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White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro

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££ - £££
American, Wine Bar, International
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4040 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, OR
15:00 - 20:00
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Thu - Sat 15:00 - 21:00
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Cannon Beach, Oregon
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267 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Maybe because the place was packed,and there were only two of us, our meal was not a priority. We both chose the stroganoff with meatballs. My wife's comment was that the noodles, macaroni?, were covered in Campbell's mushroom soup with three dry meatballs. I was a little kinder in that I thought the meatballs, although dry, did have good flavour.... More 

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stayed at a nearby villa and checked Tripadvisor for a close place to eat. Walked along the road and into this charming place. There was a small meeting going on that night, but it did not stop the one on one with the owner, who was very well versed in all types of food and especially the wine. There... More 

Thank Doug S
Vancouver, Washington
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Finally decided to visit the White Buffalo Bistro as we were passing thorough Hood River. It's a cozy place with a great wine selection. We loved the French Chardonnay that was served by the glass. The menu is on the small side but varied enough to be interesting. I had the curried chicken...deliciously rich and just spicy enough. My husband... More 

Thank janemcmorris
Mary G, Owner at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We try hard to make each visit a pleasant one for our guests. So glad you enjoyed the French Chardonnay. We are expanding our kitchen capacity which will allow us to spice up our menu. Hope to see you again. Cheers! More 

Marsing, Idaho
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

After a long day on the road, we checked in next door at the Westcliff Lodge(super)...We sat in the back outside patio area, listened to a great singer and ate amazing pasta and drank a bottle of local wine!!..The next best part? We could WALK to back our room! Very well priced and the service was very welcoming and prompt!

Thank mmplane2015
Hood River Oregon
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I am always impressed with this place. Chicken pot pie is amazing as well as the Lasagna or anything on the menu for that matter. Homemade comfort food with class! Great beer and wine too as well as the live music on certain nights.

Thank VinoLover69
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

White Buffalo catered a Sunday post wedding brunch for us, and we couldn't have been happier. They were super friendly and flexible while planning and we loved that they offered creative brunch options (hello glorious frittatas) that departed from the standard fare. The food was really delicious and a great value. The staff was so warm and friendly, and they... More 

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Sherwood, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

White Buffalo provided an excellent lunch for the bridal party at a wedding at the Tin Roof Barn but best yet....their bar tending and service for the wedding was an A+ Highly recommend them for any catering!

Thank foster4or
Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

After a long days drive we ending up staying at the Westcliff Lodge next door. We wandered over to grab a bite to eat and a glass of wine. The staff was great, very knowledgeable and we ended up walking out with 3 bottles. Including one of the best wines I've ever had the privilege of drinking. We took our... More 

Thank Callie0520
Mary G, Owner at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are honored to contribute to your travels, especially at the end of a long days drive. Glad you enjoyed the wine! Cheers More 

Clemson, South Carolina
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294 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Located a bit out of the way near the end of Westcliff drive and across the parking lot from the Westcliff Locge (formerly the Vagabond Lodge), this small restaurant is a very convenient and reasonable option for dinner if staying at the Westcliff Lodge or the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel. The menu is limited but with excellent choices including a... More 

Thank NationalParkHiker
sarabuffalo, Manager at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

We love our family Bar & Bistro and we are glad you did too! Thank you for finding your way to our place and we hope you will find your way back again.....Where the buffalo roams.....Cheers! More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Located across the parking lot from the Vagabond Inn (it has a new name I can't remember!), this is a smallish wine bar/bistro. The size is deceiving, however, as the food is unusual and quite tasty and the selection of wines is extensive. We specifically went for the small plates and dessert and were not disappointed in any way. On... More 

Thank janetsw2015
Mary G, Owner at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It means a lot to our small business. We hope to see you again on your travels. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Wine Bar, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
15:00 - 20:00
15:00 - 20:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4040 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Hood River
  • Phone Number: 5413865534
White Buffalo is dedicated to great bottles of wine, tasty food, and friendly people. We are a combination wine shop and wine bar & bistro offering more than 200 wines from around the world. We specialize in Northwest Wines and fresh simple cuisine. Our goal is to match people with delicious bottles of wine. We offer 10 or more wines daily to enjoy by the taste or glass for a small fee. We are happy to suggest wines from our daily tasting menu or a perfect wine for any occasion. We also offer wine classes and a great environment for learning about local wines.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?