I love Hood River. I love that it’s only 45 minutes away from Portland, that it has an awesome little beach for watching kite surfers and that it is home to some seriously delicious micro-breweries.
My husband and I would like to make it out there more than once a year but as it’s happened, it seems to remain an annual pilgrimage. This year’s trip took place last Sunday and while we got a late start, we still followed our basic routine and managed to add in some new adventures.
We ate some fish ‘n’ chips, this time at The Big Horse Brew Pub. We also felt it was necessary to try their beer so we got the Easy Blonde and the Morning After Pils (they seemed like they were meant to go together). Both hit the spot tremendously.
We walked off lunch by heading down to the waterfront:
After strolling for an hour or so, it was time to find some (more) beer. This was actually a wonderful moment for us because we discovered that Pfriem, a Belgium-style brewery whose beers we’ve tasted several times, is stationed in Hood River. Once we noticed their tasting room, we took full advantage by sampling everything on tap:
And then it was on to Double Mountain Brewery, a local favorite:
And, just like that, the day was gone and it was time to head home: