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Press Release – July 1, 2013

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Mount Hood Destination Announces Staffing Change, Refines “Field and Stream” Culinary Approach

The Resort at The Mountain is pleased to announce Matt Grimsley as its new executive chef and director of food and beverage.

Image courtesy Alan Dyck Photography

WELCHES (Mount Hood), Ore. – July 1, 2013The Resort at The Mountain is pleased to announce Matt Grimsley as its new executive chef and director of food and beverage.

In his position as both executive chef and director of food and beverage, Grimsley is responsible for overseeing all culinary operations including menu development and quality assurance for all aspects of the food and beverage program at the premier Oregon golf, ski and meeting resort.

Under Grimsley’s leadership, The Resort is refining its “field and stream” approach to its culinary offerings. With the use of ingredients indigenous to the Mount Hood area, as well as the greater Pacific Northwest region, both Altitude and mallards café & pub will feature more seasonally inspired and locally sourced cuisine.

“Matt is a very talented chef with a great understanding of the Mount Hood area,” said John Erickson, general manager at The Resort. “His previous experience as well as his passion for cooking and developing compelling menus is of great value to The Resort and our guests.”

Grimsley comes to The Resort most recently from Beaches Restaurant and Bar in Vancouver, Wash. where he was the executive chef. His previous experience also includes executive chef positions at the Arizona Country Club in Phoenix; Timberline Lodge in Timberline Lodge, Ore. and Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Ore.

The Resort offers two dining establishments: Altitude, the casually upscale and Northwest-inspired restaurant located in the property’s main building, and mallards café & pub, the seasonally open casual restaurant located adjacent to The Resort’s golf complex, The Courses.

For more information about dining at The Resort, including hours of operation, menus and special events, visit or call 503-622-2214. For more information about The Resort, including overnight packages, upcoming events and full list of property features and guest amenities, visit or call 503-622-3101.

About The Resort at The Mountain
The Resort at The Mountain, winner of a 2012 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence, three-time recipient of Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award, 2011 Incentive Platinum Choice Award and 2011 Elite Meetings International Elite Gold Certification, and winner of The Knot Best of Weddings 2011 and 2012 Ceremony and Reception category, and 2012 Oregon Bride Best All-Inclusive Wedding Destination, is located at 68010 E. Fairway Avenue in Welches, Ore., at the western base of Mt. Hood. The Resort has something for everyone with activities including golf, spa, skiing, fly fishing, croquet and tennis, along with 15,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space. In 2009, The Resort completed a $14 million renovation and expansion to offer high-end accommodations and public areas that are ideal for both corporate meetings and leisure travelers. The Resort is a member of Stash Hotel Rewards™, a point-based rewards program that allows guests at independent hotels to quickly earn free stays at participating properties. For reservations, call toll-free (877) 439-6774. Contact The Resort at The Mountain directly at (503) 622-3101 or visit

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