Category Archives: For the Foodies

Wine and Dine at the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival

Wine and Dine at the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival.  Shake off the winter doldrums and plan a weekend getaway to the Oregon Coast and a member inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.

Here’s a chance to meet, greet and sample nearly 80 Oregon wineries and taste excellent Oregon coast seafood all in one location!  Arts & craft vendors add to the local color.

This is a ticketed event and open to adults aged 21 and over.  You can purchase tickets in advance through the Newport Chamber of Commerce website or by calling (541) 265-8801

The festival organizers warn the public to make their lodging arrangements in advance.   The Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild offers wonderful Oregon coast lodging with its coastal members from Astoria to Coos Bay.  For those in the Newport area specifically, take a look at:

Why stay in the Oregon coast hotels when you can enjoy the comfort, pampering and hospitality of an Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild member on the Oregon Coast?

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share with you their version of Oregon Culinary Tourism and Geotourism.  Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 100 hosts in any one of or many regions. Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats.  Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, taking in Oregon Geotourism, for a World Class City experience, or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Apple Pancakes

Apple Pancakes at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast

Apple Pancakes have become a guest favorite at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast and thanks to Ryan’s Hood River Juice Company for this Apple Cider Syrup recipe.  Here in the Hood River Valley, known for its abundant apples and pears, I’ve been using a wonderful sourdough starter for the pancakes and mixing in one teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/2 cup grated fresh apple. Cook pancakes up on a hot griddle.

Ryan’s Cider Syrup:1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 teas pumpkin pie spice
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 cup Ryan’s Apple Cider
2 Tbsp butter or margarine

To make syrup:  Combine sugar, cornstarch and pumpkin pie spice in medium saucepan; stir in apple cider and lemon juice.  Cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils for 1 minute.  Remove from heat and stir in butter or margarine.  Served warm over the apple pancakes with a side of Chicken Apple Sausage, fresh fruit and yogurt, this hearty breakfast warmed and satisfied our guests on this clear, crisp morning in the Upper Hood River Valley.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its environment, culture, and heritage with you.  Get to know our State like a local. Whether you’re looking for a quiet escape, a world class city experience, or a new spin on business travel,  you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance when staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Sandlake Country Inn

The Sandlake Country Inn offers Romance Getaway Packages

The Sandlake Country Inn Bed and Breakfast near Pacific City, Oregon is secluded and luxurious, making it the perfect location for your romantic Oregon Coast getaway.  Their Romance Packages will enhance your honeymoon, anniversary celebration, or vacation retreat for two.

  • Anniversary or Honeymoon Package ~ Enjoy a special romantic add-on to your reservation!  Chocolate truffles, scented silk rose petals on your bed,  a chilled bottle of champagne or sparkling cider in your room on arrival and keepsake Sandlake Country Inn champagne glasses along with a personalized card.  Add $55 to room rate.  Add a dozen red roses for an additional $55.00
  • Togetherness Basket ~ Explore our beautiful Oregon coast with a romantic picnic basket.  Choose your basket items of smoked salmon (sliced turkey or roast beef can be substituted), potato or macaroni salad,hot soup, fruit, our famous Tillamook cheddar cheese and a hot French baguette. You and your loved one can toast with a bottle of Martinelli sparkling cider and Harry & David truffles. $45.00 in addition to room rate
  • Cheese Fondue ~ Everything you need for a romantic light dinner for two. Cheese fondue, cubed artisan bread from a local bakery and sliced Oregon apples. $35 in addition to room rate

And for those who want a truly secluded getaway, how about dinner delivered to the privacy of your room?

  • Dinner at Sandlake Country Inn ~ Pamper yourself with our dinner room service!  See the website to view the menu & food choices

Guests at Sandlake Country Inn enjoy the privacy and pampering of having their sumptuous breakfast delivered to the privacy of their room  Their packages are thoughtfully designed to help you create wonderful memories to cherish for a lifetime.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its environment, culture, and heritage with you.  Get to know our State like a local. Whether you’re looking for a quiet escape, a world class city experience, or a new spin on business travel,  you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance when staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Oregon Hazelnuts

Red had heard that Innkeeper and Chef Kristin Fintel of Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast sources ingredients for her gourmet breakfasts from local suppliers and he got to experience it for himself.

Strawberries for Chehalem RidgeFirst stop was Caravan Coffee, where Kat made him a cup of fair-trade coffee that Kristin serves in the mornings. On to the hazelnut orchards – or filbert orchards, depending on your point of view. Red learned that 99% of the US hazelnut production happens in the Willamette Valley.  No wonder Kristin uses them in her homemade granola. We stopped at the farmer’s market, where we picked up strawberries that smelled so good, Red was sad he could only hold them and not eat them. Kristin said they would be the star compote atop the next morning’s Lemon Ricotta Pancakes.

Bob himself of Bob's Red MillFinally, Red got to visit Bob’s Red Mill where they still stone-grind wheat and other grains. He went in the store where Kristin buys her gluten-free flours and, lo!, there was Bob himself! Red was excited to pose with Bob in front of the French Burr Millstone from the 1800s. Red went back to the B&B with Kristin to help prep for breakfast, but it turns out he was all legs when it came to cooking.

Although Red Chair Travels has moved on to Washington State we still have so many tales to tell of its visit to Oregon.

BedandBreakfast.com partnered with Red Chair Travels keeping the journey alive and the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild have had a blast hosting Red.  We hope you’ve enjoyed the ride so far and that you’re inspired to travel to the places, and inns, that Red visits.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its Culinary Tourism and Geotourism, its environment, culture, and heritage with you.  Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 100 hosts in any one of our six regions.  Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats.  Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, taking in Oregon Geotourism, for a World Class City experience, or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

 

Hoods River Organics is all about the food.  I am so excited to be a member of the Hood River Organics CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Coop, bringing fresh, locally grown, organic food to my front porch!  Each week throughout the year the participating farms work with multiple other farmers and producers in the Columbia River Gorge area to put together a box of the most delicious, healthy, seasonal food.  Did I mention it will be delivered to my door?

Slow food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

Local Harvest – real food, real farmers, real community – Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer.  Use the map on the Local Harvest Website to find a small farm near you.

Slow food, local harvest, and a commitment to sustainable business practices.  These all make for sustainable travel and the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild has implemented a Green Program that encourages and recognizes those inns that are making sustainable travel a reality.

The Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast near Mt Hood Oregon
The Old Parkdale Inn is proud to be a member of the Green Program of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  Located at the base of Mt Hood and in the heart of the Hood River Valley, we have been supporting our local farmers for 6 years now.  Our farmers grow crops of apples to blueberries, pears to strawberries.  Potatoes, greens, onions, all the wonderful fruits and vegies that go into our daily breakfasts.  We are so very excited to now have our box of fresh produce delivered to our door once a week.  And I’m sure our guests will be, too.

Sandlake Country Inn

Sandlake Country Inn Breakfast Pie is one of the entrées that is most frequently requested by return guests at Sandlake Country Inn on Oregon’s scenic Coast.  The dish is wonderfully rich and delicious, but much lighter than a quiche. It’s also an extremely simple and quick dish to prepare.  Give this one a try for your next family breakfast, we’re sure all will enjoy it!

Sandlake Breakfast Pie

  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Biscuit Mix
  • 1/4 Cup Melted Butter
  • 1 1/2 Cups Milk
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Canadian Bacon or Ham

Beat eggs lightly and add biscuit mix, melted butter and milk. Mix well. Pour into a greased 9″ pie pan. Sprinkle cheese and chopped meat on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Let pie set for 10 minutes after baking.

Serves 4

A certified Green Lodging property Sandlake Country Inn is located along the Three Capes Scenic Route and offers  privacy and romance, in a rural setting, with the Pacific Ocean a short mile away.  The quaint town of Pacific City is just 10 minutes south where you will find  Haystack Rock, restaurants and the famous Pelican Brew Pub. You’ll experience the privacy and romance of this historical landmark coastal B&B complete with the special touches and privacy you yearn for.  Enjoy our coast lodging with a  private and relaxed atmosphere near the beautiful Oregon beaches.

 

Feller House Bed and Breakfast

Guests at the Feller House Bed and Breakfast will enjoy a full, hearty breakfast served with a gourmet touch, featuring fruits, vegetables, and herbs from the garden when in season.  You might even be treated to this Hash Brown Crust Quiche, a savory and elegant breakfast dish.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Stir together 3 T olive oil and 3 C shredded hash brown potatoes (can use raw or fresh packaged)  Press evenly into pie 9″ pie pan.  Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes until just starting to  brown.  Remove from oven

Layer in pan:
1 c. grated chedder or mix of cheese3/4 c. any kind of meat if desired
1/4 c. sauted onion
1/2 – 1 c. vegetables (asparagus, mushrooms, peppers, etc. a mix is best)

Beat together in seperate bowl:
1 c. rich milk (can use part cream)
2 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
pepper to taste

Pour milk mixture over other ingredients.  Sprinkle with parsley and paprika.  Garnish with asparagus or tomato slices if desired

Return to oven and bake at 400 degrees about 30 minutes
or until lightly browned and knife inserted comes out clean.

Cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.  Serves 5-6

The Feller House Bed and Breakfast is located on Oregon’s famous French Prairie where settlers came because of its rich fertile soil and farms and nurseries still abound for the same reason.  Situated just two miles off of I-5  just 22 miles from either Portland or Salem, it is very quick and easy to access from the freeway yet in a rural setting.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its Culinary Tourism and Geotourism, its environment, culture, and heritage with you.  Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 100 hosts in any one of our six regions.  Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats.  Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, taking in Oregon Geotourism, for a World Class City experience, or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Carlton House Bed and Breakfast

Thank you Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast for hosting Red Chair Travels. I think its favorite time at the inn was time spent with the hens. They were very impressed with their famous visitor.   Their farm fresh eggs will make their way into gourmet breakfasts at the inn including this:

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 Tablespoons granulated
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese (do not substitute fat-free)
1 large egg
2 large egg whites
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1 Tablespoon canola oil, more for brushing on the griddle/skillet

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.  In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  In a medium bowl, whisk together ricotta, egg, egg whites, lemon juice, lemon zest and canola oil.  Fold this mixture into the dry ingredients to make a thick batter.  Brush a nonstick skillet with canola oil and heat over medium-low.  With a 1/4 cup measure, drop the batter onto the skillet, spreading it slightly. Cook the pancakes until browned on the underside and beginning to set, about 2 minutes.  Flip and cook until browned on the second side and cooked at the center, about two minutes longer. Transfer the cooked pancakes to a baking sheet and place in the oven to keep warm.  Brush the griddle or skillet with the remaining oil and repeat with remaining batter.

Blueberry Sauce
1-1/2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2-1/4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice and cornstarch, then set aside. In a medium saucepan, combine the blueberries, sugar, water and salt.  Bring mixture to a boil over high heat.  Reduce to a simmer and stir in lemon juice-cornstarch mixture.  Simmer, stirring, until the sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes more.  Cover and set aside.

We will continue to share Red’s travel through Oregon as it visits the Seven Wonders of Oregon, Oregon Wine Country, Mt Hood, Crater Lake and all points in between, while experiencing gracious bed and breakfast hospitality at more than 20 inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

BedandBreakfast.com has partnered with Red Chair Travels keeping the journey alive and now the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild will do our part .  We know you’ll enjoy the ride and hope you’re inspired to travel to the places, and inns, that Red will visit.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its Culinary Tourism and Geotourism, its environment, culture, and heritage with you.  Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 100 hosts in any one of our six regions.  Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats.  Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, taking in Oregon Geotourism, for a World Class City experience, or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Member inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild serve up many a Northwest Culinary Treat.  Guests at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast have been treated to the Rogue Creamery Lavender Cheddar Spring Tart several times now much to their delight.  This past weekend at our inn located in the Hood River Valley we served the Rogue Creamery Panini with Apples, Spinach and Red Onion.  I sauted the onion in a little butter to soften the flavor for a perfect breakfast sandwich.  Yummy!!  Enjoy and visit the Rogue Creamery on Facebook, like, and stay tuned to more of the yummy recipes utilizing their superb cheeses.

LAVENDER CHEDDAR PANINI WITH APPLES, SPINACH AND RED ONION
2 thick slices rustic 9 grain bread
6 slices Rogue Creamery Lavender Cheddar
6 thin slices Braeburn apple
6 leaves fresh organic spinach
…3 slices red onion rings
Layer slice of bread with 3 slices of cheese and the remaining ingredients. Top with 3 more slices of cheese and bread. Drizzle bread with olive oil and place oil side down on a pre-heated panini press. Drizzle more oil on top of bread and close panini press. Grill until cheese is melted and bread is a golden brown. Serve with sweet mustard or jam and lots of fresh fruit.

You’ll find that the innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild take extra steps to seek out the freshest ingredients from our Oregon farms so we can serve up the very best Oregon Culinary breakfast treats.