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Portland is one of the most fun and quirky cities in America, so it only makes sense to stay in a unique place while you are visiting here. Instead of staying in a standard hotel room, why not mix things up with a vacation rental property that has interesting touches and all the comforts of home?
Here are the best Vrbo rentals in Portland, Oregon to inspire your next getaway for a weekend, entire week, or perhaps even longer.
A Tiny Shipping Container House Turned Modern Studio
With this Vrbo rental, you can stay in an 8×20-foot shipping container that’s about 160 square feet in size. It is a modern shipping container tiny home with an incinerating toilet, full kitchen, and plush double bed. The tiny home is great for two people and is made from reclaimed Columbia Riverwood salvaged wood products. There is local art on the walls, a luxurious rain shower, complimentary tea and coffee, and snacks are provided. Step outside on the 20-square-foot patio and enjoy the full fireplace with plenty of wood available.
A Midcentury Modern Nest
Another unique place to stay in Portland is this private, detached home with a modern design and nestled between bamboo and pine. You’ll be close to restaurant row on Williams and Mississippi and will enjoy the 20-foot ceilings and spacious feel. The home is 500 square feet in size and sleeps four people. It’s a great way to get the real Portland experience, since so many restaurants, bars, and shops are less than a five-minute walk away. The home also features a full kitchen, new bathroom, and local artwork.
The Beautiful University Park Art House In North Portland
With about 1,200 square feet of space, this two-bedroom, one-bathroom house is a top choice in North Portland. It sleeps five people and is called the Art House. That’s because it’s a 1924 bungalow that showcases art and designer furniture that you can purchase or simply enjoy. Features of this rental are air conditioning, a spacious kitchen, a dining room that seats six, Wi-Fi, and off-street parking is available. This is a pet-friendly vacation rental for well-behaved dogs with pre-arrangement with the host and a deposit. You’ll even have a fenced-in backyard for your pup that is shared with the owner.
A Contemporary Portland Home Complete with Outdoor Patio
Here’s an 800-square-foot condo on the lower level of a building that you can rent with one other person in Portland. It’s a studio space with a patio and great location in the Alphabet District neighborhood. To access the space, you’ll have a separate entrance with a lobby. When you arrive, you’ll find a queen-size bed, large bathroom with clawfoot tub, efficiency kitchen, and outdoor area with a table and chairs. Other features are a private washer and dryer and free Wi-Fi. From this Vrbo, it’s easy to walk to shops and restaurants within two blocks from the building. Streetcar access is also located nearby.
A Beautiful Irvington Apartment near Portland's City Center
This Vrbo vacation rental property is a 1,350-square-foot apartment that sleeps six people. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and is located inside of a 1908 Craftsman home. This upstairs apartment is in a great neighborhood called Irvington and on the National Register of Historic Places. The caretakers live onsite in an apartment on the main level of the home, in case you have any questions. When you stay here, you can use the backyard, which has an herb garden, pergola, and BBQ. It’s also a child-friendly space with a travel crib, high chair, baby gate, and games if you would like to use them.
A Zen-Themed Private Retreat in Northwest Portland
This 900-square-foot apartment is on the edge of Forest Park and just a short walk to the Alphabet District. You’ll be about 1.5 miles from downtown and can enjoy the private deck, large bedroom with a queen-size bed, and well-equipped kitchenette. This unique Portland rental has a Zen theme, and you can even have it set up in a Japanese style with tatami flooring and meditation flooring upon request and when you pay an additional fee. There is a dog and cat who live onsite but are not allowed in the guest suite, which has private access and parking for overnight guests.
The Peaceful Garden Cottage
This is a very popular and highly rated Vrbo rental that is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage for four people. It’s at the base of Mount Tabor and 10 minutes from downtown. The rental is about 700 square feet in size and comes with high-speed internet, basic cable, a full kitchen, and a stacked washer/dryer. Other features of the rental are hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans, and a spacious living room. Guests enjoy sitting out on the covered porch that overlooks a garden while they stay here. It’s easy to get to the Hawthorne District, Columbia Gorge, and Mt. Hood when this is your home base.
A Stylish Craftsman in the Heart of PDX
With about 1,450 square feet of space, this rental is an apartment in the 1911 William B. Waters House and across the Fremont Bridge from downtown. It is a charming and vintage spot that’s full of character and newly renovated. You’ll be in the upscale Irvington neighborhood and just a block from the 16-acre Irving Park, where you can enjoy a children’s playground, open fields, and sports courts. The apartment is on the first floor and has two bedrooms with king-size beds, a bathroom, kitchen, living room, dining room, and bonus room with a daybed. Up to five people can sleep comfortably here.
The Lovely Alberta Arts Apartment
Enjoy a walkable area of Portland and a light-filled space when you rent this Vrbo apartment for up to five people. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom, as well as a stocked kitchen, main living area, fold-out couch, fast internet, TV with cable, and a work area. The home is well-designed and clean, while the location is just a short trip to downtown and close to public transportation. It’s also easy to walk to lots of bars, restaurants, and shops from this safe and fun Portland location.
The Belmont/Hawthorne Urban Retreat
Right in the heart of Belmont/Hawthorne, this cool hideaway with solar-radiant floors is close to everything you want to do in Portland. It’s a modern apartment in a renovated, 128-year-old house and sleeps four people. The apartment is about 450 square feet in size and has one bedroom and one bathroom. You can walk to the unique Hawthorne shops here and also check out the popular new restaurants on the Belmont Dairy Block. This is a fun neighborhood to be in with food carts around for you to dine at. It is also a rental unit in a house that has its own entrance off the stone patio.
A Family-Friendly, Quiet, and Clean Guest House
Another option in Portland is this detached, stand-alone home that is about 17 feet by 20 feet in size and sleeps four people. It is a studio space with a king-size bed, full bathroom, full kitchen, and child gear if you need it, such as a travel crib and high chair. The small home has Wi-Fi, a large TV, and is in the backyard of the host’s home. You’ll have access to the backyard and can walk to grocery stores and restaurants.
The Stanhope Cottage in Portland Heights
You can stay in a 120-year-old Dutch colonial duplex when you rent this space on Vrbo in Portland. It sleeps five people and has two bedrooms and one bathroom in a quiet and historic neighborhood that is surrounded by nature. It’s about five minutes from the Alphabet District. It’s located on the lower level of the duplex and has an open floor plan. A unique feature of the home is the seven-foot Mason Hamlin piano that is available for serious pianists to play with advance notice. There’s also a guitar available for anyone to play. Your Vrbo hosts live in the upper duplex and are here for you if you need anything.
An Exquisite Historic Suite Close to Downtown Portland
Four Portland travelers can stay in this one-bedroom, one-bathroom suite rental that is 642 square feet in size. It’s within walking distance of downtown Portland and close to the Pearl District. The rental comes with a queen-size bed in the bedroom, queen-size air mattress, small kitchenette, sitting room, and books to browse. When the weather is nice, head outside to the communal deck that has views of the river and mountains. You’ll access the totally private and highly rated suite via elevator when you arrive.