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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

About the property

Condominium, 1 Bedroom + Study/Murphy bed, 2 full Baths (Sleeps 4 total)

There are 3 reasons why you'll want to stay in The Pearl. Location, location, location. Our luxury condo is located in the heart of The Pearl next to Jamison Park and directly on the street car line. The silent street car stops across the street and will efficiently take you wherever you’d like to go. You’ll find countless eateries within a few blocks in all directions as The Pearl is home to many of Portland’s best restaurants. There’s Italian, Japanese, Chinese, French and classic Pacific Northwest cuisine pretty much outside your door. We’ve got menus available for most in the condo along with reviews. Portland Monthly magazine’s “Best Picks” selected many of our favorites right here in our neighborhood. It's no accident that many of the descriptions in the other listings make mention that they are 'near' The Pearl. It is the hottest place to be in Portland.

We have paid careful attention to detail throughout the condo ensuring that the condo will exceed your expectations.

If you’d rather go out for coffee than make some fresh in-house with our deluxe brewer, we’ve got Starbucks across the street, and Lovejoy Bakery out the rear door to the left. If it’s dessert you crave, within a block or two is home made ice cream at Cool Moon or if you’d prefer gelato, it’s down the street at Via Delizia. If your desires lean more to baked goods, there is Lovejoy Bakers just out the back door for coffee and baked goods, Cupcake Jones for Portland's best cupcakes, and Nuvrei's Cafe for amazing baked desserts as well as coffee, all within a few blocks.

No stay in Portland is complete without a visit to Powells, the largest book store in the U.S. Just a 6 minute walk or hop on the street car for 3 stops.

The Pearl has evolved to be a boutique and shopping paradise. There’s Patagonia and REI for the hardcore out door enthusiast along with boutiques, antique shops, galleries and specialty stores too numerous to mention.

The street car can take you directly to the Cultural district, about a 10 minute ride, where you’ll find the Portland Museum, concert halls, movie theaters and Portland State University. The new streetcar line can now also take you over the Broadway Bridge to the Lloyd Center for movies, including a brand new IMAX theater, or all the way to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

If you haven’t heard about NW 23rd Street – you’ll want to check out that area as well. On a nice day, it's a delightful walk as it’s only 13 blocks away but you’ll want to return on the street car given all the packages you’ll be carrying. Before the Pearl evolved, it was THE shopping street in town. With an ambiance similar to Manhattan's Greenwich Village, this boutique enclave is scattered with unique shops, restaurants and cafes, with larger national stores moving in as well. You’ll find Willliam Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Renovation Hardware to name a few.

A trip to The City of Roses wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Rose Gardens, the oldest public rose garden in the U.S. And don't forget the Japanese Gardens, the Portland Zoo or the spectacular park system that Portland has to offer. There are over 5,000 acres with 30 miles of trails in Forest Park alone, promising a hike worthy of many fitness levels. If you're someone who prefers to view sporting events, we've got world class stadiums at our beautiful Rose Quarter, just on the other side of the Broadway Bridge.

If you have the time and would really like to know what it feels like to actually live in this beautiful Pacific Northwest city, we're offering stunning discounts from November 1 -March. Live like a local and see what life in this vibrant city would be like. Many of our guests over the years have fallen in love with Portland and decide to relocate after their initial visit. Others return for a month or two to give Portland a real trial as they explore the next chapter of their lives. You can too.

We are offering a special opportunity for guests who plan to return to Portland annually and want to lock in a monthly rate for 1-3 years. Please email me for additional information about this unique offering.

More Details

Owner
Michelle Rabin
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

About Michelle Rabin

We are both clinical psychologists and entrepreneurs. We believe strongly in being of service to others and giving back to our communities and to the planet. We are part city and part country people. We live in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area where we enjoy living amongst the mesmerizing natural beauty that this area has to offer, but we also love the dynamism, food, culture and easy accessibility of city life. We are blessed to have regular access to both.

Michelle Rabin purchased this condo in 2008

Why Michelle Rabin chose Pearl District

We had been lifelong east coasters prior to moving to the Pacific Northwest 14 years ago. We had a pied-a-terre in Manhattan that we used regularly to take advantage of our love of the greatest city in the world. When we first moved here, we couldn't imagine not having regular access to our place in Manhattan. Then we discovered Portland, fell in love with it and moved our pied-a-terre from Manhattan to Portland. This Pacific Northwest city is delightfully walkable, clean, eco-friendly and home to the most friendly people we have ever experienced. This dynamic and vibrant city has some of the most remarkable local fresh cuisine of any city, many of which are Zagat rated and within walking distance of the condo. A short drive brings you to the famous Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area where you can enjoy recreating amongst the second largest river in the country, the spectacular Cascade mountains and breathtaking waterfalls. Now, we can't imagine having our pied-a-terre any place else.

What makes this condo unique

Staying in the heart of the vibrant Pearl district offers our guests the unique opportunity to have all of Portland at their command. Whether you want to wander a few blocks on foot to eat at a Zagat rated restaurant or want to hop on the street car to explore the nation's highest ranked farmers market located on the grounds of Portland State University, the condo provides an excellent location for your visit to Portland. With 3 stunning parks within a few blocks of the condo, you can plan your day to relax or take in everything that Portland has to offer. There's no need to even rent a car as this city has designed excellent public transportation networks. In fact, urban planners from around the world come to study the programs and policies that Portland has implemented to optimize quality of life for city dwellers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Love this condo. I have to hand it to you, the condo has so many amenities, you have really outdone yourself. My wife and I have used VRBO about 50 times around the world, your unit is the most completely furnished of the bunch. We laugh and say things like, I wonder if there's a blender, then search for one and behold, of course there is. Thanks so much."
Dec 2009
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Amenities

Pearl District Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King
    Study/Open Bdrm - 1 double , Murphy Bed
  • The Zen inspired master bedroom is complete with all luxury appointments; Custom made king size bed with organic mattress, bamboo sheets and Italian coverlets. The en suite bath has sumptuous towels and additional supplies in case you've forgotten to bring anything along from tooth paste to shampoos/conditioners or even your tooth brush. We also have a study/office space with a double size Murphy bed, that sleeps 2, with a comfortable memory foam topper. There is a full bathroom immediately across from this open space. These 2 rooms accommodate a total of 4 people for sleeping.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
For those individuals wanting even more personalized and specialized services, we have arranged for custom offerings, at additional cost. Below are the services available: 1. Home Massage - $95/1 1/2 hrs. 2. Eco Wine Tour 3. Individualized Tea Immersion program in cooperation with Heaven's Tea. 4. Additional cleaning/laundry service - $80. 5. Marketing (food shopping also arranged, in advance of your arrival, to ensure a fully stocked kitchen once you get here) - $15 hr. 6. Private snowboarding or skiing lessons. - $150/hr.-$400/day (includes guided skiing at less populated ski slopes). 7. Private rock climbing guide - climb the Columbia River Gorge's best sites with experienced guide (beginner/advanced packages available) - must have own harness and shoes. $400/day 7. Photography lessons with nationally recognized and published photographer (landscape/water sports photography) - $500/day. Unlimited free calling in US. Flatscreen TV. Blu-Ray.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.962963 based on 28 reviews
Norfolk, Virginia
5

Idyllic apartment situated in the heart of the Pearl District

  • 5 of 5

I have just returned from my third stay in this lovely apartment. Subtley elegant, the furnishings and attention to detail create an atmosphere of calm which provide the perfect retreat after walking the streets of Portland. There is so much to do...something for everyone: music lover, theater lover, foodie, quirky-uniquely- Portland experiences. Rest assured, you will never be bored! Michelle has anticipated every possibility to ensure maximum comfort. I can hardly wait until the day I'm able to come out and stay even longer than a month! Thank you, Michelle and Sandy for your efforts!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anne. It is our pleasure to host you each year. I'm always impressed with all the adventures you discover in Portland. You seem to uncover the truly unique things that Portland has to offer. I think, once you retire, you're going to enjoy your extended visits. I look forward to seeing you again next summer.
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5

A LOVELY , WELL APPOINTED AND CONVENIENT CONDO IN THE PEARL DISTRICT

  • 5 of 5

MICHELLE IS A WONDERFUL OWNER AND GUIDE . THIS CONDO IS VERY ATTRACTIVE WITH MANY SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDING NEW APPLIANCES . WE WERE GREETED PERSONALLY BY MICHELLE , GIVEN THE RUNDOWN OF THE CONDO FEATURES, BUILDING PROCEDURES AND THE AREA'S ATTRACTIONS....E.G. RESTAURANTS.SO WE GOT OFF TO A GREAT START AND KEPT GOING ! RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET IS THE STREETCAR LINE --SO HELPFUL . STAFF IN THE BUILDING WERE HELPFUL AND COURTEOUS. PARKING WAS EXCELLENT AND BUILDING SECURITY SUPERB.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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California
5

Always great

  • 5 of 5

Great location, owners are wonderful, building/unit immaculate.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Truly Luxury in the Pearl

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful two week stay at Luxury in the Pearl. All inside and out is as advertised, and a bonus was to find the most comfortable bed ever. Also, if you like to read in bed there are multiple lights to do so. The heavy double drapes keep the room dark to make sleeping in a possibility---- and, no noise. The entire condo is furnished beautifully, and filled with art from local artists. The kitchen is well stocked with good quality cooking pans, serving pieces, and utensils. All of the appliances, and "tech stuff", is easy to operate, even for the tech challenged like myself. The condo is close to public transportation, enjoyed riding around on the streetcar it is clean and efficient. Safeway is close by about 3 blocks, it has a pharmacy, flowers, sushi bar, Asian bar, and a great salad bar. There are restaurants of every imaginable type, and price range. Portland is a food lover's delight. This condo is truly Luxury in the Pearl.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay Bonnie. It sounds like you got to sample much of what Portland and the Pearl has to offer. You were an exceptional guest, watering the plants and offering to help in any way you could with our tight arrival schedule. We look forward to having you back when you're in Portland again.
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Norfolk, Virginia
5

Travelers Nirvana

  • 5 of 5

For the last twenty years, I have been coming to Portland each summer for 10-14 days...This year, I wanted to 'pretend' to live here and couldn't have picked a better spot. This is an amazingly perfect location and the accommodations, well are sublime. Ideally situated in the heart of the Pearl District, Michelle has taken great care to ensure every possible detail for one's comfort has been addressed: from luxurious bedding to a well-stocked pantry to lovely soaps and shampoos to laundry supplies to numerous guidebooks, it's all here making it extremely easy to fall into an 'alternate reality'. The apartment is immaculately clean and the decor makes one feel like you've stepped off the pages of Elle Decor magazine. The concierge service in the lobby area is extremely helpful and the folks are very friendly. Within walking distance is a 24 hour gym, excellent dining options, incredible shopping, a charming coffee, design and flower shop, a delicious bakery and even a martini bar across the street for a late night cocktail. The street car stop is a few steps down the block, which is makes it easy to hop on and and head into other sections of the Pearl or downtown for museums, restaurants, shopping and the Farmers Market. I think one of the things I enjoyed the most was visiting the Christopher David Coffee shop, sitting outside on the edge of Jamison Park and watching the park play while sipping a frothy 'shakeachino'. In the daylight hours, children gather to frolic in the fountains and in late evening, the children just seem larger (and older) but also frolic in the fountains!

I spent a month reveling in all that Portland has to offer and still didn't see it all: First Thursdays and a tour of local galleries offers insight into the thriving art community; The BeerTrolley is a must for a fun tour of some local breweries; Forktown Food Tours offer walking tours of some of Portland's trendiest eateries while sharing some of the inside history of some unique neighborhoods; The Japanese Garden and the International Rose Garden are spectacular and easily accessible via the MAX line to Washington Park; If the weather is warm, head over to OMSI and try the speedboat ride up the Willamette River; On Wednesdays and Saturdays you must head to the PSU Farmer's Market and taste and ogle your way through the food and flowers; And then there's the restaurants: so many choices, so little time! Thank you, Michelle, for indulging my summer fantasies...Perfection!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you had such a wonderful holiday Anne. You have been such a thoughtful and considerate guest, taking great care of the condo. It really is heart warming to hear about your experiences. I think you've made some excellent suggestions for future guests. I look forward to your return next year.
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5

What's Not to Love !

  • 5 of 5

Great condo, well decorated with tasteful artwork all done by local artisans, a real home away from home. I can't think of anything that wasn't provided. At sunset we like to sit outside on the balcony and sip a glass of wine. The view is outstanding.

Two coffee shops are literally feet from the building which is located next to a large park and upscale restaurant.

A few short blocks away you'll find either a 24 hr. fitness or an LA Fitness.

During our stay we ate Peruvian, Thai, Mexican, Italian, Deli, you name it...and we sampled some of the best beer Oregon has to offer. We saw movies, went to live theater, took a gondola ride, toured the zoo, visited the Japanese and Chinese gardens. We did all this without needing our car! Trains, trolley cars or a casual walk, and you're there.

Everyone we met anywhere was incredibly friendly, really! The restaurants in the Pearl and further downtown are as numerous as those in San Francisco. Don't miss the iconic ice cream company, Salt and Straw and for a great Ruben, Kornblats, both on 23rd street, a short walk from the condo. I would recommend booking this condo as early as possible.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

No stay in Portland is complete without a visit to Powells, the largest book store in the U.S. Just a 6 minute walk or hop on the streetcar for 3 stops.

The Pearl has evolved to be a boutique and shopping paradise. We've got the finest boutiques, antique shops, galleries and specialty stores, too numerous to mention, & everything for the outdoor enthusiast.

The streetcar can take you directly to the Cultural district, about a 10 minute ride, where you’ll find the Portland Museum, concert halls, movie theaters and Portland State University.

If you haven’t heard about NW 23rd Street – you’ll want to check out that area as well. On a nice day, it's a delightful walk as it’s only 13 blocks away but you’ll want to return on the streetcar given all the packages you’ll be carrying. Before the Pearl evolved, it was THE shopping street in town. With an ambiance similar to Manhattan's Greenwich Village, this boutique enclave is scattered with unique shops, restaurants and cafes.

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Snowboarding, Wildlife, Rock Climbing, Spa, Racquetbal, lBasketball Court.

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Call Owner for Discounted Rates for Stays longer than 1month. Pay by check and avoid additional service fees. No Portland Lodging Tax for monthly renters.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.