Charming, cozy studio with shared bath down the hall (European style). Nice kitchen & living room to share, fireplace, balcony, lots of room.
We'd love to have you come and stay Sheila
Studio C is a cozy and quiet, private studio in an charming and clean 1908 building that was originally a boarding house. This room has a queen bed and is on the top floor (second story of the building) It is perfect for the solo traveler or a nice couple. This sweet, high ceiling studio has a sink in the room, as well as a microwave & small fridge in the adjoining pantry. The common area (with fireplace) is open for sharing and the bath is down the wide, wood floor hallway. Feel free to interact with the other travelling guests or you can stay to yourself and no one will interrupt you at all. This is not a party house, it's great for a personal retreat, a business trip, or as base from which to explore the city. There is a lovely balcony in the trees to enjoy, overlooking the sidewalk and urban bike traffic. Have your coffee and relax in the tree tops.
I'd love to have you come and stay. Sheila
PLEASE NOTE: A $25 CASH turnover fee to be left in envelope in room at check out. Thank you so much. And Gabrielle thanks you!
There is bike storage in the sidewalk level basement, there's a key on a hook in your room. There is a washer & dryer to use for a small fee ($1.50 ea). Street parking available right out front. If you need extra storage just let me know as there is room in the attic or over at my house down the street if you are moving here.
I would never knock on your door or bother you in anyway during your stay but I may see you in the common areas as I come to spruce up things. If you do ever need me I'm just a phone call or text away and I live just down the street.
The WalkUps are in the Buckman neighborhood in Inner Southeast Portland. It's just minutes to walk to the river that leads downtown. Or if you feel a bit ambitious you can walk to the shops/bars/restaurants on SE 28th Ave or Hawthorne & Belmont Streets. This is an artistic neighborhood with lots of trees & bicycles and people buzzing. Coffee shops, wine bars, food carts, vintage stores, and indie movie houses. I think it's the best neighborhood in Portland.
The #15 bus is just down on the corner of 16th & SE Morrison and it takes you over the bridge to downtown in minutes or the Northwest Portland if you just stay on it thru downtown.
Cabs are cheap here and great if it's raining. Radio cab is (phone number hidden), just call a bit ahead of pick up.
There's a new street car down on Stark and Grand Avenue (6 blocks) that will take you to the Oregon Convention Center and then to downtown, it's pretty nice. Bike commuting is also very good here, just be sure to bring your helmet and your lights as you can be ticketed if you have no lights.
PLEASE NOTE: A CASH turnover fee of $25 is to be left at time of check out. Thank you so much. And Gabrielle thanks you.
Tom and I stayed at Studio C for two nights and found the place absolutely charming. We found you and your space to be so thoughtfully welcoming with your kind note, the map of local hotspots (Zell's is great!) and quality soaps for the traveller who may need them.
The other house guest were warm and friendly, and the location was so convenient being between the two main bridges leading into the Pearl District.
We hope to stop by again someday! Your heritage home left warm memories to savour.
I will rate Sheila's studio C for 7 stars review, but I can't find the button. Absolutely vintage and classic lifestyle which I've never experience before in Taiwan or any other stay in Asia. During the stay in Portland it was snow and cold, Sheila gave us instant assistance. Love this Nice BNB.
Staying at Sheila's walkups was absolutely perfect for my move to Portland! They are located in a very unique and beautiful old portland home. The location is great for exploring the inner east side, and the west side is also easily accessible by the bus system or car. Sheila herself is a marvelous host, and is great with communication! Would recommend!
Stay with Sheila at the WalkUps! The WalkUps are a great way to stay in Portland. I would definitely recommend it to anyone that likes to see the city from the heart. Whether you're shutting down one of the many bars or restaurants within close walking distance, or taking one of the buses from very close stops, these walkups make any trip to Portland much easier. Comfortable rooms, accommodating kitchen and living room and a balcony for morning coffee to boot.
Sean and I had such an amazing time at the walk ups! We will definitely stay here again if we come to portland. I was so happy that fate brought me to your amazing home. It was such a special trip and the other quests staying there were awesome! Thank you for being so hospitable and helpful.
Sheila was a great host and gave us an orientation when we arrived. The space has many spots in the shared to relax and set up. Our studio C room had it's own sink and such which was helpful in getting ready in the morning. As with any space with a shared bathroom, rush hour was busy with guest showers and such, but it died down quickly. We were particularly impressed by the well set up kitchen, plenty of shelf space for our breakfast groceries, and tidbits to share like butter and spices. We also appreciated the central heater with our own control over the room temperature. Wifi signal in our particular room was quite weak, but she's working to fix that, and the living room was nice to work in. Very comfortable bed and covers, and we liked the extended shelving space in the room so we could completely unpack our 2 suitcases and easily get to our things - the opposite of a small cramped space. We would definitely return.
Sheila is a wonderful host! This was my first visit to Portland and staying at the 'walk-ups' made it great. I went on lots of walks and didn't want to go too far since I felt so at ease at this place and in this neighborhood. If ever I visit Portland I will most definitely request to stay at the Walk-Ups.
Staying in the Walk-ups was really lovely. The instructions were clear to get into the building and our room as well as instructions for the accommodations within the room and the shared communal spaces were all laid out very clearly. The other guests mainly stayed in their respective rooms, so my fiancee and I did not get to do the meet and greet, but the communal areas were there and very cozy, had we wanted to.
The refrigerator and pantry in the kitchen both had clearly labeled sections for if we wanted to bring back groceries or take-out to leave there. The balcony on the second level overlooking the front of the house was nice, but it happened to be always too cold at the times when we were home.
We got to meet Sheila too briefly and she was very welcoming with all smiles.
Lovely house, set up like a great hostel, something actually missing in north american market. Awesome kitchen facilities, nice living room to meet other travellers, clean bathroom. extremely quiet. Easy set up, no problem arrival. Was allowed to drop bag early...this is a great place to stay.
The 16th Ave Walk-ups are truly a home away from home. Sheila was very prompt and friendly in our communications. If you have forgotten anything(that I could think of, at least) you have a good chance that you'll find it here. From flowers in our room to complimentary coffee to Q-tips, all was there. The room was so cozy and just what we needed after our 6 hour drive. I felt very comfortable staying here and the Buckman neighbourhood is lovely. Although we didn't meet Sheila or Gabrielle, Sheila`s warmth emanated through her messages and texts.Access was easy and the guests are friendly, quiet, and considerate. You can see that Gabrielle takes very good care of the space, sparkling clean! There were little touches of care and consideration everywhere. A hand made map with a thorough guide to the neighbourhood, creamers in the mini fridge for our coffee and share shelves in the kitchen. I loved staying here and will definitely recommend to anyone, this is a great place to stay. I will be back. Thank you Sheila and Gabrielle :)