CENTRL Neighborhood Spotlight: Hood River
We believe a great workspace consists of more than just the physical office where you get your work done. That’s why at CENTRL, our locations are carefully selected so that our members can enjoy the perks of working in a vibrant neighborhood where there are great options for nature, culture, food, and drink.
Luckily, there are many amazing local businesses to support near our Hood River workspace. Located on the Hood River waterfront, our members enjoy access to modern and sophisticated offices, steps away from Ferment Brewing and other locally-owned breweries, bistros, and bike trails. Hood River is also a go-to destination for foodies, trekkers, historians, and those seeking a better work-life balance.
Here’s a partial list of a few of our neighbors we think you’ll like and hope you’ll support. Just remember to bring your mask! We’ll also be giving shout-outs to more of our neighbors in future posts.
Coffee & Breakfast
603 Portway Ave, Hood River, OR 97031
In the mood for rich, flavorful organic coffee? Located across the street from the Hood River waterfront park, Stoked is the go-to spot for artisan espresso drinks. They also offer a variety of fresh pastries like bacon scones, cardamom morning buns, ham and gruyere, and pumpkins and lemon poppyseed bread to name a few. We recommend checking out their free monthly public coffee cuppings at their Tasting Room and Roasterie!
102 Oak St, Hood River, OR 97031
You probably wouldn’t expect to find Scandinavian food in Hood River. Broder Øst, located inside the Hood River Hotel, is all about simplicity, be it their menu or decor, and this place delivers on both counts. We recommend the Lost Eggs (Förlorade Ägg), which is two poached eggs on a bed of sliced ham, spinach & cream, baked under a parmesan-panko crust. They also serve breakfast until closing time!
Kickstand Coffee & Kitchen
1235 State St, Hood River, OR 97031
Looking for the perfect cafe to kickstart your day? A Hood River gem, Kickstand is a community-focused restaurant that emphasizes local Pacific Northwest ingredients. In addition to making their own donuts and offering Stumptown coffee, their menu features a wide selection of delicious sandwiches, burgers, salads, and creative entrees. Their atmosphere is great and you’ll love sitting out on their patio!
Lunch & Midday
Ferment Brewing Company
403 Portway Ave, Hood River, OR 97031
You won’t need to travel far to grab a local beer or kombucha, since Ferment Brewing Company shares the same building as CENTRL. Ferment is a modern brewery and tasting room, featuring handcrafted ciders, beers and kombuchas, locally-sourced seasonal produce, hearty sandwiches, slow-roasted meats, and a wide variety of house-fermented items. We highly recommend trying the Korean BBQ burger and the falafel & ferments salad.
Solstice Cafe & Bar
501 Portway Ave, Hood River, OR 97031
Located across from the Hood River Waterfront Park, Solstice offers fresh, local, seasonal, and organic food skillfully prepared by hand at affordable prices. Featuring an imported Italian wood fire oven, they specialize in hearty rustic pizzas, seasonal entrees, and fresh pasta that’s made in-house. They also offer culinary-inspired cocktails, 11 rotating local microbrews, ciders, and house wine on tap. We love their pear and goat cheese pizza!
112A Oak St, Hood River, OR 97031
In the mood for a healthy, refreshing, and delicious acai bowl? Basik Café specializes in plant-based, dairy-free, superfood meals. They have multiple choices for smoothie bowls which can all be made vegan if you just request no honey. We recommend the Banyan, featuring peanut butter, almond milk, bee pollen, granola, crushed almonds, and hemp hearts.
pFriem Family Brewers
707 Portway Ave, Hood River, OR 97031
A destination for beer aficionados, pFriem (pronounced “Freem”) makes some of the best beer in the entire Pacific Northwest. Located right next to Hood River Waterfront Park, this brewpub produces artisanal beers in the Belgium tradition. The vibe here is relaxed and welcoming, and their tasting room features a European influenced menu that’s designed to pair with their beers.
Camp 1805 Distillery & Bar
501 Portway Ave, Hood River, OR 97031
If you’re looking for a quiet and eclectic spot to grab a drink after work, this is the place. Camp 1805 offers an amazing selection of locally made whiskey, rum & vodka, along with craft cocktails, beer, wine, and a delicious menu that includes house-smoked meats. We recommend trying the David Bowie, a cocktail featuring Mt. Hood serrano pepper vodka, passionfruit, and lime.
Double Mountain Brewery
8 4th St, Hood River, OR 97031
A renowned microbrewery and Hood River gem, Double Mountain has a lot of great beers on tap, and if you are a sour beer fan, they have plenty of intriguing options in that area. Not only is their thin crust pizza delicious, but it’s also made with local ingredients and is cooked at 700 degrees in a brick oven. We love that their beers can be purchased to-go and we highly recommend giving the Truffle Shuffle pizza a try!
At CENTRL, we know that coming together with local businesses is more important than ever. We feel fortunate that our Hood River location is situated in such a uniquely beautiful and vibrant community of businesses, fueled by creativity, a collaborative spirit, and entrepreneurship. Whether you want to learn more about renting a workspace or looking for tips on the neighborhood, we encourage you to visit our CENTRL Office Hood Riverpage and contact our Community Manager. We’re here to help!