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.
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!
George was more than accommodating on our recent trip to Portland. The home is super cute and comfortable. This is a home in someone's backyard but there's a privacy fence dividing the two properties. Semi-walkable to neighborhood restaurants. The road is a little busy from the loft side, so be sure to use the fan provided to help block road noise, especially during commuting. But how much time does one really spend inside anyhow? Go explore Portland! The only thing I may add is a microwave. It was great to be able to do laundry before traveling home. I would definitely stay here again.
We had a wonderful stay in Portland at the Pocket House. George and Nina were even more friendly and welcoming as the PH itself and the space they've created for guests is perfect for a quiet getaway in a great urban neighborhood setting. The neighborhood around the PH was full of great places to window shop, feast on great tasting wholesome food, and enjoy a leisurely evening over some local beer and wine. I will recommend the PH to anyone looking to stay in portland and plan to return in the future!
My sister and I stayed in the Pocket House for four nights and loved it! It was cozy and modern, a perfect space for us to kick back in. It's an easy walk to neighborhood cafés and eateries. We hosted local family to dine in with us and the tiny kitchen was a bonus. We hope we're lucky enough to stay there again soon!
About the Host, George
Movies, Gardening, Camping, Hanging With My 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, Portland Urban Planning and Leadership Institute, Nike Shoes
Cheap drinks, awesome veggie nachos, good specials, sweet outdoor patio and free shuffleboard. Plus, it is two blocks from the Pocket House.North Williams Avenue Portland OR 97217-2952
Wood-fired oven cooked EVERYTHING. A very unique menu but everything on it is good. Guests weve sent there rave about it.Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Portland OR 97212
Mmmmm, burgers and beer!North Williams Avenue # B Portland OR 97227-1465
Amazing brunch and dinner. Great happy hour!North Williams Avenue Portland OR 97227
Free wifi, good treats and locally roasted coffee.N Williams Ave Portland OR 97227
Awesome artisan pizza, best ice cream in town and very kid friendly.N Mississippi Ave Portland Oregon 97217
Our favorite spot for picking up good dog food and treats for our pooches. Nancy, the owner, couldnt be nicer or more helpful.N Mississippi Ave Portland OR 97227
This park has great fields for running around and nice play structures as well as tennis and hoops courts. It also has an off-lease dog area. We take our dogs there a lot.Portland OR 97212
What can we say? The coffee rocks, but not as hard as the fresh-baked muffins and pies. The chocolate cream pie is to die for.Northeast Alberta Street Portland OR 97211
Best BBQ in town!NE Killingsworth Portland OR 97211
Great place for kids and dogs.Northeast Killingsworth Street Portland OR 97211
Best produce in town and very helpful staff. Not the cheapest grocery store, but the one with the best selection of fresh, local ingredients. We spend waaaaaaay too much time there.Portland OR 97211