Dining at the Balch

Simple. Rustic. Elegant.


Dine, Historic Balch Hotel



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

Weekend Specials: Our chefs are always looking to create some fun and interesting options. They choose whatever is fresh and seasonal so we never know what it'll be until that night.

Reservations are encouraged, 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 local neighbors, travelers and overnight guests 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.

Selections From Our Current Menu-we offer seasonal dishes that change regularly, call for the latest inspirations.

Winter 2022 Menu coming soon!

Dine, Historic Balch Hotel

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 $18

3 Salmon Cakes $20

Dine, Historic Balch Hotel

Tia's Tamales

Choose from chicken or pork (2), local handmade tamales with rice and black beans $12

Dine, Historic Balch Hotel

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) $13

With grilled, Mary’s Free-Range Chicken $18

Dine, Historic Balch Hotel

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) $8

Ask your server about our Seasonal Specials.

Winter 2021 Menu coming soon!


Chocolate Cake

Iced with house-made Chocolate Ganache and drizzled with chocolate

Cabernet sauce $7

al la mode add $2

Seasonal Fruit Crisp

Warm, house-made (GF) $7

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.



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