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Ideally Located, Modern & Artistic 4 Bedroom House Perfect for Large Groups

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

4 Bed, 2 Bath (Sleeps 9) In the heart of Alberta, outdoor space

This amazing duplex is located in the heart of Portland's most unique neighborhoods. Alberta Arts District, always has something unbelievable to look at, like people riding bikes while juggling. Amazing restaurants to eat at, it's home to Portland's culinary creativity. Fun pubs to have a drink, locally brewed beers won't disappoint. And loads of independent stores to purchase gifts at adorable dresses, funky jewelry, awaits you. The best part is it's the location you hope to get when book a vacation rental. Walking distance to all on Alberta Street. 15 minutes by car from the airport, 10 minutes by car to the heart of the city. The bus stop is a block away and there is also free street parking around the house.

High Gear (the upper level of the duplex) has 4 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms. An open living, dining, and kitchen area. The first floor houses 3 of the bedrooms. 2 with queen beds and the third with a bunk bed (double lower and twin above). The first floor also has a full bath with walk in shower. The second floor houses a fourth bedroom, loft area with futon and skylights, and a gorgeous full bathroom.

The kitchen is fully stocked from coffee grinder to microwave oven to blender. You will be able to cook up a feast and eat in comfort at the wood dining table adorned with beautiful dishes.

One major perk about renting this house is the coupons our lovely neighbors have shared for our guests. Frock Boutique, Tin Shed, Digs Inside and Out, Mimosa Studios, Eco VIbe Apparel, Imelda's Shoes, The Wax Skin Spa, Crafty Wonderland & more....You get discounts to all these wonderful places! So eat, drink and shop- all a stroll away and all at a discounted price!

The side yard boasts the coolest kids hive play structure, teeter tooter, picnic table, charcoal BBQ, and yard games. In the nice weather its a perfect spot to enjoy a meal or let the kids run free!

The house had been newly gutted and remodeled using sustainable and local materials, and has inspiring touches throughout the house. It promises to be one of the best vacation rentals in all of Portland.

For larger groups, this house can be rented along with vrbo/443441 (low gear the 3 bedroom/1.5 bathroom).

Need more space? Please check out our two other rentals in the chic Mississippi District:

We are fully compliant with all city of Portland permits. TL#90695

Our typical rental period is 5 night min, especially over the weekend and in high season (May - Sept & Holidays). We do accept shorter stays, as they work with the calendar so please ask.

More Details

Michelle Ruber
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Michelle Ruber

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.

Michelle Ruber purchased this house in 2012

Why Michelle Ruber chose Northeast Portland

The location couldn't be any better. It sits in the heart of Alberta Arts District and this Portland neighborhood encompasses all the amazing features that makes Portland- Portland. 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.

What makes this house unique

I think our rental has many unique areas- from a large side yard filled with interesting kids structures to corn hole which is a game that friends can play and enjoy for hours. Inside the house has bike themed interiors from hanging tricycle lights to handle bar coat racks. We wanted the house to be comfortable for guests, so details such as reading lights above the beds were put in every room. We hope you love your stay!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just spent a weekend in Portland and found this lovely rental house to stay at. Located in the Alberta arts district it was close to a lot of nice shops and great eats. Only a short bike from downtown, it was also easy to get to other parts of Portland.

My friends and I (9 total) fit nicely in the high gear which is the upper level of the house. The house was absolutely beautiful, modern and Eco-friendly. The owner left us maps, coupons, and suggestions to nearby places which really helped our trip planning. We had a wonderful time and will definitely return again.
Mar 2013
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Northeast Portland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No parties, no pets, and no smoking. Please keep noise down after 10pm. Thanks!
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Beautiful tile lined shower and floor.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Spa like bathroom with skylight and luxury tile.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , Double down/twin up
  • All of the bedrooms have comfortable mattresses and sheets. Each bedroom has reading lights above the beds and provides a wonderful place to rest for the night. The futon in the loft area and the couch in the living room can be used as beds, although they are not totally private.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Ideally Located, Modern & Artistic 4 Bedroom House Perfect for Large Groups
average rating of 4.848485 based on 74 reviews

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay and the great host and communication! Beautiful place and perfect location.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family stay

  • 3 of 5

The location and setup were absolutely perfect! We enjoyed every aspect of our stay in this great house EXCEPT for difficulty managing the heating. My husband and I slept upstairs and because it was winter, the weather was pretty cold. In order for the children and grandchildren sleeping downstairs to stay warm, we roasted upstairs. So we opened the window (which let in the considerable street noise), shut the damper in the bedroom and the bathroom and yet we had alternating bouts of chill from the window and excessive heat from the heater. Not good. If this issue can be successfully addressed, we would recommend the house to anyone any time.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I really wish you had mentioned the temperature problem during your visit, as we would have done something about that immediately. Our goal is that each guest has an incredible stay, so I apologize that the heat wasn't perfect for you. This is the first we've heard of it not working well. I thank you for drawing it to our attention and we have already scheduled our heating specialist to check things out. I am happy that you enjoyed everything else with the house and location. Please do come back and stay with us again! Have a lovely winter, Michelle
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Well organized house-great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family Christmas visit. So convenient. The owners even delivered cookies on Christmas eve!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even better than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. This house comfortably accommodated a group of us all arriving at different times well. What the pictures don't show is how great the location is for tourists who want to explore great shops and restaurants just outside your door!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lisa for taking the time to write the review! We totally agree location, location, location! We love it! I added some photos of the nearby shops to give people a better sense, thanks for that idea. Please come back and visit again- you guys were wonderful guests!
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Cute house, fun area!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying! House is very cute, with plenty of space. The neighborhood has tons of shopping and restaurants. My only small suggestion for improvement is with the key box: 1. The box itself is very difficult to open/close, and 2. It would be great to get 2 Keys. We had a group of 5 adults so an extra key would have made coming and going easier. We would stay again if ever in Portland.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jill for writing a review and for your suggestion. What we suggest with the key is it stays in the box so people can come and go as everyone pleases. We used to give multiple keys and people would loose them and we would be running over to let them in. I'll keep thinking on it and see if there is another solution. Please come on back and stay with us again! All my best, Michelle
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Wonderful house in a great location

  • 4 of 5

My family, all 10 of us, stayed at the house. The location was great and the house worked so well for us. We loved the restaurants and shops that were so close. It was clean and well cared for. We liked the design and set up. The bunk beds worked out so well for all of my grand kids. And they loved the play area outside. Thanks for making our stay so comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Binny for your lovely review. It is challenging to find lodging for 10 people and we love being able to host entire families! I love thinking about all the memories made in our house! Please do come back and stay with us again.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Portland Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Radio Room
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Heron Lakes
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Portland Train Station
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Tin Shed
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Mt. Hood
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Cannon Beach
Car: not necessary

The location:

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 plenty of free parking on the street. The bus stop is 2 blocks from the house making public transport a breeze.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $115 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Five-night stay notice: Generally, when a reservation request includes a weekend, we will require a five-night stay. A possible exception to this is when the dates fall between existing bookings or the requested dates are coming up soon. This five-night requirement will vary depending upon our calendar and booking load. Generally, when booking during low season well in advance or during high season (holidays and summer), we will most likely ask for five-nights minimum. If uncertain if this will apply to your request, please ask! We do not always have the five-night minimum requirement automatically set up in our calendars, which is why not all reservation requests will be accepted. We apologize for any inconvenience!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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