WHERE to EAT

There are so many choices on where to eat in the Columbia River Gorge! Whether you’re considering dining out for a special event or want to relax after a day of play and exploration, the Gorge and surrounding area offers a variety of culinary choices. Outdoor dining with spectacular views is an added feature at several establishments, inviting you to enjoy the scenic Cascade Mountains and Columbia River while you eat. Many restaurants take pride in using locally sourced ingredients from nearby farms and local waters. Explore all the options of where to eat on your next trip to the Gorge.

Outdoor dining in Cascade Locks, Oregon with a view of the Columbia River and Bridge of the Gods
The Balch Hotel is an historic country inn with casual, vintage charm located in Dufur, Oregon

Balch Hotel

RATED #1 FAN-FAVORITE TRAVEL DESTINATION IN THE GORGE!

The casual, vintage charm of this historic country inn, surrounded by rolling hills and big sky, invites a clarity of mind that settles the soul. With 300 days of sunshine, this boutique destination offers an artisan bistro, spa and garden grounds with breathtaking mountain views. Perfect for retreats, weddings, corporate meetings and workshops. Just 15 minutes off I-84 at The Dalles. The magic is closer than you think!

40 South Heimrich, Dufur, OR     541-467-2277     visit website

Lodge and dine with stunning views at Best Western Plus Columbia River Inn and Bridgeside Restaurant in Cascade Locks, Oregon

Best Western Plus Columbia River Inn and Bridgeside

SLOW DOWN AND ENJOY THE VIEWS FROM OUR BACKDOOR

With stunning views and spacious guestrooms on the banks of the Columbia River at the Bridge of the Gods, the Columbia River Inn is a perfect location for any Gorge adventure. Only 44 miles from downtown Portland and close to waterfalls, hiking/biking trails, the Historic Columbia River Highway, sailing and outdoor activities. Indoor heated pool and spa, plus dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner next door at Bridgeside.

735 WaNaPa Street, Cascade Locks, OR     800-595-7108     visit website

For premier riverfront lodging and dining visit the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn and Riverside restaurant.

Best Western Plus Hood River Inn and Riverside

PREMIER RIVERFRONT LODGING AND DINING

The perfect base for all the area offers, on the Columbia River shoreline with the very best river views and full-service hospitality. Indoor or outdoor dining at Riverside with fresh, all-natural food, shoreline pool and spas, and a shoreline path linking to the waterfront and downtown Hood River. Choose from many room types or suites. For larger groups, space is available for meetings, retreats and banquets. Find us at Exit 64 off I-84.

1108 E Marina Way, Hood River, OR     800-828-7873     visit website

Enjoy some family fun sightseeing on river cruises along the Columbia River Gorge on Portland Spirit or the Sternwheeler

Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler

ENJOY A RIVER CRUISE

May through October, this authentic sternwheeler replica takes visitors on a relaxing scenic cruise on the Columbia River. Sights may include the Bridge of the Gods, Native American Fishing Platforms, Wind Mountain and more. Enjoy a sightseeing, brunch or dinner cruise — various cruises offered daily — and experience the Columbia River Gorge from a unique perspective.

503-224-3900     visit website

The Dalles is the eastern gateway to the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and is sunsational

Explore The Dalles

CREATE YOUR ADVENTURE IN SUNSATIONAL THE DALLES!

This is where discovery meets history at the edge of the Columbia River. Just 90 miles east of Portland, The Dalles is a year-round escape with 300 days of sunshine throughout the year. This is the place where fishermen catch 12-foot-long river monsters, where bikers race to the peaks of Mount Hood, and where people of all ages can experience the art, culture, and history of The Dalles.

404 W 2nd Street, The Dalles, OR     541-296-2231     visit website

Hood River Hotel is a European-style hotel located in the center of downtown and a great basecamp for year round adventure.

Hood River Hotel

YOUR BASECAMP FOR YEAR ROUND ADVENTURE

On the National Register of Historic Places the Hood River Hotel is Hood River’s oldest and most beloved vintage hotel. Established in 1912, this European-style hotel is located in the center of downtown nestled amongst all that Oak Street has to offer. Whether you’re taking a stroll down to the waterfront or a drive up to Mt. Hood, we are your base camp for year round adventure, top restaurants, breweries, wineries, and the world famous fruit loop.

102 Oak Street, Hood River, OR     541-386-1900     visit website

Skamania Lodge offers delicious dining options while gazing at stunning river and mountain views in the Columbia River Gorge

Skamania Lodge

DINE WITH A VIEW

Skamania Lodge offers a variety of delicious dining options for sit down, table-side service. Engage in lively conversations while gazing at stunning river and mountain views. Dine inside or out on the patio and feel the energy of Skamania’s fun and casual Northwest atmosphere, all while enjoying an elevated taste on your plate.

1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, WA      844-432-4748     visit website

Thunder Island is an adventure-based brewery that’s been handcrafting beer in the Pacific NW since 2013

Thunder Island Brewing Co.

BEER BREWED WITH ADVENTURE

Thunder Island Brewing Co. is an adventure-based brewery that has been handcrafting creative and innovative beers in the Pacific Northwest since 2013. This Cascade Locks brewery makes crushable beers inspired by a love of outdoor adventures, with a nod to local history and respect for all that the scenic Columbia River Gorge has to offer.

601 NW WaNaPa Street, Cascade Locks, OR    971-231-4599     visit website

Walking Man Brewing, located in Stevenson, Washington, has been brewing independent craft beer since 1999

Walking Man Brewing

SMALL TOWN, BIG BEERS

Nestled along the Columbia River in Stevenson, Washington, Walking Man has become a must-stop destination for beer enthusiasts and Columbia River Gorge travelers. Conveniently located 45-minutes east of Portland, just minutes from the Bridge of the Gods, we invite you to visit our neighborhood. Enjoy a pint in our lovely, dog-friendly beer garden or grab a bite and cozy up in the brewpub with friends old and new. Brewing independent craft beer since 1999.

240 SW 1st Street, Stevenson, WA   509-427-5520     visit website