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.
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.
From Mar 1 - May 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
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!
Great location, very centrally located and many restaurants/bars/quick bites/coffee shops within walking distance. The house is very spacious and was perfect for my party of 4 and 3 dogs. The backyard is nice to hang out in and to give our pets a little running room, but if you have pets, the back yard is not enclosed so you must stay out there with them. The house is rather old, but beautifully laid out, so you will hear your other guests roaming about the house during the night. Overall, it was a great experience, John responded to all my messages in a timely manner and even left us a bottle of wine in arrival. Would recommend to friends!
The apartment had lovely high ceilings and lots of natural light. Though it was located near a main street with many restaurants and public transportation it was very quiet and the neighborhood was cute, safe, and easy to walk.
We enjoyed our stay very much.
We stayed in John's house for nearly a week, and it was a fantastic experience. The neighbors are safe and quiet, with necessary grocery and restaurants around. The house is large and stylish, and the kitchen is also easy to use. We recommend people to stay here when visiting Portland!
This apartment was wonderful, huge, and in one of Portland's most exciting neighborhoods. I had a wonderful time.
Sure, it was 31 degrees with violent wind storms during our Portland stay, but John's house made us dream of living here! Beautiful house, gorgeous furniture, interesting artwork, fully equipped kitchen, and location, location, location. Sad to go, excited to return on our next trip!
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.