Room in Vintage Alberta/Concordia

House - Private room · NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211, United States
Your host, James
79 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day

The Space

Welcome to vintage Portland. This is an old house with old charm. and has been tastefully restored to retain all its original bungalow beauty. There are two rooms available. Both are furnished, bright, with a window that looks out on the backyard. One has a queen, the other a full-size bed. Enjoy the brilliantly tiled bathroom with generous shower head!

Located in the crux of three great neighborhoods, Concordia, Alberta, and Beaumont, you’ll be walking distance to the best natural food market in Portland, "New Seasons", a wellness center/spa, the venerable Kennedy School, Wilshire Park, all the shops, cafes, and restaurants on Alberta Street, and a new bike rental shop nearby. Also check out the Alberta Rose Theater for shows and events, just a few blocks away. The #70 bus line runs right in front of the house which takes you to the Rose Quarter, the #17 takes you downtown, as well as 2 other bus lines nearby. Also just a 15 minute drive to the airport! You’re free to hang out, or explore the surrounding area.

Your host, James, a landscape designer by trade, will be glad to give you advice on the best Portland has to offer. You’re also welcome to enjoy the vegetable garden in the backyard when in season.

Price Structure (depending on season)
1 Room - 1 Person ($59-65)
1 Room - 2 People ($69-75)
2 Rooms - 2 people ($89-99)
2 Rooms - 3 people ($99-109)
2 Rooms - 4 people ($109-120)
Whole House = inquire about price (depends on availability)

- There is an old mountain bike that is free to use while your visiting, just be nice to it. It's great for getting around the neighborhood, maybe not that great for cross-town jaunts.
- Stocked kitchen. Feel free to make a meal using any of cookware, utensils, spices, oils, sugar, etc., that I have to offer. Coffee and tea are provided.

Guest Access

There aren't really any areas off limits except my upstairs bedroom. The basement has become a bit cluttered due to some remodeling upstairs. Apologies!

Interaction with Guests

I am usually present while guests are staying. I have a busy and varied work schedule as a business owner, especially during the spring and summer. I love getting to know travelers from near and far.

The Neighborhood

The Alberta district offers everything a great neighborhood should: cafes, restaurants, bars, boutiques, art and more. I'm happy to offer tips and advice and my own personal favorites as well.

Getting around

Yes, 3 bus lines all very near my house. Airport 15 minute drive.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 2:00 PM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Had a great stay here, my first trip to Portland. James has a great place, the weather was great and I enjoyed lots of biking in the sunshine. Thanks to James for sharing his home !

    June 2014
  • Oh boy! What an amazing experience we had while staying at James' house. Perfect location, beautiful house and garden, artfully decorated, but the best of it was meeting James. He is a kind and easy-going host. Alberta St is just around the corner and downtown is easily accessible by bike or bus. If you want to have a taste of Portland as a local this is the place to stay.

    June 2014
  • This was my first time to Portland and staying at James's beautiful cottage home fulfilled the Portland experience. The location was close to Alberta which was a convenient walk or short bike ride. The room and bathroom where clean and fresh garden clippings was a nice touch. The bed linens where soft and my favorite part was the bed mattress was so comfortable! Overall I was completely happy with my stay!

    May 2014
  • I had a fantastic time staying in James' lovely Alberta home. James is a great host: responsive and laid-back, and with great tips about Portland eats. The house is in an ideal location in a pretty residential neighborhood at the cusp of all sorts of fun restaurants and cafes. If you are a light sleeper, note that the house is on a somewhat busy road in Alberta - but I am a very light sleeper and with earplugs slept just fine. Highly recommended.

    May 2014
  • We stayed with James Wilson in Portland this past weekend. Our rooms were clean and comfortable and James was an excellent host. The location was excellent - very close to good shopping and restaurants. It was our first Airbnb experience and we will definitely do it again. Thanks James!

    May 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 33 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    May 2014
  • Great house, great host, great area of town - you'll love staying here!

    April 2014
  • James was a wonderful host. Very welcoming and the house was lovely and homely. The area is great, lots of cafe's and bars close by and public transport is easy.
    We didn't cross paths a lot as he was busy with work and I was out a lot, but I still felt 'at home ' in his place.
    The house is tidy and has everything you need.... Including great coffee :)
    Would highly recommend James and his lovely cottage to anyone travelling to Portland.

    April 2014
  • James was great and his place is an ideal place to stay. He was a very generous and easy going host, exactly what you need to be when opening your house to guests. The bathroom and bedroom are lovely and relaxing. There's a bus stop right in front of the house and it's walkable to all of the cute Alberta arts district. I'd highly recommend staying with James.

    March 2014
  • James was a great host! Very helpful with directions to restaurants, bars and great sites in Portland. His house is located in a great neighborhood and also central to buses that can get you anywhere in the city. James was very helpful throughout my trip. I would highly recommend staying with him if you are visiting Portland!

    March 2014
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To say I'm fond of traveling, is to put it mildly, as I've had a wealth of chance encounters and spontaneous explorations to fill a lifetime, so as host I'm thrilled to get to return the favor, and provide guests and opportunity to explore a little piece of Portland. I'm curious at heart, so if you would like to get to know me, please don't be shy. Don't worry, I won't be making myself apart of your itinerary. This is your trip....not mine. Some things I like: All things design, horticulture, history, architecture, fine art, ceramics, food, cooking, philosophy, conversation, music, comedy, traveling, and most importantly....having fun.
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