Inn Alberta Arts-Breitenbush Room

House - Private room · NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211, United States

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Welcome to our guest house! We love our neighborhood and know you will, too!

Located in the exciting and enterprising Alberta Arts District, we have 4 environmentally- themed guest rooms, as well as shared accommodation to serve you. Stay for a day or a week, we have price points geared toward all traveler budgets!

Enjoy your stay in our tranquil queen bedded Breitenbush Room w/private bath. Bunk bed for two additional guests has been added to accommodate larger groups. Note: Adults traveling w/children will receive family rate of $100/night.

The Breitenbush Room is dedicated to (email hidden)e composition of about 70% of both you and the Earth. Oregonians take water seriously—with all the rain, who wouldn’t—are vigilant about both conserving and enjoying it, and hope you will be too!

The Alberta Arts District is the center of all that's weird and wonderful about Portland. Come hang out at our guest house and wander Alberta Street...it's a cornucopia of funky and independent shops, galleries, bars & restaurants. We've got world famous pie, 5 kinds of Thai, an amazing tea shop, vegan bakery, co-op and guitar shop within a few blocks. Catch a flick at the Kennedy School or live music at the Alberta Street Pub or Alberta Rose Theater.

Every Last Thursday, we have a freewheeling art festival on the street. Last Thursday is a rich tradition where it's free to vend and attend. You'll see washboard bands, teen violinists, Native American drumming circles, fab art and funky attire right outside our front door!

If you have time for a getaway during your Portland visit, meander through the gorgeous waterfalls of the amazing geologic wonder that is the Columbia River Gorge. Stop off at Depoe Bay on our beautiful and rugged coast, where, if you’re timing’s right you’ll likely spot whales feeding just offshore. Hot Springs, yes! A day sitting by the river and soaking in the mineral pools at Breitenbush Hot Springs will rejuvenate you in body, mind & spirit!

Here and at home, please remember to be water friendly. Reuse your towel, shorten your shower, choose tap water over bottled—an easy choice here in Portland, where our municipal water is among the purest in the country!

We are on several major bus lines and one block from a designated biking boulevard. By car we are 10 minutes from the airport, Lloyd Center Mall, Convention Center and Light Rail and less than 15 minutes to downtown Portland.

Come experience the quirkiest & most free thinking Portland neighborhood!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $495 /week
Monthly Price: $1300 /month
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Our stay in the Breitenbush room was super smooth and easy! The room and linens were clean, the directions were straightforward, and the others staying were friendly when we bumped into them. Thanks!

    March 2014
  • Brilliant communication to organise the best space for our group of 6 from Rochelle prior to arriving. This was simply the best location for us to explore the Portland we wanted to see, and barely left Alberta Street. Excellent and comfortable shared facilities, easy and free street parking nearby. Rochelle thoughtfully provided some overflow space for us on arrival, which was appreciated. Two main bathrooms to the property, with one shared by an art studio also on the property, although this did not cause any undue waiting time for us, and all shared spaces were clean and maintained. The house is decorated with various artistic touches, which was lovely. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would recommend this property for people seeking to experience Portland.

    February 2014
  • A no-frills, bare bones, bring your own tea and coffee experience. Clean room (Breitenbush) with comfortable bed and warm space heater. Noise from the street, creaky wooden stairs and other visitor's bathroom experiences was disturbing and is probably why earplugs are provided.

    November 2012
  • Rochelle is an excellent communicator and we felt very at ease. The room and bathroom in this charming character home was clean and quite comfortable. The location of this stay is perfect and we found the other guests friendly. The price is a little high for basic accommodations relative to the hotel not too far away where we stayed the previous night. Our infant daughter was a bit fussy and as the house is not super soundproof we worried about disturbing the other guests. We enjoyed our stay.

    October 2012
  • The room was clean and comfortable, and fairly large. There was a slight problem with the shower, but Rochelle fixed it for us and was very nice and apologetic about the issue. Nice art, comfortable mattress, closet space to hang up wet coats, etc. We only stayed one night, so we didn't have a lot of interaction with the other people in the house, but they were all friendly as we were entering and leaving. Overall, with the private room, this felt like a nice compromise between the privacy of a hotel and the community feel of a hostel. We would definitely stay here again!

    October 2012
  • Clean room & bath & linens, kitchen access helpful, interesting neighborhood, hostess responsive to email questions. Directions etc very good.

    The upstairs street side room we were in got traffic noise but the BnB supplied foam ear plugs. Only downside was that the sitting room below our bedroom was used by guests to socialize the one night we were there - I had to go down at 11:30pm to ask them to keep their voices down - which they did.

    Coffee & pastries two blocks east on Alberta at Petite Provence were an excellent send-off for our a.m. departure. Dinner at Pok Pok Noi on Prescott (about 4 blocks away) was outstanding.

    October 2012
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    Response from Rochelle:

    It was great meeting you Candis--thanks for choosing us! I was very impressed by your extensive advance research of the neighborhood...you really were able to hit some highlights in your short stay. We'd love to welcome you back for a bit longer anytime you're down this way!

  • We were so grateful that our very first AirBNB was with Rochelle's Inn. She was very accomodating and easy to work with on the reservation and very responsive. She even offered us several options to accommodate our stay. The location is top notch. All restaraunts, cafes, shops are just out the door and the bus drops off right at the corner-you barely have to walk if you take mass transit from the airport!

    If you want to experience Alberta Arts this is the place to stay. The private room was clean, bathroom clean and kept well. Yes there are other guests in the house but we never had any issues nor problems with noise. Rochelle was very kind to allow us a little extra time to get ready for a wedding the day we checked out. We were very satisfied and would highly recommend this place!

    September 2012
  • Our stay started poorly. The posted logistics said check in was 1pm, and we came after 1, and were told they were having trouble getting a guy out of the room. We decided to wait....15 minutes later a scraggly fellow stumbled down the stairs dropping shoes and items looking disgruntled as hell. When we confronted the woman and her dirty bare footed friend who greeted us about the frustration, she told us there was nothing they could do, that this was life! No, this is a business, you make promises and keep them, and if you don't you make it up to your customers.
    Anyhoo, we got into the room an hour after promised and the room was fairly clean, and our stay was average in every way.

    Plainly, this place feels like a hostel that isn't being kept so well, no attention to details of your stay--The tape to label your foodstuffs in the fridge with a sharpee, was solid black electrical tape....maybe it was a joke I didn't get.

    August 2012
  • Great location, very clean and comfortable. A little bit noisy because of proximity to the street and general old house creaky-ness, but the hosts thoughtfully provide earplugs. Very pleasant stay, just wish we'd had more time to explore the neighborhood.

    This was our first airbnb experience, but it was such a good one, I'm sure it won't be our last.

    August 2012
  • My husband and I stayed in the Breitenbush Room for 2 days while visiting our adult children who live nearby. It was perfect for us. Lovely room, private and excellent small bathroom, nice touches like original artwork ...did not need the bunked, but would be great for kids. We used the refrigerator, but did not cook meals, as others were doing. The house was quite busy, people were friendly, but we were mostly out with our kids. It is a busy street with lots of fun things to do within easy walking distance. It is not a quiet place at night....traffic and people coming and going, but good earplugs (which I use anyway) were sufficient. I heartily recommend this place to those who love an interesting lively neighborhood and simple comfortable surroundings. Great value!

    July 2012
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“Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle Bought a ticket to Portland in 1990 upon returning from England and haven't left the Northwest since. There were extended stops in Bellingham and Castle Rock, WA, and houses all around Portland, though now I can't imagine living in any neighborhood besides the Alberta Arts district. Even in a city known for 'different', Alberta pushes the free- and forward-thinking envelope just a little bit further. Our house is in a fabulous spot right on Alberta Street. Great food, art, yoga, and shopping abound for all budgets. And please don't pass on the pie at Random Order, less than 2 blocks away. Pie hater, I, and still it's divine! There's a nearby bike rental and public transportation options within 1 to 2 blocks. Currently we have an artist in residence expanding our artification. Right now, he's creating a mythic tree mural in one of our guest rooms. In the summer, look for our new and colorful patio! I'm a storyteller, currently writing a musical and hatching ideas at the intersection of art and activism. Portland is a great place for creativity - full of quirky, wonderful people, beautiful natural spots that feed the spirit and loads of cultural offerings.Must visits on my list include the Gorge waterfalls and Powells books - the ultimate planetary bookstore (at least in this galaxy). I think one of the best parts of traveling is feeling welcome and comfortable wherever you land. When I'm on the road, I steer toward cheerful, friendly spots with just the right mix of privacy and community. Living in England cemented my fondness for guest houses. Those happy stays in cozy homes primed me to seek out similar accommodations whenever I travel. While raising my son - he's off to college in western Mass - I wanted to fill him up with plenty of road time. We twice twirled the US and trekked a time or two to Europe, Mexico and Central America. I think travel is a priceless gift to children and if you're traveling with kids, I'll be delighted to welcome them as guests. I look forward to meeting you and hearing some of your stories - but only if you want to share!
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