Amanda Kolker

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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3 bedroom 2 bathroom - quiet street but near lively areas!

Fall in love with Portland in our cute, clean, and newly renovated 1925 Craftsman bungalow in close-in NE. Full of art, books, and plants, the house has an open floor plan, providing a nice “flow” and abundant natural light. The location is superb - with a walk score of 86, it's a short walk to shopping, lively nightlife and restaurants, and several lovely parks. The area is extremely bike friendly (the house is situated near the junction of two major bike routes) a there is an affordable bike rental nearby.


-3 bedrooms w/ additional sleeping nook in living room

-2 full baths

-Newly remodeled modern kitchen features deep sink, breakfast bar, oven/range top, refrigerator/freezer, toaster oven, dishwasher, and all the dishes and cookware you’ll need for up to 8 people

-Large variety of books available for you to enjoy during your stay

-Large fenced backyard with large garden and furnished back patio area (including grill)

-Pet and kid friendly, with plenty of toys and kids’ books (crib available upon request)

-Free WIFI


-Backyard berry bushes and vegetable garden (seasonal)


-Quiet, tree-lined street in sweet neighborhood with older homes and lovely gardens, but close to everything!

-Perfect location for experiencing the vibrant Alberta St., Mississippi St., Williams St. and Dekum triangle areas

-3 blocks from direct bus lines to downtown, convention center, train station, etc.

-10 min drive from airport

-10-15 minute bike ride to downtown along easy bike paths

-3 blocks from Safeway grocery store, 10 blocks from natural food co-operative, 1 mile from New Seasons

-5 blocks from Post office

-12 blocks to farmers market (May to November)

-Driveway and plenty of street parking in front of the house

-Zipcar rental nearby


-Podnah’s Pit BBQ

-The Tin Shed Cafe

-Fuel Café

-Various food carts on Alberta St.

-The Bye and Bye

-Alberta St. Public House (feat. live music nightly)

-The Radio Room

-The Firehouse Restaurant

-Breakside Brewery

-Good Neighbor Pizza

-Woodlawn Coffee House



-Cup and Saucer Café




-Café Eleven

-Amigo’s Produce

-Old Town Pizza

-Horn of Africa

(Many other excellent Portland restaurants - such as Ciao Vito, Pine State, Del Inti, Bernie's, Branch Whiskey Bar, La Bonita, Bella Faccia, Eat, Lincoln, Tasty and Sons, and more - are a short bike ride away)


-Towels and linens

-Organic teas and coffee

-WIFI and all utilities

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  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Amanda Kolker

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Speaks english

Sebastien and Amanda adore Portland but have temporarily moved to France. Amanda’s mother Karin lives next door and is the acting property manager. Karin will provide the keys and is your local contact. She is happy to answer any questions you may have (before 8 pm please!) and give recommendations, orientation, etc. Additionally, Amanda and Sebastien will be available by email, and we provide an ample collection of maps and information on things to do and see in Portland and greater Oregon.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Adorable Alberta Arts Bungalow
average rating of 4.357143 based on 14 reviews
Adorable Alberta Arts Bungalow
Portland Oregon


The best place I've stayed yet in Portland!
  • 5 of 5
Our family had a WONDERFUL stay at this house. We are Portlanders who were living away for a couple of years, and were in search of a vacation rental over the holidays. We were greeted by the owners mother, who made us feel right at home - she even brought our children a little gift while she was out shopping one of the days! The house was impeccably clean and beautifully decorated in a classic Portland style. We have two children, and the downstairs area was just perfect for them with books and toys and a cute back bedroom. We were able to entertain friends in the main room comfortably, everything about our stay was great. I would HIGHLY recommend this vacation home!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Adorable Alberta Arts Bungalow
Portland Oregon
Kalispell, MT


  • 5 of 5
I found the location to be in the area we wanted to be in. The inside of the house is nice, and the outside was very pretty. It was very clean. The caretaker was easily reached by email and phone. When I booked the place, I didn't realize I would make it in late that night. Since my In-Laws were staying there too, She ever so kindly let them in for me. I would recommend this house to all my friends and family. We were not far from the Zoo, and OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry). There were Restaurants in walking distance.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Adorable Alberta Arts Bungalow
Portland Oregon


It's business. It's not personal.
  • 1 of 5
I get it - the owners of this property are soundly anti-consumerist. That's why the house is filled with antiques - antique plumbing (had to use a plunger every morning,) antique appliances, etc.This is most definitely a budget rental, although you wouldn't know that from the prices charged, nor from the property description on the internet. Everything about it mitigates against the comfort of the visitor. From the toilet seat that was a second away from falling off to the very scary steep stairs down to the washing machines with no hand railing, and frayed carpet to boot, and on to the sofa that was falling apart, and the teensy low-end tv. Maybe there are people who like to relax and watch a DVD after a busy day. Why not put something back into the upkeep of the place? My husband and I had to buy two new pillows and a hand massager because we were so sore after spending a few nights in the house. I attempted to have my payment returned after having a coughing fit and finding tennis ball-sized dust bunnies under my bed, but the owner was deeply offended that I disparaged her childhood home and her "blessed" mother. Yes, her mum left muffins for us, and fresh flowers, even gave us a few coffee beans; I thank her for that. This may be someone's idea of a home away from home, but it's definitely not mine. I didn't find it "cute" or "quaint," just uncomfortable. (Nice collection of books, though.) If you're in a service industry, treat it like a business, and don't get personally insulted by criticism; it's not professional. Whatever happened to "the customer is always right"? The owner threatened to keep our security deposit because of the "strange and disgusting" way we left the place. It's their job to clean their property, and this is the first time in many, many years of travel that we've ever had something like this said to us. I would not recommend this place to anyone I liked.
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: We are disappointed that these guests were not comfortable in our house, despite our many efforts to accommodate their (rather unusual) needs. My mother - who manages the house and lives next door – bends over backwards to ensure that our guests have the most pleasant stay possible.

In terms of the issues reported here, yes, the house was built in 1925 and we have decorated it in a way that retains its old craftsman charm. However, it was renovated in 2011 and is in excellent condition. We have never before had any complaints about the toilet seat (which was nevertheless changed immediately to avoid the ‘possible litigation’ threatened by the guests), the plumbing (which works fine), much less the TV, sofa, basement carpet, even the pillows – all of which are standard.

There are two legitimate complaints here. The first is the steep stairs going to the basement with no railing. We have considered that complaint and decided to install a railing – that should completed next month. The second issue is about the dust: as this guest stayed almost one month in the winter, dust can collect under the beds due to the forced-air heating system. This only happens after several weeks of not being cleaned. So, guests staying shorter periods will not have that issue (the house gets thoroughly vacuumed between guests) and those staying longer periods can use the cleaning supplies that are available to our guests. Which brings up the question: why did this guest remain in our house for almost a month even after we offered a partial refund for an early check-out?

Again we regret that this guest was unhappy despite our efforts to respond to her requests (rearranging furniture in several of the rooms to accommodate better TV viewing, replacing an ‘uncomfortable’ desk chair, replying to over 30 emails - and more). This was an unprecedented situation, and we are confident that future guests will continue to have pleasant stays in our home.
Adorable Alberta Arts Bungalow
Portland Oregon
Albany OR


  • 5 of 5
We had a great stay. We live in Oregon, but we were staying in Portland for our daughters wedding that week-end. It was a nice quiet neighborhood. Close to the airport. Nice and clean. No TV, but we weren't there long enough to watch it. We would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Adorable Alberta Arts Bungalow
Portland Oregon


  • 4 of 5
There were five of us and plenty of room. We were not in Portland for sightseeing but rather to celebrate Christmas with our grandtreasure, Chloe and this house was perfect for that. Karin, the property manager was wonderful. The only drawbacks were somewhat difficult access to the basement and inability to maintain a steady level of heat in the home. Regardless, we had a wonderful stay and considered this rental well worth the price.
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Adorable Alberta Arts Bungalow
Portland Oregon
New York, NY


  • 5 of 5
We had six adults and there was plenty of room without us stepping over each other. Karin left pastries, coffee, and orange juice for our arrival. And there were beautiful cut flowers around the house in addition to all the plants.

The beds and sofas were comfortable. The kitchen was fun to cook in. There was also plenty to read and so many lovely pieces of art to look at.
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
6.4 Miles
Pdx International
Nearest Train
3.7 Miles
Pdx Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Nearest Beach
16.4 Miles
Sandy river (Lewis and Clark Park)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Alberta St. Public House
Nearest Ski
56 Miles
Mt. Hood
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates


Portland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season (June-September)
Jun 1 - Sep 30
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 12.5%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Portland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - In basement next to basement bedroom
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Den - 1 double , Double futon - very good quality and comfortable!
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Basement bedroom - has private bathroom
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) 'Pack and play' portable crib available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
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