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Things to do in The Dalles

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
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“Historic restaurant and bar. Quality homemade food made on premises; fresh meats, seafood and oyster dishes, soups, salads, breads, pastas, and desserts.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Yummy craft brews and pizza! Housed inside The Mint, a historic downtown building, you will drink and dine overlooking the large fermenters where beer is being made. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“Quirky tasting room in the bottom of an old grain tower. Velvet couches among gilded industrial machinery. It is very "WIlly Wonka". A must see on your wine tasting rounds.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Amenities: Viewpoint and Memorial Rose Garden Walking Trail Disc Golf Restrooms Picnic Tables Playground Tennis Courts Softball Fields and concession stand Volleyball pits Picnic Area (Amenities Available with Rental) Shelter (Amenities Available with Rental) Hours: Open from dawn to dusk.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Best Croissants and raspberry jam - creative, creature comfort breakfast and lunch”
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Good prices but can be exceptionally busy. Safeway is nearby but you'll spend more on the average staples.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Wide selection of draft beers, pub style menu and lively crowd. Housed in the old Mason Temple, Clocktower features a live music jam on Sunday afternoons, and live outdoor summer music on the patio overlooking downtown main streets. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“Casual, sports screens, live music , dog friendly outdoor eating area, Great food too! a popular hang out place for the locals.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing burgers, full food menu available on website, mom's home cooking, Craft Beers & cider, Live music and/or entertainment every Friday & Saturday. Minors welcome until 9 pm every night. Steampunk Industrial Pub with a Twist of The Dalles History. "Were Old Friends Meet New Friends" Gasrtopub,Top Shelf Full bar,18 taps Craft Beers&Cider”
  • 4 locals recommend
Travel Agency
  • 1 local recommends
Café
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“At Spooky’s Pizza, we’re proud to serve high-quality meals for every appetite right here in The Dalles. We’re a family-owned establishment, and we put extra care into everything we do. Every day, you can find us back in the kitchen making our own crusts, sauces, soups, and more from scratch. Our banquet hall is perfect for any special event, and our express pick-up window makes eating well easier than ever. We’re proud to be upholding the Spooky’s tradition, and we hope you’ll join us!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Book Store
“With our original bookshelves and slightly squeaky floors, we invite you to browse through our vast selection of books, eclectic cards, journals, children’s toys, crafts, stationery and much more. We have a wide selection of titles, both new and out of print. From cooking, baking and brewing to mystery, sci-fi, and thriller – we can help you find the book you are looking for. As the oldest bookstore in Oregon, we are proud to serve the communities of The Dalles, the Columbia River Gorge, the Pacific Northwest, and our online customers.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The history of the county, the one room schools, the building itself was originally a Fort outpost a wonderful museum that give you what the pioneers must have seen and experienced.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“This is a brand new neon sign museum (just opened in April 2018) curated by one of the world's foremost sign collectors David Benko. Definitely worth a look!”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Historic restaurant and bar. Quality homemade food made on premises; fresh meats, seafood and oyster dishes, soups, salads, breads, pastas, and desserts.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Brewery
“Yummy craft brews and pizza! Housed inside The Mint, a historic downtown building, you will drink and dine overlooking the large fermenters where beer is being made. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Best Croissants and raspberry jam - creative, creature comfort breakfast and lunch”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Casual, sports screens, live music , dog friendly outdoor eating area, Great food too! a popular hang out place for the locals.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing burgers, full food menu available on website, mom's home cooking, Craft Beers & cider, Live music and/or entertainment every Friday & Saturday. Minors welcome until 9 pm every night. Steampunk Industrial Pub with a Twist of The Dalles History. "Were Old Friends Meet New Friends" Gasrtopub,Top Shelf Full bar,18 taps Craft Beers&Cider”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“At Spooky’s Pizza, we’re proud to serve high-quality meals for every appetite right here in The Dalles. We’re a family-owned establishment, and we put extra care into everything we do. Every day, you can find us back in the kitchen making our own crusts, sauces, soups, and more from scratch. Our banquet hall is perfect for any special event, and our express pick-up window makes eating well easier than ever. We’re proud to be upholding the Spooky’s tradition, and we hope you’ll join us!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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