Where to Dine in the Columbia River Gorge

Who doesn’t love great views when they are out to dinner? We certainly do – and that’s why we love these fantastic restaurants on the Columbia River! Not only will you find menus focused on the abundance of farm-fresh and locally produced ingredients at these restaurants, but you’ll enjoy jaw-dropping scenery as the perfect accompaniment to your meal. 

There are plenty of restaurants on the Columbia River – from the mouth of the river near Ilwaco and the urban center of Vancouver all the way east to The Dalles. Though you can enjoy magnificent views of the Columbia River from various pullouts and hikes along the Gorge, why not enjoy them while enjoying some delicious local eats?

You don’t have to travel far from our delightful cabins in the woods to enjoy some of the meals, either. There are several restaurants on the Columbia River near us, including in the nearby towns of Stevenson and White Salmon. We say it often, but we really are a fantastic home base for all your adventures in the Columbia River Gorge, and even throughout the beautiful Gifford Pinchot National Forest and the southern portion of the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

Are you ready for a bit of fun this year? Book your room at our charming Columbia River Gorge cabins today! 

People enjoying outdoor dining at one of the restaurants on the Columbia River

Restaurants on the Columbia River

When the weather warms up in the Columbia River Gorge, we love to take every opportunity to dine outdoors or, at the very least, enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner overlooking the mighty Columbia. Up and down the Gorge, you’ll find some fantastic restaurants on the Columbia River. 

From casual bites to elegant, romantic restaurants on the Columbia River, we’ve put together a list that offers something for everyone. Next time you stay at our gorgeous cabins in the Gorge, consider dining at one of these fantastic restaurants. 

  1. If you’re looking for dramatic river views, then one of the best restaurants on the Columbia River – within easy reach of our cabins – is Clark & Lewies’ Traveler’s Rest Saloon & Grill. It’s a historic venue worth the visit, and the food is casual and good. During the summer, you can even see windsurfers from here. 
  2. With a fantastic menu and an easy walk down to the beach, we always recommend our guests stop at Big River Grill in Stevenson. Their outdoor patio is delightful on a warm, sunny day!
  3. Head to the Cascade Dining Room at the Skamania Lodge and enjoy distant river views with an elevated dinner perfect for romantic evenings. This is one of the finer restaurants on the Columba River. 
  4. With a name like Riverside, you can expect fantastic views of the water (and the Hood River Bridge!) from here. This Hood River gem is one of the best restaurants on the Columbia River and serves up a fantastic, authentic menu reflective of our agriculturally rich area.  
  5. Meanwhile, overlooking another fantastic bridge – our beloved Bridge of the Gods – is Bridgeside Restaurant in Cascade Locks. The views don’t get much better than from their outdoor patio. 
  6. Nearby, you’ll find Brigham Fish Market, a super casual place perfect for quick lunches and exquisite views of the Columbia River. 
  7. If you’re looking for iconic restaurants on the Columbia River, look no further than the restaurant at Multnomah Falls Lodge. Behind you is the stunning drop of Multnomah Falls, and in front of you are exquisite views of the Columbia River. It’s a fantastic place to end your exploration along HWY 30 in Oregon
  8. Finally, enjoy a meal at Simon’s Cliff House – a historic venue that showcases ingredients local to the Pacific Northwest. In addition to gorgeous Columbia River views, enjoy wandering through the beautiful gardens and grounds here. 

These restaurants on the Columbia River aren’t the only great places to eat near our cabins. Consider some of these additional restaurants in Stevenson, WA, just down the road from our cabins, or head across the Bridge of the Gods to Oregon and enjoy some of the top Hood River restaurants

After a fantastic dinner at one of the many restaurants on the Columbia River, relax and unwind at our firepit at our cabins in Washington

The Best Place to Unwind in the Columbia River Gorge

Exploring various places to eat is a fun part of traveling to a new area – and we know you won’t be disappointed by these restaurants on the Columbia River. In between meals, we hope you’ll take the time to enjoy all the other fantastic activities and attractions in the Columbia River Gorge.

Whether you’re here for adventures in the outdoors or relaxing retreats with your sweetheart, there’s no better place to call your home away from home than our cabins in Washington. Our private cabins in the woods are perfect for romantic retreats, adventurous couples’ getaways, indulgent babymoons, and epic solo adventures. Truly, whatever your heart desires!

On our nine secluded acres, you’ll find ten private, luxurious cabins. Each cabin is unique and named after a place or activity in the Columbia River Gorge, but all offer the same range of high-end amenities. You’ll find things like King or Queen beds, generous soaking tubs, custom dead-sea bath salts, Board games, fireplaces, seating areas, and just about anything else you may need during your getaway. We’ll even welcome you to our property with a fantastic basket of snacks for your enjoyment!

You can add various packages and other enhancements to your stay with us to make your Columbia River Gorge vacation that much more special. We offer things like a daily breakfast – either in our lodge or delivered to your cabin – signature massages in the privacy of your cabin, and plenty of added romantic touches when the mood strikes. 

As wonderful as these things are, what really sets our cabins apart from our competition is our attention to detail and friendly hospitality. We’ve curated every aspect of your stay and go above and beyond in everything we do – a fact evident in our exceptional reviews. We’d love to show you just how magnificent the Gorge can be – from helping you plan dinners at the best restaurants on the Columbia River to sending you on our favorite hikes! Don’t wait. Book your cabin getaway today!

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