Ashland Oregon and the Annual Meeting of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

Greetings from Ashland Oregon!  Mary Pellegrini and I arrived yesterday evening for the start of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild Annual Meeting week.  Today's Monday, March 29, 2010, and we started of the day with a great breakfast at the Oak Hill Bed & Breakfast, one of the Ashland Oregon lodging sites supporting the meeting.

Baked Eggs with Matcha Finishing Salt at the Oak Hill Bed and Breakfast Ashland Oregon lodgingIf we weren't here for business we could easily make this a northwest culinary vacation.  Pat & Tom purchased this 5-room bed and breakfast in 1999 and haven't looked back...Read More
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American Idol Finalists of the Lodging Industry

Here are two things that don't fit together:  "generic" and "bed and breakfast accommodations" Ask any bed and breakfast traveler and they'll tell you.  But, there are people out there who think the old stereotype still exists.  Thanks to Fox News' Paul Eisenberg for helping to clear out the old!

"If your idea of a bed and breakfast experience involves antique furniture, creaky floors, and sharing bathrooms and meals with strangers, well, you have the right idea.

However, this is just one...

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The Craftsman B&B ~ A Green Vacation on the Oregon Coast

Located in Pacific City, The Craftsman Bed & Breakfast welcomes you to experience beautiful Oregon Coast Lodging in style, grace, and comfort.  

The Craftsman B&B was awarded the Best Period Restoration AwardThe Craftsman B&B was awarded the Best Period Restoration Award in the LanierBB.com Guests’ Greatest Picks Award program out of 8,500 B&B’s world wide.

Built in 1921, The Craftsman B&B was renovated in 2004-2005 to return the character of the period and modernize the workings.   Classic Arts and Crafts elements were incorporated - from the Greene & Greene...

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PLEASE JOIN US AT ARCH CAPE INN & RETREAT FOR A SPECIAL VALENTINE'S DINNER AND MEET OUR NEW CHEF, NOAH KAUFMAN

From our Guest Blogger
Lori McKean, Arch Cape Inn and Retreat

Chef Noah Kaufman, Arch Cape Inn and Retreat, Oregon Coast LodgingArch Cape Inn and Retreat
on the Oregon Coast is pleased to announce the arrival of our new Chef, Noah EunJung Kaufman, who will debut his culinary creations at the Inn beginning February 2010. Kaufman was born in South Korea and adopted by his American parents at an early age. While serving at the award winning 1913 Room in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Kaufman's love for food blossomed and, in the fall of 2003, he enrolled at The Culinary...

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Presidents Day Weekend getaway to Eastern Oregon: Snow and a movie


 
Still wondering what to do for Presidents Day Weekend?  How about enjoying the Wallowa Mountains and the great snow we have here in Eastern Oregon?  And while you're at it, start the weekend really early, support a good cause, and see a spectacular film. (That's the teaser from the 2008 movie "The Fine Line" posted above and one of the movies that'll be shown at the event)

The Wallowa Avalanche Center Fundraiser is scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2010.  Here are the details:

Who: Wallowa...
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The Benefits of a Green Lodging Certification

Forest Springs Bed & Breakfast at Historic Heiney House near Portland OR. Green lodging program certified by the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. The Benefits of a Green Lodging Certification
Patrick Arbuckle
Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast
Gresham, Oregon (suburban Portland)
tel (503) 674-8992

Over the past year, Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast has seen our business grow in a new and welcome direction. Many of our guests have noted to us that our being a member of the green inspection programof the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild was a major factor in their decision to stay with us.  Knowing that we extended this care to our choices of...Read More
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An Oregon Bed & Breakfast, Butterflies and Elk?

Elk on highway 38 between two Oregon Bed and Breakfasts.A 7:30am coffee wake-up call was the perfect way to crawl out of a cozy bed and greet the morning.  Last week we enjoyed visiting with our host Jon at Coos Bay Manor, an Oregon coast lodging facility and Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild membership inn.  

The manor boasts five guest rooms, a hearty, healthy breakfast and two sweet dogs that happily greet each and every guest.  This pet friendly inn offers the perfect location for bird watching, dune buggy rides in the sand dunes and many other...Read More
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Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Innkeepers Come from across the state

Oregon Innkeepers came from both sides of our fine state. This past week we had the 2009 Annual meeting of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild and every Oregon region was represented. From the Eastern region to the Oregon Coast, from Portland to Crater Lake, the Willamette Valley to Mt Hood and the Columbia River Gorge and of course from Central Oregon where our gathering took place.

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is 88 members strong and counting.  As a professional association of Oregon's individually operated Bed and Breakfast inn, our mission is...Read More
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Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast in Gresham becomes a Movie Set

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

Michael Conner Humphreys and some of the cast and crew of Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers on location at Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast @ the Historic Heiney House near Portland Oregon in GreshamForest Springs Bed and Breakfast in Gresham was recently used as a filming location.  

For three days Hollywood (or at least Portland’s Version) occupied Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast.  Michael Conner Humphreys (Young Forest Gump) was our guest during the shoot and together with Portland Independent Films, they shot 3 scenes from their upcoming movie.

"Pathfinders: In The Company of Strangers" is set...Read More
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Annual Meeting of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild LogoThe Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is 88 members strong and counting.  As a professional association of Oregon's individually operated Bed and Breakfast inn, our mission is to assure travelers of consistently high standards in a variety of accommodations. 

The annual meeting for the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is being held on April 6-7, at the Best Western Ponderosa Lodge in beautiful Sisters, Oregon.

Sue Kirby will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

Our keynote speaker will be Sue Kirby, "sparkingly upbeat, funny, inspirational,... Read More
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Taking Green Lodging One Step Farther

Oregon Coast Lodging at The Craftsman B&B Oregonby
Mike Rech
Owner & Innkeeper
The Craftsman Bed & Breakfast
Pacific City, Oregon
Guest blogger

Innkeepers Mike & Laura Rech of The Craftsman Bed and Breakfast in Pacific City, Oregon, are taking Green Travel one step farther. 

They have always believed in saving the planet and making as small of an impact as they could.

Green is in, so they decided instead of quietly being green, they would promote their green practices.

They are part of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild's Green Inspection...

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Wine, Weddings and The Willamette Valley!

Everyone needs a vacation.  Whether we choose to be a bit frugal and stick close to home or go all out this summer, there is always something to do in the Willamette Valley. 

Wine grapes, near Oregon Wine Country Lodging facility.Of course by now most of you know that Oregon is known for its Pinot Noir grape and the loveliness that comes from it.  So, why not book a trip or even of a staycation for yourselves and visit Oregon Wine Country this June.  The 2009 Barrel Tour for The Wineries Of Lane County is Saturday, June 6th and Saturday, June 20th...Read More
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Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts, June 5-7, 2009, and 4 great OBBG members in Eastern Oregon

Artist demonstrations at the Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts in Joseph OregonThere's a touch of spring in the air and volunteers are organizing for the first seasonal event in Wallowa County--the 27th Annual Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts.

When: Friday to Sunday, June 5-7, 2009

Where: Joseph Community Center, Joseph, Oregon

More information: Festival website at www.wallowavalleyarts.org/festivalarts.htm/

This event is a juried fine arts show featuring professional and nonprofessional artists from primarily the Pacific Northwest.  Mediums include two-dimensional artwork...Read More
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Green is the New Black

No longer is the day that luxury and pampered attention is the stuff of waste and non-sustainability.  Oregon Bed and Breakfasts, as part of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, have established a green certification program.

Launched shortly after the 2008 Bed and Breakfast Regional Conference, the pioneers of this program were:

The Blue Plum Inn, in Portland;
Forest Springs in Gresham;
Nob Hill Riverview in Saint Helens;
Sandlake Country Inn near Tillamook;
Belle Pepper's in Joseph:
Old Parkdale Inn i...

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Hidden Jewels Near Portland Oregon: Gresham and the Forest Springs Bed & Breakfast at the Historic Heiney House

Flute-playing girl above the Columbia River Gorge. Photo courtesy of Jim Clark, Gresham OutlookIf you're looking for Portland Oregon lodging but prefer to be east of the downtown, the town of Gresham, Oregon, can be an interesting alternative.  Shannon Wells, writing for The Outlook, Gresham's local newspaper, reveals an increasing collection of urban artwork found throughout Gresham and in neighboring Troutdale.

Gresham and its neighboring East County cities may not be known as a haven for public artwork. But, if you take the time to look around, there are numerous opportunities — both...

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