Thankfully, the restrictions for dining at Hood River restaurants are loosening up and we can finally get back out to enjoy a meal away from home. Many establishments are still offering limited indoor dining, but with outdoor options and, of course, food and drinks to-go as well. Warmer temperatures and drier weather will open up even more possibilities for dining al fresco at these Hood River restaurants.
When most people plan their vacations to Hood River, it’s all about skiing at Mount Hood, hiking the Gorge, or kite-surfing on the Columbia River, but don’t forget to check out the culinary scene. From fine-dining meals to handheld tacos by the river, you’ll find an array of choice here to keep you fueled up for your outdoor adventures.
On your stay with us at the Inn at the Gorge, you’ll not only be delighted by our accommodations, you’ll be impressed by our selection of locally sourced breakfast options. Allow us to get your day started off right with a hot cup of Joe from Hood River Coffee Roasters along with a lovely meal provided by Farm Stand. Enjoy your breakfast, if you’d like, on our back terrace or the beautiful wrap around porch.
Check out these Hood River Restaurants this Spring
There’s a common theme to Hood River Restaurants, and it’s often found among terms like “farm-to-table” and “locally-sourced ingredients.” We care about where our food comes from here and we love to serve fresh meals with organic produce to support local farms in the area whenever possible. You’ll find that at the Inn at the Gorge and all around town at these Hood River restaurants.
For your lunch and dinner plans, check out these 10 Hood River restaurants for a lovely meal:
- The Gorge White House: Just under a 10 minute scenic drive down the way from our Hood River Bed and Breakfast, this 30-acre orchard and farm is quintessential Northwest casual dining. Mt. Shadow Beef Burgers, creative flatbread combos, and classic sandwiches are served from a little food cart. Picnic tables boast a breathtaking view of Mount Hood for while you enjoy your flight of the crisp ciders made on site.
- Kickstand Coffee and Kitchen: This is our go-to neighborhood coffee shop and cafe for lunch and dinner. You’ll find fresh baked goods, house-infused cocktails (to go, even!), small plates like coconut shrimp or crispy cauliflower, and full fried chicken dinners. Definitely add this to your list of Hood River restaurants to try.
- pFriem Family Brewers: Down along the main drag by the riverfront, this brewery and restaurant crafts artisanal barrel-aged beers, pimento cheese burgers, pickle plates, and seasonal salads. Enjoy the view of the kite-surfers on the Columbia, while you sip your Belgium blonde ale by the outdoor fire pit.
- Broder Ost: For Scandinavian treats, head to this austere, but cozy lunch spot in the downtown sector. Aquavit bloody Marys, Swedish Meatballs, and smoked seafood boards are popular choices at this Hood River restaurant.
- Lake Taco: If you’re in the mood for traditional Mexican fare, this little walk-up and drive thru spot has you covered. It’s just a few minutes from our Hood River Inn and you’ll love the street tacos, burritos, and colorful outdoor seating area.
- Solstice Wood Fire Cafe and Bar: This eclectic Hood River restaurant offers wood-fired pizza with inspired toppings like cherries and chorizo or pear with blue cheese. Bright and flavorful cocktails are perfect after a long hike through the Gorge. Whatever you do, save room for the wood-fire s’more with chocolate ganache, buttery pecan crust, and house-made honey marshmallow all toasty and warm in a mini cast iron.
- Stonehenge Gardens Wine Country Bistro: Often referred to as the most romantic dinner spot in town, this Hood River restaurant offers beautiful garden seating or cozy tables by the fire in their elegant dining room. Enjoy a bottle of wine with entrees like filet mignon or garlic shrimp scampi.
- Double Mountain Brewery: If you’re looking for a casual spot for locally brewed beers and pizza with friends, this longtime Hood River brewery will do the trick. Sidewalk seating and a large garage doors open to the street giving the space an open air feeling.
- Mugen Noodles: This family-owned noodle house showcases a variety of Asian cuisines using the bounty from Oregon’s local farms. Traditional and modern Ramen bowls, pot stickers, and zesty salads create a flavorful and memorable meal in Hood River.
- Boda’s Kitchen: Perhaps the one of the best spots in town to pack up your picnic basket for a riverside nosh, this deli has made-to-order sandwiches, salads, soups, and (always a crowd-pleaser) lemon-herb rotisserie chicken, available by the piece or whole bird.
While Hood River restaurants are still navigating reopening and indoor dining, it’s best to call or check websites for hours and availability before you go. Reservations may be recommended, and please feel free to ask us for further advice or assistance.
Enjoy the Best Hood River Lodging at our Bed and Breakfast
Exploring this area isn’t just about the outdoors, it’s also a culinary hub for fresh, local, and creative menus and beverages. These Hood River restaurants will only make your stay here even more enjoyable. Our Inn is centrally located to everything in Hood River in a quiet and classic Oregon neighborhood, walkable to many shops and restaurants, and a unique destination for you vacation in the northwest.
Our six guest rooms are pristine and private. Many include a small kitchenette, which really plays to those choosing to stay with us for longer, relaxing stays. All suites are tastefully appointed with plush linens, updated bathrooms, and access to our lovely outdoor garden spaces. One of our most favorite places in the world is in our large hot tub, which you’ll often have all to yourself, and it best enjoyed with a glass of bubbles. Cheers!