About this listing
A beautifully restored 1908 Craftsman house awaits you in the most hip and happening area of Portland, the Alberta Arts District. Just one block back from Alberta, you can walk to all the bars, restaurants and attractions on Alberta. Great access to public transport or use our bike to ride downtown in just 12 minutes.
The house is tastefully decorated with a mix of new and vintage furniture sourced locally here in Portland.
Consisting of 3 bedrooms, 2 master bedrooms with new Queen beds and one with twin bunk beds, this property is suited to couples or young families. It has a full bathroom upstairs alongside the 3 bedrooms and a mini bathroom downstairs in the media room.
Downstairs we have a great sitting room with a record player and hand selected "awesome vinyl" to provide the perfect chill zone! We also have a media room out back with a LED flat screen, cable TV and wireless internet and PS3 for those that need to be "connected"!!
We have a great outdoor deck (covered), cubby house, tree house and slide, so you can sip cocktails whilst watching the sunset and have your kids run ragged playing in the backyard. Alternatively, sit in our rocker on the front porch and "shoot the breeze" watching the many and varied cyclists and people walking by.
This really is the heartbeat of "Portlandia" and if you are looking for the ultimate Portland getaway, then you have found the right place! All the best restaurants and bars are within stumbling distance of our beautiful house and this will make for an unforgettable Portland stay.
If you are a family travelling, then this house really is for you. Stretch out with the kids and let them unwind with our toys and games, tree house and cubby out back. Not to mention that our neighbourhood is filled with young families and kids playing in the street. If you want that "family friendly" neighbourhood feel from your Portland stay, then this is for you.
Cheers and we hope you enjoy our house as much as we do.
Ash, Trish, Gus and Anouk
Guests have access to the whole house, all 3 bedrooms upstairs and a 4th bedroom space in the basement. There is a great entertaining deck outside, cubby house and tree house too!
Interaction with Guests
I live in Australia, so will not personally be on hand to meet guests and interact with them. However, Aaron, our Property Manager and next door neighbour will be there to meet and greet and get you settled. If there is anything you need, Aaron is your man!
Where do you start in Alberta Arts?!! Food trucks, great restaurants, locally owned boutique shops, cool bars, awesome coffee, lush parks are a few blocks away with towering Douglas Fir Trees, the cool Kennedy School conversion is a walk or quick bike ride away and if you want access to downtown or The Pearl, it takes us about 15 minutes on our bikes or 5 minutes by car. Our neighbourhood is very chilled, young families and couples abound and everyone is super friendly and social. The location is amazing with all the cool shops, bars, restaurants and food carts just one block walk away.
Yep, buses run through Alberta, there are bike routes everywhere with access all over the city and we are a 10 minute drive to PDX airport. I like to walk or bike but it is very easy to drive around our parts!
We love our 1908 Craftsman House. We really, really love it! All we ask is that people be respectful to it. It has been lovingly restored by the family who owned it last and we feel very privileged to have it as ours now, so we just want people to enjoy it as much as we do! We love having a chill out beer or wine as much as the next person, so by all means enjoy our house to do so but maybe no wild parties as we have a lot of young kids in the neighbourhood! Enjoy and relax at Alberta Arts House!
About the Host, Ash
I am a Company Director of a big on-line store in Australia and New Zealand called Popcultcha which sells pop culture merchandise from the biggest video games, movies, TV shows, music and everything in between.
More importantly, I am a father of two, Gus a 3 year old boy and Anouk an 8 month old girl.
We live in Geelong, Victoria, Australia and in Alberta Arts District, Portland, Oregon, USA.
I am right into music - all sorts from cruisy Pacific Northwest music such as Blitzen Trapper, M Ward, Fleet Foxes etc right through to NOFX, Strung Out and Metal! There is not much I don't listen to. Love MTB riding, watching awesome TV shows like Breaking Bad, Dexter, Weeds and Workaholics.
Have travelled a fair bit - done nearly all of Europe and North America. Some more remote places I have been to - Cuba on our honeymoon, Iceland, Slovenia, Bosnia are all places that spring to mind. Always looking to explore new places and cultures.
Love getting out amongst it!