1. Hood RiverWhat makes an Oregon destination romantic? Stunning landscapes, good food and drink, and somewhere beautiful to stay the night. That’s what we think at least, and few other cities in Oregon feature such a confluence of those qualities as Hood River. Nestled into the scenic Columbia River Gorge at the base of Mt. Hood, only an hour east of Portland, the small city makes for a perfect romantic getaway.You can find a great meal at farm-to-table Celilo, scenic waterfront restaurant Riverside or gourmet delicatessen Boda’s Kitchen, but Hood River might be an even better place to drink. Beer drinkers have a three-peat of epic proportions with Full Sail Brewing, Double Mountain Brewery and Pfriem Family Brewers all downtown; wine lovers can head off to any of the 30 Columbia River Gorge wineries; while fans of cider can visit the whopping 11 cideries in Hood River Valley.You can walk off all that food and drink on the many gorgeous trails in and around Hood River, including hikes up Mt. Hood, treks to find wildflowers in the Columbia River Gorge, and paths for runners and cyclists alike. Alternately, you can stay inside and relax at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel, ritzy Columbia Cliff Villasor rustic Bigfoot Lodge B&B. The key word for romance here is options – and Hood River delivers in spades.
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