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Things to do in Hood River County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Every time we drive through the Columbia River Gorge, I am mesmerized by its natural beauty! Rock cliffs, waterfalls, rock formations in the river...there’s so much to take in. The biggest challenge is for the one driving to keep their eyes on the road! ;)”
  • 95 locals recommend
Lodging
“Mount Hood, up close and personal. Also the lodge where The Shining was filmed. Great beverages, ambiance, and skiing/riding. The view on a clear day is spectacular”
  • 143 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Come on up and enjoy winter! About a 30 minute drive depending on road conditions. You can also catch a bus from the Hood River Event site which is about a 10 minute walk or a 3 minute drive.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Brewery
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“One of Hood Rivers great breweries. At Double Mountain you will find a menu heavy with IPA's, and not a single bad one! Also try their wood fired pizza and salads. ”
  • 67 locals recommend
Rest Area
“Mt. Hood’s perpetually snowy peak — crowned by eleven glaciers, one for every thousand feet it rises above sea level — can be seen from miles and miles away. It’s home to a total of six ski areas, making it a great base camp for skiers. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This award-winning brewery is well-loved by locals and visitors. Also excellent food with options beyond the usual burgers and pizza. Like most places in Hood River, very family friendly. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Favorite supermarket! Right down the road. There’s also Safeway & Walmart in Hood River. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Cafe
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“We love to grab pizza & find a picnic table in the family park (across from restaurant & close to the riverside). Very popular restaurant in a new, trendy, riverside development!”
  • 48 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Night skiing, snow-tubing in the winter; an adventure park (great for kids) in the summer.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Probably the fanciest dining in Hood River but not un-approachable. Best bet is to go here for Happy Hour where you will find a good selection of regular menu items at 50% off with the purchase of a beverage. 1/2lb Burger and Fries for $7.50? Yes please!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Kickstand is one of those places that offers a little bit of everything to everyone. Is it a coffee shop? Yes. A lunch and dinner spot? Yes. A bar? Yes. Huge patio? Check. You get the idea. Local fresh healthy menu options with some choices if you want to indulge as well. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bakery
“My fave spot for a leisurely breakfast or to make an early morning drive-by to pick up lunch treats for the day's outdoor adventure. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“Hood Rivers original, the one that got it all started! Great beer, great food and great views. The menu and beer might not be as fancy and creative as the other breweries but it won't disappoint. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful place for a stroll on a nice day, catch the kitesurfers doing their thing, bring a snack and have a seat, or stop at one of the many breweries or restaurants and enjoy the view.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Full service grocery store with a deli, pharmacy, floral department, Starbucks and Wells Fargo bank. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is a great restaurant, but also a great place to get a drink before you head off to dinner or watch live music. My favorite cocktail here is their Thai Cobbler. ”
  • 19 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“One of Hood Rivers great breweries. At Double Mountain you will find a menu heavy with IPA's, and not a single bad one! Also try their wood fired pizza and salads. ”
  • 67 locals recommend
Brewery
“This award-winning brewery is well-loved by locals and visitors. Also excellent food with options beyond the usual burgers and pizza. Like most places in Hood River, very family friendly. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Cafe
“We love to grab pizza & find a picnic table in the family park (across from restaurant & close to the riverside). Very popular restaurant in a new, trendy, riverside development!”
  • 48 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Probably the fanciest dining in Hood River but not un-approachable. Best bet is to go here for Happy Hour where you will find a good selection of regular menu items at 50% off with the purchase of a beverage. 1/2lb Burger and Fries for $7.50? Yes please!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Kickstand is one of those places that offers a little bit of everything to everyone. Is it a coffee shop? Yes. A lunch and dinner spot? Yes. A bar? Yes. Huge patio? Check. You get the idea. Local fresh healthy menu options with some choices if you want to indulge as well. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bakery
“My fave spot for a leisurely breakfast or to make an early morning drive-by to pick up lunch treats for the day's outdoor adventure. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“Hood Rivers original, the one that got it all started! Great beer, great food and great views. The menu and beer might not be as fancy and creative as the other breweries but it won't disappoint. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a great restaurant, but also a great place to get a drink before you head off to dinner or watch live music. My favorite cocktail here is their Thai Cobbler. ”
  • 19 locals recommend

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