Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


Grateful Vineyards Tasting room aerial with Mt Hood in the background

By Mary Pellegrini

The award winning wineries of the Hood River Valley are sharing space with world famous fruit orchards and the wines are becoming just as famous as its fruit. Fast evolving into one of the Northwest’s finest grape-growing and wine making regions the tasting rooms hold special events including wine tasting, vineyard tours and activities for families and friends. Start …

A large red Bing Cherry Sculpture in Milwaukie Oregon Sculpture Garden

By Mary Pellegrini

Oregon artist Tyler FuQua has created a spectacular, five-foot red steel ball sculpture to tell a story few people know: The most famous sweet red cherry, the Bing, was introduced in Milwaukie on rich farmland south of Portland in 1875 and it became an instant success that dominated much of the Oregon Cherry Market. Chinese-born Ah Bing worked …

Hood Crest Winery and Distillers

By Mary Pellegrini

Columbia Gorge Wineries, less than 60 miles east of Portland, Oregon. The Columbia Gorge AVA, includes land surrounding the Columbia River, with vineyards and wineries in both Oregon and Washington. Due to the unique climate and geography found in The Gorge, this AVA exhibits a wide range of micro climates in a relatively small region. …

Red barn surrounded by spring blossoms with Mt Hood in the background

By Mary Pellegrini

Packer Orchards was established in 1924 and is a sustainable fourth generation family farm located in Hood River, Oregon. What began as a small crop of apples and pears slowly expanded to 100+ acres of apples, pears, cherries, peaches, apricots, prunes, and nectarines Around 1992 the Packers’ opened The Bakery on site, offering fruit from the orchards …

Details to 2024 Hood River Cider Fest

By Mary Pellegrini

The Hood River Valley and the Columbia River Gorge are renowned for the quality and variety of apples and pears grown by local orchardists. Gorge cidermakers are crafting some of the best hard cider in the Pacific Northwest. The Old Parkdale Inn is in the heart of the Hood River Valley and on the famous Fruit Loop, a …

By Mary Pellegrini

At the Old Parkdale Inn we take great pride in providing you with a hearty breakfast to start your day. We serve up the bounty of the Hood River Valley and the Columbia River Gorge. We focus our breakfasts around what is being harvested in the Valley Spring ~ Berries Summer ~ Cherries, Peaches and …