judy's place was a real treat for my brother and I. Judy was kind enough to pick us up from the nearest monorail station to her home. The neighborhood was quiet and just two short blocks north of Division Street, which is lined with fun cafes, food stalls, restaurants and buses that can take you directly downtown within 15 minutes.
Judy kept us happy and well-fed with gourmet breakfasts and coffee!
The bedroom was spacious enough for two with plenty of storage for closet space. The shared bathroom is located just outside the bedroom, but Judy never seemed to be using it when we needed it. The smaller trundle bed for a second guest was comfortable enough. Judy also keeps a radon mitigation machine outside her home that sounds like a loud fan that can be heard from the bedroom if the windows are open. However, we were able to get used to it pretty fast.
All in all, Judy was a terrific host and was very accommodating. It was a pleasure
chatting with her over breakfast! If you're visiting Portland, we highly recommend her home.
Judy, ah Judy… How do I describe the wonderful time we had in Portland? Judy was terrific, keeping in touch with us through the website and giving us directions on how to get to the house by transit. She was waiting for us when we arrived and showed us around the house. Our room was lovely, nice and shaded (it was over 90 the day we got there!) with a very comfortable bed and lots of storage for clothes. The garden is beautiful, gloriously jumbled up and not planned, and is the source of much of the food for the breakfasts. The breakfasts, oh my word…. Judy is a brilliant cook and her breakfasts kept us going most of the day, so filling and delicious. We'd have a mid-afternoon snack and then dinner out later. Her neighbourhood is a brilliant place for food and restaurants, lots of little food trucks, ice cream places, pubs, coffee/tea. Wonderful place to stay! The best place I've stayed at so far on Airbnb, I think.
Judy was very welcoming and warm and had great stories about her travels. The neighborhood was great; convenient to restaurants and bars - very walkable. The breakfasts were FANTASTIC!!! The room was nice, clean and cool. We very much enjoyed our stay with Judy.
Are there enough superlatives that would adequately describe our stay with Judy in Portland? Probably not, but I'll make the attempt. I've used Air BnB a number of times over the past couple of years; all within a moderate range, but generally they've all been good to very good. But this one is the rarest of rare finds. I had a pretty good feeling about the booking before leaving and that was all confirmed once we got there. Judy is an excellent and interesting host. A pleasure to be around. As we were busy throughout the days, returning on the late side in the evening, we mostly saw her in the morning as we soooo enjoyed the glorious breakfasts she prepared for us. It was, as I had mentioned to her: "Your next big problem may be trying to get rid of us." We love visiting Portland and on this trip our enjoyment of our time there was greatly enhanced by our stay with Judy. Icing on the cake.
The host was very hospitable, and made great breakfasts. Room was nice, house was clean, everything was great.
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About the Host, Judy
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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