Head just an hour East of Portland and you will be right in the heart of the Fruit Loop in the heart of the Hood River Valley. A beautiful drive through fruit farms, wineries, and fruit stands, plus majestic views of Mt. Hood all around. Always call ahead to the U-Pick orchards to make sure they have availability of fruit!
Thousand Trails campgrounds are nearby by approximately 3 – 4 hours, so this may be a stop you’d want to take if you’re heading through Portland going east. Here are a few places in the fruit loop you might want to check out:
Marchesi Vineyards & Winery – Award-winning winery along Hood River. Tasting room is open 7 days a week. Enjoy sipping wines on their outdoor patio.
Viento Wines – Family tradition is the backbone of this winery. The new tasting room (opened this summer) is open daily.
Wilinda Blueberry Patch – Pick gorgeous, juicy blueberries here. Take your love for blueberries to another level by staying in the cute house available to rent from September – June.
Hood Crest Winery and Vineyard – Tess and Patrik Barr have been making wine and playing blues music together since the 1980s.
Headed to the Fruit Loop? Take a photo with all the fruit you picked with the #100daysofcamping rally towel and show us in the comments!