About This Listing
Modern studio apartment located close to PDX airport and downtown Portland.
Designated private off street parking (zip car available in lot)
Very close to public transportation (train and bus routes)
Quiet and safe neighborhood, next to city park, close to grocery and pharmacy
Concrete floors and ceilings with lots of glass/natural light
Private patio with heater
Ground floor unit with private entrance
Full bathroom with tub
WiFi (6Mbps down, .768Mbps up - which can be increased if needed)
Desk (with printer, stereo)
Laundry in building
No Smoking (smoking area on property)
Quiet hours after 10pm
The reservation was canceled 11 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The reservation was canceled 8 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Amazing experience!! First time in Portland and even though Milepost 5 and the Lofts are located a bit away from downtown the main highway is right there. Me and my pup had a magical experience going on 4 hikes in 5 days and all but one was within 20-30 minutes away by car. Nathan will respond to any request ASAP! Nathan's free internet (private) is speedy and I was able to watch Netflix no problem if I wished but I was too busy exploring.
I am now actually considering purchasing a place in the building. Nathan's place feels like your place because even one month in his loft feels like home and no on is their to come home and bother you like other Air BnB places where you might feel like you are intruding if you stick around when they get home from work.
I would listen to music in the morning on my own mini computer speakers but he has a gorgeous stereo system while doing work. I don't watch tv except sports so the only thing I missed was my Pittsburgh Steelers games. However, I Googled a sports bars and the closest one (15 minutes by bike and about 5 by car) a Steelers bar!! I also got to see the Portland Timbers play. It is a raucous crowd for a soccer game considering this is the United States. For a moment I thought I was back in England or Spain.
In San Francisco, where I moved from, I would have to drive hours to get to these gorgeous waterfalls and amazing hikes and there are so many, so close. I've lived near the ocean in Northern California and Southern California and I miss surfing a little bit but besides that San Francisco has become a way more expensive version and if you are looking for a long term experience in Portland with no hassles like bills, Nathan is your guy. Even though he is in Thailand you can Skype with him and he will answer your calls at any time if necessary (I'm not encouraging late night calls :).
Plenty of room for your stuff and I love what he has done with the place. One of the greatest things is that he tinted the front door and the floor to ceiling window next to it. Allows you to open the curtain during the day and let some light in while you are in your underwear and a t-shirt if showering or waking up. Also, the parking space is great because you have security watching your car at night. Great place and it is worth it. If it is occupied try and check out the neighbor's places although I haven't seen one as nice and Nathan's loft is such a good deal because I can only imagine the cost for electricity considering the cooling and heating are plug in all units. If they even have them? Overall: Highly Recommended/best Air BnB experience yet.
My boyfriend and I stayed at Nathan's place for about 2 weeks while I was working and he was attending UBI in Portland. It was a great place to stay. Nathan was great about responding quickly and checking in to make sure everything was okay. The bed was very comfortable and the building was quiet and peaceful. The apartment is just a few block walk to the MAX so it was easy to get almost anywhere in the city, although it does take on average an hour to get most places. There's not too much in the surrounding neighborhood although I would recommend the Montavilla Social Club on Glisan street and the Bi-Partisan Cafe on Stark. Note that you do have to pay for internet access on a daily, weekly or monthly basis depending on your preference and the length of your stay. However, it is easy to access and set up. All in all we had a great time!
The building is a bit utilitarian, but the price Nathan charges makes this rental a great value. Also, he must've added some curtains since the previous reviews were written because I didn't feel like the privacy was compromised at all.
I have two advices for those staying here. One is to check the fridge first as Nathan leaves some notes for his guests. They can save you some time so read them right away.
The other is to ask Nathan about his Wi-Fi in advance if you plan on using it. Currently it requires you to call in and register your devices with the wireless provider and you can only do it during regular business hours that do not include the weekend so plan ahead.
About the Host, Nathan
Now that I'm working overseas, I'm renting out my condo to help pay the mortgage. I've made the unit as user friendly as possible. The space is very neat (not a lot of clutter) and is professionally cleaned after every guest. I hope you enjoy my home as much as I have. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.