Introduction to Hood River, Oregon
Hood River History
Hood River was named after the nearby Hood River. The first post office of the area was established on September 30, 1858. It was officially incorporated in July of 1895. It is the county seat of Hood River County, which was founded on June 23, 1908. The area was first settled in the 1850s.
Hood River and nearby Attractions
- International Museum of Carousel Art
- Seneca Fouts Memorial State Natural Area
- Hood River County Historical Museum
- Koberg Beach State Recreation Site
- Viento State Park
- Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Things To Do In Hood River
Waucoma Park, Eliot Park, Port Marina Park, Morrison Park, Jackson Park, Waucoma Park and Mann Park are all located in Hood River. The International Museum of Carousel Art and the Hood River County Historical Museum provide insight into the history of this area. The Seneca Fouts Memorial State Natural Area, the Koberg Beach State Recreation Site and Viento State Park are nearby. Local celebrations include the Hood River Cherry Days, the Hood River Valley Blossom Festival, the Hood River Pear Celebration and the Hood River Valley Harvest Fest.
Hood River Transportation
Portland International is the nearest major airport.
Hood River Higher Education
Portland Community College, Clackamas Community College and Mt. Hood Community College are the local centers of higher education.