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Blue Ox Bar

27500 E Timberline Rd, Timberline Lodge, OR 97028-9709
+1 503-272-3311
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good42%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (37 reviews)
“meatballs” (4 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pizza, Pub
$$ - $$$
27500 E Timberline Rd, Timberline Lodge, OR 97028-9709
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1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice wee place. Visit if you can. Nice staff. Great location. Timberline Lodge is one of the nicest places and setting I've ever visited. Just perfect.

Thank Buddie151
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The Blue Ox Bar in the Timberline Lodge is a real treasure, nestled in a secret corner of the lodge. We ordered salads and pizza, along with a few adult beverages. The pizza was fantastic and the service was great. It was cozy and quaint....More

Thank Marsha S
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Quiet bar/restaurant. Small but not crowded so we had no trouble getting a seat. The menu is very limited but each is hand mad, that being said our wait time was remarkable short. The pizza was great as was their glamour hot chocolate. Waiter/bar tender...More

Thank Kathleen W
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is the most affordable (and coziest) dining option within the Lodge itself. There are only 3 beers on tap as opposed to the 8+ upstairs at the Ram's Head. The pizzas are made fresh and oven-fired. Great place for families to rest up.

Thank wicomet
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Unusual little basement bar in the lodge, very limited menu's. Staff was very friendly. Nice mix of craft beer's. Very small

Thank Larry0202
Reviewed 18 July 2017 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 11 July 2017

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

Thank Raheel K
Reviewed 6 July 2017

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 1 July 2017

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

1  Thank Rehoboth5
Reviewed 21 June 2017 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
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Nearby Attractions
Timberline Lodge
281 reviews
.00 km away
Mount Hood Meadows
58 reviews
3.62 km away
Trillium Lake
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7.54 km away
Timberline Lodge Ski Area
186 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, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Discover, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
The Blue Ox Bar is open for the winter and summer seasons only. 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.
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