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.
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
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
Mt. Hood Oregon Resort
EMBRACE THE WONDERS
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 A RIVER CRUISE
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 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. In 2020, Thunder Island Brewing looks forward to opening their brand new purpose-built brewery and taproom.
515 NW Portage Rd, Cascade Locks, OR 971-231-4599 visit website
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