If there’s one thing the city of Hood River is known for, it’s definitely all of the outdoor fun and adventure, especially when it comes to water activities. From stand-up paddle boarding to skiing and white water rafting to everyone’s favorite summer hobby, windsurfing, there’s excitement and beauty to behold along our Columbia River Gorge’s crystal-clear waters. And here to help you slow down and take in that beauty when you’re done having fun are these amazing waterfront restaurants nestled along the winding Hood River.
1108 E Marina Way
You can get a front-row view riverside style of the mighty Columbia River Gorge while dining at Hood River’s lovely Italian restaurant and bar, Riverside. An extended family of staff and partners await to lavish you with an unforgettable dining experience along the river banks. Be prepared to enjoy creative, locally inspired dishes prepared by talented professionals and warm hospitality while watching the waves dance along the shoreline. Ambient lighting along the outside patio and flame tower heaters set the mood to create a cozy dining experience that can be enjoyed any time of day but certainly creates a very romantic backdrop as the night falls.
Full Sail Brewing Company
506 Columbia Street
Sweeping views of the crystal-clear waters of the Columbia River can be enjoyed at Full Sail Brewing Company’s family-friendly pub along their outdoor heated and covered deck. It doesn’t get much better than this, as you enjoy their thirst-quenching ales and delicious grub, all while relaxing and soaking in the view. After all, great beer calls for great food, so you can’t go wrong! All their menu items are handmade in-house, with some of the recipes even utilizing their award-winning beers to create tasty bites that’ll have you coming back for more. Stop in and experience an outstanding dining experience filled with good people, a beautiful backdrop of the Hood River’s great outdoors, and some amazingly delicious beer!
501 Portway Ave., The Waterfront
If you’re looking to enjoy some delectable wood-fired pizza while enjoying the great outdoors of the Gorge and all its surroundings, stop on into Solstice right here in the Hood River community. Each dish on the menu is delicately created, inspired by the Columbia Gorge itself, all with fresh ingredients from seasonal harvests from neighboring farms. Not to mention the fantastic top-shelf full bar with a drink menu full of culinary-inspired cocktails, local craft brews, regional ciders, and award-winning wines. Then there are the exquisite pizzas as they’re leavened with old culinary traditions. The dough is made from regionally milled flour, slow-fermented for 72 hours, and fried to a perfect char in the kitchen’s imported Italian oven. With every bite, you’ll feel like you’re sitting seaside in Rome along the Tiber River, but you’ll actually be right here at home with a fantastic view of the Columbia River Gorge!
3 Rivers Grill
601 Oak Street
Since 2004, 3 Rivers Grill has been living up to its name, serving downtown Hood River some spectacular food with even more stunning scenery of the waterways that make up the Columbia River Gorge. Right next to the Hood and White Salmon Rivers, patrons at this fine dining establishment can expect to enjoy some classic American cuisine in an inviting atmosphere, all while getting a bird’s eye view of the majestic Hood River landscape. If you fall in love with the scenery, you can even book this lovely upscale restaurant for rehearsal dinners and private events to provide a beautiful waterfront backdrop to your very special occasions.
Camp 1805 Distillery & Bar
501 Portway Ave., Unit 102
Outdoor dining along the Hood River waterfront takes a fun twist at Camp 1805 Distillery & Bar, where patrons are seated in their outdoor “cabins” that can hold up to six people comfortably. String lights complete the look of these cozy cabins, where you can snuggle up and watch the waves dance in the moonlight while enjoying a hot meal. Top off the experience with a camp flight where you can try four of their house-distilled spirits, and if you like what you try, you can take a bottle home!
So, when you’re done having fun and ready for some grub but aren’t quite ready to go inside just yet, stop and enjoy some outdoor dining with magnificent scenic views at these waterfront restaurants nestled by the mighty Hood River.