We're just your basic mid-western helpful types. Sheryl's from Eugene, though of Minnesotan stock, and I came from Ohio to Oregon for school 15 years ago and stayed... meeting a wonderful, like-minded girl will do that. We're both artists – isn't everyone in Portland? (She writes, and I'm a visual artist.) We love, love the choice and quality of music, arts and food in Portland... but, given some free time, we generally head for the Gorge. (It is still odd to me to head East to go "out West" to the high desert!)
We've talked for years about running a B & B, and when we found out about airbnb, it seemed like a great way to start. We would really like to run a small old resort, frozen in the 50's– with mismatched everything, and wooden rowboats. We love our little community, and we can't believe our good fortune to have such great neighbors. There's so much talent and coolness on this street!
Oh, and my wife speaks the Deutsch, so I think you'd better talk to her about a reservation, if you don't speak English! (Wenn Sie nur Deutsch sprechen, bitte meiner Frau ueber Irhe Reservierung anreden.)