Mt Hood Restaurants
As you drive east on HWY 26, just before you enter the Mt Hood National Forest, there are four small towns,
each consisting of a couple stores and restaurants and perhaps a U.S. Post Office.
The towns are Birghtwood, Welches, Zigzag, and Rhododendron all within about four miles of the National Forest.
In Brightwood, the only restaurant is inside the Brightwood Tavern. In Welches you will
find the following restaurants: Recreational Center, Whistle Stop Tavern, Inn Between Tavern,
Frog, Rondezvous, Panda Panda chinese restaurant, the Shack, Resort at the Mountain, and the Cellar. In
ZigZag there is the Territory, the Oregon Trail and the Zigzag Inn restaurants. In Rhododendron there is the
Alpine Hut restaurant serving spanish food, Guidos serving italian food and a Tasty Freeze (our only fast food).
That is the extent of restaurant food on the lower slope of the mountain. I hope I have not forgotten anyone.
Higher up on the mountain, surrounded by the National Forest are a number of restaurants in Government Camp and a restaurant in Timberline Inn.
My personal favorites are the Territory which serves a good variety of well cooked reasonably priced meals and
the ZigZag Inn which has some excellent pizza. Also, you might consider the Rondezvous, the Resort at the Mountain,
and the Timberline restaurants for excellent food at a little higher price.