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8 of the Best Restaurants With Outdoor Patios in Hood River, Oregon

  |  Hood River, Neighborhood Insight

While it’s a desirable destination (and place to live!) year-round, there is perhaps nothing like summer in Hood River. This time of year, we enjoy warmer temperatures, plenty of sunshine, and lots of nearby bodies of water for cooling off. And one of our favorite summer pastimes is dining al fresco in Hood River! 

To help you track down a picture-perfect patio for your next breakfast, lunch, dinner or happy hour, we’re exploring some of the best outdoor patios in Hood River. These spots offer a variety of features, like twinkling lights, fire pits, shade umbrellas, lush greenery, and of course, river views. 

Bon Appétit! 

 

1108 East Marina Drive 

Riverside Hood River, OR

Photo Courtesy of Riverside 

Due to the town’s position at the confluence of Hood River and the Columbia River, it’s only right to dine along the river while in Hood River. And Riverside is 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! The deck is adorned with shade sails, string lights and potted plants, and the patio has plenty of space to spread out and relax in the shade, just steps from the river. 

 

Solstice may be our choice for wood-fired pizza, but it’s also home to one of our favorite patios in town. Just steps from the riverfront, Solstice has a large patio with two sections: an open area and a covered area protected from the sun — or rain. No matter the weather, there’s plenty of outdoor seating available for you to dig into their authentic Italian food and sip on a glass of wine or beer. 

 

601 Oak Street 

3 Rivers Grill Hood River, OR

Photo Courtesy of 3 Rivers Grill 

What’s more inviting than a restaurant located in a house? Overlooking the Columbia River and near the Hood and White Salmon Rivers, 3 Rivers Grill got its name from the three waterways that make up the Gorge. The restaurant specializes in Northwest cuisine, utilizing local organic products whenever possible. Sip on a selection from their award-winning wine list while you take in beautiful views, visible from most of their five dining rooms, the deck or the patio. Their outdoor spaces have plenty of shade and heaters to make your experience as comfortable as possible. 

 

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 they offer is top-notch, don’t miss the incredible burgers or their fish and chips, made with freshly caught Alaskan cod. In addition to cozy indoor seating, Sixth Street has a covered and heated patio, plus a spacious deck open dependent on the weather. Keep in mind that Sixth Street does not take reservations — tables are first come, first served! 

 

3405 Cascade Avenue 

Stonehedge Gardens Hood River, OR

Photo Courtesy of Stonehedge Gardens 

You may know Stonehedge Gardens as a wedding venue, but did you know they also serve dinner from Tuesday–Saturday? They have three indoor dining rooms and nine — yes, nine! — outdoor terraces with fire pits and twinkling lights. No matter where you’re seated, you’ll be captivated by the lush garden setting and excellent dinner menu, featuring steaks, seafood and pastas, accompanied by an extensive wine and beer list, plus a full bar. 

 

This Scandinavian-style brunch spot, originally from Portland, opened a location in Hood River just a few years ago and has quickly become one of the most popular restaurants in the area. Their menu includes brunch staples like omelets and mimosas, along with Scandinavian-inspired dishes like Swedish meatballs, Danish pancakes and lamb burgers — all made with fresh, local ingredients. While small, their outdoor space along the sidewalk is cute and covered in ample shade. 

 

Part coffee shop, part restaurant, KickStand Coffee & Kitchen has one of the best patios in town, complete with colorful shade sails, string lights, bench seating, and a modern fire pit. Here, you can sip on a latte or enjoy a full meal, whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner. This community-focused restaurant emphasizes local PNW ingredients with a global twist, from their salads and sandwiches to their burgers and other entrees. If you’re sitting outside, be sure to order s’mores to roast over the fire! 

 

Every town needs a good authentic Mexican restaurant — and Hood River Taqueria is just that for Hood River residents. They serve Mexican dishes, tacos, seafood, soups and more, plus a killer selection of margaritas. While we love their interior lined with a colorful mural, there is no better place to be than the Hood River Taqueria outdoor patio. Tables are immersed in lush greenery, more beautiful murals, twinkling lights, palm trees, a pergola and more. 

 

What’s Your Favorite Patio in Town? 

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