Seats don’t come much closer to the Columbia River than at Puffin Cafe in Washougal. Set in the Port of Camas/Washougal marina, this floating eatery sits among sails and curious gulls, providing an ideal backdrop for piña coladas and fish tacos.
At Everybody’s Brewing in White Salmon, you’ll find jaw-dropping views of Mount Hood and unexpected treats like sweet potato burritos and seasonal country-style pork ribs. Steps away, Henni’s Kitchen and Bar has gained a loyal following with fresh burgers made from local Mountain Shadow farm chuck and house-made brioche buns.
Just to the east in Bingen, the Solstice Wood Fire Cafe adds a touch of Tuscany to the Gorge. The restaurant’s Italian wood-burning oven churns out deliciously singed pizzas topped with local goodies, and hunger-busting meatloaf with garlic mashed potatoes.
But if it’s a sweet tooth that needs satisfying, don’t miss St. John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Monastery in Goldendale, where foodie nuns craft a divine baklava soaked in honey from local beekeepers.
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