Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


THE BLOG

By Mary Pellegrini

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 …

Weldon wagon Road

By Mary Pellegrini

The Columbia River Gorge and the Mt Hood National Forest hosts more than 2 million visitors a year. Visitation often exceeds the automobile capacity along the Historic Columbia River Highway. Parking and traffic congestion is degrading the visitor experience and causing safety problems. To truly experience the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area the way …

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 …

By Mary Pellegrini

How fun to set out in search of Bigfoot and Geocaches in the Columbia River Gorge. You, too, can embark on the Bonneville Bigfoots Search GeoTour in North Bonneville, Washington. Along the designated two mile paved “Bigfoot Discovery Trail” we learned about this unique area and why the Sasquatches were drawn to this picturesque area on the banks of the Columbia …

By Mary Pellegrini

Three Oregon Scenic Byways lead to the Old Parkdale Inn 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 …

By Mary Pellegrini

Beer is serious business in the Gorge.  So serious that 13 Breweries in the Columbia River Gorge have united to create Breweries in the Gorge.  Ask us for a Passport, or download the app, and spend a couple days exploring them all. Parkdale Oregon’s own small craft Brewery Solera Brewery is a small brewery located in …