Saturday, October 10, 2009 by
How does that old saying go?...when life gives you lemons...!
Well, what does an Oregon
innkeeper do when she is handed three
bags of just harvested peppers, chili's, tomatoes and corn?
She makes a frittata of course!
I cannot think of a more perfect time to be in the Willamette
Valley or Oregon for that matter than right now!
isn't just a title of some grand
event that occurs every fall which is now stretched to a year round
celebration. Oregon Bounty
all good...Read More
Sunday, September 26, 2010 by
Valley Country Store in Hood River Oregon is celebrating its
21st year as one of Hood River’s favorite visitor
attractions. Located in the midst of picturesque
orchards, forests and farmlands, our family has been making
homemade jams, jellies, and pies in the store's kitchen for over 20
During the month of October you will be treated to some delicious
treats as the Wright family cooks up pies, jams, jellies, dumplings
and more. Crisps and turnovers are baked only on special
Friday, September 25, 2009 by
Inaugural Hood River Harvest Ride
Announced for Saturday, September 26
The Hood River Valley Residents Committee (HRVRC
) is putting on
their first Hood River Harvest Ride on September 26, 2009. Founded
in 1977 to stop the creation of one-acre ranchette's in the upper
Hood River Valley, today they are expanding their farm and forest
preservation mission to include bike advocacy. The Hood River
Harvest Ride is a natural blend of both missions.
The Hood River Harvest Ride features four loops, each...Read More
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 by
Jumbo. Zestar. Hokutoi. Sansa. Ever heard
of these apples? How about Butter, Mederis, or Cascade
pears? I hadn't until I discovered an amazing family
farm just a mile and a half from our inn
. Kiyokawa Family
, located in the Upper Hood River Valley, has been
growing the finest produce since 1911 and along with the "old
world" varieties you'll find also the more common Bartletts,
Gravs and Fuji. The fertile soils found at the base of
Mt Hood and glacier fed water sources...Read More
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 by
I know it's a week or so
away, actually it's only 7 days from today and I am so giddy I can
hardly contain myself. Okay, don't worry...I won't take it too far
but, I am excited!
I love Autumn! Have I mentioned that before? I think I have eluded
to that fact on Facebook but I don't know if I have really made
that clear. But, Autumn is my most favorite time of year!
Living in SoCal most of my life, Autumn meant to me that it was
going to start cooling down. I like summer ok but I really hate and
Friday, September 17, 2010 by
Mark your calendars for the
7th Annual Hood River Hops Fest
Saturday, October 2, 2010
The event runs from noon to 9 p.m. in downtown Hood River, in the
spacious parking area between Cascade and Columbia Streets.
More that 20 Northwest brewers are expected to attend, each
providing one favorite brew, plus a fresh-hopped brew just for the
Admission is free. Wristbands and tasting mugs for those 21
and over run $5. Taste tokens good for a 4-ounce pour run $1
Plan to attend this...Read More
Monday, August 17, 2009 by
Last weekend I was out and about. Driving the Fruit Loop
, a 35
miles driving tour through Oregon's Hood River
Valley's orchards, forests, farmlands, and friendly
communities. "Sample delicious fruits and take your favorites home,
visit a winery, experience fields of fragrant lavender, meet
adorable alpacas, savor delicious baked goods, and create memories
by participating in family activities hosted at Fruit Loop
locations throughout the year."
I attended the grand opening of the new Mt Hood...Read More
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 24, 2009 by
150, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and the City of
Hood River will present the second dedication of Oregon's five
sesquicentennial Youth Legacy Parks on Friday, June 26th, at the
new Waterfront Park on the Columbia River, 2:00 p.m.
As one of Oregon 150's six signature projects, this youth legacy
project is geared toward reconnecting kids with nature; following a
growing national movement to get children out of the house and into
One dedication already took...Read More
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 by
that time of year! If you haven't already sat down with your
family, your honey or your best friend and planned your summer
vacation, do it now!
This motorcycle and side car husband and wife were our guests
recently at The Pfeiffer Cottage Inn
. So much fun and
what a cool bike! From San Luis Obispo to Ashland then here
to Albany. These lovely guests were the first of many to bike
or bicycle to this area of the Willamette Valley this season.
From now until the leaves fall in late...Read More
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 by
I checked out for a couple of days. Our son was visiting from
California and we played the tourist, enjoying the cool breezes and
warm sunshine in the Columbia River Gorge this past Memorial
He arrived on Saturday afternoon and of course the first thing we
like to do is walk over to the Elliot Glacier Brew Pub for a pint
and to take in the awesome views of Mt Hood from their beer
Then it was UFC 98 on the big screen at our Mt Hood Bed and
Breakfast, the Old Parkdale Inn.
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...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 by
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
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
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
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...
Thursday, May 7, 2009 by
Anything planned for Mother's Day
less than a week away and I have the perfect paring for the special
in our lives. Pheasant
in Hood River is planning to treat moms to a
Croissant and Chocolate Truffle event on Sunday, May 10th.
Take advantage of the complimentary flight of six of their luscious
wines just for mom. The winery is pairing their wines with
chocolate truffles and a French croissant or "pain au
Columbia Bed and Breakfast
is located in...Read More
Thursday, May 21, 2009 by
winegrowers of the Columbia River Gorge invite you for a weekend in
the Gorge. Straddling the mighty Columbia River, the
Columbia Gorge Growing Region includes the fertile soils of both
Washington and Oregon and intimate tasting rooms are open and
featuring new releases, vineyard tours, horseback riding, artisinal
treats, live music and more! Here are just a sampling of
events and activities this Memorial Weekend in the Columbia River
Gorge. For a list of all winery events visit the Colum...
Friday, May 1, 2009 by
Starting today, May 1, and running through the weekend,
the 2nd Annual Columbia Gorge Fiddle
is an event filled with music for all ages.
Hood River Middle School
1602 May Street
Hood River Oregon
Friday Night: Concert
Saturday: Fiddle and Acoustic Contest
Ukulele and Tenor Guitar Raffle Drawing
Come enjoy an evening concert or
listen to some of the nation’s best contest fiddlers as well as
fresh new talent and acoustic pickers to impromptu jams. For those
who like to play...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 by
is a certified organic farm in the Hood River
Valley. The owners, Diane and Joe not only grow acres of
lavender, they steam distill their crop to produce high quality
pure essential oil of lavender which goes into the making of their
line of bath and beauty products.
With majestic Mt Hood as a backdrop the farm is nurtured with
abundant sunshine and fertile soils. Joe and Diane take pride
in the quality products they produce and the serenity of the
property is like no other....Read More
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 by
time to start finding the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild on
Facebook as well as an ever increasing number of Oregon Bed &
Breakfast Guild member inns.
If you're a Facebook user, you'll find the OBBG page
or by clicking on the "Find us on Facebook" badge
above. A quick check this morning shows there are 50 fans, a
video, three links, and a bunch of wall comments from innkeepers
Anne-Marie Lizet, innkeeper of C'est
La Vie Inn
in Eugene, announced the roll out of her...Read More