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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! ;)”
  • 96 locals recommend
Lodging
“Even if snow sports aren’t your thing, spend a relaxing day exploring & relaxing in the historic Timberline Lodge, the famous site of the filming of the classic movie The Shining.”
  • 141 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Ski and Snowboard your day away. Bring your winter clothes and rent some gear! Lessons, food, drinks and fun!”
  • 39 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
“Iconic mountain; about an hour drive for all year long family friendly outdoor events. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Hood Rivers' best brewery! Located on the water front this place has amazing food and beer. Try the poutine if it's on the menu and pair it with any of their beers, all very good!”
  • 55 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Favorite supermarket! Right down the road. There’s also Safeway & Walmart in Hood River. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Café
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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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“Great food and beer selection. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Try the Kimchi Fried Rice”
  • 27 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
“A hangout for locals and tourists. Stroll along the Columbia River and watch the kiteboarders and windsurfers on a windy day. Also good for biking or swimming. Get a beer at Pfriem afterward!”
  • 24 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. ”
  • 20 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
“Hood Rivers' best brewery! Located on the water front this place has amazing food and beer. Try the poutine if it's on the menu and pair it with any of their beers, all very good!”
  • 55 locals recommend
Café
“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
“Great food and beer selection. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Try the Kimchi Fried Rice”
  • 27 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. ”
  • 20 locals recommend

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