Bright Friendly Home- Alberta Arts

House - Private room · NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211, United States

The Space

This neighborhood is perfect for Portland visitors!
The bus stops across the street and arrives downtown in 20 minutes.
We are a block away from Alberta Street with AMAZING coffee shops, bakeries, famous restaurants, fire pit bars, shops, etc.
5 bedroom 2 bath house with front porch, washer/dryer, high-speed WiFi, Shared Kitchen and lots of light and shared common areas.
This is a shared housing environment. There will be 4 other guests living in the home.
This is not a Bed and Breakfast, but a regular home that I rent rooms to short term guests. The house has a funky, rustic laid-back Portland style environment. The neighborhood is great and everyone loves the house, but it would be considered a cosmetic fixer.
I keep the home a quiet and welcoming environment and am a knowledgeable host. I am open to spending time and developing relationships with my guests.
I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to Portland!
Teresa Berlin

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0
Beds: 1
Extra people: $12 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $265 /week
Monthly Price: $795 /month
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • The house is located about 1.5 blocks from the Alberta Arts District which has many good eateries (not enough time to get to try them all . . . sigh). Also, the #8 bus runs on the same street as the house, so public transport is right there . . . 30 minutes to City Center. As I was in Portland (great city!!!) for only ~3 days, and was out and about during the day, didn't get a chance to sit down with Teresa. All in all, had a very cool stay in Portland.

    November 2013
  • Much of this was outside of Teresa’s control, but some of it was preventable. To her credit, she made everything right and was very gracious in a difficult scenario. Even so, I would want to know so here goes:

    To begin with, I was told the host would not be there and to just let myself in. The front door is always unlocked. My room would be just past the kitchen. I felt uncomfortable with this, but figured that’s just how thing roll in Portland. I got there at 10p and the house was pitch dark. I’m pretty sure I had the right house, but it’s a little creepy just walking into someone’s house at 10p at night.

    After I went into the house, I saw a light on in the room that was supposedly mine. I could not get a hold of the host.

    Then, a guy came out of the bedroom. I come to find out he’s an over-staying guest and he’ll get his stuff out. He made multiple trips in and out of the bedroom with garbage bagfuls of stuff.

    After awhile, Teresa showed up. So, I went out to the car to get my things. With zero parking around there, I parked a block and half down around the corner. While I was getting my stuff, Teresa’s over-staying guest left, but we assumed he’d be right back.

    I’m all for chit-chatting, but after 11p and a 3 ½ drive, I just wanted to go to bed. Teresa and I were waiting for the guest to return. “Where is he?” "Is he coming back?” etc. Teresa called him on the phone. He said he’s left and to just throw away all his stuff which included laptop, Nike shoes, clothes

    So, Teresa gets all of his crap out of the room and then discovers the bed is wet. At this point, I’m so done with this place. Teresa puts a towel down on the mattress and we all hope it’s water and not some bodily fluid. She makes the bed, but uses the same comforter from our overstaying guest.

    It’s now well after midnight, I just want to go to sleep. There are ants on the desk, cobwebs in the corners and a huge spider parked on the ceiling right over my head.

    But wait, it gets better. At 3:30a in the morning , I heard someone come through the front door with boots on. Our mystery guest clomps to the bathroom across from my room and then proceeded to take a shower. Was it one of the other guests in the house, our over-staying guest, or just a local transient? Who knows? Then, our clomper got out of the shower, heated something in the microwave and left.

    The topper, I got into the shower and the whole shower was rimmed with the half-used hair products of previous guests. I should have taken a picture.

    October 2013
  • Teresa is a lovely person...very kind and helped us get our feet on the ground in the wonderful city of Portland.

    October 2013
  • The room was great and Teresa was fantastic. This was my first airbnb stay and she made it very easy. The house is also in one of the best neighborhoods in Portland.

    October 2013
  • Lovely people, great host, beautiful house in a great location. I hope I get to go back!

    September 2013
  • Teresa was sweet, accommodating and friendly. The location of the home and access to the area was perfect. The space was clean and very no frills. I'd say if you're looking for something more refined, this is not the pad to crash in, but if you dig the community feel and are looking for that... its here.
    I stayed last minute in the back yard Burro trailer... hmmm get a room instead so the bathroom is closer.
    Happy Travels All!

    August 2013
  • I spent three nights at Teresa's place and couldn't have had a better time in Portland. Teresa is a great host. Very laid-back, absolutely reliable and generous. The house is warm and welcomingly furnished and you feel at home from the very first moment. As all rooms were already booked, she led me sleep in her adorable vintage trailer in the cozy backyard. The roommates I met were wonderful, too. The location is ideally located in order to explore the city, especially the Alberta art district which immediately became my favorite neighborhood. I would return anytime!

    August 2013
  • Teresa was a welcoming host and a great conversationalist. I loved staying in the upstairs bedroom of her house, which is located just a couple of blocks from the famous Alberta Street.

    Teresa was very attentive to detail, providing clean sheets, towels, etc. The room I stayed in was clean and bright. The wireless internet connection was fast.

    Overall, I'd definitely stay here again next time I'm in Portland!

    July 2013
  • The bed WAS comfy, the stay easy and the hosts polite. I give it a good rating!

    December 2012
  • I recently stayed at Teresa’s “Large COMFY Room in Alberta Arts”, and it was certainly all of that. Plus clean, bright, and spacious with a super comfy bed, exactly as advertised. Teresa’s house has a very comfy feel inside and the other guests were friendly, very considerate, and very quiet. The exterior could use a little TLC, but who cares? - I didn’t sleep in the front yard! Teresa’s house is not a new villa or mansion, yet is well taken care of inside, being clean, comfortable, and has everything you could need. Located in a really great location near the very stylish and trendy, yet laid back and neighborly blocks of the Alberta District. A short walk to great restaurants, shops, and yoga studios, and friendly nightlife. Teresa is a really great host, super friendly and helpful, instantly makes one feel like you’re a welcomed guest and not just a border. And the check in process was as easy it can be, you show up and knock on the door, can’t be much clearer and easy as that! As well, Teresa was great responding to all my questions in getting there and where to go once arrived, I really couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

    December 2012
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Lewis & Clark College, Kimball Union Academy
I am very mellow but also friendly and outgoing. I like to develop relationships with people of all walks of life. I keep busy but also like to make time to get to know house mates. I have traveled in India, Mexico, Thailand, Canada, and the US. I have lived in Portland and this neighborhood for a long time and have many great suggestions.
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