About This Listing
This is a great, cozy spot to live while you're in Portland; a comfortable home with all of Portland's charms easily accessible.
The house itself is a comfortable, restored 1910s bungalow: A very cozy bedroom, a well-stocked kitchen, a great dining room, and side as well as front porches. I bought the house five years ago, and have done an extensive remodel, adding French doors to the side porch, designed a very-usable and very-adorable kitchen (with up-to-date appliances), and updated the bathroom.
Dogs are absolutely welcome. Street parking is easy. A great landing spot while you are in town.
Sandwiched between two remarkable restaurant rows (N. Williams and N. Mississippi) the house is a couple minute walk from world-class restaurants, great breweries, a fantastic music venue and, really, just a top-notch sampling of Portland's best. The whole neighborhood has transformed over the past several years: Tasty & Son has been lauded for its brunches (although lines can be long at times), and the chefs at Lincoln (another restaurant just 2 minute walk away) recently won a James Beard award. My favorite new addition is Social Box, a swanky super-friendly bars (with my favorite new whiskey drinks).
There is a park a block away, and I-405 is convenient (a two minute drive), which pops you over to the city's west side really quickly; which makes both Forest Park, Burnside (i.e., Powells) and the Pearl District all accessible (five minute drive in normal traffic).
The home definitely was in a great location -- between two very cool little neighborhoods, and basically right on the bus line. It was plenty comfortable, though I would note that some basic amenities were missing, such as a coffee maker and hair dryer. Then again, the kitchen was fully stocked, and a washer/dryer were available, which was very nice. Phil always responded super quickly to my emails and text messages. When I alerted him about there not being a coffee maker, he told me where I could find the nearest coffee shop. There were ants in the bathroom, but Phil had warned that ants are a problem in Portland. It did not bother me, but might bother others. I would stay here again. Really great value.
Great spot! We really enjoyed staying at Phils place. He's very professional and responds quickly. He was also considerate when we had a near last minute cancellation due to a family matter. All up great value for so much space. The neighbourhood is excellent and arriving is a 5 minute straight shot off the I5. Will recommend to friends and stay again next time in PDX. thanks Phil.
Phil did an awesome job making sure I had everything I needed upfront. Key, checkin was very smooth. We had everything we needed. The place was great, as we expected it to be. I even accidentally left some stuff there after we left, and Phil was very accommodating in letting me head back and grab it. We loved the privacy of the place.
All in all, great host. Many could learn a lot from him.
Phil's house was in a great location of Portland, between two streets that are full of great food, drinks and shops. It was also a short Uber ride to downtown. The check-in process was super easy, and we had everything necessary for our stay. It was definitely a great deal!
I was in Portland for four nights for a conference at the convention center, and wanted something more comfortable than a hotel. Phil was great ahead of time, providing all the information I needed - promptly responded to a problem I had during the week (and a random question about whether he had a guitar I could borrow). I got a bad cold the day I arrived and it was a lifesaver to be able to go to a comfortable house and crawl in to bed. It is a comfortable old house, comfortable in a lived in old-house-creaky way. Shower great - tub looked awesome but didn't test it out. It was incredibly easy to get to the convention center by bus (.4 miles to the #4 bus, 10 minutes to convention center), and the neighborhood is great (Lardos - holy pig!!!). If you're looking for a modern sterile place this isn't for you. But a comfortable house in a great neighborhood for a great price - it's perfect. I'd come back.
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