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Self-guided Tours of Portland Oregon

Gorge Biking the Historic Columbia River Highway

Get on your bike and experience the “King of Roads”, the Historic Columbia River Highway (HCRH), America’s first scenic highway. The Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway, a nonprofit organization, is organizing the fourth annual Gorge Ride.

This gorgeous route starts from the Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles and travels along this majestic road and the HCRH State Trail. The ride goes all the way to the Senator Mark O. Hatfield West Trailhead near Hood River then returns to the start. This route with world-class scenery is a combination of historic highway that is open to motor vehicles and the quiet HCRH State Trail that is open only to hikers and cyclists.

Highlights of the 38.5 mile ride include the breathtaking panorama at Rowena Crest, a special visit to the grounds of the historic Mayerdale Estate and a remarkable journey through the restored Mosier Twin Tunnels. The proceeds from this fully supported ride go toward restoring and reconnecting the Historic Columbia River Highway from The Dalles to Troutdale by its 100th Birthday, June 7, 2016.

Come back after a day of biking and enjoy soaking in our luxurious hot tub.  Or sip a glass of wine on the patio either way you will enjoy your stay at the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast.

 

Biking the Springwater Corridor!

Bring your bikes to the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast and after savoring our delicious breakfast you can saddle up your bikes and begin a day of exploring Portland, Oregon riding through the Springwater Corridor.  And you can continue linking up with a plethora of biking trails connected throughout the city of Portland.

The acquisition of the Springwater Corridor by the city of Portland in 1990 was a giant leap towards completion of the 40-Mile Loop and closed a last major gap in the loop. The 20-mile-long Corridor begins at SE Ivon Street and extends to the community of Boring. It was originally developed for rail service and was most commonly known as the Portland Traction Company Line. It has a smooth, even grade which makes it ideal for many types of recreation.
True to the initial inspiration for the Loop, many parks and open spaces are linked by this addition. Just as the railroad was the lifeblood of the communities it served, the Springwater Corridor/40-Mile Loop will continue to tie neighborhoods together and encompass many scenic areas, including Johnson Creek, wetlands, buttes, agricultural fields and pastures, residential and industrial neighborhoods. Parks include Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, Oaks Amusement Park, Sellwood Riverfront Park, Johnson Creek Park, Sellwood Park, Tideman Johnson Nature Park, Beggars Tick Marsh, the I-205 bike path, Leach Botanical Garden, Bundy Park, Powell Butte Nature Park and Gresham Main City Park.
The original rail line beyond Boring is currently owned by the State of Oregon. The addition of this link offers a real possibility of a trail that would link downtown Portland directly with the Pacific Crest Trail in Mt. Hood National Forest.

For more information, check out this link to the Springwater Corridor website.

The Fulton House offer free maps for each of the four area of the corridor as well as a indoor locking  sun-porch for your bike storage.  There are also several biking companies near by to rent bikes as well.

Heirloom Apple Celebration–Hood River 10/23 & 24/2010

The Hood River County Fruit Loop Heirloom Apple Celebration – 

Remember when Grandma complained that “grocery store” apples today just aren’t the same as the ones that grew on her family’s backyard tree? She’s right. The Fruit Loop’s Heirloom Apple Celebration honors the “heirloom” or “classic” apples that have all but disappeared from commercial orchards producing large volumes of fruit that must store and travel well. Apple varieties must have existed 100 or more years to be considered heirlooms. Discover the wide range of flavors, colors, shapes and textures of more than 20 kinds of heirloom apples. Enjoy fresh-pressed apple cider, hard apple cider, apple cider donuts, desserts made with apples or cider, and much more.

EVENT DAY(S):
10/23/10 – 10/24/10LOCATION:
Hood River Fruit Loop
35 mile scenic loop between Hood River and Mt. Hood
www.hoodriverfruitloop.com for locations
Around Hood River, OR
 HOURS:
www.hoodriverfruitloop.comPHONE:
541-387-4769ADMISSION/TICKETS:
www.hoodriverfruitloop.com

It’s Hot in Portland, Oregon! Splish, Splash I am going where????

 

Kayaking in Portland, Oregon

Now is the time for Kayaking in Portland, Oregon’s Waterways

“In Oregon, if there’s a waterway, someone has kayaked it. And there are a lot of waterways, from white-water rivers to calm estuaries and bays to even calmer wetland areas that are great for wildlife viewing” (from Tour Oregon).  

The sun is shining and the water is calm, now is the time to book your next vacation here at the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast and begin a new adventure—Kayaking the Willamette River located right here in the heart of the City.  Portland Metro area is an ideal playground for kayaking and canoeing.

The Fulton House is located one block from Willamette Park and only three blocks from the Portland Kayak Company where they offer classes, rentals, tours, daily trips, boat sales and kayaking gear.  They have everything you need to start your kayaking adventures right here in the Fulton House neighborhood just steps from the Willamette River,  allowing easy access for kayak rentals, demos, guided kayak tours and classes.

And you can start right here just a few minutes out your door to begin your adventure.  All you’ll need to do is head to the Portland Kayaking company and they can provide you with quality kayaks and top notch guides to ensure a safe and enjoyable paddling experience  or adventure on your own if you have had an essential kayaking course or equivalent experience.

Willamette Park-One block from the Fulton House

Prices are very reasonable for tours and rentals.  They even have a variety of excursions to the uninhabited island Espiritu Santo on their tours to the Baja.

After a day on the water come back and enjoy a glass of wine or soak in the hot tub.

 

Enjoy soaking in the Oregon Hot Springs Tub

“Your Travel Guide to Oregon’s Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets”

Join us for our upcoming event, “Weird Oregon–Open House & Book Signing” in June to celebrate the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast’s notoriety as an old bordello. The Fulton House, built in the late 19th century, originally served as a bordello near the Willamette River, one of the gambling houses and bordellos built in present-day Willamette Park according to local legend. Could we be Nancy Boggs’s Floating Bordello?

Local author, Jeff Davis and Al Eufrasio from New Jersey have just released their new Book, “Weird Oregon,” a Travel Guide to Oregon’s Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets. Both are avid documenters of Pacific Northwest weirdness, traversing Oregon to uncover odd tales of far-out beasts, spooky haunts, eerie cemeteries, peculiar folks, and much more.

Pick up a copy today and bring it with you to our “Weird Oregon–Open House & Book Signing.” Details to follow in the Fulton House’s upcoming “Blogs” with time, date and RSVPs. Check out pages 60 & 61 to find out more information about Nancy Boggs’s Floating Bordello and its connection with the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast.

Portland’s Aerial Tram–Up, Up, & Away!


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The Portland Aerial Tram opened in 2007. At its typical speed of 22 miles per hour, It takes about three minutes to travel 3,300 feet from the South Waterfront to the
9th Floor of OHSU’s Peter O. Kohler Pavilion on Marquam Hill, 500 feet higher. The tram cars have a capacity of 78 passengers plus an operator. They are designed to look like bubbles floating in the sky. The cars are named Walt and Jean, after Walt Reynolds, OHSU’s first African-American graduate and Jean Richardson, Oregon’s first female engineering graduate from Oregon State University. Both graduated in 1949. Walt is the north car and Jean is the south car. The Upper Terminal is named Chameffu, meaning “on the mountain” and the Lower Terminal is named Chamanchal, for “on the water.” Both names are from the Tualatin Indian language.

You can take a wonderful walk along the Willamette River from the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast and reach the tram.
Current Hours of Operation
Weekdays – 5:30AM to 9:30PM

Saturday – 9AM to 5PM

Sunday – 1PM to 5PM
June 06 to Sept 19

PORTLAND’S FOUNTAINS


Why Water Fountains?

In every country we have visited on our travels, we always discovered beautiful and tranquil fountains. Right here in Portland, Oregon the city is filled with fountains. Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How did they build them? Unlock their secrets and ponder their history as you wind your way through this bustling area of the city on a 2.6 mile, self guided tour. Download a self-guided tour of downtown Portland’s Fountains and begin your journey into history.

History shows early evidence from pictures drawn on the walls of Egyptian tombs that garden fountains existed in the ancient Middle East. The fountains were rectangular with trees lining the edges. The shade trees and sparkling crisp water provided a cool place to escape the hot sun.

The Persians, enclosed their gardens and fountain pools. Bathing rituals were important to the Romans and so they put public baths in gardens with fountains. In the hot deserts of the Middle East, pools and fountains provided relief from the heat as we discovered in our travels to the Dead Sea!

Similar garden fountains and pools were built in Spain before the 15th century and in 17th and 18th-century in India. In China, architecture was often centered on a courtyard which included pools. Japan also has many gardens inspired by those in China. During the Renaissance period in Italy, gardens became more complex and used spouting fountains and waterfalls. Other versions of the Italian Renaissance gardens began to appear throughout Europe.

In the late 18th century, gardens were designed to look like the wilderness. Rivers and ponds were placed haphazardly with scattered trees and shrubs to look more natural. In the 20th century, in warmer climates, gardens were often continued inside a house. Many architects use fountains to incorporate nature into their designs. Indoor pools and water fountains began appearing in shopping malls, office buildings, and homes. Even at the Fulton House we have a wonderful koi pond and waterfall in the backyard.

During your journey discovering Portland’s Fountains, don’t forget to send me pictures of yourself in front of your favorite fountain and we will highlight you on our Fulton House Bed & Breakfast Facebook page!

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