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Historic NW Gem *LAST MINUTE DISC* 10% off if booked within 10 days of arrival

Bedrooms 1
Space 524 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath suite sleeps up to 3.

Operating under City of Portland Permit #16-100969-000-00-HO

As good as it gets; just a block off NW 23rd Avenue where you’ll find boutiques, local shops, well-known stores, antiques and galleries, European Bakeries, brew pubs, coffee shops and fabulous restaurants!

We've made sure your stay with us will be comfortable and enjoyable. We offer full amenities including:

* fully supplied kitchen

* pillow topped bed

*full bath with clawfoot tub

* gas fireplace

* outdoor sitting area on front porch

* WiFi enabled

* cable TV

* 2 blocks from streetcar (see note about parking below)

While here explore our Historic Alphabet District or jump on the streetcar for a few blocks to Portland’s trend setting Pearl District. If you’d like to see the city on two wheels Portland is very “bicycle friendly” offering continuous bike lanes including a wonderful ride around the Willamette Riverfront. If you’re interested in local hiking, Portland hosts a 5,000 acre old-growth canopy of fir trees called Forest Park. Consider a visit to our Japanese Gardens, Chinese Gardens, Rose Gardens at Washington Park or The Portland Zoo and Arboretum all just minutes away. If you want to catch a Timbers soccer game, we are also within walking distance to Providence Park. With easy access to major highways plan a day trip to our local wine country, Mt Hood, Oregon Coast or the Columbia River Gorge.

NOTE: This location is accessible from Portland’s train station or airport via MAX line and street trolley. *** We are in a permitted parking neighborhood. Parking in front of the house is restricted to 4-hour intervals unless you have a permit. If you choose to have a car during your stay, we will supply you with ONE one-day permit for every 3 days you are here. Unrestricted, free parking is 2 blocks away from the house.***

More Details

Julie Hoffman
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Julie Hoffman

I moved here 17 years ago following a visit where I fell in love with Portland's 'not so big' size and European feel. My business partner is native to the area and shares my feelings about the city's energy and diversity.

Julie Hoffman purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Julie Hoffman chose Willamette Heights

Not unlike as it was in the early 1900's showing its prosperity, our NW neighborhood has seen a revival spurred on by gentrification. As such, we have renovated this Historic Beauty over the past 15 years trying to keep the original circa 1900 feel.

In the backyard, the setting is tranquil with a great soft-scaped patio space.

What makes this apartment unique

One of the best benefits of this property is that it's in a quiet, residential neighborhood yet just a few minutes from all of the action of NW Portland, Pearl District and Downtown!

If you like to walk and explore, this is such a lovely neighborhood in which to do that. No car is necessary for your stay here.

I love the history of the building and how the turn-of-the-century character has been preserved in its details.

The front porch is stately by appearance and provides a wonderful place to relax, enjoy a beverage, and watch passersby.


Willamette Heights Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 524 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • high sided claw-foot tub/shower, towels, soaps
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen-sized pillow topped bed, Clothes closet, Nightstand & reading lamp, Living room has sofa that converts to twin bed for a 3rd guest.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Historic NW Gem *LAST MINUTE DISC* 10% off if booked within 10 days of arrival
average rating of 4.6857142 based on 70 reviews

Perfect, close to shops and restaurants. Gorgeous neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time here. Julie was very attentive and pleasant. We really fell in love with Portland and this home and neighborhood were instrumental.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peerfect Location

  • 4 of 5

We spent seven nights here and even though it was damp most days we had a wonderful time. We used the street car everyday as it was so close. Every morning we would walk to have coffee, and in the evenings we walked to restaurants and bars. The condo was cozy and warm with a very comfortable bed.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment in a lovely old home! Very warm and welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly positioned in the Nob Hill area of Portland City! Easy to access many areas via nearby streetcar! Lots of shopping, cafes, breweries and supermarkets within easy walking!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, Well appointed apartment, responsive owner, What more can you ask for!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This unit is truly a jewel! The entry is up a flight of stairs wide and comfortable, the furnishings are up to par comfortable and complete. The Wi-fi works great and the heat is comfortable. We were there on a very cool nights and were toasty warm in the living room and cool for sleeping in the bed room. The bed is firm and comfortable. Linens clean and fresh bath room is spacious with a claw foot tub/shower.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this heritage apartment and the NW neighbourhood!

  • 4 of 5

Julie was great to deal with and everything worked just as laid out. Being an older place there were, as expected, a few creaky floorboards but the place is very comfy and we really appreciated the fireplace with the cloudy, cool and some wet November days. We had a rental car but other than to and from airport, to Multnomah Falls and Seaside, we didn't need it at all. Grocery stores, restaurants, parks and rental bikes all very close and abundant. A great Portland accommodation!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prime spot in beautifull old neighborhood in alphabet district

  • 4 of 5

Julie is a fantastic host. The place is as pictured. Spotless. and nice. The kitchen could use a few things as she is aware and I am sure she will see to as she responded expediently when we called her during our stay. The place has a odor of cat. Not terribly, but noticeable Julie and I spoke of this. Everything else, great. Would stay again. Close to the prettiest shopping area in Portland. Restaurants, shops, fantastic consignment shop, coffee houses etc. just 2 blocks . Thanks Julie for sharing your pretty place.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for all of the suggestions and input, Nancy. We have addressed the slight cat, or musty, smell in the living room. We also thought it was time to freshen up the whole apartment with new, lighter paint and plusher bed linens. I hope you have a chance to come back for another stay and get the chance to see the new improvements! Regards, Julie
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
23rd and Lovejoy
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
23rd and Overton
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Mt Hood
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Oregon Coast
Car: not necessary

Stroll NW 23rd Ave and enjoy the myriad restaurants, cafes, local breweries, and stores that start one block away. Downtown and the Pearl District can be reached by the streetcar or by foot.

During the months of March through December on Saturday mornings, you can go to the Portland Farmers Market where you'll find fresh organic fruits, vegetables, and homemade breads and condiments. There's music and food trucks and a lovely setting in the South Park Blocks of downtown by the PSU campus.

You can get to the ModaCenter, Portland's sports arena and largest music venue, and to the Convention Center on the east side by streetcar as well. Washington Park with the Japanese Gardens and the Rose Garden is also within walking distance.

If you have a car, you can get to the beautiful Columbia River Gorge to see Multnomah Falls and/or Vista Point or take a hike on one of the many trails located in the Gorge within 40 minutes. Or drive west to the Oregon coast in an hour and a half where you'll find even more breathtaking hikes and the dramatic splendor of the Pacific coast.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75
Tax Rate 11.0%

Guests wanting to rent for more than one week can have the option of cleaning services and laundry availablility. Check with owner for fees/terms.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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