Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


Strawberry Shortcakes on a dark green platter

By Mary Pellegrini

Today is National Strawberry Shortcake Day and let me share with you one of my favorite sweet treats to prepare for our guests at the Old Parkdale Inn. It's fun! It’s coloring! And it’s Oh So Yummy. Shortcakes ~ this recipe will make 8 shortcakes. I stretch it a little, making 6 slightly larger cakes, …

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 has arrived on Mt. Hood and Mt. Hood Meadows will kick off their summer operations starting June …

Salmon River Oregon Trail Crossing

By Mary Pellegrini

Featured image: Salmon River Pioneer Crossing GC1GB6M In 1843 thousands upon thousands of emigrants set off for Oregon Territory with the promise of a new life in Oregon's fertile Willamette Valley.  The Historic Oregon Trail turns 175 in 2018.  Time for you to hit the highway, inspire your own pioneer spirit, stand in the actual wagon …

Hood River Golf Course with Mt Hood in the background

By Mary Pellegrini

Visit WAAAM, Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum, on the Second Saturday of the month, when volunteers, love flying and driving these wonderful artifacts, open the huge hangar doors and start pushing and pulling antique cars, airplanes, motorcycles and more, getting them ready to fire up and show you a bit of old technology in action. The …


By Mary Pellegrini

For our mountain cycling guests:  The Dog River Trail #675 is an outstanding one with exceptional rewards. The trailhead is right off state highway 35 about 4 miles from the Old Parkdale Inn and is well marked.  The trail itself is kept in excellent condition due to the good folks who do mountain biking on …

Blue banner with photo off Multnomah Falls and sign

By Mary Pellegrini

Multnomah Falls is a breathtaking waterfall located in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, USA. It's one of the most iconic natural landmarks in the Pacific Northwest, standing at a height of 620 feet (189 meters). The falls are fed by underground springs from Larch Mountain, creating a stunning two-tiered cascade. It's a popular tourist destination, …