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 trails. I am also involved with poetry reading groups in the area.
Places I’ve travelled to: France, England, Scotland, Wales, Amsterdam, Tenerife
Favorite mode of travel: Walking and train riding
Favorite place I’ve visited: Edinburgh, Scotland
What I like most about Portland: The kind hearted people and general progressive mindset.
Favorite Coffee Shop: Palio in SE, Barista in NE
Favorite Place To Be Outdoors: Mount Hood Wilderness
Favorite Nightspot: The Nightlight or Roadside Attraction
Favorite Breakfast Spot: Tin Shed on NE 14th and Alberta
Favorite Lunch and/or Dinner Place: Carte Blanche food cart on SE 32nd and Hawthorne or Bamboo Sushi on SE 28th and Stark.
Favorite Place to Get out of the Rain: Rock climbing at the Circuit rock gym on NE 18th and Sandy. Also Powell’s Books downtown or the closest coffee shop. Shooting pool at Vincente’s on SE 20th and Hawthorne is fun too!