Greetings from the Rose City! I'm a well-established and experienced airbnb host and a busy professional who thoroughly enjoys sharing my charming abode and making so many new connections with folks from all over the country and the world. I am a full-time working professional who maintains an active lifestyle. I enjoy both time alone and time with my guests sharing life stories and experiences, so I'm very adaptable to providing as much or as little contact as my guests might desire. In 2015, I'll be sharing my home with my 24-yr old daughter, who is pursuing a second degree, but my guest room and bath will still be available. (I disclose only because you may interact/cross paths with her during your visit.)
Like many Portlanders, I love the outdoors and most of my passions involve being outside, regardless of the weather. I am a year-round bike commuter to my job downtown (5 miles one-way), love to hike and garden in the warmer months, and snow-shoe and XC ski in the winter months. I am a music and movie lover as well. I am a native Oregonian who returned to the state 16 years ago after living for over 20 years in New Mexico and the Washington, D.C. area. My goal as a new host is to provide a comfortable, welcoming place for travelers who are just passing through Portland, those who like to stay and explore the city and nearby areas, and for visiting family members of other Portland residents. I believe my reviews attest to a very positive experience, so I hope that you are only a stranger to me until we change the chance to meet!