About this listing
Handmade and inspired designer home walkable to Mississippi, Williams, and Alberta st. Gourmet kitchen, hundreds of house plants. Featured in design magazines, Art books and the hit show Portlandia.
Welcome to Portland and our wonderful home.
We are Emily, an art director/designer/artist/musician; Adam, a musician/screenprinter; Cowbear the cat, and Donut the little dog.
Featured in the recent season of Portlandia, Kun:el Magazine, Popeye Magazine, and Linere Magazine.
Our home has wonderful amenities:
Huge remodeled kitchen with concrete counter tops, 5 burner gas stove. yes, we love to cook! And have many wonderful Le Creuset cookware, nice Shun knives, dishwasher, and raw walnut counter top.
Our wonderfully big open living room is decked out with kilim rugs, sofa and chairs, and driftwood chandelier, and many plants, Emily's art as well as art from local artists, and artifacts from our travels.
The backyard is a work in progress, but has fruit trees, and nice spots to lay about in the sun on one of our many woven blankets, though for now, it is a blank slate or bark chips..
We have 2 rooms for rent, and your room has a nice south facing window, woodfloors, nice closet space, and a hardwood bed frame. The room has a Queen bed. Also we just got brand new sheets, duvet covers, and new pillows! The pillow covered are made by Adam! And the bedding is by Parachute Home.
You will share a bathroom that has a rain shower, plants, toilet and sink with our other guests if they are there, and we also use that shower sometimes, but we have our own bathroom.
There is also a toilet just off the kitchen.
The house is very well insulated, stays nice and toasty in the winter and cool in the summer.
We use all natural soaps and cleaning products, and are sensitive to strong perfumes and colognes. Please be respectful of using them in the house. We are totally into essential oils and nice smelling things, but everyones nose is different!
We are still working on our home and there are a few unfinished things, but they are all cosmetic, and nothing that takes away from the comforts and overall style of the place. Some places don't have trim, the banister isn't totally done, etc....
Collectively we have lived in Portland for over 25 years, and will happily share our favorite breakfast spots, bars, venues, and more with you! Maybe there is a cool BBQ, concert, or art opening while you are in town, we will let you know!
Our home is close to Alberta Street, Mississippi ave, the Sunday farmers market is 2 blocks away! There are multiple transit options within 2 blocks as well.
We are near great bars, fantastic dining, and a few great parks as well.
Pets allowed on a case by case basis. That said, Donut our dog is a bit bark these days. He is a rescue and is very proud. He is a small guy, and not mean, but sometimes he can be loud.
Cowbear our cat is 18 years old and loves to cuddle. But she doesn't like dogs that chase her, so if you have an animal you are bringing we will need to discuss.
We really look forward to having you in our home.
Emily, Adam, Cowbear, and Donut.
We recommend Lyft, and Trimet ( the bus system here)
Otherwise, there is a GREAT bike rental 3 blocks away called EVERYBODY BIKES. Highly recommended.
Other Things to Note
We have free street parking, and the neighborhood is nice and safe and easy to walk to many places.
We hope you treat our home with the care that you would treat your own place. We have rebuilt this place from the old bones of it's 1906 frame, and put lots of love into it.
If you cook, we hope you will clean up after yourself.
Otherwise, we want you to feel comfortable and at home in our home.
When you use the lockbox, we ask that you ALWAYS leave the key in the box after unlocking the door, as we sometimes use it as well.
Smoking is not allowed inside, but you can smoke on the front porch.
There is free street parking.
We are a Macrame teacher/Instagram lover/artist/creative director/foodie and a screenprinter/musician/sports fan/best friend/designer super thrilled to travel and host wonderful guests in our favorite place.
We are avid thrift-shoppers and have amazing luck when it comes to discovering treasures and parking spaces. With this special knack, we create beauty in our space, and consider the atmosphere to be a very important part of the day.
Recently our home was featured in the beautiful Japanese lifestyle magazine Ku:nel, and also on Portlandia. The home is also featured in a beautiful new book called THE NEW BOHEMIANS, which is on the NYT's best seller list! We are excited that our love of interior spaces has allowed us to create an intentional and plant filled space to host you.
Emily loves to cook, read, make art, eat at the best restaurants, get out into nature, and spend time with friends playing music, feasting, and enjoying the good life that the Northwest has to offer. She is pretty into Instagram and would love if you tag the photos of our house with @Emily_Katz and @Goldenruledesign, so we can see what you post! Also our home has a hashtag: #Woodboxpdx
Adam owns his own screenprinting business, he loves the outdoors, can school you on basketball trivia, and loves to eat as much as Emily loves to cook.
We look forward to hosting you and sharing our favorite places with you!