About this listing
Remodeled basement in a family home. Step outside, walk 2 blocks to great restaurants, trendy bars, world class shopping, the streetcar, and a topnotch hospital. This 1 bdrm has a private entrance, 4 east-facing windows; parking permit available for street parking in neighborhood (M Zone).
Welcome to our home. I remodeled the basement with travelers, young families, and visiting family in mind. This apartment comfortably sleeps a couple and one to two children, who can either fit on a the sofa and/or a portable crib(s).
️There's a queen bed with hypo-allergenic pillows
️mp3 player auxiliary line to stereo to listen to your iPhone, Android, etc.
️Wireless WiFi signal is solid throughout
️I've inputted my personal HBO, 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
️ Please note that supplies such as napkins, toilet paper, coffee, etc. may last up to a week, but those who plan a longer stay may need to replenish at some point.
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; access to washer/dryer facilities requires a code but is still only for the use of Airbnb guests; please ask for the code if you need to do wash.
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 part time student 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. Finally, it would help me to know your arrival and check-out times as you figure those out.
There's lots 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 5'10" or shorter--- taller folks will no doubt notice the mid to low ceilings; 3) the sofa (w single cushion) comfortably accommodates a short adult or a child; and 4) parking can be a challenge after 4pm and especially during the weekend nights; please be advised to arrive before the happy hour crowd descends.
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 so it's better that you ask for the parking permit that will allow for you to park your car on the street without a time limit.
Final rule: return the parking permit, as it's the only one I have for guests.
Helpful, but not critical: It would help to know your arrival and departure times as often I can help accommodate an early arrival or a late check-out.
Living room photo taken in evening. Shows TV mounted with arm to adjust for better viewing. HBO, Hulu, and Netflix provided.