Newly Remodeled, Industrial-Chic in Alberta Arts

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open-concept living/dining room


Last updated: 10/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

As experienced and persnickety travelers ourselves, we designed this home with the goal of creating a place we would love to stay. We’re proud to report that it’s finally finished and is as comfy, cozy, clean and cool as we’d hoped.

High ceilings and clean lines create a bright, airy atmosphere. The open-concept kitchen, dining and living areas have a modern/industrial look and every amenity you need to settle into your new home base and explore one of Portland’s most interesting neighborhoods.

Set the coffee maker to wake up to the smell of one of Portland’s famous roasts. The spacious king bedroom is fitted with luxury linens and plenty of extra space for a yoga mat or two. The bathroom is bright and clean, with original claw-foot tub/shower and extra-large towels. The second bedroom, off the kitchen, is a cozy hideaway for up to three kids (bunk bed is twin over full), another couple or a quiet office for mom or dad. Additional guests may sleep on the full sofabed in the living room. The house sleeps 1-5 adults or a family quite comfortably, making it perfect for a romantic getaway, family vacation, in-laws' visit, girls' weekend, or even a solo business traveler who wants to explore beyond downtown.

This is a free-standing, single family home with all living space, including laundry, on one level. There are approximately nine steps from the street to the front door. The lower three steps do not have a handrail, so if accessibility is an issue, this may not be the home for you.

There is one off-street parking space and plenty of on-street parking out front.

The house is located on a leafy, quiet side street just ½ block off NE Alberta Street on NE 8th Avenue.

Downtown Portland is 10 minutes by car or about 20 minutes by bus (#6 direct via MLK Blvd). Portland International Airport (PDX) is 15 minutes by car or 60 minutes via public transportation (MAX light rail/bus #6).

Alberta Arts is at the heart of Portland’s legendary indie business community. It’s a mile-long stretch of originality where you can buy a vintage skirt for $10 around the corner from a rare book shop that sells first editions for thousands. It’s where now-famous chefs became famous and where baristas get in shape for international competitions.

If you want to try all of the great restaurants, bars, cafés, food carts and coffeeshops of Alberta Arts, you’ll need to stay a month. But if you don’t have that long, don’t worry. We can give you a short list of musts. Here are a few highlights, for your Googling pleasure: Beast, Pine State Biscuits, Ciao Vito, Barista, Aviary, Salt & Straw Ice Cream, Pok Pok Noi (not technically on Alberta, but only a 13 minute walk).

Alberta Street is home to Last Thursday, a monthly street festival that closes the street for a few hours in the evening for gallery hopping, live music, people-watching, fire dancing, street art and performances of all kinds.

Every Sunday from early May through mid-November, a lively Portland Neighborhood Farmers Market takes place just two blocks away on the grounds of King Elementary School.

What makes this property even more perfectly located is its proximity to not just Alberta, but also the N. Williams and N. Mississippi business districts, home of even more great food, wine, beer and coffee, fashion and home goods. A short bike ride or a long-ish walk will take you to either of these pockets of goodness in a snap.

Needless to say, our goal is to help you fall as in love with Portland as we are. Let us know what we can do to make you feel comfortable and at home before and during your stay.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Pack n' Play on site, high chair available on request, toddler-accessible toilet seat...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    brand new bed, spacious bedroom, luxury linens....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    This room has a bunkbed with twin on top, double on bottom....moreless

  • Large bedroom with king bed; second bedroom with twin over full bunkbeds; full sofabed in living room...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub


  • Claw-foot tub/shower


  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    iPod and mobile phone compatible....moreless

  • Television:

    30' flat panel HDTV with Google Chromecast dongle for streaming Internet media....moreless

  • Toys:

    Books and toys for kids 5 and under....moreless


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Additional dining for two at breakfast bar...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air gas furnace....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless Internet is complimentary....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    One off-street parking space, ample on-street parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Place settings for eight....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is stocked with the essential pots, pans, silverware, plates, and other tools to help you prepare most any meal during your stay....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We cannot guarantee that kitchen will be stocked with your standard pantry items....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas range...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Two slice toaster....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    A deck for guests is located in the back yard. It includes a table and seating for six. A covered porch is located at the front of the house....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The house includes a fenced-in back yard. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 11 - Nov 1, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,365 $5,250
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $90 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 11.5%


Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

CANCELLATION POLICY In case of cancellation with 30 days notice or less, a minimum charge of $300.00 shall apply and will be charged to the card on file. No refund of rents paid will be made until the canceled period is re-rented. If the unit is not re-rented, all rents paid shall be forfeited as damages. If the canceled period is re-rented, any rent paid will be refunded less a $300 fee.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/24/2016
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6.4 Miles
Nearest Airport
PDX International
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Bye and Bye
2.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.1 Miles
Nearest Train
Union Station
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Alberta Pub
54.6 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Bowl
82.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cannon Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Home is perfectly located at the gateway to the Alberta Arts district, one of Portland's coolest neighborhoods full of great restaurants, bars, live music venues, boutiques, galleries, and other independent businesses. The home is also just a short bike ride or long-ish walk to two other thriving clusters of shopping and dining, located on N. Mississippi and N. Williams Streets.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Kurt, a commercial photographer, is a famously hospitable midwesterner. Ginger, an advertising copywriter, is from Seattle. Both of us are passionate about sharing the wonders of the Pacific Northwest with friends and visitors. We've lived in Alberta Arts for more than a decade, and we've enjoyed watching it become the mecca of food, drink, coffee, shopping and relaxing that it is today.

Why the Owner Chose Northeast Portland, Portland, OR, USA:
We purchased this adorable home in 2013 thinking we would love to have a larger space for in-laws to stay when they visit. The house was full of potential for comfortable, modern living and a full-year renovation later, ta-da. Handsome Hideaway was born. We are now thrilled to share it with visitors from all over the world.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The location is absolutely perfect - close to downtown yet walking distance to not one but three thriving shopping/dining districts: Alberta, Williams & Mississippi.

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Speaks: english, french


  • open-concept living/dining room

    open-concept living/dining room

  • Fresh and modern. Cook, dine and relax together. Dining table seats up to 6.

    Fresh and modern. Cook, dine and relax together. Dining table seats up to 6.

  • All brand new amenities, top to bottom.

    All brand new amenities, top to bottom.

  • Master bedroom with king-sized bed

    Master bedroom with king-sized bed

  • Second bedroom. Twin over full-sized bunkbed. Computer desk.

    Second bedroom. Twin over full-sized bunkbed. Computer desk.

  • Additional workspace. Desk nook off kitchen.

    Additional workspace. Desk nook off kitchen.

  • Full bathroom with clawfoot tub/shower.

    Full bathroom with clawfoot tub/shower.

  • Exterior.


  • Entry hall, view from front door

    Entry hall, view from front door

  • Breakfast bar seats two.

    Breakfast bar seats two.

  • If Alberta's zillions of restaurants and food carts aren't enough, cook at home.

    If Alberta's zillions of restaurants and food carts aren't enough, cook at home.

  • Master bedroom.

    Master bedroom.

  • Second bedroom.

    Second bedroom.

  • Utility room with laundry and utility sink.

    Utility room with laundry and utility sink.

  • Entry hall looking toward front door.

    Entry hall looking toward front door.

VRBO #561840

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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