2 BR, 2 Ba Condo in Portland Pearl District

Home exchange
Downtown-Pearl, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Condo
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms

Highlights

  • Fantastic location
  • Great balcony with BBQ surrounded by magnolias
  • Gourmet kitchen
  • SONOS sound system
  • Nice big shower in ensuite bathroom
  • King-sized bed
  • Easy biking in Portland with City Bikes next to building

2nd floor corner unit condo (1300 sq. ft.) built in 2000 with large gourmet kitchen with a gas range. It has an elevator. Most of the unit has hardwood floors with rugs, Master bedroom has king bed with foam-top mattress. 2nd bedroom has a wall bed with full mattress, and has a desk with computer monitors, so doubles as an office. Master bath has a large walk-in shower, and separate bathtub. Guest bath has bathtub/shower. Unit overlooks pedestrian greenway and Portland Streetcar, and has a balcony.

The unit is in the Pearl district in NW Portland. It’s between the streetcar lines which go into the main part of downtown, up to Northwest Portland (interesting area), and to the east side where you can walk through some other interesting older Portland neighborhoods. You can walk to Union Station, and to buses and light rail which can also take you to different Portland neighborhoods. There’s a Safeway and Whole Foods within easy walking distance, and an independent World Foods within blocks. There’s also a bakery within two blocks. Lots of restaurants and bars. Powell Books is within walking distance as is the Willamette River waterfront where you can walk. The Gerding Theater is also close. You can walk or take the streetcar to four or five movie theaters. Immediate vicinity retailers are really too numerous to list. AND THERE’S NO SALES TAX IN OREGON!

Portland can also be the center of a Pacific NW trip. You can take the train to Seattle or fly to Vancouver BC. San Francisco is an easy flight away too. Explore the Columbia River Gorge or the Oregon Coast. The Willamette Valley is home to some excellent wines.

Details

Interested in

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Weekend exchange
  • Open to suggestions

Preferred destinations

  • Los Angeles
  • DC
  • San Francisco
  • Chicago
  • New York
  • Seattle
  • Montreal
  • Vancouver
  • Amsterdam
  • Berlin
  • Open to offers
Preferred dates Open to offers
Preferred duration 1-2 months
Location: Nearest gay scene is an easy walk or streetcar ride.
City, Central
Features/amenities: Garage, Elevator / Lift, Ensuite Bathroom(s), Patio / Deck, Security / Doorman, Total Luxury, Hairdryer(s) available, Iron/ironing board available, Privacy
Entertainment: CD Player, DVD Player, Radio, Satellite or Cable, Stereo System, TV, Plasma / LCD TV
Internet access: WiFi available, WiFi available
Activities available nearby: Convenient Transport, Cultural Attractions, Cycling, Fitness Centre / Gym, Forest / Wood, Food and Wine, Friendly Neighbours, Historical Sites, Hiking, HIV / AIDS Resources, Mountains, Nightlife, Park(s), Swimming, Tourist Attractions, Shops / Markets, Theatre(s), Museums
Miscellaneous: Bicycle(s) available, No Pets, Smoke-Free Zone

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Reviews from other users

Perfect location in the Pearl; immaculate new condo building, very friendly guys--who could ask for more? Wait, there is more: they left our flact in San Francisco in immaculate condition when they left.

We stayed for several days at John & Steven's condo in the Pearl District. Close to everything (walked most places); streetcar right outside. Nice large outdoor deck to watch the people go by or to bbq.

Glad we got to meet John & Steve--very nice guys, can give you lots of info on things to do in Portland. Would trade with them again in a flash--in fact, hope to again in 2011.

Michael stayed in Jul 2010

We stayed at John and Steven's beautiful condo in September 2013. Communication was excellent and we were fortunate to meet John and Steven before they left for our condo in Toronto. They are a very genial and welcoming couple. Their condo is very comfortable and spacious and located in a very charming area of Portland. Staying in their home was an excellent experience and I would not hesitate to recommend an exchange with them.

Martin and Irwin

Martin Kennedy stayed in Sep 2013

Had another great stay at John & Steven's fantastic apartment in the heart of the Pearl District. If you're not familiar with Portland, you may be surprised how much it has to offer: the vibrant feeling of a city, but with few hassles. Great public transportation.

The condo is perfectly situated to explore all Portland has to offer: close enough to walk downtown. The street car stop at the front door. The MAX light rail is nearby. It's very bicycle friendly. In addition, Portland is a great place from which to explore the best of the Pacific Northwest: the OR coast, Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood, etc.

John & Steven's place is immaculate, and they've always left our place the same. Great local recommendations. Very friendly couple. Already looking forward to our next PDX adventure!

Michael stayed in Jul 2015

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