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After driving 3000 miles I was so grateful to have a warm, peaceful, and inviting home to stay. Taizz was a great host along with her dog and kitty. I would recommend Taizz's home without a doubt. Taizz gave me a warm feeling the minute I met her . Hope to go back and enjoy the gardens in the yard!!
Wonderful place to stay in Portland. Taizz was a gracious host filled with information on the city. Easily accessible to downtown Portland Would highly recommend this for any travelers passing through. The description was accurate and as were all reviews.
My stay with Taizz was everything I hoped for.She made my solo trip to Portland both comfortable and welcoming. She answered every question she could and went out of her way to guide me in the right direction for both walking and riding the bus. The Misssissipi District was an easy walk for food and shopping, as well as the Alberta District and Downtown for busing. I knew I could have easily ridden a bike as well, and plan to do so next time.I can't thank her enough nor recommend any higher her lovely home..
I was accepted to a 2 month internship in the North West area and was looking for a safe, warm, clean, friendly and convenient place to stay. Taizz's home met all these requirements and more. I knew being in Portland from October to December, it would be wet and cold. One of the nicest things about returning home from work, was having a cozy place and a hot shower to come back to. There is a personal heater in the room so you can control the temperature to your liking and the bed is super comfy. I had 3 huge drawers/rollable clothes rack to store my clothes, a tiny desk/chair to work on, a full length mirror and a book shelf full of interesting books to read/flip through. Even with 3 people sharing the bathroom upstairs, there was never an issue. We were open to use the bathroom downstairs as well but I never had to. Taizz also has an amazing kitchen to cook in. We were given pantry and fridge space to store our own food. We were free to use her pots, pans, plates, utensils, spices, tupperware, etc. Public transportation (my primary method to get to work) was super convenient. The MAX Yellow line is only a 10 minute walk and the 35/72 Bus is a few minutes walk away...great for getting to work and exploring Portland! Taizz's dog and cat are really friendly and leave you alone for the most part. As for Taizz herself, she is wonderful, caring, funny, smart, generous and easy to talk to. Being a foodie and outdoor person myself, Taizz recommended plenty of yummy places to eat and fun places to explore. My positive experience working in Portland is largely due to having a great host/housemates and a great place to stay in.
Response from Taizz:
Lisa, I am so glad you chose this place to stay- you are always welcome here!
My experience during my stay was nothing short of amazing! I needed a place to stay for a two month internship, and Taizz's home was in a great location and had everything for me to be comfortable and worry free. I stayed in one of the coziest rooms I'd ever been in, could cook with ease in her lovely kitchen, and the entire house was always kept clean and inviting. Taizz is a wonderful host who was also so kind and accommodating in making sure I had everything I needed and was a delight to chat with and get to know. Her pets are also the sweetest!
I spent weekends exploring Portland with a fellow intern also staying with Taizz, and we had so much fun getting to know the city and eating our way around town--often from Taizz's expert suggestions. If you are looking for a true Portland experience be it for a short or long term stay, I can't imagine a better place to stay than Taizz's house! I miss it already and can't wait to come back.
I needed a place to transition from living in Portland to moving to Australia and was fortunate to be able to use airbnb for the service. Taizz lives in a great part of town. It's easy access to Alberta/Killingsworth stores and the Max line to town. It's a quiet neighbourhood and are a few restaurants within walking distance which is nice. The house is lovely and the garden, which I didn't make too much use of because of the weather. I enjoyed staying here.
Taizz was a welcoming and helpful host. She truly loves Portland and is happy to share advice on getting about the city. Her neighborhood is peaceful, safe and near public transportation, but also walking distance to a great coffee shop, and a few bars and eateries. The house is well kept and well stocked with filtered water, coffee, tea, bread for morning toast with butter or "house crack" (vanilla espresso almond butter, mmm). If you're lucky, you'll get to try some home brewed kombucha.
My last day there was the perfect fall day: cool, but wonderfully sunny. I took the opportunity to relax on the porch, soak up some sun and enjoy the view. Her yard truly is a lovely nature retreat - lush with foliage and brimming with beautiful birds and the occasional industrious squirrel. Stop for a break and enjoy the yard if you get a chance.
I look forward to staying here whenever I'm in Portland next. Thanks, Taizz!
Response from Taizz:
It was a pleasure hosting you- and am inspired to try salt block cooking after hearing about it from you !
I recognized that as Airbnb, nowhere else exists better than Taizz's place in Portland. She is always warm, kind, and good cooker. We felt like our home. Her place is super clean as usual. Leera(German Shepard) and the Boss(cat) welcomed us.
As a first-timer to both Airbnb and Portland, Taizz really made me feel welcome. She was a most gracious host, always ready with a drink or a snack or a story. In addition to her wonderful hospitality at her home, she provided me with a lot of information about things to do and see in the immediate surrounding area and gave me a good launching point to see the city from. I would recommend the experience to anyone. I feel like I got far more out of my Portland experience by staying with her than I would have gotten otherwise.
Taizz has such a kind and welcoming spirit which radiates throughout her entire home. As a guest, I felt completely safe and comfortable. I was staying only two nights for a music festival, but even in that short amount of time, it was evident that Taizz is truly an all-around good person with an abundant amount of wisdom to share! I really enjoyed intelligent conversations I had with her concerning the environment, animal rights, and other topics. I would absolutely recommend staying with this bright and lovely lady!