About This Listing
Full Kitchen with everything you would need to prepare a meal if you decide to stay in. I don't use or have a microwave. There is a grocery store 4 blocks from my place if you feel like cooking a meal in the kitchen.
One bathroom with a shower and bathtub. Clean Towels and toiletries.
You will find a bright, clean, modern space with clean sheets, towels and a warm bed.
The bedroom has a comfortable NEW king sized memory foam mattress with a pillow top and bed, clean sheets and lots of comfy pillows, walk in closet and a desk with internet access.
There are a few short sets of stairs to get into the apartment building and no wheelchair access.
My place is walking distance to attractions, small movie theaters, bars, coffee shops, restaurants. A block away from the Hawthorne district and a few blocks away from cute shops, bars in the Belmont district.
There is only street parking.
A block away from public transportation and about 15 minutes away from downtown Portland. Or about a 30 minute walk to downtown.
Come stay in my modern, art filled, clean, comfy, bright apartment and enjoy your stay to the fullest.
The full space is yours. Bedroom, bathroom, Kitchen and Living and dining room. Also my outdoor space with two chairs and a small table with plants.
Interaction with Guests
Interaction is up to you. I won't always be able to come and meet you exchange the keys, but if you would like for me to stop by and say hi and answer any questions I will be there.
A lot of great places to shop, eat, drink coffee, explore the beautiful parks, people watch.
There is a bus within a few blocks walking distance.
No Smoking inside or on premises of the apartment.
Keys should be left in the apartment unless otherwise stated
Music and other noise should be kept to a minimum after 10pm and before 8:30 am.
No pets allowed. At All. Please do not allow visitors to bring their pets into the apartment either. No parties.
Lena was extremely accommodating and flexible with check in and out times. The apartment was comfortable and reasonably quiet despite of its proximity to Hawthorne. Lots of light too. Some of the furniture from the photos was missing—the desk in the bedroom and seating area near the windows in the living room. It got pretty hot in the afternoons if you didn't pull the blinds down but overall a good place to stay.
The place is clean, perfect size for a couple, and in a great location. Though we didn't meet Lena, she was a gracious host and always replied quickly to any questions we had. She even left us some great coffee as well as yogurt with granola and berries for breakfast. There isn't any a/c in the apartment and while that's not a problem in the evening, if you do plan to spend the afternoons in the apartment, it can get a bit hot. Since we were out most of the day that wasn't a problem.
My boyfriend and I had such a wonderful stay at Lena's apartment. The location is fantastic, we found a bike shop within a few blocks and rented bikes to explore the different neighborhoods of Portland while we were in town. Everything in the apartment made for a great stay for us, from the super-comfy California King bed to the fully stocked kitchen. Lena was very responsive to all messages and texts, and she was sweet enough to provide breakfast treats (including my boyfriend's favorite cereal and really excellent fresh granola.) Highly recommended-- thanks again, Lena!
I used to live in Portland, and I was excited to get a chance to be in SE Portland again, in the midst of great places to walk, eat, and shop. Lena's place provides all of this, and the place itself is so clean and comfortable and relaxing. Lena was so easy to deal with; she texted to make sure all the arrangements were in place, and she even left some yummy treats! A really great experience!!!
Our stay at Lena's place was fantastic! She is an absolutely exceptional host who makes you feel right at home. She was so warm, charming and easy to talk to that we quickly became friends. She drove us around Portland and showed us all the cool places, and we spent the weekend together with her and her fiancé - it was so much fun! Lena's apartment is very clean, spacious, with a lot of tasteful touches and nice design. The bedroom has a big and comfortable bed and a desk. The bathroom is clean and comfortable as well - it had everything we needed. In the morning Lena cooked breakfast for us that looked like a piece of art on our plates - she is a true kitchen magician! Not only we learned about Portland and local food, we also became good friends with Lena and Shey. Thank you so much for everything! We can't wait to host you guys in San Francisco!
We had a great stay at Lena's place! It was warm, charming and in a great location just a block off of Hawthorne. Lena was a great host. She was very responsive before we arrived and checkin was a breeze. She even left us a bottle of wine! I would definitely stay here again. Thanks Lena!
About the Host, Lena
A mom of two awesome kids. I'm a graphic designer and I work for Nike full time and I am also a private chef and I throw underground dinners at my place and serve amazing food and amazing wine. Enjoy outdoors. Good music and good company is always a great plus. Love to dance. Enjoys life to fullest.
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