Saturday, January 20, 2018

Pan has left the neighborhood!

One last goat sauntered out through the chain-link gate, and Southeast Portland, that redeveloping slice of the city, closed a whimsical chapter. The Belmont Goats moved Sunday. The herd of 14 was cajoled and coaxed, pushed and pulled into leaving behind their wide, weedy lot for a new home six miles away in Lents Town […]

Peace One Day?

Yesterday was the International Day of Peace, and as posted earlier all of Hostelling International commemorated by hosting #SleepForPeace in an effort to raise awareness. Hawthorne Hostel was no different. In true Hawthorne style we put up the “the sheet of peace” the week leading up to the event, giving guests a chance to paint […]

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 […]

There’s a New Tour Co. in Town

Our hostel has been booked solid for months now. And we keep getting the same question: why is Portland so busy? Uh, because it’s summer in Portland. And you’re not the only one to discover how cool this city is. I don’t say the last part, but I want to because people don’t seem to […]

How to take public transportation from Portland to Timberline Lodge |

How to take public transportation from Portland to Timberline Lodge | By Sonia Buist/Special to The Oregonian Public transportation from Portland up to Timberline Lodge has long been a pipedream. Now it’s a reality. This opens up many possibilities for sightseeing, world-class hiking, exploring and skiing on Mount Hood for those who prefer to let […]

Local Discounts

Here at the Hawthorne Hostel we are happy to share with you some local discounts! RESTAURANTS/PUBS Bazi Bierbrasserie 1522 SE 32nd Ave (503) 234-8888 Buy one entree, get one 50% off, mention the hostel If Monks lived in Portland, this would be their watering hole. Bazi Bierbrasserie brings centuries of domestic and imported Belgian inspired […]

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 […]

Hostel Makeover!

2014 has been a busy year at the hostel. We’ve been getting a makeover! Everything from new lighting to new carpets, we’re renovating to make sure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. Here’s a list of what we’ve done recently: Electrical work on the top and ground floor =outlets everywhere, including by beds self-timed lights […]

What are you doing New Year’s…New Year’s Eve?

So normally, I do a lot of researching to bring you a pretty comprehensive list of happenings in the city, but I stumbled on this list that is pretty legit. Most of it included what I would want to do when the ball drops, so I’m just going to re-post it here from the blog […]

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