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Old 07-07-2007, 04:07 PM
 
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I'm thinking about moving to Oregon, I've never been there though. I'm living in Las Vegas, and absolutely hate it here. I was in Alaska, and I miss the snow and the wildlife, it's just way too expensive to go there right now. Does anyone know of any good small towns that get a good amount of snowfall and that gets some sort of wildlife? I'm tired of this heat and the scorpions! LOL I've been looking into the Bend and Prineville area, but also came across Joseph. Are those good places?

thanks!!
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Old 07-07-2007, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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Do you need to work?

Can you handle a small community like Zigzag or Rhododendron, Oregon?

I haven't checked the snowfall stats yet for Sandy, but that's a bit closer to Portland and somewhat sizeable - small city.
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Old 07-07-2007, 05:42 PM
 
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Oregon doesn't have a lot of really snowy areas outside of mountain communities, of which there are not many with good job markets.

My educated guess is Bend/Redmond would be the largest metro with the most snow. Although Klamath Falls might be right up there too.
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Old 07-07-2007, 07:30 PM
 
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Thank you for the response, I will have to fly up there and check out a few of those places, but yes, work, unfortunately is still a must.

Thanks!
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Old 07-07-2007, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Portland Metro
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I've never been, but I've heard some great things about La Grande. I think Baker City is an attractive town (though I would imagine that's pretty subjective!) I'm not sure about work opportunities though...

EDIT: One note about Prineville--I think it is also a neat town. Rimmed by basalt cliffs, it has one of the most attractive county courthouses in Oregon. But I've heard that there's been some population spillover from Bend-Redmond which is making it more expensive.
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Old 07-08-2007, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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One town that is close to Mt. Hood and skiing is Parkdale,its a few miles south (on hwy 35) of Hood River in eastern oregon (60 miles east of Portland). It's a very small town (if I remember correctly it has a mini mart and a gas station) but, like I said is only a few miles from Hood River which has a Safeway, Wal-Mart, bowling alley, etc. If gets a little more snow because of its higher elevation and you get to drive past all the pear, apple, and cherry orchards, it's a beautiful area.
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:34 AM
 
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I'm thinking about moving to Oregon, I've never been there though. I'm living in Las Vegas, and absolutely hate it here. I was in Alaska, and I miss the snow and the wildlife, it's just way too expensive to go there right now. Does anyone know of any good small towns that get a good amount of snowfall and that gets some sort of wildlife? I'm tired of this heat and the scorpions! LOL I've been looking into the Bend and Prineville area, but also came across Joseph. Are those good places?

thanks!!
There actually aren't a lot of cities in OR That have a lot of snow on the ground throughout the winter. If you're looking for that, your choice depends on what type of work you need to do. If you only need a job with a paycheck, you could look at Lakeview, La Grande, Sisters, ZigZag, Rhododendron or Bend. If you have a career that you are continuing (e.g. law, engineering, etc.) the only choice really is probably Bend and maybe Klamath Falls.
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:41 PM
 
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Snow and wildlife--I think of places like Sisters, Joseph, Wallowa, Enterprise, Baker, LaGrande.

Unfortunately, when I think of jobs, those places don't come up...
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:15 PM
 
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There is a huge difference in snow fall between Sandy and Rhododendron/Zig Zag area. Sandy has become pretty built up in the past two decades, it's hardly recognizable as the same town from the 80's and feels more like a suburb of Portland then it's own town anymore.

As has been said, just west or south of Bend and around LaGrande. Along the Medford, Klamath Falls, Lakeview route might be good for what you're looking for too. But again, very low populations means few jobs.

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:38 PM
 
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Where is there a dish network office and fritolay plant in oregon with snow, we live in texas and are looking to transfer to oregon where there is enough snow for snowmobiling
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