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Seasonal German cuisine: Enjoy The Glockenspeil in Mt. Angel, Oregon

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There are some times that I yearn for good old fashioned German food. Mt. Angel comes to mind during Oktoberfest time but you can experience a little bit of Germany any time of the year in this picturesque town. Mt. Angel is located in a beautiful rural Oregon setting not far from Portland and Salem.

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If you would like to experience European fine dining for lunch or dinner, how about a meal at a German style gasthaus? We suggest the short drive to Mt. Angel through the countryside. You'll see farms with nursery stock, hops fields and, in spring, even baby lambs.

Once you reach Mt. Angel, that little German town famous for their annual Oktoberfest, there are several good restaurants. Glockenspeil is a favorite. With a clock tower just like those in Germany, The Glockenspeil restaurant certainly adds to Mt. Angel's charm. Right now they are featuring asparagus dishes during their Spargelzeit. They make an effort to offer seasonal cuisine and, whenever possible, purchase from the rich bounty of food found on the surrounding farms.

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal at The Glockenspeil. It consisted of Weiner Schnitzel topped with fresh asparagus in tarragon cream sauce accompanied by spaetzle and a cup of asparagus soup. Their offerings range from fondue to steak but I prefer ordering one of their German specialties. I left without experiencing the Marionberry Cobbler only because the meal was filling.

The dining room is reminiscent of a German pub or gasthaus and touches like the large German steins gracing the bar add to the atmosphere. They have a good selection of German beers on draught.

This stop was for lunch. I hope to return for a German dinner soon.

Hours
Sunday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday - Saturday 11a.m. - 9 p.m.
Hours are subject to change based on the season and holidays.

Phone
503-845-6222

Address
190 East Charles Street
Mt. Angel, Oregon 97362

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