I now have two clients in Hood River (see Hawkins Cellars) which makes me so happy! I love Hood River! The perfect ratioed mountain to water town has a lot of great restaurants, including Celilo Restaurant. Chef Ben Stenn creates wonderful Pacific Northwest cuisine while always using local purveyors. His motto: “Know your food. Know what it is, where it comes from, who grew it, when it was harvested, how it was prepared. It is an honor to be a part of this simple ethic.” Check out their amazing menu (don’t forget to peek at the cocktails and extensive wine list) then book a dinner reservation at Celilo and head out to one of the greatest Oregon town’s, Hood River.