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Boreas Inn’s 9th Annual Wild Mushroom Celebration Weekend October 22,23, 2010

August 19th, 2010 by Susie Goldsmith

Boreas Inn’s 9TH Annual Wild Mushroom Celebration!

King Boletus (Porcini) and Chanterelle Mushrooms

This year’s Wild Mushroom Celebration is October 22th- October 24th. The cost includes a two-night weekend stay with our amazing breakfasts and A 3-course Wild Mushroom and Washington Wine Dinner at The Depot Restaurant.

Our Sunday morning breakfast will be our annual Wild Mushroom Breakfast featuring Veronica Williams, our professional forager, as guest hostess and discussion leader. We will add two extra courses onto the Sunday breakfast to make it even more decadent! As an add-on special, Veronica will take you foraging on Saturday for wild mushrooms for an additional $50 per person. The cost of the package is $550 per couple all inclusive. $595 for the Dunes Suite.  Without the wine courses, the cost is $510 per couple all inclusive and $555 for the Dunes Suite.

The menu for The Depot Dinner is, as usual, wonderful.   We haven’t selected the wine pairings yet…

Melange of Roasted Wild Mushrooms in a Cream Sauce on Crostini with Fresh Goat Cheese and Shave Pec0rino Romano Cheese

Sherried Chanterelle Mushroom Demi Glace on Wild Mushroom Risotto with Fresh Catch of the Day or 6 oz Filet Mignon

Triple Truffle Chocolate Brownie and Hazlenut Gelato Ice Cream Pie

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The Goonies 25th Anniversary Celebration "Never Say Die"!

May 19th, 2010 by Susie Goldsmith

The Goonies All Grown Up

The Goonies 25th Anniversary Celebration will take place across the River in Astoria from June 4-7, 2010.   The Goonies was filmed locally in Astoria, OR and was originally released on June 7, 1985.  But did you know that the Goonie’s director,  Richard Donner, also directed Superman and The Lethal Weapon series and that it was a Steven Spielberg (E.T., Jaws, Schindler’s List) presentation? The Goonies screenplay was by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter series, Mrs. Doubtfire)  from a story by Spielberg.  Richard Donner produced the movie with Harvey Bernhard (The Lost Boys) and Spielberg executive produced with Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy (Indiana Jones series, Back to the Future, Curious Case of Benjamin Button).   Clearly, The Goonies had a group of young geniuses masterminding a movie that has stood the test of time and is much beloved by fans around the world.

“In 1985 when The Goonies was filmed, we knew the movie would create a lasting impact in Astoria, and its legacy continues 25 years later,” stated Willis Van Dusen, Mayor of Astoria, Oregon.  “This celebration is dedicated to the amazing Goonies fans and to the film itself, both of which have become an integral part of the cultural fabric of Astoria.”   Well–that can’t be a bad thing, after all, The Goonies has given us pleasure, excitement and giggles for 25 years!

The Goonies is an adventure-comedy film set in Astoria about a group of kids from the “Goon Docks” neighborhood of Astoria (hence the nickname “Goonies) who band together hoping to save their homes from foreclosure and demolition due to the expansion of  the Astoria Country Club.  The group embarks on an adventure to find the buried treasure of a legendary 17th century pirate, One-Eyed Willy.  The kids have an exciting time on their coastal antics featuring spooky caves,  old lighthouses, treacherous traps, pirate maps and skeletons, clever script and much beloved characters– Mikey, Chunk, Data, Mouth (Corey Feldman), Brandon (Josh Brolin!) Rosalita and the rest of the nasty Fratelli’s.  The ending of The Goonies is classic, perfect and predictable with  the jewels from the pirate ship providing more than enough to save everyone’s homes from foreclosure and demolition.  The story and its ending could also ring true for homeowners battling their individual crises during our nation’s current “Great Recession”!  If only we could plunder a pirate ship and bail out everyone losing their homes–or better yet, bail out those of us running small businesses!  Let’s all go search for treasure!

The Goonies 25th Anniversary Celebration has a schedule of events in Astoria and a very cool website.  The Astoria-Warrenton Chamber, of which we are proud members, is partnering with Warner Brothers on the event who are assisting in marketing and licensing Goonies souvenirs, which will be sold at the “Goon Docks”, the center of all the Goonies Celebration events.  Boreas has rooms available for the celebration weekend so you can be at the beach but be within a half- hour of all the events.  Watch a video clip of The Goonies and come to Boreas for the Goonie’s celebration!

"Here's Where to Watch for Whales" a video by Blaine Walker, 42nd Street Cafe

March 11th, 2010 by Susie Goldsmith

Blaine took this video last week and it’s so beautiful!  It is whale-watching season and we’ve had some great days to look for the migrating gray whales, heading north to Alaska!   When you come stay at Boreas Inn, we will set you up to eat dinner at Blaine and Cheri Walker’s 42nd Street Cafe.  Unique dining, and the coziest, most romantic  Bed and Breakfast in Washington State are yours for the asking!  Come visit soon–the whales will be running up the coast for the next couple of months and the weather in the Columbia Pacific region is alternating between being warm and glorious and… not!

It's Springtime in February at Boreas B&B in Long Beach, Washington!

February 20th, 2010 by Susie Goldsmith

I'm trying a new recipe--Pineapple Toasted Macadamia Bundt Cake!

The mini-daffodils are blooming and the banners flying on a sunny day!

The thermometers have been reading in the 70′s in the sun and in the 60′s in the shade and we are ever so grateful to celebrate this precious sunshine in our mild winter season.  If we say this too loudly, winter will return, as gentle as it has been this season. So shhhhhh!  It has snowed in March the last two years;  just when we thought we had sailed through winter into springtime. Long Beach, Washington weather is tough to predict–and always a surprise–but thinking back the 15 seasons we’ve been here, this isn’t all that unusual for February!

I baked a Pineapple Toasted Macadamia Nut coffee cake for one of the pastry courses for our guests for tomorrow’s breakfast.  Fine breakfast cuisine is our tradition at Boreas Inn and we hope that we rank with the best in the west at our romantic beach getaway in Long Beach, Washington!  I will post the recipe on our website when I get a chance.

The mini-daffodils are so bright and hopeful on the front deck of the inn and the banners are bright against our residence.  I have been fighting the urge to buy more spring plants–but know if I do, we will have a freeze.  Guests are walking on the beach, exploring the lighthouses and dining at The Depot, Pelicano Restaurant and Jimella’s tonight for dinner.  The best dining in the state of Washington is right here on the Peninsula. Lucky us!

The Dunes Suite awaits you!

We have rooms available for next weekend, the 26th and 27th of February–and even the Dunes Suite awaits your escape to the beach.   The gray whales are cruising by and the North Head Lighthouse and the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center is a great place for spotting them!  On occasion, they approach the jetty and scrape off their barnacles.  Next weekend at the World Kite Museum, the Asian New Year Celebration continues with the spectacular kites of Malaysia and Singapore.  The Kite Museum has the largest private collection of kites in the entire world and is well worth a visit–walking distance from Boreas!

So come dine at the source, sleep in the lap of luxury and play at the prettiest beach in the Northwest.  Make each day a cause for celebration and we will be your co-conspirators in planning a quick getaway to Long Beach!

Boreas Inn named in Four Categories in the 2010 "Best of the Discovery Coast"!

December 30th, 2009 by Susie Goldsmith

News flash! The Chinook Observer just released their reader’s survey results for the 2010 “Best of the Discovery Coast” and Boreas Inn scored in four categories! We were named “Coziest Bed and Breakfast” and “Most Romantic Get-away” and placed second for “Best Coffee” and third for “Best Omelette”. Wow! Kudos to Cafe Mam from Eugene, our organic, shade-grown, free-trade coffee with our own Boreas Blend– French, Italian and Espresso. We couldn’t be more pleased! We still have a couple of rooms open for our New Years’ Day Celebration with Crab Cakes and Champagne! Come to the beach! (And of course, we will be watching our Ducks win the Rose Bowl!)

Rooms with a View for the Holidays!

December 22nd, 2009 by Susie Goldsmith

We’re open for Christmas and even cooking prime rib for our guests!  We still have rooms open on Christmas and the weather is sunny! None of our favorite restaurants are open for Christmas Day, so we’re inviting “orphans” and our guests to a prime rib potluck.   Christmas Eve dinner is royally celebrated at our best dinner houses so you will have a great evening out.  Then you can come home to the Inn, so pretty with decorations from our annual guest Holiday Decorating Party.  New Years’ Day Crab Cake and Champagne Brunch is included, of course, if you spend a couple of nights over New Years’ with us.    Here’s our January 1, 2010 Menu! Reserve now!

Boreas Inn’s 2010  New Years’ Day Crab Cake and Champagne Brunch

Boreas Inn's 2009 Five-Course New Years' Day Brunch

Boreas Inn's 2009 Five-Course New Years' Day Brunch

MENU

STARTERS

Chilled fruit soup with five berries and soft cream

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Boreas Famous Butterscotch Sticky Buns

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Apricot Tarts with a delicate Cream Cheese and Butter Crust

Champagne

Orange Juice

Coffee and tea

ENTREES

Fresh Dungeness Crab Cakes with Romesco

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Scrambled Eggs with Cream Cheese & Smoked Salmon

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Wild Porcini Mushroom and Sausage Gravy

Served over Fresh Chive Butter Biscuits

Boreas Inn will be decorated for the holidays by our guests this weekend!

December 3rd, 2009 by Susie Goldsmith

My favorite pic from last December's early snowstorm shot from the Garden Suite

Our favorite shot of the Dec. 19, 2008 snowfall from the Garden Suite.

Kitties are Angels with Attitude is our favorite decorating party gift given by Cindy (Zikes) and Robert Davis.

Kitties are Angels with Attitude is our favorite decorating party gift given by Cindy (Zikes) and Robert Davis.

The Boreas Hearth glows with warmth and holiday lights!

The Boreas Hearth glows with warmth and holiday lights!

We have hosted over a dozen holiday open houses for our locals each year.

We have hosted over a dozen holiday open houses for our locals each year.

We will be having a full house at Boreas Inn this weekend.  The inn will be bustling full of Santa’s helpers!  Each year, our loyal guests come to Boreas on the first weekend of December to work and eat (and get a free night!) and make the Inn beautiful for the holidays. We drag out the decorations and make the tree (this year a perfect Noble Fir) beautiful.  We call it a Hanukkah Bush/Christmas Tree to be inclusive!  We will not be holding our traditional Open House on the second weekend of the year, but will be open for informal tours and will hopefully be finding a time when the Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau volunteers can come to Boreas for a Open House to thank them for  their work!  Cindy and Robert Davis, Walter and Tracey Voll, Fred Humphrey, Odell Hathaway, Su and Ray Benson are among long-time Boreas friends and loved ones. Jessica and Chris Miller will also be helping out.  Chris is the new school district psychologist and Jessica is a teacher who helped us out over the summertime.  They moved here in June from Colorado and we have adopted them.  We are looking forward to the decorating, the potluck and the company.  So come see Boreas  Inn decorated for the holidays. We have rooms open for Christmas and for our New Years three day holiday weekend.  Take advantage of our “Walk-in” Special rate for all of December and January, except for one night over New Years’ when you will pay our regular price for that night.  We have included our Annual Dungeness Crab Cake and Champagne Breakfast for New Years’ Day! Make your reservations now!  We would love to see you!

Wild Mushroom Fest at Boreas–Special Guests

October 31st, 2009 by Susie Goldsmith

In the Pacific Northwest, sometimes you need only to drive a short distance and you’re in another world. Such is the case when we have guests from Astoria, Oregon, a quick 15 mile drive from the Long Beach Peninsula.  This year, we have neighbors from Astoria visiting Boreas for our 8th Annual Wild Mushroom Festival, Holly Owen and her husband Matthew Stanley.  Holly is employed by Quality Assurance International, based out of southern California.  QAI oversees organic farms and processors of organic foods to make certain they are in compliance.  She is a compliance reviewer and works from her home in Astoria.  (How convenient is that??)  Matthew is the General Manager for the Astoria Co-op and is an enthusiastic mushroom hunter.  Holly and Matthew arrived yesterday for their weekend stay with a big bucket of Matsutaki mushrooms and we feasted on them last night.  Currently, a bunch are being dehydrated in our oven so they can be used long after the season is over!  We welcome Holly and Matthew, newcomers to the Pacific Northwest!  Holly’s father, Tom Owen, bought them this special Wild Mushroom weekend at Boreas for her September birthday.  Thank you, Tom and Jane!

Matthew Stanley and Holly Owen scored Matsutaki Mushrooms On 10-30-09!

Matthew Stanley and Holly Owen scored Matsutaki Mushrooms On 10-30-09!

Bill surrounded Susie, on her birthday, with wild mushrooms found within yards of Boreas!

Bill surrounded Susie, on her birthday, with wild mushrooms found within yards of Boreas!

Serenaded by Honeymooners at Boreas Inn!

October 28th, 2009 by Susie Goldsmith

Bill and I have beautiful and unique guests at Boreas Inn, of that, there is no doubt.  Do they come for our stuffed pears, our buttery pastries, great coffee, wild mushroom and smoked sturgeon fritattas?  Sure they do.  Do they come for a dreamy nights’ sleep on glorious beds?  Yep–they do.  Great views, laughter, open space and us, the silly innkeepers….uh huh.  But do our guests come to entertain us with exceptional music played just for us at the breakfast table?  Very very seldom…  Today was such a treat for us.  David and Dana Berge, after knowing each other for 30 years, decided to marry last month.  They came to Boreas for one night, last night, as part of their ongoing honeymoon.  (So sweet!!)  We didn’t know they were talented musicians and played music with our treasured local resident (well, now he lives across the river…), Hobe Kytr.   Dave Berge and Hobe recorded a CD called “Dog Salmon and Rutabagas, Songs of the Northwest“.   This morning Dana and Dave sang and played “Fisherman’s Life” and “Ilwaco Town” and another fine piece  on their autoharps.  They held a private concert just for Bill and me, impromptu!  We were entranced with the picking and the strumming, the beautiful lyrics, and the fact that the music they played for us have meaning to where we live and who we are.  Then, winning our hearts even more, they graciously gave us one of the CD’s.  It was a wonderful trade–we were rewarded by the generosity and grace of these two lovely and talented guests who have found love with each other–we cooked them a great breakfast and gave them a good nights’ rest–they played beautiful music together.  Such a nice morning.  We are grateful to have them as new friends and thankful to Hobe Kytr for sending these very special newlyweds our way.  Thank you, Hobe, thank you!

Dave and Dana play Songs of the Northwest for Susie and Bill

Dave and Dana play Songs of the Northwest for Susie and Bill

Be a Hero in your Household!

October 16th, 2009 by Susie Goldsmith

Make a date with your sweetheart to come to the beach this weekend! We have openings all weekends and especially for our 8th Annual Wild Mushroom Celebration Weekend October 30-Nov.1.  Check out our website, www.boreasinn.com/packages for details and availability for this  great event.  We are waiving our two night weekend minimum for Water Music Festival, which starts tonight. We have a couple of rooms open and it promises to be a stormy, but warm weekend!  We’re offering our Walk-in Special rate of $150 for this weekend (October 16,17) and next weekend (October 23,24) welcoming one night stays for this Saturday night, October 17th–we have two rooms open!

Start your day with a three-course brunch at Boreas!

Start your day with a three-course brunch at Boreas!

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