Portland is a weird and wonderful city in the state of Oregon, surrounded by natural beauty and filled with Bohemian charm. With an indie atmosphere and infectious culture, it’s often considered one of the coolest cities in the USA.

Here, on the banks of the Willamette River, you’ll find friendly, eccentric locals, an astounding selection of microbreweries, live music, amazing coffee, and a truly awesome food scene. CNN even named Portland one of the best cities on Earth for foodies! Surrounding the city are incredible hiking trails, as well as several stunning waterfalls and picturesque forest scenes.

Fortunately, the city is also home to a killer selection of Airbnbs. The variety offered is staggering, so finding a suitable Airbnb in Portland is easy. Whether you’re after a secluded room in a forest or a micro-loft in the city, the city has it ready and waiting.

We’ve put together a list of the absolute best Airbnb rentals in Portland so that you can make the most of your trip to this eclectic city.

Quick Answer: These are the Top 4 Airbnbs in Portland

Charming Studio in Ideal Location Portland

Charming Studio in Ideal Location

  • > $$
  • > 2 Guests
  • > Large, high-end TV
  • > Ideally located next to NW 23rd
Private Room Above the City Portland

Private Room Above the City

  • > $
  • > 2 Guests
  • > Private bathroom
  • > Deck with city views
Luxury Portland Airbnb

Luxurious Music-Themed House

  • > $$$$
  • > 8 Guests
  • > Airbnb Plus property
  • > Outdoor hot tub and fire pit
Forest in the City Portland

Forest in the City

  • > $
  • > 1-2 Guests
  • > Welcoming host
  • > Indoor fireplace

What to Expect from Airbnbs in Portland

Portland is home to hundreds of awesome Airbnbs, and they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Whether you’re after a cozy cottage, a quirk house, a slick apartment, or a welcoming homestay, you’ll find it here!

Most Airbnbs in the city feature a range of awesome amenities. Hot tub? Sure! What about a pool table or a king-size bed? Yup!

Good views are pretty common as well. Central Portland is flanked to the west by a series of lush hills. And if you stay in the nearby neighborhoods nestled here, you’re almost guaranteed views of the city!

Many Airbnbs in Portland are also in walkable areas, which is a huge plus. Most properties are close to a public transport stop – or three – and Ubers are in high supply!

Here are some of the best types of Airbnbs available in Portland.

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Homestays, or renting out a room in a private home, is where Airbnb began – and for good reason! These are often the more affordable option, and they can make your visit to a new city truly unique.

The homes of Portland’s residents are often just as quirky and interesting as they are, meaning you’ll get a taste of real local life. They come in a variety of flavors, from urban treehouses and tie-dye hippy havens, to clean, modern apartments and light-filled yoga dens.

Renting out an entire house during your trip can make for a particularly comfortable stay. You’ll find a myriad of options in Portland, spread throughout the city and its surroundings, but the coolest area to rent out an entire house is definitely the forested Southwest area. Here, you’ll experience a balance of privacy and natural surroundings – without being too far out of the city’s happenings.

‘What on Earth is a guest suite?’, you ask? Technically speaking, a guest suite is a suite that forms part of another property, but is self-contained and has its own entry. They’re a special breed of holiday rental that gives you tons of privacy, while still being in close proximity to your local host. It allows you to soak up some of their local knowledge without sharing a space! These suites can be as simple as an ensuite room with its own private entry, or larger units with kitchens and multiple beds.

We love a good deal!

We’ve included links to Booking.com as well throughout this post — as we have found many of the same properties available on Booking and they are usually at a cheaper price! We’ve included both button options where we can to give you the choice of where you book 🙂

The 15 Top Airbnbs in Portland

Ready to find the best Airbnb in Portland? Here’s a breakdown of our top 15 picks. Make sure you figure out what you want to do in Portland before you book your home. You don’t want to end up miles away from your chosen hotspots!

Charming Studio in Ideal Location | Overall Best Value Airbnb in Portland

Charming Studio in Ideal Location Portland
Save your pennies for coffee and craft beer in this great-value Airbnb.

This spacious studio is a converted basement unit, with a modern design, ample amenities, and comfortable furniture. However, the location is the main draw here – you’ll be in the heart of the Northwest District, which is considered one of the top neighborhoods in the city, with lots of Portland’s best places to visit.

Many of the city’s best restaurants and shops are set along Northwest 23rd street nearby, and there’s plenty of action in neighboring Nob Hill! The area is incredibly walkable, with Downtown easily accessible from the apartment. So if you’re looking for great value in a perfect location, this Portland, Oregon Airbnb is for you.

Private Room Above the City | Best Budget Airbnb in Portland

Private Room Above the City Portland
Couples on a budget will love the king-sized bed in this private room.

Nestled among the leafy forests of Portland’s Southwest Hills, this cozy private room is a budget traveler’s dream. Lie back on the king-size bed and gaze out at the city through large windows. You’ll have access to a spacious living area and a wooden deck that overlooks the city!

You can reach Downtown in around 20 minutes on foot or 5 minutes if you drive or catch an Uber. So the city’s many attractions will be at your fingertips! This is the best Airbnb Portland has to offer if you want to save some cash and don’t mind staying with a local. And don’t worry, you’ll have your own private bathroom.

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Luxurious Music-Themed House | Over-the-Top Luxury Airbnb in Portland

Luxury Portland Airbnb
This ultra-modern Airbnb is decorated with guitars owned by famous musicians like BB King.

Have you ever strummed a guitar that was once played by BB King? How about Alice Cooper? We didn’t think so, but this Airbnb in Portland affords that opportunity. It’s a wonderfully designed contemporary house centered around the theme of rock n’ roll. It’s ideal for music fanatics and luxury lovers alike.

Here, you can enjoy ultimate luxury with unique touches. There’s a pool table, a hot tub, a BBQ, and a fire pit. Not to mention a myriad of guitars hanging from the walls, several of which were owned by famous musicians. It’s surrounded by great local shops and restaurants, and is a short journey from Downtown.

Forest in the City | Perfect Portland Airbnb for Solo Travelers

Forest in the City Portland
If you’re looking for a quiet hideaway in a central location, this is it!

As you stare out of enormous windows into the surrounding forest, you won’t believe that you’re within such close proximity of Downtown. This private room is just shy of 3 miles from the city center. It’s also entirely enveloped in nature!

Having a queen size bed all to yourself for such a good price is a tough proposition to pass up. You’ll be staying with a friendly host, within walking distance of Oregon Zoo, Hoyt Arboretum, and a station that will take you to Downtown.

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More Epic Airbnbs in Portland

Here are a few more of my favorite Airbnbs in Portland!

Sun-Filled Studio in SE Portland | Best Short Term Rental for Couples

Sun Filled Studio in SE Portland
This little studio is quintessential Portland, no?

This Portland Airbnb is perfect for a romantic getaway. It’s beautifully designed from bottom to top, with plenty of thoughtful touches to make you feel right at home! Couples can cuddle up in the queen-sized bed, read together in the comfy armchairs, or gaze out, hand in hand, at the lush garden through French doors.

You’ll have private and secluded access to the whole space, with a full bathroom and kitchenette. It’s in the Richmond area, with a range of fantastic restaurants, food carts, shops, and entertainment within walking distance. If you’re headed Downtown, a closeby bus will get you there in about 15 minutes.

Charming Old House | Best Airbnb in Portland for Families

Charming Old House Portland
Hit up the farmer’s market and cook a family dinner in this pretty backyard!

If you’re taking a family vacation with the kids, this Airbnb in Portland will treat you well. It sleeps up to 6 guests and offers a good amount of comfortable living space, both indoors and out. The backyard is great for kids to play in, and there’s a covered patio area for BBQs! If you stop by one of Portland’s famous farmer’s markets, you’ll have a great spot to make a family dinner

The host has equipped the space to be kid-friendly, with a playhouse full of toys for your little ones to enjoy, and a crib if you need it. The house is in the Brooklyn neighborhood, which is cool, walkable, and well connected to the rest of the city!

Welcoming Room in a Townhouse | Best Private Room on Airbnb in Portland

Welcoming Room in a Townhouse Portland

Set in South Portland, just 2 miles from Downtown, this cozy private room is super comfy. You’ll sink into the queen-size bed which is Posturepedic mattress! Guests also have access to their own private bathroom and there’s a small private deck where you can enjoy morning coffee with a view.

Getting to Downtown is as simple as walking half a mile to the nearest public transport stop. Then, it’s just a short bus ride into the center. You’ll be sharing the living spaces with a friendly and welcoming host, who will be happy to answer questions and help you settle in!

Charming Modern Home | Best Entire House on Airbnb in Portland

Charming Modern Home Portland
This modern home has tons of curb appeal, too.

Tucked away in the vibrant Woodlawn neighborhood in the city’s Northeast, this Portland Airbnb is perfect for groups of four. It’s modern, stylish, spacious, and well-equipped for a comfortable stay. Better yet, it’s just steps from Mississippi Avenue. Here, you’ll find a multitude of entertainment venues, restaurants, bars, and breweries, as well as dozens of boutiques and shops.

To get to Downtown, you can hop on a bus at a nearby stop or hail an Uber. There are two cute outside decks, equipped with a BBQ and a gas fire-top table. It’s the perfect spot to socialize or sip on your coffee in the early morning.

Modern Suite in a Great Location | Best Private Guest Suite on Airbnb in Portland

Modern Suite in a Great Location Portland
This modern guest suite is surprisingly roomy inside!

If you’re after seclusion and privacy, with the bonus of having a localhost as a neighbor, this place is for you. It’s a brand new, eco-conscious addition to the host’s property, that’s impressively stylish and comfortable. Kick back on the spacious sofa or catch some rays on the private patio!

The trendy neighborhoods of Alberta, Mississippi, and Williams are just a mile away, while Downtown lies only 3 miles away. So you’ll get the local suburban experience while still being close to all the action.

Simple Space near to Bars and Clubs | Best Airbnb in Portland for Nightlife

Simple Space near to Bars and Clubs Portland
The title says it all with this Airbnb close to nightlife.

Located on the southern side of the famous Pearl District, this apartment is ideal for night owls. The Pearl District offers the best nightlife in Portland, with an amazing selection of bars and clubs to choose from. Downtown is also easily accessible from here, with more evening entertainment and nightlife options.

The space is simple, comfortable, and affordable, allowing you to save money for your evenings out. Head over to Teardrop Cocktail Lounge for an impressively creative selection of cocktails or settle down for a beer at Deschutes Brewery! Alternatively, try Valentine’s Bar for a cool vibe and live music.

Beautiful, Romantic Bungalow | Stunning Airbnb for Honeymooners in Portland

Beautiful Romantic Bungalow Portland
This modern and airy Airbnb is perfect for honeymooners wanting a cozy, intimate space.

This bungalow in Portland’s Mississippi neighborhood is gorgeous. It’s thoughtfully designed down to the finest details. Leaving you and your new spouse to relax in affordable luxury.

The space is quaint and cozy; big enough to not feel cramped but small enough for you to always be close to your loved one. There’s a little outdoor patio area for morning coffee and a big sofa and TV for cuddly movie nights. Not to mention the comfortable queen-size bed. There are plenty of great restaurants nearby for romantic dinners and Downtown is just 10 minutes away.

Little Blue Tiny House | Most Unique Airbnb in Portland

Little Blue Tiny House Portland

This tiny house in Portland is probably one of the cutest places that you can stay at. And with the minimal space, it’s also one of the most unique ones. Located in Alberta Arts district, you’ll be close to many fancy coffee shops, eateries and loads of quirky Portland-esque shops. The home itself has everything you might need, from a fully equipped kitchen to a bathroom that was actually made for tall people. You’ll sleep in a loft bed, which is only accessible if you climb up a ladder, so if you struggle with heights, this might not be the right Airbnb for you. The charming interior design really makes this place feel like a home away from home and you’ll definitely be a bit bummed out once it’s time to leave again.

Well-Designed, Central Micro-Loft | Best Airbnb Plus in Portland

Well Designed Central Micro Loft Portland
We love the pops of blue throughout this Airbnb Plus.

Airbnb Plus offers a new quality standard for rental properties around the world. The properties have to pass Airbnb’s rigorous standards, so they’re verified to be top-notch. They’re also always beautifully designed.

This epic micro-loft offers exceptional comfort and style for a reasonable price. Mezzanine bedrooms never get old. And the one in this loft is particularly groovy! Hang out in bed up top, or kick back on a comfy couch below.

Walk to one of the many nearby restaurants, or take a quick bus or cycle ride to Downtown. This place is ideal for those who like to know they’re getting the very best.

Comfy Home in Buckman | Best Airbnb in Portland for a Group of Friends

Comfy Home in Buckman Portland
This laid-back Airbnb is full of mid-century modern touches.

Traveling to Portland with all your best buds? Want a comfortable, well-connected place to crash and hang out? Then this is the best Airbnb in Portland for you. There are three bedrooms, and the TV and sofa are nice and big, making movie nights a treat!

The kitchen is fully-equipped for making delicious dinners, and the dining table has space for six. Buckman is known as a foodie-heaven, so be sure to get out and explore the flavors of Portland! You’ll find boutiques, bars, and great coffee nearby, too.

Gorgeous, Modern Guesthouse | Most Beautiful Airbnb in Portland

Gorgeous Modern Guesthouse Portland
All we have to say about this place is, GOALS.

There are occasions when an Airbnb listing looks like a featured home in a design magazine. They’re the properties that so many of us drool over, but not many folks stay in. This stunning Portland Airbnb in Central Eastside offers aesthetically-driven travelers the chance to taste this praised standard of beauty!

Plants pepper the space, adding splashes of life and color. The ceilings soar high overhead, and the open-plan design is complemented with an abundance of natural light. Every little design element has been considered. And all this in a central, highly-walkable part of town!

What To Pack For Portland

Pants, socks, underwear, soap?! Take it from me, packing for an Airbnb stay is not always quite as straightforward as it seems. Working out what to bring and what to leave at home is an art I have perfected over many years.

Don’t Let Snorers Keep You Awake!
Don’t Let Snorers Keep You Awake!

Ear Plugs

Snoring dorm-mates can ruin your nights rest and seriously damage the hostel experience. This is why I always travel with a pack of decent ear plugs.

Keep your laundry organized and stink free
Keep your laundry organized and stink free

Hanging Laundry Bag

Trust us, this is an absolute game changer. Super compact, a hanging mesh laundry bag stops your dirty clothes from stinking, you don’t know how much you need one of these… so just get it, thank us later.

Stay Dry With a Micro Towel
Stay Dry With a Micro Towel

Sea To Summit Micro Towel

Hostel towels are scummy and take forever to dry. Microfibre towels dry quickly, are compact, lightweight, and can be used as a blanket or yoga mat if need be.

Make Some New Buddies…
Make Some New Buddies…

Monopoly Deal

Forget about Poker! Monopoly Deal is the single best travel card game that we have ever played. Works with 2-5 players and guarantees happy days.

Reduce Plastic – Bring a Water Bottle!
Reduce Plastic – Bring a Water Bottle!

Grayl Geopress Water Bottle

Always travel with a water bottle! They save you money and reduce your plastic footprint on our planet. The Grayl Geopress acts as a purifier AND temperature regulator. Boom!

Don’t Forget Your Portland Travel Insurance

ALWAYS sort out your backpacker insurance before your trip. There’s plenty to choose from in that department, but a good place to start is Safety Wing.

They offer month-to-month payments, no lock-in contracts, and require absolutely no itineraries: that’s the exact kind of insurance long-term travellers and digital nomads need.

SafetyWing is cheap, easy, and admin-free: just sign up lickety-split so you can get back to it!

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Final Thoughts on Portland Airbnbs

So there you have it, folks. The best of the best when it comes to Airbnbs in Portland.

It’s an incredible city that will make for an awesome trip. Whether you’re snooping around an indie bookshop, exploring the famed Japanese Garden, grabbing a streetfood bite or sipping on a freshly brewed beer, you’ll have a giddy grin on your face. And just like everyone else who visits, you’ll be thinking ‘I can see myself moving to Portland’.

These Portland Airbnb stays and experiences can really enhance your trip to the city. So we hope this guide has helped you find a place that’s perfect for you!

Lastly, if you’re planning a trip to Portland, and the USA isn’t your home country, keep yourself safe by getting some travel insurance.

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