About this listing
Why Inn Alberta Arts? Because when you're here, it's your home!
Welcome! We have both shared and private guest rooms to serve you. If this listing is booked on the day you want to stay, check one of the other 5 listings for this room...or, if you would like assistance with your reservation, just email me!
Accommodation: 6-bed mixed gender bunk room in the Alberta Arts District--the center of all that's weird and wonderful about Portland.
Feel free to stay as long as you like...we want our home to feel like home to you while you're here!
Guests may make use of the common areas--including front porch, sitting room and kitchen.
Interaction with Guests
We want your stay to be great, so please don't hesitate to let us know how we can help. We also want you to feel free to create the amount of interaction with us and other guests that's just right for you!
Come hang out at our guest house and wander Alberta (URL HIDDEN) 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
Let us know if you have any special needs and we will do our best to accommodate them. At this time we are keeping the house pet free, as many travelers have allergies.
We are here to be a haven and home to all who pass through our doors. For your security we have a front door key code that changes regularly and we ask that you do not share it with anyone else. Do be aware that it's an older house so when you are coming and going early or late, please tread lightly on the stairs. We expect that you'll treat your fellow guests with respect and observe our quiet hours posted in the front hall. (Luckily, we have dozens of spots on the street if you enjoy late night merrymaking!) Most of all, we hope you'll have fun!
“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?