Three Things to Know About Visiting Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory

A native of Portland, Mt. Hood Territory’s executive director, Danielle Cowan, says the things she loves most about her community are its spectacular beauty, endless recreational opportunities, and warm and friendly people. Here are the top three things you should know about meeting there:

1. Close proximity to Portland International Airport (a drive of less than 30 minutes).
2. Affordability.
3. Uniqueness. “From a WPA-era lodge 6,000 feet up the side of a mountain and historic homes and cabins to boutique wineries, scenic golf courses and a museum overlooking the second-largest waterfall in the U.S. after Niagara, we have a wide variety of venues for events that are unique, memorable and can fit most every budget and preference,” says Cowan. 

As the story goes for millions around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic put plans and work on hold for Ray Maestas when it first hit in 2020. Promptly, the restaurant Maestas was working at closed, and he suddenly had extra time on his hands. 

 

Blame it on the eight seasons of “Portlandia” or simply on the way people rave about the city when they return from visiting. Portland is experiencing a hotel boom. Collectively, the recent wave in hotel development has resulted in an increase in room inventory of nearly 50 percent since 2016.

 

Blame it on the eight seasons of “Portlandia” or simply on the way people rave about the city when they return from visiting. Portland is experiencing a hotel boom. Collectively, the recent wave in hotel development has resulted in an increase in room inventory of nearly 50 percent since 2016.