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Newly Remodeled, Industrial-Chic in Alberta Arts

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful 2 bed, 1 bath home in the heart of everything, sleeps 7

As an experienced and persnickety traveler myself, I designed this space with the goal of creating a place I would love to stay.

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.

More Details

Kurt Hettle
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Kurt Hettle

I was born and raised in the Midwest, and I have a Midwesterner's friendly, down-to-earth character. But when I discovered the natural beauty and cultural openness of the Pacific Northwest, I knew I was truly home. A commercial photographer by trade and a lifelong traveler, I am constantly looking for inspiration in new spaces and places. I've lived in the Alberta Arts neighborhood for more than a decade, and I've enjoyed watching it become the mecca of food, drink, coffee, shopping and relaxing that it is today.

Kurt Hettle purchased this house in 2013

Why Kurt Hettle chose Portland

The house is an interesting balance of old and new. I was drawn to its strong Victorian bones and quaint exterior, but it needed a lot of work. I took a year to reconfigure and renovate the inside to create the comfortable, modern living space you see today. I'm now proud to share this home with visitors from all over the world.

What makes this house unique

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


Alberta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Claw-foot tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , brand new bed, spacious bedroom, luxury linens.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , This room has a bunkbed with twin on top, double on bottom.
  • Large bedroom with king bed; second bedroom with twin over full bunkbeds; full sofabed in living room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Newly Remodeled, Industrial-Chic in Alberta Arts
average rating of 4.806452 based on 31 reviews
San Francisco, CA

clean, spacious, and great location!

  • 5 of 5

the house is exactly as pictured. very open and clean floor plan, comfortable beds, and fully stocked kitchen with everything you need. the location is great and we never had to drive any more than 15 minutes to get to good restaurants or coffee shops. carioca around the corner was a great breakfast stop for acai bowls!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Kurt's place is really great. It's nicely decorated, comfortable and well-appointed. And the Alberta Arts district is fun with cool restaurants and shops just a block away. Kurt was very nice and easy to work with. You'll like it!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cambridge, MA

Stylish, comfortable house in fun neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We visited Portland for a few days with the family and had a great time. There were lots of good restaurants within walking distance and the house was stylish and comfortable. The kids loved pancakes at Fuel and the Grilled Cheese Grill down the street. It was cold weather while we were there and the house stayed warm, had enough comforters, etc. The manager was responsive and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Paul MN USA

Ace accommodations on Alberta

  • 5 of 5

For our family of 5 (toddler to grandparents), this was a great choice. Quick and easy ride from the airport. Many good dining options and fun stores on Alberta (don't miss the Green Bean bookstore or Barista coffee). Walk-able neighborhoods. But it rained a lot on our stay (surprise!) so we also took advantage of the cozy comfort of the vrbo, well supplied with games, pack n play, blankets, and plenty of seating. We cooked only one meal (breakfast) but it looked like everything one would need was in the kitchen for more extensive cooking. Beds were not too firm or too soft, just right. Super clean and super easy to deal with the owner.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jackson, MS

Happy time

  • 5 of 5

Kurt's house provided a warm space to have Thanksgiving with my daughter and future son-in-law who lived five blocks away. The kitchen was large and modern and opened over a counter to a spacious dining and living room area. If I needed food for cooking a co-op grocery store was a ten minute walk away. Breakfast was less than a ten minute walk to Hesler's or the Tin Shed. Dining out was a fifteen minute Uber ride to downtown Portland. Gracie's and Higgins were two of my favorite dining spots. My wife and I had a wonderful eleven days.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable, comfortable home in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

What an easy walk or short drive to restaurants, shops, and the grocery store. It was a clean, comfortable place to make dinner for family and relax. Thank you for sharing your delightful bungalow!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.4 Miles
PDX International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Bye and Bye
Nearest Golf
2.4 Miles
Nearest Train
3.1 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Alberta Pub
Nearest Ski
54.6 Miles
Ski Bowl
Nearest Beach
82.5 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $90 + Tax
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 if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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