It's Always About The Food...Culinary Tourism in Oregon

Epicure:  a person devoted to pleasure and refined sensuous enjoyment, especially for good food and drink!  That is what you can get in Portland, Oregon.  Yes, it's a "foodie" tour and it sounds heavenly.  The Portland Epicurean Tour takes you on a wonderful journey through Portland letting you taste a bit of what makes this area of Oregon one of the most sought after "food lovers" heaven and the center for culinary tourism.  Go through the back door of a distillery and sample the gin or rum...Read More
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Good times at the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild Board of Directors Meeting

It's always an intense but fun & rewarding experience when the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild board gets together for a meeting and the meeting this week was no exception.  Since we're a small group we could forego the Salem Oregon hotels and hold our meeting at our Administrative Assistant's home in Salem Oregon.

Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild Board of Directors in Salem Oregon






























Pictured back row (L to R): Wayne Bailey (Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn); Debbie Lusk (The Pfeiffer Cottage Inn); Sandy Parker (Britannia at Terwilliger Vista); Patrick Arbuckle (Forest ... Read More
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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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Have I been an Oregon Innkeeper for 8 years already?

The Old Parkdale Inn-A Mt Hood Bed and BreakfastOn March 31st, 2003, we arrived in Parkdale and began our journey as innkeepers of the Old Parkdale Inn, a Mt. Hood Bed and Breakfast.  It was something I had dreamed about doing for quite awhile and some days I still pinch myself and some days I ask myself what am I doing!

Today I begin my 9th year.  My, time certainly flies when we are having fun!  And I am having fun.  Oh, I admit there are days when it gets a little rough, say mid September when we have had a constant turnover of guests...Read More
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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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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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It's Always About The Food...Culinary Tourism in Oregon

Epicure:  a person devoted to pleasure and refined sensuous enjoyment, especially for good food and drink!  That is what you can get in Portland, Oregon.  Yes, it's a "foodie" tour and it sounds heavenly.  The Portland Epicurean Tour takes you on a wonderful journey through Portland letting you taste a bit of what makes this area of Oregon one of the most sought after "food lovers" heaven and the center for culinary tourism.  Go through the back door of a distillery and sample the gin or rum...Read More
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Hurry out to Coos Bay Oregon well before Friday check-in time at the Oregon coast hotels (or better yet--Coos Bay Manor)!

If you're travelling the Oregon Coast and would like an inexpensive but unique dining experience, then consider Oregon Coast Culinary Institute in Coos Bay, Oregon.  Students and graduates have the opportunity to try out their skills on the public, but it's not like visiting a beauty school for a haircut.

Here's a recent sample from their website of the Friday lunch:
February 27

Pecorino and Herb Stuffed Mushrooms
Balsamic Melon Salad
Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich with Lamb Bacon,...

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