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Welcome to our comfortable, modern home in Portland’s fantastic Kenton neighborhood! The home is in a wonderful location just a half-block off of Kenton Park, with its great playground, fun splash pad in the summer and lots of open space to run around. Walk across the park to the Kenton Business District on Denver Avenue to get coffee at Posies Cafe, eat great Italian food at Pizza Fino, grab a delicious breakfast at the Cup and Saucer, enjoy a local brew at one of Kenton’s several bars, take a yoga class or get a massage or acupuncture at Kenton Family Wellness, cruise the farmer’s market in the summer months, search for great finds at several antique and secondhand shops or drop in on a story time at the Kenton library!
Make yourself at home in the fully equipped kitchen, where you can make meals from scratch with all the right tools. Includes dishwasher and microwave. Open floor plan flows into dining and living space, where you can cozy up with a book or movie to the light of the gas fireplace. Living room has open layout great for kids spinning circles or playing board games.
Sleep soundly in the king bed in the master suite. Down the hall you’ll find two additional bedrooms, one with crib and twin bed and another with a queen bed and a great desk for writing or catching up on email. Guest bath also has a tub for bath time.
Have an afternoon glass of chardonnay or famous Oregon pinot noir in the private, shaded back yard, or fire up the charcoal grill.
We have traveled extensively with our young daughter and have taken the lessons we’ve learned to make the home comfortable for young families. No need to pack up the entire nursery! The house is equipped with everything you might need, including: a crib in one bedroom, a pack-n-play in case you want your little one in your room, a highchair, a mounted baby gate at the top of the stairs, a potty, kid-friendly tableware and cutlery and plenty of kids’ books and toys. The kitchen has a Cuisinart mini chopper for making baby food.
There is so much to do in the neighborhood, but from this home you also have the entire city at your fingertips. Catch the Max (light rail) train in Kenton and ride it Downtown, to the Rose Quarter, to the Zoo, to the airport or many other spots around the city. Several bus lines also pick up close to the house, taking you to nearby trendy areas like the Alberta Arts District and Mississippi Avenue. With the house’s proximity to great services and convenient transit it would be so easy to stay at this home car-free.
The house’s walk score is an 83, or “very walkable”. For those visiting with a car, the home has easy access to highways and downtown Portland is a quick 10-minute drive. The home is just an 8-minute drive to the University of Portland, Adidas’ U.S. headquarters and Portland’s Expo Center. The Portland Zoo is a 13-minute drive, as is the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. It’s a 10-minute drive to the trendy Pearl District and the famous Powell’s City of Books. Portland has easy access to some spectacular natural beauty. From the house it’s a 15-minute drive to Forest Park (one of the country’s largest urban forest reserves), a 50-minute drive to Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge, a 45-minute drive to wine country and a beautiful 1 hour 40 minute drive to the Oregon Coast.
The house has WiFi Internet access, cable television and easy parking in the driveway. The house also has air conditioning. Washer/dryer conveniently located in upstairs laundry room.
Pets are welcome!
We have relocated our family to Los Angeles for work, but stay in this house when we are in town for work or family visits. We hope you enjoy the home as much as we do!
UP graduation Apr 28 - May 1, 2016 4 night min stay
$900 flat fee
Summer May 28 - Sep 5, 2016 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
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About the owner: Ian is a software consultant and Annie is a former newspaper journalist, current stay-at-home mom. Our daughter is 3. We love traveling all across the Western United States, from Colorado's majestic Rocky Mountains to Oregon and California's gorgeous coasts.
Ian is a fifth-generation Denverite and Annie is a born-and-bred Pacific North-westerner. Ian's work has brought us a new adventure: living in Los Angeles. We return to our Portland home for work trips and to spend time with family.
Why the Owner Chose Kenton: We attended the University of Portland and loved the livability and family-friendliness of North Portland. We fell in love with this house and with Kenton because of its huge park and its happening business district. We love that we can go to the park, get a great meal, shop at the farmer's market and go shopping all without getting in the car. We also love that Kenton has a Max stop, so we can quickly zip downtown for fun outings. This house has all the creature comforts we desired, including a totally modern kitchen, comfortable AC for Portland's warm summer days and a cozy gas fireplace for those rainy days.