Visiting Portland is a responsible journey in itself, as you will be hard-pressed to find a place that’s not hyper-local, ethical, and impact-driven. Our local team shares their personal favorites to help you navigate this quirky, green paradise.
HI Portland Hawthorne: Eco-Friendly Home Away from Home
Looking to go green the next time you travel? Look no further than HI Portland Hawthorne for your eco-friendly travel needs. This hostel is leading the way in sustainability and green initiatives. From rainwater harvesting systems to partnerships with Sustainable Travel International, HI Portland Hawthorne hostel continues to find new innovative ways to help preserve our natural surroundings. Hawthorne has many features that help it land as a stop on the City of Portland’s Eco Tour.
Saying that Portland is a bike-friendly town is about as obvious as saying that hostellers like free food. Accordingly, the city has more bicycle shops than you can shake a handlebar at where the droves of two-wheeled commuters get their fixies fixed and their tires trued. And what do Portlanders do when they’re not pedaling up and down the streets? To throw out another cliché, they’re probably drinking Portland’s unofficial official drink, craft beer. So when you come visit the city they call “Beervana,” expect the folks at HI Portland Northwest and the HI Portland Hawthorne hostel to help you get stuck right into the local bikes n’ beer culture.
If you’re looking for a destination with plenty to do and see no matter how much money you’re working with, we’ve got just the place for you: Portland, Oregon. The quirkiest city in the America’s gorgeous Pacific Northwest region, Portland is a city teeming with lush nature, inventive food, and friendly locals. And while there are plenty of ways to spend big in Portland, we’re here to tell you: you don’t have to.
Put your flannel on: you’re in Portland. Home to beer, bikes, natural beauty and more beer, this city is perfect for foodies, active travelers, and those who embrace all things weird. And, there are tons of ways to experience this city for free! Welcome to the heart of Portland, or, as locals describe it, Portland’s Living Room. This town square was built in 1984, and is regarded as one of the top 4 public squares in the world. Inside the square you’ll find the city’s visitors’ center.