Friday, March 14, 2014 by
Columbia River Gorge, the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway, the
Willamette Valley and have a comfy bed and and hearty breakfast at
an bed and breakfast along the way. A Bed
and Breakfast offers so much more than a hotel.
Oregon innkeepers know the best back roads, the best places to
eat, the scenic attractions you won't want to miss. You
determine how far you want to go in one day. The whole
adventure is about 200 miles and you'll discover why
those arriving in Oregon on the Oregon Trail...Read More
Thursday, February 6, 2014 by
Winter is finally arriving in Oregon. Yes, we’ve had snow,
not much, and cold, sometimes bitter, but not nearly as much as we
are used to. Well, that's changing and there are plenty of
spring storms lined up to bring exceptional spring skiing
conditions up to where we like them for Winter Outdoor
Oregon offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor winter
recreation. Whether you are a skier, snowboarder, or looking for
backcountry trails for snowshowing, cross-country skiing...
Monday, January 27, 2014 by
Yes, we know, the snow hasn’t been that great, seems like winter
has forgotten about us here in the Pacific Northwest and sent it
all to the east. But there are a few winter storms lined out
to bring fresh snow to Mt. Hood and the Ski Resorts up on the
mountain. And participating innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild have
created packages that include lodging and lift tickets. Stay
at a Guild inn and purchase single day or three day passes directly
from these innkeepers.
Sunday, January 26, 2014 by
Immigrants began to move into Oregon
Territory in the 1840's. German brewer Henry Saxer arrived in
1852, tasted the clear, soft water and recognized the prime hop and
grain potential. He, along with fellow
immigrant Henry Weinhard, began brewing and the rest is
breweries of Oregon produce brews known around the world
for their quality and innovation. Plan your
first Beer-Cation around those in Hood River,
Oregon, and the Valley that stretches to the foothills of Mt.
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,...
Friday, December 6, 2013 by
We are pretty excited about the Pacific Northwest Innkeepers
Conference and Industry Trade Show that is coming together in Hood
River, Oregon. Know it’s not possible for many of you to attend,
could be a ski/work vacation, though. Perhaps you’d be so
kind as to share Our Conference Webpage with your
friends. We’re seeking more vendors, presenters and most
These businesses are attending our conference, either as vendor,
presenter, or in many cases...
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by
Historic Columbia River HighwayRead More
Traversing between Hood River and
Mosier, the five mile section of the Historic Columbia River
Highway passes through the Twin Tunnels and two climate
zones and being closed to auto traffic is an amazing trail for
hikers, bikers, rollerbladers, anyone human powered. Starting at
the east Mark O. Hatfield Trailhead near Mosier, the trail leads
through semi-arid terrain dotted with ponderosa pine for about a
mile until you reach the Twin Tunnels. Spectacular...
Monday, April 8, 2013 by
Every time another storm comes through the Columbia River
Gorge and into the Mt Hood National Forest we say, "This has got to
be the last one". And then comes another. Seems like
Winter and Spring are playing a bit of tug-a-war and we are hoping
winter holds on a bit longer. Read More
The ski resort on Oregon's tallest peak, Mt Hood, have received
about 15 inches of new snow in the last 24 hours. All this is
making for some awesome spring conditions on Mt Hood and in
the Mt Hood National Forest....
Monday, April 8, 2013 by
Spring in the Columbia River Gorge is amazing and what better
way to enjoy the spectacular scenery and the unique wines of
the federally designated grape-growing region of
the Columbia Gorge Appellation than to join us
for Passport to Wine, April
This is an exciting opportunity to sample the best that the
Columbia Gorge Winegrowers
have to offer. Passport holders will be entitled to a
variety of benefits, including special reserve tastings, wine
discounts, case discounts and more.
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
Thursday, April 4, 2013 by
This is the time of year when you can actually enjoy two
completely different outdoor adventures in one day. Mt Hood
Bed and Breakfasts and the Hood River Valley allows for this
pretty much all year long but it is so apparent in the
Spring. How about some Spring Skiing on Mt Hood then
windsurfing on the Columbia River? Or biking? Or
hiking? You can do it all!
The Old Parkdale
Inn is are located in the beautiful Hood River
Valley. After a rejuvenating night at the inn and a hearty
Saturday, October 20, 2012 by
I just spent two days in Central Oregon on an Oregon Bed and
Breakfast Guild Lady Innkeepers Getaway. Yes, we were able to
escape our everyday innkeeping duties and relax with like minded
gals of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. This year we
Wilson Ranches Retreat in Fossil, Oregon, a member of the
Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.
Perfect accommodations when traveling the Journey Through
Time Scenic Byway, the Ranch offers up true Oregon hospitality and
an Old West...Read More
Friday, October 19, 2012 by
have three plum trees in the gardens of the
Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, an alternative to a Hood
River Oregon hotel. The harvest has been Oregon Bounty style
and the trees are loaded with fruit. We've been making cakes
and pastries as they come off the tree for the couple of weeks.
This Upside Down Cake has been well received by our guests at
the breakfast table of the
Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, a member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast
Old Parkdale Inn Plum Upside...
Saturday, May 5, 2012 by
It's that time of year again. A time when the
Farmer's Markets in Oregon open and the Oregon Bounty begins to
flows. Found some fresh organic strawberries at ours this
week and it just gets better from here out!
What do you see in this photo? If you answered apples,
mushrooms, potatoes, bread and greens, you would be right. I
see a savory Italian Fritatta with Argula and mushrooms, herbed
roasted potatoes, a rich and flavorful banana French Toast
Parkdale Inn’s famous Baked Fuji...
Monday, March 26, 2012 by
is all about the food. I am so excited to be a member of the
Hood River Organics CSA (Community Supported
Agriculture) Coop, bringing fresh, locally grown, organic food to
my front porch! Each week throughout the
year the participating farms work with multiple other
farmers and producers in the Columbia River Gorge area to put
together a box of the most delicious, healthy, seasonal food.
Did I mention it will be delivered to my door?Read More
Slow food is an idea, a way of living and
a way of...
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 by
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
Breakfast at the Villa
Columbia is scrumptious and served in thee-courses. Local
ingredients are often used to create a unique experience...
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 by
The Hood River Valley is certainly known for having thousands of
acres of fruit of which cherries, blueberries and peaches are
finding their way to the fruit stands now. We also have some
amazing flower farms, one of which, The Gorge White House, has
glads, daisies, cone flowers, snapdragons, Oriental lilies,
lavender and more.
dahlia fields at the Gorge White House have begun to bloom and it
is a photo op you won’t want to miss. They will be in their
seasonal display until the first...
Friday, August 5, 2011 by
At Rasmussens Farm
Aug 6&7 and continuing through August.
Celebrating 60 kinds of sunflowers
– Perfect opportunity to
paint, cut, take photos and enjoy the many colors of summer.
Reservations suggested for photo clubs or art groups.
Kick-off weekend features live music, wine tasting from Hood River
Vineyards, vegetable games, and a treasure hunt. Quilt show and
sale, art show and sale. Come paint, take photos, cut
bouquets, and enjoy through the whole month of August. Covered
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
Monday, May 30, 2011 by
is coming to the Columbia River Gorge June
2nd-5th. The race features stages through the Gorge, the
Upper Hood River Valley, and the Mt Hood National Forest and
has been described by experienced international racers as some
of the most beautiful they’ve ever ridden.
This event is not just for those that are racing. Spectators
are given an opportunity to see the action first hand. Food, fun
and music greet those who come to watch the action. Spectators have