Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge Blog - Villages of Mt. Hood

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
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
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
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
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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