Dining at the Historic Balch Hotel

Simple. Elegant. Natural.




Eat at the Balch!

As our overnight guest, you no longer have to leave the lovely Balch grounds to satisfy your hunger. We heard your pleas and we're excited to offer you an option for mid-day and evening meals--updated seasonally and with specials on the weekends. Lunch available by special request.

We welcome our local community for dinner on the weekends, when we can assure to be here to serve you. Please call 541.467.2277 for dinner reservations and to be sure we are not closed for a special event. Lunch available by special request, please call for reservations.

Eat in our dining room, parlor, or outdoors on the patio when the weather's nice! Sip wine, beer, cider or artisan soda from our extensive local list. Lovely!

Light Fare Menu:

Mediterranean Wrap
Fresh organic greens, spiced quinoa, natural, cage-free chicken breast and feta dill dressing in a warmed, spinach wrap. Served with chips and fruit garnish. (A favorite!) - $84.

Vegetable Hummus Wrap
Mixed grilled vegetables wrapped with organic hummus and organic greens in a warmed spinach tortilla. With chips and fruit garnish.

Balch Salad
Fresh Organic Mixed baby greens with (or without) grilled natural chicken breast, crumbled cheese, nuts and cranberries, with house-made vinaigrette dressing. Clean and delicious. 

Mediterranean Salad
Grilled Organic chicken breast with Mediterranean-spiced quinoa, cucumbers, olives and feta-dill dressing on Organic greens. -$87 also available without chicken $87

Salmon Cakes with garlic aioli, on a bed of mixed organic greens (GF)

Hummus Plate: Hearty yet light with veggies, feta cheese and handmade Focaccia bread (V)

Antipasto Platter: a variety of cured meats, cheeses and marinated vegetables with gluten free crackers, to suit your palette. (GF)

Soup of the Day:
Delicious house made Cassoulet,  White Bean and Chicken Chili, Wild Rice and Corn, Creamy Asparagus (vegan), 3 Bean Chili, Carrot Ginger (vegan) and others rotate nightly. Served with hearty bread, handmade focaccia or crackers. Rustic and yummy. $8

Dinner Specials on the weekend rotate with Chef's preference and seasonal availability.

May include: 
Hazelnut Grilled Salmon with garlic green beans and smashed potatoes $25
Pan Seared herbed Chicken with roasted asparagus and quinoa pilaf $18
Pork Loin with caramelized pears and organic spinach salad $22
Varies nightly. Inquire for details

We source local and organic whenever possible. We feature natural products from our neighbor, Azure Standard as well as other local farms and suppliers.

Wine, Beer, Cider and other Beverages:

We offer a lovely selection of wine from local Columbia Gorge AVA wineries, available by the bottle and glass, along with locally brewed beer, cider and specialty sodas.

We offer Organic, local Good Medicine teas, locally-roasted Post Canyon coffee and house-made (secret recipe) malty cocoa (as well as lemon water in the summer) complementary for our overnight guests. Otherwise $3 Artisan sodas and Kombucha $4

You're welcome to bring your own wine and beer, though we do need to charge a $10 corkage fee for wine and $2/bottle for beer & ciders you consume in the main floor or patio areas.



Simple wholesome elegant fare

Included in your night's stay is breakfast the next morning! Start the day at our delicious home made breakfast buffet. We source local and organic whenever possible. We feature natural products from our neighbor, Azure Standard

Enjoy a buffet of freshly baked mini fritattas and homemade muffins and granola, along with hard boiled eggs, seasonal fruit and vanilla yogurt. Yum.

A variety of juices, tea and coffee also awaits you. We offer coffee from Post Canyon Coffee Roasters (The Dalles), artisan teas from Good Medicine Tea (  Hood River) and our own secret-recipe malty cocoa, made here with love.

Or enjoy a Mimosa for those special occasions. And when it comes to mornings at a charming getaway in the Gorge, when isn't it a special occasion? ;)

To-go breakfasts are available for you busy travelers. Please let us know when you check in and we'll have that ready for you when you depart.

For your day's adventure, we offer box lunches for your mid-day munching. If your day is likely to include visiting local wineries or museums this can be a real treat when you realize you're hungry. (Please order in advance so we can prepare this fresh for you.)

Our box lunches include: 

  • Mediterranean wrap with fresh greens, quinoa, organic chicken and feta dill dressing.
  • Fresh organic baby greens or spinach salad with or without grilled chicken and tomato vinaigrette dressing.
  • Seasonal fruit/cheese, hummus and antipasto plates.
  • Delicious house made soups with artisan bread.

But really, sit and stay a while, if you can. You'll like it. 

40 South Heimrich, Dufur, OR 97021, United States  
P: (541) 467-2277  
E: info@balchhotel.com