Bring your luggage in, close the door, and forget you're steps away from the hustle of Portlandia. You'll be right at home in your 952 sq. ft. PRIVATE daylight basement studio in close-in John's Landing. Easily walk/bike to the OHSU Aerial Tram and Orange Max Line/Street Car stop. Access multiple bus routes on Barbur, Corbett, or Macadam. Or take Car2Go--we're in the home zone. Multiple coffee shops, restaurants, trails and sportsbars within blocks of the property. We can't wait to host you!
You'll be staying in our 952 square foot basement daylight studio. Multiple windows and your own secured door ensure ample natural light during the day.
Recently converted and updated from a long-term rental, your unit boasts: a fully furnished kitchen (full size fridge, stove, microwave, coffee pot, pans, plates/bowls/cups, silverware, toaster, and basic spices), bathroom (plush towels, paper products, and hair dryer), dining area (high top table with four chairs expandable to eight), living space (50-inch HD Smart TV, couch with pull out queen size bed, reclining chair, end-tables, and bedroom area (king size bed, closet, iron/ironing board, and cabinet).
The closet across from the stove contains a stackable washer/dryer unit for washing up those dirties after a day exploring the endless trails (which you can access just a short walk from the house). We keep the laundry room stocked with detergent and dryer sheets.
The bathroom has a standard bathtub/shower, sink, toilet and storage shelves.
Walk down the driveway and around the house to find your secured access to the unit. You will be given a personalized code to access the keys in time for check in.
Interaction with guests
We love to greet guests personally and offer tips/information/guides. We're also content respecting your privacy. We're a text/call/knock away if you need us!
Other things to note
-Bring your ELECTRIC car! We'll be happy to share our level 2 fast charger with you.
-There are three grocery stores within a couple miles of the house: Fred Meyer (Kroger Inc. Brand), Hyvee (these first two are south on Barbur), and Zupans (a high end organic food chain) is a mile away on the corner of Macadam/Taylor's Ferry.
-Along with the conventional grocery stores, you'll be very close two of the best farmer's markets in the area. The Portland farmer's market is every weekend on the campus of Portland State University, and the Hillsdale market is held behind Wilson High school.
-If you want to get in on Portland's 700+ food carts, you'll have four easy options on this side of the river: there are two separate pods on the South Waterfront (one on the south end, closer to us; and a newer pod by the tram station, which keeps longer hours), you can head to the PSU pod, the Alder pod downtown--it's the largest in town with some 70+ carts, or the Hillsdale pod next to Wilson High School.
-The geography of Portland can be a little confusing. This might help: the Willamette river is the main east/west boundary; Burnside avenue is the north/south border. Portlanders talk a lot about the four quadrants (NW, SW, NE, SE). You may hear talk of "close-in" or "far east/far west" too. The relevant boundaries here are I-205 on the east--everything east of 205 is not "close in." On the west side things get a little interesting because 205 is not a symmetrical loop on both sides of the Willamette. Instead of 205, people seem to think that once you're past the Raleigh Hills neighborhood of Portland and are in Beaverton/Tigard/Tualatin you're "far out." Make of this what you will as long as you can find your way home.
Unfortunately due to allergies, absolutely no pets or smoking anywhere on the premises.
We respect everyone's rights, however as is our prerogative, we choose not to have arms and ammunition of any kind anywhere on our premises.
Please observe quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.
Report any damage, malfunction, or anything other than normal functioning of all components included with your rental to us as soon as possible.
We love and live in Portland, OR. One of us is an academic; the other is a licensed professional counselor. We love the outdoors, live jazz, and exploring the many wonderful culinary options available to us in Portland.