There seems to be an unspoken debate about whether the community of Hood River is more enthusiastic about food or beer. This town is certainly about as dedicated to quality on both fronts as you will find anywhere. Perhaps it does not matter which takes the lead, as there are places like the Celilo Restaurant and Bar that excel in providing both.
A Wonderful Experience Every Time at Celilo Restaurant
The quality here stems from amazing chefs and the networks with markets and food providers that they have established across decades of providing amazing food to Hood River locals and visitors. This is a great foundation on which to build recipes that will amaze everyone who walks through these doors. Many European cuisines come together here with American cuisine to create something unique. You can taste it in numerous pasta dishes like the Pasta Strapatta made with homemade, beet infused pasta along with fresh spinach, carrot, leeks, green beans, garlic, and chili flakes—an instant classic.
You can get amazing seafood dishes, from trout caught in the lakes of Idaho to salmon caught right down the Columbia River, brought to life with fresh and unique spices. For something incredibly decadent, turn to the locally sourced and masterfully prepared New York Strip Steak or the all-natural BBQ Pork Ribs.
These are some of the local favorite entrees, but there is much more where that came from across this extensive menu. Start things off with a bang with incredible appetizers like the Skillet Roasted Mussels, a fresh charcuterie board, or the unique Kale and Baba Ganoush salad. You can also find many small plates that are reminiscent of the Spanish tapas. Some of the favorite small plates here are the made from scratch Hummus with Lavash Crackers, Willapa Bay Oysters, Garlic and Pepper Prawns, and so much more. There is sure to be something for everyone on this amazing menu.
Visiting Celilo Restaurant
The only thing that you will love as much as the amazing food and drink at Celilo Restaurant and Bar is the environment in which it is served. Open spaces and beautiful wooden finish throughout the restaurant make for a cozy and beautiful place to enjoy some of the best food and drink in Hood River. You can find this amazing overall experience at 16 Oak Street, where you can enjoy dinner from 5 pm to close every day, and lunch from 11:30 am to 3 pm on Friday through Sunday.