Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by
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 amazing getaways and
tours in Oregon. Thanks Travel Oregon and
the Oregon Department of Transportation for sharing this
CNN Travel released...
Sunday, March 9, 2014 by
Kristin Fintel, Innkeeper
Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast
the first Friday of each month, the shops, wine tasting rooms and
other local businesses in downtown Newberg, Oregon stay open late,
welcoming locals and visitors alike for the First Friday ARTwalk.
Strolling around the downtown area you will find a wide array of
cultural choices. At least five of the downtown wine tasting
rooms stay open late for First Friday, and if you need more
variety, most of the...
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by
Debbie Dersham ~ Owner and Innkeeper
will be Eagle
Rocks Lodge's 9th year of hosting the McKenzie River Wooden
Boat Festival. This has been a labor of love for Debbie and Randy.
The McKenzie River Drift boat was created for the McKenzie River
and we have dedicated each April to honoring the builders and
craftsman that have made this boat what it is today.
This year's festival will be held Saturday, April
26th, from 9:00 to
5:00 on the beautiful...
Sunday, March 2, 2014 by
Oregon with the ponderosa pine forests of the Metolius River Basin
and Douglas fir forests just west of Santiam Pass, is home to 11
species of nesting woodpeckers. The
Three Sisters Loop of the Oregon Cascade Birding
Trails traces portions of some of Oregon’s most
Byways, offering stunning scenery and incredible diverse
habitats at nearly 50 prime birding sites.
Hale Woodpecker Festival is scheduled for mid-June. The event
is loaded with half and full day fields trips,...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by
St. Patrick's day is just around the corner but
Green is here year-round in Oregon. Many Oregon Bed and
Breakfast Guild members provide Certified
Green Lodging. And at Hopworks
Urban Brewery in southeast Portland, the brewpub calls
itself an "eco brewpub."Read More
Many celebrate St.
Patrick's Day with green beer, but in Portland, we're not talking
the food colored or dyed kind. We’re talking about the organic
Green is no doubt the theme at Hopworks Urban Brewery in southeast
Portland. Not only...
Monday, February 10, 2014 by
Oregon offers unparalleled opportunities for
outdoor winter recreation. Whether you are a skier,
snowboarder, or looking for back-country trails for snowshoeing,
cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, Oregon has it all. And after
your day's adventure, get pampered at a member inn of the Oregon
Bed and Breakfast Guild.Read More
Central and Eastern Oregon Bed and
Mt. Bachelor, one of the Pacific Northwest’s
largest ski areas. Only 20 minutes form Bend, Mt. Bachelor offers
world class skiing and...
Saturday, February 8, 2014 by
Did you watch the Opening Ceremony last night for the Olympics?
Did you see the sweaters being worn by Team USA!!
American made from start to finish but I will focus on where
it all started.
Imperial Stock Ranch in Central Oregon is a family owned and
operated ranch located on more than 30,000 acres of Oregon’s
beautiful high desert. The only privately held ranch in
Oregon recognized as a National Historic District, the Hinton/Ward
family has been working the ranch since 1871.
Monday, January 20, 2014 by
No other experience brings you that elusive thing we
call home as quickly as waking up to the warm and comforting aromas
of breakfast. Imagine these drifting up the stairwells and down the
halls. Coffee being freshly brewed and sweet and savory
delights hot out of the oven. You know
that something wonderful awaits your arrival at the breakfast
table. Any possibility might exist. You may be surprised with
fresh scones with homemade jams, gnocchi with fresh herbs, a 3”
high savory custard, or...Read More
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 by
thrilled we were here at the Oregon
Bed and Breakfast Guild to see this nice write up on
House Bed and Breakfast, a unique inn for Oregon Wine Country
Lodging. An inspected and approved member of The Guild,
Feller House is located in Oregon’s French Prairie, a section of
the Willamette Valley where Oregon’s first settlers found rich and
fertile soil, something the native Kalapuya people already
Jennifer Morgenthaler, author of Spoon with Me was a guest at the
Feller House last...
Friday, January 11, 2013 by
for a little culinary tourism combined with an Oregon geotourism
event? Check out the information provided by Vikki and Tina
at Bybee's Historic Inn
near Jacksonville, Oregon.
Register your own parade entry, or plan to participate in the
"Snake-A-Leg" 5K fun run (ever seen a group of folks do a 5K in a
Festival. The main events are held in
Jacksonville, Oregon, in partnership...
Monday, August 20, 2012 by
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...
Thursday, April 19, 2012 by
Oregon Slow Food enthusiasts pay attention! The innkeepers at
Bybee's Historic Inn
near Jacksonville, Oregon
are always coming up with little tidbits. Today it's an
upcoming culinary tourism adventure in Southern Oregon. Vikki Marie
The Ashland Gallery Association
presents A Taste of Ashland. For over 20 years A Taste of Ashland
has offered a weekend of pairing excellent local
restaurants and great
Saturday, June 25, 2011 by
never seems to end that Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild members keep
winning awards. This time it's the 2011 Guests'
competition hosted by
Pamela Lanier's Bed & Breakfast Inns
. And the winner
in the category "Best for Nearby Museums
" is (drum
roll please). . .Oregon's own
A Painted Lady Inn
located in Portland!
(Not a small feat, mind you, considering that this is a national
Innkeeper Jody Runge offers the following about her Portland Oregon
Saturday, June 25, 2011 by
Thinking about mixing a little culinary tourism with your summer
concert schedule? A stay at
Bybee's Historic Inn
in Jacksonville Oregon could be your cup
of tea (or scone for that matter). Top it off with
transportation to Jacksonville's Britt Festival
and your weekend
entertainment is well taken care of.
Innkeepers Vikki and Tina write: Summer has officially
arrived at Bybee’s Historic Inn. There is not a cloud in the
sky and a sweet breeze is teasing all the flowers, the trees and
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 by
town Oregon, tons of delicious restaurants, chef's making their
"own" creations, using all local ingredients of course! So,
what does one do with resources like that? Well, we create a
food tour of course! Tastes, sips, bites...a nosh
The Albany Nosh Tours
began this past June and they were a
hit from the get go! I think we had them at that
Traegered prime rib or maybe it was that homemade pasta that Ruby
just prepared and filled with buttered butternut squash or maybe it
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 by
is my kitchen!
I am an innkeeper!
I want a new kitchen!
However, I know that patience is a virtue and I am waiting
patiently for winter so I can get my new kitchen!
Our inn will be hibernating for a month or so this winter so
we can begin renovating this 1970's, plywood cabineted (is this
even a word?), floor tile on the counter mess of a kitchen.
Yeah...the picture isn't too shabby but believe me when I tell you
that it really needs a makeover! Do you hear that "This Old
House" people?...Read More
Tuesday, September 7, 2010 by
a taste of a small town in Oregon this weekend? Come join us
in Albany as we celebrate "ANTIQUES IN THE
Albany is known for many spectacular things but this event for sure
stands out among those of us that LOVE vintage finds, a sweet
downtown and very yummy tastes of locally grown and prepared
On Saturday, our annual event, "Antiques In The Streets" will begin
at 8am! Our Albany Farmer's Market
at 9am and is just around the corner from all the
festivities! Our...Read More
Friday, August 20, 2010 by
weekend is the award winning Wah Chang NW Art
& Air Festival
! The party begins Friday, August
27th and continues through Sunday, August 29th at the Linn County
Fairgrounds in Albany, Oregon!
Our balloonist begin floating in to town late next week to prepare
for their hot air festivities! Join us as we celebrate the
stunning "Balloon Night Glow" while enjoying Curtis Salgado.
"America" will be our entertainment on the MAIN STAGE Saturday
evening! Celebrating their 40th anniversary tour,...Read More
Thursday, August 12, 2010 by
the word, "strata," I found that it can mean many things. A
geological formation, the former name of a rock band, it's a recipe
and a name of a company! I'm not sure why this recipe is
named "Strata" except that in this photograph, you can kind of see
why perhaps because of the way it rises as it's squeezed out of
it's perfect boundaries while baking.
This is a very easy recipe and again one of those we have twisted
around, added to and played with till we got it right.
Sunday, June 27, 2010 by
my, where do I begin?
I was born in SoCal on a warm dry day in 1961. Ok...skipping ahead
a few years.... I watched as my grandmother pounded the heck out of
a steak. She was a tiny thing but man could she pound the heck out
of that beef. And, she was one of those kinds of women that could
pull a few items out of her pantry and prepare a feast. Now my
Jewish grandmother on my mom's side, another important influence in
the kitchen, she told a totally different story. Couldn't
understand a word...Read More