Saturday, January 20, 2018

Ugly Sweaters, Cocktails and a Gingerbread City

I never understood why rich people would go out to eat at hotels. It just seemed weird. Isn’t the hotel for guests who are currently staying there? Is the food that good? But I guess hotels actually like when non-guests come and bring their patronage, so they market to the city they are in with […]

Annual Thanksgiving Potluck November 27, 2014

Our dinner is open to hostel guests and friends of the hostel. A traditional feast will be served along with Portland additions like Tofurkey and other veggie/vegan friendly options.   We ask NOTHING of you, but you are welcome to bring a dish of your own, help in the kitchen or with set-up/clean-up. 2-5pm  

Our new bike station is complete

Now bicycle travelers and the local community have the tools on hand to work on their bikes.

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.

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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Bicycling to the Columbia Gorge and eastern destinations

If you’re heading to or from the east on bicycle, you’re in for a treat! The Columbia River Gorge offers excellent riding and unparalleled scenery.

Mt Hood boasts almost six ski resorts!

Mt Hood is Oregon’s number #1 winter destination with 3 major and 3 smaller ski areas to chose from. 1-SkiBowl (www.skibowl) is America’s largest night skiing area and is also the best bargain that is the closest to Portland.  SkiBowl turns into an adventure park in the summer with an alpine slide, bungy jumping, go […]

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 […]

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