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!
Guests may make use of the common areas--including front porch, sitting room and kitchen.
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 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, though we ask you to keep the door to your room shut so they don't enter the bedrooms. Feel free to 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. During your stay, let us know if you have any special needs and we will do our best to accommodate them!
This place was amazing! Very clean and quiet, even better than the photos. It's just a block from major bus lines, so easy to get around town. The area is beautiful with some yummy food spots (right across from good trucks too)! I only spoke to Rochelle over the phone, she was pleasant and helpful.
A cozy place to stay in an awesome neighborhood. Surrounded by delicious food/coffee and close to public transport. Beds in the bunk room can creak a little but it's definitely doable and I got a great night's sleep the night I was there. Never met Rochelle but she was easily available via text/airbnb app. I recommend!
I booked this Place very spontaniously (about 24h before arrival) and Rochelle still made it. possible for me to stay. Tanks again. The Place was clean and directly located next to a Bus stop.
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About the Host, Rochelle
“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 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?