I will be out of town the following dates and you will have the place all to yourself:
Dear traveler...you can stay in your own private room in a cute little house in walking distance to Alberta Arts District hotspots. Amenities include tempur-pedic king size bed, garden veggie abundance, farmer's market, bicycles in all shapes and sizes (with locks and lights!), dog and cat love, nearby parks/bike paths, wifi, flat screen tv/dvd/Apple TV/Netflix, friendly neighborhood bars, farm to market restaurant and butcher shop, trendy shops, and a local roaster coffee shop.
Conveniently located just 10 minutes from the PDX airport and an easy 35 minute jaunt to downtown via the bus/max line. In addition to being walking distance to Alberta Arts district, it is easily accessible to the quaint Beaumont and Hollywood neighborhoods.
For dog lovers, there is a fenced in dog park directly across the street from my house at Meeker Technical School and my back yard is fenced in as well.
I leave town often...so I may or may not be around, but if I am...would be into making a meal or two. Very close to main public transit lines to take you all over town. My favorite neighborhood hotspots are New Seasons Market, Old Salt Deli and Restaurant, Miss Zumstein's Bakery and Coffee Shop with locally roasted Extracto Coffee (both just opened!), Common Grounds Wellness Center for hot tubs and saunas ((website hidden)) and the Kennedy School for more hot tubs, food, and movies. I have a collection of Portland and Oregon travel guide books and maps to help plan your adventures.
Whether it's an overnight stay or a month long sublet, you will find many amenities in one of the best neighborhoods in Portland.
My house is your house--you are welcome to share my home and take advantage of all the perks in the house.
Interaction with Guests
Our interactions will vary depending on my work schedule and travels. You might not see me for a couple days, or we could end up hanging out and having dinner together. I am really flexible and open to whatever interactions if I am around and not busy working.
The best part of the Alberta Arts district is the internationally recognized amazing food (it's a foodies paradise) and walkability of my neighborhood!
Yes--the number 75 & 72 bus are very close by! Just a block away. The 75 will take you to the max in the Hollywood district and you can make it downtown no problem in 25-30 minutes if you time it right.
Street or off street parking is available.
Other Things to Note
The bedroom is basically designed for sleeping and not much else. The bed is comfy and amazing, but you can't do somersaults in it! It's a small house. :)
I live in a quiet residential neighborhood, so mellow times after 11pm.
I would be happy to host a friendly and well-trained 4 legged dog traveler friend. There are many off leash dog parks in close vicinity to my house, including right across the street!
Your dog needs to be well behaved with adequate supervision--no jumping on furniture, digging in the yard...etc.
I am a light drinker, a beer or glass of wine or two here or there. If you like to get sloshed and come home drunk/wasted...this is not the air bnb house for you. I have had a couple air bnb guests with heavy drinking times and that is energy I prefer not to have in my personal space since we are sharing the house.
LGTBTQ friendly please.
Must like dogs and cats, or at least tolerate their presence.
No smoking on the premises.
It's a shoe free home...I am trying to maintain my hardwood floors as long as I can. I will provide slippers if you forgot to pack them. :)
I can't think of any other major rules. I hope you find my home a warm, cozy, and comforting space to return to from your days exploring the city.
I stayed w/ Debbie for 3 nights. Let me first say that you must be a pet/animal lover of you are going to stay here. Shed the cat is a total Love and a total Clingon! And Tiny the dog is a sweetie as well. I loved having them around and they were never a bother.
Debbie's place is small and quaint and exactly what I wanted. Located in a really cool neighborhood. A quick walk to the Alberta Arts District. Awesome street with no shortage of great restaurants, pubs and shops. After meandering down there it's easy to hop on the #8 bus right into downtown. There is also public transport close by Debbie's house as well.
Got to meet Debbie for a few minutes the last night as well. Very nice and very accommodating. I really enjoyed my stay there!
Debbies house was great awesome spot and super friendly cat. Was everything she said it would be and more. I had the place all to myself, a real quaint quiet place to recharge. Thanks Debbie
Staying at Debbie's was a very short but nice reprieve from a crazy busy time traveling to Germany. Even though we had a short night - her comfy bed and warm welcome reduced our stress. Debbie was especially friendly when I had to ring her door bell at 5:45am in the morning when we accidentally left some of our stuff in the house :o/ upon leaving to the air port. So sorry Debbie for waking you up!!! Was also nice to meet Tiny - what a sweet (big) dog. Brigitte & James
Debbie was a great host. Although we only got to see her once during our two night stay because we were out exploring all day, she was helpful throughout. The bed was amazing and the shower was nice and hot. Her dog and cat were pretty chill and friendly. She replied back to texts and questions in a timely matter which was great when your trip us pushed for time. Overall it was a great experience and stay.
The neighborhood is great and centrally located for everything we wanted to do. Debbie is gracious and accommodating. The room was as advertised. Excellent bed!
Couldn't recommend this place enough! It's clean, neat, and feels like home. As a new transplant to Portland, I feel so lucky to have had Debbie as my host for the first month in a new town. She made me feel so welcome and at ease and created a safe environment for me during a stressful time. Very easy to communicate with and accommodating. Thank you, Debbie!
Shout out to Shed and Tiny, her sweet cat and dog.
Debbie was very nice , room is as shown in the picture , nice first experience with abnb. Great Dinner recommendation, very helpful in my recent move to Portland .
I am really excited to host guests from Airbnb! I travel extensively stateside, but haven't had much of a chance to travel internationally lately. I have been the recipient of many a kind stranger providing me hospitality during my world travels and I am looking forward to offering the same to others.