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Ideally located, Eco, Modern & Artistic 4 Bedroom 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 10) 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 (people riding bikes while juggling), amazing restaurants to eat at (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, await you). The best part is the house is in the heart of the area. 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.

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 feel free to ask.

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, I Am Yoga Bikram Studio, 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 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:

More Details

Michelle Ruber
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2017

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • 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 10 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.
  • 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:
  • 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, Eco, Modern & Artistic 4 Bedroom Perfect for large groups
average rating of 4.8688526 based on 69 reviews

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
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Totally awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for my friends and I. We were visiting Portland for my friend's 30th birthday.

This house was totally amazing! Very cute, looked exactly like the pictures, it was well stocked, clean and comfortable.

The owners had a book of the story of the house and we loved it! So amazing to see how they built the house and how their dream came true. There was also a binder full of information about the house, about the area and about Portland. Very, very helpful.

The owners did mention they'd be up for grabbing a coffee and make new friends, but we had so much on our schedule, it would have been nice to meet them, they seemed like cool people.

The house itself is located in a really cool neighborhood, there's so many cool places to go, and so much good food around there as well.

Overall, we loved this house and if I come back to Portland with a group again I would definitely look into renting this house again.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are adorable! Thanks for the lovely and thoughtful review! Please come and stay with us again, and we can come by and say hello! Warmly, Michelle
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Inviting home in a great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This house is spacious and wonderfully creative. The colors and design from the kitchen to the choosing of artwork and fabrics are warming and interesting. The house was immaculate and well cared for. We all felt immediately comfortable and impressed and next time we have an event in Portland will definitely rent again! The front porch is a great place to sit and chat and meet some great local people! A short cab ride will take you anywhere and a walk down the street holds interesting shops and we especially love that it is a quick walk to our favorite vegan restaurant/bar- The Bye and Bye. Spectacular drinks and amazing food for carnivores, vegans and vegetarians alike! Thank you for sharing this beautiful home

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location + Price

  • 5 of 5

After researching many options for a weekend getaway for 8-10 people, I landed on this gem. The location was perfect for our group, as the amenities in walking distance were exactly what we were looking for. Delicious food, breweries, wine bars, fun shops and a cozy, artsy atmosphere. The price is very reasonable, based on the other options that I considered on VRBO, Airbnb, etc.

The house is made up of two units, one upstairs and one downstairs. We stayed in the 4 bed/2 bath upstairs unit. The home was clean and tidy when we arrived and stocked with many essentials. The property manager was easy to communicate with and responsive. Can't say enough good things about this listing!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Excellent! I am thrilled to hear that you loved our place and neighborhood! We aim to keep our pricing affordable, so people can come enjoy our vibrant city! Thanks for noticing all the touches, and for taking the time to write the review. We really appreciate it. All our best!
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Delightful home and neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

The home accommodated the six adults and two children in our group perfectly. the shops and restaurants in the neighborhood were full of character. Not much street parking. Our rented Chevrolet Suburban was sideswiped by a hit and run driver, while parked in front of the house, which was frustrating but no fault of the homeowner. The management staff was helpful and courteous.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing a review and we are so happy you enjoyed the neighborhood and our house. So sorry your car was hit! I have had a rental car broken into while traveling and I know that is a damper on the travels. I hope even with that accident you have good feeling about Portland and will come back and visit again! All our best!
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay the house is modern and fun. The beds were super comfy and it was family friendly with lots of little extras for the kids. Also I loved that it is in a trendy little neighborhood with lots of great little restaurants and shops. I mean the house is right next door to a cupcake shop and sushi restaurant and right across the street from a coffee shop that had amazing coffee can’t get much better than that! We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely rent it again!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your glowing review! I do agree the restaurants literally next door are some of my favorite in all of Portland- it's an amazing selection of restaurants that are soooooo good! I am also thrilled you loved the decor and house! Please do come stay with us again!
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Portland Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Radio Room
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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