Thursday, September 18, 2014


2014 Bike in Movie Recap

So you didn’t come to our Bike in Movie Event this past weekend. Hmmm…. Well,... 

Skamania County’s bike-friendly transit to the Gorge expands to weekends

Reposted from by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on April 28th,... 

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Events at the Hostel

Vaux Swift watching at Chapman School, Sunday September 14

Vaux’s Swifts at Chapman School, by flickr user (OvO) The... 

Sleep for Peace 2014: Sunday, September 21

What does peace mean to you? We come from different cultures, different walks of... 

Swift Watch!

It’s like something out of “The Birds.” And we at the hostel plan... 

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Portland Hawthorne Hostel: Your eco-home away from home

If you have walked by the hostel recently, you may have noticed our lovely garden in front. That’s thanks to Steve, our night staff, who has lovingly overseen it’s growth over the summer. It’s hard to pin the guy down, but I was able to catch him for a couple of minutes to talk about the work he has done. What’s growing in the... [Read more of this review]

HI-Portland Hawthorne Leads HI-USA Sustainability Pilot Program; Set’s Baseline for Future

At the completion of a 15-hostel pilot eco-certification and sustainability monitoring program, Hostelling International USA (HI-USA) earned Bronze Eco-Certification for eight hostels. Developed in partnership with Sustainable Travel International (STI) and its Sustainable Tourism Education Programâ„¢ (STEP), the pilot program was co-led by STI and... [Read more of this review]

Hawthorne Hostel Rainwater Demonstration Project

In 2008, the Hawthorne Hostel received substantial funding from the Bureau of Environmental Services (City of Portland) to build a rainwater harvesting system. This system would add-on and capitalize on its already highly visible EcoRoof (that was funded by the BES in 2001 and built by EcoRoofs Everywhere The Portland Hawthorne... [Read more of this review]

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