About This Listing
We'd love to have you as a guest in our renovated home in NE Portland located a short walk away from Alberta St., Williams St. and Mississippi St. The extra bike can be borrowed as well with a small security deposit to get the true Portland bike commuter experience. Enjoy the bounty of the garden while you stay, from the fruit trees, to the berry bushes, to whatever is ready for harvest in the garden beds. Also savor the fresh egg difference from the backyard chickens. Two Plum Park, just across the street, makes for great people watching from the porch, as well as the many bikes that go by on the main bike path of 7th. The room accommodates one person. If you are traveling in a pair please check out the apartment or ask me for other recommendations. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/269339
ABOUT THE HOUSE:
-3 Bedrooms (Yours has one full size bed, dresser, closet, South facing window with a view of downtown).
-Newly renovated 1910 Dutch Colonial
-Perfect location for vacationers interested in Alberta St., Mississippi St., and Williams St. areas.
-10-20 minute bike ride to downtown along easy to ride bike paths.
-Washer/Dryer in the basement
-Stays cool in the summer from the shade and natural breezes that run through the house. Gas heat and well insulated walls and windows from the renovation keep it cozy in the winter. (and the real wood burning fireplace warms the soul)
ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD/LOCATION:
Across from Two Plum Park
Alberta Arts Area
- Galleries, restaurants, bars, food carts, shops that are fun, ecclectic and regularly noted in travel guides.
- Last Thursday is held here. There's no better place to experience Portland culture than at this street fair where artists and street performers line the streets with the talents of Portland.
-Mississippi Studios has some of the best shows that come through town and has the best sound out of Portland venues. Its connected to an indoor and outdoor bar and restaurant that regularly has free shows and events
Williams St. Area
-Home to the 2010 best of Portland Restaurant winner, Tasty and Sons. Be prepared to wait 2 hours for brunch any day of the week if you arrive after 10AM.
-Bars, restaurants and shops
-A main NE Portland bike corridor
-New Seasons grocery store will open in Summer 2013. It's like a Portland marker that a neighborhood is a desirable place to be.
-Whole Foods (about 10 short blocks away)
-A variety of restaurants and shops
TRANSPORTATION & PARKING:
-Nearest bus stop is just 2 blocks away. And two more buses are just 4 blocks away.
-Easy to call a cab (Rose City Cab is in the neighborhood and is usually at my door in 5 minutes).
-SUPER easy to get to the house from the airport by Max, then the 6 bus and of course you can also take a taxi that will run about $25.
-If you have a car, there is plenty of street parking in front and around the house.
INCLUDED IN NIGHTLY RATE:
-Towels and linens
-No deposit (though if any damage is done you will be held responsible and by making a booking you hereby agree to this).
-WIFI, and all utilities.
-Eggs (as available from backyard hens), oatmeal and coffee are provided as well as full use of kitchen.
-The bike can be borrowed with a $200 deposit that is fully refundable. It it unsafe for anyone under 5'4" (depending on leg length).
**Please note that there is a one time only cleaning fee of $25 that covers the cost of cleaning the room after your stay.
CHECK IN/OUT TIMES:
Flexible except if there is another party either checking out on the same day you arrive, or checking in on the same day that you are departing. In which case the check in and out times are as follows:
-Check Out time is 11:00 am
-Check In time is 2:00 pm or later
Wifi, plenty of street parking, laundry, fresh chicken eggs, seasonal garden food, space in fridge and pantry.
Interaction with Guests
I interact as much or as little as guests seem to like. I've taken guests around town to events I'm headed to but also provide guests with privacy when that's what seems their preference.
The 6 on MLK is a couple of blocks away and takes you North and South. The 8 is nearby too and gets you downtown quickly. The 24 and 72 are nearby too. The 6 meets up with the Max for a ride to the airport or a number of other locations.
If you are driving, there's plenty of street parking and we're 5 minutes from I-5 and 10 to I-84.
No overnight guests please.
I stayed one whole month with Naomi in her cozy home in the wonderful neighborhood of Alberta, Portland. My room was cute and tidy, Naomi is a wonderful, open and very friendly person and I especially enjoyed biking around in Portland - being able to make all my ways with the bike that "comes with the room".
Alberta St is full of nice shops and cafés and just 5 bike minutes away. To go downtown it takes you app 20 minutes by bike (if you ride slowly like I do) - and there's a bike highway going directly towards it. So for me Naomi's house was directly in the right place.
Inside the house is everything you might wish for - including the lovely Nani (cat) and the chicken (in the backyard).
Portland is worth a visit (or more) and Naomi's house is definitely a good place to stay!
I will be back! ;-)
Staying with Naomi made my trip to Portland even better. Her home is comfortable and Naomi is the kind of person that makes the whole world a better place. I have told others to look into staying with her the next time they head out to visit our extended family and friends in Portland. It was sad to say Goodbye to her.
Naomi was a fantastic host! Her house is clean, comfortable, quiet, and extremely well situated. I am a private person by nature, but I felt very much at ease interacting with Naomi while coming and going as I pleased. It felt like home for the week I was there and it will for you too. Thanks Naomi!
I couldn't have imagined my airBnB stay going any better. Naomi is the best host I could have asked for. Her house really felt like a home. The bed was very comfortable. The neighborhood was hip yet low-key. Super bicycle friendly. Very easy to use public transportation. Charming house cat. Can't wait to stay there again.
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About the Host, Naomi
Portland, OR resident for 6 years. Have lived all around the country and abroad. Love having the spirit of travel in my home!
Professionally work to make environmentally and socially sustainable practices be economically sustainable.