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Friendly Bike Guest House

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4039 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227-1446
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#7 of 54 Specialty lodging in Portland
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Friendly Bike Guest House provides cyclist oriented accommodations for individuals and groups in one of Portland's most Bike friendly close-in historic neighborhoods. Surrounded by numerous pubs, restaurants, farmers markets and nightspots on Williams Ave and the nearby Mississippi Ave and Alberta Arts District, Friendly Bike Guest House is ideally situated to explore the unique and eclectic community for which Portland is famous. Friendly Bike Guest House has become a respite from the road for numerous travelers from around the country and around the world. Although the facilities have been developed with cyclists needs in mind, many travelers arriving on transit or four wheels of their own have found comfort and camaraderie here in the center of Portland culture.
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Crystal M wrote a review Aug 2019
Frisco, Colorado4 contributions
We flew to Portland with bikes. We were able to put our bikes together here, have a place to stay and help from the host to find somewhere to eat and pack up. We are very grateful to the host for allowing us to store our bike boxes and for the tools to put our bikes together. We would surely return!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Joaly84 wrote a review Sep 2018
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This was a last minute reservation after 7pm when I had no hope . Chris is an amazing host. He got me in late , gave me a great deal on the room and let me stay few hours after my check out as my flight was delayed. The place is peaceful , very clean and the area is close to everything you want in walking distance. I highly recommend this place and I would Absolutely stay here again. Love it and thanks again Chris , you are amazing.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Christopher F, Former Owner at Friendly Bike Guest House
Responded 27 Jun 2019
Thank You very much for your review and to all the other guests who have taken the time to review our establishment over the years. I have really enjoyed opening and operating The Friendly Bike Guest House over the last 10years. The Business is now under new management and I am assured that the same level of care will be provided to all our guests moving forward. Thanks Again for a great adventure.
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Zul J wrote a review Nov 2017
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution1 helpful vote
Stayed at the FBGH for 25 nights and couldn't have been more satisfied with the experience. Chris squeezed me in at the last minute after another AirBnB host tried to pull a fast one on me one day before i was due to arrive in Portland... should've just booked here in the first place! Stayed in both quad-share and twin-share rooms and everything was in place for a most pleasant experience. Priced well, everything works as it should and the guesthouse experience of meeting and mingling with fellow travelers can't be beat. Perfect choice if you're travelling with a bike especially with- *Clean, comfortable facilities & laundry room available for your use *Lockable storage for your bike, plenty space for bike box/bags *Work stand and work bench for you to wrench/pack your bike *Great location in NE Portland... minutes to everything and short ride to downtown *Coming to the UBI? (1 min stroll away), you SHOULD stay here, it's a no-brainer.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Room Tip: Top floor is nicer/newer, but the lower floor is way more convenient!
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Response from Christopher F, Owner at Friendly Bike Guest House
Responded 20 Nov 2017
Hey Zul, It was a pleasure having you and I really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Of course you are welcome back anytime and the UBI discount will always apply. Thanks again for the review and for choosing to stay at Friendly Bike. Have a great holiday, Cheers! Chris @ FBGH
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Hunter C wrote a review Sep 2017
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Stayed here while going to UBI, Chris and his wife are awesome people. Super inviting space and vibes. Nice accommodations for nice living. Props to Chris for returning my rental bike for me when I couldn't, due to my own lack of planning. Sorry the review took a while but I didn't forget you guys :)
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Jim R wrote a review Jul 2017
Bellingham, Washington317 contributions157 helpful votes
UBI is less than half block away via alley, so if you're attending bike school, this is most convenient. My private room was clean, functional, and a good value. During a week stay, there was almost no kitchen use and little bathroom competition on the upper floor. Grocery store is within walking distance. This is a hostel - not a hotel, so I'm leaving the "service" rating blank. I never did meet owner Chris, most likely because I was either in class or on a wonderful Portland bike trip. But his phone number is posted and maps and books in the living area were a very nice touch.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Room Tip: Enjoyed upstairs.
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J517NEthomasm wrote a review Feb 2017
Taos, New Mexico2 contributions1 helpful vote
I've pedalled into town and down North Williams Street to the guest house three times recently and feel quite at home and relaxed during my stays. It's central location makes exploring the neighborhood and adjacent interesting areas easy by bike or on foot. The kitchen, common room, and the bike work space downstairs facilitate getting to know fellow travellers, a primary reason why I chose to stay at guest houses/ hostels. The rooms provide quiet space. I've slept well each night on the comfortable beds and because the other folks that stay here are considerate.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Room Tip: The single and the two bed rooms on the first floor off the common room and each was comfortable...
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Kevin L wrote a review Feb 2017
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Stayed at Friendly Bike while attending a training program for work and had a great community to come "home" to every night. The location is a great easy ride to downtown. The owners are present and friendly. The building is clean and warm. The neighborhood has plenty to explore if you are only in town for a day or so and won't make it to the rest of the city.
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Anna S wrote a review Jan 2017
Ferndale, Washington6 contributions
The house was perfectly comfortable, clean and convenient to UBI. I am a middle-aged woman, and shared the downstairs apartment with fellow students, in the bunk room with three young men. The hostel website said that they don't have separate accommodations for women but I have had male roommates before so I figured we could all be sensible about it. I think maybe I cramped their style(s) more than they did anything to make me feel uncomfortable. Obviously it's not for everyone.
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Date of stay: October 2016
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L C wrote a review Dec 2016
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I stayed here about two months ago, and Chris and his wife are the best. Any help I needed with regards to biking around the city or taking a cab, they gladly provided information. Clean space and good vibes.
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Owen M wrote a review Nov 2016
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My family and I recently rented the top floor apartment for a weekend reunion. Four adults and three kids. We loved the neighborhood. It was a quick walk to coffee, yoga, playground, a variety of restaurants and bars, and a large natural foods store. It was also easy to grab a bus into downtown. The lodging itself was very clean and comfortable. Stocked with magazines, board games, and a minimal, but functional kitchen. Large bathroom. I would HIGHLY recommend staying here. We'll certainly be back!
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Friendly Bike Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Friendly Bike Guest House?
Nearby attractions include EaT: An Oyster Bar (0.3 km), Hipcooks (0.3 km), and Queen Bee Creations (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Friendly Bike Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Is parking available at Friendly Bike Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Friendly Bike Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ned Ludd, Life of Pie Pizza, and Eem.
Are there any historical sites close to Friendly Bike Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Portland Center Stage at The Armory (3.4 km), Old Church (4.4 km), and Japanese American Historical Plaza (3.1 km).