About this listing
Why Inn Alberta Arts? Because when you're here, it's your home!
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 to 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 and porch.We have a total of 4 tables inside that can seat approx 18-20 + a big table on the front porch.
Great home for families, retreats, groups of any stripe. Bring everyone!
Come experience Portland's quirkiest and most free thinking neighborhood!
Interaction with Guests
Minimal, we will drop by for any needs if requested
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.
Other Things to Note
Guests of the Glass Studio at rear of property may sometimes access the main floor bathroom from an exterior door if/when glass studio workshops occur. They cannot enter the main part of the house because there are locks on your side of the door, making for little to no impact on your stay.
Easy check in! After you book, please consult the house manual for all the details regarding your stay. If you need to adjust your check in/out times we will make every effort to accommodate you. Check in is at 3 pm and check out is at 11 am. You will be given your own key code so you will have complete privacy during your stay. Let us know if you have any special needs. At this time we are keeping the house pet free, as many travelers have allergies. Please contact us at any time w/questions, we are here to make your visit wonderful. Welcome!
I coordinated a knitting retreat for a group of friends scattered all over the US and Cananda. There were 8 of us total, and everyone thought the house was great. Rochelle was very responsive to my questions while getting ready for our stay. The house is great - it was perfect for our stay. The neighborhood really made our visit spectacular - such a great array of restaurants and shops, plus our visit coincided with the Alberta Street Fair, which was a lot of fun! All in all, I would highly recommend staying here!
We had a wonderful experience renting the house for our friends who were in town for our wedding! Rochelle was a great host and coordinated details and access for our guests. The house was clean and beautiful. Fantastic location and great spot to explore Portland.
The home is in a perfect location in a great neighborhood! We loved the big kitchen and reading room. A nice way to hang out! The only drawback are the street sounds at night. But hey, this is also what makes the location so good.
We had a great stay at the Quintessential Inn. Rochelle was responsive and we had everything we needed in the house to accommodate our large group. It's in a great location on Alberta and we'd definitely stay here again!
This place was AWESOME! So much space, super clean. Exactly what we needed. A+++
We had 7 adult women staying at the Inn for a conference we were hosting in town. The Inn is in a perfect location, as our guests were from out of town they loved having Alberta to explore. Overall our guests were very happy with the stay. They did mention to me that regarding the downstairs bathroom it would be helpful to have an interior lock on the bathroom door to the inn, otherwise there was no way for them to lock it from other inn guests (there was an interior lock to the door for the glass studio use).
Rochelle was very helpful in allowing me access to the inn early to drop off food for our attendees and even helped us coordinate space next door for the conference.
Overall I would recommend the Inn for anyone considering it.
Rented the entire house for 3 nights over NYE for 6-couples and a 2-singles. We were a complicated group, as some of us had accidentally reserved individual rooms before the entire house was rented, and our schedules were also complicated with some people arriving earlier or staying later than the booked 3-days. Rochelle, and her helper Phoenix were really helpful in having everything run smoothly, and getting all of our accomodations sorted. The house has a great feel. It was clean, and cozy and warm even though the temperature outside was below freezing. The neighborhood also has great restaurants, bars, and coffee shops, and the house is perfectly located for the area. I highly recommend this place for any groups getting together in PDX.
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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?