Sandy, Oregon: World's Tallest Topiary BearBuilt in 1945, destroyed in 1989, restored in 2012, the "world's tallest bear" is a 34-foot-tall topiary scaffold slowly being covered with ivy.
The Ivy Bear
- 54735 E. Hwy 26, Sandy, OR
- On US Hwy 26/Mount Hood Hwy around 8.5 miles east of downtown Sandy.
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A large bear at a pizza joint on the way to Mt. Hood.[Daryl Keenan, 11/25/2012]
The Ivy Bear is the name of both the restaurant and the 34-foot-tall topiary bruin in front of it. Both were built in the mid-1940s, but the topiary bear was destroyed by a storm in the 1980s. Now the bear scaffolding has been restored, with ivy slowly covering it.