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Blue Ox Bar

27500 E Timberline Rd, Timberline Lodge, OR 97028-9709
+1 503-272-3311
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good38%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“ox” (16 reviews)
“meatballs” (4 reviews)
“pizza” (31 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, Pub
$$ - $$$
27500 E Timberline Rd, Timberline Lodge, OR 97028-9709
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

on arrival on a white out day with our English Bulldog which had his service collar on we were met by the Manager and was told the dog could not enter. His knowledge of Service Dogs is appalling and he was also rude, however other...More

Thank Rob A
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Good cocktail, amazing olive (!) platter, fun atmosphere. The pizza made in the bar looked great, but we we had reservations at the dining room.

Thank docdux
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We enjoyed two different types of pizza. The service was great and the quality of the food was fantastic. The place has some interesting history. It used to be a storage room for wood during the proabituon.

Thank Harold M
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The Blue Ox is only open on weekends. It's small and intimate, and contrary to at least one other review there is no view (it's buried). Still, the staff is friendly, there's a nice vibe including the music, and the food, at least the pizza...More

Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

It's small, cute place. Limited menu but everything is good. Had the three cheese pizza for lunch: excellent and quick.

Thank AnnElizabeth97123
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This place is tiny, but the pizza is GREAT. The lodge is a wonderful piece of history and the Blue Ox is no exception.

Thank erin g
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Good service, very small and not a lot of food offerings. We enjoyed it for an apres ski beer, though.

Thank Renee Z
Reviewed 4 December 2016 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...More

Thank Jill_and_Steve_Corv
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...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 7 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
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.00 km away
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Nearby Attractions
Timberline Lodge
258 reviews
.00 km away
Mount Hood Meadows
56 reviews
3.62 km away
Trillium Lake
330 reviews
7.55 km away
Timberline Lodge Ski Area
159 reviews
.12 km away
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I've heard you have a 2 drink limit ... is this true?
28 March 2017|
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How long will we wait for a seat at blue Ox for Saturday lunch?
20 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
USD 5 - USD 15
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, Television, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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!