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Old 06-23-2011, 09:44 AM
 
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I agree that Takilma and Williams are waaaay hardcore hippie areas, but there are no jobs or even real towns there (more like villages). Talent is truly the Ashland of the 80's. Many young people who are priced out of Ashland move there. It's a pretty nice town too! In the nearby Lithia Sprints they have some huge hippie festival every year. I've never gone. Eugene is the largest "hippieish" town in Oregon. Lots of trust fund hippie kids there too, driving their vanagon with new York plates.
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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Another vote for Talent. I think real hippies (the good kind) roll into somewhat depressed, affordable areas and bring a lot of creativity and energy, organic farms, arts, crafts,etc. The hippy poseurs move into the wealthy, liberal towns to parasitize.

Talent attracts the former type, I think, which is a good thing.
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:38 AM
 
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Joseph, out in east Oregon, is a place to check into.
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Small hippies don't have their own towns. We allow them to live in the towns with both the average-sized, and the big hippies.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:00 PM
 
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HI Fiddlehead What do you think about Bend, Or. for a Hippie bohemian Town ?
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:09 PM
 
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Default Bend , Or.

What do you think of Bend, Oregon for a Hippie Bohemian Town ?
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Mountains of Oregon
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I heerd someone put some hippy catfish in Emigrant Lake...heeheehee
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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HI Fiddlehead What do you think about Bend, Or. for a Hippie bohemian Town ?
I don't think it Bend is very hippyish. It is a terrible climate for organic farming. Cool place, but more of a resort/recreation mecca. Plenty of trustafarians in 4Runners bought by mom and dad, but they would be more interested in snow boarding than farmer's markets. Not to say there are not liberals around, but it is not like the Applegate/Eugene/ Portland areas, but I don't live there, so I could be wrong. A Bend local told me a few years back in the height of the housing bubble, when equity locust were flying north in huge swarms, that "Ashland gets the rich California liberals driving brand new Pruises and building 4000 sf homes, Bend gets the rich conservatives driving Hummers and building 6,000 sf homes.." Not sure how true that view was/is.

At the other end of the climate spectrum, I was in Astoria a couple weeks ago. Horrendous weather, but I liked the place. A lot of cool people around, and it did not seem nearly as gentrified as some places. Stronger local roots. Great climate for growing stuff too, I would think.
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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I have to agree with Fiddlehead, Bend isn't exactly a hippie town. Sure, there is a small group of "hippies," myself being one of them. But, as far as a very liberal, hippie enclave, it's just not here. Maybe providing what your definition of hippie bohemian town will help. Some people just want a hippie vibe, others want lots of co-ops, community farming, etc.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:36 AM
 
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What about the towns near Portland? Are there any alternative communities?
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