The house is located in the heart of the vibrant Alberta district. Starting 3 blocks away, there are great restaurants (including Podnah's Pit, 2011 restaurant of the year), coffee houses (like Random Order named one of America's Best Pie Spots by Food&Wine), brew pubs, shopping and entertainment. When you need to get downtown, it's only a 15min bike ride to the city center. Frequent-service bus lines (#6,#8,#72,#15) and a Zipcar station are 4 blocks away. (website hidden) street-smart, walkability rating for our house is an amazing 96! It describes our location as a Walker's Paradise.
The room has east and south facing windows with views of the lush side yard and front street. A queen size bed is tucked between 2 large windows. The room also has two custom-made nook closets, a refinished antique dresser, reading lamp, mirror and its own thermostat controlled heat. It shares a full bathroom across the hall and another full bathroom is available on the floor above.
You are welcome to enjoy the common areas of the house including the fully equipped kitchen with storage space available in the refrigerator and shelves--though some guests prefer taking advantage of the delicious food in the neighborhood. A comfortable, covered front porch with a couch and a large, covered, bamboo-wrapped back porch keep the sun and rain at bay. The house also has a dining room with large bay windows and a warm, inviting living room with a wood-burning pellet stove that runs during the heating season.
The house is usually comprised of a mix of short and long-term stay guests. I live in one of the rooms, though I am occasionally away traveling or on rock climbing trips. There are usually good opportunities to interact with other guests in the common areas of the house, but it also easy to find privacy. I've had some wonderful people stay here over the years and look forward to meeting many more.
As a guest you have private storage areas in the kitchen, refrigerator space, use of French-press, coffee maker, or espresso machine (we like coffee here). Also included are the use of the washer and dryer. We have a cleaner who keeps the kitchen, bathrooms, and floors, nice and tidy. The rooms and entire house have free high-speed, wireless internet, as well as a wired connection option in the living room.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$20 / night after the first guest|
|Weekly Price:||$275 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$875 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
This visit was more than I could have asked for! Originally I just needed a place to stop-over before driving on, but I discovered such a fun and rejuvenating environment that I stayed on for an extra night. Easily located near the I-5 and walking distance to great places to eat (including Tula's gluten free bakery) the location gives you a good feel of Portland. Also, the host is friendly, interesting and very easy to talk to. There are others renting in the house as well so there is a very communal vibe. I would stay here again. Enjoy!
Hi Airbnb communit! This was my first Airbnb experience and it was great. An objective review would say that Shane's place matches the pictures and description, the location is good. Alberta St is a lot of fun! I recommenend it!
Being a bit more subjective I could say that I felt at home suring my stay, made really good friends with Maggie (the dog), with the other house mates and Shane was an amazing guest!
Now I am back to my City but I miss Portland and Shane's house!
The house was located in a great location and Shane was a welcoming, flexible host. I had a short stay but enjoyed it nonetheless and his dog Maggie is a doll. Great place to stay if you want to explore Alberta street.
My and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! The room was clean and comfortable, and Shane was warm and welcoming! Plus a great location...what a great experience:)
My boyfriend and I were only there for one night but it was a pleasant one! Shane was awesome and super easy to talk to. It was a little chilly that day and he was so nice to bring us an extra blanket. We forgot to bring shampoo but there's even a "free box" with various bathroom supplies! Also, his dog maggie is the sweetest.
Despite our stay being short, it was comfortable and we felt very welcomed by Shane and his guests. This was also at a great location - a short walk to Alberta Street where there are lots of good eats:)
The room at Shane's place was perfect for a long weekend in Portland. The place is very clean and located near Alberta St, which had a ton of eateries and small shops. It was also very convenient for moving about the city. We didn't spend a ton of time inside since the weather was amazing, but I can say at night the street was unbelievable quiet and I slept well. Would highly recommend staying here.
The front room at Shane's place was perfect for a few nights in Portland. I was there on my own, without much of a plan, and Shane was a great help, providing maps, and tips on where to go.
I try to only book airbnb places with dogs since I can't have one at home, and Maggie could not have been better.
Shane was a great host! My trip was a tad last minute and I really appreciated how fast he corresponded with me to confirm my accommodation. It made my bus ride down to Portland all the more relaxing and exciting. I stayed at Shane's place for 3 nights and had three wonderful sleeps. The neighbourhood itself is on the quiet side which is nice. I always felt very safe coming home late at night on my own. The house was full with other guests who were also friendly and courteous. During my stay I never encountered any traffic jams in the shared spaces such as the kitchen and bathrooms. Just a short walk to Alberta Street and you have access to lots of funky little stores, places to eat and transit to Downtown Portland. Did someone scream for ice-cream? Well, lucky for you there's a delicious ice-cream parlour called Salt & Straw located just on Alberta Street...Mmm!!! The highlight of my stay would have to be Shane's four-legged friend, the lovely Maggie! It was such a treat to relax and play ball or frisbee with her during my stay. I'm a HUGE fan of canines, but even if you're not, Shane's really considerate and he will make sure that Maggie gives you your space. I would be more than happy to stay here again next time I'm in Portland and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Shane's place to others.
Shane was gone over the weekend, so we didn't get to meet him personally and communicated about getting into the house via text. We were given a quick tour by one of the other houseguests upon arrival and met three more people living there. Shane's house is located in a very quiet neighborhood, just a few blocks from Alberta Street. Our room was clean and decently sized for two people on a brief stay.
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful stay at Shane's during our weekend trip to Portland. Shane takes great care of the house. We felt very comfortable there and fell in love with his dog, Maggie. The location is perfect! Just a few steps from popular Alberta St. We stopped by the Community Cycling Centre (on Alberta St) to look for bike rentals. Unfortunately they don't rent bikes but they referred us to Dan Sloan (also in the NE) who has a mega fleet of bikes which he rents out at a great price. You need to call him though to set up an appointment (see (website hidden) for more details). Dan also has plenty of tips about Portland if you are new like we were :) Have a great stay and enjoy Portland!