Saturday, January 20, 2018

Hostel Summer Events

Just a friendly blog post about some fun upcoming summer events. Some of our events are regularly scheduled every week, but others only happen once a year. Here’s a short list for you to start planning your stay! Hostel brunch! (reoccurring) Sundays from 10-12pm This tasty brunch is only $3, includes a vegetarian option, and […]

Our beautiful private rooms- (Not available online- book direct with us)

Looking for a quaint, affordable, well-located private room? Look no further! HI Portland Hawthorn hostel offers more than dorm beds! We have two nicely-decorated and newly-furnished private rooms on the second floor of our cozy house. The private ‘Family Room’ provides ample space for a couple and two children or a few friends, as it […]

Summer in the City

It’s finally time, the rain has halted, the air is warm, and Portlanders are getting outside! Here in Portland, things have to be weird, so we’ve researched some unique events you may not find elsewhere. Make a point to check one out if you’re visiting or live here: Portland Fruit Beer Festival June 10-12, 2016 […]


Whether you’re new or old to Portland, PedalPalooza has some great events for all ages, styles, and interests!¬†PedalPalooza is 3+ weeks of bikey fun that began in 2002 by an organization called Shift, who successfully expresses Portland’s creative bike culture through performance events and bike fun intended to highlight the positive contributions of bicycling for […]

Village Building Convergence (VBC)

City Repair is gearing up for it’s annual Village Building Convergence and hands-on-action taking place at more than 35 sites around Portland! Beginning June 3 through June 12 people of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels will come together to create natural building structures (like the cob bench on the hostel property!), practice permaculture, and […]

Lodging Tax Increase

Attention all future guests: The State of Oregon has increased the lodging tax from 12.4% to 13.3%. This will go into effect July 1, 2016. This is a bill that is necessary for Travel Oregon to be able to better support the world games coming to Oregon in 2021. The lodging tax will decrease to […]

Berry Picking Time

One very amazing thing about the Pacific Northwest is its ample supply of berries. The domesticated and wild varieties are endless! Of course, there are the ever popular ones like strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, which can easily be found at U-Pick farms around the state, but there are also lesser known berries (outside of the […]

Cheers to Wildflower trails!

This past weekend I went on a rather strenuous but quite praise-worthy hike up Dog Mountain. The mountain is about an hour from Portland along Washington State Route 14, about 9 miles east of Stevenson and 53 miles east of Vancouver. Start the hike on the Augspurger Trail (still Dog Mountain Trailhead parking lot) to […]

The Witch’s Castle in Forest Park

A couple weeks ago I was invited to go on a ghost tour of Hawthorne Boulevard. Oooo scary, right?! Although the tour wasn’t all that frightening to me, I did learn about some interesting, potentially haunted places on Hawthorne… and beyond. One place on the list was called Witch’s Castle located in Forest Park. The […]

Bike Theft Prevention

As warmer weather arrives, larger volumes of bikes are being locked up around the city. Bike theft is a serious issue here but with a little prep work, you can reduce the risk of losing your bike. The following are helpful prevention tips from Bike Theft Central: Invest in the highest quality lock you can […]

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