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Description
In addition to being one of Oregon's major apple-growing regions, the Hood River Valley is among the world's leading producers of winter pears. The 35-mile Hood River Fruit Loop, through the valley via SR 35 south to Parkdale, then north on SR 281 to Hood River, winds through the heart of fruit and wine countries.
The scenic Mt. Hood National Scenic Byway, which circles the eastern shoulder of Mt. Hood, can be picked up on SR 35, just off I-84 exit 64. Panorama Point, 3.5 miles south on Eastside Road, gives a sweeping view of the Hood River Valley. I-84 also provides scenic vistas from Boardman to Troutdale.
Prevailing strong winds through the Columbia River Gorge make this a popular area for kayaking, kiteboarding, paddleboarding, windsurfing and other water activities. The Hood River Event Site, off I-84 exit 63 at the foot of Second Street, features a beach and is the venue for local and international water sports events. For more information on windsurfing, contact the Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association, 202 Oak St., Suite 150, P.O. Box 182, Hood River, OR 97031; phone (541) 386-9225.
Visitor Info
Hood River County Chamber of Commerce 720 E. Port Marina Dr. HOOD RIVER, OR 97031. Phone:(541)386-2000 or (800)366-3530
Shopping
The historic downtown area includes boutique and specialty shops. The Hood River Saturday Market, showcasing local artists and growers, operates downtown in the parking lot at Fourth and Oak streets on Saturdays 10-2 from early May through September.
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Best Western Plus Hood River Inn
1108 E Marina Way. Hood River, OR 97031
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