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Hood-River is the name of a small community in northern Oregon and the river that runs through it. It's located along Interstate 84 near the Washington State line and within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The town of Hood River has a population of approximately 4,500 and has long been known for its' incredibly beautiful setting along the Columbia River Gorge, and in recent years has become the most popular spot for windsurfing in the Northwest, due to the steady wind conditions within the gorge. The town has incredible views of the Columbia River and Mount Hood, and (besides windsurfing) offers fishing, rafting, hiking, camping and skiing and other winter sports. The Hood River area also has many old roads, cross-country ski trails and other scenic terrain that attracts mountain bikers, while the rivers, waterfalls, forests and mountains draw hikers of all different skill levels. In addition, the Historic Columbia River Highway, which is sections of the old highway that was abandoned in the 1950s, has been restored and turned into trails for hikers and bikers. Hood River County is the leading producer of apples and pears in the country, so, not surprisingly, farm and garden tours are another major attraction for the area. Hood River has hosted an annual springtime Blossom Festival for over 50 years, and a Harvest Festival is held in the fall.

Surrounding areas: Cascade Locks, Oregon (18.6 mi), Zigzag, Oregon (33.1 mi)

Hood River Vacation Rentals

Hood River Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Hood River Inn1108 E Marina WayHood River, OR (541) 386-2200
Comfort Suites Hood River2625 Cascade AveHood River, OR (541) 308-1000
Love's Riverview Lodge1505 Oak StHood River, OR (541) 386-8719
Meredith Gorge Motel4300 Westcliff DrHood River, OR (541) 386-1515
Vagabond Lodge4070 Westcliff DrHood River, OR (541) 386-2992
Super 8 Motel The Dalles609 Cherry Heights RdThe Dalles, OR16.8 mi.(541) 296-6888
Econo Lodge40 Ne 2ND StStevenson, WA17.9 mi.(509) 427-5628
Shilo Inn The Dalles3223 Bret Clodfelter WayThe Dalles, OR18.1 mi.(541) 641-6565
Skamania Lodge1131 Skamania LDG WayStevenson, WA18.1 mi.(509) 427-2635
Timbers200 SW Cascade AveStevenson, WA18.1 mi.(509) 427-5656
Best Western Columbia River Inn735 Wanapa StCascade Locks, OR18.6 mi.(541) 374-8777
Comfort Inn Columbia Gorge351 Lone Pine DrThe Dalles, OR19.5 mi.(541) 298-2800
Mia Amore Pensione53 Little MTN RdTrout Lake, WA19.5 mi.(509) 395-2264
Serenitys2291 Hwy 141Trout Lake, WA19.5 mi.(509) 395-2500
Trout Lake Motel2300 Hwy 141Trout Lake, WA19.5 mi.(509) 395-2300
Bonneville Hot Springs Resort1252 Cascade DrN Bonneville, WA22.0 mi.(509) 427-7767
Balch Hotel40 S MainDufur, OR25.6 mi.(541) 467-2277

Hood River Weather & Climate

Northwest Oregon, near Portland, enjoys a mild climate with only occasional severe weather elements such as tornadoes, hailstorms, or high winds. The single most important factor in the climate is the Pacific Ocean. Due to the normal movement of air masses from west to east, most of the systems moving across Oregon have been modified extensively after traveling over the Pacific Ocean. As a result, winter temperatures and summer maximum temperatures are greatly moderated. However, the northwestern corner of the state does receive abundant rainfall. Near the coast, the average annual snowfall is only one to three inches, with many years in which there is no measurable amount at all. Hailstorms occur each year, but are generally light and cover small areas. The north coastal area has the least amount of sunshine each year, while the southeast corner of the state has the most.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 40°F 27°F 5.39 in. -
February 46°F 30°F 4.36 in. -
March 54°F 34°F 2.88 in. -
April 61°F 38°F 1.81 in. -
May 68°F 44°F 1.08 in. -
June 74°F 49°F 0.79 in. -
July 81°F 53°F 0.31 in. -
August 82°F 52°F 0.49 in. -
September 76°F 44°F 1.15 in. -
October 64°F 36°F 2.21 in. -
November 49°F 33°F 5.35 in. -
December 41°F 29°F 5.93 in. -

Hood River Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Columbia Gorge Regional The Dalles Municipal airport (DLS) located about 17 miles southeast of Hood River in The Dalles, Oregon, the Portland Troutdale airport (TTD) located approximately 44 miles west of Hood River in Portland, Oregon, the Portland International airport (PDX) located roughly 53 miles west of Hood River in Portland, Oregon, the Scappoose Industrial Airpark airport (SPB) located around 65 miles west of Hood River in Scappoose, Oregon, the Aurora State airport (UAO) located about 69 miles west of Hood River in Aurora, Oregon, the Portland Hillsboro airport (HIO) located approximately 70 miles west of Hood River in Hillsboro ( Portland ), Oregon, Yakima Air Terminal Mc Allister Field (YKM) located roughly 74 miles northeast of Hood River in Yakima, Washington, and finally the City County airport (S33) located around 74 miles south of Hood River in Madras, Oregon.

Hood River Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Oaks Amusement ParkPortlandOR57.9 mi.
Water Parks
Wild Waves Water ParkFederal WayWA117.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Hood River Golf & Country ClubHood RiverOR 
Indian Creek Golf CourseHood RiverOR 
Husum Hills Golf CourseWhite SalmonWA1.5 mi.
Beacon Rock Public GolfNorth BonnevilleWA23.0 mi.
Ski Areas
Mount Hood SkibowlGovernment CampOR30.8 mi.
Cooper SpurPortlandOR57.9 mi.
Mount Hood MeadowsPortlandOR57.9 mi.
Mount BachelorBendOR114.9 mi.
State Parks
Koberg Beach State ParkOR3.4 mi. 
Seneca Fouts Memorial State ParkOR4.9 mi. 
Vinzenz Lausmann State ParkOR5.6 mi. 
Wygant State ParkOR6.0 mi. 
Viento State ParkOR7.5 mi. 
Starvation Creek State ParkOR8.6 mi. 
Memaloose State ParkOR8.9 mi. 
Lindsey Creek State ParkOR10.4 mi. 
Mayer State ParkOR12.5 mi. 
Wyeth State ParkOR12.7 mi. 
Lang Forest State ParkOR15.1 mi. 
Sheridan State ParkOR19.5 mi. 
Horsethief Lake State ParkWA20.5 mi. 
Bonneville State ParkOR22.1 mi. 
John B Yeon State ParkOR23.8 mi. 
Beacon Rock State ParkWA24.4 mi. 
McLoughlin State ParkOR25.9 mi. 
Ainsworth State ParkOR27.5 mi. 
Deschutes River State ParkOR30.0 mi. 
Benson State ParkOR31.1 mi. 
International Museum of Carousel ArtHood RiverOR(Art)
Maryhill Museum of ArtGoldendaleWA34.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Oregon Historical SocietyPortlandOR57.9 mi.(History)
Oregon Museum of Science and IndustryPortlandOR57.9 mi.(Science)
Bathtub Art MuseumPortlandOR57.9 mi.(Art)
Portland Art MuseumPortlandOR57.9 mi.(Art)
End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive CenterOregon CityOR58.5 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Oregon ZooPortlandOR57.9 mi.
Northwest Trek Wildlife ParkEatonvilleWA87.4 mi.
Point Defiance Zoo and AquariumTacomaWA115.1 mi.

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