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Age: 55-65

Member since February 2016

Amy and Hawthorne

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I'm a Unitarian Universalist minister. Hawthorne is a rental manager. Our son (and family) live with us in Portland.
Hosts, we would be particularly grateful for wifi. (Our Sprint connectivity doesn't always work.)
We live overseas most of the year and like to travel when we are in states.
SO grateful that we have the opportunity to see the country and experience different communities in our sweet little portable home.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Thorne is an amazing researcher - can figure anything out. I offer spiritual accompaniment (see

Abeltaine's Pets

Our son's family has a little mutt.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We travel where my preaching schedule takes us. Usually to warm places in winter and green places in spring-summer-fall, throughout the West... And we are imagining a trip East at some point. We are particularly grateful for space in LA which is near Thorne's godmother.

Abeltaine's Hometown

Portland Oregon.

Abeltaine's Guest Details

Abeltaine's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

19 feet long

19' escape (Fiberglas) travel trailer. Pull it with a Honda Pilot. No slides. No decorations. People who see it say "Niiice trailer" :)

Abeltaine's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

Abeltaine Has 1 Host Location

Beltaine Pad

Portland, OR, US
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Abeltaine's References (18)

References from Hosts (1)


April 2018

Love this type of guest.

Nice couple. Perfect job parking their trailer in my narrow driveway. So quiet I didn't even knew they were here and didn't hear a thing when they left.. I'm sure my neighbors were thankful too.

References from Guests (17)


November 2019

Easygoing host !

Host very communicative and flexible when we requested to stay longer at this spot. She kindly provided an electric hookup for us as well! Easy to get to the city with a car from this location.


May 2019

Worked well

The host was very pleasant. Accommodated me with shady, quiet on-street parking as the driveway was busy with family visitors. Worked out well. Thank you!


April 2019

Quiet night, perfect location!

We had a great little just-passing-through stay with Abeltaine (don’t you hate calling people by their HANDLE!). So very kind, and accommodating! Thanks so much. Highly recommend!


March 2019

Sooooo nice & welcoming

Amy and her son Corry were taking so much care of us-it was incredible!
Even though Amy was not inland Corry took over the organization and did it with so much care. He offered us a lot of help and even picked us up from Portland when we were underestimating the public transportation to return home. Also we forgot our hats in his car and angel Corry just brought it to us to Portland. We had very nice conversations. The neighborhood was very quiet and so the whole Boondocking experience was just Great! Thank you so much for everything and please contact us when you come visit Montréal:) Take care, Patrycja & Patrick and daughters Sophia and Camille


March 2019

They made my first BW experience exceptional!

Amy & Thorne were incredibly nice and fun people! I had a wonderful visit in my little trailer while my tow unit was being serviced, and I will not forget their hospitality. Just a great first experience with Boondockers Welcome! Thanks, you two!


November 2018

Very nice stay here

We had a quiet comfortable stay here, and a delightful hour chatting next morning.
Hope to see you up in BC.

A former member

August 2018

Quiet and safe night :-)

We spent one night at their boondocking spot just outside downtown Portland. Everything was fine, thanks again for letting us stay :-)


July 2018

A great first stay.

Very nice people when we did talk.
Mostly though, they just gave me my space which is what I needed.
This is a great spot, not far from downtown.
And even though it's in the heart of the city, it's very quiet and peaceful.


March 2018

Very helpful stay and quiet sleep

This was my first stay and I am thankful for the host's generosity in being a Portland boondocker! We coordinated via text, which worked well for me. Abeltaine recommended a good spot to eat nearby as well. I rolled into the driveway around 9:30 and set up for sleeping and texted that I had arrived. In the morning I woke before the host and did a little yoga inside their back fenced area (which they had offered as space I could use if needed), and then I hit the road. Thank you Abeltaine for your generosity.


December 2017

Thank you!

Easy to find and they provided access to power and internet, which was much appreciated! Location close enough to downtown that it was a cheap Lyft to take to get to the action but far enough away that it was a nice quiet neighbourhood.

Cath and Frank

November 2017

Great host, great location!

Abeltaine was a great host for us. They had good recommandation for spot to visit in Portland. There location is great, in a quiet neighbourhood. They also provided electricity and water.
We would visit them again anytime!!

The Galavan

July 2017

Great Hosts!

Very responsive, accommodating, and very easy to work with. Provided clear instructions.

The driveway is very level with a (rather bright) streetlight at the end. It was a hot Saturday night and the neighborhood quieted down after midnight and was so quiet into the morning that I overslept!


July 2017

Great Portland Hosts

Abeltaine were terrific hosts. They were very responsive and accommodating and had a great location that allowed us to bike and walk and have a wonderful experience of Portland. If you're going to Portland, be sure to bring your bikes! Thanks for hosting us Abeltaine.


December 2016

Great Hosts

Abeltaine was a great host for us on a (not so) recent trip to Portland. Our respective schedules were kind of all over the place, but they were more than willing to be flexible with the days we needed.

A bit of a delayed recommendation on our part, but in no way reflective of Abeltaine's hospitality. We would recommend, and stay again.


October 2016

very welcoming and friendly

Abeltaine was very friendly and incredibly welcoming, and not only allowed us to park in her driveway, but also very generously allowed us use of her power and water during our stay. Her spot was big enough for our rig (23 feet with slide).
Access to her drive was very easy.

Great location, convenient to downtown.

We were very pleased to be able to stay with Abeltaine during our time in the area and would not hesitate to stay there again in the future if the space is available!


September 2016


Amy and Thorne were great hosts. They were busy doing some home repairs so we didn't catch up at length but nevertheness they helped us feel at home and provided guidance for using the buses into Portland (very simple one hour journey). Thanks so much for giving us the chance to explore your wonderful city!


June 2016

Thanks for a Great Spot!

We stayed with abeltaine for one evening as we traveled through from Seattle. We appreciated their spot, and their accommodation as we ended up being about 2 hours later than we originally thought. We were able to get some much needed rest and to catch up on work before heading back on the road. Thanks again!