Over three years ago, two local Portland Airbnb hosts started a conversation with City Hall about how to make it easier to share the home in which they live. The resulting legislation made Portland the first city in the world to pass home sharing regulations.
Today, Airbnb collects and remits taxes on behalf of our hosts. This last year alone, we helped generate $128.5 million in economic activity and supported 1,900 jobs across Portland’s many neighborhoods and small businesses. We continue to work with the city to promote responsible hosting and to make it possible for every Portlander to share the home in which they live.
Spotlight: Airbnb host Shannon welcomes the world to her door
Airbnb host Shannon is a lifelong Portlander who unabashedly loves her city and connecting with her guests. “Because of home sharing I have friendships all over the world now — and I am thankful for it,” she says. “That’s why I’ll never stop doing this, because [home sharing] creates a culture of family.
Portland’s first-ever independent home sharing conference is a smash hit
On Saturday, April 22nd, over 200 Portland hosts successfully gathered for Host2Host, a first-ever full-day home sharing conference organized and executed independently by hosts. The conference brought together hosts from around the northwest, including as far away as Canada, to support connection, education, and advancement for home sharing.