We are looking for a new place to live! We want to rent a house (or possibly an apartment, see below).

These are the things that are non-negotiable:

  • within a 30 min drive of Portland, OR (but not Gresham)
  • $1500 or less monthly rent
  • at least 2 bedrooms
  • no stairs/steps (a couple of outdoor steps are okay if there is room for a long ramp, a basement is okay if most of the place is on one level)
  • hardwood or concrete floors everywhere (no carpet)
  • full-size step-in shower stall(s). It can have a small lip, but it can’t be high like a tub.
  • cats allowed
  • soundproof (or soundproof-able) room for P’s office (a bedroom might work)
  • if an apartment, must be corner unit

We would strongly prefer:

  • a house (even a duplex or triplex) over an apartment
  • as close to Portland as possible

And this is our dream list:

  • no stairs/steps at all
  • handicapped-accessible kitchen appliances
  • handicapped-accessible cupboards and pantries (low height)
  • wide doorways
  • fabulous, kind, helpful, considerate, and unobtrusive off-site landlady/landlord, eager to fix or replace things when needed.
  • at least 1.5 bathrooms
  • clothes washing machine and dryer free and on site
  • lawn maintenance provided and paid for by landlord – or even better, no lawn at all
  • shade trees and flowers and birdbath/birdfeeders in the yard
  • porch swing
  • solid construction for minimal noise leakage
  • free standing (single family unit)
  • built-in garage that connects to the house
  • our own private driveway
  • covered porches
  • covered mailbox safe from the rain
  • quiet + friendly neighborhood
  • soft, quiet lighting throughout
  • big, openable windows on all sides
  • pretty views
  • ceiling fans
  • central air conditioning
  • central heat
  • fireplace
  • a ginormous bathtub
  • strong water pressure
  • lots of cabinets and a pantry in the kitchen
  • lots of counter space in the kitchen
  • built-in dishwasher
  • modern appliances
  • built-in bookshelves
  • colorful walls (or permission to paint them)
  • east of the river, west of 82nd

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