About this listing
One room with queen size bed in a beautifully restored craftsmen house. Located in the Alberta Arts neighborhood you'll be walking distance from all the offerings of Alberta St., and a short bike ride to Mississippi and more.
Welcome to vintage Portland. This is an old house with old charm. and has been tastefully restored to retain all its original bungalow beauty. There is currently only one room available. It is fully furnished with a queen size bed. Enjoy the brilliantly tiled bathroom with generous shower head!
Located in the crux of three great neighborhoods, Concordia, Alberta, and Beaumont, you’ll be walking distance to the best natural food market in Portland, "New Seasons", a wellness center/spa, the venerable Kennedy School, Wilshire Park, all the shops, cafes, and restaurants on Alberta Street, and a new bike rental shop nearby. Also check out the Alberta Rose Theater for shows and events, just a few blocks away. The #70 bus line runs right in front of the house which takes you to the Rose Quarter, the #17 takes you downtown, as well as 2 other bus lines nearby. Also just a 15 minute drive to the airport! You’re free to hang out, or explore the surrounding area.
Your host, James, a landscape designer by trade, will be glad to give you advice on the best Portland has to offer. You’re also welcome to enjoy the vegetable garden in the backyard when in season.
Price Structure (depending on season)
1 Room - 1 Person ($59-65)
1 Room - 2 People ($69-75)
2 Rooms - 2 people ($89-99)
2 Rooms - 3 people ($99-109)
2 Rooms - 4 people ($109-120)
Whole House = inquire about price (depends on availability)
- There is an old mountain bike that is free to use while your visiting, just be nice to it. It's great for getting around the neighborhood, maybe not that great for cross-town jaunts.
- Stocked kitchen. Feel free to make a meal using any of cookware, utensils, spices, oils, sugar, etc., that I have to offer. Coffee and tea are provided.
There aren't really any areas off limits except my upstairs bedroom. The basement has become a bit cluttered due to some remodeling upstairs. Apologies!
Interaction with Guests
I am usually present while guests are staying. I have a busy and varied work schedule as a business owner, especially during the spring and summer. I love getting to know travelers from near and far.
The Alberta district offers everything a great neighborhood should: cafes, restaurants, bars, boutiques, art and more. I'm happy to offer tips and advice and my own personal favorites as well.
Yes, 3 bus lines all very near my house. Airport 15 minute drive.
Hi, it's James.
Welcome to my home. Just some info for your stay. Let me know at least a day or two in advance when you'll be coming in. Either text, email or call me, whatever's preferable. Also let me know when you'll be leaving....that always helps.
Please make yourself at home, make a pot of tea, and enjoy your stay!
Here are the house rules:
- No smoking in house.
- Check in before 10pm preferable, but flexible.
- If you're checking out after 3pm, please let me know in advance.
- Please don't flush anything besides toilet paper in the loo...(old house).
- Please clean up after yourself, especially in the kitchen.
- Easy street parking; No parking in the driveway please.
From May 1 - Sep 30, 2015 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
James' home is a comfortable space in a great part of town close to NE Alberta Arts District and the interesting cafes/bistros of NE Killingsworth. He's a helpful, welcoming host, who is happy to provide advice but also happy to let guests have time to themselves and privacy. This is the second time we've stayed here and we'd like to come back.
James was a great host. He was very friendly and wonderful to talk to. He suggested a lot of good places to visit and good bike routes which made our stay more pleasant
The house is in a great location and is filled with good style. The garden is amazing. We really enjoyed our stay !
The room was as described. The house was warm and nicely decorated. There were tons of restaurants and shops within walking distance, but we still rented bikes, which was great. James was flexible and shared things from his bountiful garden. This was a great neighborhood to be in. The only thing that was less than perfect was that we were there during a rare heat wave and the bedroom was a little stuffy even with the fan. But I think that's not common weather.
Great room in a very centrally located house. Alberta street close by has good restaurants and bar options. James is a very friendly and helpful host!
This was our second time staying with James and it was a great experience. We not only love the house and the location but also James good vibes. If you are thinking to visit Portland and want a real experience of what the city has to offer this is the right place to stay!
James' house is really comfortable and clean. Great kitchen. I felt at home there. (The garden is interesting too, for anyone interested in plants.) James is welcoming and a good source of information for local places to eat. The house is a short walk from Alberta St, which hosts food trucks, bars that sell $2 draft beer, cooperative farm stores and all the other things people come to Portland for. I'd recommend James' place to anyone visiting the city.
James was very friendly and accommodating. It's a nice house in a convenient area. James let me use his kitchen to cook, and he does have coffee! Also he let me use the laundry.
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About the Host, James
To say I'm fond of traveling, is to put it mildly, as I've had a wealth of chance encounters and spontaneous explorations to fill a lifetime, so as host I'm thrilled to get to return the favor, and provide guests and opportunity to explore a little piece of Portland.
I'm curious at heart, so if you would like to get to know me, please don't be shy. Don't worry, I won't be making myself apart of your itinerary. This is your trip....not mine.
Some things I like: All things design, horticulture, history, architecture, fine art, ceramics, food, cooking, philosophy, conversation, music, comedy, traveling, and most importantly....having fun.