Upstairs studio over our detached garage in the NE Portland’s nicest neighborhood. Walk to Alberta, Broadway, & Lloyd District; two bus lines a few steps away. Private entrance, deck, queen bed, full bath, complete kitchenette, wifi, and local art.
The windows look out into the tree tops, and the studio feels snug and cozy, so we call it the Irvington Nest. Built to match our nearly 100 year old bungalow, it's got modern features like double pane windows so it's warm and quiet. Pine floors and reclaimed wood trim contrast with a well-equipped stainless steel kitchenette that features induction cook tops.
Jim provides extra virgin olive oil and other specialty ingredients to many of Portland's best restaurants, so the Nest is stocked with the basics for cooking if you get carried away at the farmers market or the grocery store just a block away.
Great coffee shops, restaurants, and bars are within walking distance, and Jim is happy to offer recommendations for great eating to fit any budget. Irving Park, a short walk down Klickitat Street, offers public tennis courts, basketball hoops, and plenty of open space.
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You'll have complete privacy, but we're both available to answer questions or offer recommendations about the neighborhood, Portland, and the rest of the region.
Our small dog Toby might greet you with a bark or two, but he can't get into your private space.
Please note that the Nest can only accommodate 2 adults.
The Irvington Nest is licensed by the City of Portland as an Accessory Short Term Rental, permit number 15-115235-000-00-HO.
This is a residential area, so quiet times before 7 am and after 10 pm mean no wild parties, please. Absolutely no smoking inside or on the upstairs deck, but there’s a covered area with a bench along the back walkway. No children or pets.
Use of candles, incense, or anything that requires combustion in any form is not allowed.
Using towels to remove makeup or other uses that permanently stain the towels will result in a charge to the security deposit.
Jim Dixon and Judith Rizzio have lived in their Irvington house for nearly 25 years. Jim's small business, Real Good Food, supplies Portland's best restaurants and home cooks with extra virgin olive oil, hand-harvested sea salt, and other special ingredients that make life taste good. Jim's also a recovering food writer and loves to cook and eat.
Judith recently retired from a 25 year career providing HIV/AIDS services, but she still works with Benefit Auctions 360 raising money for local nonprofit agencies. Judith started and performed with The Fallen Angel Choir during their long run as Portland's best all-woman, a capella, political satire, holiday choir. She's responsible for the local art that decorates the Irvington Nest, much of which she found at neighborhood garage sales. One of her discoveries was featured on the Antiques Road Show.
Jim and Judith travel to New Orleans frequently to visit family; their other favorite destination is Italy (which is how Jim got into the olive oil business). Judith will be your primary contact during your stay and looks forward to meeting you.