Just 1 block from Restaurant Row on SE Division. Highly walkable with easy access to the #4 bus line. Incredibly charming home with a friendly host plus an adorable dog and chatty kitty.
Private room in SE Portland cottage with shared bath. I have a great little home just a block and a half from the thriving foodie district on SE Division. The neighborhood is super walkable -- just 10 blocks to the famed Seven Corners New Seasons and 3 blocks from legendary Pok Pok.
When guests stay in my home, I stay in the second bedroom with the pull out couch, so you get to stay in my lovely room. It's got a super comfy queen sized bed, and the room is decorated with an eclectic mix of West Elm and antique. Overall, my house is quite charming and cozy.
The shared bathroom is nice with glass tile work and porcelain sink. My kitchen is homey and includes a cute vintage stove.
You're welcome to keep food in my refrigerator, but I recommend that you check out all the nearby cafes and restaurants instead.
The front porch has 2 Adirondack chairs and the backyard has a patio table complete with umbrella for hanging out in the garden.
My cat Chica is very social and my Golden is very affectionate so if you're not into animals, this probably isn't the right place for you. I've been told by at least one guest that my cat's meowing in the morning is an unappreciated alarm clock. This can be solved by feeding her if I'm not around for some reason.
Easy access to public transportation (lines 4 and 14) and easy on street parking. It's about a 15-20 minute ride to downtown Portland. Transportation from the airport: $35 cab ride or one hour by train/bus.
Guests are welcome to enjoy the common living area, porch and backyard. Kitchen isn't fancy, but there's plenty of room in the fridge. I find that most of my guests eat out every meal given the incredible location in the middle of Foodieville.
Interaction with Guests
I have a busy schedule, so I'm usually coming and going. I'm happy to provide as much guidance as you like for your stay in Portland -- I love showing off my town! -- but you're free to go your own way, too.
Richmond was recently named in Sunset magazine as one of the best neighborhoods in the west. It is really booming now. New restaurants and cafes every day, it seems. Very walkable and friendly.
The Line 4 bus is just a block away on SE Division. It's stop 1448 if you want to look it up on Trimet's website. The Line 14 that runs on Hawthorne is just 10 blocks to the north. The MAX doesn't run to my neighborhood, but it is possible to take the train to a bus line and transfer.
Other Things to Note
I have a really adorable dog named Florie. She's a friendly Golden Retriever, and she'll be very excited to see you. My cat Chica (she's an immigrant feline from La Paz, Mexico) will want you to feed her when I'm not around, and that is highly encouraged!
I just assuming that folks are kind and considerate so I don't list a lot of rules. I haven't found that to be necessary. I'm not a night owl, so I'd expect that my guests wouldn't be out too late or would be noisy when they got home, although I've found that I sleep through most anything! :) I get up early to go to yoga or the gym most mornings so if you like to sleep in late, I might not be the best host for you. My kitty appreciates attention, and if I'm out of the house, she might want you to put some extra wet food in her bowl.
My house is small, so I keep stuff in all the small closets. I will need to access your room occasionally to get stuff. I will, of course, be very respectful of your space.
Once again, a perfect visit. Ashley is always one of my fantastic and the highlights are the wonderful neighborhood, full of great food, drink and character. Ashley knows Portland and Oregon on so many levels and the conversation is great as well as excellent recommendations for travel and enjoying the area.
Chica(The house cat) and Florie(Ashley's dog) are a welcome addition to the stay and I always look forward to the time I have with them
Ashley placed simple and beautiful fresh flowers around, which I loved. Ashley seemed very nice and lay back - warm but not too much in your face which I appreciated.
Ashley was a lovely host, very welcoming and friendly :) Her home was cozy and perfect for an evening in Portland! And the icing on the cake were her dog and cat! Such love bugs! Overall, great experience!!
Ashley was a lovely host, and super flexible on us checking in and out, which was great. Her house is so cute, and her dog and cat made us feel instantly welcome. The neighborhood is right off Division and super close to lots of great food joints.
Ashley and her pets were very welcoming! Her dog was a sweetheart, very friendly and furry! We had a short stay, but we enjoyed her cozy warm home, and the neighborhood. The bed was amazingly comfortable and the room was super clean! The location is fantastic, less than two blocks to Division st. where you have plenty of options for dining, drinking, shopping, etc! Parking was easy too. I would recommend staying here to others!
Super quiet and convenient place right around the corner from great bars and restaurants in the city.
Thank you Ashley for setting us up with a great place for the night!
Staying at Ashley's was a pleasure. The home is lovely and quiet and the bed is very comfortable. Ashley was super helpful with suggesting restaurants, hiking, and the best place for a cocktail. The area was perfect, with block after block of coffee shops, amazing restaurants right around the corner and so close to downtown as well. Her dog Florie and cat Chica were adorable and friendly and a joy to have around. I felt very welcomed and truly felt like I was staying in a friend's home. I would definitely return to stay with Ashley.
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I'm so fortunate to live in the best neighborhood -- Clinton/Division -- the home of some of Portland's greatest restaurants including Nuestra Cocina, Pok Pok, Whiskey Soda Lounge and more! Do not miss the SE Wine Collective on SE 35th/Division!
As a single woman living at home with a kitty (and more recently a new doggie), I tend to spend a lot of evenings out on the town with friends or hosting friends on my back patio, complete with my mini-farm of sunflowers. I'm a very warm and kind person and love sharing information about my city (as well as nearby hiking trails) with folks who are new to town. If you're looking to move to Portland, I have a great network of folks you can meet either for job hunting or real estate options.