My husband and I truly enjoyed our stay in Stephen's apartment which is in the basement (complete separate entrance) of the guest house that he also manages/owns. It was very comfortable and spacious, and included a spic & span clean but basic kitchen that we used for a few breakfasts and lunches.
The location was ideal in a lively section of NE -within easy walking distance of many good restaurants, a few blocks of several bus lines and not too far from the street car. As with all of Portland, during the day the buses arrive regularly every 15 minutes and more like every half hour in the late evening (there is an accurate app for transportation). This was important, as I had an ankle injury and other than when we did a day trip outside the City, we did not rent a car for our 8 day stay in Portland - we relied almost completely on public transportation.
Finally, Tim, who works with Stephen, provided us with numerous excellent
and thoughtful suggestions for restaurants and bars. He was extremely generous with his time and was very informative & personable. We did not have an opportunity to meet Stephen.
I recommend this apartment to anyone seeking a comfortable apartment that can be effectively used as a base to explore all of Portland, a wonderful city.