Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


THE BLOG

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

By Mary Pellegrini

Travel through the Columbia River Gorge on the Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway, HCRH, and around majestic Mt Hood on the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway.  For the sustainable traveler the HCRH and the Mt Hood Scenic Byway have been combined to create one of six Electric Byways in Oregon, the Mt Hood and Columbia …

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

By Mary Pellegrini

The peach, cherry, apple and pear trees in the Hood River valley explode in a harmony of vibrant pink and white flowers. Starting at lower elevations around the town of Hood River they move in a cascading ripple up the Hood River Valley, creating a patchwork of color. Here in the Upper Hood River Valley …

Mt Hood and the Parkdale Pine in Pear Orchards

By Mary Pellegrini

So, I started researching walks, runs, marathons and half marathons near us here at the Old Parkdale Inn. Knew there were plenty but really never knew there were so many! As I was creating this post I received an reservation for guests coming to Oregon to visit family and run the Timberline Marathon on June …

By Mary Pellegrini

A convocation of Eagles Bald Eagle populations were on the brink of extinction due partly to pesticide use. In 1963 there were 487 breeding pairs in the entire lower 48 states. Today there are over 1300 in Washington and Oregon. Bald eagles migrate south each winter in search of food and the Columbia River provides …

By Mary Pellegrini

Waterfall Wednesday in Oregon - Horsetail Falls With winter and spring come winter storms and snow pack melt, supplying Oregon scenic rivers the water needed to create our wildly beautiful and renowned waterfalls. And it's certainly not too early to start planning your Oregon vacation that should involve chasing waterfalls. Horsetail Falls in the Columbia …

6 Waterfalls in the Mt Hood Region Banner

By Mary Pellegrini

Do not let the rain stop you from visiting Oregon's Magnificent Waterfalls. They are even more powerful after the fall storms and many are a bit more difficult to get to once the snow falls. Not impossible for the adventurous but snow gear may be required. And Oregon's spectacular Fall Foliage will be coming to …