You're not a guest, you're family!
Cozy North Portland bedroom ; shared bathroom
Easy access to freeway, public transit, downtown; close to PCC Cascade, U of P, Adidas HQ and Swan Island
Breakfast daily; super southern cook
Additional meals for $5/person/meal
Bicycles available for rent
Includes HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, wi-fi.
Heating/Air conditioning, with a thermostat for each room.
Includes breakfast by Katy, an excellent southern cook.
Sunday brunch includes quiche, fruit salad and mimosas.
If you would like other meals, $5/person/meal. We happily cater to special dietary concerns, provided we have enough notice.
We are very health-minded, and our meals reflect that, featuring Katy's healthy cheesecakes and John's fruit salad.
Katy can even be talked into fixing a picnic for a day at the coast.
When your stay with us is finished, we'll provide a care package of homemade cookies to help you while you travel.
A perfect room for one or two travelers in our Arbor Lodge home.
There's a grill and outdoor eating spaces as well.
We are environmentally friendly. We have a solar water heater, and 100% of the power we use comes from renewable sources. We encourage our guests to recycle whenever possible, and throw food scraps in the compost bin.
Our home is comfortable and clean and when you stay here you have access to the entire house. We are conveniently located to many trendy neighborhoods in Portland. Public transportation (bus lines and Portland's Max line) is a few minutes walk from the house. There are bicycle pathways all around us and, if you are driving, easy access to the freeway and within minutes of downtown Portland.
The Mississippi and Alberta Arts districts are within easy access, as are many wonderful restaurants and events. Hiking, skiing , the Oregon coast are all within 90 minutes of our home. I have lived in Portland for over 30 years , and can help you with the many recreational choices available to you. We are also very helpful with restaurants, wine country ideas, museum and shopping choices. We love Portland and would be happy to help you have the best time you can while you are here.
Please tell me a little bit about yourself when you make a reservation or inquiry - where you're coming from, purpose of your visit, your interests, etc.
Let me know if you have questions about anything at all: about us, our home, Portland or Airbnb in general.
Private bedroom (queen bed, bamboo or Egyptian cotton sheets), shared living & dining rooms, kitchen, deck, back yard.
Optional extra: occasional cat on your bed
Interaction with guests
Katy will interact a great deal. John is usually out playing sports (softball, volleyball, ping-pong) or cribbage, so is not around as much.
But when John is here, if you'd like to play a card game or board game, he's in!
Other things to note
City of Portland Permit # 17-163302-000-00-HO
What some guests dislike: We are 420 friendly. If marijuana offends you, please book somewhere else.
Steep driveway, steps, 2-story house, so those with mobility problems may have issues.
House is 90 years old, so is impossible to make look spotless, but we do our best.
Portland offers tax-free shopping, more craft breweries than anywhere else on earth and an acclaimed dining scene.
3 golf courses within 4 miles of us: Heron Lakes (public), Columbia Edgewater and Riverside Country Clubs (private)
Upcoming events in the area:
10/11 - 10/14: Fasionxt
10/11 - 10/15: All Jane Comedy Fest
10/12 - 10/16: Portland Tango Festival
10/13 - 10/15: Hood River Valley Harvest Fest
10/14 - 10/15: Portland VegFest
10/14 - 05/20: Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA
10/21 - 10/21: West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta
10/20 - 10/29: Killer Beer Week
10/28 - 10/28: Thrill the World Portland
10/28 - 10/29: Halloween at the Zoo
10/28 - 10/29: Christine Palmer Antique Shows
10/30 - 11/05: Portland Film Festival
11/01 - 11/05: All Together Festival
11/01 - 11/05: Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival
11/09 - 11/09: My People’s Market
11/15 - 11/15: The Hip-Hop Nutcrack(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN): Wine Country Thanksgiving
11/24 - 12/30: Christmas Festival of Lights
11/23 - 11/26: Phil Knight Invitational (PK(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN): Holiday Ale Festival
01/18 - 01/28: Fertile Ground Festival
No indoor tobacco use.
No late-night rowdies.
Be kind to our cats.
10 pm quiet time for outdoor areas
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John - retired homeowner, environmentalist; bicycle, softball, volleyball, ping-pong, board games, card games, sci fi/fantasy.
Katy - live-in cook/cleaner/house manager
Life motto: Be positive!