Culinary Tourism in Southern Oregon at A Taste of Ashland April 28-29, 2012

 

Taste of Ashland culinary tourism event on April 28 and 29, 2012 in Ashland, Oregon
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 sends:
 
A Taste of Ashland  is coming up April 28 & 29, 2012 in Ashland, Oregon!
 
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 regional...
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Valentine Special and Mardi Gras Special in Southern Oregon

As usual, the innkeepers of Bybee's Historic Inn just outside of Jacksonville in Southern Oregon are planning something guaranteed to pique your interest.

Bybee's Historic Inn at night in Southern Oregon February is the month of Love and Fun!

 

Join us for a weekend of chocolate! Our Chocolate Lovers Getaway weekend February 10th through the 12th includes a two night stay (second night 1/2 off) and a chocolate lovers dinner on February 11th.   Upon arrival you will be indulged with champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries in your room....

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Highly Recommended for a Visit with a Granddaughter!

Nighttime at Bybee's Historic Inn near Ashland Oregon. Authentic Oregon lodging in Historic Jacksonville OregonExtended family travel is more common as grandparents have the time to take their grandchildren on vacation.  Here's a story from a guest of Bybee's Historic Inn in Jacksonville Oregon about the great time he had with his granddaughter.

Have you stayed at an Oregon bed and breakfast lately?  Tell us where you stayed, but more importantly what you did while you were there.  Did you go for a hike?  Take a bicycle ride?  Visit a place of cultural significance?  Perhaps enjoyed a little Oregon slow...

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Long Hollow Ranch ~ An Historic Ranch in Central Oregon

Long Hollow Ranch ~ An Historic Central Oregon RanchLong 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 Getaway!

Whether you are planning a simple birthday dinner for a family member or a week long retreat for the team, small groups 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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Wanderfeast Week Four ~ Fall Fruits Week

I am particularly excited about Wanderfeast Week Four ~ Fall Fruits Week, as the orchard featured, Kiyokawas is a stones throw up the Hood River Valley from our inn, the Old Parkdale Inn.  It is one of my favorite fruit stands, not only because of the knowledgeable staff on hand to answer your apple and pear related questions but because of the variety of fruit.  Over 40 varieties of apples and 30 varieties of pears, many familiar, many old world varieties which you may or may not have ever...Read More
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Slow Food, a Local Chef and an Oregon Experience!

Perusing this new book today got me reeling with excitement about the Pacific Northwest.  It really doesn't take much to make that happen but seeing my inn along with our local restaurants, special places to see, shop and experience in Joan Tapper's new book is very cool!

Joan Tapper and photographer Nik Wheeler spent a few days at our inn a while back as they gathered infomation on their new venture.  Only one in a series, this book focuses on the Pacific Northwest and all the wonderful things...Read More
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No Add-On Fees at the B&Bs of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

When was the last time you were charged for a cup of coffee at a Bed and Breakfast? WiFi?  A biscotti?  A sip of sherry? I'm thinking never!  This is becoming the norm as we see the ever-increasing hotel add-on fees.  Mark Orwoll, trusted travel journalist, recently published a story in Travel & Leisure Magazine about the world's most outrageous hotel fees.   Heather Tyreman, my colleague and fellow blogger for the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, blogged about this same topic some time back in "H...

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I think I've died and gone to Oregon!

Statue at the Pittock Mansion!Moseying today from the Pearl District in NW Portland, I made my way to the Rose Test Garden and The Japanese Gardens.  I had decided that after trekking to the Pittock Mansion earlier in the week, my "city trekking" was not finished! 

For my birthday last week, my husband planned a nice hike near Multnomah Falls.  He knows I am in love with hiking in Oregon and somewhat embarrassed to say, we've been here 2-1/2 yrs. and hadn't made it to the falls yet.  I picked the actual trail...he won't take...Read More
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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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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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Northwest Culinary Enthusiasts Need Sharp Knives!

If you're a Pacific Northwest culinary enthusiast or an Oregon slow food fan then you know the value of sharp knives.  I rarely blog directly about guests staying at our northeastern Oregon bed and breakfast, but this is definitely a shameless promotion for one of our recent guests.

Orca II by Michael Keller White Eagle Studios Chelan WAMichael Keller of White Eagle Studios in Chelan, Washington, recently stayed at the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast in Joseph, OR.  When he made his reservation he told me he was a woodcarver who was branching out into...Read More
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An Oregon Culinary Weekend, a Romantic Bed and Breakfast and Oregon Slow Food all in one place: St. Helens, OR

Looking for an Oregon culinary weekend?  A romantic bed and breakfast?  Do you embrace Oregon slow food?  And don't want to venture too far away from Portland OR?  How about a short trip west on the Columbia River to the little town of St. Helens, Oregon.

"Secret Flower Garden" by Scappoose artist Maeona on display during Feb 2010 at Houlton Bakery in St Helens OregonThis town's received a lot of hype because of the original Twlight Movie, but there's more to St. Helens than a movie set.  Wandering through the Internet today, I discovered a lovely painting that's currently on display in St. Helens at...Read More
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PLEASE JOIN US AT ARCH CAPE INN & RETREAT FOR A SPECIAL VALENTINE'S DINNER AND MEET OUR NEW CHEF, NOAH KAUFMAN

From our Guest Blogger
Lori McKean, Arch Cape Inn and Retreat

Chef Noah Kaufman, Arch Cape Inn and Retreat, Oregon Coast LodgingArch Cape Inn and Retreat
on the Oregon Coast is pleased to announce the arrival of our new Chef, Noah EunJung Kaufman, who will debut his culinary creations at the Inn beginning February 2010. Kaufman was born in South Korea and adopted by his American parents at an early age. While serving at the award winning 1913 Room in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Kaufman's love for food blossomed and, in the fall of 2003, he enrolled at The Culinary...

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Hood River Organics - A Community Supported Agriculture Coop in the Columbia River Gorge

Breakfast ingredients at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and BreakfastIt is all about the food.  I am so excited to be a member of the Hood River Organics CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Coop, bringing fresh, locally grown, organic food to my front porch!  Each week throughout the year the participating farms work with multiple other farmers and producers in the Columbia River Gorge area to put together a box of the most delicious, healthy, seasonal food.  Did I mention it will be delivered to my door?

Slow food is an idea, a way of living and a way of...

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Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast in Gresham becomes a Movie Set

by
Patrick Arbuckle
Owner & Innkeeper
Forest Springs B&B @ Historic Heiney House
Guest Blogger

Michael Conner Humphreys and some of the cast and crew of Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers on location at Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast @ the Historic Heiney House near Portland Oregon in GreshamForest Springs Bed and Breakfast in Gresham was recently used as a filming location.  

For three days Hollywood (or at least Portland’s Version) occupied Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast.  Michael Conner Humphreys (Young Forest Gump) was our guest during the shoot and together with Portland Independent Films, they shot 3 scenes from their upcoming movie.

"Pathfinders: In The Company of Strangers" is set...Read More
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Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild welcomes our newest member: The DreamGiver's Inn in the Oregon Wine Country

The process of being an Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild member is a slow and steady one.  First, aspiring members must prove their merit by providing the Guild with proof of food handlers' training, commercial liability insurance, and other licenses and permits.  Once all of this paperwork is approved, the inn must successfully pass a physical inspection by the Guild's administrative team.  The Guild's Quality Assurance Standards and Guidelines are used for the inspection.

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Spectacular scenery along the Oregon Coast in Pacific City


Photo posted by Troy McMullin.  For more of this same story, visit the Pacific Crest Stock Photography Blog here

Are you transported yet?  Ready for a morning stroll on the Oregon Coast?  Once you've visited Troy's post, you'll be more than ready to look for your Oregon Coast lodging in Pacific City so you can retrace his path.

The Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild has three outstanding members in Pacific City.  All are ready to welcome you and give you their favorite hints on walking the...

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Hidden Jewels Near Portland Oregon: Gresham and the Forest Springs Bed & Breakfast at the Historic Heiney House

Flute-playing girl above the Columbia River Gorge. Photo courtesy of Jim Clark, Gresham OutlookIf you're looking for Portland Oregon lodging but prefer to be east of the downtown, the town of Gresham, Oregon, can be an interesting alternative.  Shannon Wells, writing for The Outlook, Gresham's local newspaper, reveals an increasing collection of urban artwork found throughout Gresham and in neighboring Troutdale.

Gresham and its neighboring East County cities may not be known as a haven for public artwork. But, if you take the time to look around, there are numerous opportunities — both...

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