Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


THE BLOG

By Mary Pellegrini

By: Mary Pellegrini The Hood River Valley is certainly known for having thousands of acres of fruit of which cherries, blueberries and peaches are finding their way to the fruit stands now. We also have some amazing flower farms, one of which, The Gorge White House, has glads, daisies, cone flowers, snapdragons, Oriental lilies, lavender and more. …

By Mary Pellegrini

By: Mary Pellegrini Kiyokawa Family Orchards opens for the season July 21. The renowned Honeycrisp apple. This distinctive apple is incredibly crisp with a sweet, tangy flesh that lends itself with equal satisfaction to fresh and baked delicacies. Kiyokawa Family Orchards grows this delicious apple along with over 100 more varieties of apples, pears and Asian …

By Mary Pellegrini

By: Mary Pellegrini When it is hot in the Hood River Valley there is nothing like a ride on the Magic Mile chair lift on Mt Hood, Oregon’s tallest peak at 11, 240 feet. The majestic mountain can be seen from the Old Parkdale Inn and is an easy day trip, a lovely 35 mile drive. Take the …

By Mary Pellegrini

By: Mary Pellegrini Klickitat River Salmon can be seen hurling themselves up the 8 foot Klickitat Falls as they make their way to their ancient spawning grounds.  In September, salmon can be found in many of the tributaries of the Columbia River.  Most use the Klickitat fish ladder that the Yakima tribe has created but many attempt …