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Hot & Chic Mississippi District -Fresh, Bright & Modern Bungalow

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


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms in Colorful & Historic Urban Oasis

Welcome to Shift Vacation Rental’s Mississippi District location! We have a stunning urban oasis; a few minutes walk from the fun and trendy N Mississippi District. This newly revived area has become one of the hippest places to shop, dine and drink. The street is lined with chic foodie restaurants, live music venues, and a bevy of bars, boutiques and brewpubs. Colorful buildings line the main thoroughfare of Mississippi, while historic and charming residential neighborhoods surround the area.

This fully remodeled home will be beyond your expectations. Flooded with light and handmade touches this house is an amazing transformation of a 1920's bungalow. The house was remodeled for use as a vacation rental and set up perfectly for people to gather and relax in. As you enter natural light from windows and white clapboard wood surround, makes you feel like you've entered a sweet farmhouse. The open floor plan captures the kitchen, living room and dining room perfect for family and friends to gather in. The house is filled with artistic designer touches, reclaimed wood, and incredible reuse ideas. Everything you need from a coffee grinder and maker to get your morning going, to cookie sheets, to blenders are all provided for you.

You enter the property looking at the sweetest front porch where rocking chairs create an ideal spot for a cup of coffee and people watching. The outside also boasts a dining table for 8, a four square court that entertains adults and kids, and multiple sitting areas.

Next you enter the house, with an open floor plan for the living, dining, and kitchen. The skylights let light flood in, the white horizontal wood on the walls nods to farmhouse nostalgia, and the custom furniture is beautifully executed.

The kitchen is stocked with plates, glasses, etc to serve a big family dinner at the gorgeous wood dining table. It is stocked with everything from toaster, microwave, ice maker, blender, good knives, you name it. But, you may not even want to cook as you are within a few minutes walk from some of Portland's finest eateries.

The first floor has 2 bedrooms, and one full bathroom. One bedroom has a queen bed, while the other has a double down/twin up bunk bed. The bathroom has a beautifully tiled shower, with large rain shower head.

Walk downstairs and you enter into another entertaining area, with TV, games, and cozy seating area. A perfect spot to send the kids to play while the adults hang upstairs. Downstairs also has 2 bedrooms each with a queen bed. There is also a full bathroom with beautiful tile and a double shower head!

There is a parking spot in the lot next door, and plenty of free street parking should you need more.

The house sits on a lot with another vacation rental, (5 bed-3 bath, Stunning Modern Home in Trendy & Hip Mississippi District rent both for larger groups, workshops, reunions!) If you need more rentals we also have a duplex, a 5 minute drive away please look at:

Alberta Street:

**Please note that although we are listed above as accepting 1-night stays, we generally only accept five-night stays during spring, summer, and holidays. However, we welcome shorter stays when the calendar allows, so please feel free to contact us about this!**

We are fully permitted and compliant with the City of Portland #TL90949

More Details

Michelle Ruber
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Michelle Ruber

We are a husband and wife team who love to travel, mostly on bicycles, and love designing houses. We put both of those passions together with the two businesses we own. Encircle Design and Build is our home remodeling side, where we mainly focus on kitchens, bathrooms, and whole house remodels. We started Shift Vacation Rentals with our duplex on Alberta Street. When we were getting married we looked for a house that could accommodate all of our family members and couldn't find anything. This experience sprouted our idea to create well-designed, modern, artistic lodging for people coming to Portland in our favorite neighborhoods. We adore Portland and think its, if not the, then one of the best cities in the USA. We are excited to share our home and neighborhood with you as it offers so much. In the house there is a list of recommendations of what to do and see in PDX!

Michelle Ruber purchased this house in 2014

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was perfect; clean, warm, well-appointed. We were so happy to enter and feel right at home. Everything we could have wanted was thought of - even an iphone charger with an adapter for the most recent model! So great. Beds were comfortable, sheets were high quality, towels were plush, decor was beautiful. The house is in an excellent location with lots of bars and restaurants and shops within blocks. We had a terrific time and will definitely want to come back again. Thank you!
Nov 2015
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in North Portland, Oregon

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: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No parties, no smoking, and no pets. Please keep noise down after 10pm. Thanks.
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Double shower head with hand held shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Double down - twin up bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • All beds are brand new luxury mattresses with pillow tops. They are super comfortable for a perfect nights sleep.
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Hot & Chic Mississippi District -Fresh, Bright & Modern Bungalow
average rating of 4.883721 based on 50 reviews
Summerland, BC


  • 4 of 5

The house is in a great location for exploring the Mississippi District by foot. It was a good size for our 3 grown children and spouses and 1 grandchild, and the kitchen was well equipped to suite our needs. (I’m not sure about asking renters to start the laundry as I personally don’t like to leave our house with the washing machine or dryer going. Also, it is another extra for getting out of the house early when anticipating a long drive home.) We would stay again if the opportunity arises.

  • Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location! Comfort and style!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay here on a girls weekend in Portland. Beds were super comfy....amazing walk- in showers...and everything you could need in a home away from home. We were able to have an early check in also. The house is ideally location for walking to bars and restaurants. I would stay there again in a heartbeat!!

  • Submitted: 8-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is exactly as it was shown in the photos and description! It was clean, well stocked with nice amenities and centrally located to everything. Whitney, the property manager quickly responded to any questions we had. Would definitely book this lovely home again if we ever come back to the Portland area!

  • Submitted: 2-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Suzanne for your lovely review. I am thrilled that you found the house clean, location ideal, and Whitney, our manager, on top of everything. She is incredible and totally dedicated to making sure our guests have an amazing stay. Have a lovely Spring! All my best, Michelle
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Great Portland Stay

  • 5 of 5

The home is not only beautiful, comfortable and welcoming but in a great location in Portland as well. We had a rather large group, but found the home more than spacious enough -- even with all of us around the dinner table. Whitney was also super responsive, and helpful!

  • Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Leslie thank you! Beautiful, comfortable and welcoming is exactly what we are going for. Our goal is to create the best space for your vacation- something authentic, clean, and perfect for making memories! We couldn't agree more Whitney, is amazing, she goes the extra mile all the time to make sure people have an amazing stay. Please come stay with us again and thank you for taking the time to write a review. All my best, Michelle
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Awesome Awesome Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Group of 15 professionals shared the entire property. Interior design of Front and Rear Breaks were very welcoming and like walking into your own home.

Beds are comfortable and got the much needed rest after attending day long hands on training all week long.

Looking forward to booking again for next years conference.

  • Submitted: 7-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ben! We loved having you all. I am thrilled you liked the beds, we know how important a good nights rest is after the all day conference. We look forward to hosting you guys next year. We have a duplex (2 units) in the Alberta Arts neighborhood, about 1.5 miles from where you stayed- should you want to try another part of town. Thanks for all the great work you do! Michelle
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Super cute and homey rental!

  • 5 of 5

I would absolutely recommend this rental! It’s clean, homey, comfortable and super centralized! Close to coffee and the BEST authentic Mexican joint I have ever eaten at. There was plenty of parking as well! Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bria thank you, thank you, thank you! I really appreciate your wonderful comments. I agree the location is ideal, I love the Mississippi District- so many cool places to shop, eat, and see! I read your review to the sweet family that owns the taco truck food cart, next door and they were so happy! Thanks for sharing the love! All my best, Michelle
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Heron Lakes
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Max Train
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Mississippi Food Carts
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mt Hood
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Cannon Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in North Portland, Oregon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2018 low season
Jan 5 2018 - Apr 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
may 2018
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
early june
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 10 2018
4 night minimum stay
2018 high season
Jun 11 2018 - Sep 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$146.75
Damage Deposit C$638.05

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 some reservation requests will not 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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