Welcome (again) to Portland in the Fall. This is one of our favorite times of the year with a return to hoodies and sweaters, fun seasonal menus and tasty beverages, pumpkin spice everything, lots more board games and movies, leaves changing colors, overflowing gutters and street drains, not to mention muddy shoes and umbrellas!
There are a few things you can do to make your hosting experience this fall and winter the best in can be.
Take time to check the gutters and downspouts and clear them of debris so you don’t have problems with water in the unit.
Clear the Air
Especially because of the impact of nearby Eagle Creek fire, now is a great time to change your furnace filter. We have noted significant build-up on the ones we’ve already changed out and definitely recommend taking a look at them as we head into colder temperatures.
Watch for fallen debris and clear the street drains to make parking and walking easy for your guests. Consider buying salt or a snow shovel to have on-hand for our potential snowy season so you can treat walkways and ensure a safe pathway for your guests.
Consider offering a few umbrellas or extra blankets for guest comfort during the upcoming cold and rainy season. Many of our visitors are from warmer climates and they appreciate the extra thoughtful touches that make their stay that much better.