Visitors to downtown Hood River’s First Friday celebration on Aug. 3 can play in the street with complete safety.
How’s that, you ask?
Simple (well, sort of). The sponsoring Chamber of Commerce and merchants have collectively paid the city to block traffic from Oak Avenue and connecting side streets during the event, from 5 to 8 p.m.
That way, you’re not confined to the sidewalks, although you may want to focus your strolling there, because (ahem) that’s the best way to see which stores are open, and what goodies they’ve got for your consideration and, yes, purchase. Or consumption, if we’re talking purveyors of food and drink.