May 5th, 2012 by Gorge Lodging
It is spring in the Pacific Northwest. The rhubarb in the gardens of our inn, the Old Parkdale Inn, is just about ready to harvest and the Oregon strawberries are showing up at our Farmers Markets. Put the two together and we get a favorite of our guests, Strawberry-Rhubarb Coffee Cake.
3 c fresh rhubarb, cut in 1-inch pieces
2 c fresh strawberries
sweeten with agave nectar (or one c sugar)
1/3 c cornstarch
Cook the strawberries and rhubarb for about 5 minutes. Combine the sweetener of your choice with the cornstarch and add to fruit. Cook until bubbly and thick. Set aside to cool
3 c flour
1 c sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 c butter
1 c buttermilk
1 tsp almond extract
Combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Beat wet ingredients together and add to flour mix, stirring just to moisten. Spread half the batter in a greased 9x13x2 inch baking pan. Spread the cooled rhubarb filling over this and spoon the remaining batter in small portions on top of the filling.
Make a topping by combining
3/4 c sugar, 2 cup flour, cut in 1/4 cup butter and then add 1/4 cup flaked coconut
Sprinkle over the coffee cake batter, bake at 350 degree oven for 40-45 minutes. The innkeepers of the
Columbia River Gorge/Hood River B&B Association truely enjoy turning your vacation into a culinary vacation. Coffee anyone?
May 3rd, 2012 by Gorge Lodging
The town of Hood River, the hub of the Columbia River Gorge, is known in the world of sports as the windsurfing capital of America. Stiff prevailing winds and the Columbia’s strong river currents combine to create a kind of wind tunnel that makes for legendary windsurfing and kitesurfing conditions. South of the city, above the pear and apple orchards of the Hood River Valley, the massive glaciered peak of Mount Hood rises to fill the horizon, a perfect postcard image of Oregon.
Where can you ski in the morning and windsurf into the afternoon and evening? And it’s blossom time in the Hood River Valley. Take the Fruit Loop, a 35 driving tour through the valley’s orchards, forests and quiet communities. Stroll the quaint shops, breweries, and wine tasting rooms in downtown Hood River before dinner in one of many fine dining rooms. The innkeepers of the Columbia River Gorge/Hood River B&B Association will provide unique accommodations, a superb Northwest Culinary experience, and tips on where to dine and explore.
April 28th, 2012 by Gorge Lodging
Raise your glass and join the festivities in the Hood River Valley. This annual event held in the heart of Wine and Pear Country celebrates the Columbia River Gorge and its local chefs, fruit, wine and art.
Not only will this event celebrate the Gorge, it will give back as well. Proceeds go to the Rotary Club of Hood River Scholarship Program, funding scholarships to area youth for higher education.
Create memories and plan to stay the weekend at an inn of the Columbia River Gorge Bed and Breakfast Association some just minutes from the WAAAM Museum where this event is being held.
April 28th, 2012 by Gorge Lodging
Come celebrate the blossom of our 8th year
Award Winning Organically Grown and Crafted Oregon Wines
Create memories at Pheasant Valley Bed & Breakfast, a 3 room inn in the Hood River Valley, Oregon. You are walking distance from their tasting room and as their guest you will receive a complimentary sampling of Pheasant Valley Winery’s award winning wines at our turn of the century wooden bar. Talk with our knowledgeable wine tasting staff, relax next to our large rock fireplace or wander through our gift shop.
Pheasant Valley Winery
3890 Acree Drive, Hood River, Oregon 97031
541-387-3040 or email@example.com
April 4th, 2012 by Gorge Lodging
Skiing Mt. Hood is easy. We offer specials to ski and stay at any participating Gorge Lodging B&B.
Details for Mt Hood Meadows Ski Resort: Tickets – Guests purchase their lift tickets directly from their host for just $50 for adults, $35 for children ages 7 to 14 and seniors, 65+. These are all day tickets – with a value of up to $79 (good from first lift to last). While there are no block out dates, minimum stays or other restrictions, the lift tickets have to be used within the same dates as the guest lodging visit. One lift ticket per guest per night’s stay.
Details for Timberline Lodge Ski Area Tickets – Guests purchase their lift ticket vouchers directly from their host at a cost of $40 for adults, valued of up to $64. While there are no block out dates, minimum stays or other restrictions, the lift tickets vouchers are to be used within the same dates as the guest lodging visit. One lift ticket per guest per night’s stay.