Hood River Eat

1 Mar

Norah’s Table

Delicious, locally sourced cuisine, Norah’s is hard to put in a category. Dishes range from upscale American to Latin and Indian inspired. Regardless, everything is delicious. Seafood is often a standout. The rockfish tacos on house-made masa tortillas are delicious. Norah’s also caters and they’ll be doing the food at our after party.

110 Fifth St.
Hood River, OR 97031
541-387-4000
www.norastable.wordpress.com

Cornerstone Café

A great choice for breakfast or lunch, the Cornerstone Café is located in the Historic Hood River Hotel. Standouts include breakfast scrambles and frittatas with fresh ingredients and inventive salads for lunch. They recently added a Tapas Menu, which I’ve yet to try, but looks delicious.

102 Oak Street
Hood River, OR 97031
541-386-1900
www.hoodriverhotel.com

Doppio Coffee and Lounge

Another great spot for breakfast or lunch, especially if you want something quick. Doppio (meaning double in Italian) has great coffee and some surprisingly healthy lunch options. I like the house made hummus and the Oregon salad. The lounge has a nice modern aesthetic with indoor and outdoor seating.

310 Oak St.
Hood River, OR 97031
541-386-3000
www.doppiocoffeelounge.com (website was experiencing technical difficulties last I checked.)

Brian’s Pourhouse

This restaurant is a little more upscale, but still good value for the quality. Brian’s serves some of the best food I’ve had in the gorge. The sesame crusted ahi tuna is delicious. Entrees range from $10-$25. Cocktail’s are also very good and feature fresh squeezed juice and fruit purees. If it’s a nice evening I recommend snagging a spot on the outdoor patio.

606 Oak Street
Hood River, OR 97031
541-387-4344
www.brianspourhouse.com

Mike’s Ice Cream

I’ve been coming here since I was a kid and I still make it a point to stop at Mikes every time I’m in Hood River. The tiny ice cream shop is a true gathering place for locals, who on nice days, flock to the hodge podge of tables outside. The colorful shop is known for it’s huckleberry shakes, but I love the banana ice cream.

504 Oak St.
Hood River, OR 97031
541-386-6260

Double Mountain Brewery

Great pizza and local beer, what more could you ask for? Double Mountain’s pizza isn’t your typical brewery fare. Made in a wood-fired oven, the crust is slightly chewing with the right amount of crispness. Toppings are gourmet and include truffle cheese, fresh mozzarella, basil, and hand-made sausage. Beer is all unfiltered and long aged, meaning it’s strong and complex.

8 Fourth Street
Hood River, OR. 97031
541-387-0042
www.doublemountainbrewery.com

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