Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


THE BLOG

Sail in, and with, the Heart of the Gorge

By Mary Pellegrini

Sail in the Heart of the Gorge, on the beautiful classic sloop “WyEast”, in one of the most amazing places on earth. Heart of The Gorge Sailing is an adventure on a private yacht, for groups up to 6 guests. Experience the power, beauty and romance of the Columbia River Gorge. WyEast is moored in …

By Mary Pellegrini

It’s official: The 2021 rafting season is here. Who’s ready for some river time? The White Salmon River, just across the Columbia in Washington, beckons you with rapid water and beautiful views and we entice you with our Bed, Breakfast and Boat packages. Book your 3 or 5 night stay at the Old Parkdale Inn …

Sunshine Drive In Movie

By Mary Pellegrini

Drive-Up Movies at the Sunshine Mills in The Dalles, Oregon At the beginning of the pandemic, Sunshine Mill Winery in The Dalles converted its parking lot into a drive-in movie theater. A large screen was stretched across their towering grain silos and the parking lot prepared for vehicles. The first Drive-Up Movie at the Sunshine …

By Mary Pellegrini

Spring arrives in the Hood River Valley. Waterfall flows are picking up as the snow melts. Wildflowers are popping. Golf courses are greening up nicely. New release wines and ciders are being presented. West winds will soon bring the boards and kites out on The Columbia River. And then there’s spring skiing. And Blossoms. Millions …

By Mary Pellegrini

By: Mary Pellegrini 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 an …

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