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Spacious, Comfy Basement Suite

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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With 1200 sq feet of downstairs space, you get your own bedroom, bathroom and large comfy TV room. The fenced-in double lot allows your furry kid to run free with no worries. Don't leave your dog at home when you visit Portland, stay with us! I'm one of few PDX AirBnB hosts that is fully short-term rental permitted, including passing a city inspection and have paid all fees to short-term rent.

The space

You get a spacious private bedroom, private bathroom and private living room area. Feel free to use the kitchen or laundry room and be sure to hook up to the free high-speed WiFi.

Your rented bedroom has a comfy queen bed with a remote for lifting your tired feet or propping your head/back to read in bed. It also has a wonderful massage feature. Cold sleeper? Your bed is equipped with a heated mattress pad. Crank up your side for warmth while your mate’s side can be off.

Your bedroom has a personal fan, heater and a white noise machine (we all struggle with "new noises" at unfamiliar places). Your bathroom has a complementary set of basic toiletries and a blow dryer is available for your use.

Your living room area has a large HDTV with surround sound entertainment. You even get your own microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, induction cooktop and mini-fridge to keep leftovers and your drinks cold!

Your basement suite is close to 1200 square feet in space! So much room!

The house has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, large open kitchen, dining area, front room TV area and a total of 2600 square feet of space. It is a newly remodeled house, which means a brand new 2012 house sits on a 1912 foundation. Everything is 2012 new: carpet, furnace, water heater, windows, toilets, paint, all appliances...OMG like everything. To my taller guests: the basement suite has typical 7' ceilings everywhere but the main TV room where ceilings are 6' 5".

The garage/workshop is a whopping 1200 square feet and can store your bikes. You can park your vehicle in the garage, as well. Fire up the five burner gas grill/smoker and eat outside on the patio.

I have an adorable, super laid back, doggy ambassador Black Lab named Podji and we would be happy to add your doggie kids to the mix. Our double lot (hard to find in PDX!) is completely fenced in and ready for your pet to run around! Your furry kid is welcome here!

Your host is a middle school administrator who could make you laugh with some very funny stories. Nothing beats working with tweeners and teens! Due to my job, I'm up and out of the house pretty early and gone all school days.

One of the weekend days will have me up early and out the door by 8am for an all day hike. I am usually around evenings.

I am gay-friendly and look forward to sharing this spacious, cozy home with you.

Interaction with guests

I very rarely go downstairs when I have guests. The space is yours and I respect your privacy. I like meeting my guests near the beginning of their stay, but don't need to interact throughout your time with me.

Come and go as you please! If you need anything, please come up and ask or text/call.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee $25
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price $69 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Nobody likes rules. The only two expectations is to have respectful guests and for you to enjoy your stay. I want you to feel at home and be comfortable. Leave your chaotic and crazy world behind and come enjoy Portland!!


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

178 Reviews

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Fang User Profile
September 2017
The place is just as described. We really enjoyed our stay here! I'd love to stay here again when back in Portland. Thank you for hosting us!

Mark User Profile
September 2017
Where to begin? First, if you've never been to Portland, or are not that familiar with the city, this is a a great place to stay. Lori has thought of everything, and I do mean everything. She has compiled an amazing guidebook which covers everything you'll need to know about Portland, the immediate neighborhood and her place. Second, if you're very familiar with Portland (like we are) you'll still want to stay here. Spacious, quiet and private? Check. Easy to access from major roads and airport? Check? Comfortable with all the amenities? Check. Wonderful host? Check. Amazing dog? Well, no... we kidnapped the dog. ;) Third, if you happen to drive to Portland, you can park in her garage, although there is nothing wrong or unsafe about the street parking. I could keep raving about how much we enjoyed staying with Lori & Podji, but when you read some of the other reviews, you'll get the idea.

Wahab User Profile
September 2017
A clean place in a quiet suburb with easy access to Portland. Lori was also a great host.

Pamela User Profile
September 2017
This being our first airbnb experience, I wasn't sure what to expect. Booking was smooth. Lori's check in instructions were simple, and we were greeted by Podji. Basement apartment access is right through the back door, so there is no door closing off the apartment, but that was never an issue as we were rarely aware of anyone else even being in the house! Podji came down to visit a couple times. She is quiet and very well behaved, just looking for some petting! Use of the garage was the key in choosing this place, as we have a car we didn't want to park on the street in an unfamiliar neighborhood. Public transportations is just a few blocks away, and Lori's guidebook is full of bus schedules and brochures for ideas around Portland. We stayed during the middle of the week. The only negative was a neighbor starting up his diesel vehicle about 6:30 each morning for work I presume, which was right outside the bedroom window at the head of the bed.

Mariana User Profile
August 2017
Lori was a wonderful host. She provided very clear instructions on how to check in and use any amenities provided. Her home was a very comfortable place to spend a night after a long day of enjoying all the Portland area has to offer. There was a lot of thought given to anything a guest may need. We stayed 4 nights and would definitely stay again if we travel to the area.

Brian User Profile
August 2017
This house is great! It's clean and quiet, the dog is super friendly, and it's within walking distance of some good food. What more could one ask for?

Lauren User Profile
August 2017
Staying with Lori and Podji was great. Lori was very organized and welcoming. Everything went smoothly. Since I have allergies and it is a basement suite I worried that it would smell musty, but it wasn't at all. It was super clean and well taken care of. Also, the basement suite was much bigger than I expected. The yard was great for my pups and Podji was a cutie. Also the garage parking was a great bonus, but there was ample street parking. I definitely recommend staying here!

Portland, Oregon, United StatesJoined in December 2012
Lori 'N Podji User ProfileLori 'N Podji is a superhost.

I purchased this amazing house the summer of 2012. It is a fabulous home and I am so excited to open it up to AirBnB friends. Hosting comes naturally as I have had many friends and family over. Now I want to meet new folks from across the river to across the country and beyond!

I enjoy traveling and prefer to stay with locals in my quest for adventures. I feel renting a room is a key way to keep the cost of traveling/ living abroad low, raise your level of security, have the amenities that allow you to live more self-sufficient and conveniently, have more personal privacy, all while becoming more embedded within the local community that you are visiting.

Lori is an avid hiker and has stood on the top of the highest peaks in the Pacific Northwest. She has tromped Oregon's entire Pacific Crest Trail (460 miles!) and is currently section hiking the PCTl thru Washington Cose to 125 miles tromped off! Lori has hiked most of the Columbia Gorge trails and a majority of the hikes in and around Mt. Hood.

Lori is an administrator at the middle school level. She is a recovering Physical Education/Health teacher of 13 years before moving up to administration. She absolutely loves her job and is excited to wake up every day knowing she is doing exactly what she is supposed to do.

I invite you to stay at my place and enjoy the city of Portland, as well as our great state of Oregon and all it has to offer.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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