About this listing
Why Inn Alberta Arts? Because when you're here, it's your home!
Room w/two twin beds. The room is $35 per person/per day if you're booking as a single. If two people book together, the price per day is $65 (please book for two using the "Let It Bee" listing). If you book as a single, you may be given a roommate of the same gender. (The price for guaranteed privacy is $65 (please book for guaranteed privacy using the "Let It Bee" listing.)
Room shares bath w/one other room.
Feel free to stay as long as you like...we want our home to feel like home to you while you're here!
Come experience a signature Portland neighborhood!
Guests may make use of the common areas--including front porch, sitting room and kitchen.
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.
Easy check in! When you book your room, the house manual will have all the details regarding your stay. 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 me know if you have any special needs. At this time we are keeping the house pet free, as many travelers have allergies. Welcome!
Cozy, clean house with everything I needed! Check-in and check-out was very easy, as Rochelle emailed the night before about the self-managed check-in. She was prompt and friendly with communication, and she stopped in the house a couple of times to see how everyone was doing. The house was full, but with friendly guests. Only two bathrooms, so a small wait in the morning, but in the off hours not a problem.
Common areas were very clean and welcoming AND HAD AIR CONDITIONING!!! A godsend during the heatwave week. There were three common areas to hang out: the porch, the living room, and the kitchen/dining area. Each were enclosed/sectioned off so that if a big group were having a lively conversation, you could hang out somewhere else if you wanted quiet time.
My room was exactly as shown, and shared with another solo female traveler. Since its an old house, squeaky hardwood floors and steps, but luckily it didn't bother me or my roommate. They have a supply of earplugs if needed! :) The location is ideal -- right on the strip in the Alberta Arts district, so easy to walk to food, drink, entertainment, transportation. And bike racks are only a few steps away from the front porch if your on bike. If you like the hostel/bnb feel, this is for you.
My favorite parts were the wonderful fellow guests I met, the location, the cozy couch in the air conditioned living room, the cleanliness, and the service. Rochelle and her property peeps (Phoenix and Sebastian) were regularly around stopping by to say hi or see if anything was needed, or to answer questions about the area. I felt safe, relaxed, and thoroughly enjoyed my short stay. I will definitely return to this property when I come back to visit again.
This was a great stop in Portland. The neighborhood has a lot within walking distance (Barista Coffee!) and the setup was efficient and easy. I agree with others that the floorboards are pretty creaky, so light sleepers might have issues.
Rochelle was great, let me know everything I needed to know before I arrived. The house is cozy, comfortable, quiet, and the location is on a great street. It was a great experience, I would definitely stay there again.
I did not get the room as shown in the picture. In fact I got a even better room. The room is very spacious and can be shared by three people, and I have my own toilet. The location is superb, only one minute walk to bus stations (two lines), 25 minutes bus ride to downtown, and there are quite some dining options. Rochelle was on holiday when I was there, Phoenix helped to receive me, and I had a very warm welcome from him.
Amazing, perfect place to stay in Portland. In the perfect neighborhood, tons of restaurants, cafes and bars all within walking distance. Beautiful home with everything you could need. Definitely recommend staying here if you're traveling to Portland, I know that I'll be coming back to Rochelle next time I'm in Portland!
Beautiful, tidy, colourful house full of incredible ppl. I loved it and I hope to go back one day. Thank you Rochelle!
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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?