VISITORS GUIDE

With its amazingly diverse landscape, breathtaking views, traffic free winery touring, exciting outdoor activities, fine dining, exceptional lodging and of course the fantastic wine, the Columbia Gorge Wine Region is the perfect choice for a weekend getaway or that next vacation.

ASPEN LIMO TOURS

  AspenLimoTours.com         David@AspenLimoTours.com

  WA: 360-260-0515   •  OR: 503-274-9505  •  E. WA: 509-572-7494

 

Aspen Limo Tours offers luxury transportation at an affordable price. Our professional chauffeurs offer educational tours with a fun atmosphere. The team at Aspen shares a passion for all The Gorge has to offer with its off the beaten path vineyards to its grand scale wineries.

Our journey in the wine industry began volunteering to pick grapes for a small family vineyard above the White Salmon River in 1991. Starting as a guided rafting company the idea was formed that we could explore in style the wide variety and characteristics of all of the wineries of the Columbia River Gorge. Please join us on a private expedition for the pursuit of your next favorite wine.

 

 

 

EXPLORE THE GORGE

  1360 Barker Rd, Hood River, OR  97031

  explorethegorge.com         cg_limo@yahoo.com

  1-800-899-5676 or 541-386-2384

 

Daily 24 Hours

 

Explore The Gorge provides custom Tasting/Sightseeing excursions and Shuttle service throughout the area. Specializing in small groups and families, we have vans, small busses, and a limousine available. Let us do the driving while you enjoy the magnificent views.

 

 

 

MARTIN’S GORGE TOURS

  MartinsGorgeTours.com         martin@martinsgorgetours.com

  503-349-1323

 

Scenic, guided wine tasting tours at premier local wineries. Perfect outing for wedding parties, reunions, other groups or a couple’s retreat. Discover area attractions from waterfalls to wildflowers to wine... leave worries behind and experience the treasures of the Northwest. Charters and shuttles available. Brewery & Distillery tours too!

 

 

WINE DIRT

  winedirt.com         mary@winedirt.com

  503-583-4391

 

Get the real dirt on wine! For your next winery tour, choose the company with wine knowledge.

What makes a perfect day? How about a winery tour, wine tastings and gorgeous wine country where we do the driving and you do the relaxing in our comfortable van. We invite you to join Mary, our friendly expert, for the experience of a lifetime.

 

 

VINO VENTURES

  6700 SW 105th Avenue, Suite 104, Beaverton, Oregon 97008

  www.vinoventures.com         info@vinoventures.com

  503-244-7758

 

Vino Ventures offers an unparalleled level of personalized service and professionalism. We realize customer needs vary among individuals, so we take it upon ourselves to cater our services to each and every client. We will work with you one-on-one to put together your desired transportation package. Vino Ventures makes all required reservations at the desired destinations so that your trip is simple and hassle-free.

 

 

 

WINE TOURS

General Tips for Visiting Gorge Wine Country:

   Consider hiring a designated driver.  Click here for a list of approved tour operators in the Gorge.

   Refrain from wearing heavily scented items, such as perfumes and lotions.  Even lipstick can affect your wine tasting experience.  Allow the day to be filled with the aromas of wine!

  Explore varietals unfamiliar to you.  Often these can be a delightful surprise.

   Ask staff questions.  Gorge residents are proud to live here and serve local wines, and love to share wine knowledge with others.  Ask staff where to have dinner, or to stay.  Where to hike or where to play.

   Don't be afraid to use the dump buckets.  It is not a sign that you don't care for a wine, and no one will be offended by spitting out a wine or dumping what is left in your glass.  On the contrary, most wine staff appreciate that it may be necessary to not swallow every wine in order to maintain your wine tasting pleasure and maintain your palate.

   Try a mid-week excursion.  Often tasters who visit on a weekday find the tasting rooms more intimate and the experience more one-on-one.

   Have fun.  Don't take it too seriously.  After all, wine is about enjoyment on your personal level.  Drink what you like and enjoy with others.

 

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ORDERED : ALPHA BY LOCATION

LODGING

HISTORIC BALCH HOTEL

  40 South Heimrich, Dufur, OR 97021

  www.BalchHotel.com         info@BalchHotel.com

  541-467-2277

 

Where the Columbia Gorge Meets Oregon's High Desert. The Balch Hotel is an excellent spot for outdoor weddings, reunions, retreats, business meetings, bike trips, car clubs or a romantic getaway for two. Winter weddings and retreats are cozy and charming. Join us at a place that inspires personal reconnection and rejuvenation - the expanse and simplicity of the country with wide open meadows, big sky and majestic mountain generates clarity of mind and heart that settles the soul.

 

 

 

 

BEST WESTERN PLUS HOOD RIVER INN/RIVERSIDE

  1108 E Marina Way, Hood River, OR  97031

  hoodriverinn.com         reservations@hoodriverinn.com

  1-800-828-7873

 

The Hood River Inn offers Hood River’s only waterfront lodging and dining. Travelers find comfortable accommodations, gorgeous river views, friendly service, and a shoreline pool / fitness facility. Dining at Riverside and Cebu Lounge is highlighted with an extensive award-winning wine list. The Inn is the perfect base for wine tasting tours or any Gorge adventure!

 

 

 

CELILO INN

  3550 East Second Street, The Dalles, OR  97058

  celiloinn.com         info@celiloinn.com

  541-769-0001

 

Just off Exit 87, overlooking the Columbia River, Celilo Inn offers spectacular views of Wine Country in a tranquil yet urban setting. Recently renovated, the stylish Inn features a complimentary glass of wine at check in, pillow-top mattresses, flat screen TVs, outdoor pool, patio, and 24-hour lobby with coffee. Book the “Celilo Uncorked” package for deluxe accommodations and guided winery tasting tour.

 

 

 

 

COLUMBIA GORGE BED AND BREAKFAST ASSOCIATION

  P.O. Box 124, Hood River, OR 97031

  gorgelodging.com         info@gorgelodging.com

  541-386-6767

 

SEEK THE UNIQUE!  18 beautiful Bed & Breakfasts span the scenic wonders of the Columbia River Gorge. From rural to urban, cosmopolitan to rustic, there is a B&B waiting for you in Oregon or Washington. Let us help you STAY, PLAY and EXPLORE.

 

 

 

 

COLUMBIA CLIFF VILLAS HOTEL

  3880 Westcliff Drive Hood River, OR  97031

  columbiacliffvillas.com         reservations@columbiacliffvillas.com

  toll free: 1-866-912-8366  or  541-436-2660

 

Open year-round

 

Luxurious nightly or weekly accommodations. 1-3BR Villas suites & rooms offer breathtaking views, fireplaces, gourmet kitchens, spacious entertaining & meeting spaces with exquisite furnishings. Wine tour packages with transportation, secure wine storage areas, cooking classes, private wine dinners and parties. On the cliff, just off Exit 62 in Hood River. Easy to get to - Hard to leave - Impossible to forget!

 

 

 

 

COLUMBIA GORGE HOTEL & SPA

  4000 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, OR 97031

  columbiagorgehotel.com         reservations@columbiagorgehotel.com

  1-800-345-1921

 

Built in 1921, The Historic Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa is a magnificent villa perched on a scenic cliff where guests enjoy sweeping views of the majestic Columbia River as well as fine dining and accommodations and spa treatments that will leave you with a sense of well being!

 

 

 

COUSIN’S COUNTRY INN

  2114 W. 6th Street, The Dalles, OR  97058

  cousinscountryinn.com        info@cousinscountryinn.com

  541-298-5161

 

Open 24 hours

 

Cousin’s Country Inn is conveniently located in The Dalles and is easily accessible to the Columbia River Gorge wine activities. Our large rooms feature all the comforts of home and our home style restaurant completes the package!

 

 

 

THE DALLES INN

  112 W 2nd Street, The Dalles, OR  97058

  thedallesinn.com        stay@thedallesinn.com

  1-888-935-2378

 

Daily 24 hours

 

Stay in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge – The Dalles Inn is in the historic downtown district of The Dalles. Stroll the charming streets, dine at wonderful restaurants, visit the local wineries, and explore the Columbia River Gorge.  Guests will enjoy spacious rooms, complimentary continental breakfast, fitness center, Wi-Fi, and outdoor pool.

 

 

 

 

HOOD RIVER BNB

  918 Oak St, Hood River, 97031

  hoodriverbnb.com        jane@hoodriverbnb.com

  541.387.2997

 

Our 1909 home has plenty of room for you, your gear, your resting needs, etc. We are within walking distance of downtown Hood River, including wine tasting and microbrews as well as all that our community has to offer.

 

In addition to the large bedrooms, our home has a media room with WIFI, TV, DVD, VCR; a PC/Internet station with stored links for relevant wind, weather and mapping services; a river-facing deck with wonderful views. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Hood River Hostel

  220 Clearwater Lane, Hood River, OR 97031

  hoodriverhostel.com        newhoodriverhostel@gmail.com

  541-806-8525

 

We look forward to being your host to the gorge! Hood River Hostel offers botique hostel accommodations – shared and private rooms, continental breakfast, bilingual hosts, computers, fax, copies, free wi-fi, amazing mountain views and much more!

Our modern green building offers meeting rooms, indoor and outdoor event space – Ideal for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, reunions, fundraisers, retreats, and parties.  Reserve today!

 

 

 

 

HOOD RIVER HOTEL

  102 Oak Street, Hood River, OR  97031

  hoodriverhotel.com        hrhotel@gorge.net

  541-386-1900

 

Daily 24 Hours

 

Built in 1911 and lovingly restored, the Hood River Hotel delivers full services in a boutique environment. With 32 standard rooms and nine suites, the hotel has its own fine-dining restaurant, full catering capability, a 2,500 square foot banquet room, Wi-Fi throughout, a spa and fitness facility. Walking distance from all downtown attractions, the hotel is ground zero for the full Hood River experience.

 

 

 

HOOD RIVER VACATION RENTALS

  606 State Street #2, Hood River, OR  97031

  www.hrvacations.com        inquiries@hrvacations.com

  541-387-3113 or 1-877-260-2519

 

Choose from luxury lofts, comfy condos, downtown classics, contemporary dream homes and super-cool country retreats. Spectacular views, hot tubs, huge decks, fireplaces, WIFI, kid and pet friendly options available. Romantic escapes. Family gatherings. Group retreats. Sports central! We'll style you in!

 

 

 

 

INN OF THE WHITE SALMON

  172 W. Jewett, White Salmon, WA  98672
  innofthewhitesalmon.com        innkeeper@innofthewhitesalmon.com

  1-800-972-5226

 

Your Destination Boutique Hotel in the heart of The Columbia Gorge. Featuring modern and well appointed private rooms as well as a European style hostel room. Centrally located for winery touring, make the Inn of the White Salmon your home base for Adventure.

 

 

 

 

The Lyle Hotel

  100 Seventh Street Lyle, WA 98635
  thelylehotel.com        newhoodriverhostel@gmail.com

  509-365-5953

 

A historic railroad hotel built in 1905, The Lyle Hotel, was instrumental in the construction of the SP & S Railway and developing industrial commerce and tourism in the Columbia River Gorge. Hosting industrialists, managers, workers and tourists the hotel has always been a gathering place of community and visitors. Lyle, Washington with it’s is ferry boat landing and railway moving wool, wheat and other exports to Portland bustled with business and tourism from 1905 through the early 1970’s when dam building was completed. Lyle in 1941 even had its very own airport.

 

 

 

OAK STREET HOTEL & VACATION HOMES

  Multiple Locations in the Columbia River Gorge

  www.oakstreethotel.com

  toll free: 866-386-3845 or 541-386-3845

 

Open year-round

 

The Oak Street Hotel & Vacation Homes is a boutique hotel built in 1909, that is centrally located at the quiet edge of downtown Hood River in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Each of the nine rooms are unique with handcrafted furniture and private en-suite bathrooms. A complimentary, elegant farm to table breakfast is served each morning with a seasonal menu crafted with food gathered from our family farm.

We also maintain a diverse inventory of nightly, weekly and monthly vacation homes throughout the year. Many of our Hood River vacation rentals are located within walking distance of downtown Hood River and a short drive to water recreation on the Columbia River. Other vacation homes in White Salmon, Washington and in the Hood River Valley are close to hiking, mountain biking and snow activities.

 

 

 

 

VACATION RENTALS BY VACASA

  Multiple Locations in the Columbia River Gorge
  vacasa.com/usa/Columbia-Gorge/        info@vacasa.com

  360-915-5025

 

Offering more than 20 privately-owned, professionally-managed vacation home rentals throughout the Columbia Gorge wine region. While each home is completely unique and amenities will vary, many include gorgeous views, private hot tubs, complimentary WiFi, pet-friendly policies, and gourmet kitchens. You'll enjoy all the comforts of home during your wine-tasting adventures: sip a glass on your private patio in the evening, or prepare a fresh, home-cooked meal from ingredients purchased at the local farm stands. From cozy downtown Hood River cottages to luxury estates, Vacasa has the perfect retreat for every taste in the beautiful Columbia Gorge wine region.

 

 

 

 

ORDERED : ALPHA BY LOCATION

DINING

BALDWIN SALOON

  205 Court St, The Dalles, OR  97058

  baldwinsaloon.com        baldwinsaloon@embarqmail.com

  541-296-5666

 

Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm. Memorial Day-Labor Day, Mon-Sat 11am-10pm

 

The history and unique interior of the Baldwin Saloon are highly complemented by our quality homemade foods. We feature fresh meats & seafood, and fantastic sandwiches and burgers. Scrumptious soups, pastas, salads, breads, and desserts are all made on the premises. Dine indoors surrounded by history, or outdoors on the cedar deck.

 

 

 

 

BODA'S KITCHEN

  404 Oak St Hood River, OR 97031

  bodaskitchen.com        boda@bodaskitchen.com

  541-386-9876

 

11am-7pm Daily

 

Boda’s Kitchen is a gourmet delicatessen, market and catering company. We are passionate about using high quality, seasonal ingredients sourced locally when possible. The Pacific Northwest and particularly the Columbia Gorge is bountiful with ingredients. From wild-caught salmon to the ripest cherries and pears, there is little reason to look elsewhere for tasty food.

 

 

 

 

CELILO RESTAURANT AND BAR

  16 Oak Street, Hood River, OR  97031

  celilorestaurant.com        information@celilorestaurant.com

  541-386-5710

 

Open 7 days a week.  Lunch from 11:30-3:00; dinner starting at 5:00

 

Taste the Real Hood River! NY Times writes: “…Fresh and local drives the kitchen… count on the menu sticking to whatever is in season - that can cover a lot of territory…” Wine Spectator: “Chef Ben Stenn’s farm driven food does well with a fine collection of Washington and Oregon wines.”

 

 

 

 

CORNERSTONE CUISINE AT THE HOOD RIVER HOTEL

  102 Oak Street, Hood River, OR  97031

  hoodriverhotel.com        hrhotel@gorge.net

  541-386-1900

 

Breakfast & Lunch 7 days a week

 

The “Best Breakfast and Lunch” in town. A local favorite for years, Chef Mark uses pure fresh natural ingredients to create tantalizing seasonal menus…Amazing service…Friendly staff…Outdoor setting available. Downtown Hood River. Catering available.

 

 

 

 

EVERYBODY’S BREWING

  151 E. Jewett Blvd, White Salmon, WA  98672

  everybodysbrewing.com        christine@everybodysbrewing.com

  509-637-2774

 

Tues-Sun 11:30-close, Open Mondays Memorial Wknd - Labor Wknd

 

Our pub has a warm, cozy inviting feel to it. We focus on full flavor beers with approachable alcohol content. Our menu features quality ingredients and large portions at an affordable price. Our deck has a stunning view of Mt. Hood. You gotta check it out for yourself!

 

 

 

 

FULL SAIL TASTING ROOM & PUB

  506 Columbia St. Hood River, OR  97031

  fullsailbrewing.com

  541-386-2247

 

Open Daily 11:00am - Serving Lunch and Dinner

 

If there is one thing a brewer loves more than great beer - it is great food and great beer! Our northwest inspired menu complements our award winning brews and features seasonal, local ingredients that celebrate the art of brewing and cooking.  Swing by for a pint, grab a bite, tour the brewery or just soak up the views.  Free guided brewery tours offered daily at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

 

 

 

 

Henni’s Kitchen & Bar

  120 East Jewett Blvd. White Salmon, WA 98672

  henniskitchenandbar.com

  509-493-1555

 

Dinner 7 days a week, 5pm-close.  Happy hour Mon-Fri, 5pm-6pm.

 

Everyday food from around the world.  Famous and favorite dishes brought to the Columbia River Gorge. We make everything from scratch; burgers are ground with 100% chuck from Mountain Shadow farm and served on our fresh brioche buns with house-made pickles. Enjoy tacos, curries and pasta along with an exciting seasonal selection of small plates from around the world.

 

 

 

 

PFRIEM FAMILY BREWERS

  707 Portway Drive,  Suite 101, Hood River, OR, 97031

  pfriembeer.com        info@pfriembeer.com

  541.321.0490

 

Open 11:30am-9pm Sun-Thus, 11:30am-10pm Fri-Sat

 

pFriem artisanal beers are symphonies of flavor and balance, influenced by the great brewers of Belgium, but unmistakably true to our homegrown roots in the Pacific Northwest. Although they are served humbly, each glass is overflowing with pride and a relentless aspiration to brew the best beer in the world. We’ll let you decide.

 

 

 

 

 

RIVERSIDE AT THE HOOD RIVER INN

  1108 E Marina Way, Hood River, OR  97031

  riversidehoodriver.com

  541-386-4410

 

Restaurant: Winter 6 am – 9 pm, Summer 6 am – 10 pm

Lounge Menu available after 10 pm

 

Riverside’s spectacular setting on the Columbia River shoreline offers panoramic river views from inside or on Riverside’s outdoor deck. Enjoy menus with fresh, all-natural ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Riverside’s extensive wine list has earned it Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence the past four years, featuring many fine regional wines. Click here to see Riverside’s award-winning Wine List.

 

 

 

 

SIMON’S CLIFFHOUSE AT THE COLUMBIA GORGE HOTEL

  4000 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, OR  97031

  columbiagorgehotel.com        reservations@columbiagorgehotel.com

  1-800-345-1921

 

Open for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Happy Hour Daily

 

Enjoy our Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence” Award-winning wine list, featuring the best of local, regional, and international wines as you experience the finest and freshest of Northwest Cuisine prepared to please the eye and tease the palate.

 

 

 

 

SOLSTICE WOOD FIRE CAFÉ & MOBILE PIZZA

  501 Portway Ave, Hood River, OR 97031

  solsticewoodfirecafe.com        solsticechefaaron@gmail.com

541-436-0800

 

11:30am-9pm Mon - Thurs; 11:30am-10pm Fri - Sun

 

Solstice is a family-friendly venue where our passions co-exist under one roof. We serve inventive, seasonal and organic food in a beautiful space at a fair price. We believe in sourcing food from local farmers and purveyors we know and respect. We go beyond serving to focus on issues for the higher good; a flourishing local economy, farmer advocacy, hunger eradication, education & literacy, and environmental stewardship. We know how good, local food unites family, friends and community.

 

 

 

 

 

THREE RIVERS GRILL

  601 Oak Street, Hood River, OR  97031

  threeriversgrill.com           jimdey@gorge.net

  541-386-8883

 

Daily 11am-11pm

 

Voted “Outstanding” Wine List Fall 2007 Winepress North West. Fine dining in an upscale, relaxed atmosphere with spectacular views of the Columbia River. Specializing in Northwest cuisine with a French flair, we use local organic products whenever possible. Enjoy our fireside bar, dining rooms, deck, and patio.

 

 

 

 

White Buffalo Wine Bar & Bistro

  4040 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, OR  97031

  www.whitebuffalowine.com           mary@wbwine.com

  541-386-5534

 

Tuesday–Saturday 11 am - 9 pm

 

The White Buffalo is dedicated to great bottles of wine, tasty food, and friendly people. We are a combination wine shop, bar & bistro offering more than 200 wines from around the world. We specialize in Northwest Wines. Your home away from home, casual atmosphere and outside seating. Our menu is prepared with meats from our farm, neighbor's produce and the Valley's bounty.