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


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


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


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

Come taste traditional, lovingly crafted Scandinavian dishes at Broder Ost, located in the Hood River Hotel

Broder Øst


Broder Øst — Portland’s premier Nordic brunch finds its home in the Historic Hood River Hotel. Come taste traditional and lovingly crafted Scandinavian dishes such as Aebleskiver (Danish Pancakes) and Lefse (Norwegian Potato Crêpes), Köttbular (Swedish Meatballs) plus many more highlighting the bounty of the gorge! Breakfast and Lunch served all day.

102 Oak Street, Hood River     541-436-3444     visit website

Experience the wonders of this 27-hole golf resort with spa at Mt. Hood Oregon Resort

Mt. Hood Oregon Resort


Experience the highlands of the Mount Hood National Forest on our 27-hole golf resort, spa and conference center, located on 300 spectacular acres of the Salmon River Valley. Enjoy our numerous onsite amenities and embrace the wonders of the region!

68010 East Fairway Avenue I, Welches, OR    503-622-2229     visit website

Enjoy sightseeing and river cruises along the Columbia River Gorge on Portland Spirit or the Sternwheeler

Portland Spirit


Portland Spirit offers sightseeing and dining cruises throughout Portland and the Columbia Gorge. Choose from brunch, dinner, or sightseeing on an authentic sternwheeler replica in Cascade Locks, Oregon. Cruise the Seven wonders of the Gorge on the Crystal Dolphin yacht out of Washougal, Washington. If you are up for a little adventure, join the Explorer jet-boat and search for Bigfoot through the Columbia Gorge, departing from Downtown Portland. Cruise options from one to seven hours.

503-224-3900     visit website

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

Thunder Island Brewing Co.


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


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