About this listing
This is a classic old Portland duplex. High ceilings, huge spaces and a high-end recent remodel.
You are in the heart of the most central district in the city, steps from great coffee houses, restaurants and clubs.
Grand old 1885 duplex right on the bike route, steps to great dining, theater and cafes (including the two most popular bakeries in the city)
You are on the most popular bike route in the city. Sit on the front porch and watch the parade of bikes go by. This is the most central part of the inner east side. No car is needed to get anywhere. Baby crib is available also.
Spacious living / dining with 10' cielings. Large bedrooms, luxury kitchen and bath, hardwood floors, artist's mural in the living room. locked bike storage, gardens. Express your self on the public blackboard fronting the garden. Entertain on a huge front deck.
W/D, wifi, TV, Netflix included.
Fully furnished with all of the amenities. Coffee, chocolates and a bottle of wine provided.
You get the whole very large and totally newly rehabbed unit on the ground floor to yourselves.
You are one block from major bus lines. 20 minute walk to downtown. 12 blocks from the Max line which runs to the airport.
This is an upstairs downstairs duplex. There is a quiet couple who live upstairs with their cat. You get the whole huge main floor plus a large front porch. You also have access to the washer dryer.
Interaction with Guests
I try and greet all of the guests and am available always.
This is the best spot in the east side to stay for access to all that Portland has to offer. It is one of the hottest regions for dining, clubs, cinemas, biking, walking, coffee etc. One block off of SE Burnside. You do not need a car to see it all. The area is also very safe.
Trimet Line 20 bus, one block away, other bus lines in the neighborhood. Central to the city for easy driving as well if you do have a car.
Other Things to Note
This is a very large and very well detailed space.
Have a great time, and please leave the place as you found it.
John was a great host and took time to give us recommendations on our trip up the Columbia River Gorge. Flat was in a terrific location and very clean.
John was very welcoming. We met his son who helped us get situated. The neighborhood was easy to navigate with lots of restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance.
Host was lovely in advance via email. We didn't meet in person but everything was ready for us. Wonderful house, very spacious with a gorgeous verandah/patio where you can sit out and watch the world go by! It's nice and quiet on that street but you are in a fun neighbourhood, the South East. If, like us, you don't have a car, there're a regular bus 5 minutes walk away or you can walk into town in 35 minutes. Nice kitchen and fridge, lovely living area. Would recommend staying here to friends!
Our stay at John was great. Perfectly located, very spacious. Highly recommended for your visit in Portland.
John was very accommodating, and we emailed back and forth several times, so all my questions were answered before my stay. We never got to meet in person because I was so in and out all the time, but he made several attempts to check in and make sure we were well. The neighborhood was nice and the house was not to far of a walk from some cool restaurants and bars (15-20 mins). And only 10 mins from Voo Doo Donut! haha It was a great stay!
We had a great month at johns apartment. Great area with lots of cafes restaurants and stores close by.
It's a down stairs apartment so you can here the upstairs tenant sometimes. The bed needs to be upgraded desperately as well. Other than that great place to be.
John was a very welcoming host. The place was very clean and comfortable and the neighborhood it is in is very picturesque this time of year. His place was easy to find and easy to access. It is close to a great little coffee shop and bakery (1 block) and on the other end of that block a great southern food restaurant (The Screened Door). We had a rental car and there was always somewhere to park it out front too. A great place to stay in Portland!
About the Host, John
I teach psychology at Portland Community College. I am also a mental health therapist and a sometime public artist. My family has been in Oregon since the early 60's, originally from the east coast so that makes me pretty close to a native Oregonian.
I love showing people around and making their stay a pleasurable one.