Whether you're a foodie, craft beer fanatic, coffee snob, or lover of the great outdoors, come see what The City of Roses has in store for you at our newly remodeled one-bedroom apartment in central downtown. Situated in a turn-of-the-century building in a quieter part of downtown near PSU and the South Park Blocks, you'll have a comfortable home-away-from-home all to yourselves while in a prime location to discover everything that keeps Portland weird.
No matter what time of year you come to visit, the apartment's basement location means you'll be cool in the summer and warm in the winter. And with big windows allowing in plenty of natural light, you likely won't feel like you're in a basement. The historic building (built in 1908) has been well-kept to preserve it's original charm, but with this apartment's brand new remodel in 2016, you'll have beautiful new hardwoods, new appliances, and a clean, minimalist design to make you feel at home.
With a unique, studio-like layout (no door between the bedroom and living room), this is an ideal space for a single traveler or a couple - with a ridiculously comfortable queen-size bed to retreat to after spending the day getting lost in a sea of books at Powell's (the world's largest bookstore). However, the futon in the living room has its own linens to accommodate one more if needed. A new 55" LED flat-screen TV and blazing-fast WiFi lets you keep up with your favorite shows, and a fully equipped kitchen, plus a Safeway next door, makes cooking at home convenient. You'll also have coin-operated laundry in the building to help keep packing light.
Being right smack in the middle of downtown, you'll have a plethora of nationally acclaimed restaurants, quirky cafes, and a vibrant night life just steps away. Or, hop on the Portland Streetcar just outside your front door to explore The Brewery Blocks, farm-to-table fare, and urban wine tasting in the Pearl District and Nob Hill just a few minutes away - don't forget to snag a Blue Star Donut before you leave!
Check out the PSU Farmer's Market on Saturdays, walk down to Pioneer Square, aka: Portland's "living room," for tax-free shopping and excellent people-watching, then pop up to Departure on top of The Nines Hotel for a rooftop cocktail with a fantastic view.
For outdoor enthusiasts, take a bridge walk along the waterfront over to the East Bank Esplanade for a different view of the city, and check out a stellar exhibit at OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science & Industry) while you're at it. The Japanese Garden and International Rose Test Garden aren't far (1.5 miles), and 52,000 acre Forest Park with its 80 miles of trails and forest roads won't disappoint either (about 2.5 miles).
While there aren't dedicated parking spots on site, downtown Portland is incredibly walk-friendly. And with the Portland Streetcar a block away, and city busses, the MAX Light Rail, BIKETOWN hubs (Portland's Bike Share program), and Uber available to take to you across the river and all over town, a car isn't a necessity.
That said, some of Oregon's most famed natural attractions - wine country, the Oregon Coast, Mt. Hood, and the Columbia Gorge - are within 35 minutes to two hours away, so a car wouldn't hurt if you're planning to expand your range. Keep in mind that metered street parking can be hard to come by, but there are paid lots close by for $10-$13/day.+ More