Dining at the Balch

Simple. Rustic. Elegant.




Balch Bistro offers fresh local fare

The Balch Bistro is open for dinner Thursday through Sunday from 5 - 7 pm for winter. As we are a boutique property with variable occupancy, our hours of service varies seasonally. (Calling to confirm availability is always a good idea.)

We are serving a special for Thanksgiving, more info here

Reservations are required, as space and quantities are limited.
Please call 541-467-2277, so you're sure we're open and able to serve you.  

Our menu is updated seasonally, with specials on the weekends depending on occupancy. We source local and organic whenever possible. We feature natural products from our neighbor, Azure Standard as well as other local farms and suppliers.

Open to overnight guests, local neighbors and travelers just passing through. Satisfy your hunger, without leaving the lovely Balch grounds.

Weather permitting,  you can enjoy your meal on our patio or in the bistro with limited seating. (Please observe 6' physical distancing with staff and other guests.) Enjoy the fire-pit in cooler weather. 

Take Away is available for pick up from 5 to 7 pm.
Order by phone at 541.467.2277.

Our Current Menu

 Our house-made Salmon Cakes

Salmon Cakes
Wild-caught sock-eyed salmon (mixed with gluten-free Panko breadcrumbs and spices), pan fried with house-made lemon-garlic aioli served with organic greens tossed in Balch balsamic (GF)

2 Salmon Cakes $17

3 Salmon Cakes $20

Tia's Tamales

Choose from chicken or pork (2), local handmade tamales with rice and black beans $10

Balch Salad

Fresh, organic seasonal greens topped with house made pickled beets, nuts, crumbled feta cheese and house pickled red onion tossed in Balch balsamic vinaigrette (V, GF) $12

With grilled, Mary’s Free-Range Chicken $17

Soup and Salad

Our house made "soup of the day" and fresh organic side salad served with house made Focaccia bread. $12

Side Salad

Fresh, organic greens topped with house made pickled beets, nuts, crumbled feta cheese and pickled red onion tossed in Balch balsamic vinaigrette (V, GF) $6

Our Specials Include:

Our Famous Tri-Tip 

Roasted  Tri Tip beef with fresh, house-made mint Chimichurri sauce, roasted Yukon gold potatoes, and seasonal vegetables with salad. 
Friday- Sunday only $26

Shoyu Chicken Skewers 

Grilled Shoyu chicken skewers with coconut rice and fresh fruit salsa. Topped with green onions (GF) Friday-Sunday only $20


Chocolate Cake
Iced with house-made Chocolate Ganache and drizzled with chocolate Cabernet sauce $5
al la mode add $2

Seasonal Fruit Crisp
Warm, house-made (GF) $5
 A la mode add $2

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream topped with Ghirardelli caramel sauce or chocolate Cabernet sauce $5

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, locally blended 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 

Corkage: 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 dining room or patio areas.



Simple wholesome elegant fare


We continue to offer breakfast with your stay, individually packaged rather than buffet or table service.

Enjoy freshly homemade breakfast breads or muffins, housemade granola, along with hard boiled eggs, seasonal fruit and vanilla yogurt. Yum.

We source local and organic whenever possible. We feature natural products from our neighbor, Azure Standard, as well as farm fresh eggs and produce. 

You'll receive this packaged in a basket that you can take to your room, in the bistro or enjoy on our outdoor patio.

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? ;)


Happy Hour

Happy Hour

Local Beer and Wine offerings

Come and enjoy our glorious patio for Happy Hour!
$1 off all beer and wine by the glass everyday from 2-5pm

Looking for a late lunch or refreshing snack in the afternoon? Check out Tamales & Tecate Special: every day from 2 to 5 p.m. New Fall/Winter Happy Hours: Friday, Saturday, and Sundays only
Get 2 locally made Tamales, rice and beans, and a 16 oz Tecate for just $10.

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