Broder Ost's delicious Swedish dish on ornate plates and boards

Food & Drink In Hood River

Take your tastebuds on a farm-to-fork journey

While Hood River is a destination that’s widely known for its outdoor river sports and local mountain adventures, the town’s farm-to-fork dining experiences should not be overlooked. The recreation lifestyle is a powerful draw for the creative chefs who run the kitchens of Hood River’s favorite restaurants, where locally sourced ingredients are always on the menu. So whether you’re looking for a hearty meal or a light bite, Hood River is filled with restaurants that will leave you wanting to come back for seconds.


A roasted pear sitting on a bed of sprouts and pomegranate with a handcrafted old fashioned sitting next to it.


Located in the heart of the Columbia Gorge, Hood River’s land and waters are blessed with riches, from orchards ripe with fruit to farms abundant with produce to fresh catches from the mighty Columbia River. There are dining options for all, ranging from casual to upbeat, budget-friendly to high-end and fine dining to family-friendly. No matter where you dine, Hood River offers something for every palate.



A lively patio with rolling hills in the background.


Hood River boasts a medley of breweries where hand-crafted beer meets delectable dishes. Venture into any neighborhood brewhouse, and you’ll not only relish the flavors but also meet the passionate brewers and staff behind each pour.



A neon Hood River Distillers sign with bottles of house made liquor on the shelves.

Cideries & Distilleries

Fancy a spirited activity? Hood River has a diverse handful of distilleries, cideries, and the first-ever non-alcoholic distillery in the country. Located in a region with an abundance of fruitful flavors, you can savor the taste of these unique offerings any time of the year.



White wine poured into a glass as a glass of rose sits next to it.


Explore the flavors of Hood River in every sip of the many varietals produced in the area suited for any occasion, whether celebrating something special or creating cherished memories; the wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms that dot the unique landscape are eagerly awaiting your arrival!



A handcrafted latte in a Dog River Coffee mug on a wooden table.


When in Hood River, mornings often begin in one of its cherished local coffee nooks. More than just a caffeine fix, these places encapsulate Hood River’s soul — warm, inviting, and friendly. Here, every cup is crafted with care, ensuring each sip becomes a lingering memory of your time in Hood River.



This is only a sampling of the many dining options in Hood River. Let your sense of exploration – and your tastebuds – be your guide. See our dine and drink  pages for an extensive bar and restaurant list.  

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