This Masculine Wildlife Quilt Could Be Yours!

2012 raffle quilt from the Wallowa Mountain Quilters Guild is a Montana log cabin style quilt with silhouettes of wildlife. Raffle tickets can be purchased by mail and the drawing will be held on June 9, 2012. Winner need not be present to win. Quilt will be shipped free of charge.Here's a little note from the innkeepers of the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast in Joseph, Oregon (almost into Idaho it's so far east & north in Oregon):

If you're a guy and into wildlife, you might just want the 2012 Wallowa Mountain Quilters Guild raffle quilt for your bed or as a blanket on the leather couch in your den.  And the raffle's still on until June 9, 2012, so buy your tickets now!  $1 per ticket or 6 for $5--and you can order them through the mail too.  This year's quilt is a Montana...

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Mike's Road Trip Blog reviews Villa Columbia in Hood River

Villa Columbia B&B in Hood River, OR, as posted on Mike's Road Trip blog in August 2011. Columbia River Gorge hotels in Hood River ORVilla Columbia Bed and Breakfast in Hood River, Oregon, was recently featured on Mike's Road Trip.  In the same class as the Columbia River Gorge hotels (really more in the boutique hotel category), Villa Columbia B&B gives you good access to the scenic Columbia Gorge year round and access to Mt. Hood in the winter for skiing.

An excerpt from Mike's blog post:

Breakfast at the Villa Columbia is scrumptious and served in thee-courses.  Local ingredients are often used to create a unique experience...

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Visit Historic Downtown Gresham Art Walk on July 16, 2011

10th Annual Gresham Art Walk in Historic Downtown Gresham Oregon always the third Saturday in July


Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast along with The Gresham Historic Downtown Boosters are proud to announce our city's 10th Annual Gresham Art Walk!

During the Gresham Art Walk, more than 140 artists from Oregon and Southwest Washington will sell their original works along scenic Main Avenue between First and Fifth streets. The family event also includes live music, free children’s arts and crafts, and unique shops and restaurants in the downtown core. Art for sale includes garden art, pottery,...

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A green vacation in Eugene Oregon

Expansive gardens at the C'est la Vie Inn in Eugene OR

Today the Annual Meeting of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild takes place in Eugene at C'est la Vie Inn.  It's the annual convivial meeting of Oregon's best innkeepers and we're looking forward to seeing innkeepers from across the state of Oregon.

We spent the night before here at C'est la Vie Inn--one of many OBBG member inns with green lodging certification.  Anne-Marie is very sensitive to the environment and emphasizes green products, recycling, local products--all in a very luxurious...Read More
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Oregon's South Coast and Exquisite Oregon Coast Lodging

America’s Wild Rivers Coast to the Heart of the Dunes, Oregon's South Coast presents an unspoiled coastal experience filled with windsurfing, fishing, exploring the most accessible and spectacular beaches in Oregon and a retreat providing Eco Friendly Travel.

A stunning Oregon Coiast Sunset from WildSpring Guest Habitat AMERICA’S WILD RIVERS COAST - Starting at the Oregon/California border and stretching North to Port Orford, Oregon, America’s Wild Rivers Coast offers 101 miles of nature’s best. Historic Port Orford is the oldest townsite on the Oregon...

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OMSI Presents Innovative Solar Canopy Charging Station

Green Technology at the Oregon Museum of Science and IndustryThrough a collaborative effort from the SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO), InSpec Group (InSpec), and Portland General Electric (PGE), the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) has installed a solar canopy charging station to service electric cars, e-bikes, and most portable personal electronic devices. The solar charging canopy marks the first such installation in North America aiming to provide a solution for the increasing use of alternative transportation and punctuates the fact...Read More
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Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast in Gresham, OR, as a movie set: Take Two!

Filmmakers and others appreciate the authentic Oregon aspects of some of our Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild member inns.  About a year ago, Patrick Arbuckle of the Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast in Gresham wrote a blog post about a recent experience his inn had with a film crew.   Patrick recently provided an updated post about the film. . .

by
Patrick Arbuckle
Owner & Innkeeper
Forest Springs B&B @ Historic Heiney House
Guest Blogger

Crew from Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers at Forest Springs Bed & Breakfast near Portland OregonThe crew returned on May 16th to film a few re-shoots for the...

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American Idol Finalists of the Lodging Industry

Here are two things that don't fit together:  "generic" and "bed and breakfast accommodations" Ask any bed and breakfast traveler and they'll tell you.  But, there are people out there who think the old stereotype still exists.  Thanks to Fox News' Paul Eisenberg for helping to clear out the old!

"If your idea of a bed and breakfast experience involves antique furniture, creaky floors, and sharing bathrooms and meals with strangers, well, you have the right idea.

However, this is just one...

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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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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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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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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 Bed and Breakfast Guild Innkeepers Come from across the state

Oregon Innkeepers came from both sides of our fine state. This past week we had the 2009 Annual meeting of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild and every Oregon region was represented. From the Eastern region to the Oregon Coast, from Portland to Crater Lake, the Willamette Valley to Mt Hood and the Columbia River Gorge and of course from Central Oregon where our gathering took place.

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is 88 members strong and counting.  As a professional association of Oregon's individually operated Bed and Breakfast inn, our mission is...Read More
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Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast in Gresham becomes a Movie Set

by
Patrick Arbuckle
Owner & Innkeeper
Forest Springs B&B @ Historic Heiney House
Guest Blogger

Michael Conner Humphreys and some of the cast and crew of Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers on location at Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast @ the Historic Heiney House near Portland Oregon in GreshamForest Springs Bed and Breakfast in Gresham was recently used as a filming location.  

For three days Hollywood (or at least Portland’s Version) occupied Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast.  Michael Conner Humphreys (Young Forest Gump) was our guest during the shoot and together with Portland Independent Films, they shot 3 scenes from their upcoming movie.

"Pathfinders: In The Company of Strangers" is set...Read More
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Annual Meeting of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild LogoThe Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is 88 members strong and counting.  As a professional association of Oregon's individually operated Bed and Breakfast inn, our mission is to assure travelers of consistently high standards in a variety of accommodations. 

The annual meeting for the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is being held on April 6-7, at the Best Western Ponderosa Lodge in beautiful Sisters, Oregon.

Sue Kirby will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

Our keynote speaker will be Sue Kirby, "sparkingly upbeat, funny, inspirational,... Read More
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Have I been an Oregon Innkeeper for 8 years already?

The Old Parkdale Inn-A Mt Hood Bed and BreakfastOn March 31st, 2003, we arrived in Parkdale and began our journey as innkeepers of the Old Parkdale Inn, a Mt. Hood Bed and Breakfast.  It was something I had dreamed about doing for quite awhile and some days I still pinch myself and some days I ask myself what am I doing!

Today I begin my 9th year.  My, time certainly flies when we are having fun!  And I am having fun.  Oh, I admit there are days when it gets a little rough, say mid September when we have had a constant turnover of guests...Read More
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Taking Green Lodging One Step Farther

Oregon Coast Lodging at The Craftsman B&B Oregonby
Mike Rech
Owner & Innkeeper
The Craftsman Bed & Breakfast
Pacific City, Oregon
Guest blogger

Innkeepers Mike & Laura Rech of The Craftsman Bed and Breakfast in Pacific City, Oregon, are taking Green Travel one step farther. 

They have always believed in saving the planet and making as small of an impact as they could.

Green is in, so they decided instead of quietly being green, they would promote their green practices.

They are part of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild's Green Inspection...

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Green is the New Black

No longer is the day that luxury and pampered attention is the stuff of waste and non-sustainability.  Oregon Bed and Breakfasts, as part of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, have established a green certification program.

Launched shortly after the 2008 Bed and Breakfast Regional Conference, the pioneers of this program were:

The Blue Plum Inn, in Portland;
Forest Springs in Gresham;
Nob Hill Riverview in Saint Helens;
Sandlake Country Inn near Tillamook;
Belle Pepper's in Joseph:
Old Parkdale Inn i...

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