Curious about what makes Portland so weirdly wonderful? Live like a local and find out for yourself at our newly renovated, one-bedroom apartment in downtown Portland. Comfortably blending modern conveniences with historic charm, the apartment sits in a 100-year-old building near Portland State University and the South Park Blocks - perfectly situated to sample some of Portland's favorite pastimes, like getting lost at Powell's City of Books and drinking copious amounts of coffee and microbrews.
While right in the mix of things, the apartment is in a quieter part of downtown, meaning you'll have the peace and privacy to fully recharge after a long day of hiking or BrewCycling (yes, it's a thing). With an ultra-comfy queen-size bed in the bedroom and a surprisingly comfortable queen-size futon in the family room to sleep four, this is a great place for a couple or small group of friends looking for an affordable home base to take on The Rose City.
Though it has just undergone a new renovation, the apartment's historic roots shine through, with much of the original woodwork still in tact. And with modern amenities like super-fast WiFi, new furniture, and a 50" LED flat-screen cable TV, you'll feel right at home. If you feel like staying in to eat, you'll have a compact kitchen with all the cooking essentials and a Safeway right next door for convenient grocery shopping. A Keurig coffee maker will help you get up and go in the morning, or stop by one of the many local coffee shops close by for a specialty latte. You'll also have access to coin-operated laundry facilities to keep packing light, too!
You will have the ease, convenience, and privacy of coming and going as you please with a secure lockbox on site to access the apartment keys. I will provide the lockbox code via email prior to your arrival.
I am often traveling for work and pretty hands off when I'm in town, however if any issues arise I'm happy to help and have many local resources available in case of an emergency.
Portland is known as one of the best food cities in the country, and being downtown will put you close to more great bars and acclaimed restaurants than you can shake a stick at. History buffs will want to stop in for a Spanish coffee at Huber's, Portland's oldest bar, and of course, you can't leave without a famous Voodoo Donut (though locals prefer Blue Star Donuts these days).
Walk to the popular PSU Farmer's Market on Saturdays (7 blocks away), catch the latest exhibition at the Portland Art Museum (3 blocks away), get wild at a Timbers' game at Providence Park (15-min. walk), or take a stroll along Tom McCall Waterfront Park (25-min. walk). If you're feeling adventurous, check out Mill Ends, the world's smallest park (a whopping 2 feet in diameter) according to Guinness World Records. On second thought, maybe you should stick to the impressive International Rose Test Garden a little further West (about 1.5 miles from the apartment).
If you just plan on galavanting around the city and checking out Portland's diverse neighborhoods, there's really no need for a car. The Portland Streetcar is only one block away, BIKETOWN hubs are close by (Portland's Bike Share program), and the city busses and MAX Light Rail can take you all over the city, to the 'burbs, and even the airport - plus, there's always Uber.
If you do plan on making the trek to the Columbia Gorge for a waterfall hike (35-minute drive), the Oregon Coast for a day trip (1.5hr drive), or iconic Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood (1hr and 40-minute drive), a car would certainly come in handy. Metered street parking is available, though can be tough to find, but there's also a paid parking lot across the street you can use for $13/day.+ More