I really didn't know what to expect from the Timberline Lodge, a ski lodge that operates almost year round with skiing even in July on the upper slopes of Mount Hood. But I've got to say that the chef really hit it out of the park with a pappardelle draped in a clarified burrer sauce. I would go back again just to eat there. I also found the staff friendly and authentic, people who lived in the vicinity and can talk knowledgeably about the Oregon ethos, not just the usual lame summer students making tuition. The newer skiing facilities are pretty spiffy, too.