About this listing
When you're here, it's your home!
Welcome! This is a shared room with 1 to 3 others, though private accommodation may be possible. Please ask!
If this bed is booked on the day you want to stay, one of our other beds may be available, so feel free to email us!
Accommodation: Mixed gender room (ask about single gender option) in the Alberta Arts District--the center of all that's weird and wonderful about Portland.
Since we are available for month + stays and want our home to feel like home to you while you're here, it's important we're a fit for each other.
PLEASE NOTE: We will need you to share some details about yourself (photo please) and your interests/endeavors when you inquire about staying. Also, while you aren't required to interact with our cats, we do at a minimum encourage guests who are cat-positive. Thanks!
Use of all common areas, including kitchen, living & dining rooms, front porch.
Interaction with Guests
Residents tend to spontaneously self-organize house meals, movie nights and outings from time to time for those who want to participate. Sometimes the house is very quiet and at other times lively and most guests seem to like the variety.
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
Artists, activists, intentional community enthusiasts and folks working for a better world especially encouraged!
Welcome! Be mindful that you may be sharing the room with others and treat them with respect. Two friendly indoor/outdoor cats live here. We ask you to keep the door to your room shut so they don't enter your room, though please enjoy them in the common areas. We like to observe fairly quiet hours after 10 pm or so (11-12 on weekends) and before 8 am. Also we request that you do not cook beef in the house. . During your stay, let us know if you have any special needs and we will do our best to accommodate them!
My stay was wonderful, the room was clean and the bathroom nice accessible and easy. The location is perfect very close to all public transportation and great restaurants
Great place to stay. House and rooms etc. were all clean and comfortable. Rochelle was always prompt and helpful in answering any questions during my stay. Great place, great value, would stay again.
Very nice, clean, simple, friendly and convenient. Lots of maps and books available to browse in the living room as well.
We had a great time staying at Rochelle's place in Portland. The room was clean and comfortable. The house was located right in the middle of the Alberta arts area so, it was very convenient to restaurants and bars. Also public transport in the city is easy.
Rochelle's place was very conveniently located with bus stops to downtown half a block away. Home quiet, clean, and neighborhood was cute when i come back to Portland i would definitely stay again!
Very nice, clean and comfortable place. I haven't seen the owner. I liked the location in Alberta neighborhood.
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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?