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A large red Bing Cherry Sculpture in Milwaukie Oregon Sculpture Garden
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The Bing Cherry – An Oregon Native

Oregon artist Tyler FuQua has created a spectacular, five-foot red steel ball sculpture to tell a story few people know: The most famous sweet red cherry, the Bing, was introduced in Milwaukie on rich farmland south of Portland in 1875 and it became an instant success that dominated much of the Oregon Cherry Market.

Chinese-born Ah Bing worked decades grafting, propagating and growing new fruit tree varieties along the Willamette River in the late 19th century. The Bing cherry, a cross between the Black Republican and Napoleon cherries, was developed in 1875 in a row of experimental seedlings under Bing’s care in Milwaukie, Oregon. Read more of the lost history of Ah Bing, his namesake cherry and Chinese labor in Oregon. It’s a long read but quite interesting if you love Oregon History.

In 1882, Congress passed the federal Chinese Exclusion Act, which banned the immigration of Chinese laborers to the United States. It was against this background that, in 1889 or 1890, Bing traveled back to China, never to return to the U.S.

Today, the Bing cherry is one of the most popular varieties of sweet cherries. Although cherries can be found throughout the Willamette Valley, the majority of Oregon’s cherry crop is tucked in the shadow of Mt. Hood, in the Upper Hood River Valley and on hillsides overlooking the Columbia River. The U.S. Pacific Northwest is the most important sweet cherry production region in North America with new varieties and selections being tested by Oregon State University at a variety trial located in The Dalles, Oregon.

World Famous Cherry Mural in The Dalles Oregon

World Famous Cherries Mural in The Dalles Oregon

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild offers a wide variety of inns, from a small guest cottage or two-room bed and breakfast to a larger country inn or small historic hotel. During Cherry Season we celebrate Oregon Cherries in many of our culinary delights.

Order Oregon B&B Gift Certificates Now. Redeem them at any one of our member inns across Oregon. OBBG Lodging Gift Certificates are available in $50 increments and can be redeemed at every Oregon Bed and Breakfast 

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.E-mail info@obbg.org or call OBBG at 503-893-4210.  Please leave a message as this line is monitored by our busy innkeepers. We’ll get back to you for the details: who will be the recipient of your thoughtful gift, acquire your payment method and shipping information. We’ll send them by mail, to either you or the recipient, with delivery confirmation. The recipient will have a great time getting away to a high-quality destination of their choice.

Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild member across the state. With 22 members to choose from that’s a lot of choices and with an 18 months expiration recipients have plenty of time to redeem them at the Inn of their choosing.

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.

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.

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