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Another gorgeous view at Hood River Another gorgeous view at Hood River

Holiday USA West Coast Road Trip in Aug 2022: Day 6 – Afternoon and Evening in Hood River

By Nige on Tue 09 Aug 2022 at 15:01
Story: Holiday USA West Coast Road Trip in Aug 2022
Tags: Hertz | Hilton | Holidays | Hood River | USA

The path next to the Columbia River, under the bridge, was closed due to work being undertaken on the bridge.  So, we crossed over the entry to the bridge and headed back down to the river’s edge.

There were some lovely views across the harbour.  There was a sea plane perched on top of a wooden deck, which seemed odd.  Assume it’s not in use right now.

A beautiful view at the Best Western, Hood River A beautiful view at the Best Western, Hood River
A beautiful view at the Best Western, Hood River

Downtown Hood River is a quaint little place, primarily based around a single main street; a little hilly, but with characterful shops on either side. We headed back to the hotel and picked up our keys to room 303.  The room was fab: large, balcony gave great views of the river and the bridge taking vehicles into Washington state.  We might head that way in the morning.

Another beautiful view in Hood River Another beautiful view in Hood River
Another beautiful view in Hood River

After a nap in the afternoon, we headed down to The Riverside restaurant in the hotel at around 5pm.  We picked the right time since tables on the deck soon filled up after we arrived. 

The Riverside restaurant at the Best Western, Hood River The Riverside restaurant at the Best Western, Hood River
The Riverside restaurant at the Best Western, Hood River

We had a great table and a waitress that was happy to give us some time to enjoy the experience. We had a bottle of local rose, which wasn’t too sweet. 

Fab table at the Riverside restaurant at the Best Western, Hood River Fab table at the Riverside restaurant at the Best Western, Hood River
Fab table at the Riverside restaurant at the Best Western, Hood River

For starters, I had the meatballs and Vick had a salad. 

Tasty starters at the Riverside restaurant at the Best Western, Hood River Tasty starters at the Riverside restaurant at the Best Western, Hood River
Tasty starters at the Riverside restaurant at the Best Western, Hood River

For mains, I went for the steak which was gorgeous and Vick went for the gluten-free pasta, which she was a little disappointed by. 

Vicks pasta main at the Riverside restaurant at the Best Western, Hood River Vicks pasta main at the Riverside restaurant at the Best Western, Hood River
Vicks pasta main at the Riverside restaurant at the Best Western, Hood River

For pudding we both went for the blackberry cheesecake.  The colour was a real standout!

Amazing cheesecake at the Riverside restaurant at the Best Western, Hood River Amazing cheesecake at the Riverside restaurant at the Best Western, Hood River
Amazing cheesecake at the Riverside restaurant at the Best Western, Hood River

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Nige is one of the co-founders of The Billingham Blog and works as a freelance management consultant. He loves to fly in his spare time!

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