Welcome to Portland, Oregon home of great food and craftsmanship!

Traveling Group
  • Cindi Stay at home mom (49)
  • Jeff Teacher (54)
  • Jackson Student (16)
  • Tucker Student (14)

Listings

Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Mexico

    June 15 — August 25, 2015 These dates are flexible

  • Spain

    June 15 — August 25, 2015 These dates are flexible

  • France

    June 15 — August 25, 2015 These dates are flexible

  • Paris, France

    June 15 — August 25, 2015 These dates are flexible

  • Madrid, Spain

    June 15 — August 25, 2015 These dates are flexible

Interests

  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Culinary Travel
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
  • Theater/Cinema
Especially Passionate About

We love to read, eat local foods and to explore new places!

We loved to travel anywhere so please ask! Our summers are best for long trips. We love exploring off-the-beaten path and local sites.

Vacation Type
6

Exchange Reviews

January - December 2010

A great Exchange! We loved Portland and especially the area ...

Clas&Hedda
Clas&Hedda from Åre N said

A great Exchange! We loved Portland and especially the area where we stayed. We also appreciated the contact with the family and the way they had organized the whole thing. Very professional exchangers. We even had an opportunity to use their summer house by the sea (pictured below).

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Cindi & Jeff
What we said about Clas&Hedda's house:

We had a lovely exchange with Hedda and her family. They were kind enough to host us during our overlap time and we greatly enjoyed their hospitality. They have a very comfortable and beautiful home. The home is in a great location and we were able to walk to many places. What great memories we have of our exchange to Sweden and the wonderful family we met.

January - December 2010

We stayed in Cindis and Jeffs house in a great ...

John
John from Nassau said

We stayed in Cindis and Jeffs house in a great neighbourhood in Portland. The house was great but most of all Cindi and Jeff we SO KIND and helpful. A great exchange. Would do it again in a heartbeat. Thoroughly recommended.

Cindi & Jeff
What we said about John's house:

John and Shantell were wonderful exchange partners. They really helped us know the area with tips for beaches, sites to see and restaurants. We enjoyed their spacious vacation home and wonderful beach access. Out the door and down a block and there was the beach. Our two boys loved exploring the cove and found many wonderful sea treasures. Snorkeling around the cove was very enjoyable. We hosted additional family members while in the Bahamas and the vacation house had plenty of room for all. Neighbors were welcoming also. We spent a very special month in the Bahamas and would recommend it to anyone. John and Shantell's boys were wonderful guests at our house and such charmers! Our boys loved meeting them.

January - December 2010

The essence of Portland. This first exchange has hooked us! ...

Susan and John
Susan and John from Ashland said

The essence of Portland. This first exchange has hooked us! Cindi and Jeff literally wrote the book on staying at their house - every question we had was explained clearly, which really made us feel at home. The very comfortable back yard, combined with the community garden right across the street, balanced the exciting and often frantic pace of the city so beautifully that we country mice left feeling relaxed. The house is charming and nostalgic, very thoughtfully remodeled, in a similarly atmospheric neighborhood, very fun to walk around, encounter spontaneous art, and chat with the neighbors. It is a fantastic location for experiencing the wonders of Portland while being able to retreat from the wilder life only 2 blocks away. The river, the esplanade, OMSI and the major bike route are all very close, so folks riding 2 wheels have wonderful access to a large part of the city within just a few minutes. We only hope all our exchanges will be so friendly and comfortable and we thank Cindi, Jeff and family for their fabulous introduction.

Cindi & Jeff
What we said about Susan and John's house:

We had a great trade with Susan and John. Lovely home near good shopping area. Home was very comfortable and easy to stay in. Cats were very easy to care for, friendly but not clingy. Absolutely beautiful garden! Susan and John were easy to work with on planning our exchange and very responsive to our emails. We give them an all-around GREAT recommendation should you want to visit Ashland.

July - August 2013

We had such a great time staying at Cyndi and ...

Autumn
Autumn from Washington said

We had such a great time staying at Cyndi and Jeff's house in Portland! They are so organized that it was very easy to find everything, figure out how things worked, etc. And their house was so perfect for our 3 kids, with great toys and a clubhouse outside. They were also just a joy to work with in the planning of the trip. We would recommend an exchange with them 100%!

Cindi & Jeff
What we said about Autumn's house:

Amazingly central location. We used bus and Metro to get into central DC for all the sites and activities. So nice not to have to drive. Friendly neighborhood with park one block away, easy to walk to major grocery store. We enjoyed nearby Takoma Park and Jamacian restaurant nearby the house. Thanks for the homegrown tomatoes!

July - July 2014

First of all, let me start by saying how wonderful ...

Brian and Liz
Brian and Liz from Brooklyn said

First of all, let me start by saying how wonderful Cindi and Jeff were to trade with! We were traveling with our two-year-old son and they went out of their way to gather baby gear to help make our stay more comfortable. They have a beautiful, immaculate home in a prime location in the center of the Hawthorne district. One of our favorite things to do was to barbecue in their backyard and enjoy the scenery. We walked everywhere, and found the location to be very convenient to grocery shopping, restaurants, parks, transit, and more. We communicated frequently during our stay and they left our home spotless. A seamless and pleasant exchange.

Cindi & Jeff
What we said about Brian and Liz's house:

Great home in a great location. Enjoyed the view immensely. Lots of interesting local activities plus super close to the Lower East Side. We walked everywhere, found the train close by and even used the local buses a lot. Two easy grocery choices within short walk. Loved using the local water taxi service. Location worked well for our family of four. Access to Netflix made down time fun too. Liz and Brian were easy to communicate with, clear in their directions and left our house super clean. A pleasure to trade with.

January - December 2010

Cindi and Jeff were a pleasure to exchange with! They ...

Audrey
Audrey from Brooklyn said

Cindi and Jeff were a pleasure to exchange with! They had a beautiful home, brimming with personality, a lovely backyard, and a great neighborhood. But even more importantly, every question we had was answered. They were thoughtful and kind and helpful and left us lots of useful info and ideas. This was our first home exchange and Cindi and Jeff made it an amazing experience. I can't wait to do another!

Cindi & Jeff
What we said about Audrey's house:

Easy exchange with a friendly couple. Great Brooklyn location - loved the easy access to the museum, library and Farmers Market. Roof top deck was a lovely view. Found lots of good places to eat nearby.