About this listing
*Beautiful Bright Room in a snazzy old Portland craftsman, and neighborhood!.. Near parks, golf course, restaurants, pubs, music venue, public transportation, food markets...
Queen Bed, Peaceful. Friendly travelers and transplants Warmly welcome!
*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, Couchsurfing 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!
Private room, (lightly) shared bath, shared kitchen, shared laundry room, shared porch!
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...)
My favorite 'hood in Portland:
Cultural cuisine galore, super handy central locale to access the bohemian SE, Mt. Tabor, etc. as well as the nearby Alberta Arts 'hood. Funky, safe, fun!
Yes, Buses, MAX train, Bike routes, etc..all spittin' distance!
Enjoy your awesome self by being awesome.
Shoe Free, Smoke Free house.
The house hushes and sleeps by night and is a mellow but alive by day.
We intend to inspire the most awesome aspects of your innately fantastic nature by bathing you in courteous, warm, autonomy-respectful, fun and positive feelings while you're here exploring Portland.
Rule #1: ENJOY YOURSELF.
About the Host, Leo
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!
My darling, trusty, sweetheart William is my able co-host (though not pictured, he's shy...) and a sweet addition to the casa's general goodness!
He is a fine horticulturalist and hobbyist filmmaker..
Also as of May 27, 2015 we have a newborn son who is an awesome component of the tapestry around here. Our resting space is separate from the rest of the house for the most part, but we do share common space daily as well.
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.
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!
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!