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Breakfasts are Special at our Historic Astoria OR B&B

February 8th, 2018 by Clementines B&B

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only excuse you can use for a February getaway to a bed and breakfast! February is National Hot Breakfast Month, and here at Clementine’s Bed & Breakfast in Astoria, MAGIC happens in our kitchen for breakfast. You’ll be pampered with a multi-course gourmet meal each morning, with choices that vary each day. The aroma of freshly-brewed coffee and Judith’s warm muffins, scones, or coffee cake will draw you into the kitchen, where a choice of juices, hot beverages, and a first course of seasonal fruit await you. In February, it might be baked pears or apples, or perhaps a warm fruit crisp.

smiling female cook in red blouse and white apron mixing batter in glass bowl on wooden counter with large whiskYour main dish might be savory or sweet– an individual skillet of baked eggs with smoked salmon, Dungeness Crab Eggs Benedict, a blintz souffle with berry sauce, or Clementine’s Famous Buttermilk Cornmeal and Oatmeal Pancakes with seasonal fruit. After being pampered with a hot breakfast like this, you’ll be ready to explore all the activities Astoria holds in store, from museums or shopping in our historic district to outdoor adventures like a hike up to the Astoria Column or exploring the length of Astoria’s Riverwalk.

If National Hot Breakfast Month isn’t enough excuse for a late winter vacation to our B&B, you can celebrate National Muffin Day, February 20, or Pancake Day on February 13, 2018, with a delicious breakfast here in our cozy kitchen. Just give us a call to reserve your stay and let us know what tasty holiday you’ll be celebrating – muffins, pancakes, all the courses on our hot breakfast menu, or Valentine’s Day. If by chance you have to wait until spring for your great Oregon escape, why not celebrate Pancake Day (or any other day of the month) at home with a batch of Judith’s Greatest Pancakes?

Partial Solar Eclipse Astoria OR – August 21 2017

August 11th, 2017 by Clementines B&B

graphic of yellow sun with radiating orange and yellow rays, black disk in center representing partial solar eclipseAlthough Astoria is not in the path of totality for the August 21, 2017, solar eclipse, we will see a partial eclipse as the sun, moon and earth align so that the moon’s shadow blocks out the sun – NASA describes this phenomenon as a “celestial coincidence,” since the sun is about 400 times wider than the moon and about 400 times farther away. For extensive information about the eclipse, visit the websites of the Rice Space Institute and NASA.

Here in Astoria, the moon will block over 97% of the sun’s rays – 97.2% obscuration (the percentage of the sun’s area covered by the moon) and 97.3% magnitude (percentage of the sun’s diameter covered).  The eclipse begins here at 9:06 am PDT, and will reach its maximum at 10:18 am.  According to Travel Oregon, the sky will darken as if it’s overcast, and the moon’s silhouette will cover the sun leaving a glow of sunlight at the top. You may see the bright star Venus as well. The sun will emerge completely from the moon’s shadow at 11:37 am. The moon’s shadow will slow as it crosses the state, from about 3,400 miles per hour at the Pacific to 2,900 miles per hour as it reaches Idaho. To watch the path of the eclipse and a simulation of what you will experience in different locations, visit the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s website and select the location you wish to simulate.

Remember, even to observe a partial eclipse, you must use eclipse glasses with the ISO or CE mark on them certifying that they meet requirements for safely viewing the eclipse. The American Astronomical Society website lists brands available and retail locations. Glasses also may be obtained from the Oregon State Parks. To prevent damage to your retinas from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, wear these glasses for observation throughout the period of the eclipse, not just at the maximum period.

Unlike lodging in the immediate path of totality, Clementine’s Bed & Breakfast still has guest rooms and our extended stay Moose Suites available for August 20-22, as well as the preceding weekend. If you want to avoid the crowds in other parts of Oregon, it’s a perfect time to plan a late summer getaway to Astoria, whether you want to experience the eclipse, or just enjoy all our area in the Pacific Northwest has to offer, from great dining, shopping, and museums to hiking, kayaking, and other outdoor activities.