Love Food - Hate Waste

A blog written a couple years back,  StillTasty: Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide, is still relevant today and full of information about food safety.  And with the leftovers associated with the holiday meals following these tips is so very important.

This website, LoveFoodHateWaste.com, is full of great ideas for storing food and cutting down on your waste.  Meal and portion planning, food storage, and using up those leftovers will not only save you dollars on your weekly shopping bill it is also...

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Best Western Rama Inn in Enterprise Oregon is closed

Logos of the Best WesternComing to Enterprise or Joseph Oregon and looking to stay at the Best Western Rama Inn in Enterprise? Well, that lodging is closed, but don't despair!  There are a couple of wonderful places to stay nearby!

 

Imnaha Room at the 1910 Historic Enterprise House is an alternative to the Best Western Rama Inn Enterprise OregonThe 1910 Historic Enterprise House Bed and Breakfast, also called the "Enterprise House," is very close to downtown Enterprise and offers 5 well-appointed guestrooms, each with its own private attached bath.

The Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast is located only 10 minutes away in nearby Joseph,...

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Let Oregonian writer Gerry Frank tell you where to stay in Eugene Oregon

Breakfast at the Oval Door Inn in Eugene Oregon can also be vegan, gluten free, vegetarian, or whatever your special needs might beWe always like it when venerable travel writer Gerry Frank picks an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member to include in his articles.  On November 18, 2012, Gerry picked the Oval Door Bed & Breakfast in Eugene as one of his favorites.  You can read the full article from the Oregonian here.

"Mornings start out right with locally roasted coffee delivered to the guest rooms. Follow the aroma of just-out-of-the-oven baked goods to the dining room for a full gourmet breakfast. Main dishes feature...

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More than Oregon Coast Hotels in Newport Oregon

There's more to Oregon Coast lodging than Oregon coast hotels and the folks that run the Oregon bed and breakfasts there are creative in what they do.  tInnkeepers are known for doing more than just running a bed and breakfast.  Eileen Obteshka, innkeeper of the Grand Victorian B&B and Vintage Cottage Rental supplied this photo from a High Tea event she recently catered for a ladies church group.

High Tea for a local church group prepared by Eileen at Grand Victoria Bed and Breakfast in Newport Oregon

Don't they look precious in their hats?

High Tea is available 7 days per week by arrangement at the Gra...

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Journey Through Time Scenic Byway - An Oregon Scenic Byway

I just spent two days in Central Oregon on an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Lady Innkeepers Getaway.  Yes, we were able to escape our everyday innkeeping duties and relax with like minded gals of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  This year we journeyed to Wilson Ranches Retreat in Fossil, Oregon, a member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  Perfect accommodations when traveling the Journey Through Time Scenic Byway, the Ranch offers up true Oregon hospitality and an Old West...

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Old Parkdale Inn B&B's Plum Upside Down Buttermilk Cake

Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast Plum Upside Down Buttermilk CakeWe have three plum trees in the gardens of the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, an alternative to a Hood River Oregon hotel.  The harvest has been Oregon Bounty style and the trees are loaded with fruit.  We've been making cakes and pastries as they come off the tree for the couple of weeks.  This Upside Down Cake has been well received by our guests at the breakfast table of the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, a member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.

Old Parkdale Inn Plum Upside...

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See How Easily You Can Do Jacksonville Oregon

Ah, the fall in Southern Oregon!  Vikki, innkeeper at Bybee's Historic Inn, a romantic bed and breakfast in Jacksonville, has a few tips about things to see and do in Jacksonville.  

Vikki at the romantic bed and breakfast Bybees Historic Inn would love to see you!What better way to enjoy autumn than visiting Historic Jacksonville? The town gardens are still brimming with flowers while the cool nights begin to tint the trees with color. The trolley is still touring about and our quaint streets beckon you to wander through town admiring our historic buildings. The Woodlands...

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A Day in the Saddle at Working Cattle Ranch with the comforts of a Comfy Central Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Pioneer hospitality and an Oregon horse ranch vacation near John Day, Oregon, await you at Wilson Ranches Retreat Bed and Breakfast.  Immerse yourself in a peaceful ranch environment rich in history and love on a 9,000 acre working cattle and hay ranch in the beautiful Butte Creek Valley, three miles west of the small town of Fossil, Oregon.

Relax and rejuvenate in the pristine ranch style guest rooms.  Stunning sunsets, brilliant star-studded nights and the diverse flora and fauna of Central...

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Nez Perce Art in the Wallowa

The 16th Annual Nez Perce Art in the Wallowa is coming up very quickly--Saturday of the first weekend in October 2012 to be exact.  If you like contemporary Native American art then you don't want to miss this opportunity.  Nez Perce Indian and nearly Columbia River Tribal Plateau artists will once again display and offer their work for sale at the historic Wallowa Lake Lodge in Northeastern Oregon.

Live and silent auctions take place in the afternoon of Saturday, October 4, 2012, from noon to 4...

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The Pacific Coast Scenic Byway ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

Tidepools of the Oregon Coast - Photo from TravelOregon.comIt'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 information

'Wind, Waves and a Long, Winding Road. Yes, it's possible...

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McKenzie Pass- Santiam Pass Scenic Byway ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

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 of B&Bs 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 information.
 

McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway photo thx to TravelOregon'A Journey Through the Passes. Look both...

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The West Cascades Scenic Byway ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

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 of B&Bs 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 information.

Sahalie Falls, where the McKenzie River plunges 100 feet over the baslt cliff. TravelOregon'A Scenic Alternative to the Freeway. Contrary...

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The Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

Crater Lake Oregon - Photo from TravelOregon.comIt'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 information


A National Park, a National Symbol, a Natural Treasure....

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The Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

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 information

A North Umpqua River Bridge - Thanks Travel Oregon
'Two Raging Rivers Run Through It
More commonly know as...

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A Northwest Culinary Delight ~ Strawberry-Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Strawberry-Rhubarb Coffee CakeIt is spring in the Pacific Northwest.  The rhubarb in the gardens of our inn, the Old Parkdale Inn, is just about ready to harvest and the Oregon strawberries should begin to come on soon.  Put the two together and we get a favorite of our guests, Strawberry-Rhubarb Coffee Cake.

3 c fresh rhubarb, cut in 1-inch pieces
2 c fresh strawberries
sweeten with agave nectar (or one c sugar)
1/3 c cornstarch

Cook the strawberries and rhubarb for about 5 minutes.  Combine the sweetener of your choice with...

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Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

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 information
 

Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway Map

Photo by David Frates from the Travel Oregon Website'Construction of the Historic Columbia River Highway...

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This Masculine Wildlife Quilt Could Be Yours!

2012 raffle quilt from the Wallowa Mountain Quilters Guild is a Montana log cabin style quilt with silhouettes of wildlife. Raffle tickets can be purchased by mail and the drawing will be held on June 9, 2012. Winner need not be present to win. Quilt will be shipped free of charge.Here's a little note from the innkeepers of the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast in Joseph, Oregon (almost into Idaho it's so far east & north in Oregon):

If you're a guy and into wildlife, you might just want the 2012 Wallowa Mountain Quilters Guild raffle quilt for your bed or as a blanket on the leather couch in your den.  And the raffle's still on until June 9, 2012, so buy your tickets now!  $1 per ticket or 6 for $5--and you can order them through the mail too.  This year's quilt is a Montana...

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Cascade Lakes ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

Thanks to Travel Oregon for this shot of South Sister and a beautiful Cascade Alpine LakeIt'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 information

'Oregon's Highway in the Sky. When you venture out on...

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Four Reasons to Visit Newport Oregon Now

Ocean House Bed and Breakfast in Newport Oregon has a terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean.Who knows better than someone who lives in Newport Oregon?  The innkeepers of the Ocean House Bed and Breakfast  share this upcoming news for May & June 2012.  This Oregon Coast lodging is a great place to stay when exploring the central Oregon Coast.

As you may have noticed, I am not much of a blogger. But there is news to tell and here it is: The Tall Ships are coming to Newport. The Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, both tall ships will be in Yaquina Bay May 15 – May 27 for tours and...

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Why Business Travelers Should Choose a Bed and Breakfast Over a Hotel

Want to know why business travelers should choose an Oregon bed and breakfast over a hotel?  Lots of reasons!  Of course, every bed & breakfast is different and that's the beauty of staying at a B&B. Some are more accustomed to business travel, but all are gracious and accommodating.  Here are just a few reasons to consider:

  1. Comfortable bed (and great pillows)
  2. Home atmosphere (yes it's fine to take off your shoes & stretch out)
  3. A place to spread out your work if you need to (dining room table in...
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