August 31, 2010
Kick off the Hood River Bounty with a Ride on the Rails
By: Mary Pellegrini
There’s no better way to kick off this season’s Oregon Bounty than riding the rails on the Mount Hood Railroad’s Friday Night Wine Trains, spending a quiet evening or two at the Old Parkdale Inn and awake to a hearty Hood River Bounty breakfast. The Wine Trains will prove to be a vintage railroad experience combined with premier local food and wine. Starting September 3rd and running every Friday through the end of October the railway experience serves a variety of wines from the night’s featured local winery, including limited production and reserve wines from each. While in route, you’ll enjoy a delicious and freshly prepared boxed-meal from Celilo Restaurant, Travel Oregon’s Featured Columbia River Gorge Restaurant. Your personal host will select a pairing for your meal or you are welcome to taste one of the many winery selections.
After breakfast the next morning, we invite you to create a truely memorable culinary experience by enjoying the many Columbia River Gorge Fall Events featured on the Hood River County Fruit Loop. Please drink responsibly. We can even arrange to shuttle you back to the inn at the end of your evening on the train.