We loved our stay, the room was clean and comfortable and Brian was very nice and helpful. I would definitely recommend a stay at Brian's house.
All around a great experience, and an excellent value. Brian was a great host, and Lucy adds that je ne sai quoi to complete the feel of home. One block from a major bus line, 30 minutes (and $2.50) from the airport by transit. If it's available when I return to Portland, I'll stay there again!
My boyfriend and I were in Portland for the night, just looking for a low-key and cheap place to crash. Brian's place was perfect - we checked-in at 2PM while he was at work (just grabbed the key and let ourselves in) and came back around 10PM after exploring the city. The room is simple with a double bed, no frills, but is perfect for a travelling on a budget. Communication was prompt and clear.
I stayed Brian's house just one night. I was from Vancouver BC to Seattle and lastly Portland at that time. so totally exhausted. I arrived Amtrak Union station at 6 in the evening and it was quite dark out there with heavy rain. I couldn't figure out how to get to Brain's house. I texted him to give me a ride and he replied in a flash! kindly asked me where I am and when I got on the bus to his place finally, he said when you get here, let me know. I relieved and safely got his place although it was almost at night. The room is clean and comfy with bunch of shower towels and a free wifi. After taking a shower, I had a deep sleep. Next morning, he was going to give me a ride to PDX even it was saturday morning. With his help and concern, I got the airport right on time! Everything is cool. I really recommend him as your host when you're going to Portland. Thank you Brian! with door greeting handsome Lucy too!!(his greyhound dog)
I got a week at Brian's place for a friend of mine as a gift, as he was moving to Portland and needed a place to stay temporarily. My friend said that Brian is great and chill, and that the apartment is in a prime location. His experience was so good that he's going to extend his stay at Brian's place. Very reasonable price, too. Thanks Brian!
Quiet, clean, affordable basic accommodations - what's not to like? Brian is communicative and helpful, and Lucy is adorable.
The visit in Portland was really cool! The public transportation system is very cheap and in downtown there is a small area where you can ride the buses for free!
We also enjoyed the waterfalls along the columbia river ... it's very nice there.
The stay at Brians apartement was also really nice. It's very close to downtown Portland.
Brian is super friendly and awesome. He will try to provide whatever you need in the full course of your stay and I love the little tiny Greyhound he has.:D
Everything was as stated, great place for a very fair price, tons of movies and he gave me space to just sleep and hang out. Included free, new, packaged bar of soap and plenty of other toiletries were available although I didn't need them.