Category Archives: Geotourism

Stormy Weather Arts Festival

Cannon Beach Stormy Weather Arts Festival 2016.Friday November 4, 2016 at 12:00 PM PDT to Sunday November 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM PST

Cannon Beach Stormy Weather Arts Festival brings together some of the Northwest’s most successful artists to Cannon Beach, Oregon.  The annual fall celebration of the arts , the Stormy Weather Arts Festival November 4-6.  The city’s galleries will present special exhibits, artist demonstrations and host receptions for their guest artists over the three-day festival. Other signature festival happenings include a nighttime “Art in Action” event and a Spotlight Concert.

In one of the 100 Best Art Towns in America, Cannon Beach, the 27th Annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival will allow the public the opportunity to attend gallery receptions and meet guest artists.

The Art in Action event is where artists represented by Cannon Beach galleries will be in the spotlight as they demonstrate their techniques in painting, carving or sculpture. Finished works will be for sale at the event and a silent auction will offer attendees the opportunity to bid on unique Cannon Beach experiences, travel packages and other items.

Cannon Beach Hotel is a petite, historic New England-Style Hotel and B&B that has been in continuous operation since 1914 making it one of the oldest lodgings on the Oregon coast.  Refurbished with custom-designed furnishings and bedding,  plush towels from England and original art throughout, Cannon Beach Hotel welcomes you with impeccable style and grace.

An elegant Breakfast buffet is served at your leisure from 8 – 10 am every morning.  Enjoy a house made frittata, or casserole, fresh pastries, fruit, juice and hot breakfast beverages of your choice.

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 our 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.

Bounty of Yamhill County

Bounty of Yamhill County 2016 should be your next adventure in Oregon Wine Country

Bounty of Yamhill County 2016 is a one-of-a-kind food and wine experience where Bounty partners with chefs, vintners and farms to create “Culinary Adventures in Oregon Wine Country”.  Fresh events have been added to the weekend, including hiking, yoga, hot air ballooning, and horseback riding, all topped off with delicious food and wine, of course.

While you’re having fun, you’re also doing good. Proceeds from Bounty of Yamhill County benefit the Yamhill Enrichment Society.

Friday, August 26th

Winemaker Grill & Chill | Newberg & McMinnville kick of the weekend with a kicked-back alfresco evening of food and fun

Saturday, August 27th
Up, Up & Away! start your day with a hot air-balloon ride over the Yamhill Valley
Stretch & Sip Brunch – get your zen on with yoga and bubbles among the vines
Vineyard Hike & Vineyard Lunch
– get your shoes dirty then wet your whistle
Winemaker Dinners – picturesque Yamhill County wineries partner with chefs for one-of-a-kind wine country dining

Sunday, August 28th
River Paddle & Winery Picnic paddle your way to a gourmet picnic lunch
ZiNG! FOOD & WINE TOGETHER – educate your palate with the experts at R. Stuart & Co.
Giddy Up – Saddle up for a horseback ride through the Dundee Hills
BIG NIGHT – A harvest feast at Sokol Blosser Winery featuring 20 chefs + 20 farms + 20 wineries.

Find out more about the many events and book your tickets soon.  Then contact an Innkeeper in the Willamette Valley to complete your perfect adventure to Oregon’s Wine country

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 our 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.

Hazelnut Festival

Hazelnut Festival in Donald, Oregon

Hazelnut Festival festivities will begin at 11:00 a.m., July 11, with:

  •  A parade which will feature young marines as well as a 17′ replica of the iconic WWII Iwo Jima flag raising.
  • Food and drink, including beer will be available for purchase and a BBQ contest is planned as well.
  • Live music on the main stage by local  artists will be sure to entertain
  • A Classic Car Cruise-In, sponsored by the local company, GK Machinery, is expected to have over 100 vehicles on display
  • Vendors and local artisans will offer unique items and a special Hazelwood Boats display will be of special interest to attenders.
  • Period actors from Champoeg State Heritage area will be mingling through the crowd and large agricultural machinery will be on display

The event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and promises to be a fun day for the whole family.  Donald, Oregon is located two miles West of I-5 from the Aurora exit 278.  The Feller House Bed and Breakfast, a short ½ mile from Donald, invites you to enjoy the Hazelnut Festival with the inn as your home base.

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 our 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.

Earth Day 2016

Earth Day 2016 ~ April 22

For almost 46 years the Earth Day movement has been inspiring, challenging, igniting and motivating people to take action on environmental issues that affect our health, our communities and our world.

From the use of organic bath products and green cleaning solutions to natural fiber bedding and eco-friendly mattresses to breakfasts prepared with fresh Oregon grown fruits and vegetables many member inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are committed to providing luxury accommodations with sustainable business practices in mind.

Join the 55 million Americans who think of themselves as sustainable travelers by selecting a Green Inspected inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.

After you’ve selected your inn consider volunteering at an Earth Day 2016 Event near by.  Or the other way around: find an event then choose a nearby inn.  Plenty to choose from on the SOLVE IT website

Volunteer with SOLVE IT for Earth Day ~ events all across Oregon

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 our 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.

Remembering Aurora Colonists

Remembering Aurora Colonists

Guest Blogger: Barb Mitchell from Feller House Bed and Breakfast

‘Our little town of Aurora is commemorating its 160th anniversary of its founding this year.   We thought it appropriate to remember the colonists and their craftsmanship by adding a barn quilt for our neighbors and passersby to enjoy.  The Aurora Colony members were known for their skill and craftsmanship and working together to complete community projects.  Each were known for their special skill and shared it with their community.  The colonists were descendants of old world craftsmen. Among the crafts they shared were furniture building, basket making, metal products and textiles including quilt making.

‘We patterned our design after an Aurora Colony quilt made in 1870, the Cookie Cutter quilt, which is now part of the Old Aurora Colony Museum’s collection. Our son drew up the stencils and painted the pattern on 4X4 sheet of plywood.  After being sealed it was placed on our barn.  Our plans are to build another for the barn’s other end so our incoming guests can see as they arrive.

‘Visit the Old Aurora Colony Museum’s new exhibit “Pieces of the Puzzle”which explores the rich history of Aurora and her French Prairie neighbors.  The original Feller family was among those neighbors.

‘We hope our neighbors, guests and passersby will enjoy our new addition as much as we will!’

Feller House in historic Aurora, Oregon, is a lovingly restored 1860’s farmhouse and the perfect place to enjoy time away. Tastefully decorated with appropriate antiques and lots of charm, this cozy B&B awaits guests. Rooms include private baths, comfy beds, handmade quilts, and warm robes. A full hearty breakfast is served with a gourmet touch.

Feller House has two guests rooms, each with a private bath, tastefully decorated and complete with cozy comforters, handmade quilts, fresh flowers and fruit.

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 our 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.

ROCO Winery Winter Supper Club Series

ROCO Winery is perched on a breathtaking hillside in the Chehalem Mountain Range. The property’s perfect combination of elevation, soil type, natural springs, and geological aspect were the seed of a dream that would eventually become ROCO Winery.

ROCO Winery will be hosting Winemakers Dinners on the following Thursdays: March 3rd, March 24th and April 28th.  Each dinner features a top chef from Portland starting with March 3: Chef Katy Millard of Coquine. The winery is located at 13260 NE Red Hills Rd., Newberg, Oregon.  Contact the winery for information and to register for the dinner.

Le Puy A Wine Valley Inn is offering 15% discount for stays on Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday around each of the dates.  Le Puy is an 8-room destination Inn for the Yamhill Wine Valley, minutes from ROCO Winery. The Inn strives to exemplify sustainability from the food offered, to the products used, to the care for the environment from the exterior to the interior.  Use promo code ROCO16 when booking online.

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 our 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.