Wine, Pears, Alpaca's and a Mt. Hood Bed and Breakfast.

Breakfast or dessert, you decide.  This Pear Pudding recipe is one of my favorites and makes a perfect breakfast addition or a perfect ending to a perfect dinner.

Pear Pudding
 
2-15oz. cans pear halves in light syrup
1/3 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. plain low-fat or fat free yogurt
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3 Tbsp. brown sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Drain pear halves, reserving 3/4 c. syrup.  Lay pears flat side down in a shallow greased casserole dish and score pear...
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Oregon Bed and Breakfast Nominated for the Geotourism Project

As a seasoned traveler you seek out unique cultures, local heritage, distinctive environments and un-matched scenic beauty.  Coming to the Central Cascades of Oregon will not disappoint and staying at an bed and breakfast in Oregon, especially an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inn, is sure to add to your experience.

The National Geographic Society and it's local partners, are producing a Geotourism MapGuide and website that conveys geotourism information, sites and experiences.  They will...Read More
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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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Late Winter Storms in the Mt Hood National Forest Make for Some Great Spring Snow Adventures

Snow shoe the Mt Hood National ForestEvery 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.  
  
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....

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Choose an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Inn when planning your spring "Staycation" for "Epic" ski conditions

"It is just the lightest, most powdery snow," said Dave Tragethon with Mount Hood Meadows during a recent interview for a KATV report .  "It's just so much fun to go out there and just plow through this powder.  I mean, this is just epic conditions."

There are Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild members in Hood River who participate in the Destination Get Here/Stay Here Program with Mt. Hood Meadows, offering discount lift tickets to our overnight guests.  Guests purchase the tickets priced at $35 for...Read More
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Bed, Breakfast and Bike the Columbia River Gorge, the Hood River Valley, and the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway

Bike the 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 attactions 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 called...

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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day, or any day for that matter, at the Breweries of the Columbia River Gorge

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 history.

The breweries of Oregon produce brews known around the world for their quality and innovation.  Today I focus on those in Hood River and the Valley that stretches to the foothills of Mt. Hood.  The first three are located...Read More
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An Oregon Innkeeper's Dream and Travels in New Mexico

My first stay in a Bed and Breakfast was, I don't know, 15 years ago and I was taken inn!  We have stayed in many over the years and I always came away with the dream to have my own inn, "someday".   When our youngest graduated from college, I asked my husband if we could "please do it now"?  Relunctantly, he said yes and the rest is history.  We purchased the Old Parkdale Inn, in the beautiful Hood River Valley, on the north slope of Mt Hood, 6 years ago and haven't looked back.

When we do get a...Read More
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Oregon Bird Watching In the Oregon Cascades from Mt. Hood to Crater Lake

March brings the beginning of the southward movement of many migratory land birds through Oregon and as an avid birder I wanted to share the many birding opportunities that can be found in throughout our state.  The Oregon Cascade Birding Trail (OCBT) is a self-guided auto tour highlighting nearly 200 prime birding destinations designed to showcase the region's birds and spectacular scenery.  This blog will focus on the Mt Hood Loop of the Oregon Cascade Birding Trail.  Let's get settled...

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Oregon Innkeeper Tips: The Best Place to Pop the Question is at Lost Lake near Mt. Hood

Frommer's Budget Travel recently presented their 10 best places worldwide to "pop the question."  Here at the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild, we surveyed our innkeepers for their favorite location to "pop the question" in Oregon.  Here's another installment in time for Valentine's Day.  What could be better than bringing your newly bethrothed home to a cozy bed and breakfast after a romantic proposal?  

Lost Lake near Mt. Hood is the pick for the Old Parkdale Inn in Parkdale.   Here's what they...Read More
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Celebrate Oregon's Sequicentennial at a Columbia River Gorge B&B

Oregon has it's 150th birthday on February 14 and what better way to celebrate than to attend one of the many events during the day and relax with a stay at an approved and inspected inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild for a couple of nights?

On February 14, 1859, Oregon was officially admitted into the Union.   The Discovery Center will be commemorating the event with a Free Admission Day.  Opened from 10am to 4pm, admission to the Discovery Center and the Wasco County Museum will be...

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Celebrate Oregon's 150th Birthday at an Oregon Bed and Breakfest Guild Inn

Oregon Bed and Breakfast LodgingIn celebration of Oregon's 150th birthday, the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is offering $150 in Lodging Gift Vouchers to travelers visiting at least 5 of Oregon's 7 regions.

Oregon is a beautiful state and we want to encourage those living in our state, as well as all travelers, to take advantage of our Oregon 150 promotion to visit.  From Joseph in Eastern Oregon to Seaside on the coast.  From Ashland to Portland, the Willamette Valley and the Hood River Valley.

Under the program travelers who...Read More
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