The voice of the host

Inviting and Welcoming - July's letter from Host2Host President, Alan Colley

Until a few days ago I had not considered the difference between these two ideas. I figured if I invited you, of course I would welcome you, right? But now I’m realizing that welcoming might demand something the letter.


Education. Advocacy. Community.

These key areas form the foundation

of our organization. Host2Host is founded on the belief that together, we are stronger. 

Through education, we learn from each other and improve our professional hospitality practices.

Through advocacy, we protect

and advance our common interests.

And through community, we strengthen our relationships not only with each other but also with the people and businesses in our own host neighborhoods.

Host2Host is an independent 501(c)6 nonprofit trade association created

by hosts, for hosts. 

We invite you to add your voice.  Join us.

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Frances Meyers

SW Portland Host

After a long career as a classroom teacher & tutor, I decided a few years ago that I was ready to do something totally different, and opened our spacious & cheerful studio over our garage as an Airbnb in May of 2018.  The timing was perfect since our daughter graduated from college that summer & shortly thereafter moved to Washington DC to work in journalism.  As an empty nester, I was definitely needing something fun to keep me busy with our daughter so far away & while my husband continued to work.  Bringing in some extra revenue was a welcome perk.  We love being Airbnb hosts & will be so glad when we can open our studio again to guests from all over the world. 

"The Host2Host Conference was one of the most well thought-out, well-organized eventsI have ever been to. Can’t wait for the next one!"

Emily, West Side Host

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"As a Portland host, it means the world to me to bring our voice to those in government. Host2Host

is the vehicle that will drive that passion to our cities and advocate for PNW hosts."​

Pamela, North Portland Host

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"We get clear advice from a community of people learning from each other.  We are more successful and it’s fun to be

part of this active host community. 

It was extremely helpful as we began hosting."

Greg & Beth, SE Portland Hosts 

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