Oregon Journals

Mount Hood, Fruit Loop & Desert in Oregon

A September 2003 trip to Oregon by ariesgirl

MT Hood Inn Photo, Mt. Hood, Oregon More Photos
Quote: Mount Hood and Hood River area. Highway 26 and Highway 35. Big changes of climate, geographical features, view, and feel within 30 minutes.

MT Hood Inn

Attraction | "Mount Hood Inn"

MT Hood Inn Photo, Mt. Hood, Oregon
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I arrived at around 1am in the morning in rain via Highway 26 from Portland. But the reception desk said they haven't got an umbrella. It was cold and dark. Hotel inself is nice. They had a fire in the lobby with high ceilings. Breakfast area and sitting area with TV. Not too far from home feel. Postcards on sale. Video rental, spa, and ski-locker facilities. The various lovely vending machines selling everything from microwave popcorn, drinks, and snacks to condoms.

At a stone throw distance is a nice pub with their own brew. I had a nice big dinner there and then a spa before falling into a deep sleep.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 24, 2003

MT Hood Inn
87450 E Government Camp Loop
Mt. Hood, Oregon 97028
(503) 272-3205

Mount Hood

Attraction | "Mount Hood, Hood River area, Indian Trails"

Mount Hood Photo, Portland, Oregon
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Since I arrived at Mount Hood on a cold dark wet night, the part of going uphill (with airlock earache) is not too interesting. Nice tall old trees. Nice when the contrast comes when we get past the misty, cold, wet area to the hot, dry, Indian area. However, please watch out because many roadsides are misleading when indicating distance. Even the one for the Salmon Farming Museum is misleading. Or are they not talking about driving distance?! On Highway 35, stop by farms to buy fresh produce!! Big juicy peaches and pears. Have a nice walk by a small town on the other side of the river. There is a Fruit Loop map where you can visit different farms, orchards, vineyards, and garden cottages (espe...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 24, 2003

Mount Hood
60 miles east of Portland via Highway 26
Portland, Oregon 97208
POVA: +1 503 222 222