Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge Blog - Mt Hood Territory

VISIT ESTACADA FOR THE FUNGUS, STAY FOR THE MURALS
10/30/2017 | Agritourism, Art, Estacada, Hiking, Mt Hood Territory, Wildlife
Calling all fun guys and fun gals, the annual Estacada Festival of Fungus is back! Join fellow mushroom enthusiasts on Saturday, November 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Estacada High School for a fungus filled day. In addition to the beautiful and educational displays of Pacific Northwest mushrooms, the event will feature vendors featuring fungus related items, a children’s area, an area for planning your future outings and fungi- and fermentation-related demonstrations. Bring in your own freshly foraged loot and get help identifying what they are with onsite mycologists. Guests can also enjoy an art show featuring local artists. And since you’re in Estacada, make sure to check out all the wonderful murals around downtown! The mural project began in 1994 and each...  Read More
GORGE AREA BUSINESSES STILL OPEN TO VISITORS
09/07/2017 | Mt Hood Territory, West Columbia River Gorge
On September 2nd a wildfire erupted along the Eagle Creek trail in the dense forest of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, just outside of Cascade Locks. Since, the section of the Gorge from exit 17 in Troutdale to exit 62 in Hood River on I-84 has been closed to the public indefinitely. This includes the Historic Columbia River Highway. While firefighters and other first responders work diligently to gain control over the fire that has now spread to over 33,000 acres, it is imperative that locals and visitors steer clear of the fire danger and allow them to do what they do best. However, the communities surrounding the fire area are still open for business and visitors who have...  Read More
A COUPLES GUIDE TO THE CASCADING RIVERS SCENIC BIKEWAY
08/29/2017 | Biking, Camping, Estacada, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation
Guest blogger: Geoff GulvichA couple’s weekend getaway can mean a lot of things for different people. For my wife Brianna and I, the idea of a challenging, soul-satisfying bike ride ranked high on the list. We love Oregon and the Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway — 70 miles of road riding alongside sparkling rivers and thick forests — seemed to fall in our laps. Really, it doesn’t get much more romantic than that.Visions of the bikeway were planted firmly in our minds. With smoky skies around our home in British Columbia, there was no better time to get away to the fresh air of Oregon. We loaded up our bikes, camping gear and sense of adventure to set out on a sure-to-be-amazing...  Read More
A MOUNTAIN MAN'S BUCKET LIST
04/27/2017 | Hiking, Mt Hood Territory, Skiing, Waterfalls, West Columbia River Gorge
Some goals in life leave me restless until they are crossed off my bucket list, no matter how many attempts or years it takes me to accomplish it. Mt. Hood was one of those.Five years ago, while sitting at my computer in Utah looking through pictures of mountains to climb, I came across a photo of a rim-ice-encrusted rock monolith that pierced the sky like a giant dagger on a mountain side. That was when I discovered the formation called Illumination Rock, located on the escarpments of Mt. Hood, Oregons tallest mountain at 11,250 feet.Years passed, life got in the way, but Mt. Hood remained at the back of my mind.In 2016 my work as a photographer moved me to...  Read More
OVERLOOK FILM FESTIVAL
03/30/2017 | Art, Event, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory
 "Come out, come out, wherever you are..." to historic Timberline Lodge from April 27th - 30th to participate in a brand new film festival experience - The Overlook Film Festival. The Overlook Film Festival is a 4-day celebration of the horror film genre set in the infamous "Overlook Hotel," aka Timberline Lodge, from Stanley Kubrick's infamous film The Shining. On top of terrifyingly brilliant films, the festival programming includes experiential events, live music, and thought-provoking panel discussions. For more information on tickets and places to stay: www.overlookfilmfest.comWhile you are up on the mountain, make sure to set aside time to enjoy everything else it has to offer like a hike through Wildwood Recreation Site, skiing Mt. Hood, and taking in...  Read More
PIONEER LIFE IN OREGON
02/22/2017 | Heritage, Mt Hood Territory, The Dalles
The Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood were critical passage routes for early pioneers coming to Oregon. Infamous Lewis and Clark traveled through the Gorge, while many caravans rode in on the Oregon Trail traversing both the river and land, up and around Mt. Hood, in the hopes of finding what was known to them as the promised land.In 1845, Samuel K. Barlow and his family arrived in The Dalles via the Oregon Trail without enough money to afford the already precarious river passage, nor the ability to take their stock with them on the river. Samuel knew there was a better way. God never made a mountain that had no place to go over it or around it, he...  Read More
LOVE IS IN THE (MOUNTAIN) AIR
02/13/2017 | Estacada, Government Camp, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory, Shopping, Welches
Look no further than Mt. Hood for your next romantic getaway. Here are just a few ideas to show your sweetie how much you care. Stroll arm-in-arm through quaint downtown Estacada. Stop by Wade Creek House Antiques to find that perfect home accent you didnt know you needed. Finish the afternoon with a picnic along the rushing Clackamas River. Next, make your way up Highway 26 toward Mt. Hood and swing by The Resort at the Mountain in Welches for a relaxing couples massage. Settle in for the night or two (or three) in a tiny house or vacation rental nearby.After a full day of fun snow activities, warm up together by the fireside with hot chocolates at Timberline Lodge....  Read More
10 FUN THINGS TO DO IN MT. HOOD/GORGE THIS WINTER
01/18/2017 | Biking, Brewery, Cascade Locks, Dufur, Event, Government Camp, Hiking, Hood River, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, The Dalles, Troutdale, Waterfalls, West Columbia River Gorge
 Winter in the Mt. Hood/Columbia River Gorge region is meant for adventure and fun... with a side of cozy relaxation. Here are 10 fun suggestions for your winter trip planning in our backyard: Take in epic views of the Columbia River and sample seasonal brews at Thunder Island Brewing in Cascade Locks. See what snow-covered waterfalls look like in Waterfall Alley along I-84. However, roads and trails can be icy and dicey in winter. Check conditions in advance and come prepared with adequate apparel, snow and ice gear. We recommend sticking to the easy access falls in winter like Multnomah Falls, Horsetail Falls, and Latourell Falls. Learn about the history and culture of the Gorge at one of the upcoming...  Read More
TOP 5 WINTER EVENTS AT MT. HOOD SKIBOWL
01/05/2017 | Event, Government Camp, Mt Hood Territory, Skiing, Snowboading
You'll never have more fun skiing than you will with the folks at Mt. Hood Skibowl. They take winter sports to the next level by adding costumes, music, and discounts. Here is a list of our Top 5 favorite winter events happening at Skibowl this year: 80s Night - Unpack your neon, dust off your leg warmers, and crimp your hair. We are headed back to the 80s up on the mountain on February 17, 2017. You will rock out to rad 80s jams as you shred the slopes all night long. Show up in your sweetest 80s gear to receive a discount on ski and cosmic tubing passes. Ladies Night - There are so many things to love...  Read More
WINTER HAS ARRIVED ON MT. HOOD
12/01/2016 | Government Camp, Mt Hood Territory, Skiing, Snowboading
The snow has arrived and on Mt. Hood are officially open. With the new season comes exciting new updates for visitors to enjoy.Mt. Hood Skibowls Winter Snow Tube and Adventure Park just got bigger! A newly added tube conveyor belt means double the fun and half the lines for both day and Cosmic Tubing. Not only that, Cosmic Tubing will now be open an extra day each weekend. Slide the lanes under the neon lights to rocking music three nights a week, from Friday to Sunday. Not sure you can trust your weather app New webcams are in place around Timberline Lodge and Ski Area so guests can access real-time weather conditions and decide whether or not they...  Read More
BEST PLACES FOR A WARM DRINK IN MT. HOOD/COLUMBIA GORGE
11/07/2016 | Agritourism, Food, Hood River, Mt Hood Territory, The Dalles, West Columbia River Gorge
As autumn settles in and the air gets cooler, the need to warm your hands and body with a delicious warm beverage increases. Here is a list of our favorite warm drinks in the Mt. Hood/Gorge region:A Hot Chocolate at Timberline Lodge in Government CampMany have tried to replicate it, but few can -- The Hot Chocolate from the Rams Head Bar at Timberline Lodge. Nestle into a comfy chair as you sip on a piping hot mug of liquid chocolate goodness topped with whipped cream, shaved nuts, and caramel drizzles. A cappuccino in an old stone church at The Riverenza in The DallesServing both delicious coffee and tea drinks, what makes The Riverenza a truly special place to visit...  Read More
FESTIVAL OF THE FUNGUS
10/31/2016 | Agritourism, Estacada, Event, Food, Mt Hood Territory
Fancy a lobster or morel Want to sink your teeth into a chanterelle or bolete These are just a few of the many local mushrooms in Mt. Hood Territory ready to be identified, plucked, and served on your plate this season.There will be some fungus among us this coming weekend at the Estacada Festival of the Fungus. Join fellow fun guys and gals on November 5th at Estacada High school for this family-friendly event. Bring in your freshly foraged loot and get help identifying which are edible and which are not. Learn the best techniques for mushroom cleaning. Enjoy an art show that can only be described as spurrific. To find more information about planning your own mushroom...  Read More
TOP 5 SPOTS FOR MT. HOOD/COLUMBIA GORGE LEAF PEEPING
09/26/2016 | Hood River, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, The Dalles, West Columbia River Gorge
Drive along one of the Mt. Hood/Columbia Gorge scenic byways during the month of October and you will experience our regions vibrant fall foliage. Looking to go off-the-beaten-path for autumns visual bounty Check out our Top 5 Mt. Hood/Columbia Gorge Hidden Leaf Peeping Gems:Hood River Fruit Loop, Hood River: The 35-mile Hood River County Fruit Loop, set among 14,000 acres of bountiful orchards, is perfect for fall leaf peeping. Not only do the apple and pear orchards and grape vineyards turn beautiful fall colors, but visitors can make stops at farm stands and u-pick farms along the way for apples, pears, pumpkins, chestnuts and other fall produce.Mill Creek Road, The Dalles: Follow along Mill Creek Road via car or...  Read More
PUMPKINS AND WINE ON THE MOUNTAIN
09/26/2016 | Agritourism, Boring, Event, Food, Mt Hood Territory, Sandy, Shopping, Winery
When the Fall season comes knocking, visions of pumpkins, apple cider, and wine tasting come to mind. Mt. Hood Territory is the perfect destination to experience all of the above and more no matter your age or interest. Here are a few ideas we think you might like.Family-Friendly OutingLiepold Farms, located in Boring, OR, is far from boring. Every Fall the farm explodes with excitement as the annual Fall Festival takes shape. With activities and fun for the whole family, this is an event not to miss. Get lost in the 5-acre corn maze, aim apples at the moon (or target) with the Apple-pult, take in picturesque views of Mt. Hood from the hay ride while you learn about...  Read More
HAWK WATCHING ON MT. HOOD
09/12/2016 | Event, Government Camp, Hood River, Mt Hood Territory, Mt. Hood, Recreation, Wildlife
Now is the time to dig out your binoculars and head up to Mt. Hood to experience the annual hawk migration. Every fall hundreds of thousands of birds take wing and migrate from their breeding grounds in North America down to warmer climates in South America. What does this mean for the Mt. Hood/Columbia Gorge region Each year from September through October Mt. Hood National Forest becomes a playground for thousands of hawks and other bird species.The Bonney Butte Hawkwatch officially started on August 27th this year and runs through October 31st, just east of Government Camp. Every year visitors can see up to 2,500-4,500 hawks pass through the area including Sharp-shinned Hawks, Red-tailed Hawks, Cooper's Hawks, Turkey Vultures,...  Read More
LABOR DAY CAMPING
09/01/2016 | Biking, Camping, Government Camp, Hiking, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation
Labor Day weekend is a great time to go camping! This weekend, visit Mt Hood at Still Creek Campground near Government Camp, for fun play and relaxation surrounded my nature! The campground features activities like hiking, fishing and mountain trails around it, so there are plenty of things to do!Still Creek Campground lies in the shadows of majestic Mt. Hood, in Oregon's Mt. Hood National Forest. It is one of the closest campgrounds to the mountain, and offers access to a variety of recreational opportunities. The surrounding area contains hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails, as well as numerous mountain lakes, rivers and creeks. Located in a meadow area of the forest. In the summer, visitors enjoy hiking and...  Read More
SALMON BUTTE
08/29/2016 | Hiking, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, Villages of Mt. Hood, Welches
Salmon Butte Trail is a great hike for those looking for a little more of a challenge but a great reward. Beautiful, forested scenery all the way up the trail, and a view of several mountains along the Cascade range at the top. Come on down to Mt Hood by Welches and see this beautiful 11.8-mile hike! The Salmon Butte Trailhead sign is nailed to a tree above a wide trail. Do NOT take this trail: it leads to campsites and the river, which is where most of the occupants of the vehicles at the trailhead are ensconced. Instead, take the road bed up past the boulders blocking it. Youll pass above campsites above the Salmon River, always busy on...  Read More
MALLARDS CAFé & PUB
08/26/2016 | Food, Mt Hood Territory, Villages of Mt. Hood, Welches
Come dine on the mountain with some of the best views and local food around. Mallards Café & Pub, in Welches OR, is family friendly dining offering delicious seasonal and local food. Karaoke nights on the mountain certainly keep things fun, Saturdays feature live music, or enjoy Sunday Brunch with the family! Mallards Café & Pub offers seasonal traditional, familiar fare in casual, comfortable surroundings amidst the natural beauty of the Mt. Hood National Forest. Outdoor seating is available and boasts some of the most spectacular views at The Resort at The Mountain. Enjoy happy hour specials daily from 4-6pm, karaoke Friday nights from 7-11pm and live music every Saturday night at 7pm in the pub.Check out Mallards Café &...  Read More
BUDDHA KAT WINERY
08/22/2016 | Agritourism, Mt Hood Territory, Sandy, Uncategorized, Winery
Come down to Sandy for locally made wine from Buddha Kat Winery featuring varietal and fruit wines from grapes and fruit of the surrounding orchards in the Columbia River Gorge and Mt Hood area. As one of the 300+ wineries participating in the Oregon Wines Fly Free from Alaska Airlines, this is a great stop in the Mt Hood territory area!Our main tasting room and winery is located in the quaint, small town of Sandy, Oregon located 25 miles east of Portland. Known as the Gateway to Mount Hood, Sandy serves as a wonderful central location for launching a variety of recreational activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, mountain biking & cycling in the summer and skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing...  Read More
MILO MCIVER STATE PARK
08/15/2016 | Biking, Camping, Hiking, Mt Hood Territory, Rafting, Recreation
Milo McIver State Park is a great spot outside of Estacada for all your outdoor adventures! From horseback riding and fishing to camping and hiking, even guided kayaking tours, whatever you what to do in the great outdoors this park as you covered! This small State Park is one of the many benefits of living in the Mt Hood-Columbia River Goge area; There is always something to do. Situated along the scenic Clackamas River, Milo McIver State Park is only 45 minutes from Portland. This beautiful park provides a variety of outstanding recreational opportunities.Within this little-known gem, you can spend a day or a week exploring the river, forest and fields. River-lovers can challenge the sometimes wild (but always picturesque)...  Read More
CABIN IN THE MOUNTAIN
08/12/2016 | Government Camp, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory, Rhododendron, Villages of Mt. Hood
Enjoy a weekend in a wonderful cabin on the mountain any time of the year! This luxurious but homey cabin on Mt Hood is near Rhododendron, one of the most beautiful villages on Mt Hood. With a waterfront view, this Little Yew Lodge is a great getaway spot. Leave all the hustle and bustle of the busy city life behind and savor a nice peaceful relaxing break from the world.Escape to a unique gem nestled in the forest overlooking the Sandy River, perfect for a romantic getaway. Built by two Alaskan prospectors in the 1920s, the main cabin is the only cordwood cabin on Mt. Hood. This construction uses log slices in its walls, giving Little Yew Lodge its endearing...  Read More
MIRROR LAKE
08/09/2016 | Camping, Hiking, Mt Hood Territory, Mt. Hood, Recreation
Mirror lake on Mt Hood is a great place to view the majestic mountain against the clear waters of the lake, this almost 3-mile hike is easily accessible from Highway 26. This family-friendly hike is also a great backpacking opportunity and campgrounds are available at the lake. Whether you are looking for a day trip or a weekend getaway, Mirror Lake is a great opportunity. From the trailhead parking area, cross rushing Camp Creek and immediately enter deep forest, crossing Mirror Creek on a second log bridge. The trail soon enters more open woods, then begins a series of switchbacks across open scree slopes that provide interesting views of the Zigzag Valley, far below. If youre taking children on this...  Read More
WINE TRAIL
08/07/2016 | Agritourism, Mt Hood Territory, Winery
You've heard of a hiking pass but what about a wine tasting pass Tour the wineries of the Mt Hood Territory and taste the wines of the Mt Hood and Columbia Gorge area! Order a Wine Trail Tasting Pass for a night to remember!The Mt. Hood Territory WINE TRAIL TASTING PASS is a unique collection of 12 wineries that will satisfy your palate for exploration. WINE TRAIL TASTING PASS PROGRAM DETAILS: This is a mobile-exclusive product, no need to print anything out. You can redeem everything right from your phone. The TASTING PASS is available for purchase August 3-October 27, 2016, and must be used by November 27, 2016. The WINE TRAIL TASTING PASS provides potential savings of $40....  Read More
ZIP LINE ADVENTURE!
08/02/2016 | Government Camp, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation
Come to the mountain for a zip lining adventure, at Mt. Hood Adventure Park! Mt. Hood offers 365 days of fun whether it's sunny summer or snowy winter! Fly through 800 ft. of air for an exhilarating trip and a beautiful view!800' Long Zip LinesHarness in and step up to the three-story tower and departure point for the 800 long Zip Lines. Well lock you in and send you flying over the top of the park while you flip, twist, swing, or just hold on tight. High above the ground youll have a beautiful view of Mt. Hood and the Mt. Hood National Forest.Learn more about zip lining at Mt. Hood Adventure Park at: www.skibowl.com/summer/mt-hood-activities/zip-line-portlandDiscover more attractions, events and activities...  Read More
CAZADERO INN
07/29/2016 | Estacada, Food, Mt Hood Territory
If you are looking for a nice Steakhouse to go to, come on down to the Cazadero Inn! With a beautiful view of the Clackamas River by the window and delicious food, you are sure to have a good time!Sit down in a relaxing atmosphere with a cold drink and delicious dinner over-looking the pristine Clackamas River. A Full Sports Bar, Video Lottery, and Family Dining Room, makes any time a great time to visit the Cazadero Inn.Check out their great menu at: cazaderoinn.com/restaurant/Discover more attractions, events and activities you wont want to miss-out on while visiting: Mt Hood Territory. Dont forget to visit Mt Hood Territory for more information about the regions attractions and lodging before your trip to...  Read More
MOUNTAIN STAR PARTY
07/25/2016 | Event, Government Camp, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, Villages of Mt. Hood
Come bring your little (or big) astronomer to Timberline at Mt Hood Saturday, August 6th, for the Star Party put on by Timberline and US Forest Service. Starting at 8 pm, the party will take place in the Salmon River Parking Lot east of the Lodge. Come enjoy a beautiful night of stargazing and learning!Astronomy Professor Dr. Todd Duncan of the Science Integration Institute, along with a number of amateur astronomers, will provide telescopes for the public to view the Moon, Saturn, ancient star clusters, galaxies, dying stars, and the center of our Milky Way galaxy from an elevation of 6,000 feet on the southern slope of Mount Hood.Throughout the night, astronomers will answer questions from the public during this...  Read More
ADVENTURE SLIDE
07/22/2016 | Government Camp, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation
Come up to Mt Hood Adventure Park for the exciting Alpine Slide! 1/2 mile of exciting turns and beautiful views of the mountainside. Great for parties and families come to the mountain and experience adventure!The Pacific Northwests only ˝ Mile Dual Alpine Slide, this major attraction sends you flying down a half mile track of twists and turns through mountain meadows before dropping you back off in the base area of Skibowl West. Two side-by-side tracks let you ride alongside family and friends as you take banked turns, S-curves and hairpin thrills at the speed of your choice.Start with a leisurely trip up the mountain on the Scenic Sky Chairs, and then prepare for a roller coaster ride down the...  Read More
ESTACADA SUMMER FUN!
07/18/2016 | Art, Estacada, Event, Food, Mt Hood Territory, Shopping
Come on down to Estacada for the 16th Annual Estacada Summer Celebration, July 21st-23rd! Come and celebrate the arts at this fun festival with live music, arts and crafts for the kids and tons of art vendors, this free event is a great way to spend a summer Saturday! Saturday morning brings fun activities for children with giant puppets, lots of live music, free hands-on art activities for children and adults, a silent art auction, lots of food vendors and the beautiful Broadway Street art fair. It is an opportunity for residents and visitors to celebrate this wonderful community through the art.Learn more about this great event and check out the full line up of events at: estacadasc.org/Discover more...  Read More
MT HOOD QUILT SHOW
07/11/2016 | Art, Event, Heritage, Mt Hood Territory, Mt. Hood, Rhododendron, Villages of Mt. Hood
This year marks the 19th Annual Mt Hood Oregon Trail Quilt Show which will take a look at the past and present of quilt making styles. Learn about the different styles settlers had for quilt making while comparing them to modern day contemporary styles. This event will be free admission and the exhibit will take place in the historic Village of Rhododendron on July 16-17th noon to 5pm.The heritage of our quilting traditions is celebrated in this two-day event. Held in the Village of Rhododendron during the month of July, this special event brings together heritage quilts of the past --such as those dating back to the days of the Oregon Trail,hand-sewn by those who made the 2,000-plus mile journey...  Read More
SUMMER SNOW
07/08/2016 | Mt Hood Territory, Mt. Hood, Recreation, Skiing, Snowboading
This weekend skiers and snowboarders of Mt Hood are sure to be happy. The forecast calls for snow! Enjoy some fresh powder up at Timberline, the only spot you can ski all year round!It is July right asks the National Weather Service forecast office in Medford, Ore., which then advises: Get ready for a significant change . . . Snow levels will drop down to 6000 ft. Saturday night and 1-3 inches will be possible in the high Cascades above 6000 ft., including Crater Lake Rim.The fresh snow is sure to delight summer skiers on Mount Hood, where skiing is possible year-round. Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood is still open daily and theyll be having themselves a nice mini...  Read More
HUCKLEBERRY INN
07/06/2016 | Government Camp, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory
Getaway this weekend and come stay in the cozy Huckleberry Inn! With quick access to many of the mountains activities, whether you are here for business or play Huckleberry Inn has got you covered.Family owned and operated since 1966, Huckleberry Inn has become a well known landmark on Mt. Hood. Centrally located in Government Camp, Huckleberry Inn offers easy access to ski areas, cross country paths, and in the summer, to hiking trails and mountain lakes.With sixteen rooms for lodging, the dorm-style facilities for ski or tour groups; the steakhouse (open during the holiday week and ski season weekends) and the 24 hour family-style restaurant, Huckleberry Inn caters to everyone!Learn more about Huckleberry Inn and all of it's amenities and...  Read More
SANDY FAMILY RESTAURANT
07/03/2016 | Food, Mt Hood Territory, Sandy
This homey family restaurant is a great place to stop in and eat your fill. Enjoy the new renovated interior and fill up on pancakes served all day!We are Sandy Oregons newest Family Friendly restaurant, and the only restaurant in Sandy to offer breakfast all day. So, if you want pancakes for dinner, we have you covered!We are located in Downtown Sandy, right next to the remodeled Sandy Public Library.Our fabulous food choices include dinners with entrees such as country fried steak, roast turkey, chicken strips, pot roast and chicken fettuccine as well as seafood, burgers and sandwiches.Learn more about the Sandy Family Restaurant at: sandyfamilyrestaurant.comDiscover more attractions, events and activities you wont want to miss-out on while visiting: Mt...  Read More
CHAINSAW CREATIONS
07/01/2016 | Art, Mt Hood Territory, Sandy
Come by and see the adorable Chainsaw wood carvings like this one at The Gallery At Alder Creek. Filled with a variety of wood sculptures and creations there is sure to be something for everyone, with the added bonus of helping local artists! Established in 1996 by Mike Schmidt, The Gallery At Alder Creek is perched at the base of Mt. Hood. It is a wonderful gallery full of amazing artwork and furniture by some of the best chainsaw carvers and artists around. The gallery carries everything from bears and eagles, to benches and tables, beds and chairs, and much much more.Learn more about The Gallery At Alder Creek and check out some of the artwork featured at: www.galleryaldercreek.com/Discover more...  Read More
ALTITUDE DINING
06/30/2016 | Food, Mt Hood Territory, Welches
Enjoy Cascadian Cuisine in the farm to table restaurant, Altitude located in Welches OR. Featuring dishes made with the bounty of Oregon and seasoned with herbs from their own garden. Whether you are out and about in Mt Hood or are looking for a great place to dine, Altitude is a great place to stop in at.Altitude's arrival on the Mt. Hood dining scene put it near or at the top of everyone's dining wish list. Its un-regimented and casually upscale dining environment allows diners to feel at home in comfortable surroundings. And while the food speaks for itself, an intelligent selection of wines finds its own voice.Located at The Resort at The Mountain, Altitude is a favorite for a...  Read More
NIGHT AT THE THEATRE
06/28/2016 | Art, Event, Heritage, Mt Hood Territory, Sandy
The Sandy Actors Theatre has been around since 1976 providing it's community with quality theater productions. Through many name changes the SAT has continually produced quality theatre and kids programs for the Sandy area including full seasons. While the 2015/2016 season has just winded down the children summer program will be starting in August with the season starting up again in September.Sandy Actors Theatre began in June 1976 as the One Way Theatre in Sandy, Oregon. In March 1979, the group became known as The Sandy Community Players. Sandy Community Players performed in many locations within Sandy before finding its home in Heritage Square. The theater saw many different theatrical perspectives throughout its history. SCP was known for producing musical...  Read More
TIMBERLINE LODGE
06/22/2016 | Heritage, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, Skiing
Timberline Lodge is one of the Historic Hotel's of America, has been in The Shining, and offers access to the only ski area in North America open all 12 months. Come stay in our cozy rooms, explore the history of this hotel built during the depression in our museum, and enjoy our amenities like a heated pool, sauna, and hot tub. Timberline Lodge is beautiful inside and out with murals, woodcarvings, and spectacular views of both the top of the mountain and what will feel like the rest of the world. We offer many different styles of rooms to fit your needs and budget.Think Timberline Lodge is cool Just wait until you see your room. Warm, comfortable and inviting....  Read More
TAMANAWAS FALLS
06/22/2016 | Government Camp, Hiking, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, Waterfalls
Come enjoy the beautiful views of hiking Mt Hood, and climb the trail leading to Tamanawas Falls. Cross log bridges, follow creeks and enjoy the beautiful forestry surrounding the mountain. There are basically two approaches to Tamanawas Falls. This hike begins at the Tamanawas Falls Trail head along highway 35. After crossing the East Fork of the Hood River, turn right on Trail #650 and follow the river for about a half mile. Then the trail takes a sharp left turn on the point of a cliff with a great view and heads into the Cold Spring Creek Canyon. Soon you intersect Trail #650A which is directly ahead of you as Trail #650 makes a sharp right and continues on...  Read More
MOUNTAIN DINING
06/22/2016 | Food, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory
Dine at the top of the world at Timberline Lodge's Cascade Dining Hall. At 6,000 ft elevation Timberline lodge offers beautiful views, with delicious food all from Oregon's bounty as well as a building full of history. A pioneering spirit of craftsmanship paired with a deep-rooted connection to the region inspires Timberlines culinary program. Timberline is at the center of Oregons bounty, surrounded by mountain streams and a plentiful ocean teeming with fish, rolling fields of fresh and organic produce and locally-raised livestock and poultry. All tended by producers with a common goal. Chef Jason Stoller Smith and Timberlines talented culinary brigade share this vision and invite you to Taste Oregon in the Cascade Dining Room.Learn more about The Cascade...  Read More
SNOW PLAY A NEW WAY
06/22/2016 | Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, Skiing, Snowboading
Standing tall at 11,250 feet, Mt Hood is a beautiful sight to behold... and even more fun to play in. For skiers, Mt. Hood offers 4 ski resorts including the longest ski season in North America. For those looking for a new way to adventure on the mountain, we recommend snowshoeing, cosmic tubing, or backcountry skiing. Snowshoeing: Many of your favorite spring and summer trails in the Mt. Hood National Forest lend perfectly to winter wonderland snowshoeing journeys. Check the Forest Service's list of ideas on where to trek and what to pack. Not ready to venture out on your own? Book a guide from Mt. Hood Adventure to follow trails deep into the forest to discover snow covered old growth trees and...  Read More
RAMONA FALLS
06/20/2016 | Hiking, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, Waterfalls
Over 70 ethereal waterfalls flow down the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood National Forest. Ramona Falls is a jewel among them. This 7 mile loop trail to the waterfall crosses the Wild and Scenic glacial-fed Sandy River, passing by centuries old lava flow that has been carved out by water. Start at the Ramona Falls trailhead, about 6 miles off of Hwy 26. Need a post hike snack? Check out Wraptitude or the Skyway Bar and Grill located in the Mt. Hood Villages. ** This is a great waterfall hike alternative to the closed trails in the Columbia River Gorge that are currently closed due to the Eagle Creek Fire.   Read More
WEST COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
WATERFALLS
One of the most iconic places in the Pacific North West, the Columbia River Gorge offers unparalleled waterfall scenery and canyon views. Visit the West Columbia Gorge area to stand at the base of waterfalls, boat on the mighty Columbia River, or to stand atop vistas and take in the view. READ MORE
THE DALLES
SUNSHINE
Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, The Dalles is a place full of recreation, culture, and history. A historic Native American trading area, this city has been a center of commerce for over 10,000 years. A paradise for history buffs, cyclists, and wine aficionados, The Dalles is for all to enjoy. READ MORE
MT. HOOD TERRITORY
EXPLORATION
The only mountain offering summer skiing in North America, Mt. Hood and the surrounding territory never gets old. If you’re not a skier, put on your hiking boots, grab a fishing pole, or load up your kayak to explore the trails, lakes, and rivers, found throughout the area. READ MORE
HOOD RIVER
WATERSPORTS
Offering world-class kiteboarding and windsurfing, Hood River is where outdoor enthusiasts and adventure-seekers are drawn to. Close to the mountain, along the river, and nestled against superb farmland, visit this town for amazing restaurants, fresh produce, and an unrivaled watersport scene. READ MORE
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