River Gorge Restaurants, Cafes & Breweries
All Custom Gorge Tour Itineraries
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 Restaurant- Whether you are looking for a hearty breakfast
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.
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.
Island Brewing Co. The view from here is priceless (right).
View Point Inn
in Corbett is CLOSED.
This Inn has
celebrated 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.
East Larch Mountain Road Corbett, OR 503-695-5811
Tad's Chicken 'n
Dumplings (This Amazing Riverfront
Restaurant Near Portland Has Views As Spectacular As The Food) -
"One of the Last Original
the 1920s -
1325 East historic Columbia
River Highway Troutdale, OR
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.
Shirley's Tippy Canoe Bar & Grill
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.
Columbia River Hwy Troutdale,
in Troutdale. (Milepost 0 on the Old Highway.
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
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
– a favorite gathering spot for locals – for a nightcap cocktail
Hold out for lefse, lamb burger and trout hash at
102 OAK ST. SUITE 100. Scandinavian breakfast
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.
Simon's Cliff House in Hood
In 1920, Simon Benson had just helped complete what many
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.
- 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.
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
Fifth St. Hood River, Ore. Phone: 541-387-4000.
Table serves up delectable dishes like this one featuring Oregon albacore
tuna crudo, castelvetrano olives and Wildwood Farm beet chips.
'Culinary and wine adventures of Oregon's Mt. Hood/Columbia River Gorge
Photo courtesy of Corinne Whiting
Brewers - Belgian-style beer
Street Bakery - Their
sandwiches and homemade soup are amazing...and leave room for dessert!
Riverside at the Best Western - Expansive views of the Columbia
Romuls - 315 Oak Street. Authentic Old
World Tastes of Italy.
HOOD RIVER PIZZA, BEER & COFFEE &
with pizza, and you’ve got several options. Check out the
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
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
The Gorge White House Cafe
Yes, there’s a
out here in the farmland of Hood River, on the grounds of a cheery wine
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.
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.
endorse a visit to Hood River’s growing “Ale Alley.” Right downtown,
you’ll find the tried and true
Full Sail Brewing Co., popular
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.
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
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.
Bring your picnic to these spots:
When you finish a picnic
Hood River U-Pick Organic,
meet the friendly on-site llama and goats. Opens in late June.
Admire the rows of apple
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:
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.
Smack in the middle of the loop at its southernmost point in Parkdale, this
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
& Cloth flaunts whatever toppings—like farm eggs,
edible flowers, sprouts, and tomatillos—are popping right then at
Pomona’s Branch Farm.
Riverenza Cafe (The Dalles)
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
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
Camp 1805 Distillery - Bootlegger rum cocktails and meaty
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.
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