Sandwiched between Washington’s South Central agricultural area and Oregon’s Hood River Valley, the city of Hood River benefits from fresh agriculture year-round. Due to its location, Hood River is one of the best places in Oregon to taste the fresh flavors of the region. Whether you’re looking for fine food Read on to learn about our favorite Hood River restaurants!
Breakfast & Brunch
Hood River’s historic downtown district is unique and charming because many of the buildings were built by the first settlers to arrive in Hood River. Below are three of our favorite Hood River, Oregon restaurants to eat out for breakfast and brunch in downtown Hood River.
For a hearty, country-style breakfast, be sure to eat at Bette’s place. Located next to Overlook Memorial Park in downtown Hood River, Bette’s is sure to leave you feeling full. Their egg dishes are sublime but don’t miss out on Bette’s cinnamon roll, which is freshly baked daily.
For a more unique and upscale dining experience, we love going to Broder Ost. Broder Ost’s sister restaurant, Broder Cafe, is one of Portland’s most popular brunch spots. Both Broder locations serve up fresh and delicious Scandinavian-inspired dishes like smorrebrod, which are open-faced sandwiches on German rye bread, Swedish meatballs, and Swedish hash. They also offer a variety of unique egg dishes, sandwiches, soups, and more. Whatever you order, be sure to try their aebleskivers, which are delicious Danish pancake balls.
For a grab-and-go breakfast, we like Stoked Roasters + Coffee House. Stoked’s certified organic coffee lineup includes six signature blends, rotating single origin coffees, and two espresso roasts. They also have hot chocolate and a variety of teas, smoothies, and beer to sip on. Their food menu is simple but delicious and includes favorites like muffins, scones, cookies, and a couple different breakfast sandwiches.
Hood River Restaurants for Lunch
Lunch is one of the easiest meals to eat out in Hood River. With plenty of farm-fresh food to be had around town, almost anywhere you choose will be serving up delicious sandwiches, salads, soups, and more. Below are a few of our favorite Hood River restaurants for lunch in downtown Hood River.
Pfriem Family Brewers on the scenic Columbia River waterfront is a go-to lunch spot for locals and visitors alike. This restaurant features American comfort food that tastes extra delicious when paired with Pfriem’s family-brewed beers.
If you’re in the mood for Mexican food, then don’t miss Lake Taco. Lake Taco packs a lot of flavor into its small restaurant, which is best known for the authentic and creative street tacos. With toppings like jalapeno sour cream, homemade salsa, and homemade potato chips, Lake Taco will steal your heart and your taste buds.
The city of Hood River is inherently quaint and romantic. Located at the confluence of the Hood and Columbia Rivers, the city is surrounded by water and by nature. The best Hood River, Oregon restaurants for dinner lean into Hood River’s natural esthetic and serve locally grown, farm-fresh meals in an unforgettable ambiance.
Kin is one such restaurant that you won’t likely forget. Adorned with hanging moss, glass art, and Edison light bulbs, Kin feels like the inside of a rustic Pacific Northwest farmhouse. Kin serves up authentic European food like duck confit, schnitzel, and pork goulash. They also serve soups, salads, steak, seafood, and delicious desserts. Kin is not to be missed!
Another favorite dinner restaurant of ours is Solstice Wood Fire Cafe & Bar. Solstice is a warm and lively pizzeria, restaurant, and bar located on Hood River’s waterfront. Serving up the freshest local ingredients, Solstice is always a family favorite. Be sure to go in time to catch the sunset over the Columbia River and enjoy Solstice’s beautiful indoor/outdoor space.
Stay Close with Arrived Vacation Rentals
Wherever you choose to dine during your vacation in Hood River, Oregon, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the city’s charm and walkability.
For more information on Hood River, Oregon restaurants and the best attractions and activities in the area, be sure to reach out to one of the Arrived vacation homes team members. They can help you discover the best dining in Hood River and can also help you choose a vacation home that’s close to your favorite Hood River restaurants and activities. Call us today to book your vacation rental!