Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


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Celebrate the Month of Love banner with Lemon coffee cake

By Mary Pellegrini

Valentines Day is coming up in a few weeks and you guys and gals out there better get moving and plan that special day or evening with the one you love. A romantic dinner and maybe a stay at our lovely Old Parkdale Inn is the perfect choice! So, if you are so inclined, special …

Banner for Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Caramelized Pears and the Old Parkdale Inn

By Mary Pellegrini

December is National Pear Month and here in Oregon we believe pears should be celebrated all year long. But we’ll especially celebrate the bounty of pears in December when it is National Pear Month. The Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Caramelized Pears has become a favorite at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast‘s winter, breakfast …

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies on a white plate banner

By Mary Pellegrini

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies have a rich and fudgy center with a crisp powdered sugar outer layer. Day 11 of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild’s 12 Days of Holiday Cookies.  Ingredients 2 cups white sugar 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder ½ cup vegetable oil 4 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup confectioners’ sugar Directions Mix sugar, cocoa, and oil together …

Gingered Pear Pansowdy banner

By Mary Pellegrini

Gingered Pear and Raspberry Pandowdy at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, located in the Hood River Valley, the largest pear growing region in the nation. Many of our growers have cold storage units where we can pick up fresh pears almost all year round.  This Gingered Pear and Raspberry Pandowdy has become a …

Snickerdoodles

By Mary Pellegrini

These Pumpkin Snickerdoodles are chewy delicious and a perfect cookies for Fall. These are so soft and full of flavor. A real treat on National Cookie Day 2023 Ingredients In a medium-sized mixing bowl whisk together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, corn starch, cream of tartar, and salt until well …

By Mary Pellegrini

We’re heading to California the first week of January and you can be sure we’ll be bringing home some California Sunshine. National French Toast Day is November 28. Enjoy this French toast any time you can get your hands on some awesome, fresh oranges Remember the orange popsicle filled with vanilla ice cream? Who didn’t …