5 Travel Essentials for Your Next Adventure

1. Fishing Pole

The Lewis Clark Valley is located at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater rivers that Lewis and Clark traveled through on their famous expedition. Much has changed since the time of the explorers, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the rugged beauty of Hells Canyon and the fish that run the rivers every year. You will want to bring your pole — or better yet, book a fishing trip with one of the local guides! Snag a Sturgeon and you will think you found a prehistoric animal — because practically have. You will defiantly come home with more than just fishing tales






2. Cooler

There is nothing better than taking in the beauty of Hells Canyon in the heat of the summer, with a cold refreshment in your hand! Bring a small cooler for the beach, or on your jet boat tour! Although jet boat tour guides provide waters and sodas, it is nice to have a small cooler to keep any personal refreshments (as long as they are in a plastic or metal container)! Consider bringing your favorite refreshing bottle of local Lewis Clark Vally Wine or some craft beer from Riverport Brewing Company!


3. Sunscreen

With clear water and beautiful sandy beaches in and near Hells Canyon, you will want to be in the sun all day — so sunscreen is a must! There are so many beautiful parks and beaches in the area that you can explore! Check out visitlcvalley.com for a list of the best!






4. Hiking Shoes

Whether you are walking The Clearwater Snake National Recreation Trail that follows the river, or hiking in Hells Gate State Park, exploring by foot is perfect way to spend your day! You can visit our website to learn more about the areas’ trails!





5. Kayak (Maybe not so ‘essential‘ but defiantly fun!)

The incredible public beaches and docs in the Lewis Clark Valley make for easy access to the water! If you want to enjoy the water, and get some exercise in a fun way, consider bringing your kayak! Most can easily be strapped to the top of your car with bungee cords. If you don’t have your own, you can rent them when you get here!







6. (Bonus!) The Visit Lewis Clark Valley Visitors Guide

For a full list of all the areas best attractions, you can view the 2018 Visit Lewis Clark Valley Visitors Guide here, or request to have one sent right to your front door at no cost, here!


Don’t forget your 5 essentials for your next adventure in the Lewis Clark Valley!

6 Best Restaurants of the Lewis Clark Valley

The beautiful views, outdoor recreation, abundant wildlife, and rich history may be the reason you came to the Lewis Clark Valley, but the food will make you glad you stayed!

1. The Quay
The Quay
, inside the Clarkston Quality Inn with it’s inviting river view, is just the place to relax and enjoy conversation. They feature fabulous food, paired with local, award winning wine you will not want to miss!




2. Meriwether’s Bistro

Since 1988, Meriwether’s Bistro has been a staple for quality local cuisine in the Lewis & Clark Valley. Working with local producers and food partners, Meriwether’s Bistro is committed to using only the finest products and is the valley’s only location for exclusively serving certified angus beef.




3. Tomato Bros

At Tomato Brothers, you can enjoy traditional Italian cuisine including artisan pizza, calzones, salads and more! Choose from the largest wine cellar in the valley that includes local wine from the Lewis Clark Valley AVA!






4. Sauté on Sixth

Sauté on Sixth specializes in unique dishes, designed to make any mouth water! With a fun, speakeasy feel, you will want to take your time enjoying your dish of choice, paired with a cocktail, or one of The Valley’s local wines!





5. Jollymore’s

At Jollymore’s, a Dining Experience, you can enjoy traditional American and classic French cuisines, complemented by their extensive wine list! You will also want to come back for Jollymore’s incredibe brunch menu with $7 bottomless mimosas!





6. Mystic Café

Mystic Café was fashioned around skillfully crafted cuisine, proudly made with locally sources ingredients. Pair one of their unique, delicious dishes with local a wine or brew for a dining experience that is sure to impress!






There is nothing better than when your wine has been perfectly paired for your meal ! Lucky for you, these top 6 restaurants all

serve local, award-winning wine that pairs beautify with the restaurants many culinary delights! Be sure to ask your server for the perfect wine pairing for your meal!


Can’t get enough of our local wines? Visit our local wineries to purchase a bottle of your favorites, or consider a guided experience through a Twisted Vine Wine Tour, or go on a self-guided tour with the help from one of our latest blog posts, The Ultimate Wine Tour of the Lewis Clark Valley! Don’t wait to hear about the Lewis Clark Valley’s award wining wine through the grape vine! To learn more about the growing wine region, and view a list of the local wineries, visit The Lewis Clark Valley Wine Alliance!