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Sitka Spruce

What does it take for a tree to be recognized as an Oregon Heritage Tree?

Sitka Spruce ‘Honored groves, single trees or groups of trees have something in common with one another no matter what the species: they are trees that tell a story; trees that confound and astound; trees that educate both Oregonians and visitors about significant people or events from the past; trees that have survived natural disasters or stand as silent sentries to the passage of time. And that’s only a small part of what makes an Oregon Heritage Tree compelling.’

The Sitka Spruce at Klootchy Creek

‘This Sitka Spruce was the first tree to be designated an official Oregon Heritage Tree and was once the biggest tree in Oregon and the National Co-Champion Sitka Spruce. It germinated from a seed on the forest floor around the time of the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215 and grew to its mature height about the time Christopher Columbus sailed to the new world. A legacy of the primeval coastal old growth rain forests of the Pacific Northwest, it was also remarkable for being bypassed for logging when spruce was in high demand for building military aircraft, but it was considered to have too many limbs to meet the standards of the national aircraft board.

‘Sadly, this once magnificent tree suffered severe damage on December 2, 2007 when hurricane force winds snapped the tree about 80 feet above ground along an old lightening scar. The top portion shattered as it hit the ground.’

Visit the Sitka Spruce at Klootchy Creek

This tree is located on US Highway 26 in Klootchy Creek County Park. Visit it on your way to the Oregon Coast from a Willamette Valley or Portland bed and breakfast. Or a reversed trip: from a Coast bed and breakfast inland.

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.

MaMere's Guest House

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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.

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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.

Poached Pear Delight

Poached Pear Delight from Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast

Poached Pear DelightWe ask our innkeepers to submit their favorite recipes and are  pleased to see that once again, we are all about keeping it local and fresh. Did you know that 84% of the nation’s pears are grown in Oregon and Washington? This Poached Pear Delight comes to you from Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast.

Perched on eight acres atop Chehalem Mountain overlooking the Willamette Valley and Coast Range, Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast has four guest rooms and one suite, all with en suite bathrooms, and offer a peaceful retreat between adventures with spectacular views of both mountain and valley.

Poached Pear Ingredients

2 Large Pears
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 cup Vanilla Yogurt
2 Tbsp Hazelnut Granola

Instructions:

Mix orange juice, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small pot and heat over medium heat.

Peel pears and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out the core with a melon baller and cut out the upper and lower stem areas with a knife.  Place pear halves, cut side down, in orange juice liquid.

Poach pears, with the liquid barely bubbling, for 4 to 8 minutes. With a slotted spoon, turn pears and poach for another 4 to 8 minutes, until the pears are softened. Really ripe pears take less time while harder pears will take longer.

Serve 1 pear half per person with a dollop of vanilla yogurt and a sprinkling of Hazelnut Granola in the hollow of each pear half.

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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.

 

R. R. Thompson House

R.R. Thompson House in Oregon’s Yamhill County

Choose R.R. Thompson House as your lodging choice in Carlton and you’ll create the perfect wine country get-a-way. Stroll just a few blocks to the explore dozens of small wineries, unique shops and wonderful restaurants in Carlton’s historic pioneer downtown.

R. R. Thompson HouseR. R. Thompson House has five beautifully appointed suites and rooms, each named after a flower which can be found in the artistically designed gardens. The spacious Rose and Lavender Suites and the more intimate Magnolia, Lilac and Garden Rooms all have deluxe, pillow top king or queen mattresses and crisp, luxury linens.

A R.R. Thompson House Breakfast begins with a medley of fruits, berries from local farms in season, melons and citrus. Savor a cup of French press coffee or choose from a variety of teas. Enjoy a glass of orange juice, a blend of orange and berry or a refreshing mango drink.

Exceptional stay with phenomenal hosts!

‘We stayed in the massive Rose room with all the comforts and beautiful antiquities. It was nice to pick our time for breakfast and enjoyed Mikes flavorful food. We could easily walk all over town and would not.‘ a TripAdvisor contributor

Carlton is also home base for the globally respected Yamhill-Carlton American Viticultural Area. Pick up some gourmet meats, cheeses, breads, pastries, fruit preserves and handmade chocolates to fill your picnic basket before heading out to explore the vine-covered hills  of Yamhill County.

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. 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.

Eggs Benedict

Southwest Eggs Benedict from Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast

Eggs Benedict is an American brunch or breakfast dish that consists of two halves of an English muffin each of which is topped with Canadian bacon, a poached egg, and hollandaise sauce. Many variations on the basic recipe are served and this one from Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast is a bit out of the box and oh so delicious.

The original recipe was from Maryana Vollstedt, The Big Book of Breakfast with just a wee bit of change from the innkeeper at Chehalem Ridge.

Southwest Eggs Benedict
Servings: 6

8 each saltine cracker, broken up
2 each garlic cloves, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
ground pepper to taste
2 cans black beans, canned, rinsed
6 each green onions, chopped
2 sprigs cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

In food processor, grind crackers well. Add garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper and blend well. Add one can of beans and blend well. Then add the second can, the green onions and cilantro and blend until just incorporated.  Add water, one teaspoon at a time, until you reach consistency to hold together without being too sticky. Form into 12, 3 inch round, ½ inch high patties. Fry patties over medium high heat in vegetable oil, about 5 minutes per side.

To serve, arrange 2 patties per plate, spread a fan of avocado on each patty, place a poached egg on the avocado and top with the grated cheese. Garnish with tomato salsa or corn relish cilantro sprigs

Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast is perched on eight acres atop Chehalem Mountain overlooking the Willamette Valley and Coast Range. This B&B offers a peaceful retreat between adventures in the valley below.

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.

The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast

Meet the Innkeeper at The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast

The Carlton Inn Bed and BreakfastMeet Joka-Elisabeth Moree at  The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast

‘Born and raised in the Netherlands, I stayed for the first time in a tiny country hotel on the border of Belgium, Germany and Holland, and knew then, at 11 years old, that one day I would have my own little country inn. And here I am, in the Great Little Town of Carlton, where you can walk to a variety of nearby  restaurants and tasting rooms just a few minutes from the front door of The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast.

‘I am so lucky to do what I love to do, and to have hosted many, many special guests. Looking forward to meeting you soon.’

Built in 1915, The Carlton Inn Bed & Breakfast is located within the charming community of Carlton, known as “The Wine Capital of Oregon.” The Inn has four comfortable bedrooms, with central air conditioning and wireless internet throughout.

A short walk out the inn’s front door you’ll discover over a dozen tasting rooms and wineries as well as unique shops and wonderful restaurants.

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. 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.

The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast

The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in the Heart of the Willamette Valley Wine Country
The Carlton Inn
Built in 1915,
The Carlton Inn Bed & Breakfast, is in the charming community of Carlton, Oregon.

The Inn offers 4 guest rooms, each with a private bath. The bedding ensemble includes comforters, micro-fiber sheets, and pillows covered with hypo-allergenic slip covers. All rooms have central air conditioning and wireless internet.

A most walkable wine district, Carlton is known as the ‘Wine Capital of Oregon’. A short walk out the inn’s front door you’ll discover over a dozen winery tasting rooms as well as unique shops and wonderful restaurants.

Breakfast at The Carlton Inn

Freshly prepared homemade food using the best ingredients available is the hallmark of breakfast at The Carlton Inn Bed & Breakfast. Their garden provides fresh herbs and vegetables that make their way into the breakfast menu.

Amazing: Joka and Keef were wonderful hosts, the breakfasts were so tasty, and the location is perfect!a TripAdvisor contributor

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. 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.

Oregon Heritage Tree

Oregon Heritage Trees – Trees that Tell an Historic Story

What does it take for a tree to be recognized as an Oregon Heritage Tree?

Oregon Heritage Trees‘Honored groves, single trees or groups of trees have something in common with one another no matter what the species: they are trees that tell a story; trees that confound and astound; trees that educate both Oregonians and visitors about significant people or events from the past; trees that have survived natural disasters or stand as silent sentries to the passage of time. And that’s only a small part of what makes an Oregon Heritage Tree compelling.’

We spent the last couple of days exploring around Eugene, Oregon: chasing waterfalls, geocaches, covered bridges and Oregon Heritage Trees. We are aware of the need to travel to destinations that make it easy to maintain social distancing practices. Here in Oregon we’ve got your social distance travel needs covered.

Owen Cherry – 174 years in Eugene Oregon

Folklore is the Owen Cherry tree, pictured above, was planted in 1847 by Eugene Skinner, co-founder of the City of Eugene in 1853. By 1950 the site of the tree was owned by George Owen, a former Eugene City Councilor, lumberman, and philanthropist. Mr. Owen donated the site to the city. The Owen Rose Garden has more than 4,500 roses of over 400 varieties. The magnificent Owen Cherry was in spectacular spring bloom when we visited this past week.

Ellmaker Grove – Ellmaker Oak, Maple Row and Incense Cedar

The trees that make up the Ellmaker Grove include the 300-400 year old Ellmaker Oak and numerous large big leaf maples that were planted by the Ellmmaker family. Of particular historical significance was the proximity of the Ellmaker Ranch to the Applegate Trail. The Ellmakers planted a row of maple trees, which they called “Maple Row” leading from the wide Applegate Trail to their smithy.

Suggested lodging in Eugene, Oregon

C’est La Vie Inn in Eugene, Oregon, offers a quiet urban oasis for the traveler with discriminating taste. C’est La Vie Inn proudly offers four rooms to choose from, each with its own distinctive charm and luxurious amenities.

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.

The Willows

The Willows Bed and Breakfast in Newberg, Oregon

The WillowsThe Willows Bed and Breakfast is located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley Wine Country and combines the modern accommodations of a small boutique hotel with the friendly treatment of a bed and breakfast.

Conveniently located on the western edge of Newberg, in the heart of Yamhill County wine country and just minutes from the Dundee Hill Wine Region, this one or two bedroom suite inn prides itself on providing luxury accommodations, privacy, attentive service, handy location, and an inviting space, both inside and out.

The Willows is situated on over an acre of combined landscaping and native plantings. Enjoy the spacious 600 square-foot Northwest Suite and, if traveling with friends or family, the East Room can be yours also. You will be the only guests during your stay. A full breakfast is delivered to your suite each morning to be enjoyed at your leisure, in the comfort of your suite.

Nourish your body and soul while enjoying a famous Willamette Valley wine on the terrace or in a special nook in the gardens.  Relax in the afternoon sun while gazing across the Valley to the Chehalem Mountain. When evening comes, listen for the symphony of the frogs from nearby nameless creek.

Exceptional B&B

‘We travel a lot but do not often write reviews, but The Willows is so exceptional we felt compelled to do so. We stayed six nights and could not have been more pleased.‘ a TripAdvisor contributor

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.

Oregon Mural Trail

Tree-lined streets Forest Grove Oregon and the Oregon Mural Trail

The videos of Travel Oregon’s Oregon, Only Slightly Exaggerated reveal whimsical scenes of enchanting forests, vineyards, rivers, mountains and share with you that magical feeling of being in Oregon.

Oregon Mural TrailThe captivating artwork is proudly hand-painted on walls in Oregon where the illustrations represent the destinations. Let the Oregon Mural Trail inspire you to get outside and experience the wonders of each community. Take photos of the murals and use the hashtag #OregonIsMagic in social posts to share the love. While in Forest Grove visit the landmarks and businesses that make our small Oregon towns just so magical.

Tucked into the Tualatin Valley not far from Portland, Forest Grove lives up to its name with tree-lined streets that are home to Oregon’s largest sequoia tree at the historic Hinman House. The city is just minutes from the area’s award-winning wineries and an impressive collection of breweries, distilleries and cideries.

The Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway spins through town and past vineyards and dairy farms before joining the Banks-Vernonia State Trail further north. From an Oregon Bed and Breakfast in the Willamette Valley check out this lovely mural, explore Oregon’s wine country, the Tillamook Forest and Oregon’s North Coast.

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. 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.