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

Northeast Portland, Portland, OR, USA
  • House1600 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps11
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights

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.


Michelle Ruber

Member Since 2011
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within a few hours
english, spanish, dutch
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 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 Vernon

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!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Beautiful tile lined shower and floor.
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Spa like bathroom with skylight and luxury tile.


          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Spa
          • Tourist Attractions


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Iron & Board
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                    There is free street parking around the house.
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine


                      • Microwave
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Freezer
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                        Fully stocked kitchen with blenders, coffee grinder, toaster oven and good kitchen knifes for cooking.
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                        There are various spices, teas, baking items (flour and sugar) & condiments typically there. We ask if you finish items up to please replace them.
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining
                            Wood dining table with seating for 8- 10 people.
                          • Dining Room
                          • comfy seating for 8 people


                              • DVD Player
                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Television
                              • Toys
                                Kids toys, dolls, books, side walk chalk, etc


                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                    We have a basic charcoal BBQ.
                                  • Porch / Veranda


                                      • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                      • wheelchair inaccessible


                                          • museums
                                          • arboretum
                                          • churches
                                          • cinemas
                                          • health/beauty spa
                                          • library
                                          • live theater
                                          • marina
                                          • botanical garden
                                          • 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

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        72 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Great place, great location

                                                        Ryan D.

                                                        Very convenient and clean spot!

                                                        Loved the home!!

                                                        Jason S.

                                                        We had a fantastic stay! All the accommodations were great and there were no major issues. One small issue was ants in the kitchen, but other than that, couldn't ask for a better setup!

                                                        Clean, cozy, and great interior decorating

                                                        Collin H.

                                                        Phenomenal location, very comfy and cozy house and the restaurants along Alberta street were life changing. Highly recommend it for someone trying to get the full Portland experience.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Collin- this is one of my favorite reviews! I love how you call the restaurants life changing on Alberta- I do agree there are so many talented people. I also really appreciate that you enjoyed the interior design and comfort of the home. We spent a lot of energy creating that, and sourcing unique things, so thanks for the praise!

                                                        Great place! Perfect location! Great owner!

                                                        Ian S.

                                                        We had a great time during our stay. The house was great and the neighborhood is the best in the City!

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Hey Ian! It was great to meet you all. I am thrilled you guys enjoyed the house. And yes, we agree Alberta is an amazing little piece of Portland, that really shows the true PDX vibe! Please come back and stay with us again.



                                                        Great location! Wonderfully fun house

                                                        Tami G.

                                                        House suited our girls weekend - comfy beds and good conversation space.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        We love the idea of girls all cozy into the house and enjoying it with laughter and great conversation! That was our vision when we designed it, to open it up so that many people could hang out and be together. Thanks Tami, for writing a review. Please come back and stay with us again.



                                                        Sweet place to stay for vacation.

                                                        Kim D.

                                                        My girlfriends and I stayed at this home for four nights last week to celebrate two birthdays. The location is outstanding and the home is well stocked for cooking and hanging out. The check-in and check-out procedures were well organized and effortless. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this rental. Thank you!

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Wonderful Kim I am so happy you had a great stay and that the check in and check out was seem less. We try our best to make sure every guest has an incredible vacation, and are thrilled when people feel that intention. Please come back and stay with us again, here or at one of our other properties in the Mississippi District.

                                                        All my best,



                                                        Northeast Portland, Portland, OR, USA

                                                        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

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                                                        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!

                                                        72 Reviews
                                                        Wonderful 4.9/5
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