Related Sections: Arts | Employment | Hiking | Real Estate | Restaurants | Windsurfing | Wine

Hood River

Welcome the Hood River, Oregon section! Here you'll find anything and everything that you ever wanted to know about "HR" including but not limited to local news, events, restaurant reviews, things to do and more! Check back often as this page is updated daily!


News and Events

Cash Mob at Flow Yoga: When: Wednesday, November 28th from 5:30-6:30PM. Where: 118 Third Street, Hood River. Spend $20 or more and get entered to win prizes! - 11/28

Film Screening: Come watch academy award winning film "Inside Job" at Columbia Center for the Arts! When: Wednesday, November 28th at 7:30PM. Where: 215 Cascade Street. Cost: $5. - 11/28

Hood River Citizens for a Local Economy: Hood River City Council will be hearing testimony from local citizen's on 11/26 regarding Walmart's application to expand their store by 30K square feet. Citizen testimony will be limited to 3 minutes. If City Council votes yes on December 10th, the Walmart expansion will pass. - 11/26

Hood River Farmer's Market: Every Thursday from 4-7PM at Hood River Middle School (1602 May Street, across from Jackson Park). - Every Thursday (May 3rd through November 15th)

Hood River County Fair: When: July 25th-28th. Where: 3020 Wy'east Road (Odell). Call 541-354-2865 for more info! - 7/25 through 7/28

Windfest Weekend: Enjoy free clinics, gear demos, live music, tasty food and drink + more! Where: Hood River Event Site. When: July 7th and 8th. - 7/7 and 7/8

Travel to Learn: Take classes from area residents and enjoy the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Available classes include but are not limited to: yoga, chocolate, wine, photography, cooking, robotics for kids, kiteboarding, alpaca fiber arts, glass blowing, catamaran sailing, wearable arts and making creme brulee. Visit to view the full roster of available classes. - 3/23 through 4/22

Hood River Bridge Closure: Begins at 10PM for some necessary maintenance work. The bridge will reopen Friday morning (6.5 hours later) at 4:30AM. - 3/29

Gorge Wine Celebration: Benefits Heart of Hospice Foundation and Helping Hands Against Violence. Meet local winemakers and growers and discover the variety wines grown right here in the Columbia River Gorge. Bid on both live and silent auction packages. When: Saturday, March 24th from 5:30PM-10:30PM. Where: Best Western Hood River Inn (Hood River). Tickets: $75 (Includes a commemorative wine glass, wine tasting, seated dinner, dancing, live music). Phone 1-866-413-WINE (9463) to purchase tickets. Email with any questions you may have. - 3/24

CGCC Foundation: The Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) Foundation, which advances and promotes the interests and development of CGCC, its students, programs, and our communities, invites everyone to attend the two following events: Planned Giving Seminar - Inviting professional alliances, those interested in estate planning and business members to a complimentary breakfast/seminar at the Hood River Indian Creek Campus starting at 7:30AM. Estate Planning Seminar - Inviting community members to a FREE seminar on Estate Planning, starting at 5:30PM at the Hood River Indian Creek Campus. Complimentary appetizers and beverages will be provided. To RSVP, contact Stephanie Dawkins at: 541.506.6113 or - 10/24

Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair: Hood River County Fairgrounds. Time: 10AM-5PM. - 10/15 and 10/16

Hops Fest: Enjoy brews from over 25 NW crafters! (Downtown Hood River) - 10/1

69th Annual Roy Webster Columbia River Cross-Channel Swim: 1.1 swim across the Columbia River. Must be 10+ to participate and must register at Show up at 5:15AM to get on the 1st boat. (There will be 2 boats this year). Entries are expected to exceed 1000+ this year! - 9/5

First Fridays: The city closes down the streets every first Friday of the month during July, August and September and street performers, live music and family fun takes over! Stores stay open late! Come enjoy a festive atmosphere in downtown Hood River! - 7/1, 8/5, and 9/2

Golf: 12th Annual Founder's Cup Golf Tournament at Indian Creek Golf Course. - 8/6

Tenacity Games: Standup paddling, kiteboarding and kayaking competitions benefitting cancer awareness. Check out for more information. - 7/8 through 7/10

Fourth of July Fireworks: Starts at dusk. Fireworks will be shot off from the Port of Hood River. - 7/4

"For the Tourist"

Restaurants in Hood River - We list all of the tasty places to eat in town as well as where you can find Wifi Hotspots! All listed establishments offer e-coupons which you can redeemed by showing on your mobile device when it's time to pay the bill!

Lodging - List of hotels, motels, campgrounds, rv parks, vacation rentals and bed and breakfasts. We list pet friendly establishments too!

250 ad


Camping - List of all the best places to camp out in Hood River!

Cycling - List of popular bike routes in town.

Hiking - Reviews of hikes (including pictures) for both the novice and experienced hiker!

Fishing - List of popular fishing holes in Hood River.

Hunting - H.R. isn't known for it's hunting opportunities, but some do indeed exist!

Lakes - While the town is named after a river, it does have some nearby lakes that you swim/fish!

Rivers - Notation of all the city's rivers along with pictures!


Historic Sites