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Things to do in Mount HOOD PRKDL

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Lodging
“Even if snow sports aren’t your thing, spend a relaxing day exploring & relaxing in the historic Timberline Lodge, the famous site of the filming of the classic movie The Shining.”
  • 155 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Ski and Snowboard your day away. Bring your winter clothes and rent some gear! Lessons, food, drinks and fun!”
  • 53 locals recommend
Rest Area
“Iconic mountain; about an hour drive for all year long family friendly outdoor events. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Night skiing, snow-tubing in the winter; an adventure park (great for kids) in the summer.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Lake
“Nearby lake great for swimming, kayaking, or paddle boarding in the summer. Also a nice snowshoe trail around the lake in the winter.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Food
“A quick and beautiful 20 minute drive from Hood River you will find yourself at the base of Mount Hood in a town called Parkdale. Drop into Solera, grab a beer at the bar and head outback to enjoy amazing views of Mount Hood. If you're hungry you can order food from any of the surrounding restaurants and bring it into the brewery without any problems. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Nature
“GORGEOUS waterfall, easy rolling trail 2 miles out, 2 miles back. The parking lot fills up quickly though, so get an early start to your day. Grab a bite/brew at Solera Brewing in Parkdale, OR on your way back. (Also beautiful to do in the snow!)”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Right in Parkdale, Best BBQ you will find. We kind of think of this as our secret, but it has gotten pretty famous. All menu items are cooked in house. Lots of BBQ selections, and specials. Local Brews on Tap and usually a Cider as well. They are friendly fast and really can get busy. They open at 11:00 am but go before 7:00 pm, especially in summer. Outside seating is dog friendly. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pub
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“The Rat is where ya go to get pizza to go or eat it there and watch some sports. It's an all ages place so gets busy on the weekends.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pub
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“Charlie’s is “THE” restaurant and Bar of choice in Government Camp. Full bar and restaurant menu since 1977. From simple sandwiches and burgers to a full prime rib dinner, Charlies's is certain to have everything your taste buds desire. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The Mt. Hood Brewing Co. opened in January 1991 in the alpine village of Government Camp, Oregon, serving locally-produced beers and hearty pub fare in a family-friendly atmosphere. In October 1992, the newly constructed ten barrel brewery rolled out its first barrel under the watchful eye of Brewmaster Jon B. Graber. The Mt. Hood Brewing Co. is named for a brewery that originally operated in Portland, Oregon from 1905 to 1913 during the pre-prohibition heyday of American brewers.”
  • 17 locals recommend
History Museum
“Walk up to the museum and check out not only the history of this area, but the history of skiing. Check out all the levels of the place and they also have a nice gift shop. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“www.mthoodoutfitters.com. Rent a Kayak or Canoe on Trillium Lake! Rent Mt Bikes, take biking and hiking tours. Offering Xcountry ski rentals an tours, Snowshoe rentals and tours, and Snowmobiling Tours.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Waterfall
“One of the best, underrated hikes just outside of Portland. Skip the crowds at Multnomah Falls and catch a view of Mt. Hood on this several mile hike to a magical woodland wall of waterfall”
  • 12 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Right in Parkdale, Best BBQ you will find. We kind of think of this as our secret, but it has gotten pretty famous. All menu items are cooked in house. Lots of BBQ selections, and specials. Local Brews on Tap and usually a Cider as well. They are friendly fast and really can get busy. They open at 11:00 am but go before 7:00 pm, especially in summer. Outside seating is dog friendly. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pub
“The Rat is where ya go to get pizza to go or eat it there and watch some sports. It's an all ages place so gets busy on the weekends.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pub
“Charlie’s is “THE” restaurant and Bar of choice in Government Camp. Full bar and restaurant menu since 1977. From simple sandwiches and burgers to a full prime rib dinner, Charlies's is certain to have everything your taste buds desire. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Brewery
“The Mt. Hood Brewing Co. opened in January 1991 in the alpine village of Government Camp, Oregon, serving locally-produced beers and hearty pub fare in a family-friendly atmosphere. In October 1992, the newly constructed ten barrel brewery rolled out its first barrel under the watchful eye of Brewmaster Jon B. Graber. The Mt. Hood Brewing Co. is named for a brewery that originally operated in Portland, Oregon from 1905 to 1913 during the pre-prohibition heyday of American brewers.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“Close by and some of the best pizza you will find. They will fix you just about anything you want. Great local beers on draft, plus Cider, TV's, a family area and Patio Garden for dinning in good weather. Great place. You can order by phone and pick up to bring home too. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Glacier Haus Bistro is a family owned, family operated restaurant that prides itself on serving homemade sandwiches, salads and pizzas using fresh, quality ingredients. Dinners feature classic European dishes including Wiener Schnitzel, Sauerbraten, Hungarian Beef Goulash and other specialties. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cool little place for standard Mexican food and margaritas. They sometimes have music in the afternoons.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Lodging
“Close by, Look for the Crooked Tree Tavern at the lodge. Great food, specials, great food. Family dining area and bar with TV's and great selection of local brews. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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