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.
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
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
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
Elk Ridge Restaurant
WHERE CARSON EATS BREAKFAST
Elk Ridge Restaurant is a casual dining restaurant in Elk Ridge Golf Course. Local Executive Chef August Johnston serves your favorite comfort foods for breakfast and lunch daily, along with a full bar serving all your favorite drinks. Check out our outdoor patio overlooking Elk Ridge Golf Course, the perfect place to enjoy a bite to eat and your favorite beverage.
1 St. Martin’s Springs Road, Carson, WA 509-427-0127 visit website
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
NEWLY RE-INVENTED BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN THE GORGE!
A jewel in the heart of the outdoor enthusiast’s playground, located in the city center of Stevenson, Washington, nestled in the Columbia River Gorge. A lodging destination offering a cozy stay while exploring the Gorge. Originally built in 1909 as the Colonial Hotel, this rediscovered building went through an extravagant transformation in 2020 to restore its original use. With a blend of modern architecture, original historical details, the reinvented Hotel Stevenson spreads its wings as an upscale, boutique hotel.
77 SW Russell Ave, Stevenson WA 509-219-5009 visit website
ALWAYS FRESH, ALWAYS AUTHENTIC. THE BEST IN THE GORGE.
Experience the dynamic menu of Paco’s Tacos in the Gorge. With two food trucks in Hood River and one in the Upper Valley with Parkdale specializing in fresh grassfed meats! We cater the best Mexican food with special party caterings including weddings, graduations, birthdays and more. Check out our variety of styles of tacos, burritos and more. Known for our award winning seller meats Alpastor and Birria! Also serve Asada, Carnitas, Chicken Veggie and more!
416 Cascade Ave, Hood River, OR 541.490.3774
3631 Cascade Ave, Hood River, OR 541.352.7101
6045 Dee Hwy, Parkdale, OR 541.399.5280 Instagram/Facebook: PacosTacosOfficial
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 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
OREGON’S PREMIER FOOD CART DESTINATION
We supply the Troutdale and surrounding area with a wide variety of food and drinks from around the world. Our amazing Troutdale Station has 24 small businesses with a 60 Tap Bar that operates year round. We truly love being your favorite food Cart Pod and are excited for you to continually try new things. We offer a friendly family environment that is safe for all ages. We pride ourselves in the cleanliness of our pod. Open 7 days a week.
151 SW 257th Avenue, Troutdale, OR visit website