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
Fantastic home in a great part of town. Bill was great - accommodating to the irregular hours of my stay.
Easy access, easy parking, and quiet. Bill's home is my go to place when staying in Portland.
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
As a first-time airbnb user I couldn't ask for a more accommodating and gracious host. Bill was always available to answer questions and help me navigate my way in a new town! I highly recommend him as a host and suggest you read the biff series, a zine he published w/ his daughter!
Bill was super nice and very accommodating! Good location, right next to Alberta and Misissipi
I had a nice stay in Portland. Bill was very laid back with my late night schedule!