Monday, January 22, 2018

Before We Say Goodbye

Last month we said goodbye to front desk staff, Leah Rainer. This month Eddie Barnheart is also moving on–what?! Does it smell here or something?! And though Eddie has only been with us a few months, we’re sad to see him go though excited for what he’s up to next. So here are his thoughts […]

Peace One Day?

Yesterday was the International Day of Peace, and as posted earlier all of Hostelling International commemorated by hosting #SleepForPeace in an effort to raise awareness. Hawthorne Hostel was no different. In true Hawthorne style we put up the “the sheet of peace” the week leading up to the event, giving guests a chance to paint […]

Fare thee well, Leah!

We’re saying goodbye to another co-worker, Leah Rainer, as she goes on to bigger and better things. We thought we’d sit down with her and ask about her time here at the hostel to honor her contribution. Why are you moving on? I am currently 2 years through a 4 year Master’s program in Chinese Medicine. […]

HI 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 […]