Upcoming Meetups

    • Thu, February 22, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Zoom
    • 76

    Boost Your Bookings: Elevate Your Rental by Improving Your Photos

    Unlock the full potential of your short-term rental with our exclusive Picture Perfect: Photography Tips panel! Join us for an informative event designed specifically for Host2Host members eager to enhance their listings through the power of photography. This enlightening panel features three seasoned professional photographers specializing in real estate and short-term rental  photography.

    Learn firsthand how to capture the unique charm and appeal of your property, transforming your listings into visually captivating experiences that stand out in a competitive market. Our panelists will share insider secrets on the best angles, lighting techniques, and styling tips to showcase your space in its best light. Whether you're a beginner or have some photography know-how, these practical insights will empower you to create stunning visuals that resonate with potential guests.

    Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your rental's appeal and attract more bookings. Secure your spot now and get ready to transform your rental with photographs that tell a compelling story!


    Expert Panel Photographers Include:

    Carlos CamarenaCarlos Camarena has long been a strong supporter of Host2Host, currently contributing ideas and enthusiasm to our Education Committee. His expertise in short-term rental and real estate photography spans almost a decade and he's excited to share what he has learned with our hosts. Carlos lives with his wife in Mt. Hood.

    Amina MoreauRadious founder, Amina Moreau, has a professional photography background and has paid special attention to make sure all the listings on Radious have inspiring imagery that create a compelling call to action. She would love to share things hosts should consider on the photography front, whether for Radious, Airbnb, VRBO, or any other context. 

    Jared WhitneyOver the past decade, Jared Whitney has emerged as a seasoned freelance commercial, travel, and family photographer with extensive experience in interior, architectural, and real estate photography - including STRs and ADUs. He currently resides on the Portland's West Side with his wife, Beccah.


    Virtual Meet-up Pricing:

    • Host2Host Members - Free 
    • Non Members - $15

      Become a Host2Host Member the day of the meet-up and we'll deduct your meet-up fee from membership.


      Host2Host supports the individual home-sharing host who is committed to build community, through education, advocacy & professional hospitality.


      Video & Photo Release:  Host2Host takes video and pictures at its events for use in its newsletter, website, social media sites and other marketing, as deemed appropriate. By attending this event, you consent to this activity and grant Host2Host unrestricted use of your image. If youdo not agree, please do not attend the meeting.

      Disclaimer: As part of our Meet-ups and other events, Host2Host may invite individuals to present information on topics of interest as a service to our members. The views they express are their own. Host2Host makes no recommendation or endorsement of the views presented.

    Past Meetups

    Wed, December 13, 2023 Host2Host 2023 Holiday Gathering
    Thu, November 09, 2023 Tax Time Gotchas & General Membership Meeting
    Wed, October 18, 2023 Slow Season Survival
    Thu, September 21, 2023 The State of Short-term Rentals in Portland, Oregon & Beyond
    Thu, June 15, 2023 Amenities that Matter
    Wed, May 24, 2023 Direct Booking Panel Discussion
    Thu, April 20, 2023 3rd Annual Vendor Showcase
    Sat, March 18, 2023 In-Person Meetup
    Thu, February 23, 2023 Becoming RentABLE - Increase Your Hosting Opportunities
    Wed, December 14, 2022 2022 FUN(d) Raising Party - Free!
    Wed, November 09, 2022 Talking Taxes with the Experts
    Thu, October 20, 2022 Re-Opening Your STR, A Panel Discussion
    Thu, September 08, 2022 Travel Portland In-Person Meetup
    Thu, May 19, 2022 Cleaners: Your Most Valuable Partner
    Wed, March 09, 2022 2nd Annual Vendor Showcase
    Thu, February 24, 2022 Heart 2 Heart Meet-up
    Wed, December 15, 2021 Bon Voyage 2021! Fun(d) Raising Party - Free!
    Wed, November 10, 2021 It's Time to Talk Taxes Meet-up
    Wed, September 29, 2021 Airbnb presents - Product Updates & Refugee Program
    Wed, September 15, 2021 Peer to Peer Discussion of Airbnb Platform Changes
    Thu, July 15, 2021 Travel Portland presents: This is Portland!
    Thu, June 10, 2021 City of Portland STR Tax Use & PTR Meet-up
    Tue, May 11, 2021 Business Affiliate Member Showcase Meet-up
    Tue, April 13, 2021 Understanding Niche Listing Sites Meet-up
    Tue, March 09, 2021 Guest Screening in a Changing Landscape Meet-up
    Wed, February 10, 2021 HostGPO - New Member Benefit - Free to all
    Tue, January 12, 2021 Hopes and Plans for 2021 Meet-up
    Tue, December 08, 2020 Bon Voyage 2020! Happy Hour & Gift Giveaway - Free!
    Tue, November 10, 2020 Get Your Taxes in Order!
    Mon, October 12, 2020 A Conversation with Airbnb
    Tue, September 22, 2020 Are You Covered? STR Insurance Panel
    Tue, August 18, 2020 Build a Direct Booking Business
    Tue, July 21, 2020 Is it Time to Host Again?
    Tue, June 09, 2020 The ABC's of Short, Mid & Long-Term Rentals
    Wed, May 20, 2020 Navigating Our Emotions Through a Pandemic
    Mon, April 20, 2020 Lessons from "Mr. Clean" Virtual Meet-up
    Wed, April 15, 2020 Virtual Stimulus Package Meet-up
    Wed, March 11, 2020 Postponed: Are You Covered? STR Insurance Panel of Experts
    Thu, February 20, 2020 Airbnb Experiences: Unique Activities Hosted By Locals
    Thu, January 09, 2020 House Rules, Boundaries & Spin Laundry Tour
    Tue, December 10, 2019 Time to Get Your Taxes in Order!
    Tue, November 12, 2019 Short-Term Rental Platform Changes & General Membership Meeting
    Thu, September 19, 2019 Legal & Regulatory Issues Meet-up
    Tue, August 20, 2019 Homeless in our Community Meet-up
    Wed, July 17, 2019 Meet, Munch & Mingle - Potluck Picnic and Campfire
    Sat, June 29, 2019 Touch Stay Digital Guidebook Meet-up
    Thu, May 16, 2019 Travel Portland Greets Host2Host Meet-up
    Tue, April 09, 2019 Tapping Into Cannabis Tourism Meetup
    Tue, February 12, 2019 Passthrough Registration Process Meetup
    Tue, January 08, 2019 Get Ready for the New Tax Year! Meet-Up
    Wed, November 14, 2018 Understanding Implicit Bias
    Tue, September 18, 2018 Co-Host Collaborative
    Wed, August 22, 2018 The Future of Urban Living with a Dweller ADU
    Mon, July 16, 2018 gHost Stories and "Our Best Guest" Open Mic
    Tue, May 15, 2018 New Hosts + Experienced Hosts Meet & Greet sponsored by H2H and Airbnb
    Tue, April 17, 2018 A Beautiful Space To Share
    Wed, March 14, 2018 “Proposed Policy Changes from Portland’s City Hall: How Will They Impact You?”
    Mon, January 15, 2018 Bedbug Horrors!
    Thu, November 16, 2017 Taxes, Taxes, Taxes!
    Tue, October 17, 2017 Diversity & Anti-discrimination
    Sat, October 14, 2017 Speed Hosting
    Wed, September 06, 2017 Airbnb Experiences
    Wed, August 16, 2017 Service Animals
    Tue, July 18, 2017 Hostfully; Co-hosting
    Mon, June 19, 2017 Are you ready for the HOT SEAT
    Tue, February 21, 2017 Instant Book
    Mon, February 13, 2017 Tax Time
    Tue, January 24, 2017 Insurance
    Mon, December 19, 2016 Properly Housecleaning Workshop
    Tue, November 29, 2016 Showcase your Space
    Tue, October 04, 2016 Get Properly
    Tue, August 16, 2016 Travel Portland
    Mon, July 11, 2016 Airbnb Insurance & Reviews
    Wed, June 22, 2016 Let's Have a Mash-up
    Wed, May 11, 2016 Sex, Drugs & Rock & Roll
    Tue, April 19, 2016 Taking your Hosting Experience up a Notch!
    Wed, March 23, 2016 When Things Go Wrong
    Thu, February 25, 2016 PDX Registration Q&A
    Wed, January 20, 2016 Tax Talk w/ H&R Block
    Thu, December 10, 2015 Airbnb Paris Experiences
    Thu, October 15, 2015 Meet Airbnb HQ
    Mon, September 14, 2015 Open Topic Month
    Mon, August 17, 2015 Goal Setting Discussion
    Tue, July 14, 2015 Hosts Problemsolving Session
    Tue, June 23, 2015 Trust & Safety
    Thu, May 28, 2015 Do you Twitter?
    Tue, April 21, 2015 Locks & Security Issues
    Mon, March 23, 2015 Reviews for/by Hosts & Guests
    Wed, February 25, 2015 Amenities & Reviews
    Wed, January 28, 2015 Licensing & Permitting Workshop
    Wed, December 17, 2014 Just meet us there - our first meet-up
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