This is a great neighborhood ((SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Multnomah Village) with local bookstore, brew pubs, other restaurants, coffee shops, etc. The room is small, but comfortable. You'll have your own bathroom, coffee and tea in the morning. You're welcome to use the fridge, bbq, washer and dryer, and back yard.
This is a futon in a room with your own bathroom. Our house is a 1924 bungalow in close-in Multnomah Village (5-minutes to downtown). The kitchen is yours to use, as is the TV (no cable), but Netflix available), free wifi, back yard, fire pit, barbecue.
We have two cats who you will probably never see, but you should know they're around.
Multnomah Village is a great neighborhood just outside Portland. Over a dozen restaurants, independent book store, gift shops, etc. are literally around the corner from us. Down the street is a 90-acre Gabriel Park with a community center (open to non-residents), walking trails, etc.
The 45 , 44 and 40 bus lines go straight into downtown. Pick up one house away from us. Transit is quick and easy!
The two of us are professionals - Nancy teaches middle school band at Oregon Episcopal School and flute at Lewis & Clark College. Mike is the alumni and parent program director at Reed College. We have a daughter who is in college in Los Angeles and a high-school age son at home.
Our house and neighborhood are unique, quiet, and very friendly.
Although we love pets, because of our shy cats, we ask that you not bring any pets into our home (they might scare Noodle and Tabitha.)
We'll have coffe, tea, cereal, milk, bread and butter and usually juice available each morning. Because we work and get up early, we won't be making breakfast, but you're free to do so in the kitchen.
Other things to note
We are renting out our daughter's room for this school year. That occupant will be using the airbnb room's bathroom during the week. Therefore, our airbnb room is available only on weekends from September 2015 - June 2016!
No pets, no smoking of any kind (asthma in the house). Feel free to use the kitchen, TV, washer, dryer, etc. - but pick up after yourself when finished. No overnight guests other than those approved ahead of time. We work hard and get up early - please no late-night frivolity. The cats stay in at night - if you arrive home late, please don't let them out. Again, they'll probably hide upstairs and not ask. :)
We'll be available during your stay to help with travel plans, restaurant suggestions, etc.
I teach middle school band at Oregon Episcopal School and teach flute and music education at Lewis & Clark College - both in Portland Oregon. I'm a triathlete and a mom of two teenagers. My husband works at Reed College, also in Portland. He is into woodworking, and has recently finished hand-building an entire house on the Oregon coast.
Our house is a one-minute walk from the city busses - number 44 and 45. Check for schedules (we live in Multnomah Village and you can use that as a reference - the bus stop is at the corner of SW 35th and SW Capitol Highway).
I speak passable French and Spanish, our son and daughter are fluent in Spanish and Mike is fluent in German.