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.
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.
Judy was very accommodating! Her location is prime! It was so great to start each day with an amazing breakfast and nice conversation. Would definitely recommend.
Judy made us feel welcome right from the start. She greeted us in person at her home once we arrived. Showed us everything we needed to know to have a comfortable and relaxed stay. Everything was accurate as listed on airbnb. The neighborhood was very cute, quiet and convenient to the city. The downtown core was a quick 5-10 minute drive in our rental and the neighborhood was close to several restaurants and nice and quiet at night.
Judy's place is so great! The location was perfect, with Hawthrone and Division St both within walking distance and transport links into downtown. It's in an extremely picturesque neighbourhood, you would almost think you weren't in a city. My girlfriend and I absolutely loved it and made us want to live in Portland. Judy was very accommodating and was kind enough to give us a lift into downtown with her after she had cooked us a delicious breakfast. It's a shame we had to leave early the next day (sorry if we woke you!) because I would have loved to have another one of those breakfasts, eating good food and getting to know Judy. Overall it was a very positive experience!
Judy and her place were fantastic! Judy was very sweet and welcoming. She is full of knowledge about the area and her travel stories were interesting. Her breakfasts were always tasty and unique! As for the house, we could not have asked for a better location. We really enjoyed how close it was to Division Street. In just two short blocks, you can enjoy coffee shops, high-rated restaurants, and neat cozy bars. Hawthorne Blvd is not a far walk either. We had a rental car which we used to visit the Columbia River Gorge, but we mostly walked or took the bus everywhere else. Parking by Judy's was never an issue. I would highly recommend staying here! We were so glad we did not stay at a hotel downtown.
Staying with Judy at her beautiful and conveniently located home was a real pleasure. She made Penny and me feel welcome from the moment we walked through the door. Breakfast was a real treat! I'd go back in a heartbeat just to sample her pancakes again.
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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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