As a host, I'm very low-key, and happy to welcome guests into my home.
If you haven't been to Portland before, i'd love to give you ideas for fun things to do/eat/drink!
Alisa's place was great. It was a great location super close to Mississippi and relatively close to Alberta. We booked the day we arrived, and Alisa had the place perfectly. She was really nice and helpful, suggesting good restaurants and bars in the area.
I'd happily stay here again.
We had a great time staying with Alisa and her place was very comfortable and right in the middle of the neighborhoods we wanted to explore. She made us right at home, welcoming us with local French press coffee and homemade coffee cake, gave us great directions and suggestions for places to eat and explore, and was available, yet gave us plenty of privacy. Of all we saw and did, relaxing in the shaded area in her backyard might have been the best part of the trip. Highly recommended!