Quintessential Inn Alberta Arts!

House - Entire home/apt · Northeast Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211, United States

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Welcome to our guest house! We love our neighborhood and know you will, too!

Located right on Alberta Street in the heart of the exciting and enterprising Alberta Arts District. Inn Alberta Arts is an inviting and vibrant house with six bedrooms, 4 baths can accommodate up to 18 guests. Ideal spot for friend and family get togethers, retreats and groups of any stripe. Bring everyone!

Need more room, we do have nearby properties - just ask!

The house also has a living room, dining room and porch. Great home for families, retreats, groups of any stripe. Bring everyone!

The Alberta Arts District is quintessential Portland - a cornucopia of funky and independent shops, galleries, bars & restaurants. We've got world famous pie and coffee, 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 from May thru September 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!

Public transportation options abound: 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.

Come experience Portland's quirkiest and most free thinking neighborhood!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 16+
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 4
Beds: 14
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $2700 /week
Monthly Price: $9300 /month
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • Rochelle's place was great, both the house and the neighborhood. Rochelle was accommodating and wonderful, made the whole trip a breeze. Would recommend to any.

    April 2014
  • We were a group of 9 adults who rented the full-house for 4 nights - tons of space for everyone! It is a great place - full of character and some neat art but not weirdly personal. The location is in the heart of the Alberta Arts District. The kitchen/eating areas would not have worked for a large, fancy meal but it has all the basics...luckily fabulous restaurants, pubs and entertainment are mere steps away in all price points. Thanks so much. We had a memorable time.

    April 2014
  • The place was gorgeous and more than comfortably accommodated our group of 11 guys. The numerical entry was brilliant and made it really easy for our large group to come and go in waves if needed. Communication with Rochelle was perfect. Most of all, the neighborhood is really awesome! Tons of really cool stuff to walk to...great food and bars and cool shops. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a place to stay in Portland regardless of the size of your group.

    March 2014
  • Super cool neighborhood, great eats, coffee, and energy. Like an episode out of "Portlandia!"

    November 2013
  • The Quintessential Inn is in the best neighborhood in Portland, for my money. Alberta Street is positively packed with amazing restaurants and cool shops. My friends and I had some of the best meals of our lives and were stumbling distance from our beds after taking advantage of the local bar scene. There are plenty of beds in this house so our party of 6 still had plenty of room to spread out. The street can be a bit noisy at night, but I had a white noise app on my phone to drown that out. Earplugs would also work. Rochelle was very nice and had terrific suggestions for places to go. The beds are comfortable and though it can be drafty, she provides space heaters to stay nice and toasty. Despite being an old house, we had plenty of hot water for showers, which is saying a lot between 6 girls. It's also close to the bus line for easy access to downtown (takes about 30 min). We had a very memorable and fun weekend in Portland and Alberta Arts played a large part in that.

    October 2013
  • Rochelle was very easy to communicate with. The house was awesome; clean, fun and convenient! We had a great time and found that most everything we needed was just down the block. Great neighborhood!

    September 2013
  • We were in Portland for our son's wedding. Rochelle was the best host and made sure every detail was taken care of. She checked on us several times through the week. She told me to enjoy, which we did. There were 11 of us staying and everyone had a room and comfortable bed, a place to shower, and a place to gather. My whole family was so impressed with Rochelle and the Quintessential Inn. The Location was excellent for our needs. We were able to find our way around, the sites, as well as visit with our son. The kitchen facilities had most of the things we needed to make some meals which saved us money on eating out. The décor was beautiful and the Air Conditioning was super for us especially in the August heat. We also enjoyed the Glass crafts we could make right next door. At first the cost seemed rather high, but then after being there a week, we quickly realized how fortunate we were to have found a place with great value as well as charm. It is an excellent place to stay and I would recommend it to families, or individuals or couples. It was more of an adventure and an experience. It is worth every penny. And Rochelle made sure we were all comfortable and happy. Thank you so much for all you did for us.

    August 2013
  • Great space and neighborhood for a large group. Easy access to bus lines, restaurants, etc.

    August 2013
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    Response from Rochelle:

    Such lovely and considerate people. Great to meet you all, Meghan, welcome back anytime!

  • We really enjoyed Rochelle's place. It's right in the middle of the Alberta activity and the porch is excellent for people-watching. The place itself is quaint. Nicely appointed, older fixtures, creaky floors. Not modern or fancy but well cared for. It slept 13 comfortably. Check-in and check-out was a breeze with the keyless system.

    July 2013
  • We rented the property for a family reunion. We had about 13 people sleeping in the house, and four more visiting during the day -- 17 in all, from ages 1.5 to 79.

    We loved the artsy vibe of the house and the neighborhood. Rochelle was a great host, replying quickly to requests for amenities (extra couch, tables, wine glasses) and area information.

    Our group spent several afternoons and evenings on the front porch, enjoying the sights of the neighborhood. We tried and liked many of the neighborhood restaurants too, especially Petite Provencal just two blocks down. The kids loved the children's bookstore on the corner as well.

    The house's kitchen was adequately equipped for preparing light meals and breakfasts, but I'm not sure we could have put on dinner for 15+ without supplying bigger pots and pans. This worked fine for us; we never intended to cook during our visit anyway. But if you're after formal cooking and dining for large groups, this house is probably not a great fit.

    On the other hand, for character and vibe and access to plenty of Portland culture & attractions, we found the house to be wonderful.

    Also worth noting is that we had no trouble parking 4-5 cars on the street, within a half block of the house.

    I admit to having some concerns going in; my parents are not at all "youth hostel" types. But the house worked out great. Everybody in the group enjoyed it. If you are looking for a place to host a large group under one roof in a neat part of Portland, I'd recommend this place.

    June 2013
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“Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle Bought a ticket to Portland in 1990 upon returning from England and haven't left the Northwest since. There were extended stops in Bellingham and Castle Rock, WA, and houses all around Portland, though now I can't imagine living in any neighborhood besides the Alberta Arts district. Even in a city known for 'different', Alberta pushes the free- and forward-thinking envelope just a little bit further. Our house is in a fabulous spot right on Alberta Street. Great food, art, yoga, and shopping abound for all budgets. And please don't pass on the pie at Random Order, less than 2 blocks away. Pie hater, I, and still it's divine! There's a nearby bike rental and public transportation options within 1 to 2 blocks. Currently we have an artist in residence expanding our artification. Right now, he's creating a mythic tree mural in one of our guest rooms. In the summer, look for our new and colorful patio! I'm a storyteller, currently writing a musical and hatching ideas at the intersection of art and activism. Portland is a great place for creativity - full of quirky, wonderful people, beautiful natural spots that feed the spirit and loads of cultural offerings.Must visits on my list include the Gorge waterfalls and Powells books - the ultimate planetary bookstore (at least in this galaxy). I think one of the best parts of traveling is feeling welcome and comfortable wherever you land. When I'm on the road, I steer toward cheerful, friendly spots with just the right mix of privacy and community. Living in England cemented my fondness for guest houses. Those happy stays in cozy homes primed me to seek out similar accommodations whenever I travel. While raising my son - he's off to college in western Mass - I wanted to fill him up with plenty of road time. We twice twirled the US and trekked a time or two to Europe, Mexico and Central America. I think travel is a priceless gift to children and if you're traveling with kids, I'll be delighted to welcome them as guests. I look forward to meeting you and hearing some of your stories - but only if you want to share!
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