Bed and Buns B&B – Boise Gay Bed and Breakfast

Author: , August 18th, 2017

Bed and Buns B&B - Boise, Idaho

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Bed and Buns is a stately home situated in a quiet neighborhood just minutes from downtown Boise. The location is convenient for those traveling by car or plane as we are just off the I-84 interstate highway, and only 5 minutes from the main airport, and yet only 15 minutes from the local gay scene, bars, restaurants and nightlife.

Boise offers numerous recreational opportunities year-round. The approximate time it takes to leave from the front door and be sitting on a chairlift at Boise’s popular Bogus Basin Ski Resort is just 45 minutes. The famous Payette river; offering class 4 kayak and river rafting is just under an hour away, or you may float the Boise River right through downtown Boise. Bed and Buns is the perfect place for gay travelers to feel at home and get to know the area, and because we are the only gay-only bed and breakfast in the Pacific Northwest between the Pacific Ocean and those heading east, it makes for a very welcoming experience for the LGBT traveling community.

We offer three intimate rooms, all with private baths, complimentary wifi, television, a billiards room, a beautiful 1 acre tree-covered backyard that has a multi-leveled redwood deck with an outdoor hot tub, as well as outdoor showers, a fun room in the basement, and access to a guest buffet area with complimentary confections, soda, wine, beer, and water, and fresh cookies are baked several times a week. A continental breakfast is served every morning consisting of fresh fruit, homemade pastries, a main breakfast entree, coffee and juices.

We have repeat visitors from all over the world who stay with us often, so please join us for the numerous lively, and intimate conversations about life and our LGBT experiences.

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The Cuisine of the Pacific Northwest

Author: , November 1st, 2014

Portland SignIt’s a good thing the Pacific Northwest’s cities are so bike-friendly–what better way to work off all the calories from the endless array of amazing restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and food trucks that await? One of North America’s most abundant regions, you can easily spend entire days here grazing on everything from quintessential Pacific Northwest fare and coastal seafood to far-flung international flavors and fusion. To get a diverse taste, we ate our way up from Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington to Vancouver, B.C. Here are some of the places you definitely need to try.


The mothership of the artisanal locavore hipster movement, Portland is inexpensive to boot, with no sales tax and some dining spots offering slashed-price early or late-night happy hour menus. While the city’s East Side percolates with neighborhoods undergoing all sorts of exciting developments and brand-new restaurant concepts, the West Side, where downtown’s hotels and much tourist infrastructure are based, has seen a number of incredible, innovative additions over the past year or two.

One of the West Side’s most original, upscale newcomers is Racion (1205 SW Washington St. Tel: 971-276-8008., which opened in spring 2013. This is Portland’s El Bulli, and one for avant-garde cuisine enthusiaists must lists.

Chef Anthony Cafiero brings a fine arts background to cookery, and conceives incredible, scientific ways to temper flavors and ingredients. The menu includes a mere dozen or so items per service, and a five-course tasting is just $55. He’s particularly fond of adding dashes of flavored meringues for texture, and utilizes sous-vide cooking, which involves vacuum sealing ingredients in pouches and heating them in water baths. He also uses this method in cocktails, helping to mellow the alcoholic bite, resulting in more harmonious flavors.

By Lawrence Ferber – Full Story at Passport Magazine | Portland Gay Travel Resources | Seattle Gay Travel Resources

Vancouver, Portland, and Seattle – The Great Pacific Northwest

Author: , June 8th, 2013

Seattle Aerial ViewWith the past couple centuries of North American “settlement” moving east to west, it’s no wonder that the great Pacific Northwest might seem somewhat untamed, relative to much of the continent. It’s also no wonder that residents, particularly the transplants, continue to be awed by the natural beauty.

“I tell my Midwest relatives that every day I’ve lived in the Northwest, I’ve seen something too pretty to be real,” says former Chicagoan Tim Joyce, who lives in Seattle with his partner and works as a meteorologist and reporter for Seattle’s Q13 Fox affiliate and as chief meteorologist at Portland, Ore.’s CW station.

The beauty might be a waterfall, a field of tulips or a mountaintop. Or it might be a cityscape in one of the area’s three major metropolises: Portland, Seattle and Vancouver. Timothy Christian, a Seattle-based flight attendant who also claims Midwest roots, shares Joyce’s wonderment with his new home.

Authored By Will O’Bryan- See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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