Cute Portland OR house for swap (August 2017)

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Hi! My name is Tary and I live in the beautiful pacific northwestern part of the United States - specifically, in Portland, OR. My family of three loves traveling and is looking for inexpensive ways to explore new places through house swaps. We are currently looking for a place in Europe for the month of August 2017. If you are looking for an exchange during that time, reach out! And if you are looking for an exchange another time - anywhere! - reach out too! You never know if our schedules will connect.


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1206 Southeast 52nd Avenue, Portland, OR, United States

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
* We are a family of three (2 adults and a 11 yo girl) looking for a mutual home trade in August
* We want to stay in a location that allows us easy access the local jewels in your town
* Ideally, we’d like to stay at a place near the coast (not required)
* We will be gone from August 8 through August 28 (flights already booked) – and our house will be available during this time only (we are willing to consider a future exchange, but my first priority it to book this trip)
* We arrive in Europe via Charles deGaul, Paris, and are willing to travel to multiple destinations in Europe
* We plan to stay a few days in Paris, and then travel to your home. Our schedule is somewhat flexible.
* Willing to trade cars as well (I’ve got a 2013 Subaru Outback, seats 5 comfortably)

ABOUT OUR HOUSE
Our home is in an ideal location for visiting Portland. We live in a typical turn of the (20th) century Old Portland home (built 1913) in a quiet residential neighborhood that is extremely accessible to all that Portland offers. You can choose to walk, bike, or bus to just about anywhere you want to go.

What I love about where I live
* Our house is nestled between some lively, hip neighborhoods. We are 4 short blocks away from the upper Hawthorne neighborhood coffee shops, bread shop, bars, and some of Portland’s favorite local restaurants. Within a 10 minute walk, you can reach the Hawthorne or Belmont neighborhoods, with lots of fun vintage shops, gift shops, restaurants and food carts. You will be a short drive or bike ride to the Division Street area, home to well known restaurants such as Pok Pok and Salt and Straw ice cream, and more cool, local shops.
* 15 minute walk (or 5 minute bike ride) to two favorite inner city parks. Hike to the crater of the dormant volcano Mt Tabor, visit the children’s playground, or walk to the top of the mountain for stupendous views of the city. Or visit Laurelhurst and picnic near the duck pond.
* You don’t need a car to get around. Take the bus (the 14 or 15) to get to downtown to explore the Pearl, downtown tax-free shopping, Powell’s (the worlds largest bookstore), or Forrest Park (the largest city park in the country!) Hop on a bike (use our bikes, use a the BIKETOWN bike share, or rent them from a nearby rental shop) and explore the city neighborhoods and bridges via a robust web of bike routes (we live on one of the bike routes)

PETS: Although we will be boarding our 2 small dogs, we have a lovely cat who will remain at home. She is quite friendly and sweet. We ask that you feed her twice a day. If you travel while, our neighbor will feed and care for the cat while you are away.

ABOUT PORTLAND
If you’ve never thought of visiting Portland, Oregon, now is the time to start! We are nestled in the pacific northwest United States – about a 2 hour flight/10 hour drive north of San Francisco, and a 3 hour drive to Seattle. Portland is the place to go if you love nature, food, wine, handcrafted beers and spirits, arts and crafts, or just appreciate an approachable city that is easy to get around in and explore.

If you care to explore beyond this city, within one to two hours, you can drive to Mt Hood (winter/spring skiing, summer river/lake adventures, boundless nature opportunities), the northwestern coast, and many award winning Willamette Valley wineries. Portland really does have it all…and the secret is out. Portland consistently makes the list of most livable cities in the United States.

What I love about Portland
* The downtown Farmer’s market at PSU is amazing! It opens Saturday from late spring through fall. Buy local produce, flowers, or get a bite to eat at the food carts. It can get crowded, so go early when it opens.
* Mt Tabor is my favorite spot for a run or a hike. Being surrounded by the tall tress while hiking the trails (or strolling paved roads if you prefer) clears the mind and brings peace. The views from the top are gorgeous.
* The local food is great! This is a food lovers paradise. You’ll find some of the best restaurants in the country in Portland. Close to my home, Albina Press serves fantastic espresso/lattes. Tabor Bread is known for it’s unique, earthy stone oven baked bread using home milled grains. Porque No is a great place for margaritas and tacos, and Pizza Asholls serves a solid thin crust pizza. Both are well known and so good, so there’s almost always a line out the door.
* Saturday Market is a place I always take visitors. Open on the weekends (not just Saturday), it’s filled with vendors selling local crafts and wares.
* The waterfront path – which runs on the east and west of the Willamette River, and is connected by a few bridges – allows you to bike, walk or run while taking in the unique waterfront sites.

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Portland, OR
www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/pacific-northwest/portland/travel-tips-and-articles/top-10-reasons-to-visit-portland-oregon/40625c8c-8a11-5710-a052-1479d277ee2a

My Neighborhoods
I’m located in upper Hawthorne/Mt Tabor, walking distance to:
* Hawthorne: www.travelportland.com/collection/hawthorne/
* Belmont: www.travelportland.com/collection/belmont/
* Division/Clinton Streets: www.divisionclinton.com/

Things to see and do in Portland
traveloregon.com/cities-regions/greater-portland/portland/?gclid=CjwKEAjw6e_IBRDvorfv2Ku79jMSJAAuiv9Y_DWXnr2icWbLFxklLUqySLjaK3lzEysAHbb322MjwxoCPbPw_wcB

Portlandia – yes, it is sort of like this!
www.ifc.com/shows/portlandia

City of Portland BIKETOWN Bike Share
www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/57983

Mt Tabor Park
www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/finder/index.cfm?PropertyID=275&action=ViewPark

Country United States of America
State/Province Oregon
distance: 7,652 Kilometers
Address 1206 Southeast 52nd Avenue, Portland, OR, United States
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