Story Ideas

Our bi-monthly tip sheets include great story ideas for Hood River County, plus a calendar of key events. To subscribe, please email Amy Hunter.

September 2017

  • Hood River: Open to Visitors with Lots of Fun Fall Options
  • The Yin & Yang of Hood River
  • F Is for Fall: Hood River Festivals, Fruit Loop & Foliage

July 2017

  • Hood River’s Top Scenic Fall Drives
  • Fall Festival Previews: Hood River Hops Fest and Hood River Valley Harvest Fest
  • Mt. Hood Meadows is Golden this Winter

May 2017

  • Car-Free Exploration of Hood River Wineries
  • Take Your Pick of the Hood River County Fruit Loop
  • Ready, Set, GOrge!: Top Tips for Safe, Fun, Sustainable Travel to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
  • Take a Walk Through Hood River History

March 2017

  • An Insider’s Guide to Hood River: Five Off-the-Beaten-Path Experiences
  • Blossom Madness Ready to Hit Hood River
  • Springtime Getaway Sweepstakes – Open Through April 30

January 2017

  • Hood River Launches Inaugural “Hood River Music Month” in February 2017
  • Find Yourself in Hood River This Winter: Winter Getaway Contest, and Stay & Ski Deal
  • Top 3 Reasons to Visit Hood River This Spring

October 2016:

  • Head to Hood River for a Post-Election Detox
  • Two for the Trail: Hood River Welcomes Two New Hiking Trails
  • Winter Wonderland on Mt. Hood Predicted for 2016

July 2016:

  • Farming it Out in Hood River: Farms Stays, U-pick and Hood River Valley Harvest Fest
  • Meet Cascade Locks: Sternwheelers, Sailing and Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild” Finish

January 2016:

  • Hood River’s Top 5 Springtime Activities
  • Families: Make a Break for Hood River this Spring
  • Drink Up the Gorge: From Cider & Spirits to Beer & Wine
  • Historic Columbia River Highway Kicks Off Its Centennial

May 2016:

  • Giddyup in the Gorge: Horseback Wine Tours and Other Fun Ways to Explore Hood River
  • New Columbia Gorge Express Pilot Bus Service Launches on May 27
  • An Insider Guide to Autumn in Hood River

March 2016:

  • April Blossoms & Cider
  • “Wiking” the Gorge
  • New Waterfront Hotel

September 2015:

  • America’s King of Roads Celebrates its Centennial in 2016
  • The ABC’s of Autumn in Hood River
  • The El Nino Guide to Hood River Winters

July 2015:

  • Top 10 Reasons to Visit Hood River this Fall
  • 7 Bikes for 7 Wonders Comes to the Columbia River Gorge
  • Notable New Drinking Holes

May 2015:

  • U-Pick Heaven: Hood River Valley
  • Top 10 Family Activities in Hood River: Spring/Summer Edition
  • Falling for Hood River: Autumn Drives, Hikes and More

November 2015:

  • Celebrate the Holidays in Hood River
  • Winter Base Camp & Special Mt. Hood Meadows Offer
  • Find Yourself in Hood River this Winter
  • The Ultimate Springtime Experience: Fruit Blossoms, Hikes and the Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest

March 2015:

  • Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest: 1 Day, 19 Cideries, 38 Ciders
  • Hood River Breweries Go BIG: Introducing the Columbia River Gorge’s First Brewery Passport Program
  • Take a Walk on the ARt Side: the Hood River BIG ART Walking Tour

January 2015:

  • The Ultimate Oregon Ski Vacation: Mt. Hood Meadows & Hood River
  • County’s “Ski, Stay & Save” Offer
  • Top 3 Reasons to Visit Hood River this Spring: Fruit Blossoms, Wildflower & Waterfall Hikes and the 2nd Annual Hard-Pressed Cider Fest
  • Make Room, Microbrews: Hood River’s Booming Hard Cider Scene
  • Make a Break for Hood River this Spring
  • Fly Fishing, Golfing & Breweries: Father’s Day in the Gorge

November 2014:

  • Hood River Hat Trick: Winter Edition
  • Kids in the Hood: Santa Sightings and New Kiddo-centric Snowboarding Playground
  • You Look Gorge-ous: Romantic Getaways, Hood River-style
  • Spring Getaway: Blossoms Galore in Hood River Valley

September 2014:

  • Oregon’s Newest Wine Destination: the Columbia River Gorge
  • Gals in the Gorge: Hood River the Perfect Girls’ Weekend Escape
  • Rivers Run Through It: Exploring the Hood River Region’s Numerous Waterways

August 2014:

  • Raise a Pint to Hod River, the #1 Brewery Town in America
  • Mt. Hood Meadows: It’s Not Just for Winter Anymore
  • Fall in Love with Hood River: Top Autumn Color Hikes, Drives and Bike Rides
  • Ski the Gorge! (And Other Winter Activities for All Ages.)

July 2014:

  • WILD About the Columbia River Gorge
  • Pick Like a Local: An Insider’s Guide to the Hood River County Fruit Loop
  • The Family the Plays Together…
  • Hood River: America’s Quintessential Winter Holiday Town