Timberline Lodge, rising from the southern flank of Mt. Hood, celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2012. First conceived as a Works Project Administration (WPA) art project, the lodge incorporates some of the best examples of the painting, wood carving and iron work of the era. The building design mirrors the lines of the mountain, and was constructed out of stone and wood from the surrounding forest. The lodge was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977. Today, Timberline Lodge provides an enduring sense of place for more than two million visitors each year who come to ski, hike or enjoy a glass of Oregon wine under the gaze of the mountain.

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Eileen Garvin is the editor of Travel Oregon’s Seasonal Features, enewsletters and annual visitor guide. When she’s not cooking up trip ideas, Oregon Dreamer profiles and outdoor adventures to write about, she’s out exploring Oregon.

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  1. Kate The Great says…

    Dang, you beat me to writing about Timberline! I was just there in April, and I found myself most drawn to all the old-growth wood and all the carvings in the walls. I even took pictures of some worn-to-shining wooden tables. I had no idea they were celebrating their 75th year– hooray!

    Written on August 29th, 2012 / Flag this Comment
  2. anne hoffman says…

    Looks wonderful, do they allow dogs (very small)???

    Written on September 12th, 2012 / Flag this Comment
  3. Jan Cooper-Moren says…

    Many fond memories of spending every August during the 60’s and 70’s at Timberline for the Highland Games. My dad played in the Portland Clan MacCleay pipe band. My husband and I spent a couple of nights here during our honeymoon and have returned several times on our anniversary. Never ever get tired of Timberline or its surrounding beauty!

    Written on September 17th, 2012 / Flag this Comment
  4. Esther Jones says…

    I have a picture of a heart shape flower that was taken at Mt. Hood and would like to know what the name of it is. Can you help me. I can sent a picture of it if that would help.

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