WELCOME to the City of Hood River. We are very proud of our community and hope you will enjoy Hood River as a virtual visitor, tourist, resident, or business person. I appreciate this opportunity to extend to you a warm and hearty welcome.

Hood River is considered by many as one of the most beautiful cities in Oregon, boasting an exceptional "quality of life" for both citizens and visitors. We are committed to the preservation and protection of our natural park areas, our clean and healthy environment, and the safety of our residents. We are proud of our city and of the many available activities. Hood River is well known for its summer recreational activities and opportunities, drawing thousands of visitors each year to our area. In addition, the City is home base for a winter wonderland with easy access to Mt. Hood recreational areas. Enjoy one of the many attractions and shop "till you drop" at our stores in downtown and in the Heights.

Because of our geographical location on the Columbia River in the middle of the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, Hood River is one of the best recreational centers in the Pacific Northwest. Our Community takes pride in our modern services, our first class recreation facilities, our all-embracing cultural opportunities, and our extensive programs and services for all ages.

The City of Hood River is a caring community where neighbors support each other and where families grow and prosper in a safe and healthy environment. Please enjoy yourself whether you are here for a short time or you chose to make this your home. If you are visiting, we hope that you will experience the warmth and hospitality of our community and return many more times. If you chose to make Hood River your home, we hope that you will not only feel community pride, but will also come to fully appreciate the value of being part of our City.


Paul Blackburn
City of Hood River