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Blue Ox Bar

27500 E Timberline Rd, Timberline Lodge, OR 97028-9709
+1 503-272-3311
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (41 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
“limited menu” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, Pub
$$ - $$$
27500 E Timberline Rd, Timberline Lodge, OR 97028-9709
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

The Blue Ox Bar is a bit like a dungeon: dark, windowless, stone-walled, with wrought iron work and clunky heavy wooden furniture. Service is also a bit dodgy. But, could also be a fun place.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Very small, but entertaining. We had a few drinks and pizza and enjoyed the place very much. So small that people were waiting to get in.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Olivia089
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Cozy little bar, no view. Pizza was good, limited menu. Good beer. Service a little lackadaisical. We shared a table with a couple through-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. I suspect this is a common stop, adds to the atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 993chucks
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

the Blue Ox bar. Stopped in for a quick snack in a couple of simple Diet Pepsi's. Personal size pizza was Top Notch. Service was excellent. And if you want to go somewhere and get a beer in about the most traditional, cozy, and satisfying...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 7,268
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The menu is limited but the food is above average. It was worth the time to enjoy the atmosphere, loved the Paul Bunyan theme.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We were visiting timberline during the day and weren’t looking for a large lunch that was being served in the dining room and we stumbled across the Blue Ox. We had drinks and the pizzas. The pizzas are not large about six slices. There size...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank VOLSatty
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

This bar, found on the ground floor of Timberline Lodge, was very quaint and had lots of character. We ordered pizza’s and they were delicious! The only complaint I have is that it is an extremely small area and the food is a bit overpriced...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank hilass
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Located in the basement of the Timberline Lodge this little bar serves up some wonderful pizzas and soups. With very limited seating it is best to go early.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank timonntour
Reviewed 13 March 2018

at arecent stay at the Timberline the GF and I stopped in to check out the Blue Ox Bar near the back of the lodge.cozy little place with tasty pizza and brews

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank marktS5189DV
Reviewed 2 March 2018

I would love to enjoy what the Blue Ox offers but both trips to Timberline it has been closed. Only open on weekends.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank MMC98102
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Charlie P
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 10 - USD 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, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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