Watersports on Oregon’s Hood River.
Ocean snobs, take note: this part of the Hood River has some of the best windsurfing in the U.S. Skilled riders will love the giant swells at the aptly named Swell City, but there are some semi-protected spots, like the Hook, for beginners, too. Start your morning with a hearty breakfast (you’ll need the energy) and then head out around midday—that’s when the gusts pick up.
Brian's Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
Brian's Windsurfing & Kitesurfing can point you in the right direction, and hook you up with equipment and instruction.
Hood River Fruit Loop
Stop along the 35-mile Hood River Fruit Loop, where farm stands sell homemade, fruit-filled pastries.
Celilo Restaurant and Bar
The restaurant puts local produce to good use: foraged chanterelles in pasta, roasted organic beets with fresh fish.
Carson Ridge Cabins
Porch swings and log beds lend rustic charm to the otherwise luxurious cabins. One-room units have fireplaces, jetted tubs, and mountain views.