I am a City of Portland employee and while I am new to Airbnb, I have had great folks stay with me while they have either transitioned to a new home or spent several months here on business. An energetic black lab lives here too
I absolutely loved my stay at Terry's house! From the first contact she was so organized, on top of every detail, and quick to respond. The space was exactly as represented in the photographs - except the bathroom is actually bigger than the photograph might lead you to believe. I would describe the whole layout as charming, relaxed, and very well thought out. It's like having your own suite in a house. The secluded bedroom and bathroom really gave me a sense of privacy even though the house is shared. The space has everything you need including a well stocked bathroom and kitchen, cable TV, wireless internet, and laundry. It's 1 BLOCK away from Alberta Street's shops, coffee houses, bars, and restaurants. For me, the West Coast Fitness located a block and half away was a major perk. The lovable black labrador retriever is a sweet character in the house as well, but was never, ever a bother. However, Terry is the best perk of all! She's a great hostess - flexible, attentive yet casual, and dedicated to making the house work for you. She's also an excellent resource for those unfamiliar with the area - she really knows Portland and all it has to offer.