One of the great joys of living in the Portland metro area is great views of Mount Hood throughout the year. According the U.S. Geological Survey, Mount Hood is 11,239 feet tall, the tallest spot in the state of Oregon. At only 45 miles east of Portland, we are graced with views that range from barrren in the summer to snowy and cloud-obscured in the winter. As faculty, staff, and students travel and speak about OHSU, I received many requests to include images of Mount Hood in our digital collections.
When searching in the DRL collections, it helps to search "across all collections" when looking for photos of Mount Hood. Also use whole words or the phrase search "Mount Hood".
Here's an image from our Historical Collections & Archives from the 1940s:
With so few buildings (compared to 60 years later) that was quite a vista!
Here's a photograph from a few years ago at dawn (this lives in our Beauty of the Pacific Northwest collection):
Enjoy these and all our other photos of Mount Hood!