Photo courtesy of Runcible Cider
It's Thursday, which means it's time for some updates on the Hood River food scene.
Pictured above: Taro root latte at Ground Coffee (picture by Ground)
Mother's Day is tomorrow, Sunday, May 8. A shoutout to all of those maternal figures out there, from those with children to those that act as mother figures to anyone. In memory of those who are gone and in celebration of those who want to be mothers but are struggling. You count too and I see you. If you celebrate the day and are looking for gifts, here are a few ideas.
A picnic blanket from red thread & co.
We love our Red Thread and Co. blanket. We take it everywhere we go because it's light yet warm and machine washable. We cannot believe how much use we have got out out of it. We like this pattern, but any of the blankets/throws are worth grabbing. This design is called the Multnomah and runs $89-$129. Buy here.
Chocolates from columbia gorge confections
Columbia Gorge Confections has tons of options for Mother's Day, like this chocolate jewelry box. Available at the store or online. (112 7th Street Hood River Oregon).
A game from hood river hobbies
110 4th St, Hood River, OR, United States, Oregon
a gift basket from packer orchards
Tons of gift baskets available in the shop. 3900 Highway 35, Hood River, OR
A mug or picture from Made in the Gorge
108 Oak St, Hood River, OR 97031
This month, join Local Rhoots (1301 Belmont St.) for a Mexican pop-up. The menu will be served at Local Rhoots on Saturdays & Sundays in May from 8 am-12 pm. Order at the counter, pay, and then sit down and enjoy your food or take it with you and enjoy it at home. The menu this month comes from one of the Local Rhoots chefs, Chef Carmen.
Pozole y Taquitos | $15
A hearty stew made with hominy and pork shoulder cooked in a juaillo chili sauce and garnished with shaved radish, cilantro and cabbage. Served with house-made taquitos.
Menudo y Tortillas Hechas a Mano | $15
A traditional Mexican soup made with beef tripe immersed in a red chili sauce, seasoned with hominy, onion, lime and cilantro, and serves with house-made corn tortillas.
Fideos con Pollo
Tamales de Puerco | $3 cada
Con queso | $8
Con queso y pollo | $12
Postre | $11
Not 3, but 5 milks in this leches cake
A custard dessert dating back to the 18th century that is similar to a French Creme Brûlée, but uses ingredients native to the town of Jerica where it originated in a convent.
When: Saturdays and Sundays in May .
Where: Local Rhoots (1301 Belmont Ave.)
What: A pop-up event with Mexican food.
Questions? Reservations? (541) 340-4364.
Seating is first come, first serve. Both nonalcoholic and adult beverages are available (A Rhubarb Mint Margarita | $12). Kids items available. We think this is an excellent option for Mother's Day brunch, if you don't already have plans.
Opinions here are Melissa's. This post has been sponsored by Local Rhoots. Local Rhoots is a locally-owned business that uses local ingredients to make ready-made meals, which you can either pre-order or grab out of the grab-and-go case.
It's Tidbit Thursday and here's the news we have for you this week:
Local Rhoots will be hosting a Mexican pop-up called Estelita in May. All month, it will be hosting weekend brunch. We'll have more details available as well as a menu up later this week.
Openings and re-openings
Mt. Hood BBQ will open tomorrow in the 1301 parking lot (1301 Belmont St.). Find their menu for opening week above. On Friday, they'll also have ribs on special. On Sundays, they'll serve handmade sausage. Opening at 11, closing at 6 (if they don't sell out).
Columbia Gorge Crepes has secured its former location near Pacos Tacos and the movie theater. It will open Saturday, May 7. See the company's Facebook page for more info.
Celilo will be closed through May 10, re-opening May 11 to provide staff with a break before summer.
Mother's Day is upon us and a few places are offering special menus or brunch.
Cinco de Mayo
Kickstand has a special menu for Cinco de Mayo. Additionally, Crush Cider Cafe will have a dj and Mexican food handmade by Michoacan Grill, and Finnriver Cidery will pop by to takeover the taps for the day.
Parklets are back! Taphouse 64 already put theirs up.
Got news to share? Email Melissa at therealhreats at gmail.com
Businesses featured in the highlights section of Tidbit Thursday are often our sponsors and may have paid to have their content placed in the highlight section.
Soon, a vegan sandwich and bake shop will open in downtown Hood River. The new spot, called Golden Goods, will be at 111 Oak St, Hood River, OR 97031 (look next to Andrew's, where the fro yo places used to be).
The shop is the creation of Savannah and Chad Hinman. You may recognize the couple from the various hats they wear around town. Chad at Broder Ost and Savannah used to manage Basik Acai Cafe.
The duo plan to open the doors some time in May. Then, they'll shut down for a few weeks as they welcome their first child.
We dropped by today and the space was sunny, bright, and inviting. Savannah and Chad have brought their own touches to the space, including tiling they did themselves. Look around and you'll see the influence of their friends on the space. Audrey Mae, known for her rad artistry, painted two pieces on their walls.
So what's there to know? Golden Goods will be Hood River's first fully-vegan eatery. It will serve veggie-forward sandwiches focused on real food instead of meat substitutes (think: lentil meatballs on the meatball sandwich). Much of the bread and baked goods will be made in-house, but some things, like any gluten-free vegan bread, may be brought in from elsewhere. There will be kid-friendly items on the menu. For drinks expect kombucha, juice, espresso and hopefully beer and wine (with time, their application is under review with the OLCC).
That's it. That's what we know! We're excited to see everything when they open soon!
Halley's food truck to open friday, april 28
You may remember Halley from a write-up we did a bit ago about a pop-up she did. Well, she bought the Huck Truck, renovated it to fit her Puerto Rican theme, and will open Saturday, April 30. Hours will be 11-2 p.m. for opening weekend (or until sold out, stay tuned to Halley's Facebook page for updates). The truck will be parked where Huck Truck was at 415 W Steuben.
FishPeople Seafood offering mother's day pre-orders
FishPeople Seafood will be offering both brunch and dinner kits for Mother's Day. Order for 2 or 4 (or multiple sets to feed more). A sample basket for brunch for 2: a dozen farm-fresh eggs, mimosa makings with juice from Columbia Gorge Organics (the bessssttt), salmon, potatoes, asparagus, and rémoulade. Make whatever you want with the ingredients or follow the included directions to make a bomb frittata. $39 feeds 2. Order by calling (541) 436-3474.
Mt. Hood BBQ expected to open May 6
Mount Hood BBQ is on track to open May 6. We'll update you if anything changes. It will be parked in the parking lot of Local Rhoots/1301 at 1301 Belmont St.
Boba on hold
Remember when we got excited about the new boba truck? We may have got over-excited. The truck hit some snags and is on hold for now, from what we understand. More info to come.
For some time, Ethan Fuller and his team of 3 drivers have been delivering takeout to Stevenson, Carson, Stabler, Home Valley, North Bonneville, and Cascade Locks. The 19 year-old plans to hire two additional employees and expand to White Salmon, Bingen, and parts of Snowden this May. We chatted with Ethan about his business and what sets it apart from other delivery services.
What sets Gorge deliveries apart
"We don't make money by taking a cut of the order total. That ensures that customers can still support local businesses, without a delivery service taking a cut of the profits."
- Ethan Fuller, Owner of Gorge Deliveries
Restaurants currently working with Gorge deliveries
Walking Man Brewery
Coronas Mexican Food
Clark and Lewie's
Main Street Market
*Each restaurant has its own delivery hours, please check Gorge Deliveries for the most up-to-date delivery schedule.
restaurants ready to work with gorge deliveries when it expands
how to order
Instead of calling the restaurant you want to order from, head to gorgedeliveries.com. Find the restaurant you want to order from, hit "order now" and select your items, then check out. Food will be delivered to the address you put in during checkout.
Minimum $$$ for Delivery
cost per delivery
$8 for most deliveries, but up to $14 (not including tip).
Currently 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. However, each restaurant has specific hours delivery is available. Head to gorgedeliveries.com for the most up-to-date schedule.
Pictured above: Prawns and Calamari from Kickstand's large plates menu. Photo courtesy of Kickstand.
Spring menus are here!
In the past few weeks, several restaurants have swapped their menus to reflect the season.
Pine Street Bakery
pFriem Family Brewers
pFriem's spring menu keeps favorites like mochiko chicken, mussles & frites, and the fried chicken sandwich. It adds seasonal selections like smoked salmon dip, roasted beets, paprikash, and a spring salad. Find lots of gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian options. See the full menu below. pFriem is located at 707 Portway Ave #101. See their menu online at www.pfriembeer.com
KickStand Coffee and Kitchen
Kickstand's spring menu features a poke bowl, year-round staples like the street tacos, and what you see in the picture above: a grilled prawn and calamari platter with garlic rice, baby bok choy, green onions, and soy sauce. You'll also notice the return of the Ricky Bobby sandwich (eggs, fried chicken, sausage, cheese, and green onions on a biscuit).
Below, find the full menus. Find Kickstand at 1235 State St #100 and online at kickstandcoffee.net
Celilo Restaurant and Bar
Chef Ben is always innovating at Celilo Restaurant and Bar. This spring's menu features items like seafood risotto, mushroom and coconut ravioli, ricotta gnocchi with roasted cauliflower, and, of course, a pasta loaded with spring veggies like artichoke hearts. The bar menu remains the same with happy hour from 5-6 daily. Find the full menu below or at Celilo (16 Oak St.) and online at www.celilorestaurant.com.
Elizabeth changes her menu monthly, rotating through the cities and regions of Italy. This month, she takes us to Sicily. Start with an order of Panelle (a chickpea fritter with handmade lemon aioli), then order some fresh, handmade pasta with pistachio pesto. We can't wait to try it. Have you? Find Pesco online at pescohr.com and in person in the Windance parking lot (108 OR-35).
Gorges beer co.
Photo Courtesy of Gorges Beer Co.
The spring menu focuses on sharable plates like deviled eggs, fries, charcuterie, and farro salad. Other mains include things like mushroom risotto and spring seafood stew. Find them in person at 390 Wa Na Pa St, Cascade Locks or online at gorgesbeer.com
Starting next week (Friday, 4/8) and continuing through the end of the month, Local Rhoots (1301 Belmont Ave.) will be hosting a special pop-up event every Friday and Saturday.
On the menu: a customize-your-own style noodle bowl with Jewish roots. Think handmade noodles with slow-braised meat or black bean fritters, matzo balls, in your choice of broth, topped with fresh herbs and pickled veggies of your choosing. Bowls start at $15 and each is customizable from a menu of items made by Sam Rodgers and her team. They can be made gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian. The menu will be rounded out with a few kids items and appetizers. Drink options include both non-alcoholic drinks and a full bar including beer, wine, and even cocktails.
The pop-up will be held inside Local Rhoots, allowing customers a dine-in experience.
If you're wondering why Local Rhoots is serving up matzo balls and Asian-style noodles, it's the influence and idea of Sam, who was raised in America but Jewish. She notes that during Christmas, she has fond memories of eating Chinese food on Christmas, since it's one of the few types of cuisine that is always open on Christmas Day/Eve. It spurred her obsession with Asian-influenced food and this pop-up allows her to marry that with her own Jewish background.
Want to go? Sam suggests reservations for opening night for groups of any size. After that, reservations will be reserved for parties of 6 or more. To make a reservation, please call (541) 340-4364.
When: Fridays and Saturdays 4/8-4/30
Where: Local Rhoots (1301 Belmont Ave.)
What: A pop-up event with customizable bowls. Also enjoy a drink or cocktail. Stay tuned for the final menu!
Questions? Reservations? (541) 340-4364.
About local rhoots
Local Rhoots is a meal delivery service using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, creating jobs within the community and delivering in reusable packaging. Their motto is "we feed humans whole food that tastes awesome!" Learn more at localrhoots.com.
This post has been sponsored by Local Rhoots (thank you so much for your support, Sam!).
A new food truck is set to open at Mt. Hood Winery this Friday!
This winter, SōthKitchen held pop-ups at 64oz taphouse. Now, the owners have finished the build out of their food truck, secured their permits, and passed their inspections. The only thing left to do is open the window and start serving food, which they will do on Friday, April 1 at Mt. Hood Winery. Here's what we know about the truck:
"Gourmet sandwiches with a touch of Italian and Filipino flavors and cuisine," -- Owner, Michelle Soth
The truck will be parked at Mt. Hood Winery, for the most part. They have mentioned being open to catering, as well. Address: 2882 Van Horn Dr, Hood River, OR
For now, the hours will be 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday-Sunday. That may change in the future.
Michelle and Joshua Soth are co-owners of the food truck.
Joshua has been an Executive level Chef for the past 15 years but has been in the industry for nearly 28 years. He's never worked in a food truck before but having his own has always been a dream. He was born in a South Suburb of Chicago. Joshua is an avid kayaker and whitewater rafter and spent some time as a sea kayak guide on Orcas Island, WA. He also trained in the whitewater of the White Salmon River where his love for the Columbia River Gorge began.
Michelle: You may know Michelle from her work as a yoga instructor at Brimstone Boulders. She was born in was born and raised in Chicago, as well. She’s a first generation Filipino-American. The memories of family gatherings and meals at her Lola's home are the inspiration to Michelle’s style of cooking today. She’s an avid baker and has a strong passion for making delectable sweets and breads.
SōthKitchen is a family business. Joshua and Michelle's daughter, Bella, lends her expertise to the business. Bella handles all of the design work for the business. She helps with prep and loves making lumpia (Filipino egg rolls).
the reason behind the name
Soth (rhymes with both) is their last name. You'll find a long history of posts under #sothkitchen on instagram: it's the tag they've used to share their food adventures, both at home and on the trail, for the past few years.
Kids menu available. Pay by card or with cash. Vegetarian options available.
For more information
Want more info? Want to check for an updated menu or hours? Find SōthKitchen online at sothkitchen.net or on Instagram @sothkitchen
All photos provided by Sōth Kitchen
*Some of this information has been copied from www.sothkitchen.net with the permission of the owners.
Late this winter, a new food truck opened in the parking lot of Windance Board Shop. The name is PESCO and it's run by Elizabeth Pesco.
The theme? Handmade Italian food. We're talking the kind that's made by a chef that lived in Italy for several years. And don't get us started on the fried rice balls that take the owner two and a half hours to make each morning. They're carefully packed with slow-simmered meat sauce, veggies, and cheese.
About the chef
You may know Elizabeth from her work as a chef at several restaurants around town. Before opening PESCO, Elizabeth learned her skills in some of the most well-known kitchens in town. Elizabeth is a talented chef with a passion for food. She works tirelessly and patiently to perfect each recipe she makes and puts a ridiculous amount of effort into everything she does. With her experience as a chef and her knowledge of Italy, she has brought a new take on Italian to Hood River, providing something completely different than what we currently have. Think: seasonal, light, packed full of flavor, fresh, local, and handmade -- just like you would find it in Italy.
About the menu
Elizabeth rotates her menu each month. This month, she's focusing on Sicily with items like Spaghetti con Pesto di Pistachhio (fresh spaghetti with a pistachio pesto) and panelle (Sicilian chickpea fritter served with lemon aioli). In the past, she took us to Florence (fresh pappardelle with tomato sauce; spinach and ricotta dumplings; Tuscan soup; and more) and Rome.
Moving forward, she'll continue to change the menu each month, reflecting the seasonality of our local ingredients here in the Gorge. Check for a new menu each month on her website and Instagram page.
Address: 108 HWY 35, HOOD RIVER, OR 97031
Hours: 11:30-sold out (typically some time between 6 and 9 p.m.). Instagram is a great way to track when she's sold out for the day, so if you're worried, pop over instagram.com/pescohr
Kid-friendly menu? Yes!
Payment options accepted: Cash, card, apple pay
Website and current menu: www.pescohr.com
Photo borrowed from Everybody's
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That's all the news we have for this week! Join us next Thursday for another update. If we missed something, please comment below! We'd love to know.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Last Wednesday's, "Dine/Drink out for Ukraine" (organized by Hood River Eats and Solstice Pizza) was more successful than I could have ever imagined.
Restaurants, breweries, wineries, taphouses, and coffee shops were packed all day. pFriem was on an hour wait; when we walked into 64 Oz (taphouse) near their normal closing time, the business was packed; and many of the business owners we talked to said business was above normal on Wednesday.
Together, eaters and drinkers in the Gorge managed to raise $25,000 for the World Central Kitchen. That's incredible!
What you didn't see was that behind the scenes this event was powered by servers, dishwashers, bussers, cooks, hostesses, managers, dough makers, and bartenders. A huge shout-out goes to them for their hard work on Wednesday. Many businesses are short-staffed these days, closing unexpectedly if a staff member calls in sick. The labor market in the Gorge is tight and difficult but every restaurant that committed to the fundraiser found a way to make it work Wednesday. A huge thanks to them and their staff.
The easiest part of this fundraiser was getting restaurants to join the cause. It's unbelievable how supportive this community is. All it took was a few emails and phone calls to get 20 restaurants on board and from there the event snowballed. On Wednesday, 41 establishments pledged to donate a portion of proceeds to the World Central Kitchen. On Thursday, we heard from additional restaurants saying that they had been closed or short-staffed on Wednesday but were planning to donate proceeds from a different day. Then, over the weekend many wineries decided to donate a percent of their sales to the fundraiser. In the end, we had almost 50 participants.
A huge shout out to everyone who donated online, ate out, worked, or helped us spread the word. Thank you all for making this event so successful.
Melissa Haskin, Owner, Hood River Eats
Want to find out more about the WCK? Click here. Want to donate? Head to this link. Funds go directly to WCK. If you would like your donation to go directly to the Ukraine, you can mention it in the comments box when you donate.
THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES FOR PARTICIPATING IN "DINE/DRINK OUT FOR UKRAINE" NIGHT
10 Speed Coffee
New York City Sub Shop
Pfriem Family Brewers
White Salmon Baking
Gorges Brewing Co.
Solstice Wood Fire Pizza
Gorge Wine Library
Volcanic Bottle Shoppe
Thunder Island Brewing Company
Egg River Cafe
Stave and Stone
Double Mountain Brewery
Crush Cider Cafe
Feast Market & Delicatessen
Bette's Place Restaurant
Working Hands/Slopeswell Cider
River Daze Cafe
Henni's Kitchen and Bar
PESCO food truck (located in the lot next to Windance)
Randonne Coffee (1104 1st Ave, Mosier, OR 97040)
Lilo's Hood River
Kickstand Coffee & Kitchen
The Pines 1852
6th Street Grill
We're sad to announce that the Viento tasting room has been sold and is closed. No news on who is going into the space or when it will re-open, but it's not the end for Viento Wines. Owners Rich and Robin Cushman will continue to sell wine on their website and through local pop-ups. The Viento brand was not sold.
*Photo courtesy of Viento
We have joined forces with restaurants, breweries, wineries, and coffee shops to bring you "Dine or Drink out to Support Ukraine" all day Wednesday, March 9.
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022, participating area restaurants will donate a percent of their daily sales to World Central Kitchen, which is working to feed Ukrainians through this crisis. Right now, the organization has 8 sites set up at border crossings in Poland, and is also delivering meals within Ukraine.
All participating Gorge eateries and drinkeries have pledged to donate at least 10% of sales. Each participating restaurant is in charge of deciding what percent of sales it would like to donate to the cause. After the event is complete, we will be able to see how much our community raised, here.
Please join us to support feeding Ukrainians by dining or drinking out on Wednesday March 9, 2022.
Each restaurant name below is linked to a website or Facebook page where you will find the establishments address, menu, and hours, if available online.
why world central kitchen?
Photo provided by World Central Kitchen
The short answer? Aaron from Solstice Kitchen believes in the work of World Central Kitchen so much that he started this fundraiser to support them. The organization and cause is one that resonates with Aaron.
This project started as a fundraiser at Solstice, but Aaron is a big-picture thinker and started looping in other area restaurants like Pfriem, Camp 1805, Pine Street, 10 Speed, and Egg River. Then, he felt like more could be done, so he contacted Hood River Eats to see if we knew anyone else that would want to participate.
We started by double-checking that World Central Kitchen is a good cause. It is! The organization has a score of 100 on Charity Navigator. And more importantly, as we started to rally local eateries, many of them were familiar with and confident in World Central Kitchen.
Photo provided by World Central Kitchen
To read about World Central Kitchen's current work in Ukraine/Poland, please see this article from the Washington Post.
About world central kitchen
Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen (WCK) is first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises while working to build resilient food systems with locally led solutions. WCK has served more than 60 million fresh meals to people impacted by natural disasters and other crises around the world. WCK’s Resilience Programs strengthen food and nutrition security by training chefs and school cooks; advancing clean cooking practices; and awarding grants to farms, fisheries, and small food businesses while also providing educational and networking opportunities. Learn more at wck.org.*
This verbiage is directly from the World Central Kitchen media kit .
How to get involved, if you're a business owner
Any eatery or drinkery is welcome to join our cause.
how to get involved if you can't eat out on wednesday, march 9
We have a group fundraiser set up on the World Central Kitchen website. If you are able to, you can donate by heading to this link and hitting "donate."
Photo: Sturgeon fish and chips from Brigham Fish Market. Photo provided by company.
who's hiring right now:
where we ate this week:
Photo of Grasslands provided by Michelle M. Thanks Michelle!
Hood River has a new coffee roaster in town: Misty Tree Coffee Company. Opened in late 2021, the roastery focuses on providing organic, Fair Trade Certified coffee that is low in acidity.
The small-batch roastery does not have a storefront, but beans are available online for shipping at mistytreecoffeecompany.com. Owners Jill Stephens and her husband Scott are working to get their product in local stores.
It's weekly update time! We've decided to move updates to Thursdays, hence the new weekly column "Tidbit Thursday."
wHAT TO PRE-ORDER:
Grasslands BBQ: They be makin' hatch chile queso, pulled pork, burgers, and more! See the menu here. A tip from Hood River Eats: Order now because they ALWAYS sell out! Pick up your order on 2/12/22.
Fish People Seafood Hood River (13 Oak St) will be offering party platters. Pre-orders must be placed by 2/10. Options include a crab roll kit AND/OR crackers and dip. Call Fish People for more info (541) 436-3474.
Pacos Tacos will be offering catering. For the Super Bowl, they're offering a platter of 20 tacos for $45. Add sides for $10 each.
Feast Market in White Salmon has platters you can pre-order. Think: cookies, sandwiches, and cheese platters. Check out the full menu here. Orders due 48 hours before the event.
wHERE TO WATCH:
Photo provided by Full Sail. Thanks Full Sail!
Tilly Janes, 1803 12th St, Hood River, OR 97031. No special menu the day of the event, but TONS of TVs.
The Red Carpet: 3631 Cascade Ave., Hood River, OR 97031.
Full Sail Brewery: 506 Columbia St, Hood River, OR 97031. Excellent pub food. Several large TVs.
Working Hands: Working Hands will be hosting a watch party. Monarch Hot Chicken will be doing a pop up serving hot chicken strips and fries and deep fried Oreos. 1021 12th St, Hood River, OR 97031
River City: Go for the food specials and TVs. 207 Cascade Ave. Hood River, OR, 97031.
Kickstand Coffee and Kitchen will be throwing a watch party with food specials. 1235 State St. Unit #100. Hood River, OR 97031. Menu below:
Where to order the day-of
Pizza Leona in White Salmon will be offering 2 for 1 pizzas (choose cheese or pepperoni). Caution: they plan to close early, at 6 p.m.
Please bear with us as we collect information and try to get it up as quickly as possible. We know there are more places to watch the game, we haven't had time to make the full list yet, but we didn't want to make you wait when we know there are things you can pre-order!
February 14 is coming! What are you doing?
Looking to eat out or order in for valentine's 2022?
Here's what we know so far:
Here are the flyers/photos from the businesses
Here are the menus
Here is the winter break closure schedule for local eateries, wineries, breweries, chocolate shops, and more.
Post first made in December 2021. Updated 1/14/22. Editor's note: We have decided to leave in place closures that have happened in the past and will continue to update the list as the season continues.
Many Columbia Gorge eateries and wineries shut down for a few weeks in winter for season rest before the busy spring and summer tourist season. Below, find a list of temporary closures for local establishments. If you would like to see a list of places that are permanently closed, please click here.
Grasslands Barbecue: Currently closed (1/1/22) but re-opening later this winter.
Henni's (White Salmon): Closed for winter rest January 1, 2022 through January 18, 2022.
Feast Market & Delicatessen: Closed Jan 15-24. Reopening January 25.
Gorges Beer Co.: Closed 1/13-1/18.
Broder Ost: On winter break 12/31/21 through 1/3/22
Columbia Gorge Confections: Closed 12/31/21-1/5/22
While the tasting rooms for these wineries are closed, many offer online ordering and delivery during times they are closed.
Aniche Cellars: Re-opening January 15, 2022
Grateful Vineyard: Winter Rest January 3rd -13th. Reopening on the January 14.
Viento: Re-opening January 22
Stoltz: Closed for the season.
Hood Crest Winery: Closed December 20, 2021-February 2, 2022.
Mt. Hood Winery: Closed until March
Wy'East Vineyard and Wheel's food truck: Closed December 20, 2021 - February 10, 2022.
The Gorge White House: Closed January and February 2022.
Halley M. is just over $16k short of raising enough funds to kickstart her plan to open a Puerto Rican food truck here in the Gorge.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Halley’s passion for food goes back to her youth. She spent hours at a time in the kitchen with her grandmother and great grandmother, even if it meant all she got to do was hang out and wash dishes.
Now, after spending a decade in the Gorge, Halley wants to bring her roots here. She notes on her Kickstarter page “I believe we need more diversity in the area. Being able to bring Puerto Rican cuisine to the area would be a dream come true for me.”
(And it’s true, could we get some Indian food up in here? Ethiopian? Nepalese please?)