Boda's Kitchen

404 Oak St.
Hood River, OR
Phone: (541) 386-9876
Open for lunch, dinner and take-out, this gourmet delicatessen and café offers made-to-order sandwiches, rotisseries chicken and more, including a plethora of picnic-friendly foods.

Celilo Restaurant and Bar

16 Oak St.
Hood River, OR
Phone: (541) 386-5710
Tasty nibbles, local craft brews, artisan cocktails and elegant, European-inspired entrees come together in Hood RIver's most revered restaurant. The emphasis on local ingredients extends to a wine list showcasing Columbia Gorge selections, complemented by those from the Willamette and Walla Walla valleys, with a few California and Old World offerings mixed in. (Pictured above: Chef Ben Stenn's semolina crusted trout filet and blue corn chitarra pasta.)

Full Sail Brew Pub

506 Columbia St.
Hood River, OR
Phone: (541) 386-2247
Full Sail's culinary team taps into the local bounty to provide tasty renditions of pub classics, such as wings, sandwiches and burgers, along with lighter, Asian-influenced options, in a bustling setting overlooking the river. The full slate of Full Sail ales and brewery tours are also available.

Hiway House

2434 E. 2nd St.
The Dalles, OR
Phone: (541) 296-4994
This old-school roadhouse offers a casual, convivial setting to dig into steak, seafood and pasta entrees, with a few modern twists.

Riverside

1108 E. Marina Way
Hood River, OR
Phone: (541) 386-4410
Views of the river from the dining room and expansive deck, along with a wide selection of quality food, draws locals to this lively spot, set in the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn. The Italian-inspired menu offers pasta and entrees such as chicken saltimbocca, braised short ribs and cioppino. Breakfast and lunch bring a slate of fun, satisfying offerings (think cornmeal waffles and carnitas tacos), and the attached CEBU Lounge offers more enticing reasons to linger.

Solstice Wood Fire Café, Bar & Catering

501 Portway Ave.
Hood River, OR
Phone: (541) 436-0800
Now on the waterfront, this locally loved restaurant serves wood-fired pizzas, fresh pasta dishes and other items, accompanied by artisan cocktails, microbrews and a small selection of Northwest and Italian wines.

White Salmon Baking Company

80 NE Estes Ave.
White Salmon, WA
Phone: (509) 281-3140
Just off the main drag in White Salmon, this independent bakery offers scratch-made breads baked in a custom-built wood-fired oven, along with pastries, scones, breakfast sandwiches and more for breakfast, as well as sandwiches and other goodies for lunch. The wine list includes Oregon wines and international selections, and sunny weather brings patio seating. The cafe also hosts pizza nights on Monday.