The City of Hood River has seen vibrant community growth over recent decades. With current population around 8,000. Hood River is the county seat for Hood River County, which includes over 25,000 residents including the city of Cascade Locks and communities of Odell, Parkdale and Pine Grove. The area expands with influxes of visitors seasonally. Hood River is rich in history and scenic beauty, and is commonly recognized for its arts, culture, and world-class outdoor recreation.