Come Visit Portlandia!

Traveling Group
  • Chris (2)
  • Sorrel Montessori teacher (1)
  • Baby (1)
  • sometimes Grandma & Grandpa (1)


Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Open to Any Dates
  • Hawaii, USA

    August 2 — July 31, 2015 These dates are flexible

    Ideally, looking to set up a week or two long exchange to any of the islands.

  • Bend, OR, USA

    January 1 — January 31, 2015 These dates are flexible

    We travel frequently to Bend, so let us know if you'd like to arrange a weekend or longer exchange

  • Ashland, OR 97520, USA

    January 1 — December 31, 2015

  • Nisswa, MN, USA

    January 1 — August 31, 2015 These dates are flexible

    A summer exchange in the Gull Lake area

  • Colorado, USA

    June 1 — September 1, 2015 These dates are flexible

    We're interested in visiting locations throughout Colorado in summer 2015.


  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • River Rafting/Boating
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Yoga/Meditation
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
  • Theater/Cinema
Especially Passionate About
Hiking and Exploring

Hiking and Exploring

We love exploring natural areas, whether on land or in the water. Hiking, swimming, snorkling, skipping rocks, picnicking, etc, etc, are some of our favorite things to do. We also love sight-seeing when we visit, and getting to know the people and places of the area.

Vacation Type

Exchange Reviews

June - July 2013

We really enjoyed our exchange to Portland in 2013. Chris and ...

Alix and Scott
Alix and Scott from Edinburgh said

We really enjoyed our exchange to Portland in 2013. Chris and Sorrel have a beautiful home and left us great advice and resources to help us the get the most out of our trip. There was even dinner in the fridge for the night we arrived which was much appreciated :-) The house was really convenient for using public transport and we also liked being able to walk to restaurants in the evening. We had a great time exploring and hiking in and around Portland and used the car for day trips to the coast and to Mount Hood. The whole process of arranging the exchange was smooth and easy, and Chris and Sorrel were friendly and helpful exchange partners. A great trip and exchange.

Exchange photos from :
Christopher & Sorrel
What we said about Alix and Scott's house:

We had a terrific exchange with Alix and Scott. The communication leading up to the exchange was great, and we had almost daily contact via email to ask a couple questions and share travel experiences. The house was immaculate and comfortable, and they left us a few fun souvenirs for our arrival; as well as juice, fruit, and milk to get us started until we could hit the grocery store (just a mile or so away). The view from their house is spectacular, not only looking down on the city of Edinburgh, but also because it backs up to the Observatory/green space, where we went for a hike or jog almost every day, with 360 degree views of the whole city (picture below). While we prefer to use public transportation on our trips, and it was a quick walk from their house to hop a bus into the city, we also did a car exchange, and their car worked well for all our day trips outside of town. Back at our home in Portland, they took wonderful care of our house, our garden, and our rabbit; and we arrived to a spotlessly clean home upon our return. We loved the whole trip and experience, thanks again.