Thursday, October 23, 2014


Before We Say Goodbye

Last month we said goodbye to front desk staff, Leah Rainer. This month... 

2014 Bike in Movie Recap

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

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Events at the Hostel

Halloween Rally Pub Crawl, Thursday, October 23

Meet at the front desk at 6:45 pm If you don’t celebrate Halloween where you’re... 

Hawthorne Hostel’s Annual Pumpkin Patch trip and Carving Party!

It’s that time of year again: crisp fall leaves, cool weather and pumpkins! We’ll... 

Peace One Day?

Yesterday was the International Day of Peace, and as posted earlier all of Hostelling... 

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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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