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Hood River, OR

About Hood River, OR

Nestled in the Columbia River Gorge is the windsurfing capital of the world, Hood River. This quaint little town is a popular weekend getaway destination for those looking to unplug from the hustle and bustle of life and reconnect with nature. There is something for every kind of outdoor lover in Hood River. You can try your hand at windsurfing, go across lakes with a kayak, take to the trails for mountain biking, practice tricks at the Hood River Skate Park, hit the slopes in winter at Mt. Hood, and so much more. In the historic downtown, you will find charming restaurants, specialty shops, and art galleries. Make it a morning event by starting with the Hood River Farmers Market, where you can pick up fresh produce and locally-crafted souvenirs while enjoying live music. No matter where you go in Hood River, your whole family is going to love it!

Beautiful hood river city from Tumbleweed Travel
Columbia River Gorge Hood River Oregon. Sun shines on Small waterfall and forest stream 2 from Tumbleweed Travel
Landscape of Mount Hood in Oregon USA green pine trees in front of the huge snowy mountain with one person kiteboarding on the Columbia river in the foreground. from Tumbleweed Travel
Lavender Valley in Hood River with Mt Hood in the Background 2 from Tumbleweed Travel


  • Be WOWed by WAAAM
  • The Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum
  • Pick seasonal fruit at the Hood River County Fruit Loop
  • Attempt to canoe with the kids on Lost Lake
  • Take a panoramic picture from Vista House


Type: Town

Season: Year Round

Climate: Forest

Airport(s): HOR

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