Cozy room with a single bed in a beautiful, single-unit apartment above a garage, built in the craftsman style of this historic neighborhood w/ a modern feel, beautiful natural light, exposed wooden beams, and French doors opening onto a balcony.
Cozy room with a single bed, in a beautiful, single-unit apartment above a garage, built in the craftsman style of this historic neighborhood with a modern feel and beautiful natural light. The living area has wood floors, exposed wood beams, and French doors opening onto a small balcony from the living space.
Livingroom, full kitchen, washer/dryer, outside dining spaces, back patio, etc. We have a small second living space in the loft that we like to reserve for our personal use (We both have very full schedules, as we work and are back in school, and we like to have that as a place to decompress when we want it). That being said, it’s by no means off limits. You are welcome to check out the space and utilize it as you like when we are out.
Interaction with Guests
We are happy to allow you space to do your own thing, but also enjoy meeting and socializing with good people. I have been a host via alternate websites for years, and am happy to give as many recommendations or suggestions for your time in Portland as you like. We are active people, enjoy exploring the live music happenings in the area, greatly appreciate good food/drink, and are eager to point people towards places and activities that show off our city. You are welcome and encouraged to make use of our kitchen and living room, but there is no obligation or expectation to share meals or activities.
We are located as central as it gets, right in between downtown and the handful of awesome east side commercial districts. You can walk downtown in 20 minutes. There are many restaurants and bars within walking distance, yet the house its self is a couple blocks off of the main street, nestled in a quiet residential area, and a 5 minute walk from several parks, and walking distance from Streetcar (which you can take for $1!) and the light-rail.
We are located 5 blocks away from the streetcar and light-rail lines, both of which go downtown (and directly to the airport, train station, and bus station). There are also a handful of bus lines that pass within several blocks.
Other Things to Note
I have a very sweet dog, who for the most part likes to hang out on her bed. She is well-trained and wouldn't dream of climbing on the couch or beds. When I am at work or out, she mostly naps.
We will email you our guest book after you make a reservation, which includes everything you need to know to make yourself at home (how to use the laundry, where everything is located, living space expectations, nearby grocery stores). There will be a printed copy in your room when you arrive. A few general rules are listed below:
• You are welcome to come and go as you like, but quiet after 10 pm to be respectful of neighbors.
• No smoking inside the home. If smoking occurs in non-designated areas, all security deposits will be subject to forfeit and owner has authority to evict tenants.
• SMOKING AREAS: The rental bedroom has a door opening onto a balcony, and there is a comfortable covered patio on the lower level.
• No walking inside unit with Bike Shoes, Muddy and/or Spiked Hiking Boots, or any Metal Sole Shoes that may scratch or harm the wooden floors.
• All debris and discards should be placed in appropriate receptacles.
• Clean up after yourself when using the kitchen, bathroom, and other shared spaces.
I had a great stay at Sara's home--it really is a charming space. I didn't arrive until after midnight, but she was very accommodating and let me know how I could get in. The room is small, but inside is a lofted bed so there is space underneath the bunk to hang out. There is one bathroom, but we didn't encounter any timing problems. Her house is a ten minute walk from the Lloyd Station MAX and a stone's throw away from restaurants, a supermarket and the mall (on Broadway). The neighborhood is very quiet and very safe. Amenities included free WiFi, access to the kitchen/living space as well as linens. She has a handsome dog named Charlie. He's big, but doesn't bite. I highly recommend this home and would stay here again if and when I'm in PDX.
My boyfriend and I live in Portland, where I was also born and raised. He is also a native Oregonian, hailing from Ashland. We are both avid travelers, but the Pacific Northwest is where my heart is! We have a small, beautiful home that feels a bit like a cross between a beach house and an enormous tree house. We love our place and enjoy sharing it.
We appreciate guests that make themselves at home, clean up after themselves, and generally treat our home with respect. I work full-time, so I don't have much free time on the weekdays to hang out and show you around. This doesn't mean you aren't welcome, just that you will have to be an independent traveler looking for a comfortable and welcoming "home base." (I am full of recommendations and suggestions, though!) If you arrive on the weekend or in the evening, I might be able to pick you up, but public transportation from the bus and train station to my house is very easy.
Duncan is currently in school, so quite common areas may be needed for studying.