Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge Blog - Welches

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
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
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
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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