Double Mountain’s Pizza and Beer Are Part of the Essential Fabric of Hood River

For the little ones, there’s the pizza. For the geeks, there’s the beer,

(Thomas Teal)

8 4th St., Hood River, 541-387-0042,, 11 am–10 pm Sunday–Thursday, 11 am–11 pm Friday–Saturday.

Though it's only a decade old, Double Mountain has become part of the essential fabric of Hood River. The well-worn taproom is warm and comfortable, the kind of place that seasoned beer geeks and four-year-olds alike look forward to visiting. For the little ones, there's the pizza—New Haven-style pies loosely modeled on Portland's standard-bearing Apizza Scholls. For the geeks, there's the beer, which ranges from a classic American-style Kölsch to krieks made with cherries from the owner's farm. All of Double Mountain's beers feature a Pilsner malt base, which gives its offerings a distinctive house character and leads to a consistency across their menu. When ordering, keep in mind that bottled classics like Vaporizer IPA have a home-field advantage when poured in the taproom. You'll also find experimental offerings like the Quotidian Wedding Ale, a strong pale ale made by owner and brewmaster Matt Swihart and new wife Erica for their own wedding. At 6.8%, this surprisingly light and fruity beer will be something you want to commit to.

(Thomas Teal)

Nearby: If you want to sample Double Mountain's pies and pints without driving to the Gorge, they have a satellite spot in Portland's Woodstock neighborhood (4336 SE Woodstock Blvd., 503-206-5495, We still prefer the pies at the original location, though.

Willamette Week’s reporting has concrete impacts that change laws, force action from civic leaders, and drive compromised politicians from public office. Support WW's journalism today.