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.
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 West Elm and antique. Overall, my house 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 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.
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.
Upon arriving at Ashley's home, I was greeted by her friendly cat and dog (Chica & Florie) since she was still at work. I unpacked my duffle bag, unloaded my bike and headed out for a reconnaissance ride around the neighborhood on a warm, sunny late winter afternoon. What a treat exploring the area, looping in and around nearby "Ladd's Addition", riding over the Hawthorne Bridge, along the downtown waterfront and then back "home" (as my first ride in Portland, I agree that it deserves it's reputation as a bike-friendly city and Ashley let me bring my bike inside to alleviate any worries about leaving it outside overnight). I was in town to visit my daughter who is attending college in Portland, and she joined me for the weekend at Ashley's. Our room and the shared bathroom were comfortable, clean and quiet. My daughter and I like cats, so we sort of invited little Chica, the tabby kitty, in our room on the second night and she slept peacefully at our knees, purring softly most of the night. :)
Ashley encouraged us to come and go as we liked and she did the same as she met with friends of her own for dinner, breakfast and an all-day hiking trip. We did get to cross paths long enough to share a bit about ourselves and pick up a few recommendations on things to try in the neighborhood. She commented that she hikes almost every weekend; if I hadn't been prioritizing my time to visit my college kid, I would have liked to learn more about her as her work and lifestyle seem active and interesting. Thanks to her suggestion, I was out early the next morning for another exploration of the neighborhood, this time by going on a run up nearby Mount Tabor. I enjoyed finding many good food options a short walk from her house, and bringing home my morning cappuccino to sip on the sunny front steps was a delight. The neighborhood had a friendly, casual feel to it. I hope to get to know many of Portland's other neighborhoods in the future, but this visit was so enjoyable and easy that I suspect I will be requesting another stay here.
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!
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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.