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Creative Space To Gather, Work, Sleep And Play.

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

One Bedroom (sleeps 3)

The Colony is a mid-century colonial icon in St. Johns. The property features two fully furnished, stylishly decorated apartments designed to make your stay in the Pacific Northwest inspiring and comfortable. Units can be rented separately, together or in conjunction with any of the adjacent multi-use spaces that make up The Colony.

The Colony is a fully-functioning event space which includes creative office, work and presentation rooms, a commercial commissary kitchen and a movement arts studio.

The apartments are private rooms located on the second floor of the building, however you will enter through the main door and foyer, before following the hallway upstairs. Please be aware, there is no elevator onsite, stairs only. Please note, it is possible that a class or small event could be taking place on the first floor of The Colony during your stay. We will let you know prior to booking if we have something scheduled in one our first floor creative spaces during the dates you request.

The 'Landing Pad,' is a freshly redesigned, mid-century inspired, one-bedroom apartment with plenty of room to cook, dine and entertain in style. A large eat-in kitchen with vintage charm and a chic, open dining/living space make it an excellent home base for longer stays. The bedroom is airy, yet private, looking out towards huge Douglas Firs and year-round greenery. You'll sleep well in a high-quality, queen-sized bed with luxury linens. The full bathroom features a tub/shower combo. In the living room, a sleek Danish daybed makes room for a third guest to sleep comfortably.

The second unit is a two bedroom called 'Bones & Arrows' and is listed separately on this site:

More Details

Dayna McErlean
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2018

About Dayna McErlean

Originally from Staten Island, NY - I'm a mom, restaurant owner and real-estate developer with a background in the arts. I've lived in this neighborhood since moving to Portland in 1996 when I opened a mixed-use art and performance space just in NE Portland. I currently own Yakuza, Nonna & DOC restaurants, Dash, a commissary kitchen and now The Colony.

Why Dayna McErlean chose North Portland

Portland is legendary for cutting-edge thinking in everything from art to fashion to cuisine to outdoor adventure, which makes it the perfect place for a concept like The Colony to be born. The Colony is totally unique. Our idea is to provide inspiring and comfortable lodging in an interesting, undiscovered corner of town, but also to think about the expanding needs and wants of today's global creative class.

St. Johns has a feel that is also completely its own. Set apart from the rest of the city by a beautiful, historic bridge, it's a village with blue-collar roots that go back a century, in the process of reinventing itself thanks to a recent influx of young creative businesses.

What makes this apartment unique

The Colony provides a unique opportunity to put together the right space for a list of possibilities that's as prolific as your imagination. From a simple overnight stay to a pop-up art show, catered dinner party, lunch meeting, company brainstorming or educational retreat, book club or yoga retreat, wedding, girls' weekend, long-term employee lodging with meeting and presentation space, movement arts classes or performances of all kinds. The baker's kitchen makes it possible to bring food and beverage service into the mix with ease.


North Portland Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Creative Space To Gather, Work, Sleep And Play.
average rating of 4.2727275 based on 11 reviews

Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Very spacious. Needs a few more cooking utensils. Good 1st experience!! Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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convenient for us, spacious, clean and tidy

  • 4 of 5

convenient for us, spacious, clean and tidy

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Jenkintown, PA

Lovely spacious apartment

  • 4 of 5

My daughter and I stayed in this lovely, spacious apartment on our recent trip to Portland. The apartment is bright and airy and features lots of interesting mid century touches. It is on the second floor so there will be a few steps to carry your bags up. There was plenty of parking just outside which was very convenient. Our host could not have been more helpful! Thanks so much. We'll look forward to staying with you again when we're back in Portland.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Salt Lake City

Clean, open space in Portland

  • 4 of 5

The property was clean and well kept, with lots of natural light and open space. The owners/manager were very accommodating. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to rent an apartment in Portland!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dayton OH


  • 5 of 5

This place was creatively Portlandic. Spacious, comfortable, cool vibe, awesome retro original pink bath fixtures. The whole property was amazingly restored. Very warm family-run management. Lots of great eats of all ilk within easy walking as well as St John's bridge/park and basics like grocery. I was there to visit family and this will be a repeat for me. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hans solo

  • 3 of 5

Needs central air conditioning and a little noisy.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
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Nearest Airport
11.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
459 Miles
The Fixin' To
Nearest Ferry
50.9 Miles
Wheatland Ferry
Nearest Golf
4.9 Miles
Heron Lake Golf
Nearest Train
7.7 Miles
Portland Train Station
Nearest Motorway
4.9 Miles
I 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
St Johns Pub
Nearest Ski
61.8 Miles
Mt Hood Meadows
Nearest Beach
5.1 Miles
Kely Point Park
Car: recommended

St. Johns strikes a dynamic balance between Portland and Not-Portland. It is close to the city but feels like a small town. The Colony is 25 minutes from PDX airport and 15 minutes from downtown Portland, a stone’s throw from numerous cafes and bars, supermarket, movie theater and live music venues. Just across the beautiful St. Johns bridge you’ll find Forest Park and Sauvie Island, two of the area’s most famous areas for cycling, hiking and birdwatching.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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