If there’s anything 2020 has taught us, it’s the value of pivoting and “going with the flow” with whatever life brings us. Hood River business and restaurant owners were quickly able to make some adjustments to their system early on in the pandemic, some offering takeout options for the very first time.
If you’ve worn out your rotation of home-cooked meals and want to order some expertly crafted food to-go, turn to these Hood River restaurants offering takeout food at this time. Plus, your order is directly supporting a local business — it’s a win-win for everyone involved!
Order by Calling 541-386-8883
Since opening their doors in 2004, 3 Rivers Grill has been a community staple, serving up French-influenced American cuisine, including salads, burgers, pasta, seafood and more. This house-turned-restaurant has an exceptional covered patio and deck offering one of the best views around. But while we’re not dining on their patio, we can still enjoy their exceptional food — and support this beloved restaurant — by ordering their food to-go.
How It Works: View their takeout menu and call 541-386-8883 to place your order. You may pay either over the phone or in person. When your order is ready, park in the rear of the restaurant and call again when you arrive, and your order will be delivered to your car. You may also arrange for delivery through Hood River Pedi Eats!
Pandemic or not, pizza is designed to transport well from the oven to your living room. You may know Andrew’s Pizza as the other half to Skylight Theater, but the pizzeria stands alone as one of our favorite pizza providers in town. Their thin East Coast-style slices are as big as your face — just the way we like them! Plus, their menu has calzones, bolis, wings, pastas, soups, salads, organic juices and craft beers.
How It Works: Place your order online for either pickup or delivery. Enjoy 10-minute free parking for pickup orders. Just leave your flashers on!
Boda’s Kitchen is a gourmet delicatessen, market and catering company using high-quality, seasonal ingredients sourced locally whenever possible. They center their menu around “comfort gourmet” cuisine designed to bring guests back to their happy place, from rotisserie chicken to paninis and hearty soups to decadent desserts.
How It Works: Place your order online to be picked up at a selected time or right away, keeping in mind each order takes about 30 minutes to prepare.
Order by Calling 541-436-3444
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This Scandinavian-style brunch spot, originally from PDX, opened a location in Hood River a few years ago and has quickly become one of the most popular restaurants in the area. The Broder Øst menu includes brunch staples like breakfast sandwiches and baked egg skillets, along with Scandinavian-inspired dishes like Swedish meatballs, Danish pancakes and lamb burgers — all made with fresh, local ingredients.
How It Works: Broder Øst’s Instagram bio says it all: “We are open for takeout and dine-in Thursday – Sunday 9am-2pm. Call us! We’ll answer. We love you.” Check out their menu and call 541-436-3444 to place your order.
Order by Calling 541-387-3300
With origins from the beautiful Jalisco in Mexico, where tequila and Mariachi originated from, Hood River Taqueria serves exceptional Mexican dishes and margaritas, best enjoyed on their spacious patio. But when we can’t retreat to this shaded oasis, ordering their food to-go is the next best thing!
How It Works: Check out their menu and call 541-387-3300 to place your order. They recommend that you pay prior to picking up to reduce contact.
Originally founded in 1985 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, New York City Sub Shop specializes in making quality sub sandwiches the New York way, which means with quality meats and cheeses arranged on freshly baked bread. With a handful locations in the region, including Hood River, Bend and Redmond, this sub shop is the real deal — and makes for an excellent to-go lunch option.
How It Works: Choose from their selection of subs, salads, drinks and more, and place your order for pickup, allowing about 20 minutes for it to be ready.
Pelinti Pizza is all about fresh, locally sourced ingredients, whether we’re talking about their pizzas, salads or sandwiches, as they partner with a number of local purveyors in town. They offer a wide range of delicious pizza options, from the traditional Margherita to the artisan Pesto Chicken. All are made to order on their own house-made, hand-tossed dough (gluten-free crust is available as well!).
How It Works: Go online or call 541-708-3055 to place your order to be picked up or delivered. Takeout and delivery are available Sunday–Wednesday from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. and Thursday–Saturday from 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of Remedy Cafe
With all this talk of hearty, comfort food, you might want a break with a healthier option. Remedy Cafe is providing a remedy, if you will, with their organic juices, healthy breakfast and lunch options, smoothies, and espresso and hot drinks. They have a variety of vegan and paleo options for any diet!
How It Works: Take a look at Remedy Cafe’s menu, click on the items you want, and add them individually to your cart! Your order will be ready for pickup within about 20 minutes.
Order by Calling 541-386-4410
You might not have guessed that one of the best restaurants in the area would be located in a Best Western Inn, but Riverside has been a dining destination since 1967. It’s the only waterfront restaurant in the area, offering fantastic views of the Columbia River from the dining room and an expansive outdoor deck and patio! And when we can’t dine in, they’re still serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner to be picked up and enjoyed at home.
For fantastic seafood and pasta, Romul’s is the answer. It’s an excellent combination of upscale and comfortable, translating to expertly prepared Italian dishes, which you can now enjoy in the comfort of your own home. If you’re not sure where to start, consider their Chicken Parmesan, complemented by a fresh Caesar salad. And if you have lots of mouths to feed, check out their family meal specials!
How It Works: Look through their extensive menu and place your order online or over the phone by calling 541-436-4444.
This farm-to-table eatery features a menu full of local ingredients that will satisfy anyone’s diet, whether you’re a meat lover or vegetarian. While everything Sixth Street offers is top-notch, don’t miss the incredible burgers or their fish and chips, made with freshly caught Alaskan cod.
How It Works: Check out their options for lunch and dinner, plus to-go bottles of wine and other beverages, and place your order online for pickup.
Photo Courtesy of Solstice Wood Fired Pizza
Solstice Wood Fired Pizza is a friendly pizzeria, bar and restaurant with river views and a menu showcasing the best local and seasonal ingredients. Their wood-fired pizza and other dishes are authentically inspired by the Italian countryside, meaning that you don’t have to go far for a taste of Italy in Oregon. Solstice is located just a few steps away from the riverfront and there’s a roaring fireplace inside — but while we wait to return to their dining room, we’re happy to dig into their pizza at home.
How It Works: Takeout is available Wednesday–Sunday from 12–8 p.m. To order takeout, click here or call 541-436-0800. Solstice will text you when your order is ready. Pick up your order from the host station in the front of the cafe.
Since 2010, Anny Keopaseuth and her family have served up the best Thai food in town, starting with a catering business by van, and now in their inviting atmosphere at the Thai House. Anny’s delicious curries, noodle dishes, soups and other Thai specialties can be spiced to your liking. Not sure where to start? The “Thai House Combination” appetizer gives an excellent overview of a variety of starters — and the “Tom Kah” (otherwise known as Coconut Soup) keeps guests coming back again and again.
How It Works: Order online and arrange for either pickup or delivery (if available), allowing 15–35 minutes for your order to be ready.
What do you think?
What’s your favorite takeout in town? Let us know in the comments below!