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ArtFulLife - The Non-Hipster Hipster Pad

8 reviews
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
1 night minimum
Condo/Apartment
In Portland's Historic Alphabet District ArtFulLife is a comfortable, stylish, art-filled pied de terre in the heart of Portland’s historic Alphabet District. With 800 sq ft, it’s big enough to spread out, relax, and enjoy car-free urban living. This unique, quirky basement unit in one of the neighborhood’s Good Old Houses is home to an eclectic collection of original artworks, and sits just 50 feet off 23rd Avenue, one of Portland’s iconic shopping streets. Far from being just another sleek condo in yet another soulless high-rise, ArtFulLife is perfect for the urban adventurer – full of personality with a clean, contemporary décor that’s funky without the funk. Built in 1885 and converted to a duplex 20 years later, the gracious home has changed with the neighborhood. The duplex was tra...In Portland's Historic Alphabet District ArtFulLife is a comfortable, stylish, art-filled pied de terre in the heart of Portland’s historic Alphabet District. With 800 sq ft, it’s big enough to spread out, relax, and enjoy car-free urban living. This unique, quirky basement unit in one of the neighborhood’s Good Old Houses is home to an eclectic collection of original artworks, and sits just 50 feet off 23rd Avenue, one of Portland’s iconic shopping streets. Far from being just another sleek condo in yet another soulless high-rise, ArtFulLife is perfect for the urban adventurer – full of personality with a clean, contemporary décor that’s funky without the funk. Built in 1885 and converted to a duplex 20 years later, the gracious home has changed with the neighborhood. The duplex was transformed into a sleeping house in 1940 for the war effort and to support Portland's shipyards. Today the house has nine separate, self-contained units; this one is literally the foundation (brick-exposed) to an active, vibrant home, and is my home when I’m in town. If you’re a history buff like me, you’ll appreciate knowing that the Alphabet District is a unique community named for its alphabetic progression of street names, and was added to the National Register of Historic Districts in 2000. A bastion of urban upstarts, it was home to Portland’s first neighborhood association formed over 40 years ago. As a neighborhood board member myself, I voted for the streetcar to come to our neighborhood – the first streetcar added to an American city in over 50 years. Whether you call it Nob Hill, the Alphabet District, or simply Northwest Portland, the shops and eateries here have always been among the best in the city. And this place couldn’t put you any closer to them. ArtFulLife is only three blocks from the 23rd and Marshall streetcar stop, making it an easy ride to/from the airport. After living in NW for over 25 years, I now only live part time in Portland. I want to share the fun and funkiness of my unconventional place with like-minded people who appreciate its unique blend of art, history, and lifestyle. ArtFulLife brings it all together – and keeps you in the mix. Ask about on site parking for $10 a day, $55 a week or $175 a month when available. If you will have a car let us know before you arrive! NW Portland has very strict parking rules so ask about on site parking for $10 a day, $55 a week or $175 a month when available. Please do not arrive at ArtFulLife with a car without having made arrangements. NW Portland has strict parking (metered during the day and by permit only at night). Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 90690More
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Cooker
DVD Player
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Washer
Blender
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Parking
Shared Garden
Microwave
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

My third time to try to post a review! Amazing location near NW 23 with fab restaurants bars and live music Easy to walk to all Portland areas including Washington park which is huge and wonderful. Fred was good to communicate with: informative and quick...More

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fredross, VR Owner at ArtFulLife - The Non-Hipster Hipster Pad, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Thanks Elizabeth. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and would love to see you back in the future!

Reviewed 25 October 2016

I enjoyed my stay in the non hipster pad! The area was awesome with so many shops and restaurants within such close walking distance. Loved the little wine bar across the street! Fred was a pleasure to work with and the accommodations were great!

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fredross, VR Owner at ArtFulLife - The Non-Hipster Hipster Pad, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2016

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you back in the future!

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Only about 100 feet from NW 23rd. Dozens of shop, restaurants, and breweries. If you have a car pay the extra $10.00 per night for parking. The flat is very cozy.

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fredross, VR Owner at ArtFulLife - The Non-Hipster Hipster Pad, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

Glad you enjoyed your stay Marty. We look forward to seeing you in the future!

Reviewed 22 November 2015

We drove from Seattle and paid the extra $10 to park the rental car in the driveway. Make sure you dont forget to lock the car doors! We must have left a door open..when we stepped outside to head out for the morning all the...More

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fredross, VR Owner at ArtFulLife - The Non-Hipster Hipster Pad, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2015

I am really surprised to hear about the car sacking. Please send me details as a police report should be filed and my neighbors - who share the parking need to know. We are very proactive on crime in the neighborhood and I want to...More

Reviewed 5 July 2015

My wife and I stayed for 4 beautiful days in Portland for my first time visit to Portland. The location was outstanding. Just out the door was 24th corridor with all the boutique shops and restaurants which spent a lot of time perusing. You are...More

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About the Owner
Fred R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2013
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ArtFulLife is situated about 75 feet off NW 23rd, Portland iconic shopping and eating street. From this location it is an easy walk to the streetcar (3 blocks away), to the Pearl District (10 blocks away), to downtown (1 mile), Washington Park (less than a mile - up a hill), and much much more. It is all best experienced without a car!
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