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Posted on March 30th, 2008 in Uncategorized.

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort

You will not believe the amount of snow at the various Mt. Hood ski resorts, just an hour’s drive or so from The Fulton House. Snow levels are almost 200% of normal and the snow pack stands at 205 inches.

Best of all, fresh powder still falls almost every night, so you can count on the best ski conditions every day.

One of our former guests, a Floridian who loves to snowboard so much he decided to attend grad school in Portland, stopped in at The Fulton House to say “hello” the other evening on his way back from a trip to the Mountain. He said conditions were “fantastic!” He has purchased an Unlimited Spring Season pass at Mt. Hood Meadows — a real bargain at $119 for all lifts after March 1 — and he returns to the Mountain every chance he gets. With all the snow this year, he expects to be snowboarding for at least a couple more months.

If you ask in advance, The Fulton House innkeepers, John and Wendy, will be happy to serve you an extra early breakfast so you can get out sooner to enjoy the snow. And what a breakfast it will be — a gourmet hot dish, biscuits or scones, fresh fruit, yogurt and granola, and orange and cranberry juices plus hot coffeee or tea. Just the thing to start you off for a day outdoors.

We don’t get these ski conditions every year, so plan on several days in Portland now. If you’re a downhill skier, a cross-country skier, a snowboarder or just enjoy a snow-filled day, make your reservations right now for a great vacation at The Fulton House.

See ya soon!

Travel Oregon

Posted on March 29th, 2008 in Uncategorized.

Travel Oregon is the official travel guide to planning an Oregon vacation. Whether your Oregon travel destination is Portland Metro, Mt. Hood or the Oregon Coast, start your trip here! From suggestions on places to go in Oregon and things to do in Oregon to places to stay in Oregon and where to eat—and of course our abundant outdoor recreation—you’re cordially invited to roam, the complete source of Oregon travel information.

Oregon is a place where people often find themselves roaming endlessly with no other goal than the next great meal, powdery slope, lighthouse view or salmon run. We encourage you to approach Oregon the way Oregonians do, with a sense of humor and adventure. So giddy-up! You’ve got some Oregon exploring to do…

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McMenamins – Crystal Ballroom – Calendar

Posted on March 20th, 2008 in Uncategorized.

McMenamins – Crystal Ballroom – Calendar

Discover. Portland. Music.

Posted on March 20th, 2008 in Uncategorized.

Discover. Portland. Music.

Something to Do in the Next Year

Posted on March 3rd, 2008 in Uncategorized.

My wife Wendy and I, The Fulton House innkeepers, each year take part in an exciting outdoor adventure in a different part of the world.

Here’s a brief rundown…. The sponsoring organization is called “Earthwatch” and it’s a not-for-profit group that sponsors legitimate scientific expeditions on every continent in every month of the year. Every natural science from Archeology to Zoology (and all those in between) is covered. If you’re interested in studying elephants in east Africa or early man in Spain or ancient temples and tabernacles in Tuscany or dinosaurs in Argentina, there’s an expedition for you, ranging from several days to up to two weeks in length.

Each study is led by legitimate scientific experts — mostly academics from prestigious universities around the globe — who welcome amateurs like you to join them in an exotic location as part of an incredibly interesting scientific learning experience. They provide all the lodging, food, local transportation, scientifc equipment and everything else needed on the ground, except the manpower. That you provide.

You pay Earthwatch for the privilege of working with experts (from several hundred to several thousand dollars) and picking their brains about their specialties, as well as for your airfare getting to the host country.

Wendy and I have studied polar bears in Churchill on Hudson Bay in Canada and early hominids in eastern Spain. This year we’re signed up on an expedition studying dolphins in a secluded bay in the Greek Isles.

So, if you have any interest in travel and any of the natural sciences, do yourself a favor and log on to

Why am I writing about Earthwatch in The Fulton House blog? Because most of our guests have been fascinated about the tales we tell them about our scientiifc expeditions and the literature we show them about the many adventures open to them.

Of course we want you to spend several days with us here in Portland. But we also want to introduce you to one of the most exciting organizations we’ve ever had the privilege of belonging to.