Cooking is encouraged!
Blues,brews,and bicycle guesthouse

Private room

1 guest

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

The space

Big, old farmhouse in Overlook neighborhood of N. Portland has a I/2 acre garden, easy access to public transportation and secure bike storage. Walk to the river or the historic Mississippi Arts district, ride your bike or MAX downtown in 24 min. Start the day with home roasted coffee and seasonal fruit from the garden. A German Shepard and sweet indoor-outdoor kitty live here and will welcome you. A rain garden and backyard habitat. This is a neighborhood that values diversity, with great pubs, cool eateries, the Addidas World Village, New Seasons, ecoroofs, community gardens, food carts, stealth bikers, occasional sightings of Extremo the Clown, Storm Large, and Sam Adams. Since the perfect way to get around is by bike, I always keep extras on hand that you can rent.
Gardeners, musicians, jugglers, coffee roasters, locavores, and community activists are always welcome here-please tell me a little about yourself and the nature of your visit to Portland so I will know if I am a good host for you!

Guest access

A backyard habitat makes this place a green, peaceful refuge.

Interaction with guests

If you text when you are en route I will be here to welcome you; and if you need anything to make your stay more comfortable just let me know !

Other things to note

This is a accredited Accessory Short Term Rental with no more than 2 bedrooms rented to
guests staying less than 30 days

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The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

no smoking inside or on the premises.
these are single occupancy rooms.
Bedrooms do not have locks; this is an old farmhouse where I live, not a hotel.
Please keep all food and drink in the dining room.
we recycle and compost - just ask!
enjoy the common areas (kitchen, dining & living room ) and clean up after yourself.
LEELA the dog can only go out on a leash, do not leave outside door open or she will escape.
MZCORA the cat goes inside and out thru her cat door.
regrettably, I am unable to host additional pets
Car parking is not provided; there is plenty of street parking, and secure on-site bike parking.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

70 Reviews

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Eric User Profile
May 2017
Taizz is extremely friendly and welcoming to guests in her home. Very hospitable and willing to share activities and events with you. I would definitely recommend for those looking for a fun, social stay

Koushou (Kimimasa) User Profile
November 2016
I visit Portland every autumn for business and staying here, this time I was so busy but Taizz’s supported me so much and here place is always comfortable and peaceful. Also it is my pleasure to meet brilliant guests here every time, because of Taizz’s pleasant personality and atmosphere created by her and 4 legs roommates, Leela and the boss. During my schedule I finally had a chance to share my hand made Tiramisu to Taizz and other room guests, it was pleasure to meet you guys! Looking forward to staying again! 毎年仕事でこの季節にこちらへ滞在します。今回は特に忙しかったのですが、ホストはいつも親切で必要なサポートをしていただきました。いつ訪れてもここには快適と安心があります。またいつも素晴らしいゲストたちにも会えるのが楽しみです。そして今回はやっと自慢のティラミスをタイズやみなさんとシェアできたのがとても嬉しかったです。次回もぜひ、ここに泊まりたいです。

Zach User Profile
September 2016
My stay with Taizz went smoothly! The property is nice, clean, and homey. Taizz herself is a charming lady who made me feel well at home. I'd stay again with Taizz given the opportunity.

Amy User Profile
September 2016
Overall I would say this was OK. I wouldn't stay here again though. Here is why: -no lock on the bedroom door -not the best location -walls are thin - you hear everything going on in the house I was met by the son of the owner, who was quite nice and let me in and gave me a tour of the house. I was told that I might be the only person staying there that weekend as the owner was camping and other people who stayed there were away. The house is cute and eclectic in that Portland way. Nice garden and feeling of being in solitude in the location as it is off the beaten track. However, I laid down to take a nap on the first afternoon and I was awoken by someone singing and playing the guitar somewhere else in the house. Then I heard multiple (male) voices and someone coming out of the room next to me. This was when I wondered about a lock on the door. It appears that there are multiple people renting rooms in the house; it's a little unclear if this is a boarding house or how it is set up. I didn't mind but I don't like the idea of leaving my stuff unattended when I am not there and going to sleep at night when I hear male voices in the house. At this point it started to feel like a youth hostel. I inquired about a lock. I was told by the owner that this was not a hotel. OK, I understand, but a lock is pretty standard on most places I've stayed. Most women I know would prefer to have a lock on the door. Then, there was the issue of some sounds in the room next door going on at all times of the day and night. It was the sound of someone restarting their computer over and over (the sound a Mac makes when you reboot it). This was going on throughout my stay. Distracting to say the least in the middle of the night and trying to sleep. It was still going off when I left the house. Third, the little kitty cat who lived there, what a sweetheart! I was confused about how she got in and out of the house because when I left she obviously wanted in but I had left the key inside. The time I did let her in the day before she seemed super hungry. With virtually no one around over the weekend, I don't know who was caring for her and how she got in and out of the house. The owner and the son seem nice. But it wasn't a place where I felt comfortable staying.

Christy User Profile
August 2016
Taizz is very welcoming and friendly. The neighborhood is quiet and in a good location.

Laura & Darren User ProfileLaura & Darren is a superhost.
August 2016
Taizz has created a traditional traveler's guest house experience in a classic farmhouse. She has carefully organized her home and the guest rooms and takes her time to explain everything in great detail at check-in. She even walked me down the street to show me where the bus stop is. I was out most days until about 10-11pm so I didn't see Taizz all that much, but everything was fine. Her dog, Lela, is very sweet.

Jenna User Profile
July 2016
Taizz is a superb guest. I immediately felt welcomed as if I lived there. The house is a big old beautify home with plenty of space, light and nature. You won't be disappointed staying at this place. Thank you, Taizz!

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Portland, Oregon, United StatesJoined in September 2011
Taizz User Profile

I'm starting a guesthouse for travelers who come to Portland for blues, brews, bicycling, rain gardens,dogs,coffee roasting,wellness, and community.

Languages: English, Español, Français
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