Spirit Mountain Casino is a tribal casino in Oregon run by the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Offering many games as well as live entertainment, an onsite hotel, a supervised play area and arcade for kids as well as many casino games it can be the ideal spot for a weekend getaway.
Gambling and Games
According to their website Spirit Mountain boasts the largest number of slot machines in the state of Oregon and it shows as soon as you step on the gaming floor. Everything from low wager slots to progressive machines with six figure jackpots are available and there are plenty for all who come.
The casino also provides all of the classic table and card games if that is more of your thing. You can definitely come and play some poker if you desire to do so.
Spirit Mountain Casino has a great location, on Highway 18, it is a straight shot out of town from both Portland and Salem. Depending on traffic it is about an hour and forty-five minutes from Portland, forty minutes from Salem and forty-five minutes from Lincoln City and the coast.
This means that you can also spend a day at the coast, or a short drive to Tillamook and tour the world famous cheese factory of the same name, if you need a break. It is in an isolated country area but has all the amenities needed onsite including lodging and RV parking.
There is plenty of onsite entertainment as well, it seems they have a performer nearly every weekend. Check their event schedule to see who will be there during your visit.
Spirit Mountain has two onsite bars, the Summit View Lounge and the Mountain View Sports Bar. The Summit Lounge has a nice and somewhat upscale environment including booths to sit at. The sports bar is a great place to catch the game, and with the casino being a world wide travel destination you can view any game you may be looking for here.
There’s plenty for the kids to do as well, including their Playworld which is a supervised area you can drop them off at. They have climbing equipment, toys, snacks, games – you name it. In addition to this there is an arcade for kids of all ages, and maybe some moms and dads as well, with an environment similar to Chuck E. Cheese you win tickets on the various arcade games that may be redeemed for prizes.
Since casinos in Oregon must be on tribal land there is not much directly around the casino itself. This is fine though as they offer onsite lodging.
Their hotel features everything from low priced basic rooms to suites. If you’re looking for a weekend stay it’s a great spot to do it. With fairly new construction the entire hotel is nice and you are sure to enjoy your stay.
An RV park is also available onsite. Encircled by trees and nature it is a short jaunt from the Casino itself, allowing you peace at night while still quite easily in walking range (or a quick shuttle bus hop if you prefer).
Dining and Restaurants
The food at Spirit Mountain is top notch. If you choose to visit the moderately priced buffet you will immediately see how popular it is by the number of locals who choose to dine out there. The selection is immense as well.
If you’re looking for more of a sit-down environment the Legends Restaurant may be just what you need. Great for a dinner with your significant other the food here is great as well although slightly more expensive.