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, adorable Golden Retriever, and all the restaurant and hiking guides you could ever want.
Comfy 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.
Your room has a high-end, super comfy queen sized bed, and the room is decorated with an eclectic mix of modern and antique. Overall, my house -- built in 1910- is quite charming and cozy.
The shared bathroom has beautiful glass tile work and a porcelain pedestal 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 on a sunny evening.
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. My kitchen is spacious, and you are welcome to keep stuff in the fridge, but 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. Feel free to ask me all about Portland as well as day trips to the coast and mountains. I love to play travel agent!
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.
Wonderful Airbnb! Ashley is an experienced host who knows just what her guests need. We enjoyed chatting with her whenever our paths crossed. Her darling bungalow is filled with eclectic art, interesting books and lovely family photographs. The guest room is comfy with an inviting bed and a nice big window. Sharing the spotless bathroom & kitchen was a breeze. We also enjoyed her sweet animals. There's just a really nice, calm energy in her home. Last but not least, this is a perfect location for walking to all the great restaurants, coffee shops and food trucks along this very hip stretch of Division. Highly recommended and we'll be back! Thanks, Ashley!
On short notice, my daughter and I enjoyed our second visit to Ashley's. On this visit we explored more of this very charming neighborhood by bike, running and some driving. Spent some time on the sunny front porch visiting a bit with Ashley who shared her suggestions on nearby hikes that we will have to try on a future trip. Felt very at-home and relaxed in this laid- back home with friendly pets Chica and Florie to welcome us.
The room was very clean, the pets are very kind and ashley was very easy going and fun to live with. A+!
Nice room and great hostess. Ashley was friendly and very helpful with great suggestions. Her pets were also a bonus! Great neighbhorhood
Ashley was a great host! She was very fast to respond to our initial request and very good about communicating with us during the duration of our stay. The house is beautiful, and we especially loved the company of her cat Chica and dog Florie. The location of the house is great - within 5 minutes walking distance to a bunch of really neat restaurants and bars and easy to take the bus to downtown. A great stay overall!
Ashley was great, and the room and neighborhood were great. I really enjoyed staying close to so many of the great places on Division St. I would be more than happy to stay with Ashley again.
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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.