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.
Saturday, January 25, 2014 by
The 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
"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...
Thursday, January 23, 2014 by
Phelps Creek Vineyards’
3rd Annual “Le
Jour de L’Amour”
Valentines Wine Dinner
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
stuffed figs with balsamic glaze...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by
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...Read More
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
Saturday, January 18, 2014 by
It may look like a grave marker of a long lost surveyor.
But it's not.
Everyone 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
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
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, December 6, 2013 by
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,...
Monday, August 5, 2013 by
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".Read More
Dozens of fishing boats might be waiting in the harbor for the tide
to turn and the salmon to run. The local brewery,...
Saturday, April 6, 2013 by
In 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. Read More
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
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 by
Long 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
Whether you are planning a simple birthday dinner for a family
member or a week long retreat for the team, small groups and...
Saturday, March 31, 2012 by
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 TravelRead More
"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.
Lunchtime crowds gather near SW...
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
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 by
Matthew DomingoRead More
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 much 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