Summer is the perfect time for outdoor dining and live music in Stevenson, Washington! With great weather, talented local artists and fantastic restaurants, the options are endless!
When you get back from chasing waterfalls, hunting for Sasquatch or paddle boarding on the Columbia River, you’ll want to grab a bite to eat! Keep reading for our fun outdoor dining options in Stevenson.
Red Bluff Taphouse
Red Bluff is a family owned bar and restaurant that features locally sourced beer, cider, wine, spirits, and gastro pub culinary offerings. Their menu is inspired by pub classics, with a local, fresh, and ever evolving twist! They have fun outdoor seating in the front, deck on the back and are in the process of expanding their outdoor seating area on the west side of the building.
For a truly unique outdoor dining experience, you won’t want to miss the Stevenson Streatery! Grab take out from any of our delicious restaurants and head downtown to enjoy it on a one of a kind painted picnic table!
This year’s Streatery theme is Gorge Critters and it features 16 tables built by Stevenson High School Ruff Cutts students, sanded & primed by community volunteers, and uniquely painted by local artists!
The Streatery is open now and runs through mid-October when the tables will be auctioned off.
Here is the list of our talented 2023 Streatery Table Artists:
Hotel Stevenson is located in the heart of Stevenson, Washington, and is nestled just a few blocks from the mighty Columbia River. It was originally built in 1909 as the Colonial Hotel, but it was revived and restored to a boutique hotel in 2020. Hotel Stevenson has a fun outdoor patio seating area and a local wine Wednesday celebration! Each week they feature various regional wineries from 3 – 7 PM and if you buy a flight, you’ll also get a buy one, get one half off special on their artisan flatbreads!
El Rio Texicantina
El Rio Texicantina is another family owned and operated restaurant and bar located in Stevenson. Their tasty menu is inspired by Southwest Mexican cuisine and you will feel right at home in their charming restaurant and bar. Enjoy your margarita in the sun when you opt to dine in their outdoor seating area!
Big River Grill
Started 1993, Big River Grill celebrated their 30th anniversary this year and still continues to delight locals and visitors of Stevenson, Washington. From their locally famous salmon chowder, to brunch, to craft beer, to cocktails, you can’t go wrong! While Big River Grill is known for their traditional American style food, the kitchen staff is constantly creating new, exciting specials that feature different styles of cuisine. They have a beautiful and shady outdoor patio that is the perfect spot to cool off and grab a bite!
Rock Creek Tavern
If you are in the mood for burgers, craft beer, fun and sunshine, Rock Creek Tavern is the perfect fit! With big picnic tables and lots of outdoor games, the Tavern’s outdoor space to enjoy your drink or meal! Be sure to check out their website for weekend specials, events and more!
Grabbed some food and now looking for some fun live music? You’re in luck! Stevenson is full of local establishments that provide live music all summer long!
Walking Man Brewing, an award-winning brewery located in Stevenson, Washington, recently kicked off their Summer Music Series and it is every Thursday from 6-8 PM at their brewpub. This free series runs through August 31st and is open to all ages! See their line up here.
Clark & Lewie’s
Located in the Old Saloon building that was built in 1908, Clark & Lewie’s offers exquisite food, custom drinks and breathtaking views of the Columbia River for locals and travelers alike! Be sure to catch their live music series every Saturday night at 6:30. Get the music schedule here.
The Skamania Lodge
Enjoy sweeping views of the Columbia River Gorge, outdoor fire pits, renowned cocktails and live music at the Skamania Lodge this summer!
Their summer music series ranges from pop and indie rock, to bluegrass and soul. Relax and listen to a variety of incredible local artists perform on Sunday afternoons from 5pm – 7pm (and select dates) at the Skamania Lodge Amphitheater. The even better news? The music series is free for both hotel guests and day guests to enjoy! Check out their line up here.
Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival
A unique blend of the best in bluegrass music, the Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival never disappoints! The event features amazing talent, workshops including Chick’s Kids, Jammers Jamboree, fine craft and food vendors, a beer garden, and nightly dances. Festival goers can opt to camp at the Skamania County Fairgrounds and soak in the incredible view, along with unforgettable music! Get the schedule here.
Stevenson Waterfront Music Festival
The Stevenson Waterfront Music Festival is an annual festival with live performances on Friday evening, August 4th, and all day Saturday, August 5th. You’ll also enjoy delicious food, a beer garden and local vendors, all with stunning views of the Columbia River! There will be two stages and the view from either stage will not disappoint, so be sure to check out both. This fun event is family-friendly and you will be sure to create lifelong memories! Get the lineup and learn more here.
Ready to come out and listen to live music? Stevenson, Washington is the perfect basecamp for all of your live music and Gorge adventures! With world-class kiteboarding, award-winning breweries and exquisite local fare, there are endless things to do once you arrive in Stevenson! And that’s just in town 🙂 Staying in the Gorge HQ means you’re only minutes from hikes, wineries, waterfalls, scenic drives, fishing, golfing and SO MUCH MORE! Book your trip now!