NW Getaway: Hood River

NW Getaway: Hood River

On the banks of the Columbia River, in the heart of the Gorge and flanked by Mount Hood to the south and Mount Adams to the north, Hood River is a magical place for families who love the outdoors. Which is why my outdoor-loving family visited in July—our first vacation since COVID-19 hit and threw off our (and everyone else’s) spring and summer plans. Discovering the charm and adventure of the area that we had driven through many times but never fully explored, was just what we needed.

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Highlighted Hood River Hot Spots

More photos of Hood River

  • View of Mount Hood from Hood River's Fruit Loop

Nikki Klock became co-owner and editor of Vancouver Family Magazine in September 2006. She grew up mainly in the Northwest and graduated from Utah Valley University. She is an avid reader and insists that a book is (almost) always better than a movie. She has lived in Vancouver with her husband, JR, and two daughters since 2003. Check out Nikki's Editor’s Picks here.

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