About this listing
Grand reopening with newly remodeled kitchen!
Come and experience the real Portland. From the comfort of our 1907 house, it's an easy hop to just about everywhere!
There's easy access to bus and train lines, bike around town, or just stroll the Alberta Arts district - there's a park with a playground just up the street, and our Walk Score is 86. There's plenty of free street parking in our neighborhood, so your car will have a great place to sleep too.
Ordered too much food at one of Portland's 10,000 great restaurants? Come in through your own private entrance, and pop your swan-shaped tinfoil creations into the refrigerator. When you feel hungry again, there's a full kitchen complete with pots and pans, microwave, coffee maker, and all the dishes and utensils you'll need. Tucked into the nook in the back you'll find a washer and dryer, so you don't have to pack your entire wardrobe.
Looking for a quiet evening in? The cozy living room features an electric fireplace, a bookshelf stocked with light reading, and an entertainment system with a flat screen TV and DVD player. We even have some a Wii and some games for you, and a Netflix streaming account you can access through the Wii.
Feeling sleepy? The bedroom features a king-size bed with a memory foam pad, soft sheets, and a down comforter, and the sofa in the living room converts to a full-size bed. Have a crowd? No problem: there are two cots in the closet. Young kids? No problem! We have a pack-and-play, a high chair, and a full-size bath tub.
When you wake up, you'll probably be hungry again. Feel free to eat your leftover pizza, but we'll also have micro-roastery coffee and breakfasty items for you. There are a couple great grocery stores within a mile, so you can stock our kitchen with all your favorite foods, and cook while you are here, if you feel so inclined.
Everything you find in the apartment is for our guests to use. You will have your own unique code to get into your apartment; no keys to keep track of and carry around. Be advised that our little family lives upstairs, and the floors aren't made of soundproofed concrete, but we do our best to keep quiet.
Whenever we travel, we like to manage our own time, so we give you lots of space to do your own thing. You have your own entrance, so we can avoid those awkward half-conversations. If you'd like to chat, feel free to come find us. We both work from home, so are around most of the time.
Our neighborhood is great, there are SO many fantastic restaurants and great shopping areas and several monthly community events! We are within a quick walk to both the Alberta Arts District and North Williams St. Just a bit further out is N. Mississippi Avenue. The apartment is also just a short 2 miles up the road from the Convention Center and Rose Quarter. A quick bus ride whisks you there! If you have pets or kids, there's a park just a 1/2 block away where they can expend some of that energy.
If you want to go somewhere else, there's a bus stop about 100 yards away, and from there it's a quick hop to MAX. If you have your bike, we are right along one of the major Portland bike-ways.
Let us know if you need a late or early check-in or -out, and we'll try to make it work.
We love our house. Please, no smoking.
The second time we've stayed here and we had a great time. The basement apartment is cute, clean, and very relaxing. The kitchen and bathrooms are full stocked with everything you might need. Pots, pans, plates, towels, etc. I'd highly recommend staying here.
Our hosts Ben and Becky were wonderful hosts. They were very responsive to the few questions we had before we arrived. The place was spotless and very well equiped with all the comforts of home. They left snacks,milk, juice, bagels etc. for us. The bed was very comfortable and the sheets were good quality. They had plenty of towels for our use, and the kitchen had everything that you could need to cook a nice meal. The gardens outside the property were also very pleasing. The apartment was just a short walk to Alberta Street where there are some great dining options, bars, ice cream and shops. And nothing else is really longer than a 15 minute drive. It was a great central location.
This place is fantastic. Nice, spacious, and clean. It was even stocked with fruit, bagels, coffee, etc. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating. The location was perfect for walking to everything on N. Alberta (Case Study!) and you can get to Downtown/Pearl via Uber for around $10. I would definitely stay here again.
Pre-stocked cereal, organic bananas, bagels and cream cheese, coffee, etc. These seem like trivial items, but for a tired traveler with a 6 year old in tow, these little amenities make all the difference in the world. Ben was a fantastic host. We had a nice long chat about our similar professions. Would have loved to hang out more over a beer. The apartment is perfect. Pillow top ridiculously large master and very comfortable, queen-size I would guess, pull out. Everything you could ask for. The apartment is a short walk to NE Alberta St...my personal favorite among the great Portland neighborhoods. So glad I crossed paths with Ben and this place.
Nice apartment with stocked kitchen. Hosts left breakfast items including coffee, which was much appreciated. Most items were organic. Even had a couple of local beers in the fridge. Location worked very well for access to downtown destinations and touring Mt. Hood area. Walked to dinner every night at unique restaurants within a mile of the apartment.
The listing was exactly as depicted and the apt is very charming, tidy and comfortable located in an adorable neighborhood nearby fantastic eats. Not to mention, the bed is quite large and comfortable. The hosts are very helpful and good at communicating and putting extra touches such as beverages and morning eats to make you feel right at home.
About the Host, Ben & Becky
We are a thirty-something software engineer and photographer from Portlandia with two precocious kids and two adorable pugs. We love to explore new places, avoid the beaten path, and be adventurous when we travel. Also when we don't.