Travel and Lodging

Welcome to Hood River, the windsurfing/kiteboarding/SUP capital of America and the Northwest’s outdoor playground! To make your recreational and logistical plans a breeze, we have compiled the following list to help you plan your ultimate Hood River vacation.

Places To Stay

There are a lot of options for all budgets both in and around Hood River. Remember, rooms, rentals and campsites fill up often Memorial Day through Labor Day, so book well in advance.

Hotels in Hood River

Best Western Plus Hood River Inn
Columbia Cliff Villas
Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa
Comfort Suites
Hood River Hotel
Oak Street Hotel and Vacation Homes
Skamania Lodge
Vagabond Lodge

Hotels Near Hood River

Bonneville Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Cooper Spur Mountain Resort
Inn of the White Salmon

Vacation Rentals

Columbia Gorge Vacation Rentals
Doves Vacation Rentals and Extended Stay – Pet Friendly
Draper Girls Country Farm
Gorge Central Vacation Rentals
Hood River Vacation Rentals
Lost Lake Resort
Miller Farm Retreat
Mt. Hood Organic Farms
Mt. Hood View Lodge
Mountain Views Cottages and Therapeutic Massage
Oak Street Hotel and Vacation Homes
Panorama Lodge
Pheasant Valley


Memaloose State Park
Tucker Park County Campground (very popular, on the Hood River)
Viento State Park

Rental Cars

With many spots and activities scattered over some distance, a car is essential when visiting the Gorge. If your board doesn’t fit in your rental car, no problem, we have inflatable roof racks for rent (included for no extra charge in a complete Windsurf/SUP rental package).

PDX Off Airport
Advantage 503.284.6064
Alamo 503.249.4900
Budget 503.249.6331
Thrifty 503.254.6563
PDX On Airport
Avis 503.249.4950
Dollar 503.249.4793
Enterprise 503.252.1500
Hertz 503.249.8216
National 503.249.4900


For a small town, Hood River has a lot of culinary options. Listed below are some of our favorites.

Great Food and Coffee, Fast

Andrew’s Pizza and Bakery (pizza by the slice or pie)
Bette’s Place (breakfast and lunch)
Doppio Coffee and Lounge
Dog River Coffee (ranked “Top 10” coffee shop in USA Today)
Egg River Cafe (breakfast and lunch- organic eggs and coffee)
Farm Stand (organic grocery, sandwiches and smoothies)
Four and Twenty Blackbirds (healthy, yummy food cart burritos)
Ground Coffee (great Paninis, scones and soups)
Lampoei’s Thai Kitchen (food cart, phenomenal Thai food, huge portions)
River Daze Cafe
10 Speed Coffee (tasty coffee and pastries)
Basik (Acai & Poke bowls)


Brian’s Pourhouse (good food, friendly staff)
Celilo (locally sourced, Pacific Northwest cuisine and great cocktails)
Henni’s Kitchen and Bar (in White Salmon, inventive food served in a great atmosphere)
Kin’s (formerly Nora’s Table – creative dishes, great seafood)
Sixth Street Bistro (wide selection, casual, reasonably priced, and really good)
Stonehedge Gardens (beautiful setting, popular for weddings)

Asian and Mexican

Hood River Restaurant (Chinese in a casual setting)
Hood River Taqueria (a town Mexican favorite)
El Puerto De Angeles 3 (best margaritas in town, good food as well)
Kaze (authentic Japanese and sushi)
Lampoei’s Thai Kitchen (food cart, phenomenal Thai food, huge portions)
Mekong Thai (Thai and Vietnamese, delicious Pho soup)
Sushi Okalani (Sushi and Pan-Pacific fare)
Thai House (sit down Thai, gluten free options available)

Brewpubs and Bars

(minors not allowed at all times)

Double Mountain Brewery (strong and hoppy beers, New York style pizza)
Everybody’s Brewing (in White Salmon, killer views, beers and amazing food)
Full Sail (Hood River’s original micro brewery, full menu)
Phreim (Belgian style brewery, kid friendly, on the waterfront)
Pint Shack (fun atmosphere, good selection of beer and food, live music)
River City Saloon (The River City Saloon is back and better then ever!)
Trillium Cafe (tasty burgers, late night place)
Volcanic Bottle Shop (Lots of beers rotating on tap and wide selection of bottles)


Fertile soil and varied landscapes make for a great variety of local wines. Check out Columbia Gorge Wine Country for all the details.


Wind Sports

The reason you come to the Gorge. During the summer months, consistent and strong West winds provide for some of the best windsurfing, kiting and downwind paddling on the planet. Check out Temira’s weather forecast & blog for the latest conditions in and around Hood River.


The Gorge has epic conditions for both road and mountain biking enthusiasts. Check out the links below for ride options and current trail conditions.

Road Biking
Mountain Biking

Bike Shops

Mountain View Cycles
Discover Bicycles
Dirty Fingers Bike Shop


Beautiful backdrops and dramatic terrain make for an unforgettable golfing experience.

Indian Creek
Hood River Golf and Country Club
Husum Hills Golf Course

Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking

A seasonally wet climate and mountain glaciers mean local rivers run strong all year. The White Salmon, Klickitat and Wind rivers offer world class conditions. These local outfitters will take you for the float of your life.

Wet Planet Whitewater
Zoller’s Outdoor Odysseys

Skiing and Snowboarding

Yes, its true, you can ski in the summer here. The Palmer snowfield at Timberline is open until Labor Day every year.

Timberline Lodge and Ski Resort (year round, great parks and groomers)
Mt Hood Meadows (open around Thanksgiving until the end of April, more varied terrain)

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