The Craftsman B&B ~ A Green Vacation on the Oregon Coast

Located in Pacific City, The Craftsman Bed & Breakfast welcomes you to experience beautiful Oregon Coast Lodging in style, grace, and comfort.  

The Craftsman B&B was awarded the Best Period Restoration AwardThe Craftsman B&B was awarded the Best Period Restoration Award in the LanierBB.com Guests’ Greatest Picks Award program out of 8,500 B&B’s world wide.

Built in 1921, The Craftsman B&B was renovated in 2004-2005 to return the character of the period and modernize the workings.   Classic Arts and Crafts elements were incorporated - from the Greene & Greene...

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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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An Outdoor Soaking Tub and A Feather Bed...heaven in Oregon!

Our last trip to the Hood River region of Oregon, took us home on the South side of Mt. Hood.  A change of scenery from the absolute breathtaking gorge and Columbia River, we chose to drive "the other side" of the mountain! 

Driving past Timberline, on through Government Camp and then to our quick stop over to visit Brightwood Guest House B & B!  A unique bed and breakfast and often heard of, I was dying to see their outdoor soaking tubs in person.  Ahhh...if only I was a guest here!  Someday...Read More
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PLEASE JOIN US AT ARCH CAPE INN & RETREAT FOR A SPECIAL VALENTINE'S DINNER AND MEET OUR NEW CHEF, NOAH KAUFMAN

From our Guest Blogger
Lori McKean, Arch Cape Inn and Retreat

Chef Noah Kaufman, Arch Cape Inn and Retreat, Oregon Coast LodgingArch Cape Inn and Retreat
on the Oregon Coast is pleased to announce the arrival of our new Chef, Noah EunJung Kaufman, who will debut his culinary creations at the Inn beginning February 2010. Kaufman was born in South Korea and adopted by his American parents at an early age. While serving at the award winning 1913 Room in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Kaufman's love for food blossomed and, in the fall of 2003, he enrolled at The Culinary...

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Presidents Day Weekend getaway to Eastern Oregon: Snow and a movie


 
Still wondering what to do for Presidents Day Weekend?  How about enjoying the Wallowa Mountains and the great snow we have here in Eastern Oregon?  And while you're at it, start the weekend really early, support a good cause, and see a spectacular film. (That's the teaser from the 2008 movie "The Fine Line" posted above and one of the movies that'll be shown at the event)

The Wallowa Avalanche Center Fundraiser is scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2010.  Here are the details:

Who: Wallowa...
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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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A very cheesy post from your favorite lodging in Oregon (bed and breakfast, that is)

Sometimes I just can't help myself when I find something amusing on the internet.  Who doesn't like Tillamook cheese?  It's hard not to enjoy something so uniquely Oregon.  You'll find Tillamook cheese in use from our Astoria Oregon bed and breakfast inns to the Bend Oregon bed and breakfast inns and even all the way to the Prospect Historic Hotel (our Crater Lake lodging member). 

So here's the new video from Tillamook Cheese as they take their Loaf Love Tour.  The website's entertaining too,...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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Why You Should Stay In An Oregon Bed and Breakfast!

Front porch of The Touvelle House in Jacsonville, ORWant to know why some people choose to stay in bed and breakfasts when they travel?  What is it that makes some of us yearn for the coziness and warmth of that "home away from home?"  Well, hopefully if you haven't stayed at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast before...we can convince you to try it out.  We promise you will like it and once you've been pampered a bit, fed a few homemade chocolate chip cookies and poured a nice glass of Oregon's premier Pinot Noir...you will be sold!

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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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Winter Whale Watching Week on the Oregon Coast

The Whale Watching Center near Oregon Coast LodgingEvery winter gray whales cruise along the Oregon coast en route from Alaska to Mexico, spouting geyser-like blasts of spray as they go. Thanks to towering coastal bluffs and a string of beaches set aside as state parks, Oregon offers visitors front-row seats for whale watching.  People come from all over the United States to learn about the gray whales that migrate past our coast each year. The Whale Watching Spoken Here program places volunteers at great whale watching sites during Watch Weeks...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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The Romance, The Glamour and An Oregon Wedding!

When I think of an Oregon wedding, I think of white chairs lined up in the middle of a hazelnut orchard nestled somewhere in the Willamette Valley, huge white bouquets of flowers and ivy all blanketed by a backdrop mossy ground cover and then willow branches covering the bride and groom as they exchange vows and say their "I do's." I see white linens covering long tables set for one or two hundred guests, candles lit in rows with silver and crystal goblets with sweet little goodie boxes filled...Read More
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Christmas Murder at the Prospect Hotel

The Prospect Historic Hotel and Dinner House near Crater Lake Lodging
The Prospect Hotel B&B - Motel and Dinner House is Crater Lake National Parks closest Historic Hotel Bed and Breakfast - Motel and Dinner House Restaurant. It is located in the small rural community of Prospect (pop.500) in the Upper Rogue River region of Southern Oregon.

Experience the thrill as you become one of the cast.  Will you be the victim?  Or perhaps the killer?  Or an innocent bystander caught in a deadly tragedy?



Murder Mystery Dinner

Saturday the 12th of December

Champagne Reception...

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A Gift of Pampering for Mother's Day at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Inn

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...

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The Hood River Holiday Market and Winery Events in the Columbia River Gorge. And for you, the Gift of Luxury Lodging

Choose a Hood River Bed and Breakfast while visiting the Columbia River Gorge and the Holiday MarketFind the best hand-made crafts and one-of-a-kind gifts at the 2010 Hood River Holiday Market.

This event is your opportunity to find the perfect gift for your loved ones or even for yourself!  You'll find 30+ vendors providing unique items, that you can't find anywhere else, all gathered in one place.

Holiday Market hours are 9am to 4pm on November 20 and November 27 at Westside Elementary School, 3685 Belmont Drive, Hood River.

Inn at the Gorge Bed and Breakfast in Hood River Oregon
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An English Pub in Oregon...Brewers Union Local 180!

Okay...so I can mark another adventure off my list of fun things I want to experience in Oregon!  I spent all day yesterday just a bit south of Albany and had so much fun doing it, I may do it again sometime soon!  A culinary treat, a delightful shopping pit stop, beer at a local English pub and all within view of the Oregon Cascade Mountains!

I have wanted to go to Oakridge for about a year now.  I had read about the Brewers Union Local 180 on the Travel Oregon website and thought it might be a...Read More
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Holiday Gatherings with the Innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

So begins a series of posts proclaiming the diverse talents of our innkeepers as they prepare their inns for the holidays.  Fabulous dinners, festive decorations and joyful, if not playful, gatherings for you, your families and friends.  The Innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are busy preparing their inns for your arrival.

Arch Cape Inn and Retreat A sampling of Thanksgiving dinners.  This one being served at the Arch Cape Inn and Retreat and a link to their blog for full menu:

Butternut Squash Bisque
Juniper...
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Oh Oregon...I Could Just Eat You Up!!!

A simple autumn day in Oregon!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 share it.

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
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Kiyokawa Family Orchards and some Mt Hood Bed and Breakfasts

Kiyokawa Family Orchards near a unique Mt Hood Bed and BreakfastHanner's Jumbo.  Zestar.  Hokutoi.  Sansa.  Ever heard of these apples?  How about Butter, Mederis, or Cascade pears?  I hadn't until I discovered an amazing family farm just a mile and a half from our innKiyokawa Family Orchards, located in the Upper Hood River Valley, has been growing the finest produce since 1911 and along with the "old world" varieties you'll find also the more common Bartletts, Gravs and Fuji.  The fertile soils found at the base of Mt Hood and glacier fed water sources...Read More
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