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Timberline Lodge sits conveniently at the epicenter of Oregon’s bounty, surrounded by the fields, forests and waters that produce the very best in food and wine. We take advantage of that and pass the rewards on to our guests.

  • Timberline Lodge, one of Oregon's architectural crown jewels....it's what's inside Timberline that guests remember most.

    Bonnie HendersonSunset Magazine
  • Over the years, the Timberline Lodge wine program has built itself around a single premise: offer the best of the Northwest.

    Oregon Wine Press
  • The Ram's Head is Mt. Hood’s spiritual headquarters. The bartenders here have cut their teeth mixing and shaking cocktails for tired and thirsty alpinists and skiers.

    Kyle Von HoetzendorffThrillist
  • For Stoller Smith in particular, the White House salmon bake was a career highpoint.

    Joan CirilloThe Oregonian
  • Cascade Dining Room at Timberline Lodge, for years has served first-class fare at reasonable prices in a historic Oregon venue.

    Gerry FrankThe Oregonian
  • Perhaps the most renowned dining space at Timberline is the Cascade Dining Room, run by Chef Jason Stoller Smith and known for, as the name implies, its artful celebration of Cascadian bounty.

    Brooke BassChocolate + Marrow
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Phlox Point Cabin | Photos by Brooke Bass

Forty-Eight Hours at the Historic Timberline Lodge
Chocolate and Marrow blogger Brooke Bass wines, dines, sleeps, and skis at Timberline for two days. “…our weekend was full of fresh powder, piping hot drinks topped with fluffy whip, and tacos eaten around outdoor fire pits with the softest snow dust falling overhead,” she writes as she samples everything the historic lodge has to offer.

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Eggs Benedict | Cascade Dining Room

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Pastrami Truffle Fries | Wy’East Cafe

OregonianLogoVerticalGerry Frank’s Picks: Timberline Lodge Offers Winter Fun, New Dining Options
“The Timberline Lodge is a popular place for locals and visitors to ski, hike and gather around a fire while gazing at the massive peaks of one of our states most beloved attractions. But, what really makes a great ski resort? Is it the elevation, property, amenities or the ideal snow conditions? It may be my love for food and travel talking, but I believe it’s what you come across off the slopes that really tie everything together. If you agree, I have good news for you; Timberline’s new million-dollar remodel brings two new food outlets (to the already five existing) giving skiers and snowboarders a more convenient, healthy and hearty variety of options.”
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Best Bar Outside of Portland
The Ram’s Head Bar was recently selected as one of the 10 Best Bars Outside of Portland by Thrillist!

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Oregon Chef Treats Obama to Backyard Cookout
By Joan Cirillo for Oregon Live

“When President Barack Obama greeted Jason Stoller Smith at the White House congressional picnic, he teased the Oregon chef about the 45-foot-long fire pit he had made for a traditional Native American salmon bake.

‘You dug up my lawn,’ the president deadpanned as the giant pit blazed within feet of the Oval Office and Rose Garden.

Recipes included with this story: Oregon Strawberry and Arugula Salad, Emmer Farro and Vegetable Salad With Bacon

Stoller Smith’s wild Alaska king salmon, smoked on alder saplings, was the hit of the event. ‘Nobody had any idea of what we were doing,’ he said. White House Assistant Chef Sam Kass went so far as to call the salmon bake “historic” and told the chef, ‘There’s never been anything like this at the White House’.”

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Oregon Wine Press A-List
A-List Best of the Columbia Gorge awarded by the Oregon Wine Press and Oregon Wine Board.
“Over the years, the Timberline Lodge wine program has built itself around a single premise: offer the best of the Northwest. In fact, David Villali, wine manager since 1994, says the iconic Oregon hotel has ‘a responsibility and honor to showcase the region’s bounty in food and wine.'”

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Most Iconic Bar in Oregon
The Blue Ox Bar is Thrillist’s Most Iconic Bar in Oregon!

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Government Camp side of Mount Hood rocks with after-ski party places
Terry Richards of OregonLive names Ram’s Head Bar and Mt Hood Brewing Co. as two of the top apres-ski places in Oregon.

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Top 10 Mountain Restaurants

#3 Timberline Lodge “WPA-era hand-hewn furniture and unforgettable views converge 6,000 feet up Mt. Hood in the lodge’s Cascade Dining Room.” -Bonnie Henderson

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9 Ski Resort Bloody Marys to Try
Not content with just one Bloody Mary option, the Market Café at Timberline Ski Resort in Mount Hood, Oregon, offers six signature Bloody Marys, plus a build-your-own Bloody Mary menu which includes choices of five flavors and five infusions (with limited edition infusions that change each season), plus a “food bloody” on Sundays, which is themed for sports and holidays and features garnishes of everything from shrimp to sliders. If you’re too overwhelmed with the selection or suffer from an inability to make a decision, order a flight and enjoy three mini Bloody Marys of your choice.

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“It’s that time of the year again — the opportunity to pass along opinions on some of the best places in our state (plus one a bit farther south)…I won’t venture to point out one best restaurant but will mention a group of eating places around the state that I consider top drawer. Cascade Dining Room at Timberline Lodge, for years has served first-class fare at reasonable prices in a historic Oregon venue” -Gerry Frank