About this listing
Why Inn Alberta Arts? Because when you're here, it's your home!
Welcome to our guest house! We love our neighborhood and know you will, too!
Located right on Alberta Street in the heart of the exciting and enterprising Alberta Arts District, we have 4 guest rooms, as well as shared accommodation, to serve you. Stay for a day, a week, or a month, we have price points geared toward all traveler budgets!
Enjoy your stay in our sunny Song Bird Room w/queen bed & shared bath.
Come stay in Portland's quirkiest and most free thinking neighborhood!
The porch, sitting room and kitchen are for the use of all guests.
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!
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.
Other Things to Note
Why Song Bird? Was your morning wake-me-up made in the shade? If it was, the song birds of North America are singing your praises! Coffee production can harm migrating song bird populations when farms clear off trees to make way for sun grown beans. Fewer trees=reduced habitat for the warblers who wander south each winter. Grow your awareness by asking Joe just exactly how your cup of joe was cultivated. Fair trade is people friendly, but only shade trade makes you a friend of the fair feathered ones.
Easy check in! When you book your room, the house manual will have all the details regarding your stay. If you need to adjust your check in/out times we will make every effort to accommodate you. Because it's a guest house, you can have as much or as little interaction with the host and other guests as you desire. Kitchen is available for your use. Let us know if you have any special needs. At this time we are keeping the house pet free, as many travelers have allergies. Welcome!
About the Host, Rochelle
“Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle
I've lived all over Portland, but once I landed in the Alberta Arts district that was it. Even in a city known for 'different', Alberta pushed the free- and forward-thinking envelope just a little bit further.
I've worn a lot of different hats over the years, but right now I'm drawn to the intersection where art, activism and the cooperative movement meet. I think the Alberta neighborhood is a great template where we might develop and model sustainable local urban living--I'd love to see food planted up and down the alleys, Alberta Street turned into a permanent walking/shopping boulevard. Cottage industry coops of all stripes, art everywhere!
I'm happy to open our house to the fabulous folk who find their way to us. What's your passion?