About This Listing
Cute little back yard "granny flat" cottage located near Mt Tabor park in very desirable neighborhood! The cottage is "Portland Style" construction with excellent insulation (R30), new windows, etc.. Great host, free internet, parking, furnished living space that is quite private.. I absolutely love to cook (growing up my parents owned a restaurant), and a made to order hot breakfast is included! Menu items range from hot breakfast panini sandwiches, homemade biscuits, Lisa's secret-recipe-fried potatoes, and much more!
The cottage contains an upstairs bedroom & sitting area. Note: There are stairs, so please take that into account if you have joint pain, etc... The full size mattress is new and comfortable. Downstairs there is a small kitchen with stove, microwave and under the counter fridge. Also downstairs is a full bath with ceramic tile shower. Coffee maker and freshly ground coffee provided in the cottage. Guests are welcome to use washer/dryer in main house
Guests have use of the back yard with fruit trees, fire pit in the center, and some berries when in season.
Just down the street there is a community built outdoor pizza oven made of tile and cob. Also there is a covered cob bench. We built these for public use and community gathering. Also the cottage is within walking distance of Division street shops, Pizzicato pizza, and many food carts including the much loved "Los Gorditos" food cart which was written up in Bon Apetit magazine.
The # 4 bus is just a block and a half away, which can take passengers west directly downtown or east toward the Max line (Portland's light rail).
1) If you have a pet, PLEASE be sure it has been treated within the last 10 days with"Advantage" flea treatment!!! This is important, thank you very much for your understanding. Also clean up after pets in yard, as needed .
2) We have awesome neighbors and have never had any difficulties with them with street parking, but as a courtesy to them, we ask that cottage guests please park in our driveway or in front of our house (not in front of neighbor's houses) thank you!!!!
2) Of course, only smoke outdoors, and dispose of cigarettes properly, thanks!
The cottage was cozy and just perfect for our stay in Portland! Lisa and her husband were warm and welcoming, and the neighborhood was quiet and fun to walk around. Lisa makes a delicious breakfast, and I highly recommend the granola and potatoes! We really enjoyed our stay here.
I drove in very late from a wedding in Bend Oregon so Lisa was already asleep when I arrived but she had everything read for my family. She made us the most incredible breakfast on the 2 mornings we were there and gave us great advice on what to do/see in portland. Awesome experience!
Lisa is a fantastic host and the cottage made for a wonderful trip to Portland. The space was clean, well appointed, and comfortable, with the home-cooked breakfasts a well-appreciated bonus. The location of the cottage was great, located in a quiet neighborhood that was still convenient for getting to shopping and eating places (my girlfriend and I brought bikes, and found the streets around the neighborhood really easy to navigate on two wheels).
Only word of warning might be that the stairs leading to the upstairs sleeping area are on the steep side, so if you're not comfortable with tall stairs this might not be the best match. But if you're looking for a great place to stay and get a taste of the tiny house style, I highly recommend the south tabor cottage. I'll certainly be staying again if I find myself in Portland again!
PS: Lisa make a mean green salsa, super delicious!
The Tabor Cottage is extremely beautiful while Lisa is wonderfully friendly and welcoming. It was an awesome surprise to get breakfast included as not many if any do and Lisa is a fantastic cook. Perfect for a quiet getaway while still being close to everything we needed.
Had a great time at this little Tabor cottage. Lisa is accommodating and friendly. The bed was comfy and warm on a cool, gray Portland weekend. We loved it, and would recommend it to anyone!
It was a lovely experience and I wish we could have stayed longer!! Such a beautiful little cottage and Lisa was a great host.
About the Host, Lisa
I am a retired clinical social worker (I worked for 15 years in local hospitals) and live with my husband Tom (who is an RN), and foster son (one of thousands of kids who fled the violence in Central America- seeking asylum here) in the South Tabor neighborhood of Portland. Tom and I met two decades ago while attending the University of Puerto Rico, and we love traveling, as well as opening up our backyard cottage & meeting new people! Tom lived all over the world as a kid (Nigeria, Puerto Rico) as did I (I went to junior high in Nairobi, Kenya). I am from the Willamette Valley (wine country) in Oregon and can point you to various activities that only locals know about .... For example the twice annual wine bottling party in McMinnville, organized by Linfield College professors & neighbors up on "High Heaven Rd" where you can get 20.00+/bottle wine for only 5 dollars per bottle (if you come bottle it yourself). It takes place in the Spring and the Fall, & is not advertised anywhere & not open to general public except guests of locals (such as myself) are welcome! You may come as my guest if you are interested! Also, there are some great walking trails - a couple of my favorites are walking on nearby Mt. Tabor park with views of the whole city. I also enjoy the trail next to the Columbia River. There are also plenty of fantastic places to eat in Portland I am happy to share with folks, that many Portlanders flock to & are not in the tourist guidebooks! I love to cook and enjoy carrying out a hot breakfast try to you in the morning. My parents used to own a restaurant. Some people do yoga to relax, I cook write & paint to relax, LOVE it!!!