Category Archives: Portland Region

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The Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway stands today as an Oregon Rails to Trails, stretching more than 50 miles, including the woodsy Banks-Vernonia State Trail

The Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway extends through friendly downtowns, fertile farmlands and peaceful natural areas. The bikeway stretches more than 50 miles, including a paved, 21-mile portion of the woodsy Banks-Vernonia State Trail capturing the best of the northern Willamette Valley. This section of the Scenic Bikeway stands today as Oregon’s rail-to-trail.

The Cornerstone B&B, in Beaverton, Oregon is built on the south side of Cooper Mountain at the gateway to wine country overlooking beautiful green pastures, orchards and vineyards and could be a great starting out point for your journey on the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway.  In the warm summer evenings guests love to watch the crimson sunset from their rocking chairs on the large covered deck surrounding the house.  If you listen carefully you can hear the owls hooting in the twilight and watch over 20 species of birds coming for their last meal of the day at our feeders.

For a longer, more challenging tour, continue another 32.8 miles on the route’s mostly rural roads to the quaint town of St. Helens and the Nob Hill Riverview Bed and Breakfast.

Nob Hill Riverview Bed and Breakfast will be the perfect place to park the bike and celebrate a job well done.  From the moment you step inside you will find the that the Inn is elegantly appointed and restored for your comfort. You will feel pampered and welcomed in our turn of the Century Craftsmen Home.

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.

Lion and the Rose

Lion and the Rose Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inn

Lion and the Rose Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inn is a majestic 1906 Queen Anne mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Portland’s Historic Irvington district with its shops, boutiques, theaters, restaurants and of course Historic Homes.  Portland’s light rail, a few blocks from the Inn, can whisk you away to the Convention Center, the Saturday Market and downtown Portland!

The six guest rooms, all with private baths, are each uniquely decorated with Victorian charm.  Historic yet up to date, the rooms are air conditioned and equipped with telephones, cable TV, and high-speed wireless internet access. We invite you to relax in the spacious and comfortable parlors.

After a restful night’s sleep awake to steaming hot coffee and a delicious full breakfast in the formal dining room and enjoy light refreshments into the evening.

An Oregon Wedding Venue for the destination wedding you’ve dreamed of. Many of our Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild members host weddings and Lion and the Rose is one of them.  The inn’s parlors can accommodate indoor showers and weddings for up to 30 guests.  Weddings Receptions held on the first floor or in the Garden Court can accommodate up to 50 guests with buffet food service. The beautiful antique furniture, high ceilings, chandeliers and rich woodwork are an impeccable backdrop for pictures.

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.

A Painted Lady

A Painted Lady offers a calm oasis in vibrant, hip, Northeast Portland

A Painted Lady Inn Bed and Breakfast was built in 1894 and renovated to its full Victorian glory. Take advantage of the urban location by shopping at Lloyd Center just six blocks from the inn.  Or hop on Max, Portland’s excellent light rail transportation system that will take you just about anywhere in Portland. Dinner in the Pearl District, theatre downtown, a Blazers game or concert at the Rose Garden, it’s all within a few minutes of A Painted Lady.  Stay for one night, or let us create a fun Portland package just for you!

A Painted Lady Inn has 5 large guests rooms, some with private baths and some shared, all well appointed, comfortable, full of charm and character.  Wake to a sumptuous breakfast served in the inn’s dining room or in the privacy of your room

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.

The Historic Columbia River Highway Celebrates 100 years in 2016

It’s that time of year again.  Time to start planning that Oregon Road Trip. Oregon has more designated scenic byways and tour routes than any other state.  The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is the only State B&B Association and a welcoming inn awaits you as you travel the backroads.  I am presenting a series of blogs to assist you in creating amazing getaways and tours in Oregon.  Thanks Travel Oregon for sharing this information

Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway Map

Construction of the Historic Columbia River Highway began in 1913 and was considered one of the greatest engineering feats of the modern age.

As its name implies, the Byway is incredibly rich in cultural history.  This stretch of the Columbia once served as fishing and meeting grounds for the many indigenous peoples of the Columbia Basin.  Oregon Trail Pioneers also traveled down the Columbia in the mid 1800s.

When the highway first opened in 1916, Teddy Roosevelt praised its scenic grandeur and remarkable engineering. And The Illustrated London News went on to call it “the king of roads.” With its mossy stone walls and graceful viaducts winding past dozens of waterfalls, this All-American Road still reigns as one of the world’s most glorious drives.’

Start planning your road trip by booking a room at either a Portland or Mt Hood Region bed and breakfast of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

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.

The Portland Jazz Festival is a celebration of Portland’s rich and vibrant jazz history, with venues throughout the City of Roses

‘The PDX Jazz Festival is a multi-venue series of jazz events presented each February within Portland, Oregon. Nationally and regionally supported as a cultural tourism initiative in celebration of Black History Month, PDX Jazz Festival is dedicated to preserving America’s indigenous art form by presenting internationally recognized jazz masters alongside local jazz musicians. A series of jazz education and outreach programs that extend into Portland’s schools and neighborhoods is at the heart of the annual event.’ Text from Portland Jazz Festival Website

This year the Portland Jazz Festival runs February 18-28 at venues scattered throughout the City of Roses.

The Portland members of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild await your arrival.  Settle into your room, freshen up and leave the car behind.  Portland’s great public transportation will take you to the venues of the Jazz Festival and your hosts will have way too many culinary choices for your meals.

Settle in at a member inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild and enjoy 10 days of Jazz.  Oh, one more thing.  If you need something else to do the Portland International Film Festival runs February 11-27.

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.