Stunning and Charming Hood River, Oregon

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When we went to The Dalles, Oregon a few weekends ago, we pit stopped twice in Hood River, on our way there and on our way back. It was a very sunny clear weekend. We really had a great feeling about this town, we would love to go back and explore more. 

We enjoyed a quick beer on our first stop and a full meal on the way back.  We also enjoyed the stunning views, crossing the Hood River Bridge, and watching the many many kitesurfers on the water which I couldn’t get on camera.

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Big Horse Brew Pub

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The view from Big Horse Brew Pub

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On our way back we drove from the Washington side after visiting a few wineries.

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Mt. Hood at a distance from the Washington side of the river

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We crossed the Hood River Bridge from Washington to Hood River and it was spectacular.

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Photo from Google
Photo from Google

We had a meal in the outdoor area at the 3 Rivers Grill. It was perfect.

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I ordered the salmon burger and hubby got the shrimp ceviche.

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Even though we didn’t spend much time there I definitely recommend a visit. This small town in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge has a lot of charm with tons of restaurants, several museums and historic places, a few annual fests and a great area for windsurfing, kitesurfing and canoeing. Hood River hosted the US Windsurfing National Championships in 2009.

Have you been to Hood River? Do you have any recommendations?

8 thoughts on “Stunning and Charming Hood River, Oregon

  1. Lovely. Feels like a beer already! 🙂


  2. spent many many summers in this area as a kid thanks for sharing it has brought many good memories to mind


    1. Really? Sounds like an amazing place to spend the summer 🙂


  3. What lovely scenery! I’ve never been to Hood River but I’ve always wondered what it’s like there.


  4. It looks very similar to the Canadian Okanogan region in British Columbia.


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