Press Releases

Tourism and events news from Hood River County.

Hood River Valley Harvest Fest Returns this October 13-15

The region’s biggest harvest event welcomes visitors back to the Gorge to celebrate its fall bounty and support local farmers and businesses

Hood River Hops Fest Rescheduled for October 7, 2017

Organizers are hopeful that I-84 will reopen by new date

Roy Webster Cross-Channel Swim Cancelled

The 75th Annual Roy Webster Cross-Channel Swim originally scheduled for Monday, September 4th is cancelled due to safety concerns

The Columbia River Gorge Will Be Hop-ing this September at Hood River Hops Fest

Hood River, Ore. – August 24, 2017 – On Saturday, September 23, downtown Hood River, Oregon, will again become the epicenter for fresh-hop beers with the return of Hood River Hops Fest, produced by the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce and presented by CH2M. This one-day festival, now in its 14th year, brings together more than 50 Pacific Northwest breweries to debut their seasonal fresh-hop beers. With over 60 unique varieties available for tasting, the Hood River Hops Fest boasts one of the largest fresh-hop selections in the nation.

Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest Grows in 2017

Hood River, Ore. – January 26, 2017 – Cider lovers should mark their calendars for April 22, 2017 when the Hood River Chamber of Commerce hosts the fourth annual Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest. More than 20 cideries will serve up 40 different ciders, giving people the chance to sample select 2017 offerings from Hood River County’s very own cider makers, as well as a variety of additional Northwest cideries. The full list of participating cideries will be available at in early March.

Hood River Sets the Stage for Inaugural “Hood River Music Month” in February 2017

Hood River, Ore. – January 20, 2016 – This February, Hood River County Chamber of Commerce invites visitors to discover Hood River’s diverse music scene during its inaugural “Hood River Music Month.” Featuring 50 musical events, this multi-week celebration includes everything from classical, jazz, acoustic, indie, rock and bluegrass performances to musicals, films and lectures. Almost a dozen Hood River venues, including wineries,cideries, theaters, hotels, and restaurants, welcome music-lovers of all ages.

Hood River Named “Top 10 Wine Travel Destination of 2017” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Hood River, Ore. – January 6, 2016 – The editors of Wine Enthusiast Magazine have recognized Hood River, Oregon’s idyllic location and burgeoning wine scene by naming this picturesque adventure town to its “Top 10 Wine Travel Destinations for 2017.” The list includes top winery destinations around the globe, ranging from Cafayate, Argentina to Marlborough, New Zealand.

Hood River Celebrates the Holidays!

From a old-fashioned holiday parade and tree lighting to New Year’s Eve fireworks on Mt. Hood, Hood River is Oregon’s ideal holiday destination

Plan a Winter Getaway to Hood River, Oregon and Save Big on Lift Tickets at Mt. Hood Meadows

— Hood River Stay & Ski promotion delivers deep discounts to powderhounds who make the Columbia River Gorge town their winter basecamp —