Odell is an unincorporated community in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Odell as a census-designated place (CDP). The census definition of the area may not precisely correspond to local understanding of the area with the same name. Odell was named for an early pioneer, William Odell, a native of Tennessee by way of California, who settled in the area in 1861. The population was 1,849 at the 2000 census.