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Top 5 Local Restaurants

One thing our guests love about Celilo Inn is how close it is to a number of restaurants with a wide array of menus.  With so many delicious places to choose from, we decided to narrow it down and provide you with our Top 5 Restaurants list. It was a tough call as there are so many great eateries to choose from. While these are our top 5 favorites, we could have added so many more, but to keep things simple we decided on 5. Enjoy!

5. Corner Pocket

Located across the river in Lyle, Wa, Corner Pocket is a fun, casual place to visit. With billiards, burgers and beer this spot is incredibly popular amongst locals and guests alike. Not only is the service fast and friendly, the entire menu is reasonably priced. Who doesn’t love a delicious, cheap burger?!

4. Clock Tower Ales

Located right down the road from Celilo Inn in The Dalles, OR, Clock Tower Ales is definitely a guest favorite. Originally the Wasco County Courthouse, Clock Tower Ales has taken it over, keeping the historic elements in tact while truly making it their own! With live music, a wide variety of beers and a full menu of great food you can’t go wrong with Clock Tower Ales!

3. Baldwin Saloon

The Baldwin Saloon is another guest and staff favorite. Located in downtown The Dalles, this historic building use to be brothel back in the 1870’s. Now however it is home to pub that relishes its historic roots. A fun, old-timey vibe, the ambiance is cozy and comfortable. The food and drinks area absolutely delicious and the staff are very helpful!

2. The Stonehedge Gardens

If you’re in the mood for something a little romantic you will definitely want to check out The Stonehedge Gardens in Hood River, OR. With beautiful patio and indoor seating, this venue is absolutely breathtaking. On top of that the food is deliciously gourmet. If you have a refined pallet you will definitely want to dine here!

1. Simon’s Cliff House

Located in the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel, Simon’s Cliff House is a delicious and fun place to visit. Frequented by fashion designer Valentino, you can dine in the Valentino lounge and take in the grand experience of it all! Between the ambiance and the award-winning menu you will not be disappointed by your dining experience!

For more information on local restaurants be sure to speak to our friendly staff when staying at Celilo Inn.

To make a reservation you can call 541-769-0001 or go to www.celiloinn.com. For more information you can email info@celiloinn.com. For the latest updates on events, Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter!

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A Taste of the Old West

One of the most romanticized historical periods was the Old West, and The Dalles, OR was right in the center of all the new exploration and settlements happening at the time. In 1876, John and James Baldwin opened the Baldwin Saloon and it has been a Columbia Gorge favorite ever since!

Street view of Baldwin Saloon

Although much has changed over the last 135 years, the Baldwin Saloon has remained a prominent fixture in The Dalles community. Through those years the Baldwin Saloon did not always remain a restaurant. Changing ownership a number of times the building was not only a saloon but a brothel, steamboat navigational office, warehouse, coffin storage site for neighboring mortuary (now the Clock Tower Ale Pub), and state employment office and a saddle shop. Finally in the early 1990’s the building was sold to the current owners who sought to restore the building back to its original glory. Restoring the sight while updating it with modern amenities and building codes was quite a task, but the end result was flawless. Pieces from the original Baldwin Saloon can be found around the restaurant; however the new Saloon has a more simplistic, modern look to it. The current owners have eloquently combined past and present aesthetics to create a warm and welcoming ambiance for their patrons.

Baldwin Saloon when it was a storage facility

Guests of Celilo Inn should definitely stop by the Baldwin Saloon, not just for the great ambiance and a glimpse of the past, but for the delicious food as well. The restaurant is not just a historical spot but has amazing food! There is something for everyone, but seafood lovers will be especially impressed by the menu. One of the most popular dishes the Baldwin offers is the Seafood Bouillabaisse—a fish stew with fresh mussels, clams, prawns and the catch of the day.

One of the many delicious dishes at the Baldwin Saloon

If you’re looking for an after dinner drink, the Baldwin Saloon is the place to be. With over 10 specialty cocktails and a wide variety of wines and beers you will definitely find the drink for you!

If you’re staying at the Celilo Inn, a meal at the Baldwin Saloon is a must!

For more information and suggestions on restaurants in The Dalles be sure to speak to our friendly staff when staying at Celilo Inn.

To make a reservation you can call 541-769-0001 or go to www.celiloinn.com. For more information you can email info@celiloinn.com. For the latest updates on events, Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter!

*** Congratulations to our October Social Media Contest Winner Ed Johnston. By following us on Twitter he won our Halloween Weekend Package!**

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