A Mt. Hood Bed and Breakfast In The Winter!

Isn't this a gorgeous picture?  We took this on our way home from the Hood River Valley a few days ago.  What a treat for us to stay in a few Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild inns near Mt. Hood.

After a few days near Bend for snowmobiling and relaxing, we headed north toward Mt. Hood.  Reservations at a few inns in that region gave us the opportunity to continue relaxing and get a bit spoiled.  Mary at The Old Parkdale Inn in Parkdale, Oregon as always, made us feel welcome, warm and relaxed....Read More
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I Resolve To Learn More About Oregon Brewed Beer!

Hops grown in the Willamette ValleyDon't you just love this time of year?  An end of another year and the beginning of "new" beginnings, resolutions and promises we make to ourselves and others.  Well...in 2010 I resolve to learn more about where I live.  I resolve to learn more about Oregon, to learn more about why people flock here for the food and drink but most of all, I resolve to taste and learn all that I can about the beer brewed here in Oregon and why it is famous all over the world!  I think this is a resolution I...Read More
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Riffs on an Oatmeal Cookie (with a nod to Quaker Oats)

Oatmeal Cookies at the Bronze Antler Bed & BreakfastEvery now and then a bed and breakfast guest is amazed at something we innkeepers take for granted, like fresh oatmeal cookies.  If you check into a Bend Oregon Bed and Breakfast, or a Portland Oregon Bed and Breakast, or just about any Bed and Breakfast in Oregon, you're likely to find some version of a bottomless cookie jar. 

Here's a riff on an oatmeal cookie, starting with the classic "Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies" recipe found on most every container of Quaker Oats.

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Barrel Aged Brew Festival near a Bend Oregon Bed and Breakfast

All of Central Oregon's microbreweries are participating in this years festival "The Little Woody".  Deschutes Brewing, Bend Brewing, Cascade Lakes Brewing, Silver Moon Brewing, McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 10 Barrel Brewing, and Three Creeks Brewing.

The Little Woody Brew Festival in Bend Oregon


The festival will feature hand crafted, wood aged beer as well as one specialty brew from each brewery.  The Little Woody is being held on the lawn of the Deschutes Historical Museum in downtown Bend, Saturday, September 12th from 12pm - 10pm....Read More
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Annual Historic Tour of Homes and Gardens...It's All Happening In Albany, Oregon

Victorian Style, Queen Anne. The Train House Inn, Albany, OregonJuly 25th, 2009, Albany, Oregon highlights their valley treasures by opening doors and garden gates to let you into some of the most gorgeous historic homes and gardens in the entire state of Oregon. 

Boasting the most varied collection of historic home styles in the state and the most in number as well, come tour the four Nationally Registered Historic Districts that drawBungalow in downtown Albany, Oregon. The Pfeiffer Cottage Inn. photographers, travel writers, history buffs and anyone interested in the vintage bliss these homes exude. 

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Oregon Covered Bridges...the romance, the history and the ride!

Oregon Covered BridgeOregon has the most covered bridges in the west and one of the largest collections in the country.  Around 1850, the pioneers began building bridges out of the plentiful Douglas fir.  They then built houses on them to protect them from the Oregon dampness.  There was once hundreds of these covered bridges and now only 51 exist in several counties in Oregon. 

From Portland, the Willamette Valley, central and southern Oregon as well as the Coast, covered bridge history is alive and well due to the...Read More
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Think you have what it takes to be an Innkeeper? This course is for you!

Want to open a Bend Oregon Bed and Breakfast?  Thinking about Crater Lake lodging?  Ashland Oregon lodging?  If you're serious, then an in-depth bed and breakfast training program might be just what you need.  And there's one coming up in the Pacific Northwest very soon.  Bed and Breakfast Seminars is a new venture of two Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild innkeepers and endorsed by the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild.
 

Guest blogger Diane Emineth tells the story:

Oregon Coast lodging owner Diane EminethTwo Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild...
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3rd Annual Spring Strings in the Wallowas--A Chamber Musician's Retreat--April 24-27, 2009

Forget the Oregon Coast!  Forget Crater Lake!  Forget Bend!  Forget even Portland! . . .

Chamber Music Retreat in Wallowa County
It's time again for recreational chamber musicians to plan their early spring Eastern Oregon vacation and gather in Wallowa County Oregon bed & breakfast inns.  The 3rd Annual Spring Strings in the Wallowas is 3-day/3-night workshop held in Wallowa County.  The workshop celebrates the music of the string quartet (violin, viola & cello).

As a board member of the Wallowa Valley Music Alliance, I'm pretty...
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A Portland, Oregon Bed and Breakfast, Quilts, Elephants and Beer!

Downtown Portland, December 2008Only one year ago, my husband and I took the train from Albany, Oregon and spent a lovely couple of days in Portland, Oregon.  We had only driven through the area and never stopped to see or enjoy the city.  Well, now Portland has become one of our most favorite destinations.  I still am in awe of my husband when I follow him like a puppy dog as we get on the MAX, get off the MAX, get on a street car, well you know where this is going.  I really don't but I am always game for a ride and we...Read More
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Buy Your Tickets and Make Your B&B Reservations Now for the 40th Annual Oregon Bach Festival, June 23 to July 12, 2009

The Swedish composer Sven-David Sandström will be in residence for the world premiere of his new Messiah July 9, 2009Classical music afficionados will want to mark their calendars now for the 40th Annual Oregon Bach Festival.  The festival takes place June 23 to July 12, 2009.  Most performances and workshops will take place in Eugene, Oregon.  You'll find more information and ticket purchase options at the Oregon Bach Festival website.

In addition to Eugene, the festival will include performances in Portland (June 27 and June 29) and in Bend (June 23).

The Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild has member bed and...Read More
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Romantic Getaways for Valentine's Day and Beyond at Oregon's Bed and Breakfasts

Valentine's Day is February 14, this year part of a three day weekend made possible by Presidents Day on February 16th.

Many of the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild offer Romance packages , some to be celebrated any time and some with an emphasis on Valentine's Day.

From the Oregon Coast to Eastern Oregon.  From Ashland to Portland.  The Willamette Valley to the Hood River Valley.

A special experience awaits you at a member inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  Visit the Specials... Read More
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