Red Chair Travels time on the Southern Oregon Coast Comes to an End

Photo Credit: Randy Scholten

Red Chair Travels nears the end of its stay at WildSpring Guest Habitat. The storm has cleared, leaving a stunning vista of the Pacific Ocean and allowing for reflection on time spent on Oregon’s stunning South Coast.

Red will make the journey over Oregon’s Siskiyou Mountain Range to Jacksonville, Oregon and a stay at the Touvelle House Bed and Breakfast.

We will continue to share Red’s travel through Oregon as it visits the Seven Wonders of Oregon, Oregon Wine Country, Mt Hood, Crater Lake and...

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Oregon's North Coast Birding and Oregon Coast Lodging

"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 North 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.

Photo courtesy of Sandlake Country Inn Bed and Breakfast

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Red Chair Travels to Port Orford on Oregon's Rugged South Coast

Photo by Randy ScholtenThe Red Chair sat for a spell with the Blue Boat at the entrance to Port Orford, Oregon.  The area around Port Orford offers some of the best of Oregon’s spectacular southern coast, from awe-inspiring seascapes to mountain hiking trails and winding rivers.  Visitors will find an active arts community, plus charming gift shops and restaurants featuring fresh local seafood.  

The port of Port Orford is one of only six “dolly” ports in the world where working fishing boats are lifted into and out...

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The Red Chair gets its Legs Wet in the Tidepools of Southern Oregon

Photo by Randy ScholtenOregon's rocky shores create a unique marine environment that offer a glimpse into Pacific Ocean marine life and The Red Chair took advantage of a break in an Oregon Winter Storm to explore the tidepools.

Tidepools are created when the tide goes out from rocky coastal areas, leaving water in crevices and holes. These intertidal (between tides) places support a unique and diverse assortment of plants and animals. The organisms that live in the intertidal areas have to be able to withstand a...

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Red Chair Visits WildSpring Guest Habitat and Port Orford Oregon

Red Chair Visits WildSpring Guest Habitat and Port Orford OregonRed Chair arrived at WildSpring Guest Habitat last week while it was raining so staff chair, being the gracious host, held an umbrella for our visiting celebrity.

Peaceful and secluded, WildSpring provides eco friendly travel in Port Orford, 60 miles north of California, with a zero carbon footprint.  At bit travel weary after its trip up from the Gingerbread Mansion Inn in Ferndale California, Red took advantage of WildSpring's five acres of old Native American ground to restore and...

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Sisters to Smith Rock Scenic Bikeway with Two Bed and Breakfasts Along the Way

Did you know that Oregon has the only Scenic Bikeway Program in the Nation?  And that many of these have been created by locals and have been ridden and reviewed to provide inspiration for planning a two-wheeled Oregon Cycling Vacation?   And that there is an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inn on, or near, almost every one of them that you can use as your base camp?  Or perhaps plan an Inn-to-Inn Ride.

The Sisters to Smith Rock Scenic Bikeway features varied terrain, generally downhill...

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A Very Deep Lake, Dramatic Volcanic Landscape and a Rich Birding Refuge

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 Oregon's 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 information.

Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel and Dinner HouseThe Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway owes its dramatic scenery and abundant wildlife to its rich...

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Bike the Mt Hood Scenic Byway and Relax at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Bike the Columbia River Gorge, the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway, the Willamette Valley and have a comfy bed and and hearty breakfast at an bed and breakfast along the way.  A Bed and Breakfast offers so much more than a hotel.  Oregon innkeepers know the best back roads, the best places to eat, the scenic attractions you won't want to miss.  You determine how far you want to go in one day.  The whole adventure is about 200 miles and you'll discover why those arriving in Oregon on the Oregon Trail...

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A Scenic Byway, the Deepest US Canyon and a Delightful Oregon B&B = Oregon Geotourism

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 amazing getaways and tours in Oregon.  Thanks Travel Oregon and the Oregon Department of Transportation for sharing this information.

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ArtWalk in Oregon's Wine Country

Guest Blogger
Kristin Fintel, Innkeeper
Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast
Newberg, Oregon

Photo by Kristin Fintel, InnkeeperOn 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...

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McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival

Guest Blogger
Debbie Dersham ~ Owner and Innkeeper
Eagle Rock Lodge
Vida, Oregon

McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival This 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...

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Woodpecker Wonderland near Bend Oregon Lodging

Central 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  Scenic Byways, offering stunning scenery and incredible diverse habitats at nearly 50 prime birding sites.

The Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival is scheduled for mid-June. The event is loaded with half and full day fields trips,...

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Portland, Oregon. Known for Eco Friendly Travel, Certified Green Lodging and Green Beer

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."

Oregon's Green BrewMany 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 kind.

Green is no doubt the theme at Hopworks Urban Brewery in southeast Portland.  Not only...

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Ski Oregon and Stay at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

Ski Oregon and Stay at an Oregon Bed and BreakfastOregon 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.

Central and Eastern Oregon Bed and Breakfasts

Mt. Bachelor, one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest ski areas. Only 20 minutes form Bend, Mt. Bachelor offers world class skiing and...

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Oregon Grown Wool Center Stage at Olympics

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.

The 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.

Team USA in American Made Sweaters with wool from OregonOnce a year...

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Culinary Tourism at its Best at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Member Inn

Breakfast Ingredients at Forest Springs Bed and BreakfastNo 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...

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A Taste of Oregon Culinary Tourism ~ Feller House Bed and Breakfast and Pear Ginger Jam

The Bosc Pear ~ photo by Mary PellegriniHow thrilled we were here at the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild to see this nice write up on Feller 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 knew.

Jennifer Morgenthaler, author of Spoon with Me was a guest at the Feller House last...

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Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Style in Jacksonville!

 

Chinese New Year in Jacksonville Oregon with Bybee's Historic InnReady 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 dragon costume?)!
 
The signature event for Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association is a Chinese New Year
Festival.  The main events are held in Jacksonville, Oregon, in partnership...
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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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Culinary Tourism in Southern Oregon at A Taste of Ashland April 28-29, 2012

 

Taste of Ashland culinary tourism event on April 28 and 29, 2012 in Ashland, Oregon
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 sends:
 
A Taste of Ashland  is coming up April 28 & 29, 2012 in Ashland, Oregon!
 
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 regional...
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