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Walkable Alberta Arts- Perfect for a groups! (3 bath)

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms, front porch, back deck, WALKABLE Neighborhood

Portland is all about its neighborhoods. And Alberta Arts is THE neighborhood. It’s where you want to be. And in Alberta Arts, this is THE vacation home. It’s where you want to stay. Here’s why you’ll love staying at The Gingko Guesthouse :

✸ Your reservation is SECURE: We have a proven track record and years of great reviews. We also have a required City of Portland short-term rental permit for houses with 3-5 bedrooms. (LU 15-26xxxx CU), making your future reservation more secure

✸ We have an excellent LOCATION: Located in Northeast Portland, in the heart of the Alberta Arts District, The Gingko Guesthouse is within 2 blocks of restaurants, bars, breweries, shops + much more. We’re also just a 15-minute drive/Uber ride to downtown Portland, easily accessible to the airport, greater Portland adventures, and the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.

✸ The home is WELL APPOINTED: We’ve left no detail ignored. From spices to bottle openers, from complimentary toiletries to ample seating for your whole group, Home Name is equipped with everything you’ll need. (except your clothing and food).

✸ There is PLENTIFUL SPACE for large groups: Our home features: a large upper levels open concept living area, full kitchens, 3 TVs, 3 bedrooms (5+ total beds) and 3 full bathrooms to sleep a maximum 6 adults (the sweet spot of double occupancy) + 1-2 children, or we can discuss your guest make-up. We do have flexibility in your group’s needs. Kindly let us know..

✸ There’s OUTDOOR LIVING: A front porch perched above the street is perfect for enjoying a quiet moment to yourself or having a drink and conversation with friends and relatives. The private backyard and deck are great for BBQ’ing, warm-weather meals, relaxation, and even seasonal fruit-picking.

▶︎▶︎▶︎ IMPORTANT! Please see note below re: Your Satisfaction,

Instant Book & MINIMUM Rentals ◀︎◀︎◀︎


When you want to explore further afield, The Gingko GuestHouse is just a 15-minute drive to downtown – close to everywhere and everything you’re here to see and especially do. Including the Coast, the Gorge, Wine Country, and the whole of the greater Portland area.

■Step out our front door and here’s what else awaits:

✵ Renowned pubs, restaurants, coffeehouses, bars, and farm-to-table cuisine, including Salt & Straw, Bernie's Southern Bistro, Yakuza, Beast DOC, and Wilder, not to mention 16th and Killingsworth with Hat Yai, Handsome Pizza, Podnahs Pit, Pine State Biscuits, Proud Mary and food carts/food trucks, and PIZZA galore.

✵ Kennedy School/McMenamins: This historic school building has been renovated into an Alberta Arts must-visit, with restaurants, bars and taverns, a brewery, cafés, gift shop, spas, movie theater, soaking pool, & more!

✵ New Seasons Grocery where you can find all the organic, or not, products you’ll want

✵ Alberta Street and its incredible restaurant scene, including ethnic, fusion, and other cuisines, and local galleries and boutiques

✵ 30th Street Restaurant District, with coffeehouses, bars, and restaurants headlined by well-known chefs: farm-to-table cuisine, fusion meals, craft cocktails, and so much more – a real foodie heaven!

✵ Shopping – boutiques, consignment shops, art galleries, and more – with NO SALES TAX!

✵ Family-friendly parks and child-friendly shops & restaurants

✵ The Alberta Rose Theater

✵ Art galleries, including Guardino, Ampersand, & Antler

✵ Yoga studio, gym, Pilates

✵ Easy access to the Oregon Wineries, Columbia Gorge, and the

Oregon Coast



✵Our goal is to make your Portland stay exactly what you want (and need) it to be. In all seasons except winter, we generally require a 3- 5-night minimum, if you will be staying over a portion of a weekend. That said, there are always many exceptions: calendar dynamics, existing bookings, etc. Please contact me. I’m friendly.

✵ We’re owner-managed: Bella, your hostess, is very invested in your experience and will offer one-on-one support before and throughout your visit.

✵ Please, get in touch. Our response time is FAST (usually, under an hour) and, once we’ve discussed your basics (price, group size, availability), we’ll happily finalize your reservation. Thank you for your understanding.


I charge a non-refundable $69 accidental damage fee to cover damage up to $1,200. We never anticipate damage and, in 6 years, I've found my guests don’t, either. This does not include excess cleaning, which is additional. If you bring a dog on site, we will charge you an additional $400. That said, we do have a Ring Doorbell video/audio pointed toward the street

■■CANCELLATION POLICY (In the unlikely instance that you

must cancel)■■

• If you cancel

> = 60 days prior to check-in = 50% refund

• If you cancel <60 days prior to check-in = No refund

■■ LAYOUT ■■

Here’s the breakdown:

✺ Upper-level Master Ensuite: King-sized bed, TV, and a private, ensuite bathroom with a shower. Cribs are available, upon request.

✺ Upper-level Twin Room: 2 twin beds (+ 3rd pull-out cot bed) Twins can be converted to a king-sized bed, upon request. This bedroom has a TV and easy access to the upper-level hall bathroom with shower and bathtub

✺ Main-level Queen Bedroom: Queen-sized bed and access to a main-level bath next door. This is the only bedroom on this main floor

✺ That’s a total of 3 TVs throughout, with Satellite and/or Internet TV, AMPLE FREE STREET PARKING ON OUR BLOCK, and WIFI.

✵We are happy to offer The Gingko GuestHouse as an allergy- and eco-friendly home, from our cleaning products through to a low-allergen environment.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Bella

I’ve lived in (and loved) Portland for 22 years. My children and I love exploring greater Portland and especially our own front yard: the creativity and vibrance of Alberta Street – the restaurants and food trucks, museums and shops that our neighborhood has to offer.

Of course, we love sharing Alberta Streets with other families, too. And, we hope, with you!

Bella purchased this townhome in 2007

Why Bella chose Alberta Arts District

Northeast Portland and, specifically, the Alberta Arts District offers the best of the The City of Roses: so many incredible eateries (restaurants, food trucks, street carts, cafés, breweries, and more!), shops, museums and other creative outlets, just minutes from our front door.

You can walk to the grocery store and pharmacy. We have access to several public transportation routes and highways to downtown, the coast, and to the Gorge, Wine Country, Hood River, and Multnomah Falls. And Alberta Street is also close to downtown (just ~15 minutes by car) and very convenient to the airport, too.

What makes this townhome unique

This is one of the very few large permitted homes in Portland – and one of the largest in the Alberta Arts District. It’s about more than our number of bedrooms, though: the Gingko GuestHouse is a newer building in a lovely residential neighborhood. And it has everything you need. Over the years, we’ve learned from our guests and gone beyond the basics (fast WiFi, satellite TV, etc.) to slowly add all the bells and whistles – everything from hip furnishings and two washer/dryers, right down to complimentary toiletries and a fully equipped kitchen.


Alberta Arts District Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Two (2) sinks each with a mirror
    Queen Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main level
    Twins' Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Top of stairs bathroom
  • Towels, hand soap, blow dryer, and a shower and/or tub in each bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Bathroom in hallway right next door
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Private Bathroom
    Twins' Bedroom - 3 twin/ single , Bathroom in hallway
  • - King bed is in the master with a private bathroom including shower. - Queen bedroom on the main floor with full bath (with tub/shower) just in hallway - Twins' bedroom has twin/singles + 1 pullout, bathroom in hallway (bathtub/shower) - 2 Cribs (Pack-n-play sized portable wooden crib, each child counts as one person during reservation), highchair, gate, etc. if needed. Please let us know if you need this set up (possible person #7-8)
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Alberta Arts is an amazing Neighborhood. While NOT on Alberta, the commercial Street itself, it's Walking distance - Very Near the bike 'parkway', yoga (mats available), gym, pizza, knit/fabric shop, tea shops, food carts with worldly cuisine, McMenamins Kennedy School: cigar bar, soaking tub, and movie theater; tea house, baby boutique, hair salon, women and children bookstores, Common Ground Wellness, Extracto coffeehouse, cafes, boutiques, vintage, Salt and Straw ice cream, Pine Street Biscuits, Gluten free, Vegan, Vegetarian, bakeries, New Seasons grocery Store, Banks, Walgreens, Cup and Saucer, mini mart, Concordia College, Alberta Food Coop, Yakuza, DOC, Coqutte, Beast, Autentica Mexican Cuisine, Natural Health Care, Beast, Tonallis Donuts, back to Eden (GF), Tin Shed, Vita Cafe (comfort food), Cafe Vita (coffee), Cork Wine Shop, and even waffles


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Walkable Alberta Arts- Perfect for a groups! (3 bath)
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 51 reviews
Sacramento area, California

Perfect home for our Portland getaway

  • 5 of 5

This Alberta Arts District townhouse was a perfect "homebase" for our recent trip to Portland. The location allowed for easy access to downtown Portland and other Districts. The furnishings/decor were beautiful and helped contribute to the feeling that it was home for the weekend. The owner was quickly accessible via email/text - and all of our needs were met. We love good restaurants - and found there were too many to count in the Portland area. This trip was Le Pigeon, Veritable Quandary, Gruner, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Podnah's Pit BBQ (actually for breakfast - which was amazing). All highly recommended! All in all, a wonderful trip -- and we would definitely want to return to this townhouse!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in amazing location.

  • 5 of 5

Bella was an amazing host and was very accommodating. The house was clean, cute, and perfect for a large group. The location is close to Alberta and parking wasn’t a problem for us. I would recommend Bella and this wonderful property.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Clean, ample space, well-situated, fully-stocked kitchen, comfortable bedrooms

  • 5 of 5

Bella was very responsive to our questions and needs. There were many amenities for travelers in the living room: maps, games, etc. Lovely porch, beds were comfortable, bathrooms had ample space and towels. The kitchen was small but had every convenience for cooking and meals. The neighborhood was colorful and well- located with many stores in walking distance.

We would consider future visits, thank you, Bella.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved Every bit of our vacation with my family

  • 5 of 5

Bella was easy to work with. We felt like this was a personal endeavour for her not just a faceless booking experience with a manager.

The house was easy to find and we had a rental car and parking was easy. Although the weather was bit chilly, everything was so close we just walked to eat and drink (everything you can imagine they hand make locally in Portland, it' s nuts). The food was really good everywhere we went. And we we drove to the beach one day, and to Multnomah Falls athe next day.

The seasons grocery store and that Kennedy School are must places to get what you need and also take in a cool vibe in a refurbished elementary school. My Uncle forgot his meds and was able to get them replaced at the Walgreens around the corner a couple blocks over. (which turned out to be a good excuse to eat at Hot Lips- they make theor own fruit soda!)

We just loved Portland and I'm voting for our next family vacation to come back to explore and play even more. Thanks again, Bella. loved every bit

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia, CA, USA

Wonderful home with plenty of space for all 6 of us.

  • 5 of 5

The property is perfectly located in a great neighborhood where you can walk to the market and cafes and great shops.

The owner saved us at the last minute and was extremely helpful. Loved everything about this place! Highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were 3 couples sharing Bella's beautiful house in NE Portland. All 3 bedrooms were very comfortable and nicely appointed - each with a private bathroom - beds were excellent and everything we wanted or needed was provided. The kitchen also had everything we wanted and we relaxed in the dining room and living room. The house is perfectly located in a quiet residential area, and just 3 blocks from restaurants, shopping (groceries, etc) and two different bus lines. We took full advantage of the senior $2.50 fee for all day public transportation and rode the buses, metro and trolleys throughout the day - Portland has the friendliest bus drivers in the world! Also 3 blocks away is Alberta St - which has dozens of restaurants and food options. Bella was very attentive to any need we had, and often offered good suggestions for our interests. Temps were unusually high during our stay, but the house AC kept us comfortable - and the plums from Bella's gardens were delicious. We liked Jake's Crawfish, Mother's Bistro and Henry's Tavern in downtown Portland - which is a very friendly city and offers beautiful gardens and lovely buildings. We also highly recommend Erik's Free downtown walking tour, which starts at City Hall across from Pioneer Square. We definitely recommend Bella's house and will stay there on our next visit to Portland.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I swear I didn't write this review.  Nor trade it for a free stay. We were pounded this year with a record - breaking snowy and cold winter, rain in between, and then a super record- breaking summer of heat. Not everyone could stand being outdoors in this unusual heat. I'm glad that despite this , you still enjoyed all that the house and the neighborhood and our city has to offer. I guess all the extra "weather" we've had this year was the magic key to my grafted 4-type plum tree. Lucky timing you got to enjoy them. They were falling by the dozens! We couldn't keep up with catching those, despite effort. And you even went on an outdoor walking tour. I'm putting that on the to -do list.   You booked this trip's location far in advance of your vacation, and I'm really glad it met your expectations and beyond.  It goes without saying, that Bud, you and your friends are welcome anytime!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
KENNEDY SCHOOL (bars,restaurants,movies,soak pool)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Tri-Met Lightrail 'Called MAX'
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-5, I-84, I-205
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Yakuza, Beast, Cup&Saucer, Cocotte, Hot Lips Pizza
Nearest Ski
57 Miles
Mount Hood Ski Resort at Timberline Lodge
Nearest Beach
9.5 Miles
Kelly Point Park
Car: not necessary

12 min to PDX, 12 min to Downtown, 12 min to Hollywood, 10 min to the Convention Center, lots of transportation options. (Tri-Met, MAX, walking, biking, car)

Welcome to this Hip walkable neighborhood with ample cool shopping, coffee, relaxing, eating at restaurants (and carts) galore with foods from around the world, sipping wine, soaking in the McMenamins soaking pool, Common Grounds Wellness Center (hot tubs), drinking micro brews at the local pubs, biking, easily accessible public transportation, etc.

All the fun to be had in Sustainable Portland- you can get a microcosm of it in the Alberta Arts neighborhood! Seriously, convenient and entertaining location. Come see for yourself. And Come Hungry!

It has countless amenities with-in and also in the neighborhood. Drink Oregon's incredible micro brews, and even homemade fruit soda, the grocery store, pharmacy and many businesses are a few short walking blocks away.

WALKING distance to many great eateries, locally roasted coffee, cafes, amazing restaurants, trendy shops, Kennedy School (Soaking tub, 2nd run movies, bars and restaurants), Alberta Arts Last Thursday, Common Grounds Wellness Center, New Seasons Natural grocery store, hot tubs, and so much more.


Three close highways to take you downtown, out to coastal beaches, to the Columbia river Gorge, Hood River, skiing or Multnomah Falls for the day.

Super convenient neighborhood to access public transportation close by. (3 bus lines)

Welcome to the hip Portland neighborhood of Alberta Arts.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Accidental Damage Fee $69
Cleaning $229

Several in between stays available still!

Our goal is to make your Portland stay exactly what you want (and need) it to be. In all seasons except winter, we generally require a 4- or 5-night minimum, if your stay is over a portion of a weekend. That said, there are always many exceptions: calendar dynamics, existing bookings, etc. Please contact me. I’m attentive.

We’ve rented our home for years, and we’ve learned from experience that your booking goes smoother, your trip is better, and you and everyone in your group are happier, if we communicate prior to booking.
Please, get in touch. Our response time is FAST (usually, under an hour) and, once we’ve discussed your basics (price, group size, availability), we’ll happily finalize your reservation. Thank you for your understanding.

** Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit paid thus far will be refunded as follows:
50% returned if cancelled > = 60 days prior to Check in date
0% returned if cancelled < 60 days prior to the Check-in Date

I charge a $69 accidental damage fee of up to $1200 in damages. We never anticipate damage, and in 6 years, I've found my guests to feel the same way.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.