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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A Romantic Oregon Wine Country Winemaker’s Dinner at Youngberg Hills Vineyards and Inn

Youngberg Hill welcome Wine Lovers

 

Youngberg Hills Vineyards and Inn will allow you time to love your tastebuds with a evening of inspired dishes paired with wonderful Youngberg Hill wines.  You’ll dine on an inspired 5 course dinner made with "love" that will awaken your senses and allow you to experience a memorable night through food an wine.  As dedicated members of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, Youngberg Hills innkeepers will walk you through each course of perfectly paired wine and food.

Menu:
Wild Mushroom Fritter...

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This Masculine Wildlife Quilt Could Be Yours!

2012 raffle quilt from the Wallowa Mountain Quilters Guild is a Montana log cabin style quilt with silhouettes of wildlife. Raffle tickets can be purchased by mail and the drawing will be held on June 9, 2012. Winner need not be present to win. Quilt will be shipped free of charge.Here's a little note from the innkeepers of the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast in Joseph, Oregon (almost into Idaho it's so far east & north in Oregon):

If you're a guy and into wildlife, you might just want the 2012 Wallowa Mountain Quilters Guild raffle quilt for your bed or as a blanket on the leather couch in your den.  And the raffle's still on until June 9, 2012, so buy your tickets now!  $1 per ticket or 6 for $5--and you can order them through the mail too.  This year's quilt is a Montana...

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Kelty Estate Bed and Breakfast ~ Historic Oregon Wine Country Lodging

Whatever your pleasure—romantic getaway, playing hookey from work, change of pace, touring Oregon's Wine Country or even a quiet weekend just for you, you can find it at the Kelty Estate Bed and Breakfast.

Kelty Estate Bed and BreakfastAn inspected and approved inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, Kelty Estate is located in one of Oregon's many wine country regions and is just 48 miles from Portland, 60 miles from beautiful beaches at Lincoln City or zero miles from the most relaxing holiday you have ever enjoyed.

Built...

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Valentine Special and Mardi Gras Special in Southern Oregon

As usual, the innkeepers of Bybee's Historic Inn just outside of Jacksonville in Southern Oregon are planning something guaranteed to pique your interest.

Bybee's Historic Inn at night in Southern Oregon February is the month of Love and Fun!

 

Join us for a weekend of chocolate! Our Chocolate Lovers Getaway weekend February 10th through the 12th includes a two night stay (second night 1/2 off) and a chocolate lovers dinner on February 11th.   Upon arrival you will be indulged with champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries in your room....

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Labor Day Weekend in Eastern Oregon is Time for Juniper Jam!

Juniper Jam 2011 at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds in Enterprise Oregon on Saturday of Labor Day Weekend

It's Wednesday before Labor Day Weekend and you're still trying to figure out what to do.  How about a one-tank trip to Eastern Oregon for a great Saturday outdoor concert?  Juniper Jam, the "sweetest little music festival in Eastern Oregon" takes place this year on Saturday, September 3, 2011.  Always the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend.

Don't think of this event as a second class way to spend the weekend.  Some of the region's best and brightest bands are playing this year--including Corn Mash,...Read More
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Mike's Road Trip Blog reviews Villa Columbia in Hood River

Villa Columbia B&B in Hood River, OR, as posted on Mike's Road Trip blog in August 2011. Columbia River Gorge hotels in Hood River ORVilla Columbia Bed and Breakfast in Hood River, Oregon, was recently featured on Mike's Road Trip.  In the same class as the Columbia River Gorge hotels (really more in the boutique hotel category), Villa Columbia B&B gives you good access to the scenic Columbia Gorge year round and access to Mt. Hood in the winter for skiing.

An excerpt from Mike's blog post:

Breakfast at the Villa Columbia is scrumptious and served in thee-courses.  Local ingredients are often used to create a unique experience...

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Visit Historic Downtown Gresham Art Walk on July 16, 2011

10th Annual Gresham Art Walk in Historic Downtown Gresham Oregon always the third Saturday in July


Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast along with The Gresham Historic Downtown Boosters are proud to announce our city's 10th Annual Gresham Art Walk!

During the Gresham Art Walk, more than 140 artists from Oregon and Southwest Washington will sell their original works along scenic Main Avenue between First and Fifth streets. The family event also includes live music, free children’s arts and crafts, and unique shops and restaurants in the downtown core. Art for sale includes garden art, pottery,...

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Wallowa County Chamber Releases New Arts, History & Cultural Guide

Oregon geotourism includes the famous Joseph Art Walk in Northeastern Oregon. You'll find monumental sized bronzes produced by local bronze foundries on the street corners. Photo courtesy of the Wallowa County Chamber of CommerceThe Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce recently released its new Arts, History & Cultural Guide.  You can download the PDF at this link to learn more about what's going on in this authentic Oregon corner.

Wallowa County is home to a diverse group of artists and artistic bronze foundries.  With drop dead scenery of Northeastern Oregon, many photographers calls Wallowa County home.  You'll find many local artists represented in the fifteen galleries scattered from Joseph to Wallowa, Oregon.

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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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A green vacation in Eugene Oregon

Expansive gardens at the C'est la Vie Inn in Eugene OR

Today the Annual Meeting of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild takes place in Eugene at C'est la Vie Inn.  It's the annual convivial meeting of Oregon's best innkeepers and we're looking forward to seeing innkeepers from across the state of Oregon.

We spent the night before here at C'est la Vie Inn--one of many OBBG member inns with green lodging certification.  Anne-Marie is very sensitive to the environment and emphasizes green products, recycling, local products--all in a very luxurious...Read More
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Ready for Spring on the Oregon Coast with WildSpring Guest Habitat

WildSpring Guest Habitat recently published their Spring newsletter.  This green lodging facility on the Oregon Coast is perfect for your upcoming getaway.  Thanks to Michelle and Dean for sharing!  Sustainable travel on the Oregon Coast is closer than you think.  Contact WildSpring Guest Habitat toll-free at 866-333-9453 to start your Spring green vacation today.  Here are some highlights from the newsletter:

Oregon coastal deer at WildSpring Guest Habitat near Port Orford ORSpring is coming to WildSpring

And that means our annual explosion of wild irises, each...

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Eco Friendly Travel Bed and Breakfast has Something to Share

Eco friendly travel is just one of the things Oregon bed and breakfasts might specialize in.  Here's some breaking news from the WildSpring Guest Habitat's owner Michele Duarte:

WildSpring Guest Habitat near Port Orford, OregonHi there....we just found out something very cool....actually two things very cool...and just wanted to share:

USAToday just wrote about us (again) as one of five luxury vacations in the U.S. And Spawards just listed us as one of the top 100 spas in the U.S. 

http://traveltips.usatoday.com/luxury-vacations-united-states-258...

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Oregon's South Coast and Exquisite Oregon Coast Lodging

America’s Wild Rivers Coast to the Heart of the Dunes, Oregon's South Coast presents an unspoiled coastal experience filled with windsurfing, fishing, exploring the most accessible and spectacular beaches in Oregon and a retreat providing Eco Friendly Travel.

A stunning Oregon Coiast Sunset from WildSpring Guest Habitat AMERICA’S WILD RIVERS COAST - Starting at the Oregon/California border and stretching North to Port Orford, Oregon, America’s Wild Rivers Coast offers 101 miles of nature’s best. Historic Port Orford is the oldest townsite on the Oregon...

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Wonders Never Cease in Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon is home to world-class fishing and rafting rivers, mountains for skiing, biking and hiking, and green valleys that produce award-winning wines. It's also home to North America's deepest lake and Oregon's only National Park, Crater Lake, which graces the back of Oregon's state quarter.  Not to mention some of the unique Bed and Breakfasts of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. Thanks to the Southern Oregon Visitors Association for sharing this video.


 
Explore the lush Rogue...
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The Portland Rose Gardens, Japanese Gardens and Portland Oregon Bed and Breakfasts

The International Rose Test Gardens in Portland OregonTucked away in Washington Park, one of the largest urban parks in our nation, are the International Rose Test Gardens.  The Rose Garden contains 10,000 plantings of 550 rose varieties and boasts one the most photographed view of the City of Roses with Mt Hood towering in the distance.

Portland’s International Rose Test Garden is the oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States.  The primary purpose of the garden is to serve as a testing ground for new rose...Read More
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OMSI Presents Innovative Solar Canopy Charging Station

Green Technology at the Oregon Museum of Science and IndustryThrough a collaborative effort from the SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO), InSpec Group (InSpec), and Portland General Electric (PGE), the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) has installed a solar canopy charging station to service electric cars, e-bikes, and most portable personal electronic devices. The solar charging canopy marks the first such installation in North America aiming to provide a solution for the increasing use of alternative transportation and punctuates the fact...Read More
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Green Lodging at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Green bed and breakfasts are becoming more and more popular, adding an environmentally conscious twist to the quaint, quiet and natural charm of a traditional B&B.  Interest in Eco Friendly Travel destinations is The Old Parkdale Inn - Green Certified by the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild on the rise, and a green bed and breakfast can provide a comfortable and guilt-free stop for conscientious travelers.

A bed and breakfast is a quaint alternative to a traditional hotel. It's a cozier experience for travelers, who receive a peaceful night and a meal prepared for you...Read More
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Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast in Gresham, OR, as a movie set: Take Two!

Filmmakers and others appreciate the authentic Oregon aspects of some of our Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild member inns.  About a year ago, Patrick Arbuckle of the Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast in Gresham wrote a blog post about a recent experience his inn had with a film crew.   Patrick recently provided an updated post about the film. . .

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Patrick Arbuckle
Owner & Innkeeper
Forest Springs B&B @ Historic Heiney House
Guest Blogger

Crew from Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers at Forest Springs Bed & Breakfast near Portland OregonThe crew returned on May 16th to film a few re-shoots for the...

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Ashland Bed & Breakfast Network's presentation to the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild meeting

Ashland Oregon Bed & Breakfast Network Educational Committee Innkeeping 101Day Two of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild Annual Meeting in Ashland Oregon.  One of the presentations today came from Cyd Ropp of The Albion Inn and Art Gallery.  Cyd talked about a new initiative from the Ashland Bed & Breakfast Network:  Innkeeping 101. 

The Ashland Bed & Breakfast Network's Education Committee started an educational program in the form of a blog, Innkeeping 101, as partial fulfillment of their educational mission.  However, this blog is a free-for-all.  If you're an...Read More
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