Monday, July 28, 2014

Bicycles!

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

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


Torn Curtain | surrealportland

Portland is a land known for it’s coffee scene, good food, outdoors and general... 


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Events at the Hostel

Belgian National Day Pub Crawl: Thurs 24 July, 6:30 pm

Belgian National Day is July 21st. So it’s a great time to celebrate Belgium... 


Awesome August!

Last month, we posted happenings in the summer, but that was just a few. It wouldn’t... 


Summer Magic

It’s summer in Portland and we know how to do it right with events for all... 


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Green/Sustainability

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 Program™ (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 www.ecoroofseverywhere.com). The Portland Hawthorne... [Read more of this review]


Our Sustainability Awards and Recognitions

The Portland Hawthorne Hostel is committed to operations that embrace environmental, social and economic responsibility. Our significant achievements in sustainability include calculating our carbon footprint and creating a reduction plan, recycling 75 percent of our waste, and composting nearly 2,100 pounds of food waste onsite annually. With grant... [Read more of this review]


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