Historic Hood River
Mt. Hood Tavern Dining Room
We have this nice view of a dinner reception from Alva Day, dated October 10, 1947. On a hunch I sent it to the See’s of the Mt. Hood Tavern/Tamarack Lodge, and they verified this is indeed one of the two dining rooms at the restaurant, and the event was a reception for Senator Byrd (presumably the guy in the center). We saw the exterior in this image.
The crumpled napkins and bits of leftover food tell me this was taken after dinner. I’m a little surprised the see french fries on one plate– I’m not sure I’ve ever seen leftover french fries.
We’re told Alva Day’s crew installed electricity at the restaurant that summer. Up until then there would have been lanterns on the tables.