Woodpecker Wonderland near Bend Oregon Lodging

Central 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  Scenic Byways, offering stunning scenery and incredible diverse habitats at nearly 50 prime birding sites.

The Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival is scheduled for mid-June. The event is loaded with half and full day fields trips,...

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Ski Oregon and Stay at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

Ski Oregon and Stay at an Oregon Bed and BreakfastOregon 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.

Central and Eastern Oregon Bed and Breakfasts

Mt. Bachelor, one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest ski areas. Only 20 minutes form Bend, Mt. Bachelor offers world class skiing and...

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Oregon Grown Wool Center Stage at Olympics

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.

The 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.

Team USA in American Made Sweaters with wool from OregonOnce a year...

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“Le Jour de L’Amour” Valentine’s Wine Dinner with Phelps Creek Vineyards and Sakura Ridge Lodge

Le Jour de L'Amour

Phelps Creek Vineyards’ 3rd Annual “Le Jour de L’Amour”
Valentines Wine Dinner

Friday, February 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

Menu

stuffed figs with balsamic glaze...

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Oregon Birdwatching in the Mt Hood Region of Oregon

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...

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Culinary Tourism at its Best at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Member Inn

Breakfast Ingredients at Forest Springs Bed and BreakfastNo 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...

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One Step ~ 4 Counties ~ Many Bed and Breakfast Options

It may look like a grave marker of a long lost surveyor.  But it's not.

Four Counties Marker in the Tillamook State ForestEveryone 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 counties.

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 Timber-Vernonia...

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Cozy Winter Nights at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast

The Old Parkdale Inn Bed and BreakfastWe 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,...

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St Helens, Oregon ~ A Small Town with Big Surprises and an Elegant B&B

St Helens, Oregon with Mt St Helens in the distanceThere's a 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".

Dozens of fishing boats might be waiting in the harbor for the tide to turn and the salmon to run.  The local brewery,...

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Hood River Blossom Festival and Oregon Bed and Breakfast Inns

Mt Hood, blooming orchards and beehives near a Mt Hood Bed and Breakfast - photo by Mary PellegriniIn 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. 

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 at the...

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Old Parkdale Inn B&B's Plum Upside Down Buttermilk Cake

Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast Plum Upside Down Buttermilk CakeWe 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 Guild.

Old Parkdale Inn Plum Upside...

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Nez Perce Art in the Wallowa

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...

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A Northwest Culinary Delight ~ Strawberry-Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Strawberry-Rhubarb Coffee CakeIt 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.

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...

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Oregon Bed and Breakfast's Slow Food

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 and Old Parkdale Inn’s famous Baked Fuji...

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Portland #1 in Serving up Street Food

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 Travel

"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...

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Get your running shoes and head to Southern Oregon

Pear Blossom Run in Medford ORLike 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 Blossom Run!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, OR)

Why:  Rogue Valley's #1 athletic event. ...

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Belles and Beaus of Jacksonville Pay a Visit to Bybee's Historic Inn

Belles and Beaus of Jacksonville Oregon gather in November 2011 at Bybee's Historic Inn for an evening of Victorian fun.You just never know what's going to happen next when you visit an Oregon bed and breakfast.

Vikki Lynn and Tina Marie of Bybee's Historic Inn near Jacksonville, OR, don't let the grass grow under their feet!  There's always something new and exciting going on at this authentic Oregon lodging.  Here's a report about a recent Northwest culinary event at their inn, combined with a little bit of Victorian fun.

They write:

November 5th: Twenty-two members of Belles and Beaus of Jacksonville enjoyed... Read More
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5th Annual Food & Wine Classic and Ashland Oregon Lodging

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,...

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Oregon Bed and Breakfast Inns Play Poker with the Medford Cruise for Local Charities

Medford Cruise Poker Run on June 17, 2011 visits Prospect Historic Hotel and Bybee's Historic Inn


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.

Both...

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Sunset Magazine Recognizes Chehalem Ridge B&B in Newberg Oregon

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...

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