This room is in the sweetest-ever central location to explore enchanting Portland.
You’ll delight in its awesome, natural TV-free ambience, outdoor spaces, eco- and vegan-friendliness, and easy access to bike lanes and bus.
1/2 block from Alberta Street, with a max capacity of 2 guests, it is close to the Convention Center, downtown, Forest Park, Bye and Bye, Vendetta Bar, Back to Eden Bakery Café, Vita Café, Williams Avenue, Mississippi Avenue, and Everybody's Bike Rentals & Tours.
A Quiet Place
This paradise of an uncluttered second floor room is fully furnished with a brand new queen size eco-friendly, non-allergenic mattress that is both firm and yielding, under a plush organic cotton topper and organic sheets, pillow cases, blanket, and duvet. The mattress is also fully zipped up inside a waterproof protector against bed bugs, dust mites, and spills. In the room is a desk, easy chair, and high speed internet access.
The room looks out over the back, catches the sun as it first rises in the morning, and is super quiet and peaceful. It is livened by a non-toxic, subtle peachy paint color that will leave you feeling you like you are part of the sun. Original colorful photography and artwork add to the quiet ambience. More of the same eco-friendly, cheery uncluttered qualities pervade throughout the home.
Next door to this Quiet Place room is the Serenity Space room. While the Serenity Space is cooling and provides a sense of respite and elevation, Quiet Place is warm, earthy, soft and centering in tone, and it is suitable as a retreat for 1or 2 people after a day exploring the city and region.
The bathroom has an historic clawfoot tub with a shower and is shared by both of these guest rooms and by me, the host, from my bedroom, which is on the same floor.
Kindly Be Aware: This is a vegan home. You are more than welcome to stay here whether you are vegan or not, but to be the best host I can, I will need to know that you are comfortable with not bringing any animal foods (meat, fish, eggs, or dairy) onto the premises. Please ask if you have any questions or concerns about this! :)
The house is a beautiful 1909 foursquare style with large front porch and it's nicely appointed with bright warm colors, quality furniture, high ceilings, and updated kitchen with gas stove. You are welcome to enjoy my living room, dining room, kitchen, covered front porch and amazing back stone patio.
If you are like most visitors to Portland, you will be catching your first and last meals of the day in Portland’s vast abundance of food carts, cafes, restaurants and pubs. But the kitchen is available for you to prepare a light meal, and it is stocked for you with free organic fair trade coffee and tea purchased from the local cooperative grocery.
Interaction with guests
With the house’s spacious yet intimate common areas, guests and hosts will have plenty of opportunity to chat, exchange travel stories and tips, or enjoy time alone.
If the mood strikes and timing feels right, host and guests just might find themselves collaborating in whipping up a sumptuous vegan repast to share.
Occasionally, if the circumstance is appropriate, I will have a mellow gathering out back or inside with friends, and you will likely be welcome to join in, if you like.
You are probably opting to stay in a home you share with the host in order to enjoy some laid-back interaction with locals. At the same time, I completely respect your need for down time and privacy, as I have the same need. And of course, your guest room is your private oasis and personal relaxing space.
Other things to note
Keeping in touch with me around your arrival times and departures will allow me to great you upon arrival, hand you the key, and otherwise plan for you. If you’re coming from another country, getting international texting or calling on your phone will make it easier for you to get ahold of me if/when needed.
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- For everyone’s safety and consideration, this home is open only to those guests who have booked. If it turns out you have an extra friend or relative you want to stay with you, you can submit a change request for it through Your Trips.
- Guest ID: If a guest doesn't have their government-issued ID submitted to airbnb, as a safety precaution, I will ask to see and photocopy it upon check-in.
- Vegan Home: Guests are asked to not bring any animal foods (eggs, meat, fish, or dairy) to the home.
- Fire Safety: no lighting of candles, incense, sage, etc.
- NO Tobacco Smokers: For everyone’s comfort, and for those who are super-sensitive to the smell of tobacco smoke, absolutely no smoking of tobacco is allowed anywhere on the property at any time, either inside or outside, or at the curbside. If, as a result of you smoking, the house retains a smell of tobacco smoke that permeates the air, furniture, drapes, or etc., you agree to pay me the cost of a smoke-smell removal service (of my choosing).
- Shoe-Free Areas: A “No Shoes” policy inside the house beyond the front hall ensures that the floors and rugs stay squeaky clean for guests’ enjoyment. If you bring any shoes inside, they may be taken into your guest room for storage, but first please inspect them for dirt, debris, or animal feces and wash thoroughly first. Bringing slippers or cozy socks may be a good option for your comfort.
- Permitted Areas: Since this is a shared house, we like to ensure everyone has their own space. Guests have access to the kitchen, living room, dining room, front porch, and back patio. Areas closed to access are the basement, side yards, and any bedroom or bathroom not included in the guest rental.
- Kitchen Use: cleaning up and washing dishes shortly after meals, snacks or drinks. Eating Areas: refraining from eating in guest rooms and living room will keep any potential spills, messes and attractions to ants from unwanted places.
- Food Storage: Cupboard and refrigerator space is available in the kitchen for guests to store food
- Kitchen Cleanliness: Cleaning up and washing dishes shortly after meals, snacks or drinks ensures that the next person(s) in the kitchen has a clean space to prepare food and cook.
- Shared Bathroom/Common Areas: As there is no maid service, guests are requested to clean up after themselves in the shared bathroom and common areas.
- No Mail/Package Delivery: For liability and other reasons, Airbnb strongly advises against letting guests receive any mail or packages. You can have mail and packages delivered to you via General Delivery at the local post office, and Amazon packages can be sent to the nearest Amazon dropbox location.
- Linens: Ask me if you need a fresh clean bath towel, hand towel or wash cloth.
Having lived in Portland for the past 32 years, I'm very well versed in this city's and region's rich history, culture, politics, geography, and offerings.
Here, I've been an environmental activist, a poet, a writing tutor, and a small business owner — not necessarily in that order. I've also been an enthusiastic hiker, backpacker and swimmer in Oregon's magnificent off-the-beaten-track countryside and wilderness.
Natural and sustainable living became part of my DNA from an early age. I'm not perfect at it, but it sits at the fore of all my choice-making -- in my home, my life around town, and in my travels. And I can't help but like to lightly and warm-heartedly encourage all I know and meet to consider how our choices impact people and planet.
My whole extended family has lived in Portland for as long as I have, and for the past 14 years I've lived in my gorgeous historic NE Portland home that I now share with travelers.
You'll find me, as your host, an easy-going, interesting and interested guy with some of my own world travel under my belt. I am able and always happy to direct you to the type of entertainment, outdoor adventure, and — as a long-time vegan, the most delicious local plant-based cuisine for which you may be in the mood.