Simple Meals can be prepared here. There's a grocery store 5 min walk away that has the basics, specialty foods, beer and wine. 10 foot wide glass and aluminum door folds open to the backyard. (Hammock in the summer)


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About this listing

I'm happy to offer up this Tiny House for your trip! It's a clean and light space for you kick back and relax in after a day exploring. Take a look at the description, photos and reviews and message me with any questions and to book it. -Andrew


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4PM - 11PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

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Prices
Cleaning Fee: $24
Security Deposit: $250
Weekly Discount: 14%
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Description

The space

This is a great place for consultants, traveling nurses, or for people moving to Portland who need a place but aren't ready to sign a lease. There is a 30 day minimum. You're going to like staying here.

My best friends, family and I built this space out over the past few years and I am happy to offer it up for your upcoming visit to Portland.

Note that there is also a listing for the main house "Classic Bungalow in North Portland" also on AirBNB.

New! Air Conditioning, unlike many listings in Portland, this home has A/C.

Not a basement, the Tiny House is light, open and feels large even though it's only 250 square feet. A mini kitchen, micro bathroom, large living area and little sleeping loft are all in there. And along one wall, a 10 foot wide glass door folds open outdoors to a patio and yard.

You'll arrive, please park on the street its free, and walk up to the tiny house through a tall private wooden gate, then cross a shared courtyard space alongside the main house. Enter the code in the lockbox, turn the key and you're in. You can arrive anytime after 4pm on your arrival day, or into night the as you please. Check in is independent and easy.

It's a simple house but there are a few luxuries:

-The bed is a double size mattress and is located in a small loft underneath an operable skylight. The loft does sleep two adults but it takes a night to get used to. It's not like your bed at home as the skylight is just a few feet above your head and the bed is open to below.

-The bedding is all new, a heavy, warm down comforter and pillows.

-A large cushy sectional couch with chaise lounge is great for reading, watching your favorite tv show, or sleeping on if you find the loft too small.

-Rock out to the built in speakers in the ceiling and outside that easily connect to your smartphone.

- Theres a new TV with 20+ HD Channels so you can relax and enjoy some downtime. If you bring your Apple laptop, there's a miniDV port you can connect to the TV if you would like to stream your Netflix, Hulu, etc.

-The kitchen has a small sink, fridge, counter-top oven, electric stovetop and water warmer for light cooking. Cookware, pots pans and utensils are provided. Also there's an exceptionally well stocked and convenient grocery store about a 5 min walk away, Cherry Sprout Produce. There, you can buy the basic fruits, veggies, meats, bulk items and a handful of specialty foods, beer and wine too.

-The bathroom has a mirror, toilet and shower. There's a heavy curtain separating the bathroom from the living room (so it's best if you really like the people you're traveling with).

Guest access

Access is private, only the landscaped walk up to the tiny house is shared with the main house.

Interaction with guests

The space is private but if I see you arrive, I'll come say hello and introduce you to Whale, my dog.

The neighborhood

Here are my suggestions for places to see and delicious food in Portland proper and within a few hours drive.

-TO DO-
Since Portland is known for Rain (and sometimes Sun), I'm going to break this out into two categories. Rain and Sun.

---On a RAINY DAY------------------------------------
1. Brewery Tours
2. McMenamins Kennedy School
3. Shopping
4. Shows (Music/Theatre)
5. Powells City of Books
6. Donuts

1. Brewery Tour: There's a free brewery tour at Widmer brewery. Fridays at 2:00pm & 3:00pm
Saturdays at 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm & 3:00pm Sundays at 1:00pm & 2:00pm
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED / GROUP SIZES ARE LIMITED Online search to call the Widmer Brewery (Airbnb won't let me show the number) ext. 7201. Once your reservation is confirmed, please plan to meet your tour at the Widmer Brothers retail store prior to your tour start time. Close toed shoes are required to participate in our brewery tours. N Portland

2. McMenamins Kennedy School has been adapted from a former Elementary School into a unique community space. Classrooms have been converted into restaurants, cigar rooms and bars, while the gym was converted to a movie theater, a large outdoor soaking pool is great for relaxing in an oasis with friends on a rainy day. You won't find this anywhere else, a classic Portland spot.

3. If you need a gift, some good shops are: Canoe (Downtown) has well designed and made objects and crafts, Powells city of Books (Downtown) full of real paper books, Poler (Downtown) is a stylish and funky local clothing company, Patagonia (NW Portland) you know, Schoolhouse Electric (NW Portland) has classic furniture and gifts, Worn Path (N Portland) is like an outdoor bohemian guy started a little shop up and makes cool printed shirts and clothing. Ace Hardware (N MLK) for things you really need.

4. Shows. You'll find good music all over. Check out the Portland Mercury or Willamette Week for suggestions specific to your timing. My favorite venues are The Wonder Ballroom, The Crystal Ballroom, The Aladdin, Tugboat Brewery has jazz on Fridays, There's Irish fiddling at the County Cork on Fridays and Saturdays. For theatre, look to Portland Center Stage online for current shows.

5. Powells is a building the size of an entire city block 4 floors tall, full of books. Must see. Downtown.

6. Voodoo Donuts - Mouthwatering selection of donuts... bacon maple bar. Downtown.

-------SUNNY DAY-----------------------------------
1. Hiking Forest Park
2. Drinking beer on a rooftop
3. Driving out to the Columbia River Gorge
4. Hike and soak in Carson
5. Timberline Lodge - ski year round
6. Cycle Portland Bike Tour
7. The Beach
8. Parks

1. Hiking nearby. Try Forest Park for a walk/hike, there's a maps online if you search for them. The Wildwood Trail or Leif Erickson trail are my favorites.

2. Drink beer and gaze out over the city. A swanky rooftop bar called Departure is at the top of the Nines Hotel downtown. You can get a good perspective of the city, rivers and Mount Hood. It's worth a look. Stoneburner Brewery is excellent on Mississippi, a 15 min walk away.

3. Outside the city, consider a waterfall hike in the Columbia River Gorge, horsetail falls is one of my favorites, or Eagle Creek Trail. Directions are available online.

4. There are also funky mineral hot springs at a funky old lodge along the wind river in Carson, Wa. About an hour and 20 minute drive. you soak in an 8 foot clawfoot tub.

5. Timberline lodge is pretty amazing if you want to drive to the top of Mount Hood. About an hour and a half. It's a historic restored ski lodge built during the WPA. You can ride the chair lift to the upper glacier for a good view on a nice day sightseeing or skiing is open year round. To make a day of it have lunch at timberline and find a hike or snowshoe up on Mt Hood. Topo maps and guides are available at REI in the Pearl District.

6. Cycle Portland is owned by my friend Evan. Tell him Andrew sent you there and you will get the special treatment for renting Bikes by the hour, day or week.

7. The Pacific Ocean is about an hour and a half drive west on HWY 26. Suggest Canon Beach or Manzanita beach for strolling, picnic, frisbee on the beach. Check online for directions.

8. Good urban parks for picnics, strolling, napping, relaxing, people watching: Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Tanner Springs Park, Laurelhurst Park, Mt. Tabor Park and my favorite Keller Fountain downtown.

---DELICIOUS FOOD------------------------------
Relative to the city, the tiny house is located in North Portland:

1- 8 minute walk to Mississippi Ave,
2. 15 minute walk to the Arts district on Alberta St
3. 15 min walk to Williams Ave corridor.

Mississippi, Alberta and Williams. These are the three neighborhood centers of North Portland, where you will find all the amazing authentic awesomeness that makes Portland, Portland. Friendly people, delicious restaurants, beer gardens, food carts, fun unique shopping, bikes everywhere, the best coffee and art galleries.

Within the neighborhood, here are my suggestions for breakfast and lunch. I've coded these on Mississippi (M), Alberta (A) or Williams (W). Or if it's (somewhere else) that's noted, the best restaurants for dinner are dotted all around the city. I'll assume you can map these locations on your phone or laptop.

Coffee:
1. Albina Press - (M) - An 8 min walk, on the way to Mississippi Ave. Friendly place with cozy leather couches and good music.
2. Barista - (A)- the guy who owns this place won the espresso pull national championship. that is a real thing.
3. Ristretto - (W) - Sit outside rain or shine under the covered heated patio.

Breakfast or Lunch at:
1. Kenny & Zukes - (W) - An easy consistently good urban Jewish style deli. My go to place with rarely a wait.
2. Tasty n Sons - (W) - Incredible inventive food you won't find anywhere else. Expect a wait on weekends.
3. Gravy - (M) - Huge portions, good service but expect a wait on weekends.
4. Miss Delta - (M) - Southern Bistro with good Bloody Mary. Maybe you're a little bit hungover. This is your spot.
5. Mothers Bistro - (Downtown) - Refined comfort food. Chandeliers and wallpaper. Classic Portland.

Lunch:
1. Petite Provence - (A) - French style restaurant and bakery. Delicious and a good value.
2. Podnah's Pit BBQ - (Killingsworth) - Amazing. My personal favorite, last meal before I die kind of place.
3. Little Big Burger -(M)- Gourmet burger and fries in the center of Mississippi.
4. Lovely's 50/50 -(M)- Pizza.

Dinner:
1. Grain & Gristle - (N Prescott) - Neighborhood restaurant and bar. Delicious and good value.
2. Nicolas Restaurant (SE Grand Ave, NOT the one on Broadway) - Funky Lebanese, across town, great value and so delicious. Wait on weekends. Hole in the wall.
3. Bistro Montage (under the Morrison bridge)- Upscale southern creole meets mac and cheese funky and order the oyster shooters. Expect a short wait in the evening. It can get rowdy.
4. Beast - (30th & N Killingsworth) - NYT writeup good. Make Reservations
5. The Farm- (E Burnside) - Classic Portland. expect a full menu of seasonally appropriate organic locally sourced ingredients.
6. Blossoming Lotus -(15th)- All vegan and a beautiful atmosphere.
7. Toro Bravo -(N Russel)- Same chef as Tasty N Sons. Incredible menu of inventive delicious dishes. The happy hour is good too.

Getting around

Access to major freeways (I-5, I-405, I-84) is very close plus parking is free on the street. Two things you won't find in some parts of the city. Traffic further outside of this central city core, into SE Portland can cost you an additional 20 - 45 min of congestion during rush hour.

Public transit (light rail and bus) is dependable inexpensive and convenient, checkout the trimet website to plan your route (there's also an app).

If you don't have a car there's two Zipcars nearby. There's also car2go. I also suggest bike rentals for a day or more, there are safe and convenient bike lanes that run throughout the city.

Other things to note

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 11PM

No smoking. No pets. Quiet hours after 10pm.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Safety card
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
30 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Adrian User Profile
March 2017
Clean, with many utensils available. The neighborhood is within walking distance to many of portland's touristy locations as well!

Brooke User Profile
March 2017
Adorable tiny house, clean and comfortable. Just be warned that if you are afraid of heights, the lofted bed is high up and there is no railing.

Stephanie User Profile
March 2017
Andrew was very accommodating with us needing to check in earlier and extending our stay due to weather conditions back home. The tiny home was cozy and just as described. I would totally recommend this place. Just be careful not to bump your head on the ceiling haha

Tiffany User Profile
March 2017
First time staying in a tiny house -- it was actually quite spacious, great experience. Located within walking distance to many shops and restaurants. Would definitely stay here again!

Ryan User Profile
March 2017
This place is great. In a good location within walking distance to many restaurants and coffee shops.

Jessie User Profile
February 2017
This tiny house was perfect for my quick trip in and out of town with my sister! Simple with just what we needed - nothing more, nothing less. Even better than the actual house was Andrew's attention to detail with recommendations for the area. We very rarely strayed from his list and were not disappointed by any of his suggestions. What a cool city Portland is and the location is an A+. Should I travel to Portland again, I would definitely stay here another time and will recommend to others in the future.

Neth User Profile
February 2017
100% as advertised. Very clean, bigger than expected, though not for tall people. The loft bed-space was comfy but cramped and the heater fights against the slight draft that in winter, can be substantial. Minor gripes for an otherwise excellent little guest house in a great part of town at a fantastic price. Clear instructions and polite and timely responses from Andrew. Adorable af!

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Originally from the scenic maritime community of Port Townsend, WA on the north coast of the Olympic Peninsula but I've lived in the keep it weird City of Portland, OR for over ten years now. I'm into water sports, guitar, building stuff and my dog.

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