Saturday, January 20, 2018

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 […]


  Hometown: Portland, OR Year moved to Portland: 1988 Has worked at the Hawthrone Hostel since: Summer 2014 Reason I Moved here: My parents brought me here from Mexico when I was a baby so I didn’t have a choice! What else do I do: I draw and paint, skateboard, look for sasquatch, and cook […]


  Hometown:  Oceanside, CA Year moved to Portland: 2012 (Disclaimer: the following answers are based on a year and half of living in this city. They are subject to change over time.) Has Worked at the Hawthorne Hostel since: 2012 Reason I moved here: It’s a long story, but the short story is that I […]


  Hometown:  Albany, NY Year moved to Portland: 2012 Has Worked at the Hawthorne Hostel since: July 2013 Reason I moved here:  Good coffee, good beer, good people, good music, good food. Trees, mountains, bikes. What else do I do?   I’m working on a Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and  exploring West coast hiking […]


A Connecticut ex-pat who loves bicycles and bike touring, and who probably drinks too much coffee.


Originally from California, Courtney has also lived in Hawaii and New Hampshire. She has a passion for urban farming and tap dancing. Courtney loves to try new foods from other countries and enjoys hiking and camping.


A Virginia native who has had the opportunity to travel to more than 30 countries around the world. He loves learning about other places and people.

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