About this listing
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!
The bathroom is shared. This is usually not a problem for anyone. Typically, my guests are on vacation and are on a pretty flexible schedule, and I am off to work in the mornings. It's inevitable that there will be times when we'll want to be in the bathroom at roughly the same time. I find that chatting the evening before about the next day's schedule is a pretty easy way to avoid most scheduling conflicts.
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. Parking on the street is pretty easy except evenings when the nearby restaurants draw lots of cars to the neighborhood. During about 5-10 p.m., you may have to park a few blocks away.
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!
My home is a 1910 charmer that is divided into a duplex. I live in the downstairs unit which is about 950 sf. My neighbor Jason lives upstairs and is really easy going. You may not see him or you may run into each other on the front porch. He's very friendly.
Because my house is over 100 years old, there are a lot of charms and sweet features. There are also some realities of an older house like squeaky wood floors and a bathroom door with a creaky door knob.
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 usually do this in the evening when my guests are out. I will, of course, be very respectful of your space and will always ask you before coming into the room!
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 including the room you will be staying in. I will need to access your room occasionally to get stuff. I will, of course, be very respectful of your space.
You're welcome to share the living/dining room. I do have a TV with cable, but I never watch it.
Ashley was an excellent hostess. Her home was very warm and inviting. The shared bathroom was very clean and the shower pressure was great. Her cat Chica slept on the bed with us and her dog Flory had very soft ears. We had the privilege to meet upstairs neighbor, Josh, who was very kind and gave us some critical food recommendations. This is the perfect place to stay if you like pets, charming houses, cute neighborhoods, and delicious/walkable food/drink options. We'd definitely stay here again next time we visit Portland. Thanks Ashley!
This is one of the best AirBNB stays I've experienced. Ashley's home was so comfortable and inviting. Her cat Chica slept on the bed with us and her golden retriever, Flory, had very soft ears. The house was clean and charming. The bathroom was really well-maintained and the shower's water pressure was awesome. There were many excellent restaurants, coffee houses, bars, and antique stores within walking distance. We also had the privilege of meeting Ashley's upstairs neighbor, Josh, who was very kind and had some critical food recommendations. This is the perfect place to stay for anyone who likes animals, great food, coffee, and charming neighborhoods. I would definitely stay here again on my next visit to Portland. Thanks so much, Ashley!
It was another perfect trip,. Ashley was easy to deal with, the house is great and i always look forward to staying at Ashley's house.
PERFECT location! (close to fun restaurants and cool "new" Division Street vibe, public transport 30 seconds away)
Super house! (Clean, comfy, great neighbors, and the nicest cat and sweetest dog ever).
Great host (Ashley is the best.)
I had a wonderful time staying with Ashley during my trip to Portland. She's a very engaged, kind and helpful host. Her animals were both very sweet and helped me to not be so homesick for my doggie :)
I love the SE Division area with all it's fun restaurants, bars, and older homes. I highly recommend staying with Ashley!
Ashley was available in all ways both prior to arrival and once I arrived and made me feel at home.
Gorgeous and pristine house. Ashley is incredibly welcoming. Had a great time and hope to come again!
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About the Host, Ashley
I love living in Portland...work for unique organization focused on creating profits while also creating positive environmental and social returns.
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.