Friday, October 21, 2016

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 […]

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 […]

How to do Portland on the Cheap

Check out this article in the HI USA Northern California newsletter about exploring PDX on a budget. Posted by Tee on Thursday, March 17, 2016 How to Do Portland on the Cheap For those of us with the incurable thirst for travel and the never-satisfied itch for new adventures and new people-meeting, we know […]

Free Stuff to do in Portland!!!

We all want to enjoy the summer, make the most of it, especially in Portland because it doesn’t last too long here. But we also want to get the most bang for our buck. We want to maximize the money we have and get our values worth. What if you can get entertainment for FREE […]

Support Local Businesses

Supporting local businesses is a great way to give back to the places you visit and to get a sense for local cuisine and craft. Here you’ll find a list of business we love all within walking distance of our hostel.

Where is the Portland Hawthorne Hostel?

The hostel address is 3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd (Zip 97214) and is located in the SE Quadrant of Portland, Oregon.   We are only 30 blocks from downtown Portland with easy public transport to/from city center, bus/train stations. View Larger Map

What is the Hawthorne neighborhood like?

Hawthorne isn’t an officially recognized neighborhood, but is generally known as one of the most popular areas in Portland. Only a short 15 minute bus ride from downtown Portland, the Hawthorne is a world away… “Undoubtedly, Hawthorne is one of the most unique, and most popular areas in Southeast Portland. The area is known for […]

The Bagdad Theater and Pub

The Bagdad Theater (micro-brew theater pub where you can watch a movie, eat a slice of pizza and drink a local beer) is located in the heart of the Hawthorne, about a five minute walk from the hostel. “Undoubtedly, Hawthorne is one of the most unique, and most popular areas in Southeast Portland. The area is known for its wonderful restored Old Portland homes, liberal residents, and fun and funky feel. The street is lined with unique restaurants and shops, and has a definite Portland-local flair.”