About this listing
Located in the popular Mississippi/Williams neighborhood. You'll have the entire top floor of the house to yourself. This private space includes a bathroom, a large bedroom with queen size bed and TV, and a sitting room with chaise lounge and desk.
Portland, Oregon Short Term Rental Permit No.: 2014-255156-000-00-HO
Complimentary coffee, tea, yogurt and fruit in the kitchen and a selection of snacks in your rooms.
Please consider our top floor suite for your Portland visit. We live in a 2300 SF, very clean and well maintained two story home located in the heart of the Boise neighborhood (also known as Mississippi District or Williams Corridor). You'll have the entire top floor of the house to yourselves. This space includes a large bedroom, with queen size bed, closet space and TV. There is a separate sitting room outfitted with a chaise lounge and desk. Also located upstairs is your own bathroom. As you can read in our reviews, the space is very private with plenty of room to spread out and enjoy your stay in one of Portland's liveliest neighborhoods.
We love to talk to our guests and offer tips and suggestions. We're also happy to leave you alone if you prefer that. We really respect this is your trip to Portland and we want it to be the very best it can be. We'll do what we can to accommodate that.
The main level of the house includes a living room, dining room, kitchen and family room. We'll share this space and it's well laid out so, it's unlikely you'll feel crowded. We've also got a backyard with a deck, outdoor dining tables and seating. Please note that living with us are three adorable and well behaved mutts.
Williams Avenue with all it's restaurants and shops is two and a half blocks away; Mississippi Street is 5 blocks away. New Seasons grocery is a block away. Pretty much everything you need is within a 5 minute walk: shops, great food, live music, craft beer, bike lanes, mass transit, Car2Go, Uber and much more.
The main house which we'll be sharing has a livingroom, diningroom, kitchen and family room with cable TV and WIFI.
1. We live on the #4 bus line which means you'll have easy access to mass transit but you'll also hear the bus on the street. We don't feel it's all that noticeable; nothing more than the usual sounds of a city but if you're super sensitive to sound, this is not the place for you.
2. This house doesn't have central air-conditioning because in this climate, we don't think it is necessary. During the summer months, when we feel it's needed, we rely on window fans and small window AC units which do the job quite well as Portland evening temperatures generally drop enough to cool off the house. We've had the house insulated and a fan system attached to our furnace and as a result the house doesn't heat up drastically. Having said all that, if some atypical heat wave hits Portland it may get warm. Also, if the sound of fans and air-conditioners will keep you awake, you should consider this. We've never had any complaints but we want to give you full discloure as we want your trip to Portland to be the best it can be.
3. The neighborhood is gentrifying and is largely comprised of nicely maintained homes coupled with new construction. However, there are some properties that aren't so pretty - nothing dangerous just not picturesque and we want to be up front with this in case this sort of thing would bother you. We've never had any complaints and as you can see from the reviews, all of our guests love this area of town. Still, everyone has different tastes and if you need/prefer to be around perfectly maintained homes, this may not be a good fit for you.
Additionally, we have three lovable mutts who are indoor dogs. Our house is very clean and we have a whole house air filter system that keeps dust down but if indoor dogs aren't your thing, you won't want to stay at our house.
If you're good with an urban location check the place out. We really think you'll love it as much as our other guests have and you can't beat the location.
Large bedroom with queen size bed, sitting area and TV w/AppleTV.
Off street parking for one car.
Private fully fenced backyard with BBQ.
WIFI and cable with premium channels.
Well equipped kitchen.
Close to bike paths and mass transit.
Car2Go easily found nearby.
One full bathroom on upper level which you'll likely have to yourselves.
Please note this home does not have airconditioning (not usually an issue in this climate).
We like to great you and welcome you into your Portland "home". In the unlikely event we can't meet you, or if you lock yourself out, we do have a lockbox outside the home.
Interaction with Guests
The upstairs is all yours and if you're interested in the main floor dining room, kitchen, family room or backyard, you'll will be sharing that with two adults (us) and three dogs. We work during the week and are usually busy on the weekends. Additionally, if we're in the main house, we're likely in the kitchen and family room which are located at the very back of the house. We've also got a separate space in the basement we use as our bedroom. Long and short of this is that unless we happen to be in the entry way, you likely won't see us; you'll have a lot of privacy at this house. Having said all that, if you want to interact with us, you are very welcome and encouraged to do that. We're long time Portland residents and are happy to give you information and suggestions. Dianne especially loves getting to know everyone and offering tips to make them fall in love with Portland.
Our home is very clean and comfortable. Your bedroom and sitting room are on the top floor of the house along with the bathroom which you will have to yourself. The living room, diningroom, kitchen, and den are on the main floor. We have a large backyard deck great for enjoying some outdoor time. Our front porch is also suitable for hanging out and watching the world go by. Please note our street, while not super busy, but does have a fair amount of traffic as it's an access to the popular Mississippi Avenue. This bedroom is at the front of the house. The windows are double paned and filter out most of the noise and we've never received complaints from our guests. However, we do want to disclose this in the event you require absolute silence.
It's highly walkable with a great many shops, restaurants as well as a few live music venues.
The number 4, and 44 bus stop is one block away. The Overlook Max stop is about 3/4 of a mile to the west of our home and you can easily walk there. Uber, Zipcar and Car2Go are also readily available.
Other Things to Note
We do have three dogs and as you can see from our reviews, our home is very clean and the dogs are well behaved. Still, we understand that some people aren't interested in pets and so we want to be as upfront as possible about the fact dogs live here.
Check in after 2 pm and check out at noon. No house parties. No smoking. No overnight guests you haven't told us about. Please be considerate of our neighbors and watch the noise level while outdoors. If using the kitchen, please clean up after yourselves and replace any pantry/cupboard items you use a lot of. Recycle as much as possible. Reimburse us for any priced On Demand cable shows you watch. Please be respectful of our things and home - treat them as you would your own.
About the Host, Dianne
We are the stereotypical Portland, OR couple. We're arty, sporty and crafty. We've got birds on things and make our own beer (from our own hops) and ketchup (from our own tomatoes). We've got two dogs and some old Schwinn bikes. The only thing missing is the tattoos.