Portland Vacation Rental

Visiting Portland? Stay in our cozy studio in historic Irvington.

The Irvington Nest, an upstairs studio over our detached garage in NE Portland’s nicest neighborhood, makes a perfect base to experience Portland. You can walk to to the music, art, and food on NE Alberta, Broadway, & in the Lloyd District. Two bus lines on the corner make it easy to get around. There’s a private entrance, deck, queen bed, full bath, complete kitchenette, wifi, and local art.

Irvington was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010, and it’s one of the largest historic districts in the country. Mature street trees form a leafy canopy that covers most of the neighborhood, and you’ll see beautifully maintained and restored Queen Anne, Arts & Crafts, and Colonial Revival style homes as you walk the quiet streets.

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The windows look out into the tree tops, and the studio feels snug and cozy, so we call it the Irvington Nest. Built to match our nearly 100 year old bungalow, it’s got modern features like double pane windows so it’s warm and quiet. Pine floors and reclaimed wood trim contrast with a well-equipped stainless steel kitchenette that features induction cook tops. 

We provide extra virgin olive oil and other specialty ingredients to many of Portland’s best restaurants, so the Nest is stocked with the basics for cooking if you get carried away at the farmers market or the grocery store just a block away.

Great coffee shops, restaurants, and bars are within walking distance, and we’re happy to offer recommendations for great eating to fit any budget. Irving Park, a short walk down Klickitat Street, offers public tennis courts, basketball hoops, and plenty of open space.

TriMet lines #8 and #33 stop on the corner of NE 15th & Fremont, just a few steps from the Nest, and they offer a quick ride downtown or straight to the Oregon Health & Science University. The close-in location makes driving to Portland’s five “quadrants” fairly painless, although the traffic seems heavier these days as more people discover the area’s charms.

If you bring your bike, you can get to east side hot spots like N Mississippi or Williams in minutes; downtown is just over the Broadway or Steel Bridge. You can lock your bike up in the covered walkway at the back side of the Nest.

This is a residential area, so quiet times before 7 am and after 10 pm mean no wild parties, please. Absolutely no smoking inside or on the upstairs deck, but there’s a covered area with a bench along the back walkway. No children or pets, and there’s only room for two people.