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.
On our way back we drove from the Washington side after visiting a few wineries.
We crossed the Hood River Bridge from Washington to Hood River and it was spectacular.
We had a meal in the outdoor area at the 3 Rivers Grill. It was perfect.
I ordered the salmon burger and hubby got the shrimp ceviche.
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?