I live in NE Portland by the Rose Quarter. There are bars, bicycles, parks, public transportation options, movie theaters, restaurants, and shopping spots near me. My favorite restaurant in Portland is 8 blocks away!
I live with my cat who I brought back from Alaska. She is all white and her name is Mimi. Because of her being a cat with white hair, there are sometimes Mimi hairs floating around/ stuck on furniture (though I will try and clean it up as best I can and of course sweep). She is not a lap cat, and only likes to be pet minimally. She has been known to bite and scratch, but she is usually good about giving a warning.
I am willing to host someone for a couple of days, typically only on the weekends. If I am out of town, you would have my entire apartment to use, as long as you don't mind taking care of Mimi too. She is easy to care for- food, full water dish, litter box. It may sound obvious, but this basic care has proven to be somewhat difficult for some people. If I am in town, you would be sleeping in my living room.
I have foam pads when laid down on the ground become either a twin or queen sized sleeping surface/ pad/ mattress (it is not a futon, but still pretty comfy). I also have a couch as a sleeping option.
I expect guests to take care of their trash and recycling, if it is more than my bags can contain. I also expect you to take whatever food you bring into the house, as I am vegan and most likely won't eat whatever is left (plus I am super picky). Smoking is not allowed inside or near the property outside. My neighbors go across the street to smoke, and I would ask that my guests do the same.
It's no 4 star set up but it is certainly comfy enough. And if you still need convincing, my walkability score on (website hidden) is a 94! Can't beat that!
Access to basement and laundry room, back area with fire pit, front yard space, and apartment
Interaction with Guests
My interaction level varies with guests and is dependent on if I am in town and what plans each of us has.
My neighborhood is close to everything and is hope enough to have some cool spots nearby, but residential enough to not be too noisy.
I am close to 3 different forms of public transportation - the bus, the MAX, and the streetcar. My walkscore is in the 90s too!
Other Things to Note
I typically only host on Friday and Saturday nights, unless I am out of town for a trip or something - usually around holidays.
Just be neat and respectful of my space and things. Seems obvious enough, but this too has proven to be difficult for some people.
If you´re looking for a cheap place to stay and explore Portland, this is your place.
Deanna is very nice and will hep you with anything you need to make your stay for comfortable.
Perfect location and accommodation for my trip. The host was very friendly and thoughtful. Mimi was lovely.
Deanna was a warm and welcoming host. Everything was as described and I definitely recommend staying with her.
Deanna was super nice! I needed a spot to crash in Portland on pretty short notice and she responded quickly and kept in touch throughout the day before I got there. Nothing fancy, but comfortable and clean, which is perfect for me.
Deanna was an excellent host! I was traveling alone and she made me feel very welcome in her apartment. She was even kind enough to invite me to her friends brunch and out to a brewery in the evening when I mentioned I didn't have any specific plans, which was incredibly thoughtful. Then futon was comfy and her cat Mimi is so sweet! Would definitely stay here again the next time I'm in portland. Also if you're renting a car which I did then there is plenty of residential parking too!
Convenient location and Deanna was super flexible and accommodating. She even provided me an extra sleeping bag to make sure I was warm. Enjoyed the stay. Thank you!
Deanna was very accommodating and has a cozy and functional place in a great location. I feel lucky to have found such a score on such short notice! Thank you Deanna!
I was born in San Diego, and moved to Kona, Hawaii with my family when I was 10. I came to Oregon for college in 1997 and have lived here off and on since then, most recently since 2006. I like to do a lot of things- outdoors, concerts, eating good food etc. I am vegan and a bit of an environmentalist. I am into recycling and creating as minimal waste as possible. I am progressive and open to change and new experiences.