ArtFulLife is situated just 75 feet off NW 23rd, Portland’s iconic neighborhood street. An easy walk to the streetcar (3 blocks away), to the Pearl District to downtown, Washington Park, and much much more. It is all best experienced without a car!
The Non-Hipster Hipster Pad
ArtFulLife is a comfortable, stylish, art-filled pied de terre in the heart of Portland’s historic Alphabet District. With 800 sq ft, it’s big enough to spread out, relax, and enjoy car-free urban living. This unique, quirky basement unit in one of the neighborhood’s Good Old Houses is home to an eclectic collection of original artworks, and sits just 50 feet off 23rd Avenue, one of Portland’s iconic shopping streets. Far from being just another sleek condo in yet another soulless high-rise, ArtFulLife is perfect for the urban adventurer – full of personality with a clean, contemporary décor that’s funky without the funk.
Built in 1885 and converted to a duplex 20 years later, the gracious home has changed with the neighborhood. The duplex was transformed into a sleeping house in 1940 for the war effort and to support Portland's shipyards. Today the house has nine separate, self-contained units; this one is literally the foundation (brick-exposed) to an active, vibrant home, and is my home when I’m in town.
If you’re a history buff like me, you’ll appreciate knowing that the Alphabet District is a unique community named for its alphabetic progression of street names, and was added to the National Register of Historic Districts in 2000. A bastion of urban upstarts, it was home to Portland’s first neighborhood association formed over 40 years ago. As a neighborhood board member myself, I voted for the streetcar to come to our neighborhood – the first streetcar added to an American city in over 50 years.
Whether you call it Nob Hill, the Alphabet District, or simply Northwest Portland, the shops and eateries here have always been among the best in the city. And this place couldn’t put you any closer to them. ArtFulLife is only two blocks from the 23rd and Lovejoy streetcar stop, making it an easy ride to/from the airport.
After living in NW for over 25 years, I now only live part time in Portland. I want to share the fun and funkiness of my unconventional place with like-minded people who appreciate its unique blend of art, history, and lifestyle. ArtFulLife brings it all together – and keeps you in the mix.
Ask about on site parking for $10 a day, $55 a week or $175 a month when available.
November-February nightly rate is $110 and weekly is $625. Airbnb collects the local Portland lodging tax of 11.5% and the state tax of 1%.
March-October nightly rate is $125 and weekly is $690. Airbnb collects the local Portland lodging tax of 11.5% and the state tax of 1%.
Monthly rate is $1,950. No tax for stays over 30 days.
Airbnb cancellation policy is "strict" - my policy is 15% cancellation fee and will credit back the difference.
Backyard with picnic table and chairs.
Interaction with Guests
Love to work with my guests to make their visit to Portland the best possible. No question will go unanswered.
ArtFulLife is situated about 75 feet off NW 23rd, Portland iconic shopping and eating street. From this location it is an easy walk to the streetcar (3 blocks away), to the Pearl District (10 blocks away), to downtown (1 mile), Washington Park (less than a mile - up a hill), and much much more. It is all best experienced without a car!
Local taxes (11.5)% are added by airbnb to calculations. State taxes are included in the rent.
No taxes on stays over 30 days.
Fred was very responsive and quick to address any challenges that arose. The location is spectacular and the neighborhood is wonderful and a must visit to anyone travelling to Portland.
The unit is a mother in-law suite very comfortable and attractive. The folks above us were very active so you could here a few foot stomps but not loud enough to keep you up at night. Full kitchen, pots, pans, dishware, and silverware if you decide to make meals in. All in all, it was a very cozy place and we would visit again.
This was my first experience using Airbnb, and Fred was a great initial host. He was always quick to respond to all of my questions and answered them thoroughly. The location is wonderful - right off 23rd in the Alphabet district.
I cannot imagine a more perfect home, place, or experience that represents AIRBNB better. The ArtFulLife home is ideally located in the middle of the Northwest Hipster Urban life available in Portland Oregon. Fred was prompt, helpful and pleasant to work with. The apartment is beautiful, comfortable and perfect. I am very happy to have discovered this gem on AirBnb.
Very comfortable apartment in a great location for restaurants, bars, and shopping. Well stocked kitchen, though you likely won't need it with all of the great food around. Streetcar and #15 bus are really close for connections to the airport and the rest of Portland. Great host with lots of communication. Highly recommended.
ArtFulLife was comfortable, clean and close to everything. Fred was easily reached and was helpful before, during, and after our stay. We would recommend staying here to everyone!
Fred was super helpful and available during our 5-day stay at his beautiful home. The neighborhood was absolutely wonderful, super beautiful with tons of places to shop and eat. It's close to everything! It was everything I was looking for and more. It really felt like a warm art space and we totally enjoyed hanging out in the cute backyard, drinking complimentary hot tea, like bosses! We had such a great time in Portland and it all started with Freds Artful Life
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