St. Patrick's day is behind us but Green is here year-round in Oregon. Many Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild members provide Certified Green Lodging. And at Hopworks Urban Brewery in southeast Portland, the brewpub calls itself an "eco brewpub."
Many celebrate St. Patrick's Day with green beer, but in Portland, we're not talking the food colored or dyed kind. We’re talking about the organic kind.
Green is no doubt the theme at Hopworks Urban Brewery in southeast Portland. Not only does it serve all certified organic beer. It also uses all renewable energy, runs its kettles on biodiesal fuel, and even sits its customers on furniture made from recycled wood.
"We're really the first brew pub to incorporate all aspects of sustainability in our operation," said Christian Ettinger, brewmaster and owner of Hopworks.
Combining green beer with Portland's National Green status and the Green Lodging Certification held by some Portland area B&Bs makes for an authentic green Oregon vacation.
These member inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild's Green Certification Program are committed to engaging in practices that promote the sustainability of our planet's natural resources while providing luxurious accommodations and sharing their eco-friendly values.
Hopworks Urban Brewery is not alone in its green brewing. It joins other "green" breweries like Lauralwood, which back in 2002 became Portland's first ever organic brewery, as well as Root's Brewing Company which was the first brewpub in the city to serve all organic beer. While you'll find plenty of organic green beer at these pubs, you won't find any green colored beer on this day or any St. Patrick's Day
In September, 2002, a small group of downtown Newberg, Oregon, businesses started a First Friday ARTwalk monthly event. In the heart of the Oregon Wine Country, the goal is to make downtown Newberg a place associated with Art, Music, Food, Wine, and Fun. Visitors are encouraged to relax, socialize, look at new art, meet the artists, listen to music, eat some food, taste some wine and see what each of the participating businesses has to offer, but most of all … just to come downtown and enjoy yourselves.
This Oregon Wine Country event has grown in popularity and continues to be the best event in Newberg. It seems to get better each and every month. Past themed ARTwalks included Cinco de Mayo, Hawaii in June, Cabin Fever (after a three day ice storm) and Harvest time. This year we are planning Hawaii in April (April 2), a Fourth of July party, and on November 5th El Día de los Muertos (featuring local Hispanic artists), continuing to increase downtown Newberg’s vitality and celebrates it’s past and future.
Plan to attend a Newberg First Friday ARTwalk, the next one scheduled for February 5th. Create a weekend getaway and reserve your room at one of these approved inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild for unique Oregon Wine Country Lodging:
Just 20 miles south of Portland, Oregon, in the beautiful Willamette Valley, Newberg offers a traditional friendly downtown and the area is home to more than 80 wineries. With over 15 businesses participating in the First Friday ARTwalk and with Oregon Wine Country Lodging at its best you are sure to have a weekend to remember in Newberg, Oregon.
Aurora in Marion County, Oregon, just south of Portland. Peacefully established in the mid-1800's and located near the Oregon Wine Country, Aurora has a rich past and charming atmosphere. It was founded as a religious commune in 1856 by Dr. William Keil who named it after his daughter. The secret is out on this quaint village known as 'Oregon's antique capital'.
The 1860 farmhouse that is now the Feller House Bed and Breakfast is located in a beautiful country setting, minutes from Aurora. Enjoy time away at this historic inn, built on Oregon's famous French Prairie where hops became a cash crop in the 1860's and still are today. Conveniently located near the I-5 interstateand half way between Salem and Portland, you'll find a warm and inviting atmosphere, two delightful guest rooms, a wholesome breakfast, and personal attention awaits you at the Feller House.
Old Aurora Colony Museum
The centerpiece of this National Historic District formed in 1974, their missions is to promote interactive lifelong learning by inspiring curiosity about the heritage of the Aurora Colony (1856-1883). Visit the five-building complex of the 1862 Ox Barn, 1875 Steinbach Cabin, Summer Kitchen, 1864 Kraus House, and Tie Shed reproduction. All furnished as they would have been during the colony period. Artifacts include furniture, tools, music instruments, clothing, textiles, spinning wheels, photos, samplers, quilts, and much more. Learn the story of this German communal society and their travel from Missouri to the Oregon Territory to find a new Eden.
Member innsof the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild's are the only inspected and approved Bed and Breakfast Inns in Oregon. Our mission is to assure travelers of consistently high standards in a variety of accommodations. Our member inns are inspected and approved and all meet or surpass our guidelines. We are proud to have Feller House Bed and Breakfast in the Guild. We are sure you will enjoy the calm, quiet setting this inn provides in the vast Willamette Valley of Oregon, perfect Oregon Wine Country Lodging.
Set among the rolling hills of the Willamette Valley wine country Abbey Road Farms is a truly unique bed and breakfast inn with luxurious accommodations. The old grain silos on the property have been converted into the unique Abbey Road Farm Bed & Breakfast "Silo Suites". Each room has a spectacular view of the valley, wetlands, pastures and/or gardens. And although this is a working farm, the accommodations are more like what one would find at a resort with fabulous views, a location in the country yet accessible to nearby cities, and a place surrounded by nature and featuring nothing but the freshest food. And being located in the Oregon Wine Country is a real bonus.
The AgriVino Event Center at Abbey Road Farm lies in the very heart of Oregon's Wine Country. Currently some 18 wineries call the little town of Carlton home and these are just a fraction of the more than 200 that are within a half hour's drive time from the farm, centrally located in the Willamette Valley.
We invite you to reserve your room at Abbey Road Farm Bed and Breakfast, a unique, inspected and approved member inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. And consider attending an exciting, new dining and wine experience in Yamhill County.