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.
This is a cute, clean, bright little place and was the perfect home base for my two kids and I to explore Portland. The kitchen is set up for cooking, there is a farmers market at the school down the street on the weekends, you can walk to Alberta Arts district and there is street parking in front of the house.
We had a wonderful stay at this apartment. The host, Ben, was extremely attentive - he notified us just before check in that the bathroom electricity had gone out and despite his efforts, couldn't be fixed in time for our stay. He not only ran right out and got us a battery lantern (which worked great), he offered us one free night-so generous! The apartment was very comfortable, and it was nice that there is a door between the kitchen and living room so our teenage son, who slept on the couch bed could have more privacy in the morning. The hosts left snacks and breakfast food and even a bottle of wine! So thoughtful. The apt is well located, on a quiet street but in easy walking distance to restaurants, etc on Alberta St. Great place to stay.
What a great first time Airbnb experience for us! The apartment was clean, cozy, and very well stocked. Having some breakfast items available was such a nice bonus, as was a bottle of wine for our first night! Our teen and tween particularly loved playing with the wii. The neighborhood was fun and convenient. Even though Ben and Becky were out of town during our stay and we didn't get to meet them, they were immediately responsive when we had a minor electrical question. We would highly recommend this apartment to anyone!
Apartment was very nice! Just like the pictures. Everything was clean and the neighborhood was quiet. Parking was convenient and a very convenient location. Would recommend to others
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.
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.