The Oregon Trail

Just off US-26 at the southern foot of Mt. Hood, Government Camp is but another wide spot in the road with a range of food and drink options. For espresso, microbrews, sandwiches, pizzas, and salads, stop at the Mount Hood Brewing Company (503/272-3172) at the west end of town. Another good stop is the Huckleberry Inn (503/272-3325), famous for its wild huckleberry pies, huckleberry pancakes, and huckleberry shakes. If you’re unable to move after a berry feast, the inn also offers rooms for $90 and up.

Government Camp’s main attraction is the Mount Hood Skibowl (503/222-3206), a year-round recreation center with skiing and snowboarding in winter and mountain biking and hiking in summer, plus guided horseback trips, go-karts, zip lines, and a 100-foot bungee jump.