Bill’s Blue House is literally around the corner from hip Alberta street—lots of great cafes, restaurants, shops etc. The beautifully renovated house is simply and tastefully decorated with a unique dash of Portland feel thrown in. The two upstairs bedrooms are spacious, with plenty of closet space and huge comfortable beds. They share an old, beautifully tiled and very clean bathroom. Bill is so hospitable, a wonderful baker and a kind and generous person. After I’d arrived by bus and settled in, he immediately loaded me into his car and delivered me to the place I was scheduled to visit a few blocks away, because he didn’t want me to walk it in the downpour that had just begun. The next day he offered some of his delicious homemade cranberry relish to bring to a family Thanksgiving. I look forward to staying at his home again when I visit Portland.