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395 Wa-Na-Pa St, Cascade Locks, OR 97014
(541) 374-8380
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A must stop visit while in the gorge

This little drive-in is somewhere that we almost always stop at while driving through the Columbia River Gorge. They have large, inexpensive portions of delicious ice cream and french fries. The line is frequently long -- but worth the wait.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
rickh57
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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Leominster
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98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

My wife and i were out hiking in the gorge when we drove into Cascade Locks to get something to drink. When we got out of the car, we caught a whiff of frying burgers and immediately were starving. We were parked a little ways up the road from this place and decided to grab a burger. THere was a... More 

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Astoria, Oregon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Eat here! They have HUGE burgers and there order of fries could feed two people. Their menu is extensive for such a small place. We also ate breakfast here and could not believe how good it was. I had the croissant breakfast sandwich...and wish the East Wind was in my town! My husband had the breakfast burrito and it was... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This little drive-in is somewhere that we almost always stop at while driving through the Columbia River Gorge. They have large, inexpensive portions of delicious ice cream and french fries. The line is frequently long -- but worth the wait.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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98 reviews 98 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We stopped here after riding the State Bike Trail from Warrenton. Just had the monster ice cream cones (small ones are even huge!). Not sure what the appeal of this place really is other than it's a nostalgia kind of place perhaps. We waited quite a while for just two cones. I'm not really a soft serve fan, so it... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This place is the perfect stop after sight seeing or hiking. They have a nice variety of ice cream flavors. We ordered small ones and they were huge! We also really liked their bacon cheeseburgers. They cook it while you wait, so it's super fresh.

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Vancouver, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Don't forget to stop here while you are in town. Best burgers around and the twisted chocolate/ vanilla ice cream cone is too cool.

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Colorado
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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This place is a classic, so keep your expectations in check. Burgers were great. Fries were huge, enough for two. Soft serve in giant portions. Priced right. Food cooked to order, so service can be a little slow. Sure, needs a little updating, but so much more character than fast food chains. A nostalgic stop in Cascade Locks.

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Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My mom wanted to cross the Bridge of the Gods into Washington State, so we ended up in Cascade Locks. We needed change for the toll to get over the bridge, so we decided to stop somewhere to get coffee. While waiting in the considerable line, coffee turned into swirl ice cream, cheese sticks, and fries. The swirl ice cream... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

hamburgers are awesome! They have so many burgers to choose from it makes it hard to choose, get there early or you will have a long long line to wait in and I don't think the line is worth it.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We had been doing the scenic drive along the gorge and needed lunch. At the suggestion from a local, we stopped here. It is very tiny, but the food is good. We loved the salmon burgers, which were actual slabs of fish- not ground. The fries and ice cream are as good as they get if you don't mind doing... More 

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  • Address: 395 Wa-Na-Pa St, Cascade Locks, OR 97014
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Cascade Locks
  • Phone Number: (541) 374-8380

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