This Iconic Oregon Grill Serves Up Burgers You Can Barely Fit Your Mouth Around

The large Lumber Jack Grill sign in front of the restaurant.
Lumber Jack Grill. Photo via Lumber Jack Grill Facebook page.

Nestled in the picturesque landscape of Clackamas County, Molalla is a charming small town that exudes a sense of tranquility and warmth. Amidst this idyllic setting lies the Lumber Jack Grill, a fun little gem that captures the essence of Molalla's welcoming spirit. Well known for mouthwatering steaks, huge burgers and great craft beer, this cool spot has a chill vibe and is the perfect spot to spend time on the outdoor patio with friends and family.

Lumber Jack Grill In Molalla, Oregon

The outdoor patio, with grass and trees in the background. The patio tables have a red umbrellas over them.
Photo by Mike L. via Yelp.

Located just 25 miles southeast of Portland, Molalla has about 10,000 residents and offers a delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Founded in 1844, Molalla was originally a farming community that thrived on agriculture and timber industries. Molalla's picturesque location is enhanced by the scenic Molalla River, which winds its way through the landscape just East of town, offering opportunities for outdoor recreation like fishing, kayaking, and picnicking. The surrounding countryside is adorned with lush farmlands, rolling hills, and vibrant forests, making it an ideal backdrop for leisurely walks and hikes. By far our favorite spot to visit in Molalla is the Lumber Jack Grill.

As you approach the Lumber Jack Grill, you'll be greeted by the inviting outdoor patio seating area, which offers a perfect spot to enjoy a meal amidst the beauty of the surrounding nature. Whether you opt for a cozy indoor experience or a relaxed outdoor setting, Lumber Jack Grill has you covered.

The interior of the taproom. It has a rollup glass door and wood beams.
Lumber Jack Grill. Photo by Shane Wyer via Google Local.

If you're into juicy burgers, sink your teeth into the Lumber Jack Burger from the Lumber Jack food cart, a mouthwatering combination of a 1/3 pound premium patty topped with Swiss cheese, bacon, and crispy onion rings.

A huge burger with cheese, lettuce, and what looks like ham and egg. Looks delicious.
Photo via Lumber Jack Grill Facebook

For a heartier appetite, the Jumbo Marquam Burger offers a generous 1/2 pound premium patty layered with savory ham and American Swiss cheese. Mushroom lovers will rejoice in the Swiss Mushroom Burger, a flavor-packed delight.

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Chicken fried steak, eggs, toast and hash browns.
Chicken fried steak, eggs, toast and hash browns. Photo via Lumber Jack Grill Facebook.

If you're in the mood for something beyond burgers head into the grill to sink your teeth into a juicy steak, indulge in a plate of grilled shrimp fettuccine, or savor the flavors of the steakhouse cheeseburger.

A piece of white cheesecake with a sliced strawberry and dollops of what look like chocolate and caramel on the plate.
Photo by Rose R. via Yelp.

Complement your meal with a side of baked potatoes, skin potatoes, or the irresistible spinach artichoke dip. Lumber Jack Grill ensures that every dish is prepared with the utmost care and attention to detail, guaranteeing a memorable dining experience.

The Big Daddy burger piled high with meat and toppings sitting on a log round next to a glass of alcohol.
The Big Daddy Burger. Photo via the Lumber Jack Grill Facebook.

To wash it all down the taproom has over 30 local beers on tap. With each sip, you can support regional breweries while enjoying the distinct flavors that make Oregon's craft beer scene so renowned.

A red alcoholic drink with two burger sliders and vegetables on top.
Photo via Lumber Jack Grill Facebook.

What truly sets Lumber Jack Grill apart is their commitment to sourcing ingredients from local farms. By supporting the community, they not only ensure the freshest and highest-quality meat but also contribute to the sustainability of the region's agricultural heritage.

Lumber Jack Grill Information

  • Location: 180 Industrial Way in Molalla, Oregon
  • Hours:
    • Monday - Tuesday: 11 AM - 8:30 PM
    • Wednesday - Friday: 11 AM - 9 PM
    • Saturday: 11 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Sunday: 11 AM - 10 PM
  • Phone: (503) 759-6969
The outdoor patio, with grass and trees in the background. The patio tables have a red umbrellas over them.
Photo via Lumber Jack Grill Facebook.

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Have you ever been to the Lumber Jack Grill? What's your favorite dish there? Let us know and tag the friends and family you want to grab a bite to eat with!