Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


October 20, 2020

Oregon is Magic in The Dalles

By: Mary Pellegrini

Oregon is Magic in The Dalles

The videos of Travel Oregon's 'Oregon, Only Slightly Exaggerated' reveal whimsical scenes of enchanting forests, vineyards, rivers, mountains and more, and share with you that magical feeling of being in Oregon.

Now the captivating artwork of Travel Oregon's Oregon, Only Slightly Exaggerated campaign has come to the real world, proudly hand-painted on walls in Oregon where the illustrations represent the destinations.   

The featured mural was dedicated October, 2018, in The Dalles,Oregon. A historic city on the sunny eastern end of the Columbia River Gorge, The Dalles is fortunate to have easy access to rivers, hiking trails and scenic drives. The Oregon is Magic mural joins 16 other stunning murals in The Dalles, 13 of which have 'voice boxes' that allow the visitor an oral interpretation. The Dalles Mural Society was organized in March 1993 with the mission of pictorially preserving the epic historical events that have occurred in our area.

Let the Oregon Mural Trail inspire you to get outside and experience the wonders of each community. Take photos of the murals and use the hashtag #OregonIsMagic in social posts to share the love. And while you’re there, visit the landmarks and businesses that makes The Dalles and surrounding area just so magical.

Sneak Peak into 2021


Once a year, hundreds of Walldogs volunteer and travel on their own time and dimes to gather in one lucky town or city to paint multiple murals and old-fashioned wall advertisements. From September 16-19, 2021, The Dalles is that lucky city! In a festival spanning just 4 days, these intrepid Walldogs will be painting more than 14 murals around The Dalles downtown. Watch for more info for this creative event.

Reserve your Stay Now

Let us be home base for exploring and enjoying the Hood River Valley and Mt Hood National Forest.  After a full day, you’ll love the peace and tranquility of the Old Parkdale Inn.  Relax in the gardens, perhaps with a glass of wine from a bottle you picked up at a local winery or our wine cabinet.  We can even have a bonfire, roast some s’mores, if you’d like. 

Outdoor adventures such as kayaking, windsurfing, skiing, snow boarding, and hiking await. Mt. Hood Meadows, Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, and Timberline Ski areas are only a short drive away, as is the vast Mt. Hood National Forest where trails and wildlife abound. We've created some enticing packages for your Stay Play and Ski Vacation on Mt Hood. During the summer months stay at the Inn and take advantage of our partnership with Wet Planet Whitewater to receive $10 off your rafting adventure.

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