We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Blue Ox Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Pizza, Bar, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
27500 E Timberline Rd, Timberline Lodge, OR 97028-9709
+1 503-272-3311
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 42: English reviews
Level Contributor
64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Literally. It was a bit odd. I ordered exactly the same salad as I had the day before elsewhere at Timberline. Still good but half the size for the same price! Server worked it out so all good. But a little odd. Pizza came "creole style" (edges pretty burnt). If we weren't so hungry, we would have sent that back,... More 

Thank Jill_and_Steve_Corv
Kaysville, Utah
Level Contributor
52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

After dragging our 14K pound bumper pull trailer up the road from the 'main' highway, we explored the fascinating info about this WPA built lodge and then decided to eat. Had great service and a beautiful view to the east overlooking the veranda where FDR dedicated it in 1937. We each ordered the corn chowder in a bread bowl and... More 

Thank Bob C
western OR
Level Contributor
73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Cavern like and small this Bar in Timberline Lodge requires no walking up stairs, is very small and features wood, wrought island and stone.

Thank weareOregonians
Edmonds, WA, United States
Level Contributor
52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Blue Ox Bar is Great. It serves beverages and pizza; so it is informal and it is very small. It also closes at 8 PM. The pizza is Great --- hand thrown, great cheeses; though a limited number of toppings. Still, it was very tasty. The Blue Ox Bar is the place to come together after a day of... More 

Thank Patricia L
Oaklandon, Indiana
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

One small pizza was enough for 2 people and take-away. Had left over for dinner next day. Highly recommend.

Thank oaklandon
Truckee, California
Level Contributor
173 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The pizza is wood fired and yummy! I enjoyed the Rooster Tail Pizza and the salad. Friends had some mushroom soup that they said was delicious.The service was good, the staff was helpful and friendly. Friends ordered three cheese pizza and said it was great.

Thank sejw
Charleston, South Carolina
Level Contributor
98 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Most patrons can view the summit of Mt Hood while they eat and drink. Decent menu, average food. Some excellent drinks but somewhat expensive

Thank Joe M
Level Contributor
47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped to visit the lodge and decided to have lunch. There are 4 restaurants on the property. We ended up at the Blue Ox by accident - it's the other bar that's listed as family friendly - and are we glad. I had a porter and my wife had an ale while the boys enjoyed root beer. I tasted... More 

Thank Ghutch54
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We stopped in here for a quick bite. The pizza and meatballs are handmade and well priced. We weren't even that hungry and we ate every last bite!

Thank daviddf3
Hartsburg, Missouri
Level Contributor
349 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We were going to have a drink before dinner waiting for the dining room to open. Sat down and waites, there was only one other table occupied. Someone said the waitress ha left for a whike. So we ended up leaving without ordering. The place is a tiny room with maybe 6 or 7 tables and no windows, felt very... More 

Thank TheLongLongTrailer

Travellers who viewed Blue Ox Bar also viewed

Timberline Lodge, Clackamas County
Timberline Lodge, Clackamas County
Timberline Lodge, Clackamas County
Government Camp, Clackamas County

Been to Blue Ox Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Pizza, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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
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!

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Blue Ox Bar and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Blue Ox Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?