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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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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
Shopping Online Or 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 s...
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Lavender flavored chocolate truffles with lavender swirls in their crinkled paper candy nests at Canby's Ladybug Chocolates
Tulip Festival Signals Spring
Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival signals the arrival of spring in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory with news feeds across the globe filling up with gorgeous photos of friends and family in front of tulips, tract...
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Field of multicolor tulips with blue & white windmill against an approaching storm dark sky at Wood Shoe Tulip Festival
Virtual Offerings in Mt. Hood Territory
Mt. Hood Territory businesses are opening their doors in a virtual fashion, so you can enjoy a bit of what we have to offer without leaving your home....
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Hot air balloon wooden shoe farm
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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Know Now: COVID-19 | Know Now: Wildfire Impacts 


Know Now COVID-19 

The following articles have information on how to travel responsibly during COVID-19. Click an excerpt below to read the full article.

Tulip Festival Signals Spring

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival signals the arrival of spring in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory. This year, all tickets must be purchased online: In order to ensure social distancing, tickets are only available for advance purchase online this year. They also have timed entry. No tickets will be available at the gate...

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...

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.

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 Wintertime on Mt. Hood During COVID-19

This winter season continues to be a bit "different than normal," but some research and preparation will put you in the best position to enjoy a responsible and fun visit to Mt. Hood. In order to open their lifts to you this season, ski resorts are following Oregon Health Authority guidelines...

How to Experience Spring Break During COVID-19

Spring break is upon us. It's time to get outside and enjoy a staycation. Below are partners of ours offering spring break opportunities that you can enjoy responsibly. Please make sure to check their websites, so you can know before you go to avoid an "oops" like not purchasing tickets in advance. Have fun and stay healthy!

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...

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...


 

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...

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.

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!

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...

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.

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...

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