Portland Soul, Central! Porch Time!

House - Private room · NE 58th Ave, Portland, OR 97213, United States

The Space

*Private, sunny SE corner Queen bedroom in a lovely, soulful,
owner-occupied Craftsman home.
A happy and peaceful feeling place.

If you crave your own mini apartment, I have another listing in the same house, built into the remodeled finished street-level of the place. "Sweet Earthen Suite"- https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/686643 - super affordable for the size...
as well as another private room on the uppermost floor (NW corner) https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/199683 .

Great NE location* near public transit, airport (5min+/-) and major arterials with easy access to many flavorful neighborhoods---great food, music and Portland culture abounds.
As a long time member of international travel organizations, (website hidden) and Hospitalityclub (search for "Soulvolt" there for more references), your fearless hostess is well-prepared to ensure your stay is enjoyable and will happily play guide/consultant/adviser, schedules permitting, if you wish some local opinion and spice.

ALL walks of folk are welcome to make temporary home here.
Cultural celebration assured.
Come play house in Portland, see if you Love it like we do!?

About the digs:
There's a bathroom minimally shared with me (the tidy owner) on the main floor directly next door to this room which you can have it to yourself for a small additional daily fee if you wish.
*There is also an upstairs bathroom with shower and heated floor tiles, shared (again- usually minimally) when the other upper room has a guest booked.
*Plus a pan-stocked shared kitchen, (your food purchases are up to you markets walkable to the east and west!), French Press coffee pot and a Cafe 1 block away!)

*We may have a spare cruiser bike or two to loan you if you desire.
(Just lock 'em up right 'n tight to avoid the unmentionable!)

Twin cot available if needed.

~The Neighborhood elaboration:
The Rose City Park neighborhood is a sweet one, adjacent or near to the Beaumont-Wilshire/Fremont Street, Alameda, Hollywood, Alberta Arts and Cully areas.
A clear day stroll a few blocks southeast of this porch brings you to the ridge of city owned Rose City Golf Course and a beautiful view of Mount Hood!

Very comfortable, safe, tasty (walking distance food, pubs, jazz, all convenient! Great neighbors, vibe) neighborhood close enough to all "quadrants" of our fair Rose City to be a handy central point for sampling the nuances of all Portland's flavorful pockets.

Easy Public transportation (tri-met bus) access just a half block away. Hollywood Max station a ten-minute stroll (unless you stop to sample beer from the brew pub en route i.e. Laurelwood Public House, Moon and Sixpence Pub, Gustav's or any of the dozens of restaurants, shops and markets along the way... NE Sandy Blvd, NE Fremont Avenue and NE Alberta Street are replete!).


If you find hotels too sterile, pricy and disconnected from the pulse of the city, then I reckon that's why you're on AirBnB!?
Hostels, though charming and affordable, can be a bit boisterous for mellower grown up sorts. This joint gives you a snapshot of regular ol' life in a stunning nearly hundred year old soulful Portland craftsman, close to more than you'll have time to do if you stay less than a month or two

Come make temporary roost here in mi casa/tu casa.

Portland beckons thee!

Interaction with Guests

Care to pick your host's brain on any number of topics? I'd be honored!
(of course- Schedule dependent and guest-wishes dependent too...as little or as much as you like, really...)

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $325 /week
Monthly Price: $995 /month
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Leo is amazing! This was the first airbnb experience for my husband and I, and it couldn't have been better. Leo personifies the airbnb spirit and you'll absorb more about Portland in her living room than binge watching 3 seasons of Portlandia.

    Our communication was prompt, informative, and witty. And I wanted to move into her house and never leave. Filled with wonderful objects collected on her travels, fabulous art, and a preponderance of musical instruments, it was both exotic and homey. Comfy bed, claw foot tub (and shower for those so inclined), well equipped kitchen, and living room and porch to lounge in.

    We bonded with Leo and her guy William immediately and there was much laughter, swapping of tall tales, critiques of places to go, people to know, and things to eat. My only regret is that we were busy all weekend and missed seeing her perform with The Ukeladies!

    April 2014
  • Between houses, I needed a place to stay for a week in the city where I live. I totally recommend Leo's place. I was able to rest and sleep well. She and William were welcoming and we discovered myriad mutual social connections.

    April 2014
  • I love Leo's home. The decor is eclectic, fun and very colorful, which matches Leo's personality perfectly. Leo is a wonderful host. Upon arrival, I was met with hot tea and friendly conversation. Leo is able to perfectly balance a friendly, outgoing, and welcoming attitude with consideration for privacy and personal space. She has joyful, generous approach to life. I love her home, the variety of musical instruments that are always available to be played, and the bright, sunny bedroom that I stayed in. The bed is comfortable, the room is warm and colorful, without being overwhelming. Leo has supplied a dresser and closet for personal belongs, and everything is very clean.

    I had a dental emergency while staying at Leo's, and she recommended a fantastic dentist who was just a few blocks away. What could have been a terrible experience turned out better than fine. She even offered to drive me back from the dentist's office after my procedure.

    The neighborhood is fantastic. It is safe and very cute, with public transportation nearby. The number 12 bus is one block away and will take you to downtown/Pioneer Square. There are several other bus lines and a Max stop within walking distance. There are several grocery stores nearby, including Trader Joe's, Safeway and Whole Foods.

    The basement apartment is also very nice - roomy, comfortable and warm, with a well-stocked kitchen.

    I highly recommend staying with Leo!

    February 2014
  • Leo was warm and welcoming, she met us at the door and offered us dinner! She made sure we had everything we needed and the house is very cozy.

    September 2013
  • Staying by Leo was the perfect complement for a vibrant city like Portland. She is the perfect host: she has a lot of extremely interesting conversation if you want to have it with her, but she also leaves you complete liberty to arrive, go out and go into the house when you like. The decoration of the house is at the same time original and relaxing. I can't imagine of a better choice for a traveler!

    September 2013
  • Cozy, friendly accommodation in a nice location close to some good restaurants and a good brewpub. Leo is super friendly and super helpful - the recommendations came thick and fast days before we even arrived! Would gladly stay here again.

    September 2013
  • Leo described herself very well in her profile. Super easy-going and upbeat. She seems to truly enjoy sharing her home and interacting with those that stay with her.

    August 2013
  • Our stay with Leo felt like a big, warm hug! She is a genuine, open-hearted person with a positive outlook on life. The house felt like a friendly haven. It has a visually rich décor and an eclectic feel. We had a delightful, sumptuous room with a comfortable bed covered with lots of pillows and cushions for quiet lounging time.
    It was very easy for us to fall into the household rhythm. We felt at ease basking in the cozy living room and on the inviting veranda, which led to many engaging conversations with out-going Leo, gentle William and other interesting guests.
    The location provides easy and convenient access to main driving routes for getting around the city and is in walking distance to some good restaurants. We would recommend Leo’s place for a short or longer stay and look forward to staying here again for our next vacation to Portland.

    August 2013
  • Staying with Leo was such a joy. The room and bathroom were very well kept and we were able to use the kitchen to store and prepare food when needed. Her house was also very close to public transit so it was easy to get around the city. Separately from the amenities, Leo really made an attempt to make her house a community. There were several other Airbnb guests at her house so I didn't feel strange being the only 'stranger' in the house :) She was even nice enough to give us a ride to the wedding we were attending.

    August 2013
  • Even though we didn't get the chance to meet Leo, she was the best virtual host ever! Very accommodating, easy to communicate with, and super helpful and friendly. Her place is fascinating, full of culture and stories. Our room was pleasant and comfortable. Thanks again, Leo!

    August 2013
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Cornell College, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
LEVITY, Livity, Lovity!
Howdy Do! Big Fan of people here, glad to meet and have at least brief interactions and cerebral interludes with the whole sh'bang and gamut of characters this planet provides. Travel feeds me well. Another way to get that vitamin supplement from life in the times between travelings is to be part of another's adventure in some small way. Hence, my own fondness for travel and the moments of feeling at home in the most remote stretches of the world is what brings me to AirBnB. I have warm, inviting space to spare, as well as energy and ideas about this pretty city that I dug so much I had to buy a little plot in it for myself and to SHARE with YOU! Portland is beautiful. I hope to make your travel far more enjoyable with a relaxing home base to replenish in between forays into the wild fray! I do a little work from the home a couple days a week, but it ought never interfere with your autonomous fun having whilst here. Let me know if I can help you with anything. Personally~ I'm an easy-moving, joyful, well-adjusted, silly critter, musician, painter, cook, writerly sort, interested in health and wholeness, Chinese herbal medicine (the eternal study continues!) and Acupuncture. I'm a traveler, an explorer, innate documentarian and story gatherer. I'm handy, oft DIY-style, prefer repurposing and re-using things and building materials in my projects. I appreciate, to the point of deep reverence, the natural world's offerings and feel compelled to protect it with conscious consumption and recycling etc. I love clever design, architecture and texture in living/ working/ growing spaces as well. Fond of dirt, making food and flora in it. Plenty to do in the loosely sketched canvas that a new piece of land provides. If it suits your fancy, feel free to join me gardening during your stay. It's always fun to putter about in the yard with folks! See you soon, with any luck! -Leo PS~ Incase you've wondered: I think I've got a good lead on what the meaning of life is. Wanna hear it? To Give Exchange and Explore Loving Energy as Earnestly, Thoroughly and Frequently as Possible is Why We are Here. Feels about right to me, so I figure we may as well move about the cabin in kindness, gathering recipes, hugs, soul food, stories and songs along the way!
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