A picturesque community situated at the crossroads of the Columbia River Gorge and Cascade Mountains, Hood River is brimming with outdoor adventures and to fuel those activities, many incredible restaurants. Inspired by the abundance of local ingredients, talented chefs throughout the town create delectable choices to suit every taste. Here we take a look at some of the sweet and savory treats that can be found in Hood River, Oregon.
Nestled inside in a charming gray house in downtown, Brian’s Pourhouse features cuisine inspired by the incredible bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Seeking out the best local ingredients, the culinary team creates a variety of delicious dinner options every night. Within a comfortable atmosphere, guests might savor recent highlights such as the pan-seared chicken breast with sausage gravy, grilled asparagus, and green garlic mashed potatoes and the shrimp and grits with gulf shrimp, Spanish piperade, tasso ham, and yellow stone ground grits. Vegetarians will enjoy the quinoa pilaf with crimini mushrooms, spinach, peas, port braised red onions, asparagus, and an egg. To complement the meal, creative cocktails, global and local wines, plus local microbrews are also available.
Brian’s Pourhouse, 606 Oak St., Hood River, OR, USA, +1 541 387 4344
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom is a fun place to gather with friends and family to sample hand-crafted brews and tasty eats. Offering guests a variety of mainstay brews, including the Hop Lava, a Northwest IPA, along with seasonal, one-time, and experimental offerings, the brewery also has a menu featuring an array of appetizers, salads, pizzas, and sandwiches. A highlight is the asparagus pizza, their speciality pie, which is topped with a flavorful combination of lemon-oil marinated asparagus, whole milk mozzarella, ricotta sopraffina, oven-roasted tomatoes, and crushed pink pepper.
pFriem Family Brewers
pFriem Family Brewers is a beautiful establishment serving Belgian-influenced artisan brews and cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients. Located across the street from the Waterfront Park, the brewery features an award winning tasting room and great outdoor space from which guests can take in stunning views of the great outdoors. Try one of several brews on tap, which may include the IPA with notes of pine and grapefruit, the Belgian Strong Blond with pear and clover flavors, and the barrel-aged Flanders Red, alongside complementary dishes. Meals to note are the vegan Moroccan stew with chickpeas, preserved lemon, quinoa, olives, and cauliflower and the mussels and frites made with pFriem Wit, fennel, and saffron cream.
pFriem Family Brewers, 707 Portway Ave., Hood River, OR, USA, +1 541 321 0490
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