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Top Restaurants in Hood River for Carryout

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If you find yourself in need of a delicious, hot and fresh restaurant meal while visiting Hood River, takeout meals are a great option. Here are some local restaurants in Hood River, ready to satisfy your cravings any time of day! Coffee and Tea Coffee lovers in general flock to Oregon, and while the biggest crowds are in Portland, you’ll find plenty of top-notch coffee shops here in Hood River. You could probably try a different stop every morning and not repeat any! If you’re looking for responsibly sourced beans

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Spring Activities to Enjoy in Hood River

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If you’re on the hunt to find the perfect spring getaway with amazing outdoor activities, Hood River, Oregon might be just the place for you! Known for its winter ski slopes and summer windsurfing, it’s beautiful spring season often gets overlooked. So why should you visit Hood River in springtime? One big factor is the lack of crowds. Since the winter ski and snowboard season is wrapping up and the summer windsurfing and kiteboarding crowds aren’t in full swing yet, activities to enjoy in Hood River is a beautiful time

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Easter 2020 in Hood River

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Located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, Hood River, Oregon is a scenic city on the banks of the mighty Columbia River. With views from the river of the forested lands beyond, this hidden gem proudly displays the beauty of Oregon’s rugged wilderness. This small riverside town remains impressive no matter what time of year travelers arrive, including visiting Hood River for the Easter holiday. Moreover, when you reserve your rental with Hood River Vacation Rentals, we can provide the right accommodations every time, from comfortably furnished one-bedroom

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Romantic Hood River Valentine’s Day Activities for 2020

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This February, surprise your loved one with a trip to Hood River when it’s at its most beautiful. The air is alive with romance, and you’ll make some memories here that you’ll never forget! Here are a few ideas for romantic activities to do this Hood River Valentine’s Day: Valentine’s Day Morning Surprise your loved one with an early morning trip to River Daze Café, one of our favorite locations in town for a good breakfast and even better coffee. Afterward, the world is your oyster! Skiing is a great

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3 Easy Oregon Recipes to Cook in Your Hood River Vacation Rental

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When you’re on vacation, the last thing you want is extra work. That’s why we’ve gathered some nice and simple Oregon recipes here that you can use in the kitchen of your Hood River vacation rental! Bacon & Brussel Sprout Skewers Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Ingredients: • 1 lb bacon (thick cut) • 1 lb brussel sprouts • Salt • Pepper Steps to Prepare: 1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. 2. Pierce one end of a bacon strip with a skewer, then alternate between piercing Brussel

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Amenities You’ll Love in Our Hood River Vacation Rentals

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One of the most important aspects of vacation planning is making sure you’ll have what you need, when you need it, in a convenient way. Providing you this comfort is something we excel in. You’ll be delighted when you hear just how extensive our amenities are. We can’t wait for you to come and enjoy our Hood River vacation rentals! The Basics Whether you need Wi-Fi during the day to check your email, or cable for a quiet evening in after a day packed with action, or a washer and

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Our Favorite New Flavors in Hood River

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One of the most memorable parts of your trip to Hood River is going to be the food you eat while you’re here. It’s just that good. But how will you know where to eat and what to try? Allow us to help with some Hood River food recommendations! These are our three favorite entrees we’ve found in the last few months here in Hood River: Salmon Simply named, the Salmon dish at Celilo Restaurant is the best salmon around. There’s nothing better than pan-seared Colombia River King Salmon laid

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Our Favorite Hood River Activities in the Fall

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Hood River, Oregon in the fall season is a sight to behold. If you love the changing of the seasons when the world begins to glow yellow, orange, and red, you’re in for a treat when you come to visit us this year. Not only is the landscape beautiful, but there are endless Hood River activities to do too. Take a look at a list of our favorites. Hang Out at Hood River Waterfront Park Go for a midday swim, let the kids run around on the playground, and chill

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Your Hood River Labor Day Weekend Vacation

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Labor Day is the perfect excuse to plan a weekend getaway to a beautiful place, and three days is a great amount of time to experience the best that Hood River has to offer. You’re going to want to make the most of this Hood River Labor Day weekend trip, so take a look at our handy guide for enjoying Hood River in three days’ time! Saturday The first day is great for sporty activities, while your energy levels are highest! Try out stand-up paddleboarding on the river. Grab a

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Hood River Ice Cream to Beat the Summer Heat

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Head to the Water for the Morning Take a sailing lesson at Hood River WaterPlay if you’d like to try a new sport! Don’t let a lack of experience stop you this summer; there are experienced instructors here to walk you through your first time and get you sailing on the Columbia River like a pro. Rent a kayak at Gorge Paddling Center if you’d like a more quaint and intimate experience for two, or if you’d like a professional helping hand, save this one for a sunset tour when

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