Food and Drink
We are proud residents of Cascade Locks, and have many reason why. The “East Wind” ice cream shop was featured in the movie “Wild” with Reese Witherspoon, as well as other scenes in movies filmed here such as “Benji the Hunted”, “Short Circuit” and “Twilight”, among many others. We have the Columbia River Sternwheeler that summers here in Cascade Locks that offers short trips as well as Dinner Cruises that let you enjoy the river from a much higher perspective. Oregon and Washington are connected by the “Bridge of the Gods”, which is a toll bridge. The next bridge west of the is in Portland, and another bridge east of it in Hood River. The Hood River bridge is also a toll bridge. The toll in Cascade Locks is $3 each way. If you fish with us, we can tell you the ancient story of how the Bridge of the Gods got its name, as well as some other native american history which is rich and exciting with stories of Lewis and Clark making their way down the Columbia River with Pocohontis (A statue of her can be found in the Park here in town). There the Cascade Locks Historical Museum down in the park, as well as the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum on the Stevenson side of the river with great information about the area.
Oregon Restaurants from West (Cascade Locks) to East (Hood River)
Bridgeside restaurant in Cascade Locks, Oregon, is a historic restaurant next to the landmark Bridge of the Gods. With outstanding Columbia River views, Bridgeside has been a dining destination and popular travel stop for over six decades. Another old landmark to anyone with history in the area, it used to be known as the Charburger.
The sisters (Terrie Brigham, and Kim Brigham Campbell) behind the Brigham Fish Market sell freshly caught Columbia River fish in Cascade Locks, Oregon. They’re among the few Native fishermen who stay in the area year-round. From every kind of seafood, and seafood twist on quesadillas, po’boys, soups and ciabatta, you can feed your appetite here! Located on the north side of the main drag, you will have a beautiful view of the very river your salmon and sturgeon are caught out of.
Thunder Island Brewing Co is a community-focused craft brewery committed to brewing distinctive beers while celebrating diversity, outdoor adventure, and all that the Gorge has to offer.
Founded in 2013 in the city of Cascades Locks, Oregon, Thunder Island is proud to be founding members of Breweries in the Gorge.
In September 2020, we moved into our new brand new purpose-built brewery and taproom on main street Cascade Locks. Stay tuned for more beer and fun!
Cascade Locks Ale House, famouse to the PCT hikers has comfort eats & many local brews on tap served up in cozy surrounds with a fireplace & water views.
500 Wa Na Pa St, Cascade Locks, OR 97014
TuesdayClosed WednesdayClosed Thursday12–8 PM
Friday12–8 PM Saturday12–8 PM Sunday12–8 PM Monday12–8 PM (Call ahead to see if they have thier famouse Horseradish)
Thirsty, opened in 2019, offers espresso, pastries, breakfast burritos and breakfast sandwiches. It also features an indoor and outdoor seating area. Muffins and cinnamon rolls are provided by Barb’s Bake Shop in Troutdale, and the burritos are made daily by La Casa de Sabor in Stevenson. Hidden River Roasters, new in Camas, provides the coffee. “It’s neat, too, that we get to help other businesses,” Sobaski says. “Having customers like us is really helping the other businesses.”
Gorges Beer had dreams as vast as the Columbia Gorge, so our team of brewers and beer enthusiasts came together in 2019 to change the way we drink beer in Cascade Locks. Our Flagship location opened on July 14th, 2021. This space is three stories and features two open-air patios with sweeping views of the Columbia River Gorge and Cascade Mountain range. Come join us before or after a hike while you’re out exploring the Gorge!
The Eastwind Drive-In located in downtown Cascade Locks is a retro diner serving all-day comfort eats, burgers & ice cream in a snug digs with a drive-thru. Outside dining only.
Stevenson WA Restaurants from West to East end of town
Walking Man Brewing was established in 1999. Nestled in Stevenson, Washington near the Bridge of the Gods in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge, Walking Man Brewing began impacting the Northwest craft beer scene in late 2000.
WEDNESDAY – THURSDAY
3PM – 9PM
FRIDAY – SUNDAY
12PM – 9PM
Since 1908 the Old Saloon building has been a Stevenson favorite, specializing in waterfront dining with fantastic views. Now Clark and Lewie’s continues to ba a place for all to enjoy with a focus on fresh flavors, a menue featuring local ingredients.
Fri 11-7 (Queen of Hearts drawing 5:30)
Sat 10-8 (Live Music 6-8)
Your local Stevenson Subway brings new bold flavors along with the old favorites to satisfy guests everyday. We deliver these mouth-watering flavors with our famous Footlongs, 6″ sandwiches, wraps and salads. Make it a meal and add a drink, chips, and don’t forget the freshly made cookies!
Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-9pm
Big River Grill offers a clean, relaxing experience where guests can decompress and enjoy the company of their friends and family. We have local beer and wine, along with craft cocktails. During the warmer months we offer outside dining on our dog-friendly patio.
El Rio Texicantina is family owned and operated Southwest Mexican inspired cuisine, this restaurant and bar is located int he beautiful Columbia Gorge where locals and visitors feel like family and leave as friends. We offer a full bar with an extensive tequila selection and delicious premium cocktails. For over 25 years we’ve served classic favorites such as our house-made Blue Corn Enchilada Suizas and tender New Mexican Steak.
Mon-Thr 4pm-8pm *Closed Wed* Fri 4pm-11pm
Sat Noon-11pm Sun Noon-8pm
Tacos Pepe was established in 2012, located in Stevenson Washington, this little food cart offers a Huge Punch in flavor and options. From Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, salads and nachos. Don’t forget churros and mexican drinks. They have vegetarian options as well.
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-8pm
The Cabin Drive-Thru was established in 2014 by Ben & Vicki Sciacca. Scott and Lori Lishan became the new owners in 2017. Serving coffee, breakfast sandwiches, pastries, smoothies and lunch sandwiches. Gluten free and vegan options available.
You can also find Wellness Brewing at the Cabin with Lori Lishan Oil Hacks and High Vibe Living.
Kid Friendly & Dog Friendly with free Wi-Fi.
Sat 8am-1pm Closed Sunday
*No phone in orders*
The Bungalow Bar & Grill may look like a dive, but the food inside is tasty. Beer, burgers, excellent coleslaw and a juke box playing music while you shoot some pool.
Takeout or dine-in.
Hours: Mon/Tue/Wed Closed
Backwoods Brewing Company began in Carson, Washington, amids the scenic Columbia River Gorge. Founded by the Waters family in 2012, ackwoods has set the course to be a true Pacific Northwest brewery with their hearty beer and amazing food. Come by, relax, enjoy the outdoors and, of course, have a great beer.
Elk Ridge Clubhouse opened under new ownership on March 18th 2023. Located in the clubhouse of Elk Ridge Golf Course, this new restaurant headed by Executive Chef August Johnston is serving up your favorites for breakfast and lunch, with dinner service coming soon.
Hours: Mon-Sun 7am-4pm
La Gula Mexican Food Truck, located in Carson Washington offers Tacos, Burritos, Hamburgers, Tamales and Breakfasts Burritos.
Hap Cafe, also known as Nasy’s KitChan, has a dine-in or takeout option for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Wheelchair accessible.
Classic egg, pancake, omelet, and french toast breakfast. They have an Asian menu as well that has cheese rangoon, potstickers, egg rolls, soups, salads, fried rice, noodles and vegetables. They also have Thai tea, Vietnamese coffee, lemonade, soda and juice.
Crosscut Espresso & Deli has a fun breakfast and lunch menu with burrito’s, sandwiches, baked goods, salads and even grilled cheese. They also have a great selection of coffee and ice-cream! Come drive-thru, sit-down. Enjoy great food, friendly staff in a family owned coffee shop. GF options available, plus free Wi-Fi.