Our little urban farm sits on a ½ acre surprisingly close to Portland’s downtown. Our home has been described as the perfect blend between a luxury hotel & hostel. It does have a certain ineffable quality & we can't wait to share it with you!
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We are living an experiment in creating happier more meaningful lives through a real connection to our food sources and our community. We are certainly not a fancy hotel with all the amenities or a doily decorated Bed & Breakfast. We are a small piece of a larger city farm movement and we can’t wait to meet other creative and open people who share a passion for audacious wonder, beauty and joy!
Our large farmhouse is surrounded by ever expanding gardens, an entertaining flock of chickens, a couple of silly goats and grassy knolls perfect for a lazy picnic. There is lots of great communal space to enjoy…...WiFi throughout, a fire pit, porches to hang out on. We have two bathroom facilities in the house; one full bath off of the kitchen downstairs and a half bath on the back porch. The half bath has the most direct access to the tent through our back door. The kitchen is large and available for light guest use during non-peak hours. If you are a foodie and love to cook, let us know because so do we. Maybe we can share a meal during your stay. There are laundry facilities available for guests staying longer than a week.
This tent is such a beautiful and inspired design that we just couldn't help ourselves. We hope you will enjoy it. It is currently outfitted with an aerobed and linens, lamps, a chair and electricity.
We are located just off of Powell Street, walking/biking distance to the notorious Hawthorn neighborhood and to Division Street, which has become a cultural food mecca over the past couple of years (we recommend you check out our guidebook to see some of the highlights). We are a block away from a #9 Trimet bus stop on Powell which will take you to the city center in just 20 minutes. We are also just 5 blocks from the #75 stop which traverses the city north to south. Trimet has a great trip planner on their website and we highly recommend you check that out if you will be using public transit. Driving anywhere is easy from here and we have plenty of street parking available. Bike rentals are also available from several locations downtown.
We are a block away from a #9 Trimet bus stop which will take you to the city center in just 20 minutes. We are also just 5 blocks from the #75 stop which traverses the city north to south. Trimet has a great trip planner on their website and we highly recommend you check that out if you will be using public transit.
Other Things to Note
We do not serve breakfast but, offer complimentary coffee and tea. We also welcome you to partake of fresh eggs and anything from our garden. This is a city of culinary delights and we don’t want you to miss out on any of them. We are happy to share suggestions. The list of amazing restaurants is inexhaustible.
TRAVELING WITH DOGS
Dogs can be accommodated, but please contact us BEFORE booking. We will send you a special offer that includes the pet fee if you will be visiting with a dog. They must be supervised at all times and may not be left in the room when you leave. Dogs must be on a leash at all times when in the house and yard. Please respect the gardens and pick up after your dog. There is an additional $35 a night fee for pets.
We live with the aforementioned flock of chickens (outside of course), and a few mischievous goats (three does, Bellianna, Hazel & Josephina, as well as Achilles & Henry Francis, the smelly bucks). Indoors, we have an aged chihuahua who licks obsessively (Millhouse) and a Siamese cat that is the size of a small mountain lion (Sidney). The animals are, to their dismay, not allowed in the guest rooms, but they do live in the house with us. While we do vacuum regularly, those with pet allergies would likely be more comfortable elsewhere.
A few request & relevant information
- The entire house is cleaned top to bottom every Thursday. The guest rooms are of course cleaned and prepared before each guest arrives. Please remember that we are a working urban farming family, not a full time hotelier with staff so if something is not up to your expectations please let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.
-It isn't easy keeping an urban farm house clean. So leaving your shoes at the door helps immensely (and makes it more comfortable, We'd say).
-Please no smoking on the property.
-You can make noise in the house, but PLEASE keep noise to a bare minimum after 10 pm and before 7 am as we share our house with guests from different time zones and its hard to know when someone is trying to sleep. Farm chores are real, so you may hear us up and about earlier than 7.
Our stay with Amy and Frank was awesome. We were supposed to stay in the tent- but they very kindly moved us inside to prevent the inevitable hypothermia. Their house is warm and inviting, and our experience was just that. We even had fresh (from their cow in the back!!) half and half for our morning coffee, to which my friend later remarked, "that's the most Portland thing I've ever heard." Thanks again Amy and Frank!
Staying with Amy & Frank, was nothing short of magical. We loved the quirkiness of urban farm life and the homey baking bread in the kitchen from scratch atmosphere.
I've decided there is no better place to stay than here.
Don't hesitate - just go for it.
If you don't you'll regret it !
Staying in this tent was one of the best experiences I've had. The tent was in the backyard of Amy and Frank's home which was quintessentially Portland. We were greeted warmly by our hostess when we arrived and really felt at home.
Amy and Frank were wonderful, welcoming hosts and I loved staying in the tent and hearing about what they're doing on the urban farm. They made the stay really easy, interesting and fun.
Perfect! My husband and I had an incredible stay. Amy & Frank were wonderful and made sure we always had everything we needed. Our favorite spot in Portland was our Lotus Belle tent; it was luxurious! Everything was spotless including the shared bathroom. We loved hanging out with the chickens and goats. If we ever get to visit Portland again, we will definitely be staying with Amy & Frank. Thank you!
Amy and Frank were wonderful hosts. They were willing and available for instructions and other assistance, and highly welcoming, even though we were late. The tent its self was great, just as advertised. Very light, airy and comfortable. Beautiful time.
We had a great time 'glamping' at Amy & Frank's place. Amy was super welcoming, showed us around and got us settled. I was a little worried before hand that the farm would be a bit noisy at night - turned out not to be a problem (there's no Rooster). All in all a super fun experience.
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We are a tiny (we’re only three inches tall!), modern (post-nuclear), 21st century family living in an big old turn of the century farm house. Amy has spent her adult life as a serial entrepreneur, starting more businesses than we care to bore you with. Frank studied architecture in New Orleans and has spent years in the design industry. Together, we are enthusiastically taking on this city farm project. Our little farm sits on a ½ acre close in to Portland’s downtown. We are living closer to our food source and building a stronger community. Here’s to building an awesome community and taking social deficits by storm….yay Airbnb!