Carlino's Pizza and Deli is great option in the Gresham area of Oregon. When I am at Mt Hood for the summer for snowboarding, I like to make a stop at this deli. It is owned by a nice Italian family who has recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. It is a cool Italian restaurant that makes amazing calzone and breadsticks. After I eat there, I always have fruit to balance out my meal, but there Italian food is to die for! Reminds me of a lot of places on the east coast that have great pizza. I like to eat at this deli when I am on my way to Roads End in Lincoln City. I find myself going surfing a lot at Roads End and Cape Kiwanda when I am at Mt Hood for weeks on during summer. I enjoy being at Mt Hood but often get excited for mid July when I take off to Oahu to go back to surfing.
I am blessed to be able to train for surfing and snowboarding for the summer. Often, I find myself wanting to try new restaurants wherever that I am training at or when I go back home to Hawaii. Carolino's hits my Italian food fix that is for sure. They offer amazing sandwiches as well and is an affordable restaurant to take your friends to. It is located one hour and fifteen minutes away from Mt Hood. Even though it is a commute from the mountain, it is worth going to at some part of your trip to Oregon.