- Picnic Lunches:
- Order a gourmet picnic lunch from My Chauffeur. $$ ($10-$20 pp)
- Order lunch at the Multnomah Falls Lodge Espresso Cart and Snack Bar offering a variety of hot/cold drinks and food (turkey wraps, vege wraps, hot dogs, chips, ice cream, fudge etc. to go. $$ (5-10 pp)
- Historic Restaurant lunch or dinner stop along the route at the historic:
- Multnomah Falls Lodge restaurant - Whether you are looking for a hearty pre-hike breakfast, a romantic fireside dinner, or a gathering of friends and family, the dining room at the 1925 Cascadian style stone and timber Multnomah Falls Lodge is ideal for any occasion.
- View Point Inn in Corbett. This Inn has celebrated Presidents, Hollywood Motion Picture Stars and European Royalty and is on the National Register of Historic Places. "The Viewpoint Inn might possibly be the most charming, romantic and distinctive place on earth!" The historic 1924 boutique hotel and fine dining restaurant boasts rustic upscale charm and is nestled high on a bluff overlooking the majestic Columbia River with breathtaking sunsets. A great way to compliment your tour. 40301 East Larch Mountain Road Corbett, OR 503-695-5811
- Tad's Chicken 'n Dumplings roadhouse from the 1920s era is on the historic highway between Troutdale and Corbett. This alternate route of the Old Highway includes historic Troutdale, Springdale and Corbett. 1325 East historic Columbia River Highway Troutdale, OR 503-666-5337
- Edgefield Manor in Troutdale. (Milepost 0 on the Old Highway. Includes the section of the historic Columbia River Highway from Edgefield through historic Troutdale and Corbett). Historic Edgefield, built in 1911 as the county poor farm, is a destination resort in the Pacific Northwest that blends Oregon's natural beauty with McMenamins' signature whimsy: original buildings carefully restored with cozy interiors, gardens grown using organic methods, great food and drink, live entertainment and more. Features 3 restaurants, the Black Rabbit or the more casual Power Station Pub & Loading Dock Grill (outdoor Summer fun).
- Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River. In 1920, Simon Benson had just helped complete what many of the era claimed to be the world's most beautiful road, the Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway. Benson's dream was to create an opulent hotel for travelers at the end of this road. He hired some of the same Italian stone masons that had built the highway to embellish his hotel. The hotel had barely opened before it had an international reputation. Presidents Roosevelt and Coolidge, Shirley Temple, actresses Myrna Loy, Jane Powell, and rumor has it, Rudolph Valentino are some of the notables to have graced the hotel. Their guests are invited to start the day with a leisurely breakfast, lunch or dinner in their dining room, Simon's Cliff House.
- In Hood River: (site re-directs)
- Full Sail Brewery
- Double Mountain Brewery (wood-fired pizza)
- Sixth Street Bistro or another Hood River restaurant
- The Cascade Dining Room at Timberline Lodge at Mt. Hood for an extra special event (9-10 hours).
- Picnic Lunches:
- RIDE THE RAILROAD:
- HIKE THE GORGE!*
- To the top of Multnomah Falls & Wahkeena Falls (difficult 5.4-mile loop)
- Eagle Creek hike/Punchbowl Falls (4 mile hike RT) - This moderate four-miler is a classic Gorge hike. The well-engineered trail explores a cool, damp canyon full of waterfalls.
- Horsetail Falls to Upper Falls (Pony Tail Falls), Oneonta Falls & Triple Falls (4.5 mile hike RT)
- Cape Horn Hike (7.7 mile Loop)
- Historic Columbia River Highway State Highway Trail - Hike sections of the road closed to vehicle traffic.
- TRAVEL THE WEST END of the Historic Highway - Includes the historic Edgefield Manor & Troutdale, Tad's Chicken 'n Dumplings, the Sandy Gorge, Stark Street Bridge, historic Springdale & Corbett.
- VISIT A MUSEUM:
- Maryhill Museum of Art (site re-direct) has many beautiful sculptures by Auguste Rodin, a large collection of American Indian work and more. Also nearby is a replica of Stonehenge that is a memorial to WWI veterans. Open March 15-Nov. 15.
- Find out what the early days were like at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center (site re-direct).
- The Goldendale Observatory (site re-direct) has one of the country's largest public telescopes. During the day you can see great views of the surrounding countryside and at night look at the stars. The observatory is open to anyone who wants to view the universe.
- Second Saturdays at WAAAM in Hood River (site re-direct; Watch our antique planes take off and land, and hitch a ride in one of our antique cars. Every monthly second Saturday is different ... so be sure to come often! Museum is open daily.)
- STAY: This all is enhanced by a stay at the:
- Columbia River Gorge Hotel - How's this for a room with a view? This historic hotel is perched above the Wah-Gwin-Gwin Falls, which already nests high above the Columbia River Gorge.
- Hood River Hotel
- Best Western Hood River Inn
- Columbia River Gorge Waterfall & Wine Tour
- Include a Hood River County Event
- Sternwheeler Cruise on the Columbia River
- Portland City Tour
- Mt. Hood Loop Tour (8½-9 hours)
- Mt. Hood Loop Brewery Tour—The Mt. Hood Beer Trail
- White Water Rafting on the Deschutes (9½ hours)
- Hood River Valley Fruit Loop (site re-direct) - VIDEO - Take this 35-mile scenic drive through the valley's orchards, fruit stands, forests, farmlands, and friendly communities. Sampledelicious fruits and take your favorites home, visit a winery, experience fields of fragrant lavender, meet adorable alpacas, savor delicious baked goods, and create memories by participating in family activities hosted at Fruit Loop locations throughout the year.
- Glass Blowing Package with Glassometry Studios in Hood River - “Blow Your Own Glass”
- Lost Lake Resort, Hood River Valley (site re-direct) - VIDEO - Canoeing, paddle boating, fishing, resting, camping, lodging
- Hood River Blossom Fest (April annual event) (site re-direct) - Nothing compares to spring in the Hood River Valley, where the abundance of fruit trees produce spectacular blossoms of pink, white, and peach. The Hood River Blossom Fest, now over 50 years old, celebrates the arrival of spring with events and attractions throughout the Gorge over these three special weeks in April.
- We also offer multi-day itineraries.