Sunday, December 19, 2010 by
better way to warm up during this nippy season than with a cup
of chocolate and afterwards, a warm and comfortable bed and
breakfast? In Portland, Oregon, shops that
specialize in chocolates are taking cocoa seriously and innkeepers
take your comfort seriously, also.
"It's not your mom's Swiss Miss, not by a long shot. In Portland,
hot chocolate ingredients are now carefully sourced and dressed to
kill because a new generation of chocolatiers take their sipping
seriously", writes Danielle...Read More
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 by
, Oregon lodging? Looking for a
nice B & B near all the downtown shopping? Looking
for a new place to have lunch? Well, it's that time of year
and not only are Portland
their usual delights, they are turning their skills up a few
notches and providing "foodies" a chance to taste all that is so
good in holiday and seasonal faire!
The Oregon Bed and
has 90 membership inns all over the state of
Oregon. A dozen of these inns are located in
Thursday, April 28, 2011 by
Mother's Day is just a few weeks out. Wanting to give the
perfect gift? Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Lodging Gift
Vouchers can be just that. When giving the gift of lodging
you will be giving the gift of a unique Oregon
experience. And the recipient can decide where
and when to use them. So maybe they'd like to walk
in the sand on the Oregon Coast. Hike or snow
shoe along the rim of Crater Lake. Catch a new
museum exhibit in Portland. Ski world class
snow. Sample a pinot noir in the...Read More
Friday, November 19, 2010 by
The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is committed to
Sustainable Travel and we are encouraging our members to be
"Certified Green" through the OBBG Green Certification
Program. Not that we have to do too much coaxing. Most
of our members already implement many "green" practices, like
recycling and composting. But we don't stop there.
We apply business practices that promote sustainability of our
planet's natural resources such as using recycled paper, minimal
use of disposables and using...
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 by
now and then a bed and breakfast guest is amazed at something we
innkeepers take for granted, like fresh oatmeal cookies.
If you check into a Bend Oregon
Bed and Breakfast
, or a Portland
Oregon Bed and Breakast
, or just about any Bed and Breakfast in
Oregon, you're likely to find some version of a bottomless
Here's a riff on an oatmeal cookie, starting with the classic
"Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies"
recipe found on most every
container of Quaker Oats.
At the Bronze
Sunday, November 1, 2009 by
"From rustic to regal there's no better way to embrace
the pleasures of fall than a weekend on the farm." This is
the opening line for a recent article in
, Top 10 Farm Vacations, November issue.
Listed at #3 and for the best autumn fun was Springbrook
Hazelnut Farm in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
Springbrook Hazelnut Farm
has been a member of
the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild for many years and continues to
provide a quality bed and breakfast experience to the guests.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 by
Ok...so I know what you are
thinking...what the heck does this gorgeous fall picture have to do
with the title of this blog? Well...nothing really! I
just thought it was a simply gorgeous fall picture and wanted to
I can't seem to get enough of Autumn in Oregon
and so I walk, I
ride and I gaze to try and soak it all in before it's gone!
Our second fall season as innkeepers in Oregon and I don't think I
will ever take this place for granted. All the gazing I did
over this last...Read More
Monday, September 28, 2009 by
So what does an innkeeper do
when he and/or she has a day to play in the garden? Well, let
me tell ya! We clipped our sunflower heads off, picked a huge
bell pepper, moved some rose bushes that were suffering terribly in
their spot, trimmed the lavender, harvested our wee bundle of hops
and drank a really cold beer. Kind of perfect day in the
Oregon sun if I don't say so myself.
As I was collecting my treasures, I was thinking which is always
dangerous I might add, that we have our own Oregon...Read More
Saturday, September 12, 2009 by
the last weekend of September, the annual
Portland Oregon Polish Festival
expects 12,000 attendees to
join in native music, dancing, home-made food and imported beer.
Many participants wear their colorful dress from various regions
and epochs of Poland. The festival has been recognized as the
largest authentic ethnic celebration in the western United
This is a opportunity to share this rich cultural heritage with
dance, music and of course food.
Let the Oregon Bed and Breakfast...
Thursday, August 20, 2009 by
The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild welcomes Enchanted
. The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild
membership organization with credibility and prestige that comes
from maintaining high standards and professionalism. And
the addition of Enchanted Garden Suite is a true testament to
Nestled in a quiet and private residential neighborhood of West
Portland and near renown Forest Park, the Enchanted Garden Suite
provides a wonderful guest experience. The private entry is through
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 by
historic Sandes of Time B&B sits tall and proud atop a
rocky knoll overlooking the street below in Milwaukie/SE Portland.
4 lovely guest suites include private baths & fireplaces. The
beautifully landscaped yards and gardens are best appreciated from
one of the three covered porch swings. Nearby public
The home is situated between Portland and historic Oregon City- a
ten to fifteen minute drive in either direction. In
closer proximity to shopping malls, antiques stores,...Read More
Monday, August 17, 2009 by
Last weekend I was out and about. Driving the Fruit Loop
, a 35
miles driving tour through Oregon's Hood River
Valley's orchards, forests, farmlands, and friendly
communities. "Sample delicious fruits and take your favorites home,
visit a winery, experience fields of fragrant lavender, meet
adorable alpacas, savor delicious baked goods, and create memories
by participating in family activities hosted at Fruit Loop
locations throughout the year."
I attended the grand opening of the new Mt Hood...Read More
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 by
It's all about being on the
"edge", it's all about what "you" want and it's all about "what we
can do for you"!
I have never experienced so much in one week. As an
innkeeper, I get to meet new people every day. To give you an
idea of what an innkeeper's week is like, let me give you a run
Beginning about one week ago, we have hosted honeymooners from
Portland, gave refuge to eight BOOM pirates here for the Willamette
River Festival, took in Harley motorcyclists from Canada, provided
Friday, August 5, 2011 by
At Rasmussens Farm
Aug 6&7 and continuing through August.
Celebrating 60 kinds of sunflowers
– Perfect opportunity to
paint, cut, take photos and enjoy the many colors of summer.
Reservations suggested for photo clubs or art groups.
Kick-off weekend features live music, wine tasting from Hood River
Vineyards, vegetable games, and a treasure hunt. Quilt show and
sale, art show and sale. Come paint, take photos, cut
bouquets, and enjoy through the whole month of August. Covered
Monday, July 13, 2009 by
July 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 draw
photographers, travel writers,
history buffs and anyone interested in the vintage bliss these
Bring your...Read More
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 by
We are so bad, but what can I say, we've been busy bees
lately! We finally drug our bikes out of the basement, dusted
them off, filled our tires with air and off we were. Enjoying
the perfect summer weather here in the Willamette Valley is what we
Oregonians do best.
There is so much to do and see
here on bicycles, that we attract enthusiasts from all over the
Pacific Northwest and some from the Southwest as well. Toting
their bikes on cars, vans and trucks, or taking the train or...Read More
Thursday, June 18, 2009 by
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
Sunday, July 26, 2009 by
Sesquicentennial birthday of Oregon is reason for
Celebration. And the celebration will last until February 13,
2010 at events taking place across the state. And its your
chance to win with the Explore
Oregon and Win Challenge of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast
Guild. Combine this with the Travel Oregon 150
Challenge and win grand Oregon Tours!!Read More
Travel Oregon to attend rodeos, county fairs, festivals and wine
tasting events. There are more hiking and biking trails than
even the most avid...
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 by
that time of year! If you haven't already sat down with your
family, your honey or your best friend and planned your summer
vacation, do it now!
This motorcycle and side car husband and wife were our guests
recently at The Pfeiffer Cottage Inn
. So much fun and
what a cool bike! From San Luis Obispo to Ashland then here
to Albany. These lovely guests were the first of many to bike
or bicycle to this area of the Willamette Valley this season.
From now until the leaves fall in late...Read More
Thursday, August 19, 2010 by
away in Washington Park, one of the largest urban parks in our
nation, are the International
Rose Test Gardens
. The Rose Garden contains 10,000
plantings of 550 rose varieties and boasts one the most
photographed view of the City of Roses with Mt Hood towering in the
Portland’s International Rose Test Garden is the oldest official,
continuously operated public rose test garden in the United
States. The primary purpose of the garden is to serve as a
testing ground for new rose...Read More