Saturday, February 24, 2018

Meet Brent!

Brent is one of the newest members of the Portland Hawthorne Hostel team! It’s always a pleasure to work with him and we are so lucky to have him on-board! Like all good Portlanders, he loves his dog, high elevation views, and world-class donuts… Name: Brent Hometown: Brattleboro, VT Year moved to Portland:  2007 Has Worked […]

Bike in Movie 2016 recap

Another year in the books! A BIG thanks to everyone who organized, supported, volunteered, and join us for this great event. Special thanks to our sponsors for the great raffle prizes, good eats, and tasty beer! Special shout out to DJ Anjali for mixing her beats and to the makers of Rising from Ashes. Such […]

Sleep 4 Peace: A Hostelling International Tradition

As we’re gearing up for our signature ‘Bike 4 Peace’ event this coming Saturday, September 24, we would like to recognize the long-standing HI tradition of celebrating ‘Sleep 4 Peace’ and the coinciding United Nations Day of Peace on September 21. The day is dedicated to world peace,specifically the absence of war and violence. It […]

BIKE 4 PEACE, Sept. 24!

One of the best events of the year is less than a month away!  In celebration of HI USA’s global Sleep for Peace Program, we are gearing up for our bike-in movie night, ‘peace ride,’ and fiesta on Saturday, September 24 from 4-10pm. The ‘Rose City Peace Ride’ will kick off the event starting at […]

Hasta Luego Sierra

Tonight (almost) our entire hostel staff gathered together for a hot summer BBQ to celebrate Sierra’s next big adventure in life! Sadly for us, she is leaving Portland and heading to the other coast yet again, this time she will be jet setting off to Massachusetts! What’s in Massachusetts besides Boston you ask? Amherst College, […]

Southeast ‘Sunday Parkway’: stroll, ride, or roll

‘Sunday Parkways’ is a series of community events that gets neighbors and friends outside and active! Whether you choose to ride a bike, roll on a skateboard, cruise on your rollerskates, or just stroll with your family, a fun route is created for everyone to enjoy the beautiful summer days…vehicle exhaust free! This year’s Southeast […]

Help Us Celebrate! Hawthorne Street Fair Info

The dates are set, ‘shop local’ businesses are ready to rock, our fabulous street fair is upon us! Help keep this free fair going strong on August 28 from 11am-7pm. Explore over a hundred businesses dedicated to community involvement and making the area a desirable place to live, work, and shop. We will have a […]

Biketown is here.

Biketown, Portland’s first bike share program sponsored by Nike, has launched this summer! 1,000 bikes at 100 stations are ready to be rented for 30-minutes, the day, month, or year. How to get started? Create an account by visiting or downloading the Biketown smartphone app for iPhone or Android. There are also 20 Biketown […]

Oregon Drive-in Theater Experience

This past weekend I did something super fun and cool by going to the drive-in outside of Dallas. Although I haven’t been to many drive-in theaters, I always enjoy them every time I end up piling into the back of a friend’s van or truck. I highly recommend you, too, head into the past and […]

‘Do What The Locals Do’

The great thing about summer in a city that is blessed with continuous days of sunshine, is all the free events happening on those fabulous summer days and nights. Here are a few ideas to help you plan your evening, week, or month! Movies in the Park: Get in on the 10th season! Since 2007, […]

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