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Two farmer brothers named their new home on the arid plains of Central Oregon after themselves and Dufur was born. Today, the Historic Balch Hotel keeps agricultural traditions alive with the annual Vintage Dufur Days harvest festival. While tractors plow the local fields, these quiet back roads lure road bikers, too. Visit the Dufur Historical Society Museum to learn about the town’s first residents, and grab a beer at the Pastime Saloon and Restaurant to meet some current ones.

Central Oregon

Dufur is located in Central Oregon, home to alpine lakes, sparkling rivers, snowy mountains, sage-brush plains and Smith Rock, a rock-climber's paradise.

Nearby cities are: The Dalles, Maupin, Mosier, and Moro.

a Grant’s GetawayOregon Ghost Towns and New Beginnings

by Grant McOmie / April 10, 2015

Just past the Gorge in EasternOregon, less than 20 miles south of The Dalles, you quickly see that distances are great, the people are few and times gone by are easy to find. Oregon history buff Robert Waldron said that the Friend School,built…

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an Oregon StoryOregon Ghost Towns: Boyd, Dufur and Friend

by Eileen Garvin / October 3, 2014

Driving through the sun struck wheat fields south of Mosier and The Dalles, it’s nearly impossible to believe that the sculpted chasm of the Columbia River Gorge is anywhere nearby. It’s also hard to believe that the ghost towns dotting the map…

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an Oregon StoryWhat The Festival: Music, Art and Community

by Anna Kerr / June 3, 2016

Tucked in the hills ofDufur, a small town in the Gorge, is Wolf Run Ranch.Every summer solstice the ranch bursts with energyas thousands of music lovers flock to What The Festival, a four-day electronic music and arts celebration inspired by…

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Find things to see and do In Dufur

  1.     Attractions
    1.     Amusement Parks
    2.     Aquariums & Zoos
    3.     Art Galleries & Studios
    4.     Casinos
    5.     Movies and TV filmed in Oregon
    6.     Museums & Interpretive Centers
    7.     Outdoors & Nature
    8.     Performing Arts
    9.     Shopping
    10.     Theater
    11.     Tour Companies & Guides
  2.     Recreation
    1.     Birding
    2.     Camping
    3.     Cycling
    4.     Fishing
    5.     Golf
    6.     Guides & Charters
      1.     Back Country Guides
      2.     Bicycle Guides
      3.     Charter Boats
      4.     Fishing Guides
      5.     Hunting Guides
      6.     Jet Boat Charters
      7.     Outdoor Guides
      8.     Whitewater Guides
    7.     Hiking
    8.     Indoor Sports
    9.     Jet Boating
    10.     Kayaking
    11.     Oregon Winter Trips
    12.     Rafting
    13.     Snow Sports
    14.     Sustainable Travel
  3.     Eat & Drink
    1.     Artisan Producers
    2.     Beer & Breweries
    3.     Cideries
    4.     Coffee & Tea
    5.     Culinary Experiences
    6.     Distilleries
    7.     Farmers' Markets
    8.     Farms & Farm Stays
    9.     Oregon Food Trips
    10.     Picking & Foraging
    11.     Ranches & Ranch Stays
    12.     Restaurants
      1.     American
      2.     Asian Fusion
      3.     Cajun / Creole
      4.     Chinese
      5.     French Bistros
      6.     Greek
      7.     Irish
      8.     Italian
      9.     Japanese
      10.     Latino
      11.     Mediterranean
      12.     Pacific Northwest
      13.     Pizza
      14.     Seafood
      15.     Southern
      16.     Thai
    13.     Seafood
    14.     Wineries & Wine
  4.     Oregon Heritage
    1.     Covered Bridges
    2.     Ghost Towns
    3.     Heritage Areas
    4.     Heritage Museums
    5.     Indian Country
    6.     Lighthouses
    7.     Old West & Oregon Trail
  5.     Natural Wonders
    1.     Bodies of Water
      1.     Lakes & Reservoirs
      2.     Rivers
      3.     Waterfalls
    2.     Forests, Parks & Refuges
      1.     National Forests & Parks
      2.     National Wildlife Refuges and Areas
      3.     State Parks
    3.     Mountains & Hills
  6.     Events
    1.     Animal & Agriculture Events
    2.     Culinary Events
    3.     Cultural Heritage Events
    4.     Exhibit & Lecture Events
    5.     Fairs & Festivals
    6.     Flower & Garden Events
    7.     Oregon Food Trips
    8.     Performing Art Events
    9.     Snow Sports
    10.     Sports Events
    11.     Visual Art Events
    12.     Volunteer Events
  7. All Places to Stay
  8.     Lodging
    1.     Bed and Breakfasts
    2.     Boutique Hotels
    3.     Farm or Ranch Stay
    4.     Glamping or Tree Houses
    5.     Hostels
    6.     Hotel / Motel
    7.     Resorts
    8.     Vacation Rentals
  9.     RV Parks
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