Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


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Sail in, and with, the Heart of the Gorge

By Mary Pellegrini

Sail in the Heart of the Gorge, on the beautiful classic sloop “WyEast”, in one of the most amazing places on earth. Heart of The Gorge Sailing is an adventure on a private yacht, for groups up to 6 guests. Experience the power, beauty and romance of the Columbia River Gorge on this warm summer …

By Mary Pellegrini

By: Mary Pellegrini I give you 5 reasons to love the Hood River Valley. The valley is just about as pretty as it gets on a sunny day, with the Columbia River and it’s Gorge at our doorstep and Mount Hood in our backyard. #1 – The Hood River Valley is a very fruity place The acres …

By Mary Pellegrini

Mt. Hood Meadows Debuts More Than Eight Miles of New Hiking Trails this Summer for Mt. Hood’s Premier Chairlift-served Hiking Experience The snow is melting, the weather is getting warmer, and the wildflowers are on their way. Summer on the mountain is right around the corner! Mt Hood Meadows will kick off their summer operations …

By Mary Pellegrini

The Oregon Timber Trail is an iconic 670-mile back country mountain bike route spanning Oregon’s diverse landscapes from California to the Columbia River Gorge. The Oregon Timber Trail Alliance has identified 9 gateway communities that make the Oregon Timber Trail experience possible. Parkdale, Oregon, is one of them, mile 639, #ottmile639. It’s in Parkdale that …

By Mary Pellegrini

Baked Pumpkin Donut at the Old Parkdale Inn National Donut Day is the first Friday in June. We hope you have a chance to try this delicious baked donut recipe. Or request them the next time you visit. Clean up is easier than with a fried version not to mention a bit less guilt-inducing! Baked …

Wildflowers

By Mary Pellegrini

By: Mary Pellegrini Bald Butte Via the Oak Ridge Trail A hike to the top of Bald Butte is a great choice for an early season hike in the Upper Hood River Valley!  A vibrant show of Mt Hood National Forest wildflowers, Lupine, Balsam Root, Indian Paintbrush will cover the hillside from mid-April through June. …