Looking for a new go-to place in your list of bars in Hood River OR? Wedged into the corner of the confluence of Hood River and the Columbia River, Celilo Restaurant & Bar is a rustic chic American restaurant that serves locally grown fare in downtown Hood River. Renowned for its food and drink both locally and nationally by publications such as Wine Enthusiast and The Oregonian, Celilo draws visitors hungry for quality, upscale food from around the country.
Founded by a chef, a manager and Sommelier, and an expert in the food and hospitality business, Celilo was born out of another successful Hood River restaurant, the Sixth Street Bistro & Loft.
After Sixth Street Bistro & Loft was sold in the 1990s, the founders focused their efforts on building another successful restaurant from the ground up. When Celilo was in its fledgling stages, the founders agreed that they wanted this restaurant to be both beautiful and sustainable.
The founders of Celilo have paid special attention to the flavors, sourcing, and sustainability of the foods they serve in this bars in Hood River OR. Celilo has partnered with over 30 local farmers and producers to locally source everything from their salad greens to dessert coffee. By purchasing from local vendors, Celilo hopes to offer guests unmatched freshness and quality while simultaneously supporting local economics and sustainability efforts.
Why Celilo Is Among the Top Bars in Hood River OR
Celilo serves dinner nightly and lunch Friday-Sunday. On any given day, the broad menu offers soup, salad, seafood, burgers, steak, pasta, dessert, and more. To pair perfectly with the food, Celilo also offers an extensive wine and cocktail list in addition to the full bar. We personally love the lamb, Paella, and charcuterie board.
When they arrive at Celilo, visitors can expect to enter a large cement building via a wooden door on the corner. Once inside, guests are immediately warmed by the exposed wooden beams that support the cozy restaurant. Accented with dark wood and iron, Celilo has a rustic chic feel that makes dining feel both intimate and relaxed.
Celilo is a perfect restaurant for foodies, an upscale date night, or a girls’ night out. Since it’s located right on the water, we also love going for a short walk in the neighborhood after dinner.
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