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This Fall, Get Cozy With Us in Portland!

Portland Fall GetawayPortland, nicknamed Bridge City, is an incredibly beautiful and fascinating city to visit any time of the year, but it’s especially magical during the fall. The summer heat has dissipated and cooler weather has moved in, bringing with it the annual changing of colors, along with Portland’s much loved flannels, sweaters, boots, and beards. Fall is the perfect time to get outside and take a hike in any of Portland’s magnificent parks or trail networks; it’s harvest season at Oregon’s regional wineries, which are an easy day trip from the Portland area; and it’s a special season for Portland’s artisanal brewers as well.  Soon enough, it will time to transition from fall into another merry holiday season in Portland, which is almost as exciting.

The hillsides are alight in color, and Portland’s events calendar is rapidly filling up. If you haven’t already made your plans to visit us this fall, you’ll want to do so now. Our location, just one block from beautiful Willamette Park on the Willamette River, makes us the perfect place to stay while in Portland. Book your room at our Portland Bed and Breakfast today! Continue reading

ART IN THE PEARL

Art In The Pearl®, Portland Oregon’s annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, occurs every year on Labor Day weekend. The 22nd annual festival will occur Labor Day Weekend, 2018 in the Pearl District’s North Park Blocks – September 1-3, 2018. The Festival is FREE and requires NO TICKETS for entry. Art In The Pearl has been named one of the top 10 Arts and Crafts Festivals in the country (source: Art Fair Source Book). Our festival fills the Northwest Portland Park blocks with art, theater, music, and hands-on activities for people of all ages.

www.artinthepearl.com

OREGON’S BIGFOOT FESTIVAL

 “LOOKING FOR BIGFOOT”

OREGON’S BIGFOOT FESTIVAL

*”The second annual, “Oregon Bigfoot Festival” will be held Saturday, August 18th 2018 at beautiful Glenn Otto Park in the wonderful city of Troutdale Oregon. The festival hours are 10am-6pm.

We ask a $5 suggested donation admission for adults and $2 for kids 12 and under.

IN ADDITION TO THE FESTIVAL, CLIFF BARACKMAN CONFERENCE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE.

“BIGFOOT”,  Actor Jerry Bell Jr  will make an appearance from 10am-2pm. Please, no pets allowed or outside food and drinks.

Please read our parking page. Cancellations may occur without notice.” (*content from Festival page)

Don’t miss out on all the fun!

Annual “Oregon Brewers Festival”

 

During the Oregon Brewers Festival enjoy a growler from the neighborhood-Fulton Pub!

Event begin July 26- 29, it’s one of the world’s best loved craft beer festival located at Tom McCall Waterfront Park minutes from the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast.

Come join the fun!  Don’t miss out, we have two rooms available due to a last minute cancellation.  Lots of fun and suds!  Featuring 80 Craft Beers from Around the US.

We also have a special package you can add to your room to included a growler, two beer glass and a gift card as well.

You can also pick up your mugs and tokens from local establishments rather than stand in line starting Wednesday–check out Cascade Brewing Barrel House, Cascade Brewing, Deschutes, Brewery, Belmont Station, Rogue Ales and Spirits.  Cheers!

Don’t Wait, Book today.

Cheers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese Garden: Top Sights in Portland

Brings out a bit of tradition and beauty in everyday life.

Portland’s Japanese Garden: Top sights in Portland

“Portland’s own Japanese Garden is proclaimed the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a 12.4-acre haven of tranquil beauty nestled in the scenic west hills of Portland.” travelportland.com  

“When His Excellency Nobuo Matsunaga, the former Ambassador of Japan to the United States, visited the Portland Japanese Garden, he proclaimed it to be “the most beautiful and authentic Japanese garden in the world outside of Japan.”

The Garden sits nestled in the West Hills of Portland, Oregon overlooking the city and providing a tranquil, urban oasis for locals and travelers alike. Designed in 1963, it encompasses 12 acres with eight separate garden styles, and includes an authentic Japanese Tea House, meandering streams, intimate walkways, and a spectacular view of Mt. Hood. This is a place to discard worldly thoughts and concerns and see oneself as a small but integral part of the universe.

Born out of a hope that the experience of peace can contribute to a long lasting peace. Born out of a belief in the power of cultural exchange. Born out of a belief in the excellence of craft, evidence in the Garden itself and the activities that come from it. Born out of a realization that all of these things are made more real and possible if we honor our connection to nature.”( japanesegarden.org)

We are so fortunate to have such an inspiration of serenity, beauty and tranquility right here in the heart of the City of Portland; with over 350,000 visitors annually.

If you visited the Japanese Garden before early 2017 or have never visited the gardens, it is time for you to experience the garden now that a  33.5 million expansion has been completed.   The expansion added a larger footprint for education facilities and event spaces for people interested in Japanese gardening and culture,  the parking lot was replaced with a Welcome Center that is landscaped by a water terrace, cascading ponds. and thousands of trees and shrubs have been added to walkways and paths, and there are three distinct new landscapes:  a moss hillside garden, bonsai terrace and chabana (tea flower) garden.  Also a new, hilltop Culture Crossing Village near the shuttle stop to the main garden and much, much more.

NOW PLAN YOUR VISIT.

The Fulton House Bed & Breakfast have been inspired by the Japanese Garden as well.  Not only have I personally visited the garden a pleura of times; hundreds of our guests at the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast visit the Japanese Garden each year.  Having decided that our front entrance garden was under-utilized, I created  an unmistakable balance of serenity and beauty by adding a rustic stone walkway and moss garden to our already gated entrance lined two Japanese Maple trees and a Persimmon tree.

Although still a work in progress, it is like creating a living work of art. I’m really draw to this interplay of nature and design.  Using the book, “A Practical Guide: Create Your Own Japanese Garden” by Motomi Oguschi, it has been my guiding force as well as multiple visits to the Portland Japanese Garden.

My Work in Progress:

Theme, Layout, and Elements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A stone lantern symbolically lights the stepping stone path

Calming water sounds as you enter the backyard to our Koi Pond and stream.

Next step, refresh the Koi Pond and add new fish.  Unfortunately,  the raccoons in the neighborhood enjoyed our tasty Koi and we are down to none.  I look forward to my continued adventures of expanding our Japanese Garden theme; “no matter how small, gardens bring their owners into intimate contact with nature, even in the midst of urban sprawl.”

 

Koi Pond

Alternative Gorge Hikes

As a member of the Mazama’s Hiking & Climbing Club for over 20 years, here are some Alternatives to the “Closed Gorge Trails” found in our members’ Bulletin (May 2018 Volume 100 No. 5) that could prove very helpful in planning your trips this Spring & Summer to the Gorge.

Here is the link to the some of the more popular Gorge Trails, and their rough equivalents within day-trip range.

The website also provides other valuable hiking and climbing opportunities and its updated regularly.

Happy Hiking & Climbing!

 

 

 

Your Guide to Fall in Portland

Fall Hiking and Events in Portland, OregonFor most people, the ideal times to visit Portland are late spring and throughout the summer.  However, we’d argue that there’s something simply magical about fall in Portland.  It’s certainly worthy of being at the top of your list of getaway destinations this October and November.  As the weather cools and settles into it’s typical fall pattern, Portland’s calendar fills up with a wonderful variety of cultural, wine, and holiday events worthy of your time.  Whether you’re ideal fall getaway means time spent outdoors amidst the beautiful hues of fall, or whether you’d rather focus on fall events and activities around the area, there’s something for everyone in Portland this fall.  Come stay at the Fulton House Bed and Breakfast, Portland’s premiere Bed and Breakfast, and let us help you create a fall getaway to remember. Continue reading

GREEK FESTIVAL IN PORTLAND

Not far from the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast this weekend is the Portland Greek Festival

We still have the spacious Innkeeper’s Suite available for this weekend. Come Join us!

The Greek Festival begins Friday, October 6 through October 8, 2017

The festival is located at 3131 N.E. Glisan St. Portland, OR 97232

The Portland Greek Festival is celebrated as the largest Greek Festival on the west coast with more than 15,000 people attending. This cultural experience features Greek food, music, dance and shopping. The Agora – the Greek marketplace features imported merchandise, clothing, jewelry, icons, flokati rugs and cookbooks. Among the fabulous food, exclusive cooking demonstrations, and exciting entertainment, visitors have the opportunity to also learn about our vibrant Greek community by visiting the Hellenic-American Cultural Center Museum (HACCM) located on the 2nd floor of the church hall.

Event Type
Family friendly, Festival, Free, Multicultural

The event is Free!

Eclipse Availability!

Due to a cancellation we now have the Innkeeper Suite available starting today, Sunday the 20th!

 

Portland Parks Summer Entertainment

Portland Parks Summer Concert Series

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/61921

Willamette Park concerts are on Wednesday evenings and the park

is located one block from The Fulton House!

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