At Celilo Restaurant, we are committed to a healthy and sustainable future. We source high quality, fresh food, grown miles from our doorstep. We make every attempt to buy naturally raised products and organic products when available. We pay attention to our output too. We reuse or recycle all of our glass, plastic, paper, aluminum, and tin. We compost all our food scraps, vegetables, and coffee grounds. We convert our used vegetable oils into bio-diesel.

Each small step is important.

We know you will taste the difference. And with a concerted effort, our children will too.

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Events with Celilo

“Know your food. Know what it is, where it comes from, who grew it, when it was harvested, how it was prepared. It is an honor to be a part of this simple ethic.”
— Chef Ben Stenn

Events with Celilo


GorgeGrown Harvest Dinner

Harvest Dinner


September 22, 4pm – 8pm

at Mt View Orchards

600 Trout Creek Ridge Road
Mt. Hood, OR 97041

September 22, from 4 to 8pm

A classic farm dinner featuring a four-course meal from Chef Ben Stenn of Celilo Restaurant and Bar and set at a beautiful table at Mt. View Orchards in the Hood River Valley.


The evening will begin with a delightful cocktail hour featuring appetizers and amazing locally-crafted beer and beverages. Dinner will highlight dazzling seasonal produce and savory local meat raised right here in the Gorge, served family style with an assortment of preparations including vegetarian courses. Local wine with each course.


Meet local farmers, enjoy the mountain view scenery of a working orchard, savor local flavors of our community, and support a great non-profit working to build a thriving, vibrant local food system here in the Gorge. This event has an open seating arrangement, larger parties are encouraged to arrive on time to ensure seats together. Please contact Gorge Grown Food Network at or (541) 490-6420 with any questions. For more details, visit the Gorge Grown website.

Cooking Classes with Chef Ben Stenn

Chef Ben Stenn’s mission is to remove any barriers to experiencing great food — food that is delicious, fresh, locally and sustainably grown, and prepared in a way that the quality of the ingredients is fully revealed. Ben believes that the Gorge, as a food producing region, is the source of many of the world’s greatest foods. It is a joy to help people discover these culinary gems, grown so close to home. Cooking classes are over for this season, but Ben is available for private cooking classes off-site.

Wine To Go!

We now have our off premise license so we can sell bottles or cases of wine to go! Have a favorite wine you can’t find or want to start a wine collection? Need some wine for a party, wedding or special gathering? Need some wine advice? We are here for you! Email us at or come by for a visit.


If you live in the area and would like to receive our monthly wine offerings through Celilo Specialty Cellar, please email us and we’ll add you to our list. Each month we will offer 7 different wines- including imports, as well as 3 specialty food items for retail purchase.

Private Dinners

Reserve the Restaurant: Celilo is available as a private venue for parties of up to 75 guests. With this option, we will close the entire restaurant to the general public for the day or evening. You will have access to all of Celilo’s amenities, including a four course menu, a full staff of servers and bartenders, our i-pod compatible sound system, tables, chairs, flatware, plateware and glassware. We will be happy to help you make arrangements with florists and musicians to make your special event a truly memorable occasion.


Reserve a Table: Let Celilo help you host a luncheon or dinner party for gatherings of  12 to 20 guests. We will compose a prix fixe menu customized to suit your preferences and/or your dietary needs. Please call and inquire about specific dates, as summer and weekend availability is extremely limited.  We do not have a private dining room, so larger parties will be at tables next to each other in our main dining room.  This option is ideal for business lunches andmid week and off season dinners. Since we do not have a private dining area, this option is not ideal for rehearsal dinners or wedding parties.


Host a Private Dinner in Your Home: Chef Ben is happy to cater private dinners for parties of at least 8 people, starting at $100 per person. Private cooking classes are a favorite and also available at this price.