We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

East Wind Drive-In

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
395 Wa-Na-Pa St, Cascade Locks, OR 97014
(541) 374-8380
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 113: English reviews
Level Contributor
282 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a special trip down to the locks before heading back to the Portland Area to catch our flight home. My husband ordered a large cone with butterscotch add-in. When the cashier went to hand it to him, it fell over. My husband had to grab the ice cream with this hand to keep it from going onto the... More 

Thank philangie6370
Ventura, California
Level Contributor
19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yummy, huge ice cream cones. Mine favorite is a small chocolate/vanilla swirl cone. Expect a waiting line in the summer time.

Thank woodelf48
Everett, Washington
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Was looking for a place to get ice cream after a hot day of hiking. East Wind had a crowd most days I was in Cascade Locks. I can see why! The serving size is huge and the cost is minimal. Lots and lots of flavors for milkshakes and malts. You have to try it if you are an ice... More 

Thank Jessie M
Level Contributor
89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Every time we take a drive to the gorge wether it's on the Oregon Side or Washington side, we always, always stop for ice cream! Great fun and great choices to choose from!

Thank rollingwheel
Molalla, Oregon
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Small is big so be careful in what you order. the line may be long but it is worth the wait. bring a roll of paper towels

Thank roguewarrior1959
Lafayette, Louisiana
Level Contributor
69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

I read about the giant "small" cone, but you are still shocked when you see the size. Very good, too.

Thank Cajuntraveler56
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

If you're looking for a stop for a refresher on a drive.. This is the place! Ice cream cone with the flavor booster had my granddaughter giggling and happy! Not sure about the place being very clean or the folks being on their game regarding customer service, but when a kid is happy...grandparents are happy!!

Thank Deborah I
Pullman, Washington
Level Contributor
37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This goes back a little. Got hamburger to take back to the hotel. Actually pretty good. Kind of retro atmosphere. Even they way the kitchen is run is kind of old school. Popular place.

Thank Caroler0
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Cascade Locks is a dining wasteland. But there's a line outside this place every afternoon so I had to try it. We ate inside. The counter was dirty when we sat down and no one bothered to clean it before (or after) we were served. Everything on the menu comes from a Vern's Foodservice truck so it's the same as... More 

Thank Lasl0nimne
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Creamy, smooth and HUGE! I ordered a small but they mistakenly handed me a medium- holy cow- it must have been about eight inches of swirl above the cone. Great cold treat after a day hiking.

Thank 50KatYo

Travelers who viewed East Wind Drive-In also viewed


Been to East Wind Drive-In? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 395 Wa-Na-Pa St, Cascade Locks, OR 97014
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Cascade Locks
  • Phone Number: (541) 374-8380

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from East Wind Drive-In staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?