Romantic Artistry in one of Portland's Hippest Neighborhoods
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About Hobie Anthony
Todji met Gisele on a trip to Rio De Janiero Brazil when the winds of destiny blew him to the front door of Gisele's little house in the forest. They went on a first date in Peru, driving through the Andes Mountains and motor canoeing in the Amazon. They became engaged and Todji moved to Rio de Janeiro where they married in 2010. They moved back to Portland in 2012 to work as a team producing bronze public sculpture monuments for US cities, and for Gisele to study and teach yoga. They continued to restore and transform Todji's old fixer upper into the "Magic House" until it was ready to receive diverse travelers such as yourself! Todji, Gisele and Hobie lived together as housemates for two and a half years at the Magic House. Hobie is a writer, teacher, caretaker and yogi and currently lives at the Magic House as your onsite host. Todji and Gisele live nearby and are planning to start a family. Thank you for your interest in staying with us, we hope to host you! May we all be blessed with wind under our wings to achieve our highest potential on our soul's path in highest service.
Hobie Anthony purchased this Guest House in 2004
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The Magic Barn is centrally located in one of the most beautiful, and hippest neighborhoods in Portland.
With the center of both SE Hawthorne and SE Division St within 3 blocks, there is an abundance of restaurants, grocery stores, neighborhood strolling, boutique browsing and hiking options within walking distance.
The Magic House is 15 minutes the the airport, downtown and convention center. 4 bus stops and rental bikes within 3 blocks, with driveway for easy load in and out, and ample free street parking within 3 houses away.
See a movie, or just step in to witness the beautiful and iconic McMenamin's Bagdad theater, accompanied by an incredible restaurant/bar/pool hall in the back called the "Back Stage Bar", at SE 37th and Hawthorne. It will give you a feel for classic Portland!
We are minutes from Mt Tabor park which has a lovely forest with walking trails sitting upon a dormant urban volcano, and we are 45 minutes to the spectacular 600 foot tall Multnomah waterfall in the gorgeous Columbia River Gorge scenic area.
Division is the new up and coming Southeast neighborhood. With lots of modern architecture, new restaurants and shops you will get a feel for the freshest vibe Portland has to offer.
Here is a list to get you started:
(The options are endless but here are a few popular favorites!)
Serving Food Late - Sapphire Hotel at 50th and Hawthorne, Romantic and sexy atmosphere- great for late night drinks and gourmet bar food.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters- 45th and Division, Classic Great Portland Coffee
Trinket- One block away on Lincoln and 39th, great for Brunch with their locally sourced eggs!) Harlow- 36th and Hawthorne, Hip and Healthy, great for lunch, or fresh veggie juice.
Por Que No- 46th and Hawthorne, Wildly popular Mexican with a great playful decor. (Don’t be intimidated by the line, you order at the counter, and then get a seat and your order will be out in no time)
Pok Pok- 32nd and Division, There are literally 11 Thai restaurants in walking distance, but Pok Pok is the best. Began as a food cart, but grew into a Restaurant Empire. Worth the wait.
Bollywood Theater- 30th and Division, Indian food small plates. Also along line but worth it! Salt and Straw- 33rd and Division, Food Networks top five ice creams! Super Popular!
Lauretta Jeans- 34th and Division, Breathtaking Pies! Tidbit Food Cart Pod, 28th and Division, Fabulous food cart selection, lots of seating, including a beer garden and vintage clothing bus. A truly Portland experience.
Hiking: The website of "Friends of the Columbia Gorge" has detailed information about many hikes in the scenic and nearby Columbia River Gorge. It is a 45 minute drive from here to enter the gorge. Below are the names of hikes that we love and recommend. Check the website to find a hike with a distance and fitness level that suits you. For those who are visiting the gorge for the first time, I recommend visiting the most spectacular, and also the most touristicated, 600 foot Multnomah Falls. For those who want a challenging half day hike you can begin at Multnomah Falls and hike a loop called the Franklin Ridge Loop. Multnomah Falls /Franklin Ridge Loop Eagle Creek Angels Rest Bridal Veil Falls Triple Falls Wahkeena Falls
Groceries, Pharmacy and Shopping:
New Seasons- Local Health Food Store (40th and Hawthorne)
Fred Meyers- Local Department/Grocery store (Cesar Chavez and Hawthorne)
Rite Aid Pharmacy- Drugstore/pharmacy (Cesar Chavez and Division)
Powell’s Books- A smaller version of Portland’s famous Bookstore (37th and Hawthorne)
Gold Door- Wonderful Imports from around the world (37th and Hawthorne)