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Nora's Table
Nora's Table

Nora's Table Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://norastable.wordpress.com/
  • Phone: (541) 387-4000
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Nightly: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
    Breakfast: Friday, Saturday, 8 am to noon; Sunday, 8 am to 1 pm.
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, International
  • Executive Chef: Kathy Watson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our catering company, Gorge Catering, provides full-service catering for groups up to 275, including buffet, plated and family style service and full bar services. Visit our catering web site, www.gorgecatering.com, to read what our customers have to say, plus our menus.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oak St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Nora's Table is located in downtown Hood River, with ample street parking and a city lot across the street that is free after 6:00 pm.
A word from Nora's Table
Nora's Table is a chef-driven restaurant in Hood River, Oregon, known for its farm-to-table ethic, a menu that changes daily, and award-winning Gorge wine list.
The Oregonian newspaper gave the restaurant a rare A- and said "Nora's has turned the gorge from a geological statement into a cuisine." TripAdvisor rates it the Number One Hood River restaurant.
Hood River is the center of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic area, and Oregon's second best-known wine scene, after the Willamette Valley.
"Our menu is created almost entirely from the food shed around our iconic Mt. Hood. All our beef, lamb and pork come from our local ranches, and what our farmers bring us each day drives what goes on our menu," says chef and owner Kathy Watson. "Right down to our ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise, bread, pasta, crackers and pickles, it's all hand-made by our great crew. We love bringing the best of the Gorge to our plates."
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and I very much enjoyed our evening together and eating dinner at Nora's Table was a large part of our evening. The service and the food was excellent. We sat at an outside table an enjoyed the warm summer evening. We live in Hood River and would definitely recommend this as one of the best places in town for fine dining."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "My friends and I went on a day trip to an art gallery in Hood River. I selected Nora's Table based on on-line information, including menu options, for an early dinner before retuning to Portland. We were not disappointed. Our table was ready when we arrived, and the hostess was kind and efficient. All the wait staff were knowledgeable and helpful. We ordered fish cakes and calamari for appetizers. both delicious; indeed the calamari was some of the best I've ever had - tender, flavorful and perfectly cooked. They used rice flour, so they were gluten-free The fish cakes too were gluten free, served with fresh basil, lemon cucumber slices and a sweet chili sauce. So wonderful we ordered a second appetizer plate! We will return!"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "I am a food snob and difficult to impress. I have eaten at Nora's Table for different meals and different seasons and the food is always incredibly well-prepared. You clearly know what you're doing and understand food. For those who think otherwise, they don't know what good food is!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "First and foremost, the dinner we had at Nora's was outstanding. I was part of a group of five, and each person had a different entree and had nothing but raves. Where Nora's dropped the ball a bit was on the wine front. We brought two very nice bottles, but they only had one decanter - for the entire restaurant! Okay, not every table requests that wine be decanted, but then it turns out they only had three red wine glasses - and those three had tasting room logos on them. When your food is so wine-friendly and you're in a part of the world where wineries abound, Nora's needs to be better prepared with a decent supply of wine glasses and a few decanters."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Love your food. We know serving outside is a bit of a hassel for you guys but really like having the option to eat at the outdoor table when it's a nice evening."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "You must go to Nora's but make reservations they are very busy. We spent a few days in Hood River and went to Nora's for breakfast and dinner every day there just was no other place that compared to the food and the friendly staff!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "We were late from our reservation as east Route 14 was closeed for 20 mins so we were partly at fault. However, once we were finally seated no one brought water or took our drink order for about 15 minutes. It took a half hour to order food and an hour the get the food. We were told the kitchen was backed up. If we had been told no one could wait on us for 15-30 minutes and the kitchen was over an hour behind we would have left. Instead we had a very disappointing evening."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "The service was awesome, but the menu was limited and should have included more food options"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The food was fantastic and the restaurant looked amazing, but what really made our experience exceptional was our server, Joe. We were on our honeymoon and from the start he made us feel special and cared for. He had a huge knowledge base about the food and was pleasant thought out entire time at Nora's Table."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Whenever we get a chance to visit Hood River we enjoy going to Nora's Table. The food is excellent and the menu changes on a regular basis. If there are just two of you it is fun to seat at the kitchen bar where you can watch the cooks preparing all the various dishes. I highly recommend making this a spot to enjoy a great meal."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Best cheeseburger in town. House cut fries. I had a great experience at Nora's table with 17 year old child, she had salmon, loved it. Great place for intimate conversations."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Nora ' s Table is our favorite restaurant in Hood River. The food is always so fresh and delicious, and made with local ingredients. We find something new to try every time we dine there. I was hesitant to order the Thai Salmon Cakes, because so many times dishes like this end up being so full of breading. So I asked our waiter how much breading I could expect in theirs. To my surprise, he told me there wasn't any breading...just salmon and spices. I ordered the dish, and I am so glad I did. It was fabulous! This is why we love Nora ' s Table, and you will, too!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "The food was EXCELLENT and I have to say that they have amazing food and flavor combinations."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We walked by Nora's and liked the way it looked. We ate there the next night and were not disappointed. The stuffed squash blossom appetizer was delicious, our scallops and salmon main courses were cooked perfectly. We managed to have just enough room to split a piece of amazing chocolate place. Other reviewers noted that the meal takes awhile to arrive. This is true, but not inconsistent with other great restaurants."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Delicious meal--we dine out frequently in the Portland area and the meal we had at Nora's Table was one if the best! Unique and delicious combinations."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Great Food, but no coordination between wait staff and kitchen. Our appetizers were served at different times, then our entrees were served while we were still eating our appetizers. They were returned to the kitchen, and "new" ones were brought out later. ? Sunday night an OFF night?"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We have never been to your restaurant before. My sister is from Chicago so we thought to take her to a new place. Are neighbor that is a server there, suggested your place. It was the most fantastic place we have ever been. Everything was fantastic. I'm not much of a steak person. but that was the best I have ever had. And the scallops were to die for. My sister that is from Chicago ( which dines out a lot ) said it was better than any place she has ever eaten in Chicago. We will be frequented often from now on. Thank you agine for a great meal."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The focus on using locally-sourced ingredients helps this restaurant shine. The entrees have fairly small portions, but with interesting and complex flavors. The cocktails are unusually strong. Our server was able to talk about the food intelligently, and you can tell that the chef is very thoughtful in their recipe development process."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I foodie's delight! The dishes here are unique, fresh, and taste like nothing else. Grab a reservation here; you won't regret it!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We ate here about 5 years ago and it was wonderful. We were very disappointed this time. My husband asked for his steak to be cooked blood rare and it came out well done. My lamb chops were tasteless and overcooked. Our friends lasagna was so hard he had to cut with a knife. We will not be going back to Nora's Table."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I have never had a bad, or even a so-so, meal at Nora's. It has always been fabulous. Even their burgers are to die for delicious! My foodie friend was impressed."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Thrilled to find this restaurant gem in Hood River. For years, I had been looking for the perfect place to dine there unsuccessfully. And I have finally found it. Great farm-to-table place with wonderful inventive dishes. Unusual tasty menu items, all as local as they can get them. I thought was dining in New York City again. Really! It was a little loud, but well worth it for the food. Definitely will be going back to Nora's Table."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We have been visiting Hood River two or three times a years for the past two decades, and we are glad we finally gave this restaurant a try. I had the calamari salad and lamb chops. The flavors were unusual and delicious, and we enjoyed the informal atmosphere of the dining room. My only disappointment was an annoyingly skimpy pour of wine. We will definitely be back, but I won't order wine."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • " Pleasantly surprised to find this hidden litle place. Very friendly and knowledgable service - thanks Joe - and a small menu that rotates based on local availability. Very creative offerings with spice and ingredient blends that went perfectly together. The ingredients were very fresh and very high quality. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I had a unique seafood dish which was very good. The staff was attentive and did a nice job serving us. I would go back again if we in town in the future"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Nora's Table is consistently the best dining experience in the Gorge. Though the menu is constantly changing, it always offers the most creative entrees and small plates, and a fine wine list."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Excellent food and service, very attentive. Food very fresh and awesome homemade desserts"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I took my husband there for his birthday. It was our first visit and I was hoping it would be memorable. I needn't have worried. Our server was excellent and I can't say enough about the excellent meal. I had steak and my husband had salmon and both dishes were perfect. We will definitely be returning in the near future."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The food was awesome. The service was excellent! Thanks again Joe you saved my bacon, if you know what I mean. You went above and beyond the call of duty!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We have visited Nora's Table before and this visit did not disappoint. The food was terrific and we really enjoyed it. The decor is a bit sparse and the interior is noisy but we enjoyed our visit anyway. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "On a packed Memorial Day evening, the food and service held to Nora's high standards, and then some. Scallops superb, and the spicy local greens with them and the calamari small plate yet another savoury variation on two of their signature plates"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Nice, intimate dining with good wine recommendations to go with your meal. I had the lamb chops and my friend had the curried seafood and both were delicious. We shared the Lemon Creme broille which was awesome."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had the Calamari and Pork Belly for appetizers and they were fabulous For dinner we had the steak which we ordered med-rare and it came cooked med to med-well, and the curry which was fantastic. Our server was slow and not very attentive for such a small place and not busy at the time, we did see other waiters that were much more attentive to their tables. We will definitely go back and can't wait to try the breakfast, the menu looks amazing. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "wonderful dining experience. attentive and knowledgeable wait staff. creative menu. affordable local wine list. fabulous time! "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We drove down to Hood River for my birthday weekend. I booked dinner for the 2 of us . The worst food and little options for non-meat eaters. We finished our wine, paid our bill and went across the street to 3-Rivers. Run, don't walk folks."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Nora's Table on the suggestion from a friend from Portland. It was our anniversary, so I thought it would be a nice dinner out. We were not disappointed! Everything was perfect - from the wine to the service. The food was exceptional. Every bit of every morsel on the plate was exquisite! I am a hard-to-please food person and don't eat out much because of this reason. I had their lamb chops, which were just out of this world delicious! We are looking forward to our next visit. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "One of our top 5 picks for Hood River. Nora's Table embodies what the Hood River community and lifestyle are like in restaurant form. Genuinely happy and caring staff, awesome fresh flavors of local ingredients, a fabulous local wine list, with a vibrant and warmly welcoming atmosphere. Delicious, inviting, and fun place dine!!!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We tried only one dish on our way through to Portland. The service was great, personal and informative - we felt welcome and comfortable. They source locally which we love and the wine we tried was great. The atmosphere is comfortable and welcoming. I eat gluten and dairy free and was easily accommodated here."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "A small restaurant in Hood River which has interesting menu items. We went back the second night in order to try the dishes we didn't get the first night. The pork belly pain perdu was excellent. Staff was very friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Nora's is one of the best in town. Like everything in Hood River, the weekends can get crowded. So, to make sure you enjoy the food and service, try the week days. The entree menu is not too extensive, but everything on it is excellent. The small plate selection is vared and great. Bob"
    Dined on 5/1/2014