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If you're currently exploring Mt. Hood Territory, we're here to help you stay up to date on the things that might be a little different than you expected. Knowing about current changes to local business operations, road or trail closures and public health guidelines will help you make the most of your time here in a way that is also respectful of our communities. 

So check out the information below for tips on what to expect if you're in Mt. Hood Territory today and planning to visit some of your favorite attractions, restaurants or trails. For specific travel alerts, reference our How To Travel page.

As you explore our website, watch for the Know Now button highlighting articles that are updated with useful current information. You will find both Know Now: COVID-19 information and Know Now: Wildfire Impact information to help you plan your visit responsibly.
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Celebrate Lavender In Bloom
June is the season for the heavenly scent of Lavender in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory. Several farms will be showcasing this versatile and fragrant bloom at events in the coming weeks....
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Memorial Day Weekend Wine Tasting Events 2021
Memorial Day always falls on the last Monday in May, a time many companies commemorate by offering employees a vacation day. This makes for a long weekend to connect with family and friends, and Mt. H...
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Wine bottle and 3 glasses of rose' and an Oregon Mt. Hood Territory stainless wine glass with Oregon Wine Month table tent.
12 Diverse Trails In Mt. Hood Territory
We've curated a collection of 12 trails and hikes that range from a casual walk through urban parks to some more lengthy, moderate and difficult rated hikes, for the seasoned outdoor enthusiast....
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Six Ways To Enjoy The Clackamas River
The Congressionally designated Wild & Scenic Clackamas River has more than water play to boast about. check out our 6 best ways to play on - and near - the water for your next trip to Mt. Hood Territo...
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Covered Outdoor Patios In Mt. Hood Territory
We're beginning to see longer and sunnier days, but the rain that makes our destination so green and lush is still making its magic... meaning it can get wet out there! But with covered and heated pat...
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Covered patio at Whiskey Hill Winery
Cocktails To Go
Getting food to go from your favorite restaurants has become the new standard. And beginning with the new year many restaurants are expanding their to-go options into an exciting new arena: cocktails!...
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The following articles have information on how to travel responsibly during COVID-19. Click an excerpt below to read the full article.

More Flower Events Now That The Tulip Festival Is Done

Please Note: Many of the flower events for 2021 are cancelled or TBD due to COVID-19 safety precautions. See below for more details.

If you're anything like us, the the end of the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival kinda feels like the day after Christmas as a kid. But like a kid who's birthday is only a month or so after Christmas, we don't have to wait long for more floral fun here in Mt. Hood Territory...

Covered Outdoor Patios In Mt. Hood Territory

We're beginning to see longer and sunnier days, but the rain that makes our destination so green and lush is still making its magic... meaning it can get wet out there! But with covered and heated patios across Mt. Hood Territory, you can still dine, sip and savor outside with all of the coziness of the indoors...

Lake Oswego Festival Of The Arts

Due to COVID-19 concerns this year, the 2021 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts will focus on their outdoor exhibit Art in the Park, as well as smaller events throughout the year as health guidelines allow. Art in the Park will feature a two day sales event in June held at George Rogers Park with original, handmade works by arts across the Pacific Northwest. You can find current event programming on Lakewood Center for the Arts' festival page...

4th Of July Firework Events In Mt. Hood Territory

Please note that 2021 dates have not been set for these events yet, and COVID-19 may greatly impact or cancel programming. The information below demonstrates a typical year in Mt. Hood Territory. Specifics are from 2019.

4th of July is one of our favorite holidays around here and includes another of our favorite things... fireworks!

Celebrate Lavender In Bloom

Please note: The 2021 Clackamas County Lavender Festival is canceled. Some lavender events are still TBD as of May. Details below.

June through July is the season for the heavenly scent of lavender in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory. Several farms open this time of year to showcase this versatile and fragrant bloom...

Cocktails To Go

Ordering food to go from your favorite restaurants has become the new standard. And beginning with the new year many restaurants are expanding their to-go options into an exciting liquid arena: cocktails! If you've been missing the joy of a cocktail crafted by the pros...

How to Experience Theater Performances in Mt. Hood Territory During COVID-19

Please Note: Many of the local theatre events in Mt. Hood Territory have postponed 2021 shows due to COVID-19 precautions. See below for details.

The theater scene looks a little different this year due to COVID-19, but companies and performers across Mt. Hood Territory have come up with creative ways to keep people involved with the live performing arts scene. And companies forgoing 2021 events have put their energy into the 2021-22 season, so you can plan ahead...

Dahlia Festival Primed To Amaze

The 2021 festival dates are TBD. Check their events page for updates. Their fields will be open from August through September and their gift shop is regularly open. Find open dates and details.


You could say Swan Island Dahlias in Canby is kind of a big deal when it comes to their chosen flower. The grower has been in operation for more than 90 years, and in addition to putting on the massive Dahlia Festival, they ship cut flowers and tubers worldwide. They also create new varieties...

Online Shops In Mt. Hood Territory

Shop local from the comfort of home. It's a great time to discover foods, wines, treasures and treats while you think about future travel. Many of our local businesses have online stores, so you can shop your favorites for you, your family, or friends even if you can't make it to their doors...

Keeping Mt. Hood Territory's History Alive

Please Note: Due to COVID-19, the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is temporarily closed. Several of the Hands-On-History exhibits at the  Museum of the Oregon Territory are closed, as well as the Stevens-Crawford Heritage House. See below for details.

Oregon has a rich history filled with diverse stories from cultures that thrived here for centuries and others that came over the Oregon Trail. These tales are told and retold at numerous heritage sites, museums and interpretive centers to help keep the past alive...

Virtual Offerings in Mt. Hood Territory

While everyone practices social distancing, we know you may be missing out on some of your favorite Mt. Hood Territory experiences. Fortunately, many of our businesses have opened their doors in a virtual fashion, so you can enjoy a bit of what we have to offer without leaving your home...

Pickathon Music Festival 2021

The 2021 Pickathon music festival is still to be decided. Check their social accounts or sign up for their newsletter to get any first! Below is a 2019 article that describes what you can typically expect from a show pre-COVID. Please note that crowd photos were taken pre-COVID.

Thanks to a mix of unique indie acts, environmentally friendly practices and a commitment to ensuring a positive experience by limiting ticket sales, Pickathon music festival, held at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley for a summer weekend, has managed to make a big name for itself...


 

The following articles have updated information on how to travel responsibly in areas impacted by recent wildfires. Click an excerpt below to read the full article. 

Mt. Hood Territory Trails Guide

Notices: 
Pup Creek Falls Trail: currently access to the trail as well as the trail itself are closed due to the 2020 Riverside Wildfire. Please check Clackamas River Road closure notices on the US Forest Service website for updates. 

Cool forests. Riverside picnic spots. Majestic waterfalls. Mt. Hood Territory’s trails get you close to it all. We’ve put together a collection of 12 lesser known gems in our print or PDF Trails Guide...

Kayaking, Rafting And Stand-Up Paddleboarding Guides In Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory

Due to the fire and wind storms that took place in September 2020 throughout Oregon, the UPPER CLACKAMAS RIVER will be closed for recreation until further notice. Some river guides are expecting to be able to open rafting operations back up by the end of June, but please check thier websites and make sure to have a reservation in place.


Spring is the perfect time to head to Mt. Hood Territory's refreshing rivers. There are endless potential adventures on the water, and you might not be taking advantage of some of the most fun class IV rapids closest to Portland… but you should be!

Favorite Laid Back Lakes In Mt. Hood Territory

Please Note: Timothy Lake and Harriet Lake are currently closed as of May 2021, due to impacts from recent wildfires. See below for details.

Adventuring near the water is beloved in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory. Hanging out at the lake, making memories with friends and family and enjoying the views is a dream. But which lake is best for you?...

Six Ways To Enjoy The Clackamas River

Please note: The Upper Clackamas River area was heavily impacted by the 2020 Riverside Wildfire, with lasting closures at many recreation areas. See below for details about each site.

The Congressionally designated Wild & Scenic Clackamas River has more than water play to boast about. Check out our 6 best ways to play on - and near - the water for your next trip to Mt. Hood Territory.

Enjoy The Ride Along The Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway

The Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway is currently closed due to damage from the 2020 Riverside Wildfire. See more information about Hwy 224 closures from the US Forest Service.

Biking is second nature to Pacific Northwesterners, and not just as an alternative way to get around, but also as a means to see things from a different perspective. Soak up the majestic scenery of the Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway...

12 Diverse Trails In Mt. Hood Territory

Notices:
Pup Creek Falls Trail: currently access to the trail as well as the trail itself are closed due to the 2020 Riverside Wildfire. Please check Clackamas River Road closure notices on the US Forest Service website for updates. 

Mt. Hood Territory is home to over 1,000 miles of trails, which is a lot to consider when determining your next adventure...

7 Great Hikes For Wildflowers

Please Note: Many of these hikes are impacted due to wildfires and COVID-19. Please see below for details and check for closures before you go.

Late spring and summer are ideal times to hit the hiking trails if you love wildflowers. We curated a list of seven great hikes that will help add a little color to your life, as you hike in Mt. Hood Territory...

Hiking Trails In Mt. Hood Territory

Please note: Several of these trails are currently closed due to wildfire and COVID-19 impacts. See below for details. 

The trails in Mt. Hood Territory are a true hiker's paradise with glaciers, meadows and alpine lakes all within reach here...

Camping In Mt. Hood Territory: It's In Tents

Note: Some areas including Table Rock Wilderness are closed due to wildfire impacts. Please see below for more information.

Warm days and cool nights, sounds like perfect camping weather to us. Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory boasts 50 different campgrounds with a wide range of options...

Fall Hiking In Mt Hood Territory

Please note: Many favorite hiking areas were impacted by 2020 wildfires and are still closed. See below for details.

The Fall months in Mt. Hood Territory are the perfect time to discover the autumn foliage in the forests...


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The following articles have updated information regarding business and natural area impacts and closures from various circumstances. Click an excerpt below to read the full article.

Great Kids' Fishing Spots In Mt. Hood Territory

Please note that the Indian Springs Trout Farm is closed due to wind damage and required cleanup. Check their calendar page to see if it has reopened/they have time slots available to book. 

Few things are more exciting for a kid than their first time fishing. Mt. Hood Territory is home to some excellent fishing holes specifically designed or designated for kids, so you can get busy making some memories with your family.

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