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Thanksgiving on Mt Hood and in the Columbia River Gorge Area

11/19/2019 | Food, Hiking, Hood River, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory, Mt. Hood, Road Trip, The Dalles, Transportation

Planning your Thanksgiving break in The Gorge or Mt. Hood? We’ll help you craft the perfectly balanced itinerary of adventure, relaxation, and of course delicious food and drinks!

Where to Stay

There are plenty of options of places to stay in the region, but you’ll want to hop on them quickly! Looking for nature and solitude? Rent a cabin in Rhododendron. Or if you’re looking for historic hotels, look into the Old Parkdale Inn or the Hood River Hotel.

Where to Explore

Are you looking to #OptOutside this Black Friday? Try our great public transportation options through the Gorge or up Mt. Hood for stress free adventures. Want to avoid hiking crowds? Visit some of the lesser known trails like Mosier Plateau,  Tom McCall point, or Wildwood Recreation Area. Looking for snowy adventures? Bundle up and explore Mt. Hood by snowshoe. Timberline will be your best bet for good snow by Thanksgiving time. 

Where to Eat

Enjoy seasonal and locally sourced meals from Mosier Company and Sugarpine Drive-Inn. If it’s breakfast your after, check out Petit Provence in The Dalles for a delicious French bistro experience.

In terms of food for the big day, Thanksgiving week is the perfect time to catch the last full farmers market in downtown Hood River and stock up on ingredients for your feast! Or, if you’re not in the mood to cook, enjoy a waterfront Thanksgiving feast at Riverside.

Where to Drink

Enjoy the tastes of the season with delicious ciders and explore the Gorge Cider Society. Or head to Cathedral Ridge Winery to toast the end of the fall harvest. If it’s hops you’re after, take a trip to Boring Brewing Company in Sandy, just off of Hwy 26 post adventure.

Where to Relax

If you think Thanksgiving and think sweatpants and warm beverages head to one of the many spas in the region including Holistic Massage of Hood River, The Spa at Water’s Edge in The Dalles, or the spa at Mt. Hood Resort.


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