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395 Wa-Na-Pa St, Cascade Locks, OR 97014
(541) 374-8380
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Surprisingly Good Food

We tried going to one of the restaurant/bars on the water but were not impressed with the menu so we backtracked to the East Wind. Looks (and tastes) a lot like a vintage Dairy Queen - but overall the food is better. It was very busy so it took a little while to get the food - the milk shake... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you're going to get an ice cream cone there's no other place on 84 between Portland and Pendleton to get one the challenge is eating it before it melts this is a great place and I must stop it's a great place and a must stop if you're traveling through the gorge

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Dallas, Texas
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270 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We tried going to one of the restaurant/bars on the water but were not impressed with the menu so we backtracked to the East Wind. Looks (and tastes) a lot like a vintage Dairy Queen - but overall the food is better. It was very busy so it took a little while to get the food - the milk shake... More 

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Tualatin Oregon
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Soft serve doesn't get any better than this. We got smalls and had a hard time finishing it. Don't try to drive and eat these cones. Take a break and enjoy the views and the river.

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Leominster
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52 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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

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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47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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119 reviews 119 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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19 reviews 19 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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  • 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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