Hood River, OR
Welcome to Our Community
Hood River, Oregon, sits at the confluence of the Columbia River and Hood River in the Columbia River Gorge. This port city is just across the Columbia from Washington State. Nestled at the foot of Mount Hood, Hood River is the western gateway to the Mount Hood Scenic Byway.
Because of its location, Hood River is known for its kiteboarding and windsurfing. In fact, the Port Commission built a protected harbor, called The Hook, to teach windsurfing, and there is also the wind-sport-friendly Waterfront Park. Hood River is also close to plenty of areas for mountain biking, kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking, and skiing, both Nordic and downhill.
South of the city is the Hood River Valley, known for its fruit orchards, specifically apples, cherries, and pears, and is home to several vineyards and wineries. There are also a number of distilleries, breweries, and cideries in the area.
Hood River is an epicenter for the arts and is home to several arts organizations like the Performing Arts Initiative and the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association.
This family-friendly city is served by Hood River County School District and an extension of the Columbia Gorge Community College. At the Hood River Middle School, there is a zero-energy music and science building, a garden, and a greenhouse, which are part of the city’s Outdoor Classroom Project.
Neighborhoods in Hood River tend to be friendly and quiet. Many houses in the area are two- and three-bedroom single-family homes, many built between the 1960s and 1980s. Of course, there are also a variety of townhomes, apartments, condos in the city.
If you’d like to learn more about Hood River, let us know! We’d love to show you around and help you find your dream home.