Sunday, March 2, 2014 by
Oregon with the ponderosa pine forests of the Metolius River Basin
and Douglas fir forests just west of Santiam Pass, is home to 11
species of nesting woodpeckers. The
Three Sisters Loop of the Oregon Cascade Birding
Trails traces portions of some of Oregon’s most
Byways, offering stunning scenery and incredible diverse
habitats at nearly 50 prime birding sites.
Hale Woodpecker Festival is scheduled for mid-June. The event
is loaded with half and full day fields trips,...
Monday, February 10, 2014 by
Oregon offers unparalleled opportunities for
outdoor winter recreation. Whether you are a skier,
snowboarder, or looking for back-country trails for snowshoeing,
cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, Oregon has it all. And after
your day's adventure, get pampered at a member inn of the Oregon
Bed and Breakfast Guild.Read More
Central and Eastern Oregon Bed and
Mt. Bachelor, one of the Pacific Northwest’s
largest ski areas. Only 20 minutes form Bend, Mt. Bachelor offers
world class skiing and...
Saturday, February 8, 2014 by
Did you watch the Opening Ceremony last night for the Olympics?
Did you see the sweaters being worn by Team USA!!
American made from start to finish but I will focus on where
it all started.
Imperial Stock Ranch in Central Oregon is a family owned and
operated ranch located on more than 30,000 acres of Oregon’s
beautiful high desert. The only privately held ranch in
Oregon recognized as a National Historic District, the Hinton/Ward
family has been working the ranch since 1871.
Thursday, January 23, 2014 by
Phelps Creek Vineyards’
3rd Annual “Le
Jour de L’Amour”
Valentines Wine Dinner
14th and Saturday,
15th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm
at Sakura Ridge and Farm and Lodge, a Mt. Hood Bed and
Breakfast of the Oregon Bed and
Breakfast Guild. Offering Northwest Culinary Delights and
a romantic bed and breakfast experience.
Five Course “Moulin Rouge” Wine
Dinner created by Chef Shane Eagan,
Four and Twenty Blackbirds and paired with Phelps
Creek Vineyards wines
stuffed figs with balsamic glaze...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by
This Oregon Innkeeper is in New Mexico visiting our daughter.
We are enjoying the many birds visiting her bird feeders and
thinking about the birds back home. March brings the
southward movement of many migratory land birds and as an avid
birder I wanted to share the many birding opportunities that can be
found in Oregon. The Oregon Cascade
Birding Trail (OCBT) is a self-guided tour
highlighting nearly 200 prime birding destinations designed to
showcase the region's birds and...Read More
Monday, January 20, 2014 by
No other experience brings you that elusive thing we
call home as quickly as waking up to the warm and comforting aromas
of breakfast. Imagine these drifting up the stairwells and down the
halls. Coffee being freshly brewed and sweet and savory
delights hot out of the oven. You know
that something wonderful awaits your arrival at the breakfast
table. Any possibility might exist. You may be surprised with
fresh scones with homemade jams, gnocchi with fresh herbs, a 3”
high savory custard, or...Read More
Saturday, January 18, 2014 by
It may look like a grave marker of a long lost surveyor.
But it's not.
Everyone has heard about America’s Four Corners. That
would be the only place where four state boundaries meet: Utah,
Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.
In Oregon our Four County Point in the Tillamook State Forest
notes the meeting of Clatsop, Columbia, Washington and Tillamook
The trailhead has a brown four counties sign on the north side
of U.S. 26, at milepost 34.8 (this is 2.9 miles west of the
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,...
Monday, August 5, 2013 by
quirky little town on the Oregon side of the Columbia River, a
half-hour drive north of Portland, that is trying to discover
itself. St Helens Oregon has already been discovered by
Hollywood, for one. Recently numerous scenes from "Twilight"
were filmed here and each October Olde Towne recreated in the
manner of the popular 1998 Disney
movie, "Halloweentown".Read More
Dozens of fishing boats might be waiting in the harbor for the tide
to turn and the salmon to run. The local brewery,...
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
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...
Monday, August 20, 2012 by
The 16th Annual Nez Perce Art in the Wallowa is
coming up very quickly--Saturday of the first weekend in October
2012 to be exact. If you like contemporary Native American
art then you don't want to miss this opportunity. Nez Perce
Indian and nearly Columbia River Tribal Plateau artists will once
again display and offer their work for sale at the historic Wallowa
Lake Lodge in Northeastern Oregon.
Live and silent auctions take place in the afternoon of
Saturday, October 4, 2012, from noon to 4...
Thursday, May 17, 2012 by
It is spring
in the Pacific Northwest. The rhubarb in the gardens
of our inn, the Old
Parkdale Inn, is just about ready to harvest and the
Oregon strawberries should begin to come on soon. Put the two
together and we get a favorite of our guests,
Strawberry-Rhubarb Coffee Cake.Read More
3 c fresh rhubarb, cut in 1-inch pieces
2 c fresh strawberries
sweeten with agave nectar (or one c sugar)
1/3 c cornstarch
Cook the strawberries and rhubarb for about 5 minutes.
Combine the sweetener of your choice with...
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...
Saturday, March 31, 2012 by
Culinary Tourists, listen up. You'd travel miles for the
best Street-Food. Even plan whole culinary vacations
around Street-Food. Well, you need only travel to
Portland, Oregon for the very best in Street Food. #1 in the
World in fact according to Budget
Travel and US News TravelRead More
"With more than 400 carts selling everything from
Korean tacos to Carolina-style barbecue, Food
Carts Portland is a microcosm of mobile meals, " according
to Marisa Robertson-Textor.
Lunchtime crowds gather near SW...
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 by
running shoes? Like Southern Oregon? The innkeepers of
Bybee's Historic Inn just outside of
Jacksonville, OR, would love to see you in April for the Pear
Who: Anyone who wants to enter and support Jackson County
High Schools, local school programs & the YMCA Annual Strong
Communities Fundraising Campaign.
What: 36th Annual Pear Blossom Run
When: Saturday, April 14, 2012
Where: Medford, Oregon (not too far from Jacksonville,
Why: Rogue Valley's #1 athletic event. ...
Friday, October 7, 2011 by
5th annual Food & Wine Classic celebrates Ashland’s amazing
restaurants, talented chefs, and Oregon’s bounty, Southern Oregon
style. The event kicks off on Friday, November 4th with a
Meet the Chefs party and the Downtown Wine Crawl. Join us as
Chandra Corwin of Cucina Biazzi, Ashland’s 2010 Top Chef, defends
her title against seven others in the Chef Showdown Saturday and
Sunday starting at Noon. Sample over 30 vendors and experience
wine, farm and food workshops.
2010 Food & Wine Classic,...
Friday, June 17, 2011 by
The Prospect Historic Hotel B&B Inn - Motel and Dinner House
along with Bybee’s Historic Inn will be card stops for the Poker
Run on Friday June 17th.
For over a quarter century the Medford Cruise has been all
about automobiles, good times and good people. The Poker Run is a
great opportunity to join in the fun, cruise with classic cars and
win some great prizes. Approximately 90 cars will be participating
in the run and the poker game. All of the proceeds benefit
local youth organizations.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 by
So we set out to
find rooms—weekend rooms—for under $150 per night*. Call us cheap,
but for that price we also want our own bathroom, no bedbugs, and
rooms, or at the very least lobbies, with a dash of personality.
And each one of these hotels is in a place we really want to go.
(*All hotels have an...
Friday, April 1, 2011 by
March 31st, 2003, we arrived in Parkdale and began our journey as
innkeepers of the
Old Parkdale Inn
, a Mt. Hood Bed and Breakfast. It
was something I had dreamed about doing for quite awhile
and some days I still pinch myself and some days I ask
myself what am I doing!
Today I begin my 9th year. My, time certainly flies when
we are having fun! And I am having fun. Oh, I admit
there are days when it gets a little rough, say mid September when
we have had a constant turnover of guests...Read More