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!
Rochelle sent us a welcoming e-mail with the details of occupancy prior to arrival to see if she could help us with anything or questions. She later checked with us in person and was delightful. The listing was as advertised and we were able to walk to everything in the district.We loved the location The location was fantastic right in the middle of the walking district of Alberta Arts and we easily caught a single bus to take us to and from a Portland Trailblazers game.
Rochelle was really quick to answer emails (and very helpful!). Comfy and clean place with a heritage feel in a fun area of Portland. I don't have much to go on to compare the areas in Portland as it was my first time there, but if you're looking to stay in the Alberta Arts District (which was enjoyable) it's a prime location. Tea, mugs, a kettle, and some maps of Portland at the entrance was a nice addition. Nothing bad to say about the place, and I will certainly stay here again next time I am in Portland!
This was my second time here. Again, I love the neighborhood - there's so much to see and do. The room was great - looks just like the picture and very cozy and the house has a great vibe. I arrived a little earlier than expected and had a few questions regarding the key to the room but Rochelle was very quick to respond. Brief note: the room is next to the bathroom so you can definitely hear other folks walking in and out.
We had a great time at this house. Rochelle was very responsive and helped us with the arrangements, including moving our luggage to a new location. The house itself is large and was perfect for our group, who were in town to celebrate a wedding.
Rochelle kept in contact with me and checking in was a breeze. I loved the house with its' art on the walls and warm, cozy feel. My room was quaint and charming with autumn colors and a comfortable bed. I would recommend this house to anyone looking to stay in a fun, boutique shop filled area of Portland.
The place was very cozy, and the artwork inside of the home was very artsy and made the place very inviting. The bathroom was very fresh and clean and the beds were really comfortable.
I was actually upgraded to the Bodhi Tree room, which was fantastic because that was my first choice. The room was great - clean, cozy, and very inviting. The house was really nice and I felt very comfortable. Loved that there's tea right as you enter. And I feel like I don't really need to mention this but the location is amazing. Definitely will stay here again.
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“Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle
I've lived all over Portland, but after planting roots in the Alberta Arts district a nearly a decade ago, I can't imagine living anywhere else. 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 great spot--so close to fab food, art, yoga, and shopping for all budgets. (Don't forget to stop off for a slice of Random Order pie!) We've got our own local bike rental and public transportation options within 1 to 2 blocks.
Portland is rich in beautiful natural spots and diverse 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 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 lodgings when I travel.
I love being able to open our house to the fabulous folk who find their way to us. I look forward to meeting you and hearing some of your stories. Welcome!