Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


THE BLOG

By Mary Pellegrini

The Oregon Summer is Calling. June 21st marks the longest day of the year. Many, many hours of daylight to get out and explore. Over 16 hours of daylight actually. Two Scenic Byways and one Scenic Electric Byway lead to the Old Parkdale Inn Travel through the Columbia River Gorge on the Historic Columbia River Highway …

By Mary Pellegrini

When will there be blooms in the Hood River Valley? 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 …

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

The safety and well-being of our guests, our community and ourselves continues to be our highest priority. We’re finding travel predictions are coming to fruition here: folks want safety protocols communicated, they’re staying closer to home and not booking as far out. We want to reaffirm that our promise of a great, socially distanced escape …

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 …

Pristine Apple Sauce

By Mary Pellegrini

Kiyokawa Family Orchards picked the first apples of the season this week. They posted that the Pristine apples are great for fresh eating, baking, and applesauce!  I had yet to make applesauce in the Ninja Foodi so I decided to give it a go. Pristine Apple Sauce Recipe 10# Pristine apples peeled, cored and cut …