About this listing
Large, sunny room on the ground floor of a beautifully restored N. Portland farmhouse . The house is on 1/2 acre that is a Platinum certified Backyard Habitat and registered rain garden.
We are in the Overlook neighborhood, close to MAX; you can walk to the river, Adidas World Village, cool eateries, brewpubs, and the Mississippi Arts district. Be sure to ask about any bicycling, Blues, or beer events while you are here!
I keep extra bikes on hand to rent, as this is a great way to get around Portland, and have secure bike storage if you've brought yours along.
Try some home roasted coffee, Greek yogurt with fruits from the garden, or grill on a salt block (website hidden) is encouraged here!
Leela, a German Shepard, and Mzcora, a sweet indoor-outdoor kitty, live here also, and will welcome you. There is always something going on in the garden, and you are welcome to join in, or just hang out and enjoy a green, peaceful refuge in the city.
Other Things to Note
This is an accredited Accessory Short Term Rental with no more than 2 bedrooms rented to guests staying 30 days.
No smoking please.
Enjoy the common areas ( kitchen, dining, living room, garden ) and clean up after yourself.
Bathrooms and kitchen need to be clutter free; you will have a drawer and cupboard to keep personal items.
Please make yourself at home in the kitchen; there is a fridge, professional oven and fan, dishwasher, blender, pots and pans, spices, basic ingredients, and seasonal fruits from the garden for you.
Please leave a beautiful workspace for the next person- put rinsed, dirty dishes in dishwasher or wash by hand, keep counters clean and clear, sweep floor if necessary.
Group meals, sharing is always welcome- but you will also have your own space to store personal items.
Not everyone wants to share their food.
We compost and recycle-just ask!
Please turn off lights when you leave room.
Lock the door at night, or if you're the last one out.
Leela, the dog, can only go out on her leash; please don't leave the door open or she will escape.
Mzcora, the cat, goes in and out as she pleases through her cat door.
In winter, please remove muddy outside shoes and leave them in basket by the door.
FOR LONG TERM GUESTS (a month or more ):
These are single occupancy rooms. I want your friends ( and mine ) to feel welcome, but please check with the host.
Housekeeping services are not included. If for any reason you are not able to leave your space as found, we can make another plan. This will likely involve hiring a cleaner, or deciding to live at a place that has maid service.
Car parking is not included. There is secure on-site bike storage, and plenty of street parking for cars. The 2nd parking space is reserved for visitors, or for dropping off / picking up or for various garden projects like compost (website hidden) is not one of the amenities provided, but there is a VCR / VHS player we all can share.
There will likely be other guests, live music, home brewing and home cooking, political activism, dogs, bicycles, coffee roasting, cartoonists, Bike Swarmers, and travelers coming through here.
Please consider choosing another place if you are:
Allergic to pets, plants .
Have strict food restrictions ( we are respectful omnivores ).
Not used to share houses or people from other countries ( I have a special interest in hosting international guests ).
A very light sleeper.
( I am a night person, and there are going to be people using the common areas, although it's generally quiet after 11 PM ).
Not able to clean up after yourself and leave common areas sparkling clean.
Taizz is amazing! If you travel a lot, like I do, and you're looking for a "home away from home," this is the place to stay. Taizz is extremely accommodating, and she will go out of her way to make sure that, not only are your needs as a guest met, but that you feel comfortable in your own space within the house.
Taizz has on more than one occasion: made me dinner, provided me with suggestions of places to visit while in town, helped me find my way around the city, and greeted me with a smile at the end of a ridiculously crazy work day.
Seriously, she's the best.
Taizz is one of the sweetest and welcoming people you can meet. I actually found it unfortunate that I couldn't spend more time hanging out with her. Her house is comfortable, and of the 3 nights I stayed there, I got quality sleep for 3 nights. She has such a youthful energy and soul, and her house exemplifies that in a cozy, unpretentious, and down-to-earth kind of way. As a single gal, I felt a bit cautious walking around the neighborhood since it's a 12-15 minute walk to the train or bus, but I always got back unscarred.
Taizz took extra time to make sure I had the bus routes to OHSU and the grocery store. Full of very useful information!
I had a terrific stay with Taizz. The room is spacious and comfortable, the garden is beautiful, and Taizz is super friendly and welcoming. She is full of interesting and useful tips to enjoy Portland. Highly recommended!
Taizz was very warm and helpful. She helped me with the bus system then later with biking. We went to some beer festivals, and we cooked for each other. She has a lovely home with plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit growing. It was so nice to come back from a busy day at my residency and just sit in one of her hammocks.
For my first time in the US, I spent 10 weeks at Taizz' house.
To make it short: I loved it!
The room was big and bright, and Taizz has everything in the house someone could need (and more). The garden is beautiful and ideal for a big BBQ with friends. Leyla, the dog, is adorable and has a lot of energy.
Taizz herself is one of the most friendly, openminded, and open-hearted persons I ever met, and it was great to have Chris, Chess, Gina, and Savannah around.
Thank you for a great time!!
Taizz is awesome. She knows a lot of fun stuff to do in Portland and all the good beer spots. Her house is great and even her pets are fun. I stayed in her house for a little over a month and had a great time and always felt welcome. You should probably come and stay with her.
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About the Host, Taizz
I'm starting a guesthouse for travelers who come to Portland for blues, brews, bicycling, rain gardens,dogs,coffee roasting,wellness, and community.