Sandy, Oregon: World's Tallest Topiary Bear

Built 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

Address:
54735 E. Hwy 26, Sandy, OR
Directions:
On US Hwy 26/Mount Hood Hwy around 8.5 miles east of downtown Sandy.
Phone:
503-208-9111
Admission:
Free
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Bear at night.

Ivy Bear

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.

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