Cool and Unusual Airbnbs in Portland

Top 12 Cool and Unusual Airbnbs in Portland

Airbnb has quickly become the cultural vacation partner of not just Americans but people from around the world. With millions of listings globally, every now and then you run into a unique house that leaves its memory in your heart. Portland offers some of the trendiest and most unique Airbnb lodgings that will change your perspective on self-catering rentals. Here are some of the best cool and unusual Airbnbs in Portland, Oregon…

1. Music-Themed House with a Hot Tub in Southwest Portland – an exceptional newly-built house that has a contemporary decor

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Redefine fun in this modern, articulately designed home with pearl-white walls and a contrast of black. With colorful hip furniture and unique artwork, this house is sure to leave you impressed. Traveling with a family or a group of friends? The home has enough rooms to accommodate everyone conveniently.

There are a total of four bedrooms, with King and Queen sized beds and each has a unique element to it. You also have access to three full bathrooms, with showers or a bathtub. What else do you need? A garden, a porch, a hot tub, BBQ grill, a firepit? This home has all of this and more. 

If you are a music lover, you will also find various musical instruments hanging around the house. For our gym bros, there is a new gym out in the garage so you don’t miss a day.

Address: Near Willamette Park, Portland, Oregon, United States

2. Lemon Door Micro-Loft Surrounded by Gardens in Hip Location – an unique tiny Airbnb that offers great amenities

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The Lemon Door Micro-Loft is nothing less than a beautiful work of art. Each element of the establishment looks and feels special. The accented rooms and cathedral ceilings are uniquely complemented by high-grade wood and give the house a gorgeous, cozy vibe.

The house is perfect for a small family or a couple out on a trip. The bedroom is located on the first floor and features a queen bed, two small bedside tables, and beautiful table lamps. There are two TVs equipped with Netflix, one in the bedroom and the other in the living room.

Address: Mississippi District, Portland, Oregon, United States

3. Creative & Clean Bungalow in Portland Hot Spot – a tranquil bungalow located in a cute area

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Looking for a cute location for your romantic getaway? The ArtHouse (as the owner calls it) has everything you will need for a convenient living. With pearly white walls, light-accent colors, and occasional bursts of bright colors. 

The living room has a sofa, rustic wood table, artwork, and air-conditioning. A large wooden sliding door opens up to the bedroom which features a queen bed and Smart TV. The house enjoys plenty of sunlight and natural air so you never feel congested. 

Address: N Mississippi Ave, Portland, Oregon, United States

4. New Modern Guesthouse in Portland’s Central Eastside – one of the most fashionable guesthouses you’ll find on Airbnb

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This beautifully designed and aesthetically-pleasing home in the popular Eastside is known for its undying charm. Featuring numerous large windows, the open-floor space design blesses the house with natural sunlight. 

The wooden stairs take you to the bedroom which has a king bed and a cute study table. You will find a TV in the living room and a dishwasher in the kitchen. There is also a small porch area behind the house. 

The Eastside neighborhood is littered with shops and eateries, and parks so you don’t have to leave the area unnecessarily.  

Address: Eastside, Portland, Oregon, United States

5. Surrounded by Trees in Mt. Tabor – one of the most unique houses on Airbnb, surrounded by nature

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As soon as you enter this house, you will immediately realize why regular guests love the place so much. The house is decorated with arresting furniture and household items that give off a modern and artistic vibe.

Take a stroll outside in the beautiful weather or relax in front of the fire pit in the shared outdoor lounge. There is also a patio at the back with a hanging bench and BBQ grill. The neighborhood is full of large trees which give the area its unique characteristic.  

Address: SE Division St, Portland, Oregon, United States

6. Private Minimalist Architecture Guesthouse Loft – a peculiar rental house that has wooden finished double French doors 

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Don’t like cluttered spaces? This minimal yet comfortable house has everything you will need without going overboard. The house opens up to the main living room which contains a cozy sofa, a smart TV, and a small wooden table. 

The kitchen is present on the same level and features a gas oven, an espresso machine, and a toaster. The stairs will take you to the mezzanine bedroom which has a queen-size bed and attached bathroom. 

Address: Near E Burnside St, Portland, Oregon, United States

7. Handcrafted Blue Door Micro-Loft in Hip and Arty Location – a petite house that has an unique custom-built architecture 

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This custom-made, modern house is located in the popular Mississippi neighborhood which is close to downtown Portland. With many cool things to do and see, you will never get bored exploring the neighborhood.

The house features a modern design, a mezzanine bedroom, and a shared outside area.

Address: N Mississippi Ave, Portland, Oregon, United States

8. Alberta Arts Gem Brimming with Color and Light – a vibrant colorful house that provides a serene ambience 

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Full of color and life, this corner-lot house doesn’t shy away from vibrant designs and contrasting colors. Each room tells a story of its own with different designs, artwork, and other complementing items.  

The house is perfect for vacations and will make your trip even more memorable. There are two bedrooms with queen-sized beds and two full bathrooms. The kitchen has a gas oven and a breakfast table. 

Address: Alberta Arts, Portland, Oregon, United States

9. Modern Urban Barn Guesthouse – an incomparable Airbnb house that has been featured in Portland Monthly Magazine

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The normal-looking Barn house opens doors to a gorgeous house that is abundantly decorated and fully equipped with modern appliances. The Barn Guesthouse was mentioned in the Portland Monthly Magazine as one of the best dwellings on Division St.

There are two bedrooms with queen beds, a living room with a smart TV and sound system, and a state-of-the-art kitchen with a coffee machine, wooden cabinets, and a dining table. The excellent location also provides easy access to numerous shops, parks, and restaurants. 

Address: Division-Clinton, Portland, Oregon, United States

10. Spacious Guesthouse with Creative Style and Local Charm – a very cool and charming guesthouse where you can appreciate local artworks

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A stairway entry will take you to the main lobby of the house which houses the living room and kitchen. There is a single bedroom, fully-equipped kitchen and a back-garden with a table and chairs. 

The house is a mix of wooden structures, vibrant decorations, and beautiful artwork. 

Address: Near NE Fremont St, Portland, Oregon, United States

11. The Hidden House—Bungalow With Mid-Century Style – one of the most unique accommodations on Airbnb

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This four-bedroom, whimsical bungalow is perfect for large families or groups of travelers to enjoy a luxurious vacation. One of the cool things about the place is that you can find a foosball table, pinball machine, and many other cool games around the house. 

If you are an outdoorsy person, worry less. The house opens up to a porch and spacey walkway with trees and plants. You can set up the BBQ grill or relax on the outdoor chairs.

Address: Vancouver, Washington, United States

Drive from Portland: 21 min (11.4 mi)

12. Loft Living Steps From Laurelhurt’s Hip Restaurant Scene – a stylish apartment based in one of the most popular areas in Portland

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Minimal design, open floor plan, and beautifully decorated. This Burnside neighborhood house has everything going for it. The house is regularly cleaned, features modern appliances, space for bike storage, and free parking.

You will find a queen bed and a cute study table waiting for you in the bedroom. The cleaning room has a washer and dryer. 

Address: E Burnside St, Portland, Oregon, United States

Born in England, with a few family roots from Bavaria, and a special fondness for Scandinavia I've always been a bit of a restless soul. My first true adventure began as a six month voyage around South East Asia as a fresh faced backpacker and ever since I've lived a semi nomadic existence, clocking up visits to over 40 countries. I'm a lover of US Road Trips, deserted beaches bathed in warm glow of a sunset, Cuban mojitos, travel destinations far away from the tourist crowds and all things Scandinavian - from cloudberry liquors to Nordic noirs. When not wandering the world, you'll find me walking my rescue dog in leafy South West London, strolling around the Brighton Laines on random day trips, hunting for photogenic landscapes or daydreaming about returning to my favourite places; Havana, Copenhagen, Italy, Thailand and the frozen landscapes of a wintry Iceland.

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