Although it's small, Rivini is a great deal. It's called "foot reflexology", but includes a more much extensive massage - for one hour! Everyone is one quiet slightly darkened room, fully clothed, but made to feel completely relaxed. Everyone I've talked to agrees - a great little gem. At this writing, the cost is only $25 for the full hour.
Very nice hotel with large common rooms with beautiful views of the lake. The rooms are adequate - the hotel is an old historic building - but to stay in the area is well worth it. There is a large deck all along the lakeside where you can sit to have a drink (or not) and enjoy the view, or go down to ground level, where there are picnic tables for your use. There are hiking trails, and hills where big horn sheep graze. Pleasant experience.
What a treat! I'm not sure I remember the food too well, but the atmosphere makes up for it! Really the food was fine, but the bar with some 2,000 silver dollars inlaid is really something to see. Even better, though, was watching the locals who made up most of the customers in this busy place. Fortunately there are a lot of tables, so we didn't have to wait more than 5 minutes (at lunch time.) Worth the stop. I'd go back in a minute.
A bit of France right here in The Dalles. What a surprise when we came across this lovely little French patisserie where we stopped for coffee and lovely croissants, etc. The items were beautiful - one shaped like a swan, beautiful fruit tarts, etc. temptingly displayed in glass cases. It really felt like we were in a little corner of France. We didn't try any meals, so can't comment on that - but were very pleased with the coffee and pastries.
Wonderful! Reminded me of the old-fashioned stores with lots of individual items and available staff who could find what you need - quickly. After looking on-line for a part for my Singer, I had given up till I happened upon A's. When I described what I needed the woman went right to a huge cabinet with a hundred tiny drawers, and brought out just what I wanted. It was like magic! Service with a smile.
Recommended by our hotel staff, Dave's Diner didn't look too appealing as we drove up, but we were pleasantly surprised by the good food and rather homey atmosphere. The servers were very pleasant, and it was a perfect, comfortable stop for weary travelers. Rather old-fashioned - in a good way. Would definitely go back!
I had heard this place was not to be missed when in Seattle, so gave it a try, and found that it was one-of-a-kind tiny sandwich shop that specializes in cheeses and salami. (It's so small that even squeezing in my suitcase was a problem!) The line was fairly long, but moved fast, as everyone seemed to know what they wanted. The server was helpful, offered samples, but wasted no time. No room to eat there, but I took my sandwich to the nearby "waterfall park" and had a delicious, relaxing lunch in a lovely setting.
My only experience here is stopping for take-out tacos once. It was fast and tacos were good. However, I do notice many people eating at the tables outside every time I drive by. Being close to CSULB, it seems to be popular with the students.
Acceptable Mexican fast food. Prices are pretty good - especially the potato taco for 59 cents! Maybe because it's a little dark inside I tend to wonder how clean it is....
It's overwhelming when you enter this yarn shop that has literally thousand of skeins of yarns from floor to ceiling. The arrangement is a bit hard to figure out, but the staff are knowledgeable, both finding what you need, and offering helpful suggestions on your project. These fine yarns aren't available at the typical craft stores that abound, but the prices are commensurate with the quality - not cheap. Besides yarn they carry needles and embroidery supplies. Don't give up on finding it, tucked away in a corner of a shopping center.