Where to Eat in the Columbia River Gorge in 2023!

Adventures abound here in the Columbia River Gorge, and it’s time to start planning your epic vacations and romantic getaways to our luxury cabins in Washington – easily the best place to stay in the Columbia River Gorge. While you’re busy burning calories hiking, chasing waterfalls this year, and admiring the gorgeous scenery in this area, you’ll need someplace to refuel. Luckily, between the fantastic restaurants in Stevenson, WA and the delicious Hood River restaurants, there are plenty of great places to eat in the Columbia River Gorge. 

Whether you’re looking for someplace quick and casual to grab a bite to eat or an upscale, fine-dining restaurant to celebrate something special with our loved one, there’s plenty to choose from between the restaurants in Stevenson, WA, and the top Hood River restaurants. In fact, there are way more delicious establishments than you’ll probably have time to visit in just one trip. All the more reason to return multiple times this year to our #1-rated cabins in Washington!

As you get ready to explore all the delights of the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge, make sure to give yourself plenty of time to relax, too. Of course, there’s nowhere better to do than at our luxury cabins in Washington. With luxe accommodations, a broad array of high-end amenities, gorgeous grounds to explore, and unmatched hospitality, this is the place for unbeatable getaways. Reserve your space at our #1-rated Washington cabins today!

Couple dining at some of the best restaurants in Stevenson, WA or the best Hood River Restaurants

Best Restaurants in Stevenson, WA

Backwoods Brewing Company is a fantastic brewery and restaurant just across the street from our luxury cabins in Washington. It’s certainly the closest place to grab a bite to eat after a full day of adventure in the Gorge. Nearby us, though, are the many great restaurants in Stevenson, WA. 

Like most places in the Columbia River Gorge, the restaurants in Stevenson, WA do a great job of sourcing local produce, including things like forest-fresh mushrooms, fresh seasonal berries, and locally-caught fish. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the seven best restaurants in Stevenson, WA worth visiting during your trips to the Gorge this year. 

  1. The Big River Grill is our favorite among the dog-friendly restaurants in Stevenson, WA. They feature a great selection of local beer and wine to go with their yummy menu items, too. 
  2. One of the best restaurants in Stevenson, WA for outdoor dining during the summer is Clark & Lewies. It’s a casual eatery that offers gorgeous views of the river, including the kitesurfers that come to town each summer. 
  3. Find delicious pizza and fantastic local beers at Walking Man Brewing.
  4. For a wonderful locally-sourced meal, head to Red Bluff Tap House. This gastropub is one of the best restaurants in Stevenson, WA.
  5. If you’re looking for a truly memorable meal, don’t miss La Casa de Sabor. The fresh southern-California flavors coming from the kitchen make this one of the top-rated restaurants in Stevenson, WA.
  6. For a great elevated dining experience, head to Skamania Lodge.  Their main restaurant, the Cascade Dining Room, offers beautiful mountain views and elevated PNW cuisine, while in their more casual River Rock Lounge, you’ll find things like fresh oyster shooters.
A couple enjoying a glass of wine while eating out at one of the best Hood River restaurants

Best Hood River Restaurants in 2023

If you’re ending your day in or near Hood River or just feel like venturing over to the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, you’re in for a treat at the top Hood River Restaurants. Like its neighbor to the west, Portland, Hood River Restaurants have earned a solid reputation among food lovers. 

Like at the many great restaurants in Stevenson, WA, these Hood River Restaurants serve up a broad range of culinary treats, from the casual to the gourmet. At the heart of all the great meals, though, are locally-sourced ingredients and farm-to-table cuisine that is hard to beat. Below, we’ve compiled a list of ten of the best Hood River restaurants to try during your upcoming getaways to our cabins in Washington. 

  1. After an exhilarating hike, grab a slice of pizza at Solstice Wood Fire Cafe and Bar.
  2. How about a fun food truck experience a la Portland? We can’t recommend the Texas-style Barbecue at Grasslands Barbecue enough, especially when combined with a beer from nearby Ferment Brewing
  3. For a Pacific Northwest spin on a gourmet delicatessen, don’t miss Boda’s Kitchen, which offers a range of made-to-order sandwiches, salads, soups, and more.
  4. Broder Ost has a fantastic Scandinavian-style menu that is delicious and unique our local dining scene. 
  5. One of the best Hood River restaurants for elegant and romantic evenings is Celilo Restaurant and Bar.
  6. For a truly farm-to-table experience, don’t miss the chance to dine at Hiyu Wine Farm
  7. Stonehedge Gardens Wine Country Bistro is one of our favorite romantic Hood River Restaurants.

These are just a few of the great places to eat in the Columbia River Gorge, but it’s a great place to start. Start planning your vacations to this stunning part of the Pacific Northwest by booking your luxury cabin in Washington today! 

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