As we close in on another warm summer of sun-drenched adventures on the Columbia River Gorge, we thought it’d be a good time to offer a roundup of our favorite Hood River breweries. Few things pair better with an exhausting but scenic hike than a cold pint of beer, after all!
Great beer is a staple part of Oregon culture, but it isn’t the only craft beverage made in the Columbia River Gorge that’s worth your while. There are several fantastic Columbia Gorge wineries to consider, too – and an afternoon of wine tasting is a lovely contrast to grueling (but fabulous!) hikes.
Though our neighbor to the west, Portland, has a healthy and thriving craft brew culture, you can expect to find a deliciously interesting group of breweries right here in the Hood River area. Hood River breweries pay special attention to their craft and serve up a delightful assortment of locally-inspired flavors and innovations.
Whatever brings you to the Columbia River Gorge this summer, know there’s only one place worth considering as your home away from home. Our luxurious cabins in Washington are located on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, just a short drive away from the best Hood River breweries, Columbia Gorge wineries, and many of the top things to do in the Gorge.
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Whether a devoted craft brew aficionado or a casual beer lover, there’s plenty to love about Hood River Breweries. In the Columbia River Gorge, we’re surrounded by farms, producers, and local artisans. With such a rich agricultural base, local restauranteurs, brewmasters, and winemakers have plenty to work with, and the result is a local flavor that is beyond compare.
As you visit these Hood River breweries, you’ll be able to taste the difference these locally-inspired flavors make in every pint. Everything here is fresh, unique, and absolutely delicious! To get you started on your beer-laden adventure through the Columbia River Gorge, we’ve listed five of our favorite Hood River Breweries, which represent some of the best breweries in Oregon!
As great as these Hood River breweries are, they aren’t the only great watering holes in the Columbia River Gorge! If you’re looking for even more great breweries in the Columbia River Gorge, consider visiting Everybody’s Brewing in White Salmon, WA. It’s on the way to our luxury cabins in Washington from Hood River, making it a great place to stop on your way back to us! Right across the street from us is another excellent brewery, Backwoods Brewing Company. Talk about a convenient – and delicious! – place to grab a pint on a warm summer evening!
Though we love a cold brew on a hot summer afternoon, we recognize that not everyone is a fan and will want to visit these Hood River breweries. Luckily for us, the Columbia River Gorge is home to plenty of craft beverages, including great spirits and some of the best Oregon & Washington wines. Skip the breweries and instead spend an afternoon wine tasting at the top Columbia Gorge wineries!
The Columbia Gorge American Viticultural Area (AVA) encompasses both sides of the Columbia River. The unique geography is this area and its positioning in the rain shadow of Mount Hood and Mount Adams results in a drier climate than other areas in the Pacific Northwest. That makes it a fantastic region to grow several different grape varietals – and there are quite a few Columbia Gorge wineries doing just that!
There are at least 40 Columbia Gorge wineries within 40 miles of each other, which means you can have one fantastic afternoon – or better yet, several – enjoying some delicious wine! Get ready for a delicious tasting adventure with these eight amazing Columbia Gorge wineries.
As fantastic as these Columbia Gorge wineries are, we can’t forget to talk about the delicious bottle of Friendship wine that’s waiting for you in your cabin! It’s a private-label Pinot Gris made in partnership with our friends at Bear Creek Vineyards – another of the best Columbia Gorge wineries! This all-natural, crisp, fruit-forward wine is best enjoyed with friends or loved ones on the porch of our luxury cabins in Washington!
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