Hawthorne Youth Hostel
Location: 3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Type of facility: Rain water cistern, ecoroof, green wall, and swale
Date of installation: August 2002
Impervious area managed: 650 ft2
Size of facility: 650 ft2
Cost: $5,000 (not including volunteer labor)
The Hawthorne Hostel Ecoroof is one of the most visible ecoroofs in the Portland area. Educational signage along the sidewalk provides a strong connection between the pedestrian environment and the roof, and makes this site ideal for outreach and education regarding combined sewer overflows (CSOs), stormwater, and green building. A group of community members undertook the challenges of retrofitting the porch roof of an early 20th century Victorian house to install an ecoroof. The ecoroof helps cool the hostel in the summer and provides food and nesting
materials for birds, bees and other pollinators.
Design Build: Greg Haines, Ecoroofs Everywhere
Technical Assistance: Pat Lando, Lando and Associates Landscape Architecture
Funding and Support:
- $5,000 Environmental Services Community Watershed Stewardship Grant
- 3-story house
- Constructed in the early 20th century.
Other Green Features:
- Downspouts from the rest of the building are disconnected in to the yard.