About this listing
I typically only host when I am out of town which is usually on the weekends. I have a cat, Mimi, who can be a lover, but who can also be sassy and mean. There are tips to have a more comfortable stay, which I include on a cheat sheet for all my guests (and revise as I get more feedback and host more people). If you understand the temperament of cats, and want a basic apartment to stay in in Portland, my place is worth considering.
I typically only host on Friday and Saturday nights. 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 and is called Blossoming Lotus!
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. You would be sleeping in my living room on my couch that also folds down into a bed if you'd like.
I expect guests to take care of their trash and recycling, if it is more than my bags can contain. One of the most important things to mention is that you are more than welcome to bring food into my house, but i ask that meat, cheese, eggs etc not be cooked in my house with my stuff. Ideally i would prefer the kitchen and fridge to be kept completely vegan.
Smoking is not allowed inside or near the property outside. There is no curfew or anything so you will be able to come and go as you please.
It's no 4 star set up but it is certainly comfy enough. And if you still need convincing, my walkability score on (URL HIDDEN) is a 94! Can't beat that!
Access to basement and laundry room, back area with seating and clothesline, 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 tight 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. Super easy to get downtown, to the airport etc.
Other things to note
I typically only host when I am out of town for a trip or something - usually on the weekends and 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.
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.