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).
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.
I rented Phil's place for my dad, and he was very happy with it. And, personally, I was very impressed with the space and the value. I didn't get to meet Phil, but getting my dad settled was a breeze nevertheless -- the place was clean and bright, and had everything you could want. Plus, the Mississippi neighborhood is one of the best in the city. I'd definitely recommend this spot.
Phil's home is absolutely perfect. It's a very cozy and welcoming home. The neighborhood was great and has amazing food and bars. We loved our stay at his place in Portland and hope to be back soon!!
The house and location were great. Location is a nice neighborhood within walking distance of Mississippi Ave. House is a nice craftsman, love the décor and charm. Communication with Phil was great, quick and to the point, response time was great. Will be back the next time we're in Portland! :) Thanks again, dawn
It was a great location, a safe quiet area but convenient to downtown and to heading to the Pendleton factory! Thanks!
The location was even better than we anticipated. It was easy to find as were all of the great places to eat and drink within just a few blocks. The bed was super cozy and the kitchen had everything. Phil responds quickly to every email and text.
Fantastsic neighborhood, in walking distance to so many great shops and restaurants. The house was very relaxing. Very quiet, solid farmhouse feel, with a sweet bedroom window upstairs. Phil was very helpful and responsive. And our dogs loved walking in the area.
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