One distinct advantage to being a member of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild is the opportunity to participate in the OBBG Innkeeper's Getaway Program. It's an economical way for bed and breakfast owners to getaway for a night or two and stay with another bed and breakfast--partially for rejuvenation and partially to share ideas (or steal a few great ones). Funds paid go to reimburse the hosting innkeeper for expenses and for supporting OBBG membership programs.
Tonight, Bill & I are staying in Portland, Oregon, at the Rose Cottage Bed and Breakfast as guests of Sally Palmer and her lovely companion Austen. Sally is a long-time, highly experienced innkeeper and it certainly shows in her most current B&B (she's owned a few). Sally constructed the Rose Cottage B&B so the lodging is perfectly designed for hospitality and privacy.
We're staying in the Wild Rose Suite. I'm blogging in the sitting room, next to the gas/electric fireplace, while Bill surfs the HDTV. We're enjoying a split of local Syrah wine and settling into our new digs.
This B&B is so well sound insulated that you wouldn't know you're in the city and only 10 minutes from downtown Portland!
In the morning Sally is serving 3 courses starting with juice and a fruit cup (kiwis, fresh tropical fruit and a lime zest--yum). Her homemade cream scones with crystalized ginger are to die for, especially with the figgy jam and butter. For the main course, Bill & I will have an exquisite omlette filled with goat and sheep milk feta and sauteed peppers & red onion, with roasted herbed potatoes on the side. Local Canadian style bacon (hormone and antibiotic free, of course) rounds it up.
Rose Cottage B&B is on the boundary between Beaverton Oregon and Portland. If you're coming to town for business, visiting relatives, or just want to stay on the west side of Portland, then this is the place. Tell Sally we said hello when you call her at (503) 292-5475 or toll-free (877) 292-5475.