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Three Cheers to Ciders in the Columbia River Gorge

The Hood River Valley and the Columbia River Gorge are renowned for the quality and variety of apples and pears grown by local orchardists. Gorge cidermakers are crafting some of the best hard cider in the Pacific Northwest.

The Old Parkdale Inn is in the heart of the Hood River Valley and on the famous Fruit Loop, a 35 mile touring loop through orchards, farms, and welcoming communities. From the Inn head out and visit:

Golden Row Cider at Mt. View Orchards: Golden Row cider is made from nothing but apples from Mt. View’s row of 100-year-old apple trees.

Kiyokawa Family Orchards In 2013 new varieties apples were planted including hard cider specific varieties.

Draper Girls Country Farm: Owner Theresa Draper’s vision of producing small-batch, hand-crafted ciders from the fruits grown and harvested on her farm began in 2011.

Gorge White House: In the heart of the ‘Fruit Valley’, compelled to create Hard Ciders with the fruit grown on the farm. A beautiful range of 8 flavors from Dry Apple to flavor bursting Mixed Berry.

Fox Tail Cider: Ciders made with 100% NW Apples and Pears.

Fox-Tail Cider and Distillary

Venture out a little further and visit cideries in Hood River

Working Hands Fermentation. Of course many of our fine Columbia Gorge Breweries create some great ciders and kombuchas, too. Hood River Hard Pressed Cider Fest is back at the Hood River Event Site.

The 9th Annual Hard-Pressed Cider Fest held this year at the Hood River Fair Grounds in Odell, less than 10 miles, 15 minutes, from the Old Parkdale Inn.

Hood River Event Site
April 27, 2024

The Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest gives seasoned and novice cider drinkers alike the chance to sample cider from Hood River County’s very own cider makers, as well as a variety of additional Northwest ciders. Nearly 40 cideries will be participating, with 80 ciders on tap. Grab a tasting glass, drink tokens, and find your new favorite!

The daylong event also features a lineup of local craft and food vendors, and a kids’ area with giant yard games. Hood River Cider Fest guarantees a great springtime event for the whole family. Spring showers aren’t a problem, as the cider tasting area takes place under a tent on the Hood River Event Site. Soak in the waterfront view while sipping a local cider!

This event will sell out so purchase your tickets here very soon.

Designate a driver before heading out to explore the ciders, beers, wines, and spirits of the Hood River Valley.

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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