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Ithaca Janzen | 09/27/2021 | Estacada

Eat: Estacada

With so many recreation opportunities in and around Estacada, it’s important to fuel up! Here are some options for every meal, from casual food carts to sit-down riverside dining.

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The Cazadero Steakhouse

The Cazadero Steakhouse serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in their dining room overlooking the Clackamas River. They serve up American favorites with a Pacific Northwest twist. Think Oregon berry pancakes, elk burgers or their delicious house smoked prime rib (just to name a few).

Craft Brews in Estacada

In addition to delicious bites, Estacada is also home to some fantastic craft brewers. Bent Shovel Brewing’s beer garden is not far from the entrance to Milo McIver State Park, making it the perfect spot for a post-hike ale. Stone Circle Cider offers traditional English “scrumpy” style ciders at their on-farm cidery. Downtown, Fearless Brewing makes their beer with the magical waters of the Clackamas River, and their brewery also offers classic pub fare. Across the street, Clackamas River Growlers has a wide selection of local beers on tap. For more ways to explore Estacada’s craft beverage scene, check out this Tap Trail Itinerary.

Fearless Brewing's Pub Menu

Speaking of Fearless Brewing's Pub, in the heart of downtown Estacada, satiate your hunger for food and entertainment with its comfortable chairs and roomy booths, games and magazines, and even a book exchange. Their soups and chili are homemade, and they have vegetarian and vegan options. Hot tip: Their beer cheese fondue made with their Scottish Ale is a favorite. And the burgers are also very popular with Ken's special sauce. Kids are welcome.

The Grind Coffeehouse

The Grind Coffeehouse has that cozy living room feeling, so you’ll be right at home even before you’ve had your morning cup of joe. With coffee, pastries and light fare like breakfast sandwiches and paninis, The Grind is a perfect one stop morning fill-up.

Food Trucks on Zobrist Street “The Lumber Yard Pod”

For a casual (and fun!) lunch, check out the food carts located on Zobrist street in downtown Estacada. There are so many great options to choose from, with carts rotating often! Some of the carts you’re likely to find open include Kellan’s Dogs, serving up decadently topped hot dogs and chili to warm you up on a cool fall day. M&D BBQ serves downhome barbecue with their own homemade sauces and classic sides like savory greens and mac and cheese. Yum! Sabor Yucateco is the place for Mayan cuisine, served on their fresh handmade tortillas (plus, the empanadas are fantastic!). Or for a sweet treat, stop in at Bobablastic for a bubble tea.

Timber Town Grub: Food Truck

The new Timber Town Grub food cart offers savory bowls and classic sandwiches, definite crowd pleasers! Plus, there’s always a rotating sweet treat, from freshly baked cookies to brownies. They have an outdoor seating area including covered picnic tables in the lot next to the food cart.

Granny's Drive-Thru

Sure, Granny's Drive-Thru has great burgers, sandwiches and meal baskets... but their milkshakes are what have kept families coming back for ages. Whether you're into shakes, malts, ice cream floats or old fashioned sundaes, all ice cream lovers will find the perfect sweet treat at Granny's!

Harmony

Start your day off at Harmony, a second generation, family owned eatery with baked goods and locally sourced, nourishing breakfast and lunch options. Have something made to order, or browse their grab-and-go section and stock up for a picnic.

Lew's Drive-In

Enjoy a vast menu at Lew's Drive-In, with a wide selection of American favorites, from burgers to gourmet hot dogs, plus all-day breakfast classics. Top it off with a milkshake for a taste of Americana that the whole family will love. Lew's now has expanded outdoor seating as well.

New Panda Chinese Restaurant

Owner Cindy Chen works to bring Szechuan, Mandarin and Cantonese cuisine to life at New Panda Chinese Restaurant. For a great deal on fan favorites, check out their lunch specials menu served daily 11am–3pm. They're open for lunch and dinner, dine in or to go.

Calling All Pizza Lovers!
Magherita pizza from Ivy Bear Pizzeria at Alder Creek on way to/from Mt. Hood

Ah, pizza - a beloved classic. And in Estacada you've got gooey, cheesy, garlicy options to choose from! Hitchin' Post Pizza brings a Wild West theme to their pizzas, sandwiches and entrees. Get your pizza for dine-in, carry-out or you-bake. For those who crave unique topping combinations, Sparky's Pizza "craft pizza" menu has zany combinations dreamed up by customers and staff that have become standard favorites. Bring on the bacon with a BLT pizza, or try The Nacho for two of your favorites rolled into one.

Sol Tapatio

Sol Tapatio creates fine Mexican food in a fun family atmosphere. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner. And for those of you who like it hot, head inside to the salsa bar for extra spicy sides. 

Yo Treats

Go crazy with all the toppings at Yo Treats frozen yogurt, a local family owned shop. With rotating flavors there are endless combinations for you to make your perfect frosty treat.

Ithaca enjoys camping, hiking, local craft beer or just hanging out at home with her pet hedgehog, Hazel. Her role at Mt. Hood Territory includes coordinating the Tap Trail and Wine Trail and creating inspirational travel content.

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