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
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 by
thrilled we were here at the Oregon
Bed and Breakfast Guild to see this nice write up on
House Bed and Breakfast, a unique inn for Oregon Wine Country
Lodging. An inspected and approved member of The Guild,
Feller House is located in Oregon’s French Prairie, a section of
the Willamette Valley where Oregon’s first settlers found rich and
fertile soil, something the native Kalapuya people already
Jennifer Morgenthaler, author of Spoon with Me was a guest at the
Feller House last...
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
Sunday, March 10, 2013 by
a special you won't want to miss in the Oregon Wine Country!
innkeeper of the R. R. Thompson House in Carlton, invites you to
enjoy a Spring Break Special. For the rest of
March 2013 and through the month of April 2013 only, you
- book one night
and get the second night half off;
- book two nights
and get the third night free!
Please call the
inn directly to reserve this special rate: (503)
Spring is a
special time to visit the Willamette Valley. The daffodils
Friday, January 11, 2013 by
for a little culinary tourism combined with an Oregon geotourism
event? Check out the information provided by Vikki and Tina
at Bybee's Historic Inn
near Jacksonville, Oregon.
Register your own parade entry, or plan to participate in the
"Snake-A-Leg" 5K fun run (ever seen a group of folks do a 5K in a
Festival. The main events are held in
Jacksonville, Oregon, in partnership...
Thursday, January 3, 2013 by
A blog written a couple years back, StillTasty:
Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide, is still relevant today
and full of information about food safety. And with the
leftovers associated with the holiday meals following these tips is
so very important.
This website, LoveFoodHateWaste.com, is full of
great ideas for storing food and cutting down on your
waste. Meal and portion planning, food storage, and
using up those leftovers will not only save you dollars on your
weekly shopping bill it is also...
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...
Thursday, April 19, 2012 by
Oregon Slow Food enthusiasts pay attention! The innkeepers at
Bybee's Historic Inn
near Jacksonville, Oregon
are always coming up with little tidbits. Today it's an
upcoming culinary tourism adventure in Southern Oregon. Vikki Marie
The Ashland Gallery Association
presents A Taste of Ashland. For over 20 years A Taste of Ashland
has offered a weekend of pairing excellent local
restaurants and great
Thursday, April 12, 2012 by
FARM to FORK is a "traveling farm-to-table restaurant,
local food fundraiser, and community celebration rolled into one!
Our unique FARM to FORK dinners are designed to reconnect people to
the source of their food, and to honor the talented farmers, food
artisans, winemakers, and chefs that contribute to the growing
culinary reputation and local food community of Southern
Scheduling for the 2012 FARM to
FORK events scheduled have begun and the promoters of
this event invite you to "meet...
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 by
Long Hollow Ranch, a unique ranch stay in of the
Oregon Bed and Breakfast
Guild, offers an at home atmosphere perfect for every
season of the year. Join us for Bed & Breakfast
during fall, winter or spring. Off season weather can be
unpredictable and capricious, so outdoor activities may be limited,
but the ranch houses are quiet and comfortable - A Perfect
Whether you are planning a simple birthday dinner for a family
member or a week long retreat for the team, small groups and...
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. ...
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 by
Are you a character? Or would you like spend
the evening with a character or two?
Bybee's Historic Inn
, an authentic Oregon bed and
breakfast just outside of Jacksonville, OR, is offering that
opportunity in January 2012.
Vikki Lynn, innkeeper from Bybee's Historic Inn, offers the
Local Historic Characters of the 1800’s come
Join us for a truly unique initmate dining experience featuring a
menu paired with wine or Dry Soda!
Enjoy local historic characters that 'come...
Monday, November 28, 2011 by
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...
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,...