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12 Unique Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Portland, Oregon

Perri
Updated May 31, 2018

Portland is a city known for its quirkiness. In fact, it prides itself on it, declaring it with the slogan “Keep Portland Weird”. So it goes without saying that their Airbnb accommodations would reflect the city’s personality. Whether your desire is to stay in a decked out treehouse, or something charmingly vintage, there is no shortage of awesome places to stay in the beautiful City of Roses. Here are the 12 best unique Airbnbs to call your home for your next vacation in Portland.

1. Saul Zaik Treehouse (from 229 USD)

A little unusual, a lot awesome, and very Portland, this treehouse has been lauded by Conde Nast Traveler as “officially the coolest treehouse in the world”. Located in the hills of SW Portland, one mile (1.6 km) from Oregon Health and Science University and three miles (5 km) from downtown Portland, this Airbnb has impressive views of the city. While the host resides upstairs, guests have the entire lower level to themselves, which includes a queen bed, private bath, living area, and shared laundry room. It has a shared entry, but the host will happily share a morning cup of coffee with guests if they’d like. While Portland has good public transportation, the host doesn’t recommend using it from this location, so consider renting a car to get around.

Saul Zaik Treehouse

Price: from 229 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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2. Zen Loft (from 139 USD)

Zen Loft, featured in the New York Times, is situated in the heart of SE Portland’s bustling Richmond neighborhood. If you are looking for a lot of shopping and restaurant options within walking distance, this is the place to be. Converted from a two-car garage into a funky living loft, this location was designed by Zenbox Design, specializing in Accessory Dwelling Units. Enjoy complete privacy, a fully-equipped stainless steel kitchen, fireplace, laundry facilities, and outdoor patio with a hot tub. It is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friend along.

Zen Loft

Price: from 139 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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3. Handbuilt Alberta Arts Cottage (from 123 USD)

Located in the funky Alberta Arts District of NE Portland, this cottage feels like the area looks: unique, artsy, and charming. This private accommodation includes a chef’s kitchen, patio, upper-level porch, and living area. Sofa bed folds out to accommodate an additional two people. Dogs are allowed with request. Alberta Arts is also a fantastic area in Portland to take in some great food, great beer, and of course, great art.

Handbuilt Alberta Arts Cottage

Price: from 123 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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4. Quaint English Cottage Garden Apartment (from 95 USD)

Gorgeous English tutor cottage located in the historic Laurelhurst neighborhood, walking distance from shopping and restaurants, with easy access to public transportation. Vintage charm decks the walls of this adorable home, which has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine and and Old House Journal. Accommodation includes a queen bed, living area, laundry area, and fully-equipped kitchen, with access to a shared garden and barbecue. While the house is shared with hosts, guests have complete private access to their own apartment and patio. Hosts graciously offer to give a tour, and also invite guests to join their parties if they wish.

Quaint English Cottage Garden Apartment

Price: from 95 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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5. Charming Room in 1920's Portland Bungalow (from 62 USD)

Beautiful 1927 vintage bungalow located in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Montavilla, and a close walk to Mt. Tabor. Decorated with wood, juxtaposed with stainless steel and pewter. Accommodation includes a shared newly renovated gourmet country kitchen, living room and dining room, back and front patios, and private bedroom with full bathroom.

Charming Room in 1920's Portland Bungalow

Price: from 62 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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6. Lovely Art Filled Close-in Bungalow (from 48 USD)

This 1911 classic Craftsman-style bungalow located close to the Alberta Arts District is decorated with beautiful art and handmade dishes made by the host. Guests have access to the entire first floor, which includes a queen bed, full bathroom, with clawfoot tub and shower, that is shared with the second guest room, and shared kitchen, dining room, living room and patio. The beautiful backyard is a perfect place to relax and enjoy Portland’s lovely weather, or enjoy the covered front porch when it’s raining (which it usually is).

Lovely Art Filled Close-in Bungalow

Price: from 48 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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7. Earthen Cob Cottage (from 75 USD)

This cottage looks and feels like a peak into Middle Earth. This hand built cob cottage is built of water, sand straw, and clay earth, with a unique curvilinear shape. The radial roof has a skylight, bathing the cottage in sunlight during the day. Ceiling insulation is made from pulverized blue jeans and the floor is made from earthen clay. Blue windows are made from recycled blue bottles. Enjoy complete privacy in the cottage, with a private kitchenette and seating area in the main house. Guests will also have access to a full kitchen, living room, and breakfast nook available in the main house. Enjoy sitting outside sipping wine near the large pond. Conveniently located in the very walkable Richmond neighborhood in SE Portland.

Earthen Cob Cottage

Price: from 75 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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8. Beautiful, Meditative Room (from 48 USD)

This tranquil room is located in the trendy Mississippi/Williams neighborhood of North Portland. Bikes are available for rent, though the neighborhood is full of bars and restaurants full of Portland charm. Eastern decorations bring tranquility to the room. Enjoy a peaceful sleep in a queen bed with an ancient Chinese carved frame. Well-behaved pets are welcome.

Beautiful, Meditative Room

Price: from 48 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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9. Rustic Tiny Home with Sleeping Loft (from 60 USD)

If you’ve ever wondered what tiny home living is like, here’s your chance to find out. Converted from a garage, this space is situated among fruit trees, a garden, and urban farms, from which you will occasionally hear clucking chickens. Rustic, cabin-like feel, which is due to the reclaimed materials used in this studio; it’s a nice escape from the city. Complete privacy and located close to both Woodlawn and Alberta Arts neighborhood, the studio includes a kitchenette, while the bathroom is located in the main house.

Rustic Tiny Home with Sleeping Loft

Price: from 60 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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10. The Clay Hut (from 90 USD)

This cozy, private hut is separated from the main house by a beautiful, tranquil garden, complete with a pond and fountain. While the bathroom is adjacent to the bedroom, there is no adjoining door, so guests have to walk outside to use it. However, there is a kitchenette located in the bedroom. Guests are welcome to enjoy the yard and patio. Located in the Central Eastside Industrial District, it is walking distance from several bars and restaurants, as well as an easy walk across the Hawthorne bridge to downtown.

The Clay Hut

Price: from 90 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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11. Bright, spacious new home (from 95.00 USD)

For a unique feel in one of North America’s most beloved cities, try this rustic home on for size! This estate proves truly the perfect excuse for all those looking to make an award-winning stay in the Portland area their own, from the winning portfolio of amenities onsite, to the bevy of sights and sounds that characterizes the immediate area. This privilege on an Airbnb stay in the height of Oregon territory promises to entirely upgrade your understanding of authentic, comfortable hospitality!

You’ll have the entire loft all to yourself, a space ideal for up to four guests, where two beds in a single bedroom, as well as a private bathroom, are made your own for the entirety of the stay itself. Your stay will be typified by wonderful expanses of natural light, as well as a high ceiling, and contemporary amenities, with a world-class ambiance throughout. You’ll enjoy a stocked kitchen, as well as complimentary Internet access onsite. There’s also air conditioning, laundry essentials, and special amenities for those individuals and families traveling with small children and infants!

Nearby, you’ll find so many of the local sites that you came to Portland to see. These include only a single block walk to Division Street, where you’ll be gifted unrivaled access to all of the restaurants, pubs, retail venues, and landmarks the region offers. From the Woodsman Tavern to the coffeeshop on virtually every corner, you’ll discover early and often the fullest benefits of this unique flavor of Portland hospitality, ripe for the taking when it’s this comfortable home you take your own. Whether you’re in town for only a single night, or for the foreseeable future, this Airbnb home proves as fine as a stay as any whenever you’re graced with Portland weather and culture!

Bright, spacious new home

Price: from 95.00 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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12. Home close to downtown district (from 60.00 USD)

For a stay that exists close to all of the action that you’re looking to get your hands on in Portland, you’re going to want to check out this downtown Portland stay! Conveniently located close to both the buzzing downtown district, and to the local airport, this one-of-a-kind stay packs a punch when it comes to arrangement of amenities available onsite. Up to two guests will experience absolutely no trouble when it comes to making this stay entirely their own, where they’ll make their own of a single bedroom, and private bathroom!

From the complimentary Internet access available onsite, to the availability of free parking on the premises, to the provision of cable television, the ideal place to relax after your productive day in the Portland area, this stay has everything you’re looking for in a world-class caliber Airbnb of its status. Well-lit spaces, a vibrant atmosphere, and more await your indulgence. You’ll find yourself close to local grocery stores, perfect fo those looking to prepare meals onsite in the provided kitchen! You’re also close to the hustle and bustle of the downtown district in Portland, your ticket to the easy discovery of restaurants, cafes, historical landmarks, and more.

The house, originally constructed in 1912 but since renovated to provide each and every guest with an entirely winning experience, features a private entrance. Your friendly host is always available to answer any and all of your questions, ether about the Airbnb stay itself, or about the area! For a stay right in the middle of all of the Portland downtown action, it’s time to stop the delay, and take advantage of this home’s easy provision of local hospitality!

Home close to downtown district

Price: from 60.00 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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Unique city

Experience the unique city of Portland in a trendy Airbnb. From tree houses to hand built small homes, your stay will be anything but ordinary.

This article was originally published on Oct 20, 2017

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Perri Lerner is a freelance writer based in Portland, Or. In her free time she loves to run, do yoga, travel, and eat amazing vegan food.

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