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March Oregon Celebrations: Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, and Earth Hour in Hood River

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As we enter the new year thinking that since the holidays are over, we can finally breathe, we soon learn how wrong we are. March comes rolling in like a lion on the hunt, “forcing” us to celebrate three new holidays! Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, and the impactful Earth Hour are fun, exciting, and in the last instance, a worthy cause, but aren’t you ready for a break? If you’re planning on being in Hood River during any or all of these wonderful holidays, there’s no need to hit

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Best Coffee Shops in Hood River

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Jitter juice, rocket fuel, java, or a plain old cup of joe—whatever you call your caffeinated drink of choice, you know that a good cup of coffee will always be your friend! Unfortunately, when traveling, you may not always know where to find that perfect cup of your dreams, and we all know that unlike pizza, there IS such a thing as bad coffee! Fortunately, your upcoming trip to Hood River is going to be a smooth one, because you booked with us, and we’ve compiled this guide to the

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Reasons to Enjoy a Hood River Valentine’s Day in 2019

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It seems as if almost before you have put away the last wreath, opened the last present, or drank the last bottle of champagne, Valentine’s Day arrives with the pressure of finding the perfect gift for that special person who deserves so much! Love isn’t always an easy road, and we want to do what we can to show the ones we love how grateful we are that they have stuck by us, and although candy and flowers are a sweet gesture, maybe this year is the time to go

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Best Places to Eat in Hood River for Some Winter Comfort Food

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There are so many reasons to love winter in Hood River. The smell of fireplaces smoking merrily, the sight of your breath on the coldest of mornings, and the sounds of your colorful new boots breaking through the snow are just a few reasons a true chionophile (a lover of cold weather and snow) sparkles once the winter solstice occurs. The senses come alive when stepping out into our winter wonderland, and our hunger for food that is hearty and warm comes to the forefront. Big breakfasts, chilis and stews,

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Reasons to Visit Hood River in the Winter

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There are many important decisions that need to be made in your life on a daily basis.What schools your children should attend? Should you apply for that new job? When is it time to buy a new house?Isn’t it nice when you have decisions that aren’t important at all that need to be made? Pick which shoes go with that dress, whether to get chocolate or red velvet cupcakes from the bakery, or our personal favorite, a destination for your winter vacation. We’ve made the last decision an easy one

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Top Reasons To Spend 2019 New Year’s In Hood River

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Quick! What is your favorite holiday? If you found yourself yelling out New Year’s Eve, you will fit right in with our group of hard workers at HR vacations and you should probably consider traveling to Hood River to celebrate your favorite holiday in style! And while we’re not a big city with crowds of people and a giant crystal ball falling during the final 10 seconds of 2018, we are a town that offers big city entertainment for those who want a night out on the town and small

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Discover Your Favorite Hood River Park

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If you are traveling to Hood River,Oregon, it probably has something to do with the endless outdoor opportunities that this area provides. Whether you are chasing waterfalls, getting out on the lake, or hiking about, there is something for everyone in this beautiful place.You can get a great sense of what the area has to offer by visiting one of Hood River’s amazing parks. Find your favorite Hood River park by visiting the following beautiful parks in the area. Hood River Waterfront Park This park is as beautiful as you

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Kid-Friendly Hood River Brunch Spots

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Is it time to reconnect with your family? Perhaps you should head northwest to Oregon. With plenty of fresh air and nature to explore, Hood River is a great place to take the family. The small town is the county seat of Hood River County and known best for being the windsailing capital of the world. While visiting, be sure to stop by these family friendly Hood River brunch restaurants. Bette’s Place Bette’s Place was started in 1975 and for over 40 years has provided a family friendly place which

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The Best Winter Events in Hood River

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Make your way to Hood River, Oregon this winter for the perfect winter getaway. Hood River is known for its natural beauty and exciting attractions found around the city. The winter season is no different, with a variety of incredible events you do not want to miss. Here are the best winter events in Hood River: Holiday Open House We always seem to run out of time for our holiday shopping every year, so make sure you get started early. There is no better time for fun holiday shopping than

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Best Hood River Restaurants for a Burger

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There’s so much to look forward to when planning a vacation in Hood River: the breathtaking scenery, the friendly people, and the thick and juicy burgers you can get at local restaurants! Ok, maybe we are known more for our Dungeness crab than we are for our hamburgers and cheeseburgers, but we think that should change. The Hood River restaurants below serve up burgers so tasty you will dream about them long after you have returned home. Just don’t make us choose our favorite—they are ALL delicious and worth trying

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