inner northeast charmer

House - Private room · NE Skidmore St, Portland, OR 97211, United States

The Space

Inner northeast charmer, built in 1908. Wifi. Newly refinished hardwood floors. Deck. Classic old Portland vibe. Copacetic quiet neighborhood. Quiet streets. The Alberta Arts District is nearby, as are the bars and clubs of N. Mississippi, and the art galleries and restaurants on North Williams. Two blocks walk to #6 Tri Met bus, which will take you to the Oregon convention Center, just 1.5 miles south. Located on one of the city's most bike-friendly streets.

The house is filled with books and with art from all over the world. I work as a journalist and have traveled to 25 or so countries for stories. ((email hidden)) It would be splendid to host other travelers and hear their stories.

--Washer and dryer, microwave, but no tV, Air conditioning, or dishwasher
--Ample street parking
--No cleaning fee - thanks for caring for my home and things as though they were your own

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 11:00 AM
Check Out: 2:00 PM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Bill is a friendly and helpful host. House is close to #6 and other bus stops, access to downtown is convenient. Also, close to N. Alberta St and United Bicycle School. Restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries and grocery stores ( New Seasons Market and Safeway) are in walking distance. Nice and clean neighbourhood. I would recommend.

    April 2014
  • This is a great place in a great neighborhood! Bill is a great guy and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. I was in Portland for a conference at the Oregon convention center and transportation to and from Bill's place was fast and easy.

    March 2014
  • Though I haven't met Bill in person, he was really gentle and helpful through email. I enjoyed a lot staying at his house. Though his neighborhood isn't just close to downtown, the number 6 bus is just around the corner and drive you quickly to center Portland.

    March 2014
  • Fantastic home in a great part of town. Bill was great - accommodating to the irregular hours of my stay.

    March 2014
  • Easy access, easy parking, and quiet. Bill's home is my go to place when staying in Portland.

    February 2014
  • Everything about Bill's place is easy - comfortable bed, plenty of private and shared space, and bathroom right across the hall from the bedroom. It was pretty cold in Portland when I arrived, and Bill provided me an additional space heater for my room. Bill is an early riser, and super easy to get along with. Loved the neighborhood. Great bars, restaurants, and coffee in walking distance on Mississippi Ave.

    February 2014
  • Bill was a wonderful host and his "inner northeast charmer" was every bit as charming as I'd hoped it would be. The place is positioned on a very quiet residential street, but an easy walk from two different areas of north east grooviosity (North Williams and the Alberta Arts District). I wasn't sure if Bill's place would be too far from the action when I booked it, and I can assure future guests that it's anything but. If you're looking for an affordable location, an accommodating host, and a slice of Portland life outside the downtown hubbub, then look no further.

    I should also say that Bill's a very interested and interesting guy, with a lot of fascinating stories from a life spent reporting on people and places off the beaten track.

    I look forward to staying with Bill again next time I'm in town.

    February 2014
  • Bill was great!! It was my first time in Portland. Bill definitely knows Portland at the back of his hand. I wandered around Portland a good chunk of the time, but if I ever didn't know where to go next, he had a good recommendation! cheers :)

    January 2014
  • The home is a very short walk to the number 6 bus, so it's an easy and convenient location to get to.

    It is also a short distance away from the Alberta Arts and the Industrial district (both are home to some very delicious restaurants). The 72 (located at MLK and Alberta) will take you into the Alberta Arts district and the 6 (located at MLK and Prescott) will take you to the industrial district.

    The house itself has very thin walls, so from my bed room I could hear every door opened and every step taken from all four corners of the home. If you're a light sleeper like me, remember to bring your ear plugs! Be warned that the host starts his day early and can be heard moving about.

    December 2013
  • Bill was a great host, friendly and easy to talk to. This was a great location for me which provided easy access to all the places I visited in Portland.

    November 2013
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