Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


THE BLOG

2021 Meteor Showers

By Mary Pellegrini

Oregon has some of the largest expanses of dark skies in the US. Photographers come from around the world to capture the infamous shot of Mt Hood and the Milky Way. I don’t pretend to be one of these great photographers but our guest, Dave Muller from Oklahoma, is one. I share his photo with …

By odysys_editor

The Hood River Valley is our nations largest pear growing regions but we don’t stop there.  Cherries and apples also are a huge crop along with the berries, stone fruit, lavender, wine grapes and more. July’s warmth ripens the cherries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries and begins the 2020 harvest. From now through the summer, something is always fresh …

By Mary Pellegrini

So the song goes and so is life here in the Hood River Valley during the summer months.  Our guests at the Old Parkdale Inn can choose to relax in the gardens with a good book and a favorite beverage and do little to nothing at all.  Or they can choose to get out and about, explore the …

By Mary Pellegrini

The livin’ is certainly easy during the summer here in the Hood River Valley and no doubt it’s been warm. Our home is air conditioned including our guest rooms. We think you’ll love this alternative to AC with the fresh air and cool waters of the White Salmon River. Still time to get a late …

By Mary Pellegrini

Lavender Blueberry Sorbet is a palette cleansing first course at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, a dish produced from an explosion of Blueberries and Lavender in Oregon’s Hood River Valley. Ingredients: Serves 2. 2 ripe frozen bananas 1 cup frozen blueberries ¼ cup lite coconut milk 2 tsp dried lavender Directions: 1. Peel …

By Mary Pellegrini

Looking for an Oregon Bucket List? There’s no shortage of things to do in Oregon! How many of these authentic Oregon experiences can you cross off your list while you’re here? These are but a few you can cross off right here near the Old Parkdale Inn Put your feet in the ruts left by …