Susan, the Cottage and Barn owner, discovered her passion for design AND hospitality and put these to good use in creating these two Portland guesthouses.  She's lived in Portland's Ladd's Addition neighborhood for almost 25 years originally hailing from L.A. and living for a few years each in NYC, Maui and the eastern Sierra Mountains. Hospitality is in her DNA, having previously managed vacation rentals in Nicaragua and on Maui. She's an avid backpacker, fly fisher, cyclist and gardener - growing perennials and organic vegetables in her backyard.  Food is another of her loves, so seeking out new fine dining opportunities as well as unique food trucks and sharing them with guests is her quest. During your stay, she can lay low, offering privacy or be a resource for your intro to Portland's many interesting offerings. For inspiration, these evocative words speak volumes to Susan. " Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray"......Rumi