What would you do if you only had 36 hours near Parkdale, Oregon? See? Eat? Where would you stay?
Of course you’ll want to make a reservation at the Old Parkdale Inn so as to make the absolute most of your 36 hours in the Upper Hood River Valley
Where to Eat Lunch in Parkdale
Apple Valley BBQ (just two-blocks from the Old Parkdale Inn) has great Northwest style BBQ in the heart of the Upper Hood River Valley. In addition to the BBQ, the sides are great, the specials are great. They’re just great folks. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor dining, as well as pick up orders to-go.
Where to Eat Dinner in Mount Hood
Solera Brewery, across the street from the Old Parkdale Inn, specializes in creating unique, one of a kind beers in small batches. The Hedonist IPA is a local’s favorite, and is the only beer available on draft year round. The tap list changes regularly though the stunning view of Mount Hood remains unchanged. The Reuben Sandwich and Hummus Plate are our favorites.
Grateful Vineyard is home to brewed beer, ciders and wine, as well as great pizzas and an amazing view of Mount Hood. Are you sure you only have 36 hours? You might want to extend your stay so you can savor all the incredible foods!
Where to Eat Breakfast and get yummy house made ice cream
Baseline Biscuits in Parkdale Oregon is offering up a southern style menu featuring their own giant biscuits with all the fixings as well as some favorites like Chicken Fried Steak and Shrimp & Grits. We are also offering a limited brunch style cocktail menu along with local coffee, tea and our house hot chocolate blend.
Mt Hood Creamery – same building as Baseline Biscuits. Making hand crafted small batch ice creams and sorbets right in the heart of Mt Hood. Seasonal favorites like fresh Strawberry, Moby Mocha Chip, Blueberry Crisp, Huckleberry Lemonade and Salted Caramel, to name but a few.
Things to Do near Parkdale, Oregon
The first thing to do if you only have 36 hours is to head to the Hood River County Fruit Loop, a scenic 35-mile driving tour through the scenic Hood River Valley, past fruit stands, family farms, and wineries.
Follow the steps of pioneers. Head to the Historic Barlow Road and see a replica of the old tollgate between mileposts 44 and 45 in Rhododendron. This is where pioneers had to pay $5 to cross. You’ll can also see the Laurel Hill Chute, a vertical area where settlers lowered their wagons and their belongings, and the grandmas, everything, down into the canyon below
Head to the Mt Hood National Forest and take a dip, or a paddle, in Lost Lake, a popular place to cool off that offers spectacular views of Oregon’s highest point, Mt. Hood.
Visit the Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum. The museum tells the history of skiing, snowboarding, and early days of Mt. Hood. Make times to peruse the Mt. Hood Gallery, which includes an interactive 3D mountain model, a unique exhibit on the evolution of skiing at Mt Hood, and a miniature replica of a fire lookout.
Best Waterfalls in Mount Hood or Near Mount Hood
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We’re your home base for exploring and enjoying the Hood River Valley and beyond. After a full day, you’ll love the peace and tranquility of the Old Parkdale Inn. Relax in the gardens, perhaps with your favorite beverage, by the bonfire, roast some s’mores, weather permitting of course.
What’s to do
The Hood River Fruit Loop is located in the beautiful Hood River Valley at the foot of majestic Mt. Hood offering you a variety of wines, fruits, vegetables, flowers, ciders, and food. Many outdoor adventures, such as kayaking, windsurfing, skiing, snow boarding, and hiking, await. Mt. Hood Meadows, Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, and Timberline Ski areas are only a short drive away, as is the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood National Forest where trails and wildlife abound.