About This Listing
It really doesn't get any better than this! Come share this Garden of Eden in the North Portland Overlook neighborhood, walking distance to the up and coming Mississippi Arts District.
Located 3 blocks from a Max (Portland's street car) stop, a 15 minute ride into downtown [and the train station!] and 45 minute ride to the airport. Alternatively, on a major bike route with about a 15-20 minute ride into downtown (bike rentals available here!!). As well, by car, the house is a 10 minute drive to downtown and a 15 minute drive to the airport.
This home is an urban permaculture homestead; all of the landscaping is edible and organic with 9 beautiful chickens and one honey bee colony (they hang out in the back corner of the garden and without mention you wouldn't even know they were there!) As well, the neighborhood is surrounded in beautiful gardens. The interior of the home is being remodeled into an eco modern paradise utilizing all sustainable and non-toxic materials. Don't worry, I'm not currently working on any projects, there are just a few unfinished ones around the house! I am very environmentally conscious; recycle everything and compost, the electricity is sourced 100% from wind power through the service provider, as well, the gas heating comes from the Methane produced on dairy farms! Additionally as part of our house remodel I am updating the house to be as energy efficient as possible.
There are two rooms available to rent, so if this one isn't available check on the other! Both bedrooms have very comfortable queen sized beds and can hold a single cot (that we can provide) for a third person. The bedrooms are private, but we share a bathroom. : ) There is ample shared space throughout the house and you will have access to wireless internet.
Your stay includes a self serve organic breakfast of oatmeal, granola, yogurt, fruit, coffee and tea. Access to on-site laundry and gourmet farm fresh breakfast can be provided upon request for a nominal fee. I am a total foodie and excellent cook and buy only local, organic produce and pasture-fed meats. Depending on the season there may be fresh fruit and veggies from the garden available, as well as fresh eggs from the chickens! The fully stocked kitchen is available for you to prepare meals in if you so choose and New Seasons Market, Portland's local grocery store, is only two Max stops away or a 15 minute walk!
Enjoy a walk to the Mississippi Neighborhood where you'll find quaint coffee shops, fabulous boutiques, yoga studios, spa's, music venues and pubs. There are a number of amazing local restaurants nearby with your choice of Thai, Mexican, Italian, pizza and southern food to name a few, as well as a variety of gourmet food carts. And lets not forget another thing Portland is known for.... beer! Widmer Brewing is down the road as well as McMenamins (White Eagle) and lesser known Amnesia Brewing, Lucky Lab, Hopworks Urban Brewery and New Old Lompoc. You might also enjoy relaxing in the backyard garden here!
The house is shared with my loving miniature schnauzer Beau. He loves guests and likes to greet them when they arrive! I am pleased to meet new people - we can sit and chat, or just smile and say hi as you come and go. As well, I am happy to give advice on great ways to explore the area.
This house is super laid back, I really don't have any rules! I just ask that you be respectful of others using the space as far as volume of noise is concerned. You can come and go as you please (no worries on late night arrivals as long as you are quiet if arriving in late!)
Great place to stay! Both girls are lovely and accommodating, the bed is super comfortable and the dogs are just too cute. The atmosphere is really laid back which is great, made us feel really comfortable from the start
The house we stayed at was extremely unique. It was even cooler than the listing! The living room smelled like fragrant essential oils. The area was fantastic. It's very close to the bus and rail stops, so getting around is quite easy. The area was close enough to downtown, and has the quietness of suburbia.
I loved the house. It was a very relaxing atmosphere. The bed was amazing, I received such solid sleep. The girls were so kind and hospitable. It's also super easy to get around with the train just being a 6 minute walk around the corner. If I am ever needing a place to spend the night in Portland in my travels, I will not bat an eye at booking another stay at this very homey house.
Had a wonderful few nights at Joelle's. The location is fantastic (close to the streetcar) and so are the people + dogs!
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About the Host, Joelle
I am a self proclaimed foodie who is crazy about sustainability! An eco interior designer, permaculture designer and feng shui professional with a background in marketing. Certified organic gardener who loves to cook local fresh healthy organic meals! Beau is my well behaved 9 year old miniature schnauzer. We love having guests over and sharing our super fun urban farm world!