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 condominiums to spacious family homes. Keep reading to see how you can have a great Hood River Easter vacation in Central Oregon!
Brunch the Day Away
The Easter holiday is typically synonymous with religious traditions, but once the sermons are over, hungry people usually depart in search of brunch or lunch. Fortunately, Hood River offers a variety of restaurants, from casual mom-and-pop restaurants to elegant fine dining establishments. In downtown Hood River along Oak Street, try Bette’s Place for an old-fashioned breakfast of bacon, eggs and hash-style potatoes. For something more posh and eclectic, check out Broder Ost, where Scandinavia meets America on the menu. Located inside the historic Hood River Hotel (circa 1912), this restaurant serves dishes that are sometimes hard to pronounce without the proper knowledge, but no matter how you say their names, they are delicious. The Danish Pancakes, Lefse (Norwegian Potato Crepes) and Swedish Meatballs are excellent selections for an Easter brunch.
After your meal, stay on Oak Street and visit a couple of the excellent coffee shops here; Dog River Coffee Company and Doppio Coffee serve as two superb examples. Additionally, if you prefer wine, visit any one of the many wine shops/tasting rooms also located downtown. In fact, during the Easter holiday, many have special menus that feature plenty of champagne, cava, prosecco and other sparkling wines.
Family-Fun in Hood River
The entire state of Oregon has so much natural beauty, it would be impossible to see it all on one trip. In Hood River, the fun never stops if you are in search of outdoor adventure. Horsetail Falls is one example, a place with a scenic cascade that visitors can find through a small hike on an exhilarating nature trail, accessible to everyone. Moreover, if the family wishes to take an excursion on the river, there is a tremendous amount of tributaries around the Columbia. Choose from kayaking leisurely at your own pace or take an adrenaline-pumping whitewater raft down the Rogue River.
With activities like this, guests can spend their Easter holiday in style. Contact Hood River Vacation Rentals today to book your Easter getaway!