About this listing
This is a spacious, comfortable flat on the base of a volcano, within walking distance to a number of bars, eateries, theaters and coffee shops, which also boasts the most comfortable king-sized beds money can buy - sleep like you never have before!
Alright, future guests, look no further for your Portland housing, as your new atomic Mount Tabor home has it all!:
★ Two Spa-like Pillowtop King Beds!
★ Private, two-bedroom, one bath home!
★ On the base of Mount Tabor!
★ A five minute walk to Montavilla restaurants, coffee shops and bars!
★ All the coffee your little heart can drink
★ Four blocks from the Montavilla Farmer's market!
★ Recently remodeled, private two bedroom with all of the amenities of a hotel, plus much, much more!
★ One block from the downtown bus - be at Voodoo doughnut in fifteen minutes
★ Gourmet Kitchen!
★ Local Art throughout!
★ Brand new heat and air conditioning - contrary to folklore, Portland gets HOT!!
★ Brand new washer and dryer - clean your clothes for the next leg of your journey.
★ Experienced hosts with over 220 positive reviews! Our other property is in San Francisco's Mission District! In fact, our home has been featured on the front page of Airbnb's Mission Guide, as were Ryan and I. We're freaking famous, y'all! (see pics).
For starters, your new house is a gorgeous daylight ranch, located directly at the base of beautiful Mount Tabor, which is like being located on your own personal mountaintop! Seriously, you can walk out the door, across the street and begin your hike into one of Portland's most amazing attractions! Fancy some tennis? NO PROBLEM! Want to go for a run? MILES OF TRAILS AWAIT YOU! Feel like taking a jaunt through a community garden? MOUNT TABOR HAS ONE OF THE BEST! Hike, bike, run, walk or skateboard through Mount Tabor, and revel in our dormant volcano in the middle of a city. Did I mention there's a community pizza oven?
Next, your new house has two brand new, 4" pillow-top, spa-like king beds in it. That means you can roll around and KARATE KICK without ever disturbing your partner! I'm serious! These beds will HELP YOUR RELATIONSHIP! In fact, if you check out our San Francisco listing, you will notice how often the king beds are mentioned, and we outfitted this house with the exact same beds! You're going to sleep better here than you will at your OWN HOME!
And have we discussed how we just replaced the plumbing and electrical in the entire home, too! Your new house has the best water in the city!
Oh, and you have your own yard with a small, almost dead garden (I'm a terrible gardener). Invite your friends over to mock my gardening skills and throw an impromptu patio party!
But what really sets your new house apart? Just look at the pictures. We have seriously worked our booties off to give you a one-of-a-kind experience while in Portland, and the house shows that. From the original art to the hand painted faux taxidermy to the stocked Kuerig to the hand towels, we have thought of everything. Since we've been hosts in SF for so long, we know with trial and error what guests are looking for, and we've made sure to incorporate all of that in this house, too.
You're going to love your stay, Future Rock Star Guests!
Our amazing guests have access to a full, 1400sf house, as well as the private patio, garden and yard.
We live in the top house, but have a completely private entrance and, unless our guests want to meet us, we stay completely out of our guest's hair. You will never see us unless you want to! Recently we went out to brunch with one of our guests, and are always happy to show you around, so if you want to hang out, let's do it!
Your new house is located just five blocks from the Montavilla corridor, which is home to some of the best food, coffee and drinks in the city! Oh, and they just added a community yoga studio, with drop-in prices of just $10. And did I mention there's an award-winning, recently-renovated, art deco theater that SERVES SUSHI AND ALCOHOL? Oh, and it has DAYCARE! Yeah, you can drop off the little ones and have some much-needed adult time, complete with adult beverage. LIFE IS GOOD!!
Not feeling like a movie? We get that! Then head over to the Country Cat for the best chicken fried steak in the world, or to The Observatory for their famous cheese plate and kale salad! Oh, and while at the Observatory, make sure to check out their SECRET BAR and order their THAI TOM KAH drink! If you're brave enough, that is. That sh*t is SPICY!
Afterward, take a stroll down Stark street and check out all the vintage clothing/furniture stores, or grab a dessert at Pastry Girl. Don't worry, VACATION CALORIES DON'T COUNT!
What's that you say? You want to see Voodoo Doughnut and Powell Books? NO PROBLEM! Your new house is located one block from the bus that'll have you exploring downtown in less than fifteen minutes! Plus, the bus goes straight down Burnside, which is perfect for shopping, eating and exploring, too! Oh, and if you want to see a show at the Doug Fir, just let me know - I have AWESOME CONNECTIONS WHO ARE HELPFUL AND STUFF!
The main bus line is a block away and runs constantly through the day and night. Also, there's an app with which to buy your bus pass - no need to have exact change!
We have two dogs who aren't allowed in the guest area, but if you're HIGHLY allergic, this might not be the space for you.
Everything, from the coffee to the parking to the laundry unit, we want you to feel that this is your home away from home.
Interaction with Guests
That's up to you! We love having brunch with our guests or to share a cup of java. But if you'd rather not see us, no problem. We can stay completely out of your hair or be your next best friends - you hold all the cards.
Montavilla is one of Portland's trendy new neighborhoods, with eateries, bars, vintage stores, theaters and old-school hipster barbershops! Just a five minute walk from the house, you can dine, drink and shop it out.
Plus, since we are right no Burnside, and not far from the freeways, we are centrally located and super close to local destinations:
DRIVE TIMES TO LOCAL DESTINATIONS:
* Hawthorne: 5 minutes
* Division: 7 minutes
* Downtown: 10 minutes
* 23rd street: 15 minutes
* Portland Airport: 15 minutes
* Sauvie Island: 20 minutes
* Multnomah Falls: 25 minutes
* Bridge of the Gods: 35 minutes
* Wine Country: 45 minutes
* Mount Hood: 60 minutes
* Oregon Coast: 90 minutes
There's a few options:
Ample parking at the house.
The bus line to downtown is 1 block away. It's a 15-minute bus ride or a 10-minute drive to downtown.
The Max is on 60th and Glisan.
Uber or Curb. They're phone taxi apps.
Multiple car-shares readily available. Our favorite is Car2go. Download the app and find your ride!
Other Things to Note
We will send check-in instructions to your email with the address and PIN code for the door - please keep an eye out for an email titled Check-In Instructions. These are sent at the beginning of your vacation month - please let us know if you haven't seen them!
Please keep in mind this is a mid-century, multi-level home, and as such there will be creaks and older house-noise. We put an extensive amount of insulation between the two floors, but if you're sensitive to such things, this might not be the ultimate listing for you! If that's the case, we have many others for you to choose from!
* Due to back-to-back guests, I'm sorry, but we can not accommodate early check-ins.
* Please consume or take all leftover food. The city of Portland only picks up trash every other week, and food beckons little critters and bugs!
* PLEASE turn off all temperature controls and lights as you leave.
* Please be kind. We've had guests who weren't.
* Out of respect for our lovely neighbors, please quiet down on the patio by 9:00pm!
* The recycling is located under the sink. If you begin to develop too much trash, there are master cans in the carport at the front of the house - please feel free to use these! Black is garbage. Blue is recycling. Green is compost. Yellow is glass.
* Most of all, have fun and enjoy beautiful Portland, Oregon!
Flat was exactly as described/pictured! We had everything we needed and felt at home. Kurig was a nice touch and the beds really are amazing. Would stay here again.
This place is wonderful! The decor definitely gives the character and charm of Portland. The neighborhood is quiet, and the nearby restaurants are great! We also enjoyed all the card games available. The host thought of everything...from the cast iron pots and pans to a printer! We all loved our stay here, and thanks for such a neat place!
The Atomic Ranch was just what we were looking for in Portland, stylish, comfortable and in a great location near restaurants and cafe's. Having the large dining room table plus more outdoor seating made it possible for us to have several families join us for dinner and get out of the heatwave Portland was experiencing. Did I mention how rare and great it is to have AC in Portland?! The beds were super comfy and we slept great. Thanks Mel and Ry. We will look you up. Next time we are visiting!
This place was exceptional! We never met face to face but they thought of everything! After sitting for awhile we started noticing the fun touches they add (eg: little boxes of nerds on your bed). Everything is within walking distance. The neighborhood was nice to walk around and we walked to lunch and dinner. The beds are comfy and plush, exactly like they said they would be. This was a great place to stay and experience outside of downtown Portland.
A great space. We really enjoyed our stay and will look to stay there again.
We all really enjoyed staying at the Atomic Ranch. The air conditioning was so nice, the decor was fun and interesting, our baby son LOVED the light-up sign, and we were super glad to have the washer and dryer available. Mel was readily available when we ran into minor issues trying to find certain things in the house, and we really appreciated her quick responses. As the posting listed the California King bed in the bigger bedroom (were I stayed) was incredibly comfortable, and we were sad to come back home to our little bed. My MIL, however, wasn't as happy with her bed (she said it sunk down too much for her). It was super handy to have the "key" for the house be a keypad code rather than an actual physical key since we could all get in the house whenever we needed to without having to trade the key between us all. I really liked the little outdoor space, and how private the rental felt even though there weren't curtains on the living room windows. It was a great place to stay and I'd recommend it to friends. The next time we go to Portland there's a high-likelihood we'll stay here again. Thanks!
FABULOUS! That's what we would say about our stay. This flat was hipster meets 4 star hotel. We were so comfortable we adjusted our plans so that we could fully enjoy the flat more. Mel was a great host. She recommended the BEST sushi at Miyamoto. We definitely will be back. A HUGE thank you for a wonderful stay.
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About the Host, Mel And Ry
Ryan and I are awesome. Can I say that? No, we truly are. Most people like him a bit more than me, but only because he can drink more than I can and says things like "Let's get AWESOME!" and "Who's having SHOTS WITH ME!?".
While we used to host in rooms in our houses, we now are able to offer three full houses - one in San Francisco, and two in Portland - for your traveling pleasure. We take great liberties to make sure our homes are more comfortable than any hotel will ever be, focusing on Temperpedic beds, fully-stocked kitchens, local artwork, outdoor areas and fluffy bath linens. We have been doing this for a while now, and have a grip on what our guests are looking for: luxury while still being local. Our reviews speak for themselves - read them and feel confident in your decision to stay with us!
Mel and Ryan
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