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
  • 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 is the shiznit. She is easy going, helpful, full of vitality, positive is an understatement and her home is lovely. The room and bathroom were spacious, clean and very cozy. Her kitchen is great if you dont feel like enjoying some of the amazing fare Portland has to offer. We had a lovely time calling her place home as we relocate to Portland and know we will see more of her in the future.

    October 2012
  • Beautiful Craftsman Bungalow within walking distance of shops and the MAX and in a superb neighborhood. We had a great visit; I loved the eclectic feel of the house and of its furnishings and Leo was a great host. Loved sitting out on the front porch having breakfast or dinner. Thanks a lot Leo for making us very welcome.

    September 2012
  • We enjoyed our stay at "Portland Soul", great location, quiet, beautiful home, friendly service.

    September 2012
  • Such a fun cool place! Warm and inviting and above all, highly entertaining!

    September 2012
  • Leo is one of a kind, an ideal host who seems to love having people around and introducing them to her fantastic city. Fully recommended 5 stars!

    September 2012
  • Leo is a great host - she's very laid-back and full of suggestions as to what to explore in this cool city. The house has a commune-like feel; interesting people coming and going, a lot of art, and a creative vibe.

    August 2012
  • This was a very comfortable house. Leo wasn't there at the start of my stay, but was easily reachable and made sure we had everything we needed.

    August 2012
  • 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
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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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