Birding, Blues and Bed and Breakfast Accommodations on the Oregon Coast

Pacific City, Ore.— The seventh annual Birding and Blues Festival returns to Pacific City, the Nestucca Bay National Refuge, and numerous top birding locales in the area April 8-10.

Start your Oregon Coast birdwatching getaway at a Pacific City Bed and Breakfast of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  Our innkeepers are committed to providing luxurious accommodations while promoting Oregon Geotourism opportunities such as this event.

The Craftsman Bed and BreakfastThe Craftsman B&B ~ Winner, Best of the West, in The Best of...Read More
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Wooden Shoes, Tasty Brews, and Feller House Bed and Breakfast

Kick off the 25th Annual Tulip Festival, March 25 - April 25, with a weekend of Oregon-grown craft brews, clogging, tulips, and family fun! Wooden Shoes and Tasty Brews will run opening weekend: Saturday, March 27th and Sunday, March 28th from noon to 6pm.

Wooden Shoes and Tasty Brews The event will feature Willamette Valley craft brewers, Bavarian-style food, clog dancing, and live music. Wooden Shoes & Tasty Brews is family-friendly and as always, children are welcome.

Brewers featured: Seven Bridges Brewing of Silverton;...Read More
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Portland, Oregon. Known for Eco Friendly Travel, Certified Green Lodging and Green Beer

St. Patrick's day is just around the corner  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."

Oregon's Green BrewMany 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...

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4 Ts and some B&B's

I really am a country girl.  That's why my inn is in the country, in a little town about 10 blocks square, near the Mt Hood National Forest where I can hike to my hearts content and enjoy quiet quiet nights.  But every once in a while I like to go into the city.  Take in the hustle and bustle, visit shops and coffee houses, enjoy culinary surprises, ride mass transit.  I love it.  So when I overheard my Portland guests suggesting to our Portland bound Minnesota guests the 4T Trail I was all...Read More
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One Step ~ 4 Counties ~ Many Bed and Breakfast Options

It may look like a grave marker of a long lost surveyor.  But it's not.

Four Counties Marker in the Tillamook State ForestEveryone 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 counties.

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 Timber-Vernonia...

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A Northwest Culinary Tour!...my day as a foodie in Portland, Oregon.

Patrick, Mary and Steve...at Cacao's!Sipping chocolate at Cacao's near The Heathman Hotel in downtown Portland was only the beginning of our "Epicurean Tour" last Saturday!  In the works for months, Portland Walking Tours teamed up with a few very interested Oregon innkeepers and we headed out to devour the city!

Led by Bob, tour guide with Portland Walking Tours, we covered about 2 mi. of ground.  And thank goodness we did because it helped walk off all the extra bread I ate at Pearl Bakery!...well, I had help! After donning the...Read More
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You Were Right Jimmie...the creme brule' french toast was delish!

8th Avenue Canal, downtown Albany!Three days, a daughter and her boyfriend, an inn, snow, hiking trails, shopping and four very well-fed people.  That's pretty much our last few days in a nutshell.  

Talk about a quick trip!  Our daughter and her boyfriend had read a few of our blogs.  Tired of just reading about Oregon, they were determined to do a little exploring for themselves.  In doing so, I realized that four people with determination, drive, a taste for adventure and delightful dining options should grab hold and enjoy...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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What to do for Valentine's Day in Portland, OR

Now here's a real insider's view of what to do for Valentine's Day in Portland Oregon.  "Travel Geek" works at the Oregon Welcome Center at the Portland International Airport.  She's lived in Portland for 30 years, so she knows her way around!

Travel Geek offers a complete Portlander's guide for Valentine's Day with ideas for "Events that Inspire Romance" plus "Places that Fill You with Love" (a Northwest Culinary experience in itself) and "More Pragmatic, Less Romantic (and still fun).  She's...Read More
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The Rose City...the perfect place to fall in love...all over again!

Tell me if you know, but what can possibly be more romantic than hopping on a train with someone you love and getting away for a night or two? 

There is just something romantic about the historic train station in the town where I live.  My inn is just a short 10 minute walk to the Albany Train Station.  So, when we want a little romantic get-a-way, we take the train! 

The tracks from Albany to Portland are steady, the train ride is smooth and the countryside...well...let's just say, I have had a...Read More
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The Benefits of a Green Lodging Certification

Forest Springs Bed & Breakfast at Historic Heiney House near Portland OR. Green lodging program certified by the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. The Benefits of a Green Lodging Certification
Patrick Arbuckle
Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast
Gresham, Oregon (suburban Portland)
tel (503) 674-8992

Over the past year, Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast has seen our business grow in a new and welcome direction. Many of our guests have noted to us that our being a member of the green inspection programof the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild was a major factor in their decision to stay with us.  Knowing that we extended this care to our choices of...Read More
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Oregon Wine Country Lodging and Newberg's First Friday ARTwalk

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...

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Feller House Bed and Breakfast and the Aurora Colony

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'.

Feller House Bed and Breakfast near McMinnville OregonThe 1860 farmhouse that is now the Feller House Bed and Breakfast is located in a beautiful country setting, minutes from Aurora....

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Heron Haus: a Portland Oregon bed and breakfast to remember!

Heron Haus Portland Oregon bed and breakfast near Pearl DistrictWhenever my husband Bill & I travel we try as often as we can to stay in bed and breakfast lodging.  This week we spent three days and nights at Heron Haus-- a Portland Oregon bed and breakfast in a beautifully restored 1904 Tudor style home in hills of Portland just over the trendy Pearl District.

It was a dual-purpose stay.  Bill had appointments at the Casey Eye Institute (part of the OHSU hospital/clinic complex on the hill in Portland Oregon).  I was in Portland to attend a meeting of the Or... Read More
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Go Where I've Gone and Sleep Where I've Slept...Lodging in Oregon!

How lucky are you to have all the foot work done already!  Driving, flying or taking the train, you can experience the best of the best in Oregon Bed and Breakfasts with just a little click!

Seven Oaks Bed and Breakfast near Mt. Hood, OregonMany of us doing this innkeeping gig get to get away every now and then.  Can you guess where we prefer to stay? An Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild membership inn of course!  Whether we are in or near Portland, at an OSU or Ducks game or just feel like moseying on down to Jacksonville for an Oregon small...Read More
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I Resolve To Learn More About Oregon Brewed Beer!

Hops grown in the Willamette ValleyDon't you just love this time of year?  An end of another year and the beginning of "new" beginnings, resolutions and promises we make to ourselves and others.  Well...in 2010 I resolve to learn more about where I live.  I resolve to learn more about Oregon, to learn more about why people flock here for the food and drink but most of all, I resolve to taste and learn all that I can about the beer brewed here in Oregon and why it is famous all over the world!  I think this is a resolution I...Read More
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Abbey Road Farms Bed and Breakfast, The AgriVino Center and Wine-Inspired Dinners in the Oregon Wine Country

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 For Oregon Wine Country Lodging choose Abbey Road Farms Bed and BreakfastSuites".  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...
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A Room At An Inn...the gift of time!

Female Pheasant, UKImagine soaking in a tub filled with hot water in the great outdoors or sitting by a fire pit roasting marshmallows and sipping hot cocoa with a rushing river close by or waking to the delicious smells of coffee, bacon and eggs with onions and peppers and then the scones...oh the scones baking with the cranberries and nuts and then the marmalade or lemon curd and butter... 

Have we convinced you that a gift of lodging is the perfect gift???  With over 90 membership inns to choose from, the Oregon... Read More
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Christmas In A Vineyard, "A Tuna Christmas" and The Big City In Lights!

Looking for a simply unique way to experience Oregon this season?  Looking for a way to show your visiting family and friends how we do things here in the Pacific Northwest?  Wanna show em' a little bit of everything?  Well, follow me and see Portland, a vineyard and a play in a small Oregon theater...all in a day...or two!
Vintage Roost, Albany, Oregon
Hmmm...where shall I begin?  Let's just start at the beginning...Portland!  So you have family coming in or some friends wanting to visit for the weekend.  First things first!...Read More
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Warm Up with Chocolate and A Cozy Portland Bed and Breakfast

From The Oregonian, OregonLive.comWhat 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
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