Our Farm Tour and Lion and The Rose Victorian B & B Inn

Last Saturday, we went on our first "farm tour."  Held in the Willamette Valley in the absolutely gorgeous farming communities of Wilsonville and Sherwood, the sunny warm Oregon day was the perfect backdrop for the huge red barns that graced the valley floor.  Of course it helped that across that valley, Mt. Hood in all it's snowy glory stood showing off it's new "blankets" of snow.  For you skiers, don't put your ski's away any time soon.  But for you farm goers, get your boots let's go on...Read More
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Ski Mt Hood this Spring Break on Discount Lift Tickets from Participating Oregon Bed and Breakfast Inns

Ski Mt Hood this Spring Break and stay at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast InnSpring skiing on Mt Hood is going to be awesome at least through May.  More snow is on the way this weekend and Mt Hood Meadows Ski Resort offers discounted lift tickets to guests staying at participating Hood River area lodging properties.  And many of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast inns in the Columbia Gorge and the Hood River Valley welcome our destination guests who can purchase their discount lift tickets directly from our innkeepers.  The cost of these tickets are only $35 for adults and $30...

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Soaking Up The Sun In The Willamette Valley!

Don't think we've seen the last of the blue birds digging up their stored treasures in our garden but it is a beautiful and sunny day again here in the Willamette Valley.

I've said it before and I will say it again, the sunny days this year have beenOregon Bed & Breakfast, Willamette Valley, Oregonplentiful and far outweigh the number of snowy and rainy days that are typical of an Oregon winter.  So, today is the first day of spring and I am eager to start our garden and enjoy getting my hands dirty.  Last year we had homegrown tomatoes, herbs...Read More
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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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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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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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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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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 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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