|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
Make your experience in Portland as unique as the city itself! Welcome to Shift Vacation Rentals, a totally remodeled vintage home in one of Portland’s most vibrant neighborhoods, the Alberta Arts District. Designed and created by Encircle Design & Build using reclaimed and local materials and loaded with luxurious touches including radiant floor heat, concrete counters, modern tiles and tons of natural light make this vacation rental a design haven.
The house is a duplex. The upper apartment, high gear, can also be rented for even larger groups, please see vrbo/444951. It’s the perfect home base for wedding parties, reunions, workshops, family getaways, business meetings, etc.
Lower Unit- Low Gear:
3 bedrooms (2 with queen beds / 1 with two twin beds)
Off-street parking, one space (free on-street parking)
Fully stocked kitchen
This is a modern, bright and airy garden-level unit with a large, open living, dining and kitchen area and all the amenities you need (from wifi to coffee grinder) to live, work, entertain and explore Portland.
When you arrive, a large patio with built-in benches, table and comfortable lounge chairs greet you. Inside, an open living room, dining room and kitchen make a perfect place to hang out with family and friends.
Three bedrooms allow for comfortable sleeping for 6 people. The first and second bedrooms have queen beds with comfortable mattresses and linens. The third bedroom has two twin beds which can be pushed together to form a queen bed if desired.
What sets this place apart from others?
This inner Northeast Portland neighborhood is one of the coolest parts of the city. Alberta Street itself is lined with galleries, boutiques, several of Portland’s top restaurants as well as dozens of casual cafés and nightspots. Eat and drink your way down the street from Peruvian to Italian to Southern, slurping locally crafted coffee, beer and ice cream. Walking distance to a movie theater, several live music venues, a farmer’s market (summer) an organic food co-op and a top-notch supermarket. Minutes from the airport and minutes to downtown make it the perfect home base for an amazing stay in Portland.
One major perk about renting this house is the coupons our lovely neighbors have shared for our guests. Frock Boutique, Tin Shed, Garnish, Digs Inside and Out, Mimosa Studios, Bin 21, Mash Tun Brewery, I Am Yoga Bikram Studio, The Wax Skin Spa, Crafty Wonderland and more....You get discounts to all these wonderful places! So eat, drink and shop- all a stroll away and all at a discounted price!
We are a husband and wife team who love to travel and love designing houses. Our passion for both led us to start of our business, Encircle Design and Build. We adore Portland and think it is, if not the, then one of the best cities in the USA. We are excited to share our home and neighborhood with you as it offers so much. In the house there is a list of recommendations of what to do and see in PDX!
Michelle Ruber purchased this house in 2012
During our travels we have stayed at many places and began taking note of what we did/or didn't like with our lodgings. Our goal in creating Shift Vacation Rentals is to put together our ideal rental in our ideal city.
We hope you find the artistic, funkiness, ecologically mindedness of Portland in our rental. We partnered with many local businesses and artists in creating the home to give it a look and feel that you won't find elsewhere. A walk down Alberta Street is an experience you will adore.
The private sunken patio gives a perfect spot to drink coffee in the morning. Reclaimed materials bring a history and story to the house that make it really special. There is thoughtfulness with all of the details from the paint colors to the lighting all of the items were specifically chosen to make the house beautiful and different.
We had a wonderful stay in this lovely suite. It was so great to be located right on Alberta street, so close to the neighborhood's shops and restaurants. Yet, it was surprisingly quiet despite being so close to a busy street. Michelle was great. Everything was so easy, convenient and thoughtful. The place was everything we hoped for. We loved the modern look, the radiant floor heating and the cats lounging on the back deck. We would definitely stay there again.
What a great Portland experience we had at this house! It was so urban and chic and the neighborhood was all everyone had said it would be! We walked across the street for coffee or breakfast, wandered down the streets at night going in and out of little shops and restaurants. We never even made it downtown! Our trip was short though. The house had everything we needed and we all really enjoyed the shower...separately of course! Even my 85 year old aunt couldn't stop talking about how nice it felt on a cold, rainy morning. We had a perfect weekend! Thanks to the Shift owners and management for everything.
We had a wonderful stay in this home. We had everything we needed, plenty of space, the house was clean, in a great neighborhood, great city. We highly recommend staying here. Wonderfully decorated, with lots of fun little artifacts and reading material. A great choice for Portland, and only 10 minutes from downtown, and very close to the airport and great hiking!
we LOVED this house! it was exactly as described, but the neighborhood was better than we expected. Beds were all comfortable, able to cook in the kitchens, plenty of community space, overall loved it.
The only concern was because of all the rain the steps going into both units were very slippery, so beware.
otherwise, it was truly wonderful!
My friends and I (total 7 adults) from Austin TX shared the Low Gear 3 BR, 1.5 Baths for a 5-night stay. The apartment was exactly as advertised, reasonably priced, and in a vibrant location with plenty of options for shopping, dining, and late night excursions. The nearby co-op grocery served our immediate needs for snacks and refreshments and the larger grocery was only a short drive away. The central location was an easy drive or bus trek to the gardens and downtown. The beds were comfortable, the place was well stocked for dishes, cutlery, and coffee makers, and there is a clean and well-stocked laundry room. We did not want for a thing during our 5-night stay and, therefore, never had to call Michelle to ask for help. We were very grateful for this smartly designed space and it added to the enjoyment of our vacation.
We really enjoyed our stay at low gear. The location was great for getting to the rose quarter. The neighborhood wasn't to noisey at nite which was a plus for us since we had small kids with us. It was very clean and had everything we needed. We loved the kid play area. It wasn't huge but it didn't matter the kids used their imagination with what was there. It was nice to have a "private park" for them. We had absolutely no issues with anything, except maybe the filtered water from the fridge. It was very very slow. But we didn't feel the need to complain because it was such a little thing and everything else was perfect.
Loved looking out our windows to see different scenes. Star Wars scene was awesome!!
We would definitely love to stay again. Thanks for everything.
Our group, which had 13 members, rented both units of this house for a weekend. It was the perfect size and had everything we needed (including coolers for a road trip and bottled water because of a 1-day warning about the drinking water in the city).
It is in a great location, with restaurants, shops, and a brew pub all within short walking distance. Anything we wanted to do within the city was easy to access.
Is simply perfect. The house sits in the heart of Alberta Street, Portland's most vibrant funky neighborhood. You can walk to a multitude of restaurants, bars, and stores. Inner NE Portland is centrally located so visiting other neighborhoods or going downtown is a few minutes drive. The house is 15 minutes from the airport. There is one parking spot off street and plenty of free parking on the street. The bus stop is 2 blocks from the house making public transport a breeze.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Summer and Holidays
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Cleaning fee||$95 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Please email for monthly rates. We require a week long stay during June, July and August.
12.5% lodging taxes.