Hospitality and good cooking have long been our passions, both personally and professionally. Over the years, we have enjoyed many good meals and conversations at our family table. Professionally, we took great pride in the food we provided when we owned and operated Mangiamo! Catering in Portland, Oregon. However, there comes a time to heed a different call. That call came from a John Prine song that encouraged us to ”blow up your tv, throw away the paper, move to country, and build you a home.”
We answered the call and discovered this hidden jewel called Skamokawa (ska-MOCK-away). The beauty and silence that this valley provides were absolutely magical for us and we find ourselves eager to share its charm with our family, friends and wayfaring strangers as a place to rest, reflect and be renewed.
On our secluded 15 acres we attempt organic gardening, raise our own meat and passionately pursue a more contemplative life. We enjoy hosting guests in our small country inn. Kitty beautifies our home with her fiber art -- needle-pointing, rug hooking and knitting. The kitchen is Don’s domain where he loves preparing classic dishes from around the world and teaching cooking classes.