Thursday, November 23, 2017

Hostel Makeover!

2014 has been a busy year at the hostel. We’ve been getting a makeover! Everything from new lighting to new carpets, we’re renovating to make sure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. Here’s a list of what we’ve done recently: Electrical work on the top and ground floor =outlets everywhere, including by beds self-timed lights […]


  Hometown: Portland, OR Year moved to Portland: 1988 Has worked at the Hawthrone Hostel since: Summer 2014 Reason I Moved here: My parents brought me here from Mexico when I was a baby so I didn’t have a choice! What else do I do: I draw and paint, skateboard, look for sasquatch, and cook […]


  Hometown:  Oceanside, CA Year moved to Portland: 2012 (Disclaimer: the following answers are based on a year and half of living in this city. They are subject to change over time.) Has Worked at the Hawthorne Hostel since: 2012 Reason I moved here: It’s a long story, but the short story is that I […]


  Hometown:  Albany, NY Year moved to Portland: 2012 Has Worked at the Hawthorne Hostel since: July 2013 Reason I moved here:  Good coffee, good beer, good people, good music, good food. Trees, mountains, bikes. What else do I do?   I’m working on a Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and  exploring West coast hiking […]

How travel regresses you, in the best possible way

I saw this post and thought it was so appropriate. Travel teaches you to step out of the self you thought you were! Posted May 10th, 2014 by How travel regresses you, in the best possible way ***   “Lompat saje” my Indonesian captain tells me. “Jump” he says again in case I didn’t […]

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

Reposted from by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on April 28th, 2014 at 10:35 am Starting May 1, you’ll have transit access to Cascade Locks seven days a week. (Photo J. Maus/BikePortland) As bike tourism booms in and around Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge areas, there’s a growing interest in transit service. With a […]

Cheese and What? A Review

      I had heard of Cheese and Crack first from the Food Cart Festival OMSI puts on every year–which by the way happened last month. If you ever have a chance to go, it’s worth the $20. At first, I wasn’t too impressed. They just served little bites in cute plates, but I […]