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“Best Bakery Spot on the Fruit Loop!”
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The Fruit Loop
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Small-Group Mount Hood and Columbia River Gorge Tour and Brunch Cruise
Ranked #340 of 2,310 things to do in Oregon
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

I attended the harvest festival this weekend with my family in Hood River and started out on the fruit loop route. We stopped at the Packer Orchards and Bakery spot and were able to enjoy the beautiful views of the mountains and find delicious baked goods and apples.

This place has the best assortment of cookies you will find in the northwest! So many choices to pick from and their cookies are to die for. I bought 15 cookies for my sisters baby shower and they were all gone by the end of the shower! The best is the cowgirl and lemon white chocolate cookies. Their huckleberry milkshake is the best milkshake to order!

They also have ice cream and assorted jams and jellies and other baked goods! This place is a for sure must see when driving on the fruit loop!

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

My mom and I drove down from Timberline Lodge to Hood River and stopped at half a dozen places on the Loop. We bought something at every stop - peaches, pears, honeycrisp apples, cookies and cider. Everything was fantastic! We also stopped at Cascade Alpacas and Foothills Yarn & Fiber. The animals are so cute and they even had a two-day-old baby alpaca. There is also a shop where you can buy already made items or buy skeins of alpaca yarn to knit yourself. This is a great stop for kids, as is Draper Girls Country Farm (goats and pigs) and Packer Orchards & Bakery (big cookies and ice cream). A great way to spend an afternoon!

2  Thank Lavonne E
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

We took the harley for a beautiful ride last weekend to all the wineries on the fruit loop tour and loved the experience provided by all! We loved the gorge white house with its beautiful field of dahlias, great wines, awesome ciders, and delicious fresh food with homemade dressings and fresh basils to pick for our delicious pizza. One of our fave experiences. Marchesi winery was adorable with a nice outdoor patio and italian wines grown in oregon. The marionberry port and mt hood winery amazing. We loved something about each winery on this tour.

We also loved pheasant valleys service with their flights as well as their wines. We enjoyed sitting at a tabl3, there is also a very nice patio, enjoying food pairings with the flights. We also loved alpaca farm and the lavender fields (though smaller than expected and out of season, we really liked the lavender shop) on the tour.

Beautiful views of mt hood and orchards and very friendly people. We did not visit the fruit stands as we only had time for the wineries. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed September 11, 2013

We stopped at a few stands in between hiking to pick up snacks. We went at the end of the season so some items were limited and some stands were definitely better than others. Mt. View Orchards and Rasmussen farms were our favorites. We got great fruit and jams at Mt. View Orchards. We picked up some nice pluots at Rasmussen but they have a lot of other wonderful products. We bought some fruit bars and amazing salsa. The roasted red pepper salsa with ginger and garlic was delicious and made a great snack. We're staying with friends on the rest of our trip and picked up some nice hostess gifts. Some of the farms offer porta-johns and places to wash your fruit so you can eat on your way. We will definitely recommend the fruit loop to friends and family as a day trip.

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Reviewed September 6, 2013

A high point on the fruit loop is this farm full of alpacas. Today we saw one just 44 hours old and adorable. Amazing to see how independent they are so soon. Just after a rain when we visited this time so they weren't at their most "attractive" but they're always fun to see. Many variations of color and size and they seem to like people (a handful of food helps). The store shows and sells a great variety of yarn and some finished goods, also a loom for weaving demos. Fun for any age and worth the drive up the hill.

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