I have easily passed through Hood River 100 times. I kid you not, I have driven back and forth to Eastern Oregon and Portland for nearly 18 years now. We did discover the quaint downtown and for a while our stop included the Taco del Mar. I know, why would a foodie stop there?? It was easy and the place was so quaint, it was a fun stop, and always guaranteed fast. Every time we drove in and back out, I would look around and just want to take my time. But with 6 hours still ahead or 6 hours behind you, stopping to look was not an option.
Finally last summer I met up with a friend and we stopped in Hood River. We had the the most amazing meal and I decided the next time we came through we would stop as a family and enjoy. And we did!! That was the stop that made me want to come back for a weekend. So here we are 3 months later enjoying Hood River again. Before we even entered the town we enjoyed hours of hiking and [Read more…]