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Blue Ox Bar

) #3 of 4 Restaurants in Timberline Lodge $$ - $$$ , Pizza,
27500 E Timberline Rd, Timberline Lodge, OR 97028-9709
+1 503-272-3311
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good42%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“meatballs” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, Pub
$$ - $$$
27500 E Timberline Rd, Timberline Lodge, OR 97028-9709
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

They make their own dough which is not typical for a tourist spot. The pizza was good; cheesy, with a nice crust and we enjoyed it with a local draft beer. Service is good and fast although the restaurant space is tiny.

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff and nice ambiance. service was great and the bar itself was very colorfully decorated.

Thank Raheel K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of history in this bar. Good place to grab a craft beer. They serve food. People working the bar were friendly and the service was good.

Thank mikennan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We reserved the Blue Ox for the rehearsal dinner when our son got married at Timberline Lodge in June. Fun! Historic place, with unique and hand-crafted artwork, tables, chairs, bar and such. Paul Bunyan theme. We got the entire place to ourselves (15 people) and...More

Thank Rehoboth5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bar is small and offered only pizza but was cute little spot inside the lodge. We enjoyed talking with fellow travelers at the bar.

Thank RoadtripperColl
Reviewed 17 April 2017

on arrival on a white out day with our English Bulldog which had his service collar on we were met by the Manager and was told the dog could not enter. His knowledge of Service Dogs is appalling and he was also rude, however other...More

Thank Rob A
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Good cocktail, amazing olive (!) platter, fun atmosphere. The pizza made in the bar looked great, but we we had reservations at the dining room.

Thank docdux
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We enjoyed two different types of pizza. The service was great and the quality of the food was fantastic. The place has some interesting history. It used to be a storage room for wood during the proabituon.

Thank Harold M
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The Blue Ox is only open on weekends. It's small and intimate, and contrary to at least one other review there is no view (it's buried). Still, the staff is friendly, there's a nice vibe including the music, and the food, at least the pizza...More

Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

It's small, cute place. Limited menu but everything is good. Had the three cheese pizza for lunch: excellent and quick.

Thank AnnElizabeth97123
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.00 km away
Ram's Head Bar
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.02 km away
Wy’East Cafe
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Nearby Attractions
Timberline Lodge
264 reviews
.00 km away
Mount Hood Meadows
56 reviews
3.62 km away
Trillium Lake
348 reviews
7.54 km away
Timberline Lodge Ski Area
170 reviews
.12 km away
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19 September 2015|
Response from Emily S |
Thank you for your inquiry. The Blue Ox Bar is closed for the season. It will reopen this winter. Please join us at one of our other restaurants, the Cascade Dining Room or Ram's Head Bar. We don't expect to be too... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27500 E Timberline Rd, Timberline Lodge, OR 97028-9709
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Clackamas County  >  Timberline Lodge
  • Phone Number: +1 503-272-3311
  • E-mail
Tucked away just behind Timberline Lodge's main lobby, the Blue Ox Bar is a favorite watering hole steeped in history and tradition. This cozy hole-in-the-wall offers a comfortable reprieve from a day on the mountain, a warm place to grab a slice and a brew. Once you find the Blue Ox Bar, you'll find it hard to leave! Timberline Lodge was built in 1937 by Oregonians of the Depression Era under the WPA. The Lodge was nearly finished when it was noticed that there was no bar. Improvising architects altered a space designed for wood storage to create the Blue Ox Bar. The recently restored glass mosaic murals illustrate the well known Paul Bunyon legend and his beloved blue ox, Babe. The Blue Ox Bar menu features hand tossed pizza and other delectable snacks in a cozy lodge atmosphere. Thirsty? Try a handcrafted microbrew from the Mt Hood Brewing Co or a signature Blue Ox Bar cocktail. Whatever you do...Don't write or carve on the tables!
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