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Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
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Reviewed 8 October 2020

We stayed at Ivy Bear on our way from Eugene to Mt. Hood and just loved it. The hotel part was rustic and unique. We loved the balcony in back for relaxing with some wine and a good book. We like places that have their...own character much more than the cookie-cutter chains. The owner was very friendly and helpful. He makes incredible pizza; most of the ingredients and home made.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 20 July 2019

We were quite hungry after a full day of hiking on Mt. Hood. On our way back towards Portland, we came across this place. Service was exceptional. Pizza is cut into lots of small slices... loved it. Tasted great. Cupping pepperoni. We ordered a salad...which we were able to customize just how we wanted, and it exceeded expectations. Fountain drinks are super cheap. Atmosphere was great. Definitely go here.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

Hubby & I like hot wings...well, that’s an understatement, we love hot wings! We always look for places and will specifically go to a place just to try their wings. Now this place is a little ways away, but their dry rubbed habanero wings were...amazing! They had a great kick to them and the flavor was awesome! We also ordered the garlic knots...the best I’ve ever had and the chicken tenders! This place is on the side of the road outside of Sandy. To be honest, I never would’ve thought of stopping at this place just driving by. We looked it up ahead of time where to get wings and decided to make the drive (about 20 minutes in the opposite direction from where we were). This is now our 2nd favorite place to get wings! Cute little restaurant with 3 rooms to rent upstairs, a few games (pinball and such) to play, great service with people extremely friendly and reasonably priced! Will be going back for the wings and to definitely try the pizza!!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 23 June 2019

Great garlic knots and the pizzas were as well!! Try the pineapple cider!!! Yum! Great place ! We’ll be back before our vacation is over!!

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I remember years ago the IB was a good pizza restaurant but I was disappointed that the pizza now is just average. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a fine pizza but for the price and the drive from Sandy, I’d rather have Sparky’s Pizza.

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We have been going to the Ivy Bear at least the past 5 years. Our camping tradition begins Memorial Weekend of each year with taking approximately, 9 young adults camping with us and for the first night of dinner we all load up and go...to the Ivy Bear for Pizza and delicious bread knots it is the highlight to start off our fabulous and fun weekend. And the service is always excellent I should remember her name but she has been there the whole time we have been going and we do the Labor Day weekend the same . We Love Ivy Bear!More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Great Pizza and wonderful Garlic Knots! Super place to stop on your way up or down from Mt Hood, Family friendly place. Check it out and watch the Ivy grow on the Big Bear!

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Service was ok but took a long time to get a pizza. No aroma of cooking. the pizza we got was like a very cheap frozen one. Thin cardboard tasting crust, little flavor in the sauce. We are not much on drinking but should have...been to make this agreeable. We try to give our business to local companies but won't be back to this one.More

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We had driven by Ivy Bear hundreds of times and never stopped until last night. We were happy we did - the pizza was great and we really enjoyed the restaurant. Our kids played in the video room while we drank $2 special beers and...soaked in the decor. Back to the pizza: It was very mild (my wife called it "bland"), but we both loved the thin, crispy crust. Our kids liked that it was served fast! We ended up eating a large and ordering another medium!More

Date of visit: December 2016
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I first saw the Ivy bear in the early 60's. This was from a car driving up toward Mt. Hood on Highway 26. East of Sandy, Oregon. Since then I have seen it endless times. Too many times to count. And never once have I...ever stopped to find out more about it. Or what this place was about. And what it had to offer besides a giant, green, ivy bear. Until now– over half a century after I first laid eyes on it. Believe it, or not. The sign had a bear on it wearing ski equipment and holding a pizza up in the air as it flies through the sky. And the words– Ivy Bear Pizzeria. The ivy bear is not as full and lush and covered with a jungle of ivy like it was when I first saw it. It is more like a wire skeleton of its former self. All this I noted as I parked and heading into the pizza establishment. Once inside I had a big surprise. It was like no other pizza place I have ever been it. It is totally unique. In fact it’s a place out of the past. Like a time capsule or a quirky museum disguised as a Pizzeria bed and Breakfast. Yeah, they have a couple rooms upstairs that you can actually stay in. And downstairs of course is the Pizza. And more! There is a charming mural on one wall where the room had tables for dining. The mural is a mountain forest scene. A small game room. And throughout the main area of the first floor you will find interesting items displayed on the walls. A photo of the old Ivy bear in its glory days. A black and white photo of a real bear that used to be here and drink coca cola that you could buy for it. There are framed Arrow heads from Sauvie Island. An nice display of ancient shell fossils. And other items of history. In fact the owner is a quite the history buff. Knowledgeable and rather fun to chat with, while I drank a pint of Old Rasputin Nitro. I was so glad that I decided to stop and spent some time in this delightful place. I plan to stop in again the next time I am heading up the mountain. Who knows, maybe someday I’ll even check out their bed and breakfast so I can claim I even slept at the Ivy Bear. The totally unique Pizzeria with the heart and soul of a Roadside Attraction.More

Date of visit: September 2016
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