About This Listing
Renting a great little guest room in my garden apartment in the heart of Northwest Portland. This centrally located building is 2 blocks from 2 bus lines (#15 and #77), and 3 blocks from the streetcar.
Nestled in the back corner of this classic 1920's courtyard building is my multistory, 2 bdrm, 1 bathroom apartment. I am currently renting a 2nd story guest room (one, full-sized bed) with a southern view of my patio garden. This is a shared bathroom situation. My bedroom is directly across the hall, but with the doors closed this is a pretty quiet room. Though it's rarely needed here in Portland, my apartment does NOT have air conditioning. The room has west and south facing windows and gets a good breeze overnight. There is also a fan for your use if wanted.
Though it's located just off the bustling and trendy Northwest 23rd Ave this is a relatively quiet apartment (aside from my neighbor occasionally singing along as he plays his guitar, the chirping of the birds, and the bark of a neighbor's dog.) The neighborhood is filled with bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and various shopping options. Additionally, Wallace Park is a block away and a hike in Forest Park is a mere 10 minutes by foot.
Includes: Wi-Fi, access. Shared kitchen use. Full bed. Room is located on 2nd floor. Smoking allowed on patio or in the entry outside the front door. I do have one cat, but she mostly stays in my room. Her name is Gray, she's curious and friendly, but a bit skittish.
This is a shared bathroom and kitchen situation. You're also welcome to hang out in the living room and dinning room and on the back patio.
Interaction with Guests
It just depends on the guest and our schedules. If you're around and want to chat, I am generally available.
It's very walkable and there are lots of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and shopping. It's also full of old houses and interesting architecture. It's a vibrant neighborhood with lots of people watching.
There are two buses (#15 and #77) and the streetcar with a few blocks. I don't own a car and rely primarily on public transit and walking.
1. Please no overnight guest.
2. No smoking inside the apartment. Smoking is allowed out on the back patio or in the alcove outside the front door.
3. If you'd like to open a window on the first floor please place a screen in front of it so the cat doesn't get out.
4.Whenever leaving the apartment please shut and lock all windows on the first floor. The front door locks on its own.
Brent's place is unbeatable. The area where he lives is trendy and super close to shops and restaurants, and an easy walk to the Japanese and International Rose Gardens. He gave me a list of recommended places to see and places to eat and it is spot-on. His place is clean and cozy and I appreciate the personal touches. He is the perfect host and would definitely stay again!
This airbnb had everything we needed for our short stay in Portland. Brent's house is clean and colorful! Our room was comfortable and we very much enjoyed our stay.
The location was great! There were tons of great stores and bars in the area.
Brent was very nice and we would highly recommend staying here to anyone on their way to Portland!
Arrived late on a friday evening and Brent was there to greet us and point us to some of the local restaurants for a late meal. Stayed for three nights, mostly really jetlagged, and would definitely recommend this place to a friend. The neighbourhood is really charming!
Wonderful stay with gracious host in homely space. Just loved Brent's place and his attention to detail to make my stay so pleasant. Great neighbourhood in central location with tons of eating establishments to choose from! Thank you for making my stay so enjoyable.
About the Host, Brent
I'm a pretty easy-going, quiet, gay guy living in beautiful Portland. I love cooking and eating good food and drinking good wine with friends.
I'm trying to create my dream job by being a part of the founding team of an upstart company called Kids for Recycling. To make money, I'm a server and a pretty avid Airbnb host for about a year now.
I've really enjoyed meeting a lot of interesting and friendly people hosting and look forward to meeting many more.
My motto? "It's never too late to be what you might have been" --George Elliot
Ive only been in once so far but I used to work with owner and chef and love their food. I recommend (email hidden) and ordering something on the rocks--they carve their own ice!NW 23rd Ave Portland OR 97210
Very simple Greek Cafe. The young owner lives in the neighborhood. His mom works here and his yaya sits at a table drinking coffee most days. Great, simple, and one of my regular spots.Northwest 23rd Avenue Portland OR 97210
Great for breakfast, lunch and dinner (though I avoid the lines for weekend brunch.) This is one of the oldest restaurants in Portland. Kayna the current owner is lovely and I love supporting her.NW Savier Street Portland OR 97210
Great coop for local, seasonal produce and meat. I love supporting this place. They have amazing farm fresh eggs.Northwest Thurman Street Portland OR 97210
This is one of my favorite Italian restaurants (and I work at one of the best Italian places in town.) I love sitting up at the counter and watching the kitchen in the background as I enjoy my meal.Northwest 21st Portland OR 97209
One of the many grocery stores to choose from.Northwest Glisan Street Portland OR 97210
An absolute must of things to see while youre in Portland. I never get tired of visiting these gardens, not matter the season.Southwest Kingston Avenue Portland Oregon 97205
This is where I work! Its a little trip across the river to inner Southeast. Fantastic food and a great happy hour every night from 9 to close!SE Morrison Street Portland OR 97214