Renting a place in Portland can be a bit of a blood sport—so let us here at Portland Monthly help you. A couple of times a month, we compile a quick list of digs for rent in the city right now, at a variety of price points. This time, all our picks are in Irvington, a Northeast neighborhood with leafy, tree-lined streets and gorgeous historic homes. We’re on the lookout for non-cookie-cutter spaces—think antique detailing to useful amenities—without breaking the bank. This week: homes with elegant vintage interior design, outdoor patios and porches, fireplaces, and beautifully remodeled kitchens with stainless steel appliances.
$3,595, Four-Bedroom Historic Home
This vintage single-family home has lots of character, with two full baths and a large kitchen with plenty of counterspace and modern appliances. Outside, the front porch is great for lazy Sunday-morning coffee; a back patio affords more privacy and room for grilling. The elegant interior has a regal quality to it, with hardwood floors and a grand entrance that opens up to a bright living room and a formal dining room. Ideal for a family or group of friends looking to rent a home together.
$2,350, Two-Bedroom Bungalow
Complete with freshly finished oak flooring and an updated kitchen with white quartz counters and stainless-steel appliances, this cozy 1925 bungalow has two bedrooms and one bathroom. The living room has large windows that filter in plenty of natural light, along with a front porch that’s perfect for people watching. The bathroom includes a clawfoot tub for added vintage charm, along with new tiled flooring. Creatives looking for extra space to store equipment or have their own little workplace will appreciate the unfinished attic. Bonus feature: there’s a private backyard with grape arbor, and landscaping is included in rent.
$2,695, Two-Bedroom Duplex
This whimsical turn-of-the-century home has been completely remodeled but without sacrificing its charm, with two spacious bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Wide open windows in the living room allow plenty of sunlight for some extra vitamin D, along with a fireplace perfect for cozying up on chilly nights. A kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a built-in microwave adds a modern touch, while the fenced-in private backyard is just right for green thumbs.
Bright and cheerful, this three-bedroom apartment is freshly remodeled, with plenty of open space and shiny new appliances. Ceiling spotlights dotted throughout the main apartment add plenty of natural light. Take in some fresh air in the tree-covered communal outdoor space, a rare amenity in most apartment complexes. This three-bedroom apartment has one shared bathroom. Another plus? It has a separate entrance than the other seven apartment units in the building, offering a shot of privacy.