I'm a Unitarian Universalist minister. Hawthorne is a rental manager. His brother, Hunter, lives with us in Portland.
Hosts, we would be particularly grateful for wifi. (Our Sprint connectivity doesn't always work.)
We tour the SW in the Winter and the NW in the Fall and Spring traveling from congregation to congregation. Usually we park at the congregation's grounds but sometimes we like to sight-see!
SO grateful that we have the opportunity to see the country and experience different communities in our sweet little portable home.
Thorne is an amazing researcher - can figure anything out. I offer spiritual accompaniment (including "physiodivina" using tarot, runes, Rumi cards and other sources of inspiration), and am a wedding officiant (see http://amybeltaine.info)
We have an elderly beagle and a cat, who do not travel with us.
We travel where my preaching schedule takes us. Usually to warm places in winter and green places in spring-summer-fall, throughout the West... And we are imagining a trip East at some point. We are particularly grateful for a space in LA which is near Thorne's godmother.
19' escape (Fiberglas) travel trailer. Pull it with a Honda Pilot. No slides. No decorations. People who see it say "Niiice trailer" :)
Nice couple. Perfect job parking their trailer in my narrow driveway. So quiet I didn't even knew they were here and didn't hear a thing when they left.. I'm sure my neighbors were thankful too.
The host was very pleasant. Accommodated me with shady, quiet on-street parking as the driveway was busy with family visitors. Worked out well. Thank you!
We had a great little just-passing-through stay with Abeltaine (don’t you hate calling people by their HANDLE!). So very kind, and accommodating! Thanks so much. Highly recommend!
Amy and her son Corry were taking so much care of us-it was incredible!
Even though Amy was not inland Corry took over the organization and did it with so much care. He offered us a lot of help and even picked us up from Portland when we were underestimating the public transportation to return home. Also we forgot our hats in his car and angel Corry just brought it to us to Portland. We had very nice conversations. The neighborhood was very quiet and so the whole Boondocking experience was just Great! Thank you so much for everything and please contact us when you come visit Montréal:) Take care, Patrycja & Patrick and daughters Sophia and Camille
Amy & Thorne were incredibly nice and fun people! I had a wonderful visit in my little trailer while my tow unit was being serviced, and I will not forget their hospitality. Just a great first experience with Boondockers Welcome! Thanks, you two!
We had a quiet comfortable stay here, and a delightful hour chatting next morning.
Hope to see you up in BC.
We spent one night at their boondocking spot just outside downtown Portland. Everything was fine, thanks again for letting us stay :-)
Very nice people when we did talk.
Mostly though, they just gave me my space which is what I needed.
This is a great spot, not far from downtown.
And even though it's in the heart of the city, it's very quiet and peaceful.
This was my first stay and I am thankful for the host's generosity in being a Portland boondocker! We coordinated via text, which worked well for me. Abeltaine recommended a good spot to eat nearby as well. I rolled into the driveway around 9:30 and set up for sleeping and texted that I had arrived. In the morning I woke before the host and did a little yoga inside their back fenced area (which they had offered as space I could use if needed), and then I hit the road. Thank you Abeltaine for your generosity.
Easy to find and they provided access to power and internet, which was much appreciated! Location close enough to downtown that it was a cheap Lyft to take to get to the action but far enough away that it was a nice quiet neighbourhood.
Abeltaine was a great host for us. They had good recommandation for spot to visit in Portland. There location is great, in a quiet neighbourhood. They also provided electricity and water.
We would visit them again anytime!!
Very responsive, accommodating, and very easy to work with. Provided clear instructions.
The driveway is very level with a (rather bright) streetlight at the end. It was a hot Saturday night and the neighborhood quieted down after midnight and was so quiet into the morning that I overslept!
Abeltaine were terrific hosts. They were very responsive and accommodating and had a great location that allowed us to bike and walk and have a wonderful experience of Portland. If you're going to Portland, be sure to bring your bikes! Thanks for hosting us Abeltaine.
Abeltaine was a great host for us on a (not so) recent trip to Portland. Our respective schedules were kind of all over the place, but they were more than willing to be flexible with the days we needed.
A bit of a delayed recommendation on our part, but in no way reflective of Abeltaine's hospitality. We would recommend, and stay again.
Abeltaine was very friendly and incredibly welcoming, and not only allowed us to park in her driveway, but also very generously allowed us use of her power and water during our stay. Her spot was big enough for our rig (23 feet with slide).
Access to her drive was very easy.
Great location, convenient to downtown.
We were very pleased to be able to stay with Abeltaine during our time in the area and would not hesitate to stay there again in the future if the space is available!
Amy and Thorne were great hosts. They were busy doing some home repairs so we didn't catch up at length but nevertheness they helped us feel at home and provided guidance for using the buses into Portland (very simple one hour journey). Thanks so much for giving us the chance to explore your wonderful city!
We stayed with abeltaine for one evening as we traveled through from Seattle. We appreciated their spot, and their accommodation as we ended up being about 2 hours later than we originally thought. We were able to get some much needed rest and to catch up on work before heading back on the road. Thanks again!