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World-class chefs and award-winning, locally-owned eateries will make you forget you are dining in a small town.

Located in the agriculturally rich Hood River valley, Hood River has an innovative, regionally-inspired food scene that rivals its big city neighbors but is infused with small-town charm. (The San Jose Mercury News recently dubbed Hood River “a food paradise.”)

Following is a list of Columbia Gorge restaurants located near the Columbia River Gorge Hwy, I-84 or in Hood River, Oregon.  Consult with our staff for restaurant info. and itinerary. Multnomah Falls Lodge

Multnomah Falls Lodge Restaurant- Whether you are looking for a hearty breakfast or a romantic fireside lunch or dinner or a gathering of friends and family, the dining room at the 1925 Cascadian style stone and timber Multnomah Falls Lodge is ideal for any occasion. Sunday brunch is from 8am to 2pm every Sunday.

Cascade Locks:

  • East Wind Drive-In: Long before it was made famous by “Wild,” Cheryl Strayed’s memoir of her journey along the Pacific Crest Trail, this little drive-through/walkup burger joint was lining ’em up for fast burgers, hot fries and towering soft-serve ice cream cones.

  • Thunder Island Brewing Co. The view from here is priceless (right).

Corbett:

  • View Point Inn in Corbett is CLOSED This Inn has View Point Inn Columbia River Gorge Oregoncelebrated Presidents, Hollywood Motion Picture Stars and European Royalty and is on the National Register of Historic Places. "The Viewpoint Inn might possibly be the most charming, romantic and distinctive place on earth!"  The historic 1924 boutique hotel and fine dining restaurant boasts rustic upscale charm and is nestled high on a bluff overlooking the majestic Columbia River with breathtaking sunsets.  A great way to compliment your tour. 40301 East Larch Mountain Road Corbett, OR  503-695-5811

Troutdale:Tad's Chicken 'n Dumplins

  • Tad's Chicken 'n Dumplings (This Amazing Riverfront Restaurant Near Portland Has Views As Spectacular As The Food) - "One of the Last Original Roadhouses" from the 1920s - 1325 East historic Columbia River Highway Troutdale, OR  503-666-5337
    Nestled on the banks of the Sandy River near Troutdale, Tad's has been serving wonderful American food & fine drink since the 1920s.
    Don’t miss the signature Original Chicken ’n Dumplins and the Chicken Fried Steak.  M-F 5-10PM, Sat. 4-10 & Sun. 2-10.  Read More

  • Shirley's Tippy Canoe Bar & Grill - Historic 1940s landmark restaurant serves breakfast. lunch & dinner daily.  Everything is made from scratch from the freshest ingredients. Outdoor dining on the beautiful banks of the Sandy River. 28242 E historic Columbia River Hwy Troutdale, OR.

  • Edgefield Manor in Troutdale. (Milepost 0 on the Old Highway. Edgefield Manor Includes the section of the historic Columbia River Highway from Edgefield through historic Troutdale and Corbett).  Historic Edgefield, built in 1911 as the county poor farm, is a destination resort in the Pacific Northwest that blends Oregon's natural beauty with McMenamins' signature whimsy: original buildings carefully restored with cozy interiors, gardens grown using organic methods, great food and drink, live entertainment and more. Features 3 restaurants, the Black Rabbit (NW Cuisine & traditional favorites; regional & local wine) or the more casual Power Station Pub & Loading Dock Grill (outdoor Summer fun).


Hood River: (alphabetical)

  • Bette's Place - This Hood River diner has been a breakfast institution since they first fired up the griddle in 1975. Bette’s is still owned and operated by the same family. Don’t miss the fresh baked cinnamon rolls as big as a dinner plate, sandwiches and fruit pies made with bounty from the Hood River orchards.

  • brian's pourhouse – a favorite gathering spot for locals – for a nightcap cocktail and/or dessert.

  • Hold out for lefse, lamb burger and trout hash at Broder Øst. 102 OAK ST. SUITE 100.  Scandinavian breakfast (photo right;

    Photo credit: NashCO Photo) & lunch spot with a view. Brunchers rejoice, the ultra-popular Portland-based Broder has a not-so-secret location in downtown Hood River. Breakfast and lunch are served all day (until 3 p.m.) at Broder Øst, best known for Scandinavian treats like aebleskivers (Danish pancakes), lefse (Norwegian potato crepes) and smorrebrod (open-faced sandwiches). Restore yourself with a strong coffee or mimosa, and marvel at the historic photos in the recently restored lobby of the historic Hood River Hotel in the adjoining space.
  • Columbia Gorge Hotel - Simon's Cliff House in Hood River. In 1920, Simon Benson had just helped complete what many Columbia Gorge Hotelof the era claimed to be the world's most beautiful road, the Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway. Benson's dream was to create an opulent hotel for travelers at the end of this road. He hired some of the same Italian stone masons that had built the highway to embellish his hotel. The hotel had barely opened before it had an international reputation. Presidents Roosevelt and Coolidge, Shirley Temple, actresses Myrna Loy, Jane Powell, and rumor has it, Rudolph Valentino are some of the notables to have graced the hotel. Their guests are invited to start the day with a leisurely breakfast, lunch or dinner in their dining room, Simon's Cliff House.

  • Celilo - Pacific Northwest Cuisine.  Famous wine dinners; featured in Wine Spectator. Celilo Restaurant and Bar features a weekly menu of fresh ingredients, complimented by an extensive wine list that promotes locally grown and naturally raised products for a sustainable future. Located in downtown Hood River, Celilo regularly features farmer, winemaker, and special dinner events. Come taste the best of Oregon.

  • Dog River Coffee Co. - 411 Oak St.

  • Doppio Coffee

  • Double Mountain Brewery - Brewery & Restaurant.  The pizza at Double Mountain Brewing & Taproom in the scenic town of Hood River is the best wood fired pie in the area, if not the state, and the beer is awesome. Try the Vaporizer dry-hopped pale ale.

  • Full Sail Brewing - Brewery & Restaurant.  Full Sail was one of the breweries that started Oregon’s beer revolution. Founded in 1987 in a derelict cannery in Hood River and honoring the then new wind sport culture, Full Sail is still going strong 29 years later. Try the old stand-by Full Sail Amber or light and tasty Session Lager. Take a tour and meet the people behind the pints, learn about crafting beer, see the local ingredients and learn about their sustainable brewing practices. Tours are free of charge daily at 1, 2, 3 and 4 pm.

  • Hood River Hotel  - Cornerstone Cuisine (Oregon bounty)

  • Horsefeathers - Eclectic family dining

  • New York City Sub Shop

  • Nora's Table -  110 Fifth St. Hood River, Ore. Phone: 541-387-4000.  Nora's Table serves up delectable dishes like this one featuring Oregon albacore tuna crudo, castelvetrano olives and Wildwood Farm beet chips. Featured in 'Culinary and wine adventures of Oregon's Mt. Hood/Columbia River Gorge region'.
    Photo courtesy of Corinne Whiting

  • Pfriem Family Brewers - Belgian-style beer

  • Pine Street Bakery - Their sandwiches and homemade soup are amazing...and leave room for dessert!

  • Riverside at the Best Western - Expansive views of the Columbia River.

  • Romuls - 315 Oak Street. Authentic Old World Tastes of Italy.

HOOD RIVER PIZZA, BEER & COFFEE & MORE

  • Refuel with pizza, and you’ve got several options. Check out the Sawtooth Roadhouse on Highway 35 for build-your-own or more than a dozen specialty pizzas. This friendly restaurant right on the fruit loop is your go-to spot when all the kids want is pizza and you’re craving a fresh salad or hot sandwich. Build your own pie or go for a specialty like The Bigfoot (homemade barbecue sauce, pepperoni, blackened chicken and bacon) or their prized Reuben. Dine inside or outside on the sunny deck in the summer months.

  • The Gorge White House Cafe

    Yes, there’s a food cart out here in the farmland of Hood River, on the grounds of a cheery wine tasting room and U-pick strawberry field that get quite busy in the summertime. Make a feast of the cafe’s fresh-to-order burgers and flatbreads, with picnic table seating in the shade and sun (sorry, no outside food allowed). Wash it all down with a cold rose or crisp cider, and cap it off with those juicy, sweet Hood strawberries, which typically burst onto the scene in late May or early June. Open Friday through Monday.

  • Other:

    At Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom we recommend thin crusted “The Buffy;” it comes out of the oven hot and fast. Order a whole pie at Andrew’s Pizza and Bakery — we like Veggie Myte — or choose from various pizza by the slice options.

    We can endorse a visit to Hood River’s growing “Ale Alley.” Right downtown, you’ll find the tried and true Full Sail Brewing Co., popular Double Mountain Brewery, and new-kid-on-the-block The Pint Shack. Big Horse Brew Pub looks out over downtown, and if you make it up to The Heights, stop in at Volcanic Bottle Shop.

    After dinner java options are plentiful if you need to hit the road. Ground, on the east end of town, serves organic caffeine in eco-retro style and roasts in-house, daily. Doppio Coffee + Lounge is pouring locally roasted, fair trade and organically grown coffee from Pacific Rim Coffee Roasters. Dog River Coffee serves up Stumptown with flair. Up on The Heights, 10-Speed Coffee roasts its own beans in small, delicious batches and offers fresh pour-overs.

     

    More Options:

    http://www.hoodriver.org/where-to-eat-and-drink/

     

  • Bring your picnic to these spots:

When you finish a picnic lunch at Hood River U-Pick Organic, meet the friendly on-site llama and goats. Opens in late June.

Admire the rows of apple trees at Kiyokawa Family Orchards and take shelter from the sun at a nice covered picnic spot.

Find your picnic provisions at Hood River Farmers Market (outdoor location open May through November).


EAST OF HOOD RIVER:

  • Parkdale:

    • Apple Valley BBQ

This smokin’ hot family-run barbecue joint in Parkdale is known for their cherry wood-smoked pulled pork, prime rib and jerk chicken on a soft in-house buns. The sides are worth the trip alone: Go for the pear coleslaw, spicy green beans, corn bread salad and homemade bread pudding. Quench your thirst with a pint on tap from nearby Double Mountain Brewery, Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, Full Sail Brewery or Parkdale’s own Solera Brewery.

  • Solera Brewery

Smack in the middle of the loop at its southernmost point in Parkdale, this small-batch brewery offers a small but inspired lunch menu to keep the hunger at bay, while their focus is on their innovative beers. Try the coconut curried soup or Cuban sandwich, or their satisfying “huge bean and cheese burrito,” with vegetarian and gluten-free options available. Settle down with a Hedonist IPA, or one of their beers aged in wine and whiskey barrels, on the dog-friendly patio with views of Mt. Hood and it’ll be a good day.

  • The chewy, airy chef’s choice pizza at Mosier’s Rack & Cloth flaunts whatever toppings—like farm eggs, edible flowers, sprouts, and tomatillos—are popping right then at nearby Pomona’s Branch Farm.

  • Riverenza Cafe (The Dalles) - The Riverenza Café serves Stumptown coffee, smoothies, homemade baked goods, gourmet panini sandwiches, salads, wraps and hoagies. Featured in 'Culinary and wine adventures of Oregon's Mt. Hood/Columbia River Gorge region'.

OTHER:

  • Apple Valley Country Store - Summer is not officially in session without a huckleberry milkshake from Apple Valley Country Store south of Hood River just past the Tucker Bridge. The shop also carries jams, jellies and pies made from fresh local fruit and terrific barbequed meats on the special event weekends. Located outside of DT Hood River near Pheasant Valley Winery.

  • Camp 1805 Distillery - Bootlegger rum cocktails and meaty Meriweather sandwiches


MT. HOOD:

  • Barlow Trail Roadhouse - From the same era as Tad’s, this Welches roadhouse first opened in 1926 to feed travelers coming around the south side of Mt. Hood. Stop for a breakfast of Avalanche Biscuits and Gravy or the Volcano Scramble.

  • Timberline Lodge - Spend the day in historic Timberline Lodge, marvel at the 96 ft. stone chimney while you read by the light of it's gigantic fireplace, soaking up the scenic history and enjoying the soft, live music at the Rams Head Bar. Enjoy a hearty fireside brunch buffet or gourmet dinner in the Cascade Dining Room; where you may want to sit at a window table so you can look south across the tops of the Cascade Mountains to Mt. Jefferson, Broken Top...

           

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