About this listing
The Pocket House is a clean, modern, eco-friendly guesthouse with 2 beds, 5 minutes to downtown Portland and walkable to three of the best neighborhoods for great food, coffee, and shopping: Historic Mississippi, Alberta Arts, and Williams District.
***Inquire about discounts for weekly and monthly stays***
***NON-PROFIT/TEACHER DISCOUNT: WE OFFER A 10% DISCOUNT OFF THE REGULAR NIGHTLY RATE TO TEACHERS AND NON-PROFIT EMPLOYEES***
Featured in New York Magazine and named one of the BEST GUESTHOUSEs IN PDX by Portland Monthly!
New York Magazine urges visitors to Portland to "shack up" at the Pocket House, calling it one of three "places to stay" in the city. The Pocket House was also named to AirBnB's Top Picks and Eco-Friendly Picks lists.
Just blocks from Portland, Oregon’s Historic Mississippi neighborhood and the charming Alberta Arts District, the Pocket House is a stylish and eco-friendly alternative to the downtown hotel or airport inn.
This 1BD/1BA guesthouse sleeps 4, is fully furnished, close to the city center and a perfect home base for your stay in Portland as well as day trips to the coast, wine country, the Columbia Gorge or the Cascade Mountains. If you don’t want to drive, you can walk, bike or take public transportation to Portland’s best shops, restaurants, cafes, parks and more.
The Pocket House is a new structure (2010) designed by Jason Swift and Wendy Turner of Swift Architecture that beautifully blends modern Scandinavian aesthetic with sustainable Pacific Northwest sensibility. The result is an inviting 435 square-foot space, one bedroom home with a fully functional kitchenette, separate sleeping loft and a private garden space.
Stay at the Pocket House and enjoy an affordable and authentic Portland experience.
This is a dog-friendly vacation rental and we provide dog towels, a dog bed and some doggie snacks.
First off, we hope that you will have a relaxing and enjoyable stay. In fact, we hope the Pocket House feels like home for you. Having said that, we have a few rules.
- Please do not smoke in the house or on the property.
- Please respect quiet hours of 10pm - 7am as we are close to neighbors.
- Use the washer/dryer as you need, but we'd prefer you wait until there is a full load to preserve water and energy.
- Let us know if you're interested in some fresh, organic herbs/veggies/fruit and we can open up our side yard for you to pick a little something.
- Please note, there is a $40/dog/visit fee. We love dogs and we love it when guests want to bring their dogs. But, please do not leave pooches unattended under any circumstances. We've had some problems with barking and scratching.
The Pocket House is an Oasis in the middle of the city of Portland! George and Nina are the perfect host! They thought of everything to make our stay perfect! Thanks for the coffee, milk, juice, recommendations, and providing the perfect peaceful, calm place for our family! Our kids loved the loft in the Pocket House so much they never wanted to leave the house to go exploring!
Our flight out of Portland was canceled and George was so accommodating to allow us to check out later so we had a place to stay while we waited for another flight!
The pocket house was exactly as described and perfectly met our needs. Everything that you might possibly need is provided, along with things like a power strip for charging multiple devices, that you never would have thought of, a testament to George's experience as a host. The neighborhood is safe and quiet, convenient to areas like Williams, Mississippi and Alberta; we traveled everywhere by foot, day and night, and felt perfectly comfortable at all times. There is a binder with helpful information both about the house and the area, plus dozens of books and brochures covering Portland and the surrounding areas. Our check in was very simple and George texted me later in the week to see how things were going. We only saw him once, so the fact that the pocket house is literally in his back yard did not detract from our privacy (or his). I would definitely stay here again should we return to Portland.
We absolutely loved the "Pocket House" !!
Probably the best time we've spent in Portland. We travel to Portland frequently because of VA hospital appointments. Stayed in several hotels and The Pocket house beat them all. We hadn't even left to return home and we were already talking of our next stay here.
We had some family & friends over and they were in awe!! Our grandson especially loved the loft!! Everyone couldn't get over how big the house felt and that it had all of the creature comforts!
Close to anything you want to see and lots of places to eat nearby. Withing walking distance to Williams, Alberta and Mississipi neighborhoods.
George was very nice, and even brought fresh coffee and half & half for our stay.
Can't wait to return to this beautiful house!
We had a wonderful time in Portland, and the Pocket House was a great home base. George made us feel welcome by ensuring there was coffee and milk ready for us when we arrived, and promptly answered the few questions we had during our visit. The house was clean and comfortable, with everything we needed available and easy to find. A bonus we were not expecting was how beautiful the landscaping on the property was!
The pockethouse is every bit as charming and cozy as it looks in the pictures. With all the windows and doors open, it feels kind of like a breezy oasis in the middle of the city. We loved the area, full of many wonderful spots and easy to get around from. We never had a chance to meet George and Nina, but had a great time exploring some of their recommendations, and they were also really responsive throughout the whole process. We would stay here again in a heartbeat, and would highly recommend it!
We could not have been happier during our stay at the Pocket House in Portland! The house is perfectly appointed and feels instantly like home. We were super busy while there and were in/out constantly. Unfortunately this meant that we didn't get to meet George, but he was very good about checking in by phone. We did get to meet Nina and liked her instantly! Her suggestion for dinner at Ned Ludd was winner! At the Pocket House you are not far at all form so many great dining options. We found it very easy to navigate the area and find our way to further adventures in the Columbia River Gorge. We fell in love with Portland and will most definitely be back. If we find ourselves needing a place to stay it will most assuredly be the Pocket House - Portland Perfection!
About the Host, George
Movies, Gardening, Camping, Hanging With My Family and Dogs, Making Music, Habib Koite and Bamada, Wes Montgomery, Stanley Turrentine, Soukous Style, Hooteroll?, The Audiophiles, Fela Kuti, Boubacar Traore, The Meters, Ernest Ranglin, Ali Farka Toure, Herbie Hancock, Parliament, James Brown, Cymande, Curtis Mayfield, Zero, Larry Graham, Ivan "Boogaloo Joe" Jones, Toumani Diabaté, John Coltrane, Funkadelic, Old school hip hop, Dr Dre, Sly & The Family Stone, Miles Davis, Run DMC, Grateful Dead, The Monkey Wrench Gang, The Sopranos, Deadwood, The Daily Show, The Office, Grant Women's Basketball, Naomi's Organic Farm Supply, Neighborhood Partnerships, Food Carts Portland, Sellwood Yoga, The Fresh Pot, Bernal Yoga, Nike Shoes