About This Listing
Large basement bedroom: cooler in the Summer months, cozy in the Winter and the quietest room in the house.
This is Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen of Portlandia in front of my Ceramics Studio! Check out the Season 4 clip of Rent-It-Out featuring this house! So fun to have them here! Photo courtesy of IFC.
I am pleased and excited to announce that this house has been graced by none other than Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein of Portlandia for a sketch entitled "Rent-It-Out!" More Portlandia photos to come…
Cozy basement bedroom with queen size luxury sleeping in a bungalow style house with gardens all around and an on-site ceramics studio! Lessons available upon request. Pleasant, quiet sitting areas indoors and out. Shared kitchen and bathroom as the other two rooms are also listed on Airbnb. This will be a simple place to lay your head after exploring Portland's city, trails, restaurants and galleries. The ceilings are low in the basement (76 inches, in fact) and it is cozy, cool in the Summer and warm in the winter. The house is an Art Gallery, hosting Ceramics and Paintings at the moment. There will be occasional House Concerts offered by Folk Musicians. These will be community events and I will be sure to mark the calendar with these special functions.
This house is located in the Cully neighborhood, known for it's country-style living in the city with large lots, mature trees and plenty of gardening throughout the neighborhood. Our backyard is like a park in the middle of the city! Two nearby neighbors are landscape architects and do masterful works with their yards and gardens. Typical sounds one may hear throughout a day and early evening in this neighborhood are live music, children playing, chickens clucking, wood being worked into pieces of useable art, and more recently, two geese down the road. All of these sounds are pleasant and in the distance. We are near major bus lines that lead one straight to the MAX station. We are walking distance to New Season's, a natural food store, Common Ground, a relaxing spa open day and night, and the Alberta Arts District where you will find galleries, craft shops, restaurants, food carts, music stores, bakeries, bars, tea shops and even a Sake House! The Cully neighborhood gets the best of the city with park-like settings right next to a thriving art and Portland culture scene and easy transportation options.
I have been in the restaurant/hospitality business for over twenty years, love to cook, garden, share my abundance with others. I may offer breakfast/lunch or dinner if we are all in the mood. Internet available and updated recently so that there is full access everywhere in the house and a short distance outside. Access to shared kitchen, bathroom, living room. This is a quiet and artistic house. I make ceramic works in a studio on-site. I am happy to host you and pleased to meet new people.
The pictured baby grand piano is used by Portland vocalist Jonathan Brinkley to teach voice lessons from time to time. His sessions are playful, inspiring, refreshing, and benefit more than just singing. He is available should you decide you'd like an impromptu lesson!
Your own bedroom and other shared spaces such as kitchen, bathroom, living room and yard.
Interaction with Guests
I hope to be here to greet you and show you the space. I keep myself busy with artwork, business and a full-time job, otherwise.
Please park on far right or far left of driveway, making sure not to block anyone else in, or park on house-side of street in front of house. We all clean up after ourselves to keep the space bright, clean and fresh. Remove shoes upon entering house. Quiet hours are between 10PM-8AM. We have a whispering practice between those hours. Please avoid using perfumes, colognes or strongly scented products while you are here, as I am sensitive. I do, however, love to burn natural incense (Nag Champa) and sage. Smokers: please smoke away from the house as we like to avoid smoke coming into the house through open windows. Be as brief as you can in the restroom as there is only one for the house. The kitchen is available for your simple, brief, and tidy meal prep.
My girlfriend and I had a nice, relaxing stay at Jennifer's place. We felt very welcome. We definitely recommend it!
The hostess made us feel welcome, but the title was a bit misleading; we thought we would be staying in a garden house: we were in the basement of the main house. The room was clean, comfortable bed. But the room has a low ceiling, so if you're taller than six feet, it could be rough.
There were no towels, or at least we couldn't find any. Kind of a drag.
Bathroom is not too clean.
Accommodations were cozy and the bed was incredibly comfy. Jennifer was warm and very communicative. I highly recommend staying here,
Jennifer is so sweet and welcoming! Her home is beautiful and she has wonderful room mates that I would see on my way in and out. The room I rented out down the stairs was very cozy although the stairs down were kind of steep, I had no problem with them. It's very easy to get to her home from the airport and down town isn't too far away by bus. Overall a great experience, I would recommend to anyone.
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About the Host, Jennifer
We are Jennifer Love and Jonathan Brinkley. I am Jennifer from Portland, Oregon via Salt Lake City, Utah. I am a ceramic artist by day and work in a local Southern Italian restaurant in the evenings. I love music and learning about music. I practice yoga, am learning about meditation and love to hike in the forest. I enjoy gardening and am currently harvesting kale and spring greens. One of my life mottos is to work hard and play big. Five things I can't live without: fine dark chocolate, kale, music, dance, and sunshine. My favorite traveling destinations so far are Sicily and Todos Santos, Mexico. Oh, how I love the desert, cactus and the gentle sound of palm trees rustling in the wind! I have a dream to run a large Bed and Breakfast, Hacienda style with warm desert colors, lots of tacos and homemade ice cream! Jonathan is a musician and voice teacher. Together we have traveled all over Europe sharing Jonathan's music via concerts in peoples' living rooms! We love to host and share all of our favorite spots in Portland.