We exchanged houses with this lovely family in summer 2013 (Portland - Amsterdam). We exchanged for almost 6 weeks and including cars. We definitely had a lot of fun preparing for this exchange with lots emails back and forth, and excellent help from Stephen and Lea. When we arrived the fridge was filled for the first couple of days and they had prepared a great binder with a lot of useful information. A warm welcome. We had an overall wonderful experience in Portland, Oregon and California. Stephen & Lea own a fantastic and large house in a quiet neighborhood, not too far from downtown Portland and with all amenities, facilities and interesting places to visit close by. We could use basically all we needed, camp gear, bikes, etc.. The family is very friendly, helpful and are very easy to communicate with. At the end of our exchange we had a nice BBQ at our place and had a fun evening together sharing our experiences (see picture). I would definitely strongly recommend Portland and even more the lovely house and people behind this listing. All in all it was one of the best holidays for us ever.