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Celilo Restaurant & Bar

For upscale dining with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients, there's Celilo, a modern and beautiful restaurant with walls that open to the sidewalk on warm afternoons. Main dishes include various house-made p…
Gastropub in Hood River

pFriem Tasting Room

The highly regarded beers at this brewery are matched by a meat-heavy menu that is definitely not run-of-the-mill: think mussels and frites, beef tongue, pork terrine, and a stew made with braised lamb and duck conf…
Breakfast in Hood River

Egg River Cafe

Fuel up before or after a Columbia River Gorge hike at this adorable local breakfast joint. Try large portions of everything from basic eggs and hotcakes to fancier specials, such as a smoked salmon breakfast burrit…
Pub Food in Hood River

Double Mountain Brewery

For a casual bite, step into this popular brewpub-restaurant for a tasty sandwich or excellent brick-oven pizza (try the Truffle Shuffle). The menu is limited, but the food is great and the beer even better – you kn…
Coffee in Hood River

Dog River Coffee Co.

With its spacious back room – once home to the printing press of the Hood River News – this coffee shop is as comfy as it is friendly. The well-worn living-room furniture was mostly donated by locals. Breakfast burr…
Flowers in Hood River

Blossom Festival

The Hood River Valley springs to life in April with various events around Blossom Time. Local orchard tours are the highlight, along with food, music and crafts in town. Cider fans should look for the Hood River Har…
Museum in Hood River

Hood River County Historical Museum

This worthwhile museum depicts the history of Hood River County and the mid-Columbia River region, with displays on Native American artifacts and quirky things like fishing lures. Watch a video on Japanese American …
Sports & Outdoors in Hood River

Doug's Sports

Load up on outdoor gear at this friendly sports store, where you can also rent snowshoes, snowboards, cross-country or downhill skis and all the accessories. There are decent deals on high-end demo rentals, plus cus…
Pub Food in Hood River

Trillium Cafe

Chow down on pub-food basics – mac 'n' cheese, burgers and the highly recommended meatloaf sandwich – at this cozy, wood-lined cafe-bar on the main drag, a favorite local hangout. For entertainment there's a collect…
Sports & Outdoors in Hood River

Shortt Supply

This well-stocked outdoor store has everything you might need for camping, hiking or adventuring in the wilderness – plus a couple of friendly store dogs. Locals recommend its shoe department, which includes a custo…