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White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro

4040 Westcliff Dr, Hood River, OR 97031-8711
+1 541-386-5534
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bison burger” (11 reviews)
“thai curry” (5 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Wine Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4040 Westcliff Dr, Hood River, OR 97031-8711
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

We stopped in on the way from a day of work outdoors for a little something sweet. I was craving pie. We were surprised to see the place packed around 9 on a Thursday; the winter isn’t usually busy in Hood River. We found the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cafemama
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Love this place, they have great food and the best server in town. This lady is the nicest and sweetest, you get great food and server at this restaurant. I highly recommend it

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lillianagr
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Just shared a lovely bottle of Idiots Grace Chenin Blanc with my family and my husband had a bowl of hearty beef barley soup. The soup was so filling , he had to bring his Thai Curry entree home. My son had a bison burger...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank robidoodle
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We were staying next door to restaurant..had been a very long day just wanted a nice bite to eat.. no one else was in restaurant but took an hour to get our food.. my meal was The Melt..chicken was burnt and dry,was not at all...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nellie P
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Went late evening on a Saturday & the place was really quiet. However wait staff were great. My wife & I enjoyed the wine flight. Lots of great options on the menu. Food was very good. We had the Thai curry.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank domerloveswa
Mary G, Owner at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are very grateful and feel fortunate to have such great customers at our little bistro. Glad you enjoyed it and please stop back anytime. Cheers! Mary

Reviewed 23 April 2018

As others have said, ignore the outside and go in. Nice wine by the glass and interesting and varied selection of bottles. Yes, the poppers are awesome. Smoked salmon spread and mezza plate were generous and delicious. Everything was very fresh and flavorful. Wonderful staff...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank WagsMom
Mary G, Owner at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you for your kind review! It's been a challenge taking an old gas station with a big white buffalo and turning it into a bistro. All I can say is, it's a work in progress. Thank you for stopping in and I'm so glad...More

Reviewed 1 April 2018

Since we were staying right next door this restaurant was very convenient. Plenty of seating on a weeknight and very friendly staff. We enjoyed a leisurely dinner - there was no music the night we visited but it would be a very pleasant place to...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 2diane144
Mary G, Owner at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you for stopping by the White Buffalo. We appreciate your business and your review. Best wishes! Cheers, Mary

Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We did, and we got a great evening out of it! Visiting on a Thursday we got live music, but it’s the first time anywhere that the singer, during the soundcheck, asked us to make sure she wasn’t too loud! She wasn’t. Great backing for...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank exile66
Reviewed 3 March 2018

I walked here from Columbia Cliff Villas at the recommendation of the front desk staff. After driving all day in the rain, food here was welcome. The staff was very accomodating as I kept moving from table to bar so I could stand and eat....More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank kayakergrl2017
Mary G, Owner at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our bistro. We recognize that travelers are often tired and just glad to get off the road and get their feet on the ground. Glad we could provide a bit of respite after a long day. Sorry...More

Reviewed 24 November 2017

This restaurant is one of our favorites in Hood River. It is located next door to Westcliff Lodge so convenient after a long drive. We shared the pasta special plus a salad. The pasta was excellent, lots of flavor. The salad was fresh. Their bread...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank 0627Pam
Mary G, Owner at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed your visit to the White Buffalo. Best wishes and we hope to see you next time!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4040 Westcliff Dr, Hood River, OR 97031-8711
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Hood River
  • Phone Number: +1 541-386-5534
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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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