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Simon's Cliff House, Hood River, OR
Simon's Cliff House, Hood River, OR
Simon's Cliff House, Hood River, OR
Simon's Cliff House, Hood River, OR
Simon's Cliff House, Hood River, OR

Simon's Cliff House

4.1
4.1
438 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Casual, romantic and unobtrusive with the legacy of 1920’s elegance, Simon’s Cliffhouse at the Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa offers Northwest American Cuisine with a flair of Europe. We promote the best that the Pacific Northwest has to offer, including its produce and wines. Surrounded by enchanted gardens and lawns, a dazzling view of the Columbia River, the Gorge and our very own Wah Gwin Gwin Falls, Simon’s Cliffhouse is definitely worth the trip to enjoy its every aspect. Simon’s Cliffhouse is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner along with our Valentino Lounge. 

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Northwest, European
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (541) 386-5426
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Our private dining spaces are best described as historic, charming and elegant. With a dramatic clifftop setting in the middle of the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, many of our areas overlook the beautiful Columbia River and our own 208-ft. Wah Gwin Gwin waterfall.
  • Private party contact
    Jeremy Salata: (541) 387-5426
  • Neighborhood
    Hood River
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Entertainment
    Live Piano music Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 438 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

438 Reviews
  1. Garagesaler

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food at very reasonable prices. The elk chili and osso bucco were delicious.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    ATTENTION: NO LONGER ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS ON OPEN TABLE! We arrived for our 11:30 reservation today only to discover that the restaurant appeared to be closed and employees were preparing for a private wedding party. The manager was surprised to see us and explained that Simon’s does not use the Open Table platform. He had no explanation as to why I was able to book and receive email/text confirmations up until the day of our reservation. He told me that the restaurant now uses Tock. He was kind enough to allow us to dine although it was quite uncomfortable because of the wedding activity and obvious inconvenience our arrival caused. The manager didn’t really apologize and just kinda argued that they don’t use Open Table. The server was amazing though and she was attentive and thoughtful, despite the awkwardness of it all. As we were leaving another party of six arrived with a store bought cake. They too said they booked via Open Table. THEN…..I overheard the amazing server tell the manager that a party of 10 was expected later in the day. YIKES!!! The wedding party is gonna have some wedding crashers if Simon doesn’t do something about the Open Table reservation platform soon! Don’t use Open Table. Call the restaurant instead!

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  3. PaulH

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Cliff House is a uniquely excellent restaurant, with great service, excellent food, a wonderful old building in perfect condition, and an incredible view out over the Columbia River Gorge. Why would anyone in Hood River dine anywhere else?

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  4. KarenB

    Portland

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    So glad the old hotel was saved as it’s historic and on a beautiful spot on the Columbia. The food was so-so and service inexperienced. Hopefully both will improve.

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  5. Sam7777

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Got charged for coffee for the whole table and only 2 drank it. Nckle and dimed on everything and breakfast taste like Dennys maybe worse than Dennys Dinner was ok way over priced for what we got but server was amazing at dinner.

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  6. LindaH

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband ordered the duck. It was not properly cooked - overdone but the fat on the skin was not rendered. It was a rubbery mess. We sent it back and ask them to replace it with a steak medium rare. The cut of meat they served was not recognizable. The steak was raw and so full of gristle that my husband could not cut it. We sent it back and asked for a refund. I ordered the salmon, which was just marginal. The appetizer was OK, but nothing special. Surprisingly the cocktails were excellent. The service was very good. We will not go back.

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  7. MannyH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quick and perfect service, excellent food quality, beautiful ambiance , quiet relaxing lunch for our anniversary!

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  8. IvanM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall an ok place, food was fine and service too. Nothing spectacular but also not bad.

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  9. Deborah

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent service! Food was good The power had been off, dining room temp was cold and never heated up Wanted a more complex menu Miss formality of the beautiful hotel…sweat shirts galore

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  10. MeganP

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love the food there, the mussles are so good and the salmon was very good. We loved our waiter and the staff. It's very slow in Feb so it's a great time to go. I look forward to the menu for the more formal dinning, but I liked the relaxed fit that the dinning has right now.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Worst meal I’ve ever had. Pretty sure they went to Safeway and bought everything premade from the deli and still managed to make it worse. Don’t know who’s been giving these guys 5 stars…total joke. You’ve been warned

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  12. KarlAbS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was just the two of us for dinner and I do mean just 2 of us. With 175 reservations for Christmas, the ice highway caused me cancellations. We had our own chef, waitress (Brenda was fab), manager and piano player. Nobody else was there! It was a lovely dinner with an exceptional setting and view. Everything was excellent. We appreciated the staffs good humor too. A dinner to remember...

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time. Unfortunately for the Resturant there was an ice storm so we pretty much had the place to ourselves. There was live piano music and the food was outstanding. Thanks to all the staff

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  14. JimR

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely delicious and service was the best! Not too much and not too little.

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  15. BrianM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my granddaughter and daughter in law out for a special ladies lunch out, it was a great outing. Thanks

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good! It's a little spendy but no worse than other fine dining in our area. I love the fireplace in the lounge, very cozy!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanksging weekend

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  18. RoyS

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My seafood pasta was tasty but over-sauced. Clams were great. Service was excellent.

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  19. GregoryD

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hotel and resturaunt are as beautiful as ever. The staff was very good and made us glad we celebrated our Thanksgiving dinner there. The dinner itself was traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings but not as good as mom used to make. Looking forward to going back to taste other dishes we saw on the menu.

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  20. JOJO

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It had been quite a few years since we had visited the CG hotel for Thanksgiving and we were totally shocked!! We used to dine here every Thanksgiving they always had a beautiful tree up, there were Christmas lights all over the grounds, this year nothing!! The furniture has been changed, does not reflect the ambiance and charm it once had!! Won’t go back, the piano player was great, but the bar leaves much to be desired, our waitress was super nice and she was the best part of our time there. The food was just ok, nothing special.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was not the best. I ordered chicken curry and it was overly soaked with curry. The dessert, crème brûlée, was watery and clearly it was made from a box and not fresh ingredients.

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  22. DanP

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place always transports me back in time. I love the atmosphere and ambiance. At night you can't see the river but you know it's there and the small decorative lights outside on the patio make it cozy. The building is very old so it is a bit drafty on by the windows, just bring a sweater and enjoy a piece of history :-)

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  23. ScottL

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Good food. Didn’t acknowledge my wife’s birthday that I wrote in the open table comments section. Everyone had a jacket on because it was so cold in the dining area.
    Simon's Cliff HouseResponded on October 26, 2022
    Hello Scott. My apologies for the birthday mishap. we hope to see you again soon to make up for it.

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  24. xxxchipxxx

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We made a reservation at noon but we wanted to modify and asked if it's okay to arrive at 11:30 instead. We were told they are completely booked until noon so we decided to show up at 11:30 and wait until noon; however, the restaurant didn't open until 11:45 and we were the first customer! They didn't need to lie like that. They could tell us they don't open until 11:45 anyway. Food was good and waitress was wonderful, so I gave them 4 stars.
    Simon's Cliff HouseResponded on October 26, 2022
    Frankly I am little puzzled. We open the restaurant for lunch at 11:30, therefore, no reason for anyone to tell you 11:45 opening time! My sincere apologies. We hope to see you back.

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  25. DanielJ

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I went on our honeymoon. Such a beautiful hotel and restaurant.
    Simon's Cliff HouseResponded on October 21, 2022
    Happy that you enjoyed your stay. Much happiness.

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  26. Lena

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place to visit first time here celebrated a birthday. Food was good over all experience was great! One suggestion get the mussels they were so good !

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I grew up in Hood River and the Columbia Gorge Hotel and Restaurant was where you went for a special night out. The location itself is still beautiful, the grounds could use a little work, the staff was friendly but the Menu completely lacked imagination and was wanting with the execution. The Lamb I had was cooked well, the potatoes were fine but I had the toughest asparagus of my life. My husband’s seafood pasta was worse. The scallops only existed on the menu, the clams were tiny and the sauce could have come out of a bottle from Safeway. The prices were high for the quality of food. There are much better places to eat at more reasonable prices in Hood River, in-fact we had dessert at one of them, because dinner was so disappointing.
    Simon's Cliff HouseResponded on October 21, 2022
    I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed. We hope you'll give us another try.

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  28. RalphW

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Even though some of the staff were new the service was excellent. We enjoyed two breakfasts and a dinner while staying at the hotel. The food was delicious and we didn't have to wait too long for it.
    Simon's Cliff HouseResponded on October 21, 2022
    sounds like everything worked out great for you. thank you for sharing.

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  29. JudyD

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely the BEST breakfast. Cooked to perfection.
    Simon's Cliff HouseResponded on October 21, 2022
    thank you

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  30. StevenB

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was so fresh, delicious and heated appropriately. Our server was delightful and piano music in the distance...Perfect!
    Simon's Cliff HouseResponded on October 21, 2022
    Thank you

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch. Beautiful spot and gardens.

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  32. Reedrum

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was great, service was great, we did not like the lighting - they use a cool blue light in there as opposed to a warm gold or yellow light so it seems a bit stark. I was also surprised the decor was not in the theme or history of the house / period. So the modern fixtures and cool lighting in a classical 1920's house is a bit of a contrast. But that did not take away from the food or the service - it was just a bit odd is all.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, the food was excellent and a beautiful view from our table.

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  34. TerriF

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is outstanding and you can't beat the view. Be prepared for high prices and slow service but worth the wait because the view is stunning. Be sure to make reservations.

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  35. MichaelR

    Portland

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you're staying at the hotel, this is a great dining choice. The menu has a nice variety of choices, prices are appropriate, and the food was delicious. The service was very personal, and the experience was memorable.

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  36. AdamH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location. Very friendly staff. We had the mussels as an app and there were very good. They had a good wine selection. The seating arrangement was a little unusual. It wasn’t exactly clear where you were supposed to check in. There was a wedding going on while we were there so that may have had something to do with it. Our food was good. My lamb was cooked perfectly. Salmon was slightly over cooked. We enjoyed an after dinner drink and cheesecake that was very good.

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  37. MelisaL

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful start to finish Our server Ian was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor Great experience

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  38. Gwesty2

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    uninspiring, overcooked food in a very quiet room

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  39. Nanou

    Greater Boston

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful meal and our server Ian was very helpful and attentive.

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  40. JudgeGray

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite restaurant when visiting Hood River—excellent food, great service, beautiful setting! Always a “special occasion” when dining here!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Simon's Cliff House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (541) 386-5426.

Simon's Cliff House is rated 4.1 stars by 438 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Google Map for Simon's Cliff House

4000 Westcliff Dr, Hood River, OR 97031

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Hood River
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Northwest, European
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Live Piano music Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (541) 386-5426
  • Private party facilities
    Our private dining spaces are best described as historic, charming and elegant. With a dramatic clifftop setting in the middle of the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, many of our areas overlook the beautiful Columbia River and our own 208-ft. Wah Gwin Gwin waterfall.
  • Private party contact
    Jeremy Salata: (541) 387-5426
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