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Hood River
October 2000

In the October issue of TRAVELER, we feature 22 superb weekend getaways. One of our selections is Hood River, Oregon, a place writer John Briley describes as “a hip town on the Columbia River whose windsurfing is world class.” We think you’ll be inspired to visit after reading Briley’s tale. So here we offer the very best links on traveling to Hood River.













BASICS

Getting There and Getting Around
www.portlandairportpdx.com/web_pop/PDXHOme.htm
Flight information for the Portland International Airport, the closest major airport to Hood River

www.hoodriver.org/visitor/vihotel.htm#tran
Car rental and Hood County Transit information

Determining Time Difference
www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/results.html?
query=Hood+River%2C+OR

The current time in several major cities, including Portland, the closest major city to Hood River

Checking Weather Forecasts
www.weather.com/weather/cities/us_or_hood
_river.html

Seven-day forecast, current weather conditions, satellite maps, and severe-weather alerts, as reported by the Weather Channel

www.hoodriver.org/demohist/declimat.htm
Information on average monthly temperatures, average annual temperatures, and precipitation levels from the Hood County Chamber of Commerce

ESSENTIALS

Where to Eat
www.gorge.net/hrccc/visitor/vidine.htm
A listing of more than 30 eateries with information on locations and some links to restaurants

www.gonorthwest.com/Oregon/columbia/hood_river/
Hood_River.htm

A listing of casual restaurants—with addresses and some telephone numbers

Where to Stay
www.hoodriver.org/visitor/vihotel.htm
Listings for hotels, cabins, inns, bed-and-breakfasts, and hostels

www.columbiagorgehotel.com
The Columbia Gorge Hotel’s site, which includes room rates and location descriptions—plus, information on golfing and dining

www.gonorthwest.com/Oregon/columbia/hood_river/
Hood_River.htm

Links and short descriptions for Hood River hotels, bed and breakfasts, and lodges

THINGS TO DO

Events and Activities
www.hoodriver.org/visitor/vicalndr.htm
A calendar of events, such as the November Pumpkin Funland

www.hoodriver.org/visitor/vitodo.htm
A-to-Z guide to activities, including beer tastings and cross country skiing—plus, information on children's parks, museums, and drive-in movies

Recreation
www.hoodriverwindsurfing.com/wind.htm
Information on windsurfing and ski rentals—plus, updated water temperatures and surface conditions from Hood River Windsurfing

www.hoodriver.org/visitor/virec.htm
Information on recreational activities, including skiing, fishing, hunting, golf, rafting, touring and visiting a llama ranch—compiled by the Hood County Chamber of Commerce

TRAVEL GUIDES

Map Links
www.odot.state.or.us/hcrh/maps/maps.htm
Offers various maps of the Columbia River Gorge area, delivered by the Oregon Department of Transportation

www.gorp.com/gorp/resource/US_National_Forest/
or_colum.HTM

Includes a map of Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood National Forest, from the Great Outdoor Recreation Pages

MEDIA

Books
shop.gorp.com/atbook/srchresk.asp?mscssid=7NP6CJ K7B4SR2MLV00S7N8P35GWKE7Q8
Guides on hiking and fishing, and general information about Hood River

travel.roughguides.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi
Search engine for the informative Rough Guides online (key in “Hood River”)

www.gorp.com/gorp/publishers/menasha/mbik_ore.htm
Offers excellent tips for mountain bikers traveling in the Mount Hood area—from the Great Outdoor Recreation Pages

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Hood River County Chamber of Commerce
www.hoodriver.org
Information on accommodations, restaurants, events and activities, outdoor recreation, and more

The Great Outdoor Recreation Pages: Mount Hood National Forest
www.gorp.com/gorp/resource/us_national_forest/or_mount.htm
Offers superb outdoor and adventure-travel information on the Hood River region

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