A Mountain Getaway For Northwest Foodies

Photo: Bite of Mt. Hood

The Bite of Mount hood returns for a second year at an exciting new location.

Would you consider yourself a food connoisseur? Do you enjoy spending time in the mountains? Does an overnight stay at one of the most luxurious resorts in the Pacific Northwest sound appealing to you? If you said yes to one or more, you’ll want to make time for the 2nd Annual Bite of Mount Hood. This year, the event will be hosted by the beautiful Resort at the Mountain.

Photo: Bite of Mt. Hood

“We had such a great turnout and positive response to last year’s inaugural Bite of Mt. Hood festival, that we’ve partnered with The Resort at The Mountain to expand this year’s event,” said Coni Scott, organizer of Bite 2011.  “We’re looking forward to featuring more local businesses this year and building on the success of last year’s event.”

From 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, tasters get the opportunity to sample cuisine from some of the finest eateries in the Mount Hood area. These include Altitude, a posh restaurant and winery with an exquisite selection of entrees, and Rendezvous, a local grill that features the culinary expertise of local chef Kathryn Bliss. Each sample plate is just $2, with an additional $5 for admission to the event. All proceeds will benefit the Mt. Hood Area Chamber of Commerce.

As long as you’re attending the Bite of Mount Hood, why not make a weekend out of it with an overnight stay at Resort at the Mountain? Guests can enjoy accommodations for fly fishing, skiing and golf, as well as a full spa treatment. If you plan for some serious eating on Saturday evening, it can’t hurt to spend that day burning some calories.

Resort at the Mountain is currently offering a package that includes a one-night stay in a spacious guest room, two admission passes to the Bite festivities and a pair of keepsake wine glasses, courtesy of the resort. This package starts at $139. Please visit Bite of Mt Hood online for more information about the festival, and Resort at the Mountain for reservations and lodging accommodations.