Top 5 Things to Do in Hood River for Cinco de Mayo


Although a Cinco de Mayo sombrero has never graced the top of my enormous noggin, I do get a superiority buzz witnessing the annual C de M ya-ya’s meander all pigeon-toed around town after a few tequila-shot-dares.

Shoot, I’d need to slurp down a swimming pool full of that stuff to get me loose and likable. 

Anyhoo, if you’re looking to get away to Hood River, Oregon for Cinco de Mayo this year, here are my top 5 recommendations for fun this weekend.

NOT looking forward to meeting you, 


Brian’s Pourhouse (just a few blocks from Lodge 902 on Oak Street downtown) Cinco de Mayo Party, 5-10pm Saturday night. Fun drinks, music & food.

Hood River Farmer’s Market Opens! Saturday, 9am-1pm

5th & Columbia Street, downtown Hood River

Kickstand Coffee (now served at Lodge 902) sponsors the family-friendly NPF Bike ride from Hood River to Moser (4.5 miles) on Sunday, May 6, 10am-2pm. 

Post-ride party just 1/2 mile from Lodge 902 at Kickstand Coffee where a portion of the sales will go to the National Psoriasis Foundation.

Jacob Williams Winery’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, 10am - 6pm

Expect vino, entertainment and Tacos Pepe food truck.

MountNbarrel Winery Bike Tours, Thursday 5/3-Monday 5/7, 10am-3pm

Leisurely all-inclusive wine country bike tours throughout the breathtaking Hood River Valley. Locally guided ride includes bikes/helmets, transportation from lodgings, tastings at 3 wineries, farm fresh food and more.

Lodge 902 can store your sombrero, fresh farm fruit, wine and bike this weekend!

It’s a downtown bed and breakfast in the Columbia River Gorge’s most celebrated town, Hood River, Oregon.  With six bedrooms (all with adjoining the bathrooms) and plenty of comfortable common areas, it’s also an ideal house to rent for off-site meetings, family reunions, wedding lodgings, guys’ weekends, women’s getaways and retreats.