If you're a big fan of great food, craft beer, pour-over coffee and Portlandia, this is your place. Our private and spacious two-bedroom apartment sits in a historic building at the heart of the eclectic SE Hawthorne District - home to many of Portland's top-rated restaurants and bars, vintage shops, and some of the best people-watching around.
With a convenient home base within walking distance to the neighborhood hot spots, you can get an authentic taste of how the hipsters live in Stumptown.
Recently remodeled and tastefully furnished in true Portland fashion, this basement apartment boasts a unique charm, with many of the original features and woodwork from its over-a-century-year-old building still in tact.
The living room is cozy and relaxed, with new windows streaming plenty of natural light and a comfy couch to kick back on. Those rainy days are perfect for cuddling up and watching movies on the 55" LED flat-screen TV. While I don't have cable, you'll have local channels, AppleTV with Netflix and HBO access, and blazing fast WiFi for streaming.
If you feel like eating in, there's a fully equipped kitchen with new appliances and a big farmhouse-style table in the spacious dining room to easily host your crew - not to mention a Fred Myer grocery store two blocks away and a New Seasons (the PNW's twist on Whole Foods) directly across the street.
After spending the day walking, shopping, and eating, you'll love coming home to the super comfy queen-size beds in each of the bedrooms. While the building doesn't have A/C, I can provide a portable unit - plus, a basement location means you'll still stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
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.
Commonly known as “Foodie Row,” the Hawthorne District puts you within walking distance to a wide variety of top-notch local flavors (no chain restaurants here!) Make new friends over some vegan poutine fries and grilled PB&Js at the Cartopia food cart pod, share a pie at Apizza Scholls (consistently voted Portland’s favorite pizza), or opt for a fancy night out at Castagna - all within a 1.5 mile stretch.
But Portland isn't just for foodies. There’s vibrant indie spirit in Hawthorne, with lots of made-in-Oregon shops and boutiques to explore here in hipster heaven. Or, catch a movie at Bagdad Theater and Pub, a revamped 1920s theater turned view-and-brew venue serving local McMenamins food and microbrews.
And if bar hopping through neighborhoods isn’t your idea of recreation, head up to Mt. Tabor, a 196-acre city park on top of a dormant volcano vent, where you’ll find miles of hiking trails and incredible panoramic views of the city.
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 Hawthorne area is a walker's paradise, with a 92/100 WalkScore®, and there are city busses and MAX Light Rail stops close by that can take you all over town, to the 'burbs, and even the airport. You'll also have BIKETOWN hubs within reach (Portland's Bike Share program), and of course, 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. Free street parking is available in the majority of the SE neighborhoods.
There is not a washer and dryer in the unit, but you'll have access to coin-operated laundry facilities within the complex.+ More