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Hip Portlandia - Alberta Arts Craftsman

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom, Beautifully Restored Craftsman

Look no further, you have found the quintessential Pacific Northwest restored gem and it's right in the heartbeat of Alberta Arts District, the most hip and happening area of Portland.

Toss the keys and stumble one block to some of Portland's coolest bars and restaurants. With awesome Sunday brunch favorites such as Petite Provence, The Tin Shed, Helser's, Fuel and Pine State Biscuits all within a few blocks, you will be spoilt for choice.

Nights will be filled with good food and good times in Alberta Arts with renowned restaurants such as Yakuza, DOC, Athentica, Beast and many more all within walking distance of our house. If its casual food you are after there are plenty of options and awesome food carts a-plenty!

Not to mention bars a plenty on the way home, Nest, Cruze Room, The Hilt, The Know and Alleyway are all within a couple of blocks.

If you want to know what urban Portland living is all about and see why people are flocking here for the lifestyle then there is no more perfect way to unravel it all than kicking back on the porch or deck of our beautiful house and watching the world pass you by.

We look forward to you enjoying our house and the lifestyle it affords as much as we do.


Ash, Trish, Gus and Anouk

More Details

Property Manager
Ash Howard (Owner) or Aaron Cook (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 30, 2018

About Ash Howard (Owner) or Aaron Cook (Property Manager)

G'day - We are Ash & Trish and we live in the Surf Coast in Victoria, Australia. We have two little kids, Gus and Anouk. Ash is a Company Director of an on-line store, an ex Chartered Accountant and Lawyer. Trish is a stay at home mum, an ex Primary School Teacher. We have traveled extensively and lived in London in our 20's. We love live music and get out to see plenty of gigs and festivals, although not so many as we once did now that the kids are here!!

Ash Howard (Owner) or Aaron Cook (Property Manager) purchased this house in 2012

Why Ash Howard (Owner) or Aaron Cook (Property Manager) chose Alberta Arts District

We fell in love with Portland about 4 years ago when we first stayed here on our honeymoon. We have since been back a few times and loved it so much that we decided to anchor down by buying our dream home here. We love the inner city Pacific Northwest architecture, in particular PDX Four Squares, Bungalows and Craftsman style homes. Our home is simply amazing, having been meticulously restored from the ground up by a great family over the prior 12 years before we purchased the house. It has a very warm and homely feel to it and you can tell that it has been loved by a family for years. We want to continue that vibe now and into the future.

What makes this house unique

'Shooting the breeze' with a coffee, beer or glass of wine on the front porch is a feeling that must be experienced. With so many people and bike riders coming by it is the perfect way to people watch and get a feel for the neighborhood. We are a family friendly neighborhood and there are always kids playing in the street and friendly families abound.

We have the perfect yard for relaxing as a group or family. A Douglas Fir picnic table on our back deck is the backdrop for an outdoor meal or drinks session while the kids play in the tree house and cubby house.

Chill in our front sitting room and put on a few records or pick up a book in our library. There are tonnes of ways to relax in our house.

The best part of all is that you are only a block from Alberta and close to all awesome supermarkets and amenities. You can ride downtown on our bike in just 12-15 minutes or use public transport.

Get amongst the real Portland in Alberta Arts District, it will be an experience you will cherish for years to come.


Alberta Arts District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) Two bedrooms each have a queen bed in them. One is a reclaimed timber bed with a new high quality Stearns and Foster mattress., Bunk Beds (1) The third bedroom has a set of bunk beds.
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Cool Tree House and an additional cubby house and slide in the rear yard.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Hip Portlandia - Alberta Arts Craftsman
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

This house worked so well for us!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, so lose to many reatraunts and cafes. The House was very clean and comfy and had about everything we needed. We really appreciated the coffee and filters, the bottle of wine, the very nice towels, and many of them, the comfy beds with nice bedding and use of a new washer and dryer with detergent available. This house had many nice amenities that we haven’t found in other rentals. The front and back porches were great places to sit and relax. We will rent this home again for sure.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family reunion

  • 4 of 5

The house worked for four adults and two kids. Great location.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Cool house in a vibrant neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful house with relaxing porches and gardens! Our family enjoyed all the fun that Alberta has to offer - excellent restaurants, bars, art stores, live music, parks...and of course walks over to Random Order and Salt & Straw for and artisanal pie and ice cream! We ate out often (including the best Thai we've had since Thailand just a short walk from the house!) but it was also a pleasure to cook in the gorgeous kitchen. Co-op, produce markets, Whole Foods, and grocery stores nearby. Aaron (next door neighbor/caretaker) and Ash (owner) were awesome. Spacious, nicely decorated, and clean. Comfortable mattresses, excellent water pressure, and we appreciated the washing machine and dryer. All the comforts of home. Thank you for a lovely stay - we will surely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paso Robles,California

Location,Comfort,Party Ready

  • 5 of 5

We needed a home to host a birthday weekend AND a baby shower.This is the perfect home complete with festive decorations on the patio.Great location.This home offers everything you need and want in a fun neighborhood.Great backyard,great porch, and the home is very comfortable.Aaron,was accommodating and it is nice to know he is right next door.A Hugh thanks to the owner for creating a home and sharing

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

best ever!

  • 5 of 5

This house has had loving care and attention put into every detail. It's gorgeous and so comfortable. We had a family gathering here this summer and by the end pretty much every family member was plotting a return to this house. The neighborhood had plenty to offer a group ranging in age from 4 to 95 years old. From the kid friendly parks (thank you Alberta Park), to the craft stores (thank you 'Collage"), excellent coffee (thank you 'Barista') and amazing food (thank you 'Grain & Gristle). all of it is walk-able from this location. At the end of the day the backyard will welcome you home and refresh you for the next days explorations.....

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Corvallis, OR

super fun, comfy, clean awesome home

  • 5 of 5

Several of my girlfriends and I rented the home for an evening out in Portland over my 30th birthday. We had an absolute blast and the home was perfectly kept, beautiful, and well styled. We loved the design of the both the inside and outside. Oh-- and the shower is amazing. Also loved the privacy of the back yard on a sunny day. Steps away from loads of fun in the Alberta Arts district. I'd definitely stay here again and recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.2 Miles
PDX (Portland International)
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
The Nest Lounge, The Hilt, The Alleyway, The Know
Nearest Golf
2.8 Miles
Broadmoor Golf Course
Nearest Train
3.6 Miles
Union Station Portland (Amtrak)
Nearest Motorway
1.6 Miles
Interstate 5 (North to Seattle or South to Eugene)
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Petit Provence
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Mount Hood
Nearest Beach
83 Miles
Cannon Beach or Seaside (Oregon Coast)
Car: not necessary

Alberta Arts District is the pulsing heartbeat of 'Portlandia'. To get the 'real' Portland experience, spend some time in Alberta Arts District. This neighborhood has been brought to life by local business, restaurants, bars, the 'Last Thursday Art Walk Festival' and a counter culture / grunge lifestyle suited to youngsters and families alike.

The neighborhood is centered around Alberta St which contains the vast majority of restaurants, bars and shops. Our house is one block back from Alberta, right at the mid-point of the stretch of attractions.

The area (like most of Portland) is easily navigated on foot or bicycle. It takes about 12-15 minutes to ride from our house right into the heart of downtown Portland.

As far as proximity to cool stuff, we are less than a mile away from two great Grocery stores, Whole Foods on 15th & NE Fremont is a 15 minute walk or 3 minute car ride and New Seasons on 33rd & Killingsworth is about the same distance. For really local groceries we have the cool Alberta Co Op only 2 blocks from our house.

We are just a stumble down the street to all the cool bars that Alberta Arts has to offer. The Nest is at the end of our block with its hip crowd and outdoor ping pong tables. The Know and The Alleyway are only a few blocks away for a more rockn' grungey experience. There is also The Hilt, Cruzroom and Binks all a short stroll.

Restaurants - well you are spoilt for choice here. Right at the end of our block we have Petit Provence which is a mecca for awesome breakfast and pastries, Zilla Sake which is a cool, laid back Sushi Bar. Helser's and The Tin Shed a block or so away are always generating lines for breakfast over the weekend. Less than a mile away just off Alberta you will also find some of Portland's most talked about eateries, Yakuza Lounge, DOC, Beast etc. If you wanna just grab a quick bite we also have a number of food carts all over Alberta serving all kinds of yummy food.

Coffee - take your pick... honestly. Portland is right at home with great coffee. If you want the infamous Stumptown coffee then we suggest you head to the end of our block and the ultra-hip 'Barista' will get you sorted.

Other cool things to see and do in NE Portland would be The Kennedy School, an old school that has been converted by the McMenamins into a compound of fun - restaurants, bars, soaking pools etc. It's a 20 minute stroll from our house or a 4 minute car ride.

We also recommend checking out Historic Mississippi District in North Portland. This is another hip and happening area with great local shops, bars and restaurants. Check out the food carts up near bar Prost, I recommend the Prickly Ash cart - get the Bruce Lee Mo' Chinese Flatbread!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $35 per person per night

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed and paid.

A Cleaning Fee is added to all bookings and will be quoted before confirmation and payment.

We look forward to having you stay in our lovely house!!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.