Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild

Berries of Oregon Banner
Header image decorative bottom image

Oregon Berry Season has Arrived

We love our Berries in Oregon! Any one of them could be called our favorite! There is nothing quite as delicious as a berry plucked right from the plant. And Oregon Berries are coming on strong and are ripe for the pickin’. Here are but a few of our favorites:

** Strawberry:  The fragrantly sweet juiciness and deep red color of strawberries can brighten up both the taste and aesthetics of any meal..It is no wonder they are the most popular berry fruit in the world.

** Silvan blackberry: Silvans are the first blackberry to ripen and launch the beginning of our blackberry season.

** The Humble Blueberry: These little fruits have been around since prehistoric times and were first cultivated in North America. They are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that can help keep your body healthy

** Marionberry:  The Official State Berry of Oregon. Commonly called marionberries, these have that wild berry flavor plus they freeze beautifully, even holding their shape after being frozen. In baking they pair perfectly with cinnamon and cardamom in coffee cake and muffins. They are the world’s leading commercial blackberry and, like all of Oregon’s berries, are grown right in our backyard. A cross between a Chehalem and Olallieberry, the Marionberry, or Marion blackberry, created in 1945 at OSU and released in 1956

** Willamette red raspberry: These floral, aromatic raspberries have the perfect balance of tartness and acidity, no doubt the reason they are the primary raspberry grown in the Pacific Northwest.

Try this super easy, delicious, raspberry cobbler shared by the innkeeper at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast.  Any juicy fruit or berry can be substituted.

Preheat oven to 375

1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 teas. baking powder
3/4 cup milk
3 cups raspberries

Melt the butter in a 9X9 baking pan.  Combine sugar, flour and baking powder.  Add milk and mix well.  Pour over melted butter.  Sprinkle with berries and bake for 35-45.  Serve warm with whipped cream.

There are many u-pick farms in Oregon and for the less adventurous, many farmers markets where you’ll find just picked fresh berries. When visiting Oregon you’ll want to spend at least a few days. Besides the amazing family farms you’ll enjoy the scenic back roads, wineries, and unique Bed and Breakfast.  Let Oregon’s Bountiful Harvest Begin. Reserve your stay at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast and see just how they serve up the best Oregon Berries.

Willamette Valley U-pick

Hood River Valley U-pick

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Call for Assistance
Call Business Icon


Inns button Icon


Regional Map Icon


close X
Find My RoomBook Now