About this listing
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.
Place was great, location is awesome, everything is provided, and everything is comfy. And Fred was very helpful getting us set up for a holiday weekend.
Fred's home is wonderfully located within walking distance of The Pearl, Trader Joe's, and it is dangerously close to Salt and Straw (an amazing ice cream shop). His home comes with a multitude of art to peruse in your free time. Moreover, Fred has taken the necessary precaution for people arriving in Portland with a car and has purchased a parking pass for his guests to use.
We loved our stay at ArtFulLife and we highly recommend Fred's place.
Everything was super easy, Fred was easy to work with, had good local info on how to get to the flat using public transit. The flat is cute and funky, with an eclectic selection of artwork spread throughout. There are dozens of restaurants within a few blocks - if you like to eat, stay here!
We would stay here again in a minute. Fred was easy to get a hold of when we had a question and was the kind of host you hope for on Airbnb. ArtFulLife was in the perfect location, near great restaurants and a fun part of town so we could walk all over the place, and we took advantage of the parking spot. It was exactly what we had hoped for. The apartment, kitchen, bath were well equipped. The artwork makes this place interesting and fun. I must say that it was hard to leave. Highly recommend!
Fred was incredibly accessible and helpful in all of his communications. Loved the place, perfect location and the home had everything we needed! Highly recommend.
Wonderful stay at ArtFulLife. The place has great Feng Shui, intriguing art, and all the mod cons. The location is nice too, a quiet tree-lined street just around the corner from lively NW 23rd. Fred was very responsive and helpful with all my questions. Highly recommended!
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