Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest | Hood River (The River) |
The community of Hood River, (ZIP Code: 97031), Population (2002 est.): 6,075, Elevation: 160' Incorporated: 1901, is located in Hood River County
west of The Dalles
, between Mosier
and Cascade Locks
along Interstate 84
Also situated near the Seneco Fouts Memorial State Park and within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
On October 29, 1792, WR Broughton and his men of the Vancouver Expedition discovered and named Mt. Hood, in honor of Lord Hood of British Admiralty. The Lewis and Clark Expedition paved the way and named the glacial stream now known as the Hood River. Followed by Lewis and Clark were trappers, fur traders, and pioneer settlers.
This community offers a spectacular view of both Mount Hood and the Columbia River and is a haven for ever-increasing numbers of wind-surfers. Nearby recreational activities include fishing, camping, skiing, and hiking. Hood River County is now the leading production of Anjou Pears in the world and one of Oregon's major apple growing regions. Fruits and timber products are still the major sources of revenue for this town.
Oh yes, A river runs through it, called, not surprisingly, Hood River.
Highways, Byways, and Scenic Drives Columbia River Gorge Nat'l Scenic Area |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Kiss Orchards |
History Hood River County Historical Museum |
Hood River Fruit Loop Alpaca of Double Dutch Farms | Country Girl Fruit Farm |
Oregon Counties Hood River County |
County Parks Departments Hood River County Parks |
Vacation Rentals Hood River Hideaways | Rowena Waterfront Vacation Home |
Wildlife Viewing Adventure Out | Routson Park | Tucker Park |
PO Box 27, Oregon 97031
541-386-148 Fax 541-387-528
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12/02 Coming to The area
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.
Gorge Blues and Brews Festival Stevenson WA June21-22 Fine collection of local craft brews and local wines, a multitude of phenomenal foods, and great blues music, while benefiting local charities in the Columbia Gorge.
Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival Stevenson WA June25-28 Amazing talent, workshops, instrument contests and raffle, fine craft and food vendors, a merry beer garden, and nightly dances.
The Oregon Jamboree Sweet Home OR August2-4 Located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, the the Oregon Jamboree has 2 stages, 22 shows, 1 sweet weekend.