August 10, 2018
Wanted: Painters and Photographers
By: Mary Pellegrini
Fields of sunflowers, a perfect opportunity to paint, take photos and cut this summer beauty.
The Sunflowers at Packer Orchards and Farm Place have put on their smiley faces. Photograph and paint these beauties on Friday the 17th from 10-5. Then on Saturday from 10-4 the fields will be open for cutting bouquets to take home. There are three varieties and this heat has affected height of sunflowers but not blooms.
Be sure to visit The Bakery while in the Hood River Valley, where the family uses orchard sweet pears in our bakery products, reducing and in some cases eliminating the need for sugar! Farm fresh baked goods and homemade jams made on site daily in the Cookie Cocina. Fresh fruit from The Farm Place available seasonally. Stop by for some of a hand dipped ice cream, fresh fruit milkshakes, and handmade waffle cones.
We would love to accommodate you and/or your painting or photography club here at the Inn. After spending some time at Packer Farm Place we will gladly share with your group some awesome spots to sketch or shoot majestic Mt Hood. And then there are the gardens of the Old Parkdale Inn. A special place to set your easel, sip on a glass of wine, and end your day.
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 partner with Mt Hood Meadows and Timberline Ski Areas allowing us to offer discount lift tickets to our guests. Stay at the Inn and take advantage of our partnership with Wet Planet Whitewater to receive $10 your raft adventure.