Garden/Art Suite Near Alberta Arts

House - Private room · Northeast Sumner Street, Portland, OR 97218, United States

This house is currently on the market to be sold. I am offering a $10/night discount for bookings currently as there is more activity than usual around the house. For a quieter experience, view my other listings:

Your host, Jennifer
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This house is currently on the market to be sold. I am offering a $10/night discount for bookings currently as there is more activity than usual around the house. For a quieter experience, view my other listings:

The Space

I am pleased and excited to announce that this house has been graced by none other than Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein of Portlandia for a sketch entitled "Rent-It-Out!" More Portlandia photos coming soon…

Master bedroom in my home surrounded by gardens, an art studio and gallery. This is in the Cully neighborhood, walking distance to the Alberta Arts District where you will find restaurants, cafes, art galleries, boutiques, and carts full of hand crafted, locally-made goods. This is a food, art and music town and here in Cully we get the best of both worlds: park-like settings in our large backyards full of edibles and ornamentals AND all of the art, food and music you could wish for on Alberta. This house is right near major bus lines taking you to the MAX, Portland's mass transit high-speed train. We are walking distance to New Season's, the best grocery store on earth, Common Ground, a day and evening spa/sauna, McMenamin's Kennedy School, Concordia Ale House and the well-loved, well-attended Last Thursday on Alberta Street, an artisan/craft/art/music/food festival happening every month.

This room is spacious at 250 sq. ft. including a huge walk-in closet, one Full-Size Bed, and a curtain separating the bed space from the rest of the space. The rest of the space is large enough for any personal practice such as yoga, meditation or sprawling out with a good book.

The house has three rooms total, all B&B rooms, and one shared bathroom. You have access to common spaces in the living room/gallery, kitchen, front porch and gorgeous back yard full of gardens and grass for your lounging pleasure. I welcome you to some refrigerator space and shelf space in the kitchen.

I am a ceramic artist and work in the studio separate from the house. Lessons may be arranged by appointment if you are curious!

The pictured baby grand piano is used by Portland vocalist Jonathan Brinkley to teach voice lessons from time to time. His sessions are playful, inspiring, refreshing, and benefit more than just singing. He is available should you decide you'd like an impromptu lesson!

Guest Access

your own bedroom and shared spaces such as the kitchen, bathroom, living room and yard.

Interaction with Guests

I hope to be here to greet you and show you the space. I keep myself busy with artwork, business and a full time job, otherwise.

Getting around

the #75 bus can take you to the Hollywood transit center in less than ten minutes. From there you can catch the max to anywhere in or out of town. also, there is a bike rental place in the 'hood!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $400 /week
Monthly Price: $1550 /month
Cleaning Fee: $15
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Had a good stay in Portland. Thank you.

    July 2014
  • I had an excellent stay at Jennifer's house. The house is clean, cared for, and in an interesting neighborhood. The room itself is quite large with a large closet and a very comfortable bed. Common areas are clean and house rules are clearly laid out. It was nice talking briefly with Jennifer at the beginning and end of my stay.

    July 2014
  • Great place to stay, and very clean. I didn't get to meet Jennifer as I was there only one night while she was away, but she hid the key for me to get in. The dogs were very friendly, and the piano sounds wonderful.

    June 2014
  • Lovely living area...lot's of room to just games, do yoga, etc.

    The room was spacious and clean.

    Everything was lovely. Nothing to complain about.

    June 2014
  • I had a really nice time staying at Jennifer's place. The location was extremely convenient for my travel needs. I could not have had a nicer experience for a first time Airbnb experience.

    May 2014
  • Lovely stay at Jennifer's airbnb. The room was cozy, bed comfortable and we even got to hang out with another guest visiting from Japan. But the best part was Jennifer's amazing pottery. I bought an altar piece that I will cherish. Thanks for the great experience!

    March 2014
  • Jennifer's place is charming beyond words. From the bus in the front yard to the ceramics studio in the back, this house is packed with character. Jennifer's own beautiful ceramic pieces decorate the living room common area, which is airy and comfortable.

    The neighbourhood is great--full of artistic quirk, and a short walk to Alberta, which is packed with delicious diversions.

    Jennifer was extremely helpful in accommodating me when I missed my flight and had to spend one more (bonus!) night in Portland--I was able to book that very night and catch the next flight out in the morning. She is a fun and warm host who takes the comfort of her guests seriously.

    I will definitely be back next time I'm in Portland!

    March 2014
  • Our stay with Jennifer was short and sweet: we only spent one weekend night, and it was lovely. Jennifer was very prompt and helpful communicating over the email, and she was very friendly in person when we arrived to her house Saturday afternoon. The place is bright, clean and welcoming. Jennifer's artwork adds to the atmosphere and so does the grand piano in the living room. Both dogs are nice and gentle. Had it not been so rainy we would have had a better chance to appreciate the beautiful back yard (hopefully, next time).
    The bed was super comfortable, sharing the bathroom worked well. All in all, we enjoyed the place and appreciated Jennifer's hospitality. Cool house in a cool part of Portlandia :)

    March 2014
  • From the moment we arrived we could see that the hosts were
    1) not really comfortable having people in their home
    2) we in turn didn't feel comfortable as jennifer the "artist" although she is trying to be pleasant and doing her best in having people sharing her space that includes the bathroom and the kitchen ! 3)basically we used airbnb to save money which we did to a degree esp in san francisco where we had a pleasant airb&b experience however the 2 previous nights in the portland area we paid actually less
    4) we having travelled extensively using b & b,s and other accommodation around the world
    we found this place really funny and it has a distinct atmosphere not conducive to having a relaxed stay unfortunately we were stuck in the place as it was snowing quite heavily during our stay (beg february)
    5) we further found
    a) no microwave no electric kettle
    b) dirty mosquito nets hanging from the ceiling
    c) no couch to sit in the room actually no table also
    d) the bed though small was ok with very nice duvet
    e) in the kitchen we used a small red table but when jennifer saw me leaning a little on it she made an uneasy comment to be careful
    but nothing happened the table was fine
    f)it looks like these hosts are not really qualified and suitable to have people in a B & B setting,in fact it is not a b&b just a place to sleep with a arty lady ( potter) and her partner
    g) jennifer cooks late and the smell of the cooking hangs around the whole house; the boyfriend forgets to close the bathroom door and we see him doing a big one
    h)it is to her credit that she drove us in the snow to the shopping centre because we didn't know how to get there
    i) even though we had to drive on a very icy slippery road we left as soon as we could to get away from this place
    we ended up paying $75 per night which we think is expensive
    and overcharged for what you get ,and if you do not mind to live on top of each other and crowded and being watched just about all the time that is the place .

    February 2014
    Response from Jennifer:

    This is an unfortunate backfire to the truly honest review I left for these folks. I can understand being upset and feeling defensive about such a strong review. And I stand by my experience: these folks are difficult to host and thoughtless in a variety of ways. I wish you all better experiences in your future travels! As for me, I love to host and keep a clean, hospitable and interesting space. The reviews from all of my guests prior to Burt and Ling point to this. Original review follows: Ling and Burt were less than gracious and inconsiderate in many ways. It was difficult to have them as guests as they did not respect my space and lacked common courtesy. Instances such as leaving a very heavy bag hanging from my fancy, decorative bathroom mirror (could have torn mirror from wall had I not caught it in time!) and leaving the front door wide open every time they came and went during the biggest ice and snow event of the year are among a few of the instances I will point to. As they were leaving, Ling announced they were leaving. And that was all. There was no good-bye, thank you for having us or anything of the sort. Burt did not say a word or even look in our direction as he departed. Guests like these are few and far between and certainly tax me in the hospitality department. My advice to Burt and Ling is to find accommodations in big box hotels that can handle less than courteous and pleasant interactions without sharing their own personal living space and can support careless behavior with their property.

    February 2014
  • Jennifer is a super host and her place is great!

    The room was very comfortable for my brother and I - two tall guys who need a lot of space. It's on an excellent location to explore Concordia, the coolest neighborhood in PDX.

    Highly recommend it.

    December 2013
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Alta High School, Mcclatchy High, University of Utah
Ceramicist, Waitress, Property Management, Airbnb Host.
We are Jennifer Love and Jonathan Brinkley. I am Jennifer from Portland, Oregon via Salt Lake City, Utah. I am a ceramic artist by day and work in a local Southern Italian restaurant in the evenings. I love music and learning about music. I practice yoga, am learning about meditation and love to hike in the forest. I enjoy gardening and am currently harvesting kale and spring greens. One of my life mottos is to work hard and play big. Five things I can't live without: fine dark chocolate, kale, music, dance, and sunshine. My favorite traveling destinations so far are Sicily and Todos Santos, Mexico. Oh, how I love the desert, cactus and the gentle sound of palm trees rustling in the wind! I have a dream to run a large Bed and Breakfast, Hacienda style with warm desert colors, lots of tacos and homemade ice cream! Jonathan is a musician and voice teacher. Together we have traveled all over Europe sharing Jonathan's music via concerts in peoples' living rooms! We love to host and share all of our favorite spots in Portland.
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