About this listing
A Tuft & Needle mattress surrounded by my own art makes this space comfortable and unique. Access to kitchen, bathroom, and the living room! The location is absolutely prime. Very close to Northwest, Downtown, East Side, and more! Ask if you have any questions. Thanks!
This building was built in 1912 and retains that charm. Many of my friends and coworkers state that the location is absolutely perfect due to the close proximity to everything that makes Portland stand out: Northwest District, Downtown, the inner East Side, and the amazing transportation system.
The wood floors, south-facing windows, and large counter space are my favorite features of this apartment. This apartment is the most renovated and updated in the entire building, too!
An Apple TV, Xbox 360, 42" Samsung TV, Nintendo 64, and Netflix will be available for your entertainment during your stay. :)
A queen-sized Tuft and Needle mattress in the bedroom and, in the living room, a sofa bed measuring 46" in length and 74" in width when opened.
The kitchen has all of the items you would need because I enjoy cooking very much. I also have two cookbooks available; one is for Breakfast ("Breakfast") and the other is for vegetarian meals ("Plenty More").
I like the minimalist style, but I want people to feel comfortable in my home. I do my best to mix the two. I have art around the house that I drew. I have blankets and tea, too.
Listing is not child-proof. Children 8+ welcome.
Guests have access to the whole home.
The cupboards above the oven and above the sink are yours to use. There are many dry goods in those for you to use during your stay, too.
Some areas I ask guests to respect are personal areas such as my bedroom closet and drawers of my desks.
Other than that, please enjoy the home like I do.
Interaction with guests
I am available at all times to assist my guests. Please call anytime with emergencies. I will be sleeping in the living room, too.
THE KEY: You'll be given a set of keys for the main door of the building and the unit itself.
PLEASE READ: To open the main door of the building, insert the larger key into the key hole, turn the key to the left or right, pull out on the door handle, hold the door open, and then remove the key from the lock. If you attempt to open the door with the key turned in the handle, it WILL damage the building's main door.
The NW area is a thriving hub for culture and history in Portland. There are many great restaurants around town. Just send me a message if you would like any help.
Fred Meyer less than a block away.
Trader Joe's a five minute walk away.
Bartini next to Trader Joe's
Coffeehouse Northwest right down stairs
Providence Park (Timbers stadium) less than a two minute walk away.
Wells Fargo right across the street.
McDonald's open very late a block away.
Favorite Happy Hours:
Jake's Crawfish/Jake's Grill
NW 23rd Ave: This major shopping street is lined with swanky clothing boutiques and other upscale retail, mixed with cafes and restaurants. This area is also known as Uptown (particularly its southern end near W Burnside St.) and includes Nob Hill (centered on NW 23rd Ave. and NW Lovejoy St.).
NW 21st Ave: The neighborhood’s other main commercial district is a dining and entertainment destination, with popular restaurants, an independent film theater, and numerous bars, pubs, and nightclubs.
Thai Peacock is an amazing Thai food restaurant near Powell's Books. Luc Lac is near Pioneer Place Mall and the Waterfront, which is a large park right next to the Willamette River.
If you wanted to get something sweet, I recommend visiting any café in the morning/afternoon or going to Ruby Jewel Ice Cream, which is right next to Bamboo Sushi. There's also a Blue Star Donuts, which is another great dessert shop.
if you want a fantastic Happy Hour, go to Jake's Grill OR Jake's Crawfish. Same company, but different specialities.
If you want an amazing drink, go to Pepe Le Moko, Clyde Common, Kask, Tasty & Alder, Mou Mou's, Bartini (not fantastic, but very cheap martinis during happy hour), or visit the Liquor Store on Belmont Street (yes, it's a bar, trust me).
If you would like to purchase groceries, there's a Fred Meyer right next door and a Trader Joe's a five minute walk away! Woo!
Let me know if you'd like anything!
98 WALK SCORE! This location is very, very convenient for all of your needs!
Bus lines #20 and #15 have stops a block away. The Red and Blue lines (going East and West) are less than a five minute walk south at the Providence Park station.
Search the App Store for "PDX Bus" to get the official Trimet app. There's a separate app for the mobile tickets. You can purchase tickets on your phone by inputting your credit card number.
Car2Go's are everywhere in downtown and reach far into the Portland area.
Lyft/Uber are available too!
Other things to note
Host sleeps in living room between 11 PM and 8 AM.
I hope you enjoy the space!
Not many rules. Mainly, just treat my home as you would your own. here are some things I like to mention, though:
-No cigarette smoking or drugs in the house.
-All other recreational and legal forms of smoking should be done outside.
-Quiet times between 10 P.M. and 9 A.M.
-Please inform me if any pets are accompanying you on your stay.
-This is an odd one, but please refrain from opening the windows for long periods of time due to the debris from the street below entering into the home.
-Please do not leave open flames unattended.
To sum myself up in three words, I would say "adventurous", "positive", and "passionate" best fit the bill.
My name is Mazen. I was born in Homs, Syria, a major trading city on the west side of Syria, near Lebanon. In 1997, at the age of four, my mother and I moved to Portland. After two months of living with a relative, we got our first apartment on 30th and Belmont. There, we settled in for a short while before moving out toward SE Portland.
By the time I started first grade, my mother and I found a great apartment near SE Portland. There, we stayed for nearly 17 years before my mother re-married and moved out and I settled into a condominium in downtown Portland, where I currently reside. In my life,
I've traveled to Jordan, Lebanon, countless cities in Syria, southern Turkey, Amsterdam, San Francisco, and, most commonly, Seattle. I laugh when I share my list of travels as I have never been Vancouver, Washington (a mere fifteen minute drive from Portland), Bend (a three hour drive), or Eugene (another three hour drive). There are many places in the world that I wish to travel to. The top on my list include Ireland, Germany, and Norway.
I finished a trip through Iceland, Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin in September of 2016. I have always wanted to travel to Germany because I took four years of German language courses in high school and two terms in college. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and am excited to (maybe) move to Amsterdam in the future.
When I travel, I travel light. One suitcase is what I limit myself to. I leave a little space for gifts and souvenirs I know I will bring back. It is almost embarrassing how much of my travel expenses go toward food. On my five-day, four-night trip to San Francisco, I flew back home with a brain full of awesome memories... and a keychain with a decorative Golden gate Bridge image printed on it that I found in a restaurant. The rest was spent on amazing food.
Life is about the journey. It is not about where you end up.