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The Historic Columbia River Highway between Bridal Veil and Ainsworth State Park has reopened.  This section of highway has been closed since the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire.  Visit TripCheck.com for current road conditions.  Winter weather may force closures of the Historic Highway.  You can now drive The Highway between Exit 22, Crown Point and Vista House to Exit 35 off of Interstate 84.

Imagine crafting a national treasure on a landscape so beautiful that each viewpoint is protected and people come from all over the world to marvel at its perfection. This is the Historic Columbia River Highway.  Whether you are seeing it for the first time or you know every inch by heart, each time you drive, bike, or hike along the Historic Highway, you begin the journey anew.

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.’

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.  Enjoy our series of scenic bikeways, byways, and tours posts, helping you to create amazing getaways and tours in Oregon.  Thanks Travel Oregon for sharing this information

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

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.

Bellaterra

Bellaterra Bed and Breakfast in historic Portland Neighborhood

Bellaterra Bed and Breakfast has five nature- and culture-themed rooms with private glass or stone-tiled bathrooms.  A newly-restored Victorian located in Lair Hill, an historic neighborhood in inner SW Portland.  Bellaterra has ample common spaces, a reading nook, traditional moldings and custom carvings.  Nice views of the Willamette River and Mt. Hood. Pleasant walks in neighborhood, riverfront trail, and Marquam Trail in Terwilliger Woods.  Bellaterra could serve as a home base should you hike the 4T Trail in Portland which we recently did.  Highly recommend.

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.

Cornerstone

Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast

Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast sits on a little slice of heaven with the fresh air and quiet surroundings of the Cooper Mountain Area.  A short 15 miles from downtown Portland overlooking vineyards, orchards and green pastures, innkeepers Margaret and Harold await your arrival.

Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast has three well appointed rooms, each with a private bath and one being ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible. For your safety there is not a single step that you have to navigate between your car and your room.

In the warm summer evenings watch the crimson sunset from their rocking chairs on the large covered deck surrounding the house, listening to owls hooting in the twilight and watching over 20 species of birds coming for their last meal of the day at the feeders.  The B&B was designed and built as a B&B, with every aspect of your comfort, pleasure and safety in mind.

Cornerstone B&B is about 18 minutes from the fabulous Oregon Zoo in Washington Park.   While visiting Washington Park take time to visit the Forestry Center, the Children’s Museum, the International Rose Test Gardens, the Japanese Gardens or the Hoyt Arboritum.

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.

The Fulton House

The Fulton House Bed and Breakfast, minutes from Downtown Portland

The Fulton House Bed and Breakfast, located in Southwest Portland and one block from Willamette Park and the Willamette River and the Willamette Greenway.

Built in the late 19th century The Fulton House was originally a bordello situated on a log raft in the Willamette River.  A century ago the house was lifted, placed on round logs and dragged by a team of to its present location.  The Fulton House, derives from the small town of Fulton, which was annexed into Portland many decades ago.

With mass transportation nearby you can set out to explore Portland or visit the famous medical facilities at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) via the Portland Aerial Tram up “Pill Hill.”

The Fulton House offers four guest rooms, each offers private baths, cable TV, free local and long distance telephone service, high speed wireless internet, and a refrigerator stocked with bottled water, pop and a bottle of wine, all complimentary.

As is with all members of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, The Fulton House serves a delicious full breakfast that might be french toast, quiche, waffles, blueberry pancakes or Fulton House eggs & potatoes, accompanied by a variety of fresh fruits, scones or muffins, granola, yogurts, juices and beverages. Each afternoon, a special treat of cake or cookies plus beverage are available for your added pleasure.

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.

4T

4T and some B&Bs in Portland Oregon

I really am a country girl.  That’s why my inn is in the country, in a little town about 10 blocks square, near the Mt Hood National Forest where I can hike to my hearts content and enjoy quiet quiet nights.  But every once in awhile I like to go into the city.  Take in the hustle and bustle, visit shops and coffee houses, enjoy culinary surprises, ride mass transit.  I love it.  So when I overheard my Portland guests suggesting to our Portland bound Minnesota guests the 4T Trail I was all ears.  We had to go into Portland so after a bit of research on the trail we headed out Monday morning.  Plan:  Drive the hour and a half into Portland, do the 4T Trail then run errands, mixing adventure with necessity.

We started at the parking lot of the Washington Park Max Station at the Oregon Zoo.  The Trail section takes you through the thick forests of the West Hills, to Portland’s highest point, Council Crest, and on into OHSU.  Oregon Health and Science University has a campus on the hills overlooking Portland and the Cascade Range.  A few years ago a Tram was built to connect OSHU and the Waterfront and it has become quite a tourist destination.  Take the tram down to the waterfront, disembark and walk about 50 steps and catch the Portland Trolley to downtown.  then the Train (Max) back to your car.  There you have the 4 Ts

One can begin the loop at any point and the trail is marked numerous places, even downtown.  Since we hiked the trail first, we arrived downtown in time for lunch and a gelato, with plenty of time to stroll, before heading taking the Train back to our car.

This is one of many urban hikes in Portland.  Combine one of these with Portland Oregon Lodging at a unique bed and breakfast and you have the perfect Oregon Geotourism Adventure.  Visit the Portland region of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild website and select an inn in the West Hills, many just a short drive, or Max train, to the Washington Park Max Station.

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.

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

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.

Bellaterra

Bellaterra Bed and Breakfast in historic Portland Neighborhood

Bellaterra Bed and Breakfast has five nature- and culture-themed rooms with private glass or stone-tiled bathrooms.  A newly-restored Victorian located in Lair Hill, an historic neighborhood in inner SW Portland.  Bellaterra has ample common spaces, a reading nook, traditional moldings and custom carvings.  Nice views of the Willamette River and Mt. Hood. Pleasant walks in neighborhood, riverfront trail, and Marquam Trail in Terwilliger Woods.  Bellaterra could serve as a home base should you hike the 4T Trail in Portland which we recently did.  Highly recommend.

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.

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 Oregon, it’s 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 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.

Bike the Columbia River Gorge

Bike the Columbia River Gorge

Bike the Columbia River Gorge and stay in luxury along the way.  A bike tour through one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon will spark your sense of adventure and invigorate your spirit.  Let the innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild nourish your body for the journey with a restful night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast.  Our innkeepers will arrange for your personals to be shuttled to your next destinations.

In 2014, over 130 people, many with their bicycles, gathered to dedicate a key piece in the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.   Sixty-three of the original 73 miles of the Historic Columbia River Highway are now open to travel either by motor vehicle, on the Historic Highway or connecting county roads, or by foot and bicycle, the State Trail.  The newest segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail system, between Lindsay Creek and Starvation Creek near Hood River will be dedicated in September of 2016 and will only be accessible to cyclists and walkers.

In July, 2015, the Oregon Department of Transportation debuted six short films at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland.  The films were developed to highlight the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail and the benefits of connecting the final 10 miles of Historic Highway State Trail into Hood River.

Bike the Columbia River Gorge, have a comfy bed and and hearty breakfast at a bed and breakfast along the way.  A Bed and Breakfast offers so much more than a hotel.  Oregon innkeepers know the best back roads, the best places to eat, the scenic attractions you won’t want to miss.

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.

Cornerstone

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.