Monday, December 18, 2017

Spring flowers in the PNW

Being new to the Pacific Northwest means that I’m allowed to talk about the weather, even more so than native Portlanders. The weather in Oregon is quite different than the weather in my home state of Wisconsin. I’m slowly learning to adjust to the Pacific’s ‘wet cold’ winter conditions, which are much different from the […]

University of Oregon’s 1st Annual Peace Conference

Hostelling International’s Oregon Council had their 1st Annual Peace Conference! University of Oregon’s travel club, the First Academy of Alternative Travel Tactics (FAATT) led the event in conjunction with U of O’s International Student Week. HI and FAATT’s conference was themed “Peace through Cultural Awareness”. They tabled earlier in the week promoting the event and […]

Oregon Council’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser

HI Oregon Council’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser! Hosteling International’s Oregon Council hosted their Third Annual Fundraiser earlier this month on March 11th. In addition to a raffle, the event featured the Pedal Powered Talk Show at the Bagdad Theater here in Portland, Oregon.  Special guests on the talk show included author Jonathan Raymond, artists/authors Paul Guinan […]

Open Mic Night Every Wednesday July-Sept (8-10pm)

The Hawthorne Portland Hostel hosts Portland’s longest running outdoor Open Mic every Wednesday this summer from July through September. You never know what to expect: spoken word, bluegrass, folk, world music, and comedy sketches have all graced our beautiful gazebo stage in the side garden of the hostel. We have a small PA and mic […]


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