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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Dietary Restrictions? Not a Problem with the Innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakast for Oregon Wine Country LodgingThe innkeeper at Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast, Kristin Fintel, came across an article on-line the other day.  It mentions staying at Bed and Breakfasts to help deal with your dietary restrictions when traveling.

"As an innkeeper with a gluten-free and dairy-free diet, I am more than happy to accommodate dietary restrictions.  I've been my own guinea pig over the years, so I know what I'm doing.  Nothing is worse than having a reaction while on vacation, but we innkeepers can focus on our...

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“Le Jour de L’Amour” Valentine’s Wine Dinner with Phelps Creek Vineyards and Sakura Ridge Lodge

Le Jour de L'Amour

Phelps Creek Vineyards’ 3rd Annual “Le Jour de L’Amour”
Valentines Wine Dinner

Friday, February 14th and Saturday, 15th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm

at Sakura Ridge and Farm and Lodge, a Mt. Hood Bed and Breakfast of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  Offering Northwest Culinary Delights and a romantic bed and breakfast experience. 

Five Course “Moulin Rouge” Wine Dinner created by Chef Shane Eagan,

Four and Twenty Blackbirds and paired with Phelps Creek Vineyards wines

Menu

stuffed figs with balsamic glaze...

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Oregon Birdwatching in the Mt Hood Region of Oregon

This Oregon Innkeeper is in New Mexico visiting our daughter.  We are enjoying the many birds visiting her bird feeders and thinking about the birds back home.  March brings the southward movement of many migratory land birds and as an avid birder I wanted to share the many birding opportunities that can be found in Oregon.  The Oregon Cascade Birding Trail (OCBT) is a self-guided tour highlighting nearly 200 prime birding destinations designed to showcase the region's birds and...

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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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One Step ~ 4 Counties ~ Many Bed and Breakfast Options

It may look like a grave marker of a long lost surveyor.  But it's not.

Four Counties Marker in the Tillamook State ForestEveryone has heard about America’s Four Corners.  That would be the only place where four state boundaries meet: Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.

In Oregon our Four County Point in the Tillamook State Forest notes the meeting of Clatsop, Columbia, Washington and Tillamook counties.

The trailhead has a brown four counties sign on the north side of U.S. 26, at milepost 34.8 (this is 2.9 miles west of the Timber-Vernonia...

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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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Cozy Winter Nights at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast

The Old Parkdale Inn Bed and BreakfastWe invite you to experience the quiet Winter Months in the Hood River Valley and surrounding forest.  A spectacular B&B experience at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, situated in the abundant beauty of the Hood River Valley with majestic views of Mt Hood.

 

Parkdale, Oregon, is the halfway spot along the Mt Hood Scenic Byway, and the Old Parkdale Inn B&B is in the heart of this quiet hamlet gives you perfect Oregon bed and breakfast accommodations.  You’ll get a two-night stay for two,...

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St Helens, Oregon ~ A Small Town with Big Surprises and an Elegant B&B

St Helens, Oregon with Mt St Helens in the distanceThere's a quirky little town on the Oregon side of the Columbia River, a half-hour drive north of Portland, that is trying to discover itself. St Helens Oregon has already been discovered by Hollywood, for one.  Recently numerous scenes from "Twilight" were filmed here and each October Olde Towne recreated in the manner of the popular 1998 Disney movie, "Halloweentown".

Dozens of fishing boats might be waiting in the harbor for the tide to turn and the salmon to run.  The local brewery,...

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Hood River Blossom Festival and Oregon Bed and Breakfast Inns

Mt Hood, blooming orchards and beehives near a Mt Hood Bed and Breakfast - photo by Mary PellegriniIn the Hood River Valley 15,000+ acres pears, apples, cherries and other fruit, will burst into blossom this month.  It is a true sign of sping as we dust the snow off our back steps. 

Blossom Festival celebrates the arrival of spring with a full plate of events from BBQs, to arts and craft shows, to antique sales. 

You won't want to miss the Blossom Fest Quilt Show with some 80-100 beautiful handmade quilts will be on display, many for sale.  Another can't miss event is the Dessert Party at the...

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Long Hollow Ranch ~ An Historic Ranch in Central Oregon

Long Hollow Ranch ~ An Historic Central Oregon RanchLong Hollow Ranch, a unique ranch stay in of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, offers an at home atmosphere perfect for every season of the year. Join us for Bed & Breakfast during fall, winter or spring.  Off season weather can be unpredictable and capricious, so outdoor activities may be limited, but the ranch houses are quiet and comfortable - A Perfect Getaway!

Whether you are planning a simple birthday dinner for a family member or a week long retreat for the team, small groups and...

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Portland #1 in Serving up Street Food

Culinary Tourists, listen up.  You'd travel miles for the best Street-Food.  Even plan whole culinary vacations around Street-Food.  Well, you need only travel to Portland, Oregon for the very best in Street Food.  #1 in the World in fact according to Budget Travel and US News Travel

"With more than 400 carts selling everything from Korean tacos to Carolina-style barbecue, Food Carts Portland is a microcosm of mobile meals, " according to Marisa Robertson-Textor.

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Travel to the Brit Festival in Style!

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.

View of the side porch of Bybee's Historic Inn near Jacksonville Oregon. Bybee's Historic Inn is near the Britt Festival.
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 us.... Read More
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Farm Dinner to Celebrate the Hood River Valley Farmers, Winemakers, and Food Artisans

Matthew Domingo
FARM to FORK Co-Founder

Farm Dinners Celebrate Hood River Valley's Farmers, Winemakers and Food Artisans

Farm to Fork’s founders have created a traveling farm-to-table restaurant, local food fundraiser, andcommunity celebration rolled into one. Each dinner is set at the farm where Hood River Valley Farm to Fork, A Culinary delightmuch of the food on the menu was produced, and proceeds benefit food-focused non-profits. rm to Fork’s mission is to connect guests to local sources of produce, meat, seafood and dairy products, and to...

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