Oregon's North Coast Birding and Oregon Coast Lodging

"The northern coast of Oregon stretches from the mouth of the historic Columbia River south to fog-shrouded Cascade Head, an area of broad tidal estuaries and rugged headlands that flank stretches of sandy beaches."  This from the North Coast map of the Oregon Coast Birding Trail   From Astoria, to Seaside, the town of Tillamook, to Lincoln City.  Close to 375 species of birds have been recorded on the Northern Oregon Coast and quite a few Oregon Bed and Breakfasts are awaiting your arrival.

Photo courtesy of Sandlake Country Inn Bed and Breakfast


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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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Just Steps from the Pacific Ocean is this Oregon Coast Lodging Bed and Breakfast

10th Avenue Inn Bed and BreakfastFrom the steps of the 10th Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast you can enjoy Seaside's famous Promenade for an early morning walk or a breathtaking sunset.  A short walk to shopping and restaurants. Fill your day with short trips to view the mighty Columbia River from the Astoria Column, visit history at Lewis and Clark's Fort Clatsop, historic Fort Stevens and the shipwreck of the Peter Iredale. Picnic and feed the seagulls while viewing Haystack Rock at Ecola State Park, or go for 18 holes at one of...

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Room for One, Please!

Astoria Oregon bridgeNow, I've nothing against bed and breakfasts for couples.  Plenty of couples come our way and thoroughly enjoy their bed & breakfast stay.  But how about a room for one?  In these days of hectic work schedules, traffic snarls, committment overload--how about a little rest and relaxation for the  spouse/partner that needs a break?

Imagine a trip to a Seaside Oregon bed and breakfast or maybe an Astoria Oregon Bed and Breakfast just for yourself.  No schedules to keep.  Breakfast when you want it....

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A Tale of Two Oregon Coast Oktoberfests and Oregon Coast Lodging

Two cities, one date, same holiday celebration: both Pacific City and Seaside are hosting their own brand of the Oktoberfest on September 19.
Choose the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild for Oregon Coast Lodging
The Bavarian festival goes coastal in Pacific City for the second year in a row. This time it's subtitled "Black Beer and Root Beer Festival".

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild innkeeper, Mick Rech, contributed to an article on the BeachConnection.net web site where you can find more information.

"The title is a play on words, as we will have root beer, black...

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Oregon 150 and the Sesquicentennial Youth Legacy Parks Dedication

Explore Oregon and Win with Oregon Bed and BreakfastsOregon 150, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and the City of Hood River will present the second dedication of Oregon's five sesquicentennial Youth Legacy Parks on Friday, June 26th, at the new Waterfront Park on the Columbia River, 2:00 p.m.

As one of Oregon 150's six signature projects, this youth legacy project is geared toward reconnecting kids with nature; following a growing national movement to get children out of the house and into the outdoors.

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Smokin' on the Columbia: State Championship Chili Cookoff May 2nd in Astoria!

Now, here's a great excuse for an Oregon weekend getaway to Astoria.  Pacific Northwest BBQ Association's "Smokin' on the Columbia" is a state-wide chili cookoff and barbecue with proceeds benefitting the United Way of Clatsop County.

But there's more!  Teams competing for top prizes will walk away with $1,000 in prize money for the best chili and barbecue.  Food will be available to the public on Saturday, May 2nd, from 11 am to 3 pm, so plan your lunchtime accordingly.  The event takes place...Read More

Road Trip Along The Southern Oregon Coast

My husband and I get away about twice a month.  Our get aways "always" include an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Inn.  We have already planned our next trip if you call jumping in your car and heading for the coast for a fun road trip planning.  I was all set in my mind to fly to San Antonio, Texas for a few days of sun and board walking and shopping and eating, etc.  However, we love it here in Oregonand have decided to stay local and see more of what we haven't seen yet since we moved here a...Read More

Oregon Coast Lodging, Dining and Exploring!

Astoria ColumnLast week, we decided to take a quick overnight trip to the Oregon Coast.  We headed to Astoria and checked out an Astoria Bed and Breakfast called Clementines.  After a beautiful and little snowy drive and a yummy dinner at the Fort George Brewery downtown, we headed up to the Astoria Column.  My friend Patty said that if you ever go to Astoria, you need to go to the column.  So, see the column we did.  At night even.  We were in awe of it.  The architecture, the height, the view, but mostly...Read More

Oregon Innkeeper Tips: The Best Place to Pop the Question is on Tillamook Head Mountain near Seaside on the Oregon Coast

Frommer's Budget Travel recently presented their 10 best places worldwide to "pop the question."  Here at the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild, we surveyed our innkeepers for their favorite location to "pop the question" in Oregon.  With Valentine's Day rapidly approaching we figured we better start quickly rolling out the results of where to propose in Oregon!

Tillamook Head Mountain is the pick for the 10th Avenue Inn in Seaside.  Here's what they have to say:

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