Hood River

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Located at the panoramic crossroads of the Columbia River Gorge and the Cascade Mountain Range, Hood River Valley’s 15,000 acres of orchards produce approximately 45 percent of the nation’s winter pear crop. Menus at local restaurants are dotted with homegrown specialties. A great vacation awaits the adrenaline junkie (Hood River is often called the Wind Surfing Capitol of the World), foodie, wine aficionado, trekker, historian and everyone in between, just a short drive from Portland.

Mt. Hood / The Gorge

Hood River is located in Mt. Hood / The Gorge, home to the towering cliffs and waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge and the snowy peak of Mt. Hood.

This area includes the nearby subregion: The Columbia River Gorge.

Nearby cities are: Odell, Mosier, Parkdale, and Cascade Locks.

an ItineraryRiding the Fruit Loop

by Stuart Watson / March 8, 2014

Splayed between the twin peaks of Mt. Hood in Oregon and Mt. Adams in Washington, the Hood River Valley beckons road bikers with a yen for agri-tourism. There’s low traffic, a constantly changing landscape, and tacos, pies and wine around every…

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an Oregon StoryWhere the Wind Blows: Hood River

by Jen Jones / July 6, 2015

A newcomer to the action sports world, kiteboarding has grown exponentially over the last decade. Chasing wind is a lifestyle that involves pure desire to do what you love, live simply and fuel your body to perform in challenging conditions. Each…

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an ItineraryExplore Hood River Valley’s Cider Scene

by Jeff Alworth / May 28, 2015

Cider has been a growing presence in restaurants and on grocery shelves, a potion sitting at the nexus where artisanal beverages meet the farm-to-table movement. Curiously, Portland and the Willamette Valley have been the center of the cider world…

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an ItineraryCycling Tour of Mt. Hood and the Gorge

by John Waller / February 9, 2015

TheMt Hood/Columbia Gorge region is a cyclist’s dream come true. Nature handcrafted some stunning riding corridors, and with a little help from an enthusiastic local cycling culture, the area boasts an impressive network of paved, gravel,…

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Find things to see and do In Hood River

  1.     Attractions
    1.     Amusement Parks
    2.     Aquariums & Zoos
    3.     Art Galleries & Studios
    4.     Casinos
    5.     Movies and TV filmed in Oregon
    6.     Museums & Interpretive Centers
    7.     Outdoors & Nature
    8.     Performing Arts
    9.     Shopping
    10.     Theater
    11.     Tour Companies & Guides
  2.     Recreation
    1.     Birding
    2.     Camping
    3.     Cycling
    4.     Fishing
    5.     Golf
    6.     Guides & Charters
      1.     Back Country Guides
      2.     Bicycle Guides
      3.     Charter Boats
      4.     Fishing Guides
      5.     Hunting Guides
      6.     Jet Boat Charters
      7.     Outdoor Guides
      8.     Whitewater Guides
    7.     Hiking
    8.     Indoor Sports
    9.     Jet Boating
    10.     Kayaking
    11.     Rafting
    12.     Snow Sports
    13.     Sustainable Travel
    14.     Winter Wonders
  3.     Eat & Drink
    1.     Artisan Producers
    2.     Beer & Breweries
    3.     Cideries
    4.     Coffee & Tea
    5.     Culinary Experiences
    6.     Distilleries
    7.     Farmers' Markets
    8.     Farms & Farm Stays
    9.     Oregon Food Trips
    10.     Picking & Foraging
    11.     Ranches & Ranch Stays
    12.     Restaurants
      1.     American
      2.     Asian Fusion
      3.     Cajun / Creole
      4.     Chinese
      5.     French Bistros
      6.     Greek
      7.     Irish
      8.     Italian
      9.     Japanese
      10.     Latino
      11.     Mediterranean
      12.     Pacific Northwest
      13.     Pizza
      14.     Seafood
      15.     Southern
      16.     Thai
    13.     Seafood
    14.     Wineries & Wine
  4.     Oregon Heritage
    1.     Covered Bridges
    2.     Ghost Towns
    3.     Heritage Areas
    4.     Heritage Museums
    5.     Indian Country
    6.     Lighthouses
    7.     Old West & Oregon Trail
  5.     Natural Wonders
    1.     Bodies of Water
      1.     Lakes & Reservoirs
      2.     Rivers
      3.     Waterfalls
    2.     Forests, Parks & Refuges
      1.     National Forests & Parks
      2.     National Wildlife Refuges and Areas
      3.     State Parks
    3.     Mountains & Hills
  6.     Events
    1.     Animal & Agriculture Events
    2.     Culinary Events
    3.     Cultural Heritage Events
    4.     Exhibit & Lecture Events
    5.     Fairs & Festivals
    6.     Flower & Garden Events
    7.     Oregon Food Trips
    8.     Performing Art Events
    9.     Sports Events
    10.     Visual Art Events
    11.     Volunteer Events
  7. All Places to Stay
  8.     Lodging
    1.     Bed and Breakfasts
    2.     Boutique Hotels
    3.     Farm or Ranch Stay
    4.     Glamping or Tree Houses
    5.     Hostels
    6.     Hotel / Motel
    7.     Resorts
    8.     Vacation Rentals
  9.     RV Parks
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