Solena Estate Presents "New World - Old World" Comparative Tasting Series

The Willamette Valley, Oregon's largest AVA (American Vitaculture Area), stretches 150 miles from Portland, Oregon. to south of Salem and consists of six sub-appellations.  200 wineries and 10,000 acres of quality Oregon After a day exploring the Willamette Valley, return to the comfort of an Oregon Bed and Breakfast wine grapes.  The rich, diverse soil and relatively mild climate make for ideal grape growing conditions.  All this combined with warm summer days and cool nights allows the wine grapes to develop their flavor and complexity.

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It's Nutty, Spicy, A Little Smokey With A Berry Finish!...Oregon Wine!

Posting some info on Facebook today got me thinking! I wanted to know from our Albany Visitor's Association Facebook fans what someone visiting this region could do for fun on a 300 dollar budget. Well...we got a few comments and for some reason, they all involved wine. It's kind of a given in these parts that when you come to the Willamette Valley, you are coming to taste our wine. Is there really any other reason to come??? Of course there's your family and friends to visit. There's hiking in...Read More
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A photo from one of our Oregon Wine Country Lodging members

Spring brings more than just grape flowers in the Oregon Wine Country.  Here's a post from guest blogger Sue Stein at Yamhill Vineyard Bed & Breakfast in Yamhill, Oregon.  This Oregon bed & breakfast is one of the many Oregon Wine Country lodging accommodations you'll find on the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild website.

Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast in Oregon Wine Country
May brings flowers and the Eremurus are blooming. They are a flower of the deserts in Turkey and the Himalaya Mountains. The stalk can be 9 feet tall and the bloom 42 inches long....
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Culinary Travel and Oregon Coast Lodging in Astoria

April 23-25, 2010 The annual Astoria-Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival is one of Oregon's most popular spring events. The festival focuses on the bounty of the Pacific as well as on the Astoria Crab Seafood and Wine Festival, a Culinary Delightregion's famous wines. Seafood lovers can savor shrimp, salmon, oysters, halibut, and clam chowder. The Northwest's awesome microbrews and and wines are also featured. In addition to the freshest of seafood, you'll be able to enjoy live music and crafts booths. The highlight of the three-day festival is...
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A Dinner Party, A Wedding or a Weekend Getaway...it's all about the food!

Some may argue, some may actually disagree and some may even deny it.  But, we all know...it's all about the food!

It's that time of year when the daffodils are in full bloom, my "bleeding hearts" have blossomed and the cherry trees smell heavenly around this town.  And, it's that time of year to book your Oregon vacation, plan your wedding or your party at one of our Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild membership inns!

Many of our inns are places for fun events, some are open for a party now and then...Read More
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"Explore Oregon And Win" Promotion Coming to an End

State of Oregon FlagThe state of Oregon was admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859 and on February 14, 2009, Oregon turned 150!  That's a big birthday!  One to celebrate all year.  And that is exactly what Oregonians did. 

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild  joined the celebration by creating "Explore Oregon and Win", a year-long celebration, encouraging travelers to visit all the regions in our state.  Under the program travelers who stayed at an inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild in at least 5 of the 7...
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A True Oregon Culinary Experience ~ Truffles and C'est La Vie Bed and Breakfast

"Truffle Hunting" - Photo from the Oregon Truffle Festival WebsiteThe Oregon Truffle Festival, held over three brisk winter days in the Oregon wine country near Eugene, Oregon, from January 29-31, 2010, celebrates the magnificent Oregon truffles as they reach the peak of ripeness in their native soil. It is the first festival of its kind in North America, dedicated to sharing the experience of the chefs, foragers and fans of Oregon's wild truffles, from their hidden source in the forest to their glory on the table.

Oregon truffles are emerging among the world's...

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Romantic Valentine's Getaway in Oregon's Wine Country

Cupid is out in force for Valentines Day"Tis the season for Romance.  Celebrate and renew cherished, romantic time together this Valentine's Day weekend with fine wines, unique chocolates and luxurious accommodations at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inn, surrounded by gorgeous scenery, fabulous wine and delicious food.

Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn sits atop a mountain with commanding views over the valleys below that will take your breath away.  Youngberg Hill will provide the perfect location for those seeing a...Read More
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Willamette University Jazz Festival and Salem Oregon Lodging

Hopewellarly thirty years, the Willamette University Jazz Festival has brought the leading names in jazz to Salem, Oregon, for a weekend of world-class jazz performance and education.  The 2010 festival runs February 05-06.  Renowned for its educational focus and artistic vision the festival offers northwest jazz students from all levels of ability and experience the chance to learn from the finest jazz educators from across the country.  And for the jazz lover a concert to top of the event.

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Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Members in the News

Prospect Historic Hotel for Crater Lake Lodging
The Prospect Historic Hotel was just published in the 2010 Annual Calendar for Saif Corporation, one of the largest Workers Compensation Insurance carriers in Oregon with over 50,000 members. The Project Director and Photographer for Saif visited the Hotel earlier this year and must have shot a zillion photos!   The Hotel was 1 of 14 companies selected out of over 50,000 for our historic significance and claims records.

Congratulations Fred and Karen.  You've done the Guild proud!!


Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast for Oregon Wine Country LodgingYou won't find...
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Winter fun in Halfway Oregon

Winter fun.  Time to start thinking snow!  Oregon ski resorts are open for the season.  Cross country skiing, backcountry skiing and snowshoeing are available in many areas across our lovely state.

And how about some winter fun in Halfway Oregon?  Here's a YouTube clip of a family having a blast with their snowmobile in Halfway--all the way across the state near Hells Canyon.


The little giggle at the end is especially cute.

Need a place to stay in Halfway?  How about the Inn at Clear Creek Farm?...Read More
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Where to Eat (and Sleep) in Wine Country

Grant Butler, writing for The Oregonian on November 17, 2009, weaves a wonderful article about where to eat in Wine Country.  And he's got some great suggestions:

"Winter is one of the best times to discover the subtle side of wine country. With the exception of Thanksgiving weekend's open houses, tasting rooms are typically less crowded than during the peak of the summer season. So you can sip at a more leisurely pace, asking questions and building your knowledge of what makes prized pinots so... Read More
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Things to see and do in Northeastern Oregon in August

Thinking about a quick vacation?  There are plenty of things to see and do in Northeastern Oregon in August--especially in Wallowa County.  Here's a suggestion for the weekend of August 22 and 23:

Wallowa Resources First Annual Barn Dance Fundraiser
  • Saturday, August 22, 5:30 pm to 10 pm
  • 5:30 pm social hour with wine tasting
  • 6:30 pm dinner catered by Beth Gibans of Backyard Gardens featuring plenty of fresh, local ingredients (Oregon culinary tourism at the grass roots)
  • Dance to Country Band "Diverse"...
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Annual Historic Tour of Homes and Gardens...It's All Happening In Albany, Oregon

Victorian Style, Queen Anne. The Train House Inn, Albany, OregonJuly 25th, 2009, Albany, Oregon highlights their valley treasures by opening doors and garden gates to let you into some of the most gorgeous historic homes and gardens in the entire state of Oregon. 

Boasting the most varied collection of historic home styles in the state and the most in number as well, come tour the four Nationally Registered Historic Districts that drawBungalow in downtown Albany, Oregon. The Pfeiffer Cottage Inn. photographers, travel writers, history buffs and anyone interested in the vintage bliss these homes exude. 

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What Does Wine Tasting In The Willamette Valley and The Spruce Goose Have In Common?

Aviation Museum, Mc Minnville, OregonSo, what does the Aviation Museum in McMinnville and wine tasting have in common?  Hopefully nothing and everything! 

All located within a few miles of each other, the Aviation Museum that houses the Spruce Goose among many other airplanes, space capsules and rockets, makes for wine tasting in the Willamette Valley quite the perfect pairing.

My family from Arizona and California visiting this week wanted to experience something new, something tasty and something very "Oregon", so I made a list!...Read More
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Good times at the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild Board of Directors Meeting

It's always an intense but fun & rewarding experience when the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild board gets together for a meeting and the meeting this week was no exception.  Since we're a small group we could forego the Salem Oregon hotels and hold our meeting at our Administrative Assistant's home in Salem Oregon.

Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild Board of Directors in Salem Oregon






























Pictured back row (L to R): Wayne Bailey (Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn); Debbie Lusk (The Pfeiffer Cottage Inn); Sandy Parker (Britannia at Terwilliger Vista); Patrick Arbuckle (Forest ... Read More
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The Oregon Garden in the foothills of the Willamette Valley

The Oregon Gardne in the beautiful Willamette Valley

The Oregon Garden is located on 80 acres in Silverton, Oregon, and features thousands of plants in more than 20 specialty gardens.  It is the setting for a summer concert series, educational programs and other special events. 

The city of Silverton needed to find a use for its reclaimed water and the Oregon Association of Nurserymen (OAN) was looking for a site for a planned botanical garden.  The city of Silverton purchased the hillside south of town and the partnership began.  What a great...Read More
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Memorial Weekend in The Willamette Valley Wine Country

Pinot Noir in Oregon Wine Country Near an Oregon Bed & BreakfastIt's time to start planning your Memorial weekend get-a-way.  Spending a few days sipping wine from over 100 valley wineries sounds pretty tempting.  I think I can do that!

Memorial weekend is May, 23, 24 and 25 this year and many of the finest wineries in Oregon will open their cellar doors from 11-5pm and offer tastes of new releases as well as some barrel tastings.  Meet the Winemakers from large and small wineries in the valley region and experience some of the family owned wineries that...Read More
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