Hood River Valley, Oregon, USA
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. It is a port on the Columbia River, and is named for the nearby Hood River.
Hood River is known as the wind surfing capital of the northwest USA. The winds from the Columbia River Gorge, best during the middle of the day, create ideal conditions for riding the waves. To enjoy the view of "boardheads" at play, drive to the Columbia Gorge Sailpark or follow Second Street to the waterfront.
The Mt. Hood Scenic Railroad offers trips through the beautiful apple and pear orchards in the area. The circa 1910 railcars are pulled by a diesel locomotive along the route of an old fruit train line through the scenic valley between Mt. Hood and the Columbia River. The seasonal opening of the train is during the Hood River Blossom Festival, towards the end of April.
Things to See & Do
* Mt. Hood Scenic Railroad
* Orchards & vineyards
* Columbia River Gorge
Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Population – 6,600 approx
Land Area – 5.3 km2
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Port Location – The port is located on the Columbia River.
Transport Links – Hood River can be accessed from Portland (65miles).