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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
“The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area protects the spectacular canyon where the Columbia River cuts through the Cascade mountains - with cliffs and overlooks of Washington to the north and Oregon's mountains and waterfalls to the south. The Gorge is unique in its natural and cultural history, as well as its designation as a National Scenic Area. You'll pass the iconic Mulnomah Falls--definitely plan to stop for a photo or perhaps a hike above the falls. Parking is available. Beyond the Falls you'll come to Hood River...a great place to spend the day and watch the world famous windsurfers. Then enjoy dinner at Troutini.”
  • 94 locals recommend
Lodging
“Built in 1937, Timberline Lodge has always been a grand refuge for visitors wanting to experience the magnificent and expansive high-alpine environment of Mt. Hood. A night (or a few) enjoyed in the comfort and warmth of the Lodge is like stepping back into simpler times, yet with all modern conveniences discreetly available. Tell tales of ski glory over drinks at the Ram's Head Bar, enjoy a fireside hot cocoa next to the towering stone hearth, or go for a high-altitude dip in our newly-renovated, heated outdoor pool and hot tub. ”
  • 142 locals recommend
Place to shop
“The largest of the mountain's ski resorts, with terrain to suit the needs of all levels of skiing and boarding.”
  • 38 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. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Rest Area
“In the warm months, it is great for hiking. During the winter, this the hot spot (pun intended) for skiing and winter sports. The Timerline lodge here is great for food and souviner shopping. This is the building where they filmed "The Shining".”
  • 50 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!”
  • 56 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Favorite supermarket! Right down the road. There’s also Safeway & Walmart in Hood River. ”
  • 35 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
“Closest ski area to The Chalet. Family fun adventure Park in the summer. Cosmic tubing and night skiing in the winter.”
  • 46 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!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great food and beer selection. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Try the Kimchi Fried Rice”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bakery
“Pine street serves Nossa coffee (Portland roasted) and is the best spot for a fast, or grab and go breakfast. I am particularly fond of their cinnamon roll, unfrosted yet all the rolls are gooey-cinnamon perfection. ”
  • 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!”
  • 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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“My wife and I met here - says it all. Great food, great people. Our kids go to school with Brian's kids. Local food, local ingredients, full bar, local draft beers and wine. Get the calamari! Plus there's the Underground Bar open late. $$-$$$”
  • 22 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. ”
  • 68 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!”
  • 56 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!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food and beer selection. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Try the Kimchi Fried Rice”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bakery
“Pine street serves Nossa coffee (Portland roasted) and is the best spot for a fast, or grab and go breakfast. I am particularly fond of their cinnamon roll, unfrosted yet all the rolls are gooey-cinnamon perfection. ”
  • 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
“My wife and I met here - says it all. Great food, great people. Our kids go to school with Brian's kids. Local food, local ingredients, full bar, local draft beers and wine. Get the calamari! Plus there's the Underground Bar open late. $$-$$$”
  • 22 locals recommend

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