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Best Things to do in Hood River Oregon

Nestled among orchards and hills on the Columbia River Gorge, Hood River is a small town on a big river and is the western gateway to the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway. This route rises from the Columbia Gorge through orchards and pastures and into the Mt Hood National Forest, combining some of the best bird watching in the region with the legendary Oregon scenery.

Take the Fruit Loop up to the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, stopping along the way to pick up baked goods, preserves, gifts, fresh produce, wine, cider and more at the 28 on-the-farm fruit stands, wineries, breweries, cideries, and fields of flowers

Hood River, Oregon, offers a variety of activities for visitors:

1. **Windsurfing and kiteboarding:** Hood River is famous for its windy conditions, making it a top destination for water sports enthusiasts.

2. **Hiking and biking:** Take advantage of the numerous trails in the area, including those in Mount Hood National Forest and along the Columbia River Gorge.

4. **Scenic drives:** Drive along the Historic Columbia River Highway for breathtaking views of waterfalls, cliffs, and the river. Three Oregon Scenic Byways Lead To The Old Parkdale Inn

5. **Wine tasting:** Hood River Valley is home to many wineries and vineyards, offering tastings of award-winning wines.

6. **Fishing and boating:** Enjoy fishing for salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River or rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard for a leisurely paddle.

7. **Exploring downtown:** Wander through the charming downtown area, filled with shops, galleries, breweries, and restaurants.

8. **Fruit picking:** Depending on the season, you can pick your own berries, cherries, apples, or pears at local orchards.

9. **Scenic flights:** Take a scenic flight over the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood for a unique perspective of the area’s natural beauty.

10. **Visit breweries and distilleries:** Hood River has a vibrant craft beer and spirits scene, with several breweries and distilleries offering tastings and tours.

Mt Hood – Parkdale, Oregon welcomes you to the northern flank of Mt. Hood in the Hood River Valley, just 15 miles south of Hood River. We up here in the Upper Valley call our little hamlet Parkdale.

Two story beige house with brown roof and trim. Old Parkdale Inn Bed and BreakfastOld Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast – Recognized as an Oregon Bike Friendly Business and now with two EV charging stations. Mid way between Hood River, the Columbia River Gorge and Mt Hood, the Old Parkdale Inn with three well appointed guests rooms, is the ideal home base for outdoor adventures or a quiet retreat
Phone: 541-352-5551 View Old Parkdale Inn Availability

With phenomenal views of rolling hills, the surrounding orchards and towering Mt Hood at its doorstep, the agriculture community of Parkdale, Oregon is one of the most photogenic spots in the Columbia River Gorge.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.


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