Saturday, January 20, 2018

The New Guy in Town

With two staff moving on to other adventures–see earlier posts–we had to hire someone new. Luckily, we got someone from within the Hostelling International family: SF Fisherman’s Wharf staff, Parker Catalano.

He just moved to Portland about 3 weeks ago, and we’re slowly breaking him into life in the NW.

Here is is his Staff Picks for the city.

parker travelling - CopyName:   Parker Catalano
Hometown:  San Francisco
Year moved to Portland: 2014
Has Worked at the Hawthorne Hostel since: Sept. 22nd 2014
Reason I moved here:  To be out of San Francisco and in the great Pacific North West
What else do I do?  : I am a painter and a musician, I make mostly electronic music.  I also love to bike(bicycle).
Places I’ve travelled to: Italy, England, Australia, Turkey, New York
Favorite mode of travel: On foot
Favorite place I’ve visited: Byron Bay, Australia
What I like most about Portland:  The layout of the city, and of course the people.
Favorite Coffee Shop:  Stumptown Coffee
Favorite Place To Be Outdoors: The Gorge
Favorite Nightspot: The Cruzroom
Favorite Breakfast Spot:  Fried Egg I’m In Love
Favorite Lunch and/or Dinner Place:  Carte Blanche Food Pod
Favorite Place to Get out of the Rain:  I have yet to experience Portland’s rainy season

Be sure to make Parker feel welcome if you stay with us!