The snow-covered mountains, ancient forest and raging rivers of Hood River, Oregon make it one of the best places to spend Thanksgiving in the Pacific Northwest. There are several family-oriented fall activities in town and there are several restaurants with Thanksgiving Dinner in Hood River and even Black Friday sales.
Apple and Pear Picking
Oregon is famous for its pears and apples and the very best of these juicy fruits are grown in the Cascade Valley. You can work up an appetite for Thanksgiving dinner in Hood River when you visit a local orchard and pick a bushel full of your own. If you drive down Alderwood Drive, you will find what is known as The Fruit Loop, where you will have your choice of orchards.
A Hood River Thanksgiving Dinner: Riverside Restaurant
As the name would indicate, this fine eatery is the only restaurant located right along the banks of the Columbia River. This Hood River Thanksgiving dinner is served from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm and menu items include both omnivorous and vegetarian options. Everything is grown locally, including the grapes for the wine. Be sure to try the tangy Heirloom Tomato Bisque and the roasted beet salad.
Located at 2149 Cascade Ave, this elegant restaurant is a popular venue. On Thanksgiving they offer a full menu as well as a traditional turkey dinner. They make craft cocktails with top shelf liquor and the knowledgeable wait staff can always recommend a good wine. The food is first rate, but they are most famous for their crab cakes and key lime pie.
You can bring your friends and family the ultimate souvenir when you get them a gift certificate to Wildwood Tours. This touring company offers boat rides, hikes and drives through some of Oregon’s most beautiful spots. If you buy a gift certificate on Black Friday, you will get 10% off.
Where to Stay
If you want to spend your Thanksgiving in Hood River, you will need a spacious and comfortable place to stay. The rental professionals at Arrived Now can find you a vacation home with a huge living area with lots of comfortable seating and a big screen television. Our state-of-the-art kitchens come with all the appliances and dishes you will need to whip up and serve your own Thanksgiving dinner. You will sleep well on the ergonomic mattresses of our cozy bedrooms. Our homes go fast, so call us today at 800-215-9880.