Rufus is a great little town. It’s got that off-the-beaten track, locals-only, undiscovered territory kind of charm. And since it’s so hush-hush, we currently don’t have any stories or activities for this little gem. We can tell you about towns nearby, but as for Rufus, we’re counting on you to go exploring and report back.

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Nearby The Dalles

You could say it doesn't get much more Oregon than The Dalles. Located on the shores of the Columbia River near the Deschutes River, The Dalles is the eastern gateway to the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, with plenty of opportunities for…

Nearby Dufur

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…

Nearby Arlington

World-class windsurfers are drawn to Arlington and its prime location on the banks of the Columbia River. Nearby, the John Day and Deschutes rivers beckon for rafting and fishing trips. Take a dip in the river at the town park, check out the…

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