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The World Athletics Championships Oregon22 will be held in Eugene, Oregon July 15-24

This summer, Eugene, Oregon will host the World Athletics Championships Oregon22, one of the largest sporting events in the world, with approximately 2,000 athletes from more than 200 nations competing for 49 gold medals. For the first time in history the event will be hosted in the United States. Oregon is preparing to host the championships at historic Hayward Field at the University of Oregon.

OREGON WELCOMES THE WORLD:
JULY 15–24, 2022

What’s all the excitement about?

Oregon is all about track and field. Across the state you’ll find a shared love for runs, relays, and more. The collective passion often converges in the Willamette Valley city of Eugene, known as TrackTown USA, home to the athletic energy of the University of Oregon and the birthplace of Nike. It’s where many champions earned their stripes, from running legend Steve Prefontaine to the Olympic medalists Phyllis Francis, Matthew Centrowitz Jr., English Gardner, Keshia Baker, and Ashton Eaton, to name but a few. The university’s historic stadium, Hayward Field, recently debuted state-of-the-art renovations just in time for this event. Take a run along the Steve Prefontaine Memorial Jogging Trail, named for the track legend.

How do I get tickets?

Tickets are on sale now – make sure to grab them before they’re gone.

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Welcomes you to Oregon

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild would like to welcome you to Oregon. Oregon is a big place with seven unique regions, each home to an Oregon Bed and Breakfast and a variety of things to do and see. We invite you to extend your trip a few days, or weeks, before or after the event to enjoy all Oregon has to offer. Our blog is overflowing with information to whet our travel appetite so as to experience all the Oregon and our select Inns have to offer. You can shoot us an inquiry at info@obbg.org. Tell us what Oregon region or attraction you’d like to visit and we can help plan an itinerary.

2022 COULD BE THE YEAR TO FILL YOUR BUCKET LIST

Where can I stay?

Lodging in and around Eugene is filling up fast for this thrilling event. Oregon Bed and Breakfast accommodations are available throughout surrounding communities including Portland, the Willamette Valley, and Roseburg. Drive into Oregon or fly to the Eugene Airport (EUG), Portland (PDX) or Roseburg (RBG)

Of course the closest Oregon Bed and Breakfast to the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 will be in the Willamette Valley but you may choose to expand your visit into our other Oregon Regions:
Portland
Oregon Coast
Southern Oregon
Mt Hood and the Columbia River Gorge
Central and Eastern Oregon

Our blog is overflowing with information to whet our travel appetite so as to experience all that Oregon and our select Inns have to offer.

So, you see why we encourage you to take extra time in our beautiful, diverse state. With more than two dozen inns the Oregon Bed and Breakfast is ready to help you plan your most EPIC Oregon road trip!

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. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After 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.

Tulips, Daffodils, Iris soon to bloom in the Willamette Valley

Tulips, Daffodils and other cut flowers will soon be in full bloom from now through April in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Spring will soon arrive and it’s a beautiful time to plan a trip to the Willamette Valley and the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, which opens March 18 and runs through May 1.

2022 Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

Note: All tickets must be purchased online for 2022. Tickets are not available at the gate.

Enjoy the flowers along with a variety of activities each day and special events on the weekends. This time every year they open their fields and expand their operations to include taking bulb orders, cut flowers, potted tulips, a gift shop, other plants, and all sorts of food and activities on weekends.

Are you a painter or a photographer? Whether amateur or professional I would imagine this would be an amazing place to spend some time. After a day in the fields, just up the road from Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm rest your head at a member inn in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

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. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places will end March 12. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

Valentine's Day Getaways

Valentine’s Day Getaways with its pink hearts, chocolates, and red roses certainly does pull at the heartstrings. Treat your sweetie, and yourself, to a romantic getaway at a member inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

❤️🌹 Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Have you made your plans?

Valentine’s Day Getaways at MaMere’s Guest House can be a magical and whimsical stay for your special someone with the help of some of our local friends. Wake up in Oregon Wine Country. ❤️

❤️🌹 Enhancements and Packages ❤️🌹

‘We can provide fresh handmade chocolate covered strawberries from the Melting Pot, pick up flowers from Petals & Vines, or have a bottle of wine from Redgate Winery. You can have all the above with the Romance in Wine Country Package

Valentine's Day Getaways
Petals & Vines in MaMere’s Romance in Wine Country Package

❤️🌹 Extravagant Romance Packages ❤️🌹Valentine's Day Getaways


Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast reminds us that Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday this year so you can celebrate the weekend before, or save yourself from the crowds and plan it on the day. ‘We’ve got romantically cozy rooms for you either way you choose to plan your V-Day getaway. Remember, a gift of a getaway is a gift for both of you!’ ❤️🌹

 

❤️🌹 Enhancements ❤️🌹

Enhance your stay at the Old Parkdale Inn by adding something special. We have a well stocked wine cabinet

Valentine's Day Getaways
Old Parkdale Inn Wine and Chocolate Pairings

Wine Pairing with White, Swiss or Dark Chocolate. Paired with a Columbia Gorge varietal. Two Old Parkdale Inn signature wine glasses complete this bundle. You can choose a wine or we’ll choose one for you. Add $50 to the cost of room

S’mores Fireside Pack – Vanilla marshmallows, homemade graham crackers, and squares of milk chocolate. Every piece is handcrafted by Columbia Gorge Confections with quality ingredients to make the most incredible s’more you have ever created. Ready for you to assemble and roast over the fire in our gardens. Or broiled should weather conditions not allow. Add $5 to the cost of room for each

S’mores Skillet Dip – This s’mores dip is perfect for when you’re craving that s’mores flavor in the middle of winter with no camp fire in sight! Served with graham cracker and fruit for dipping. Add $10 to the cost of room.

Oregon Bed and Breakfasts Welcome You

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, Oregon is still requiring masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

Carlton Crush

Carlton Crush Puts the Focus (or the Feet) on Oregon Wine
Guest Blogger: Roselyn, innkeeper at R.R. Thompson House

Carlton Crush Harvest Festival has become one of the signature wine events in the north Willamette Valley. The 2021 Crush is scheduled for September 11th from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and features an array of exciting activities for young and old.

‘Watch as teams stomp on grapes, or sign up if you’re adventurous! The winning team will receive special prizes.  The Carlton Business Association (CBA) sponsors the Grape Stomp Competition with teams of four people each.  “Grapes are stomped in bare feet, in a half-barrel, with each team member stomping for one minute apiece.”  Visit Carlton Crush on the web and follow it on Facebook for updated posts.

‘Visitors and town folk not stomping can visit the Artists’ Market, listen to live music and enjoy food from Main Street restaurants or vendor booths. Crush has activities for kids as well. In addition to their own Grape Stomp, there will be a kids’ watermelon eating contest. All events are held in the Upper Park or downtown Carlton.

‘Jeff Lorton and Valerie Anctil, proprietors of Opus Desserts, originated the idea for Carlton Crush as fun event that would bring the wine industry and local community together and it has been a hugely successful event from its start in 2012.

The R. R. Thompson House is a five minute walk to the park and downtown Carlton. Choose from two spacious suites and three beautifully appointed rooms;  each has a private bath with jetted tub.  Book your two-night stay and spend a weekend in Wine Country! Free parking at the B & B and all over town, and no entrance fee to this event.’

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: With guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon will again require masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. This measure is intended to slow the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant and went into effect Friday, Aug. 13. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns will continue to do everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

MaMere's Guest House

❤️ Do you Love …

❤️ Whimsy and Good Food?

❤️ Time with Dad?

❤️ Special Guest Appearances?

❤️ Fun for the Kids?

Then you won’t want to miss this

fun event

at MaMere’s Guest House and

Event Center

A Wonderland Tea Party
Join MaMere’s Guest House and celebrate Father’s Day weekend with your Alice and Alfreds at MaMere’s Wonderland Tea for Dad & Me! The tea will be hosted in our tranquil and whimsical courtyard. There will be tea/drinks, treats, fun activities and special guest appearances!

Anyone is invited to attend!

Purchase Tickets Here

Please purchase tickets for your entire group (up to 6 people) at the same time to ensure you are sitting together. If weather does not cooperate, the tea will shift into our Carriage House and inside the Historic Howell House to ensure social distancing practices are followed.

Event will be catered by Ovenbird Bakery and Crumble & Glaze.
Decorations and Event Planning by JoLisa’s Rusty Door.


MaMere’s Guest House is located in the heart of wine county, and is the perfect place to call home while you explore the surrounding wineries or visit Western Oregon University (WOU). We are only a block from WOU and Main Street and an easy drive to Salem, Corvallis, McMinnville, and Independence.

Purchase Tickets Here

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: We all may be a little rusty, and a little leery, on planning trips just yet. And while it’s almost safe enough to climb aboard that travel train, we’re ready when you are! Our inns have been proactively doing everything in our power to keep you safe and welcome you back. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

Tulips, Daffodils, Iris soon to bloom in the Willamette Valley

Tulips, Daffodils and other cut flowers will soon be in full bloom from now through April in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

tulips in willamette valleySpring has arrived and a beautiful time to plan a trip to the Willamette Valley and the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, which opened March 19 and runs through May 2.

All tickets must be purchased online and will be released at a limited capacity. Tickets are not available at the gate

Enjoy the flowers along with a variety of activities each day and special events on the weekends. This time every year they open their fields and expand their operations to include taking bulb orders, cut flowers, potted tulips, a gift shop, other plants, and all sorts of food and activities on weekends.

Are you a painter or a photographer? Whether amatuer or professional I would imagine this would be an amazing place to spend some time. After a day in the fields, just up the road from Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm rest your head at the Willamette Valley member inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.

A field report from Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm:  ‘Our field looks amazing as you can see below. We are proud to say we have never seen a better field and we are hoping things continue to bloom nicely. We expect some color the entirety of the festival but the first week will not have a lot. We are currently at 10% bloom, so it is exciting to see some color around the farm.’

‘Giant rabbits jumping over tulip fields? Okay, the giant rabbits might Only be Slightly Exaggerated in Travel Oregon’s whimsical marketing campaign.

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: We all may be a little rusty, and a little leery, on planning trips just yet. And while it’s almost safe enough to climb aboard that travel train, we’re ready when you are! Our inns have been proactively doing everything in our power to keep you safe and welcome you back. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Races in Oregon

Eagle Cap Extreme the infectious enthusiasm and energy of sled dogs will be seen and heard by young and old spectators alike which starts January 22nd, 12pm (noon) at the Ferguson Ridge Ski Area, outside of Joseph Oregon.  The every popular veterinary checks for sled dogs takes place Wednesday, January 22nd, 9am on Main Street in Joseph and 1pm Main Street Enterprise. Meet the mushers and their faithful teams.

Sled Dog Races are a great opportunity for everyone to experience the excitement of competitive sled dog racing.  Mushers come from as far away as Arizona, Michigan and British Columbia to compete.

In Joseph Oregon there are opportunities for the public to spend time with the mushers of the Eagle Cap Extreme:

  • Wednesday, Jan 2nd, 6:30 pm, Joseph Community Center.  Mushers Potluck (you can bring something or pick up some food at the local Mt. Joseph Family Foods grocery).
  • All legs and races start at Ferguson Ridge Ski Area.  Race starts. Colorful excitement of flags, winter gear, and dogs ready to pull sleds.  There will be shuttle buses available leaving from Joseph at 9:45 am.
  • Salt Creek Summit Snow Park: See the racers up close on the trail. Snow shoers and cross country skiers may want to use this as their starting point.  Hike or ski 1/4 mile to see mushers on the loop.
  • Finish at Ferguson Ridge: Watch the teams arrive.  Thursday the 23rd through Saturday the 25th
  • Saturday, Jan 25th, 5:30 pm, Cloverleaf Hall in Enterprise.  “Tales from the Trails” dinner (tickets $20).  Enjoy dinner, see award presentations and hear the tales from the trails.

You can find out more about this annual Joseph Oregon event at the Eagle Cap Extreme website.  And for comfortable lodging while taking in the winter activities consider these two Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inns:

Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast is delightful, award-winning B&B located in Joseph.  Walking distance to local art galleries, restaurants and unique shops.  Nearby are Wallowa Lake, Hells Canyon Scenic Byway and the Eagle Cap Wilderness.  Snowshoeing, backcountry skiing and snowmobiling are popular winter activities.

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.

Prospect Historic Hotel

Music in the MountainMusic in the Mountains, a premier music festival on the Prospect Historic Hotel/Motel and Dinner House grounds. Two days of Bluegrass, Country, Folk and Americana Music, Saturday, September 28, and Sunday, September 29 starting at 11am both days. Great Food, Local Wines and Beers.

Bring lawn blankets and chairs, Prospect Hotel 541-560-3664. Rooms still available at the Prospect Historic Hotel and Dinner House and in Shady Cove.  Also campsites in the area.  Make your reservations early!  This promises to be another great event at the Prospect Hotel!

The Historic Hotel Bed and Breakfast Inn provides Crater Lake B&B lodging in 10 rooms, each with exquisite period furnishings and decorations, private baths and beautiful quilts on every bed. Hearty, full, belly-filling breakfasts continue the traditions of the original owners. Relax in the sitting parlors, warming your toes at the fireplace and catch up on some local history from our collection of books and articles. Unwind on the wrap around Veranda with a glass of wine or a microbrew and a good book.

The Dinner House restaurant provides Crater Lake dining and continues tradition by creating the best food in the region.  The Hotel’s signature Prime Rib “is the best in Southern Oregon”, and guests tell us the Lemon Dill Roasted Salmon is “better than what we just caught”.

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.

Youngberg Hill Event Center

“Our event and wedding season has typically ended in October, and April and October events were always subject to weather,” said Wayne Bailey. “Our Event Center now allows our guests worry-free, year-round access to everything Youngberg Hill has to offer.”

Youngberg Hill Event Center complements the existing structures of Youngberg Hill Vineyards and Inn.  Located on a gorgeous hilltop setting outside of McMinnville, the expansive, All-Weather Event Center will allow for year-round wine events, weddings, concerts and more.

This handsome 3,600 square-foot building on the lawn behind the inn overlooks the vineyards and valley.  With a seating capacity of 200 guests, the building is enclosed and protected from the elements and takes advantage of the magnificent natural setting by way of eight glass rolling garage door-type openings that open up to the views while providing full shelter when inclement weather arrives.

The expansive Event Center has a poured and polished concrete floor and a ceiling trimmed with parquet fir strips.  Bright white walls provide the perfect backdrops for wedding decorations and photography. The eight glass garage doors offer views from three sides of the building, let in tons of natural light, and open quickly to seamlessly integrate the outdoors. Siding on the outside of the building mimics the stained cedar siding of the nine-room, lodge-style inn.

A new patio added approximately 900 square feet of poured and stamped concrete flooring and existing restrooms on the property are tucked into a hillside behind the new building and reached via covered walkway. The event site includes a catering kitchen, an outdoor wine-tasting bar and a circular concrete pad, all back-dropped by astonishing views of vineyards, farmlands and wooded hills.

Bookings for the Youngberg Event Center will be handled by Nicolette Bailey at 503-472-2727, or by emailing info@youngberghill.com.

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.

Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon

The Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon returns to the Willamette Valley in September.  The route features a beautiful course through the heart of Oregon Wine Country in Yamhill County.  The run begins at 7 a.m. Sunday, September 1 at Stoller Vineyards and finishes in the town of Carlton with a warm celebration at the Finish Line Wine and Music Festival presented by Ken Wright Cellars and featuring 20+ local winemakers!

Other events are also planned in conjunction with the race.  Even if you are not running, you’re sure to enjoy watching the race, the music and simply being in the beautiful wine Country of Oregon.  Check out the half marathon web site at www.oregonwinecountryhalf.com.

R.R. Thompson House and The Carlton Inn, Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inns, both located just a few blocks from the race’s destination, still have availability for the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon this coming Labor Day weekend.

Should the RR Thompson House fill up I’m sure the innkeeper will direct you to the other Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inns located in or near Carlton

This is only one of the many events happening throughout Oregon near the member inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  Visit our websites event page, select the region you are considering travel to and plan your adventure today.