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).
Good stay in Portland! Convenient to some great restaurants and bars... Bus stops are convenient, yellow max line is a 10 min walk. Lots of street parking.
House has lots of character and charm with creaky steps and finicky doors. Back patio and small yard for dogs was nice though wood steps get slippery with moisture. Our older dog learned to be quite careful after the first tumble.
Never met Phil in person, but was quick to respond when messaged. We were left in a well stocked/prepared house. Convenient in/out with key lockbox on porch.
Overall, a solid 8 out of 10. Not the best we've stayed at through AirBnB, but would certainly stay at again!
The house is well located, close to great eateries. Check in and out was simple, the host leaves a key in a lock box for you. We never met Phil, communication was minimal but he has set up his place so that it is possible: the house manual was clear and there were many guide books on Portland that he provides for you. So if you are wanting a simple stay this place will suffice, if you are wanting a lot of interaction and to meet new people, then perhaps it may not be.
What a great place to stay! The house was welcoming and well furnished, with lots of room and excellent amenities. We didn't use the kitchen much, as there are so many amazing restaurants, pubs, etc within walking distance. It was so quiet and restful, just what we needed to unwind for a few days. Would recommend this place to anyone travelling to Portland, and wanting an escape. Thanks to Phil for making everything so easy!
Arriving and staying at Phil's was very straightforward and easy. The house was clean and comfortable.
Wow! With the nasty spell of weather endured, coming back to Phil's house was a sanctuary, a true home away from home. Thank you so much! Eclectic, welcoming, and a first timers dream. True Portland at its finest and well worth a stay or two or three....I'll keep going back that's for sure.
Phil's place was so comfortable and warm, with everything we could possibly need available. We loved the neighborhood and it's proximity to the little Mecca of N. Mississippi Ave. which became our new favorite part of Portland. The house is spacious and inviting. We are planning on moving to Portland next year so we probably won't have a chance to stay there again but we will definitely recommend Phil's place for friends who come to stay!!
Phil's house is perfect and in a really fun area in Portland. I will definitely try to book and stay there again. Thanks Phil!
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