Remodeled basement in a family home. Step outside and walk 2 blocks to great restaurants, trendy bars, world class shopping, the streetcar, and a topnotch hospital. This 1 bedroom has a private entrance, 4 east-facing windows and tandem parking.
Welcome to our home. I remodeled the basement with travelers, young families, and visiting family in mind. This apartment comfortably sleeps a couple and two children, who can either fit on a small pull-out sofa or a portable crib(s).
️There's a queen bed with hypo-allergenic pillows
️Extra bed in pull-out sofa that measures 4'x6.5' or pack-n-play provided
️mp3 player auxiliary line to stereo to listen to your iPhone, Android, etc.
️Wireless WiFi signal is solid throughout
️I've inputted my personal HuluPlus and Netflix accounts for your silver screen entertainment
️The kitchen has basic cookware, utensils, and general place settings
️I've provided a small coffee maker, sugar, some tea packets and a tea kettle
️Family friendly: portable crib, high chair, and changing table are available upon request
️Around 550 square feet total
️Smoke free and petless home
We have keyless entry and change the code for each visitor. I will send you the code the day of your check-in.
The unit is self contained with a private entrance and so nothing is shared except for the tandem parking space.
Interaction with Guests
I live with my two preschool-aged kids and spouse in the upper floors of the house. I'm a stay at home mom and am available to my guests at a moments notice most of the time or via text 24/7. I welcome your questions you might have about Portland in emails, texts or calls before your visit to help you plan your trip. I have books on Portland available in the unit that you can borrow and carry around with you if you wish.
There are volumes written about how special the Northwest District/Alphabet District/Nob Hill neighborhood is in many books, magazines, and websites. Here are my favorites-- ALL WALKING DISTANCE:
Coffee: One block away Barista on 23rd (3 min walk); Sterling Coffee on NW 21st (6 min walk)
Food: Mingo's (4 min walk) features seasonal local Italian cuisine that's rustic and delicious; Fireside (2 min) edgy yet warm ambiance perfect for romantic dinners and cocktail drinking; Ken's Bakery (6m) is my go to for authentic french breads and patisseries; Bamboo Sushi features tasty local and sustainable menu and practices, and Salt-n-Straw Ice Cream next door (both 2min) has the most creative creamy concoctions I've ever tasted.
Entertainment: The Brewcycle Portland takes you around to the local breweries (14min); Portland Center Stage is our local theater featuring Broadway and internationally acclaimed musicals and plays; the home of the Portland Timbers, Providence Park, is close by too (15min); finally, Cinema 21, will satisfy the cinephile in you with the most current independent, art house, and international movies under one roof, and is host to many film festivals too.
The closest stops coming from the airport: bus stop (ID 7113) at NW 21st and Irving. The streetcar stop (ID 3596) NW Lovejoy and 22nd. The trimet website and app are very helpful.
From the airport (taking only rail, no bus): board the Red line to City Center & Beaverton TC and get off at Galleria/SW 10th Ave MAX Station and walk to the corner of SW 10th and Alder to board the Portland Streetcar NS Line to NW 23rd Ave and get off at NW Lovejoy and 22nd.
Other Things to Note
Because I wish for you to have the most positive experience here, I do want to manage three expectations: 1) we have two preschool-age kids who you'll inevitably hear over head at times; 2) the unit is comfortable for those around 5'9" or shorter--- taller folks will no doubt notice the mid to low ceilings; 3) the pull- out sofa is pretty dinky, but perfect for kids tagging along with their parents; the dimensions for the sleeper are 4' x 6.5' so if you do plan to use it for an adult, just give them a heads up.
Also, a private washer dryer is available in the basement but through a locked door from within the unit. Please inform me if you'd like to do some laundry and I can key in your code to access the W/D.
No smoking (of any kind) inside or directly outside the apartment door.
Please keep noise to reasonable level especially after 10pm.
Parking can be difficult at certain times of the day and on weekend nights. Tandem parking will require some coordination especially if you'd like to use your car throughout your stay (versus walking/public transportation). I will sort it out with each guest depending on our own needs for our car during your stay.
Experience was awesome. No complaints what so ever. Cynthia was very accommodating. The 1.5 bathrooms were very convenient, well stocked kitchen/bathroom, comfortable beds, lots of places to store your luggage/things. Id definitely stay again.
Cynthia is a great host! She made herself as available as much as we wanted, answering questions, providing detailed instructions and sharing information on places to eat and places to go.
The location is wonderful in a beautiful neighborhood within walking distance of downtown and other neighborhoods and restaurants.
The accommodations were a perfect fit for my mother, husband and me. The kitchen allowed for us to store food and brew coffee and the space was a comfortable size for three people.
Our host, Cynthia, had everything in the apartment ready, clean and tidy on time for our check-in. Everything we read in the description of the apartment was true. The apartment was comfortable, in an excellent location and with a nice kitchen, laundry room and bathroom. In fact, there were two toilets, not one, in the apartment. Parking was tandem with the owner's vehicle, but we had no difficulty using our car whenever needed. This was the perfect place for us to spend one month in Portland.
Great neighborhood. Felt very safe and cozy in the basement apartment. It was a perfect spot to run in and out of between trips downtown and around NW Portland.
Also, I'm 5'10" and had no issues with ceiling height.
We recently spent 9 days at Cynthia's apartment while in Portland visiting family. It was a perfect set up for us. It is clean, well furnished and well stocked and is at a great location. We especially appreciated the full kitchen, bath and a half and ability to use the washer and dryer upon request. We had a small problem with the locking system but Cynthia handled it graciously and efficiently. We will definitely stay here again! Cynthia is great- super helpful and the apartment was full of wonderful touches like umbrellas, shampoo and conditioner and a blow dryer, plenty of reading material, even a radio tuned to an classic rock station. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone wanting a great base in NE Portland.
Cynthia's listing is in a great location, within easy walking distance of all kinds of cool stuff. The whole process was as easy as could be and she even left a couple beers in the fridge for me.
Before having a family and settling in Portland, my most valuable possession was my passport. Traveling was indeed a passion of mine and as I remodeled the basement I had fellow travelers as well as family visits in mind.
Over the years, I've lived in three continents and have consulted for governments and businesses before settling in Portland. Portland is a great little city to retire to motherhood because of the great appreciation for the slow food movement, the sharing economy, and a supportive vibe around children and family diversity.
Thinkers/Authors I like B. McKibbens, T. Greco, D. Korten, J. Stiglitz, J. Perkins
Magazines to which we subscribe: The Atlantic, Mother Jones, Bitch, Yes!, the New Yorker