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About Michelle Ruber
We are a husband and wife team who love to travel, mostly on bicycles, and love designing houses. We put both of those passions together with the two businesses we own. Encircle Design and Build is our home remodeling side, where we mainly focus on kitchens, bathrooms, and whole house remodels. We started Shift Vacation Rentals with our duplex on Alberta Street. When we were getting married we looked for a house that could accommodate all of our family members and couldn't find anything. This experience sprouted our idea to create well-designed, modern, artistic lodging for people coming to Portland in our favorite neighborhoods. We adore Portland and think its, 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 2014
Why Michelle Ruber chose Humboldt
The location is amazing. Walking distance to some of Portland's coolest bars, restaurants, and shops. Mississippi District is the area that exemplifies what makes Portland unique, the locally owned businesses will inspire and wow you. The house is adorable, extremely clean, well looked after and beautifully appointed. The house is only used as a vacation rental, so you don't feel like you are staying in someone's personal space. We strive to provide a home that is perfect and hope you have an amazing stay.
What makes this House unique
9 bedrooms with eco modern style, perfect for large groups, walking distance from cool and artistic Mississippi District.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:20 (sleeps up to 20 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This property Was amazing!! I have nothing but good things to say. The taco truck next door was perfect. The
House super cute and a perfect fit for all
Of us! I would definitely stay here again!!
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed Whole House Mississippi! Yes...we love the taco truck too! They have been there for a long time and definitely are a highlight of that great spot! We hope to see you again in the Mississippi house or our Alberta Arts house.
Best to you!
manager of Shift Vacation Rentals
Amazing house(s) in the Mississippi District
This was perhaps the nicest place that I've ever stayed. The houses were beautiful and clean. Great funky lay out with lots of extras like hanging chairs, dart board, outdoor seating, great furnishings and storage. We rented both houses and it was super convenient for a group of 14 of us who were attending a conference at the Convention Center. Lovely little treats and coffee and wine waiting for us along with a personal note. I would strongly recommend these to others and would definitely rent here again!
Thank you so much for letting us know about your time renting Whole House Mississippi! It confirms our efforts to make the experience wonderful for our guests. We hope you and your group will stay with us again either there or in our Alberta Arts location. Thank you again, Erica!
manager for owners, Michelle and Klaas
Excellent Location and Very Comfortable
This is a fantastic place for a large group looking to experience Portland. The beds are comfortable as is the entire home.
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed staying in our whole house Mississippi property! The owners love hearing from guests because they are always working towards making the house even more comfy and enjoyable than ever! And you certainly can’t beat the neighborhood as well. We hope to see you again.
Weekend to remember
Had a lovely experience at Shift Rental vacations in Portland. We were a wild crowd of friends from all over the US meeting for a 40th birthday weekend. The property and location were amazing. Owners were even understanding when we unintentionally created a noise problem.
All the amenities, very nice touches, memorable weekend and perfect property for a group.
Great Property and Neighborhood
The houses were a wonderful spot set in a great and walk able neighborhood. Very nicely designed and appointed and they worked great for a large group of friends. Would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in Portland.
One of our best VRBO experiences to date. Great location for a group and an amazing, clean property!
Mike...we so appreciate you sharing that! Please stay with us again. We love repeat guests!