Lampoie’s: Button Bridge Rd. Address: 108 Hwy. 35 Hood River Tue-Sat: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Timeline: April through November. Food Type: Thai Specialty: Pad Thai Owners: Paiboon and Lampoie Ratanachan Open since: 2001
El Monte Taqueria: Tucker Road Hours: Monday -Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 or 8 p.m.; call 541-300-0873 or 541-380-0654 Food style: Mexican, including tacos, tortas, burritos, and quesadillas. House specialty: Amador says everything is the house specialty. Owner’s name: Amador Barragan Open since 2007. The site is a permanent one; outdoor seating.
Taqueria Mi Lindo Jalisco, Nobi’s on Tucker Road Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; call 541-806-3557 Food style: Mexican, including tacos, quesadillas, burritos and tortas House specialty: Jaime says everything is the house specialty. Owner’s name: Jaime Delgado Open since 2005; the site is a permanent one, outdoor seating.
Leah’s Lunch: Button Bridge Rd. Tues-Sat: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Timeline: April through October Food type: Vegan, vegetarian Specialty: Veggie lunch bowls Owner: Leah Hall. Hall can be found serving meals at the Windance lot and Thursdays at Farmers Market. First in HRC: 2011
Hood to Hills: downtown Odell
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., serving breakfast only; call 541-402-4449. Food style: “American” style breakfast and lunch dishes; coffee drinks and smoothies. House specialty: Turkey Bacon Ranch Wrap Owner: Rachel Schmitz Open since 2011; Schmitz has owned it since 2013 The site is a permanent one; outdoor seating.
Four & Twenty Blackbirds, Fifth and Cascade. Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m.-wind (or 3 p.m. if there’s no wind); 970-379-4121 or fourandtwentyblackbirds.me Food style: Seasonal, cosmopolitan (American, Greek, Asian, Mexican). Specialty The Badass Breakfast Burrito: a massive burrito that should probably be called the Badass Breakfast-and-Lunch Burrito. Also, the Lunchbox: Sautéed vegetables with choice of quinoa, lentils, rice noodles, and sauces. These are the only two items always on the menu. Owner: Shane Egan. Year opened: 2012
White House Café, Pine Grove Owners’ names: Kennedy family, Gorge White House Hours: Friday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; call 541-386-2828. Food style: Burgers, sandwiches, and flatbreads Specialty: White House Burger Open since 2013; site is a permanent one; outdoor seating.
Local Grind: Event Site dock. Daily 11 a.m. to sunset Food type: Hawaiian – bento, Yakisoba, kahlua pork Specialty: Ahi tacos Owner: Larry Abell Opened in 2013
The Sandbar Café: Event Site dock Daily 11 a.m. to sunset Food type: burgers, sandwiches, fish and chips, salads Specialty: fish tacos Owner: Susie Dow Open since 2013 under current ownership
Empanadas Maria Elba Owners’ names: Norma Vega. Address: Gorge Grown Hood River Farmers’ Market, Hours/contact information: Open during market hours, 4-7 p.m.; www.empanadasmariaelba.com. Style of food: Chilean. House specialty: Empanadas, both savory and sweet Date opened: 2012
Noodle Heaven 5th and Cascade Open Tue-Thurs., 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Food type: Indonesian Pad Thai, curry, satay, tofu, tempeh Specialty: Build your own plate Owners; Andy and Jesse Miles Opened July 2015
Taqueria La Nena Owner: Maria Elena Ruvalcaba and Manuel Garcia Ruvalcaba Address: 419 State Street (West end of Hood River News parking lot) Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10:30 a.m. to midnight. Contact info: 541-806-4348 or look up “Taqueria La Nena” on Facebook Year opened: 2015 (May 18) Style of food: Traditional Mexican: Tacos, tortas, burritos, and several more options. Specialties: Gorditas, described on La Nena’s menu as “a corn pocket stuffed with cubed pork shoulder cooked in a puya chile sauce — with cabbage, tomato & lime-oregano pickled onion (GF).”
Gustavo’s Tacos 5th and Cascade Food type: Mexican Specialty: steak, pastore tacos
Monday-Thursday 11-8, Friday and Saturday noon to 3 a.m. Owner: Gustavo Delgadillo Opened July 2015