In NY Mag: Hip and Eco near Alberta

House - Entire home/apt · Ne Rodney Ave, Portland, OR 97211, United States

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Featured in New York Magazine and named one of the BEST GUESTHOUSEs IN PDX by Portland Monthly!

New York Magazine urges visitors to Portland to "shack up" at the Pocket House, calling it one of three "places to stay" in the city. The Pocket House was also named to AirBnB's Top Picks and Eco-Friendly Picks lists.

Just blocks from Portland, Oregon’s Historic Mississippi neighborhood and the charming Alberta Arts District, the Pocket House is a stylish and eco-friendly alternative to the downtown hotel or airport inn.

This 1BD/1BA guesthouse sleeps 5, is fully furnished, close to the city center and a perfect home base for your stay in Portland as well as day trips to the coast, wine country, the Columbia Gorge or the Cascade Mountains. If you don’t want to drive, you can walk, bike or take public transportation to Portland’s best shops, restaurants, cafes, parks and more.

The Pocket House is a brand new structure (2010) designed by Jason Swift and Wendy Turner of Swift Architecture that beautifully blends modern Scandinavian aesthetic with sustainable Pacific Northwest sensibility. The result is an inviting 435 square-foot space, one bedroom home with a fully functional kitchenette, separate sleeping loft and a private garden space.

Stay at the Pocket House and enjoy an affordable and authentic Portland experience.

This is a dog-friendly vacation rental and we provide dog towels, a dog bed and some doggie snacks.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $875 /week
Cleaning Fee: $60
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • George and Nina were awesome hosts and the Pocket House is incredible! Prior to our arrival I was impressed by the clear communication and flexibility in working with us. They are very kind people.

    We loved how close the Pocket House is to everything *important* (great coffee, food, fun neighborhood walks, etc.). The space itself is so beautiful, full of light, and with obvious attentiveness to both function and aesthetic form. I would have liked to have more time just to hang around the Pocket House, take advantage of the film and book collections...and just lounge. It was an ideal home base for our PDX visit. I can't wait to return!

    April 2014
  • Just a wonderful little home! We just love staying here! Perfect! Thanks for having us again.

    March 2014
  • The Pocket House was our very first Airbnb experience and it was so incredible that I don't think we'll ever stay at a hotel again. George and Nina were fabulous hosts from the moment we booked until the moment we sadly had to pack and come home. The house is astoundingly beautiful- our favorite part was listening to the rain hit all of the sky lights and floor to ceiling windows while drinking wine. It was like a home away from home, but with more peace and quiet. George and Nina took the time to help us pick out some great places to visit and eat, and even made sure we had fresh local coffee and milk in the kitchenette when we arrived. Best vacation ever- we can't wait to come back again!

    March 2014
  • Even though the Portland weather was dreary (expect it in December) our stay at the pocket house was a highlight. It's so beautiful and efficient and in a GREAT location. Cannot wait to stay again in the summer!

    December 2013
  • George's place was fantastic - just like the photos, it was a great cosy place to stay in Portland. Would definitely recommend this to others.

    December 2013
  • In short, we felt like we were visiting good friends in Portland and we can't wait to go back! The cottage was perfect, the neighborhood was ideal, the hosts were warm/friendly and extremely helpful.

    October 2013
  • The Pocket House was exactly as advertised. A great Eco-friendly place near all of Portland's main attractions. George was very communicative and made me feel very comfortable during and after the booking process. I'd highly recommend The Pocket House to anyone looking for a true "Portland" experience.

    October 2013
  • Such a cute house! I stayed here with my boyfriend and his mother for 3 nights while visiting Portland. The house was just the right size; however, had we stayed longer, we might have wanted more space. It was clean, decorated impeccably, and had a great porch for relaxing. If I ever go back to Portland, I would totally stay here again.

    August 2013
  • The Pocket House is a spectacular place to stay in Portland! We really enjoyed our time here. The PH is clean, well appointed and in a great location in northeast Portland. We loved the neighborhood -- and it was within easy walking distance to Williams Blvd., Mississippi Avenue and Alberta (website hidden), all neighborhoods where we spent most of our time. Unfortunately George and Nina were traveling during our visit but they kept in touch to be sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Overall, highly recommended. We hope to be back!

    August 2013
  • George and Nina were the perfect hosts! We stayed in their beautiful Pocket House after the STP bike event and it was exactly as described and pictured online - spectacularly designed, simplistic yet fully functional, comfortable, and private. All this and in a great location too! We were walking distance to the Alberta Arts and Mississippi neighbourhoods, which have a plethora of great food and drink spots (our fave has always been Tasty n Sons). We met a couple of their pups and fell in love instantly while at the same time feeling guilty that we left our furry one at home. It was so nice to have in suite laundry and the soaps and lotions George and Nina supply are all organic and fair trade! We loved the lotion so much that we stopped in at Whole Foods to grab a bottle on our way home (that along with bags of Stumptown and Ristretto coffee beans). Their backyard is nicely shaded from the hot Portland sun where we had a nice outdoor picnic with take out from Grassa (delicious home made pasta). For the most part, the Pocket House stayed cool enough even in 30 degree weather. I would recommend this unique Portland abode to all my friends and family! Our only qualm was that we didn't factor in climbing the ladder to the loft after a 200 mile bike ride! We will be back to hold George to his plans for a backyard bbq on our next visit!

    July 2013
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