Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by
"The northern coast of Oregon stretches from the mouth of
the historic Columbia River south to fog-shrouded Cascade Head, an
area of broad tidal estuaries and rugged headlands that flank
stretches of sandy beaches." This from the
Coast map of the Oregon
Coast Birding Trail From Astoria,
to Seaside, the town of Tillamook, to Lincoln City.
Close to 375 species of birds have been recorded on the Northern
Oregon Coast and quite a few Oregon Bed and
Breakfasts are awaiting your arrival.
Monday, May 28, 2012 by
It's that time of year again. Time to start
planning that Oregon Road Trip. Oregon has more designated
scenic byways and tour routes than any other state. The
Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is the only State B&B
Association and a welcoming inn awaits you as you travel the
backroads. I am presenting a series of
blogs to assist you in creating create amazing getaways
and tours in Oregon. Thanks Travel Oregon for sharing this
'Wind, Waves and a Long, Winding Road. Yes, it's
Saturday, April 28, 2012 by
Hey sports fans--do you like an Oregon bed and breakfast of the
traditional type with doilies on the nightstands?
Or are you the type of traveler to prefer your bed and
breakfast lodging be doily-free? Well,
here's your chance to let us Oregon innkeepers know.
The Professional Association of Innkeepers International
(affectionately known as PAII and pronounce as "pie") is holding a
vote: DOILY DECISION 2012. We need to
hear from you, the guests who stay in our Oregon bed...
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 by
steps of the 10th Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast you can enjoy
Seaside's famous Promenade for an early morning walk or a
breathtaking sunset. A short walk to shopping and
restaurants. Fill your day with short trips to view the mighty
Columbia River from the Astoria Column, visit history at Lewis and
Clark's Fort Clatsop, historic Fort Stevens and the shipwreck of
the Peter Iredale. Picnic and feed the seagulls while viewing
Haystack Rock at Ecola State Park, or go for 18 holes at one of...Read More
Friday, December 10, 2010 by
winter gray whales cruise along the Oregon coast en route from
Alaska to Mexico, spouting geyser-like blasts of spray as they go.
Thanks to towering coastal bluffs and a string of beaches set aside
as state parks, Oregon offers visitors front-row seats for whale
watching. People come from all over the United States to
learn about the gray whales that migrate past our coast each year.
The Whale Watching
program places volunteers at great whale watching
sites during Watch Weeks...Read More
Friday, November 26, 2010 by
you are just passing through, planning to stay or just haven't made
up your mind yet, consider visiting one or more of Oregon's quaint
villages, small towns or even the big city! Boasting historical
districts consisting of vintage homes, downtown buildings and
from Jacksonville to Albany and from McMinnville to
Astoria, finding that perfect place to dine, explore and stay
This time of year is when you find native Oregonians holding on to
the edge...Read More
Thursday, August 5, 2010 by
Oregon Coast Lodging choose a member inn of the Oregon Bed
and Breakfast Guild.
Leave the stress behind and
plan a romantic weekend getaway while enjoying fine Oregon
Coast wines, the amazing Oregon Coast and Nehalem Bay
Winery's 15th Annual Bluegrass Festival 'n' BBQ.
Astoria bluegrass masters Brownsmead Flats will be headlining the
show. Seattle alt country rock outfit Western Star goes on
just before Brownsmead Flats, and Nehalem songstress the Denise
Drake Trio opens the show. The...Read More
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 by
Some of the nation’s most pristine scenery lies on
Oregon’s coast, which is also known as being perhaps the cleanest
beaches in the U.S. Take a breathtaking hike above giant cliffs of
basalt for breathtaking views, stroll along long
stretches of immaculate beaches. The Oregon Coast is
where bundles of beautiful hiking trails meander through tiny
mountain ranges, all along offering stunning views of the Pacific
If you really want to rough it there are numerous campgrounds -
both modern and...
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by
From nearly every viewpoint on the Oregon coast, colossal rocks
can be seen jutting out of the Pacific Ocean creating postcard
images. Read More
Each of these rocks is protected as part of Oregon
Islands National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge includes 1,853
small islands, rocks, and reefs plus two headlands, totaling 371
acres spanning 320 miles of Oregon's coastline from the
Oregon–California border to Tillamook Head.
This is a place where eight of America's
most beautiful wild and scenic rivers tumble...
Sunday, April 4, 2010 by
April 23-25, 2010Read More
Astoria-Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival
is one of
Oregon's most popular spring events. The festival focuses on the
bounty of the Pacific as well as on the
region's famous wines. Seafood lovers can savor shrimp, salmon,
oysters, halibut, and clam chowder. The Northwest's awesome
microbrews and and wines are also featured. In addition to the
freshest of seafood, you'll be able to enjoy live music and crafts
booths. The highlight of the three-day festival is...
Sunday, January 24, 2010 by
Sometimes I just can't help myself when I find something amusing on
the internet. Who doesn't like Tillamook cheese? It's
hard not to enjoy something so uniquely Oregon. You'll find
Tillamook cheese in use from our Astoria Oregon bed and breakfast
inns to the Bend Oregon bed and breakfast inns and even all the way
to the Prospect Historic Hotel (our Crater Lake lodging
So here's the new video from Tillamook Cheese as they take their
Loaf Love Tour
Sunday, November 22, 2009 by
I've nothing against bed and breakfasts for couples. Plenty
of couples come our way and thoroughly enjoy their bed &
breakfast stay. But how about a room for one? In these
days of hectic work schedules, traffic snarls, committment
overload--how about a little rest and relaxation for the
spouse/partner that needs a break?
Imagine a trip to a Seaside
Oregon bed and breakfast or maybe an Astoria
Oregon Bed and Breakfast just for yourself. No schedules
to keep. Breakfast when you want it....
Monday, October 19, 2009 by
Olsen, writing for The Daily Astorian on Oct 15, 2009, has got this
whole "what to do on the Oregon Coast" thing well in hand.
Check out his article,
"Enjoying the Coast from A to Z"
to find out all sorts of
things to see and do in Clatsop and Pacific Counties--the
northernmost coastal Oregon counties.
In his cruise through the alphabet, the letter "I" stands for
"Inns" and he means Oregon coast lodging in the form of a bed and
breakfast. "Bed & Breakfasts abound. Treat yourself
to a...Read More
Saturday, April 25, 2009 by
Now, here's a great excuse for an Oregon weekend getaway to
Astoria. Pacific Northwest BBQ Association's "Smokin'
on the Columbia
" is a state-wide chili cookoff and
barbecue with proceeds benefitting the United Way of Clatsop
County.But there's more!
Teams competing for top
prizes will walk away with $1,000 in prize money for the best chili
and barbecue. Food will be available to the public on
Saturday, May 2nd, from 11 am to 3 pm
, so plan
your lunchtime accordingly. The event takes place...Read More
Saturday, April 18, 2009 by
My husband and I get away about twice a
month. Our get aways "always" include an Oregon Bed and Breakfast
Inn. We have already planned our next trip if
you call jumping in your car and heading for the coast for a fun
road trip planning. I was all set in my mind to fly to San
Antonio, Texas for a few days of sun and board walking and shopping
and eating, etc. However, we love it here in Oregon
and have decided to stay local and see more of what we haven't seen
yet since we moved here a...Read More
Thursday, April 9, 2009 by
An Innkeeper Getaway
by Tana Phemester
Owner and Innkeeper
Nob Hill Riverview Bed and Breakfast
St. Helens, Oregon
"I'm here for our second night stay at the Benjamin Young Inn
Bed and Breakfast
in Astoria, Oregon, on the Oregon
Coast. Although it is early spring in Oregon, three of
her four rooms are full tonight with guests as far away as
England. After a wonderful afternoon in her Victorian
Parlor having tea and homemade cookies, I'm now sitting here
with Carolyn Hammer, our...
Saturday, March 28, 2009 by
Watching Spoken Here" sites
along the Oregon Coast, manned
by trained volunteers during the spring and winter migration.
The volunteers are on duty to answer your questions about the
migrating animals and assist in spotting. The
Whale Watching Center reports seeing good numbers of whales
traveling past the Oregon coast and keeps a running tab on the
People come from far and wide to learn about the whales that
migrate past the Oregon Coast each year. And the Oreg...
Sunday, March 1, 2009 by
Last week, we decided to take a quick
overnight trip to the Oregon Coast. We headed to Astoria and
checked out an Astoria Bed and Breakfast called Clementines
. After a beautiful and little
snowy drive and a yummy dinner at the Fort George
downtown, we headed up to the Astoria
My friend Patty said that if you ever go to
Astoria, you need to go to the column. So, see the column we
did. At night even. We were in awe of it. The
architecture, the height, the view, but mostly...Read More
Sunday, March 1, 2009 by
Here's a interesting website that shows you what locations were
used to shoot movies. According to the
Internet Movie Database
, there are 21 films since 1937 that
have been filmed on location in whole or in part in Astoria
Oregon. Some of the highlights:
- Free Willy and Free Willy 2 (1993 and 1995)
- Kindergarten Cop (1990)
- The Goonies (1985)
- Short Circuit (1986)
So how about a quick Oregon coast vacation to Astoria, stay at
Oregon Bed and Breakfast, and bring along...
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 by
off the winter doldrums and plan a weekend getaway to the Oregon
Coast--it's time for the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival!
Here's a chance to meet, greet and sample nearly 80 Oregon wineries
and taste excellent Oregon coast seafood all in one location!
Arts & craft vendors add to the local color.
A complete list of wineries, breweries and exhibitors is here
Some of the wineries include: Pheasant Valley Vineyard, Hip
Chicks Do Wine, Oak Knoll Winery, Hood River Vineyards,...Read More