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Old 10-10-2013, 12:06 PM
 
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What about the towns near Portland? Are there any alternative communities?
Not really near Portland. When I lived in Southern Oregon I saw that sort of thing on the edge of Ashland(since Ashland is too rich to have hippies a lot of them live in nearby places like Talent) and parts of the country(Applegate or Illinois Valleys) though at that point you're almost to the California border. Most towns near Portland are either comfortable suburban areas or more rural conservative towns.
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:18 PM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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What about the towns near Portland? Are there any alternative communities?
Here is a list of such communities in Oregon.

Communities Directory Online
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Western NC.
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What is the definition of a hippie these days? Are they liberal, laid back types that aren't pretentious, actively care about the environment, live off the grid or wish to someday? Maybe smoke some weed? Is there an age range? Hippie is a term coined in in the 60's and maybe we don't know what else to use as times have moved on. Granolas? What's the difference? So not totally sure what type people GG555 is looking for. But lots people who would meet the above description live in Oregon. Good luck Ashland area is beautiful, hope it works for you. Not sure I could afford it.
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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What about the towns near Portland? Are there any alternative communities?
Multnomah, if you are a rich hippie.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:08 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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................................... I'd like to find some places that resemble the small towns in Humboldt County CA. Where should I look?............

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If you know that Humboldt County is exactly what you want, I suggest that you move to Humboldt County. There is no equivalent in Oregon. No point in trying to make a place to be what it is not to meet your requirements when you already know where a place is that does meet your requirements.
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I don't equate the new communities on Hamellr's list with hippies. I think these are simply groups of people wanting to live off the grid but don't necessarily encompass the values, thoughts and political ideals of the hippies of the 60's. It looks like most of these groups are new and are looking for people to join them and are more concerned with environmental and economic issues than anything else. The OP seems to be looking for already established hippie communes of which there are very few in Oregon any longer.

I think the suggestion that if he has already found what he is looking for in Humboldt County CA he should live in one of the towns there. It just makes more sense.
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:33 PM
 
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Deadwood yet. Where the Alpha Farm Co-OP is... Alpha Farm

I heard someone say once, "Hippies don't die, they just move to Oregon." I would amend that to refer to western Oregon, most especially.

Instead of towns, I might seek out co-ops, intentional living communities, organic farms, places like Lost Valley Lost Valley Education and Events Center or Breitenbush Breitenbush Hot Springs - Who We Are & What We Do , etc.

List of intentional communities in Oregon: Intentional Communities in Oregon

We were spending some time in Cottage Grove recently and were surprised by the hippie vibe in a downtown area we were at... we didn't really expect it there, but there it was.
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Deadwood yet. Where the Alpha Farm Co-OP is... Alpha Farm
The OP asked for a town, not a sign stuck on a post next to the road.
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Old 11-03-2020, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Oregon woods
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Contrary to Larry - Deadwood is a thriving tiny community. Tiny store, tavern, gas station and a post office. Many artisans and original 1960s hippies in the hills. Many intentional communities, not just Alpha, which is still in operation though they closed the cafe in Mapleton 3 years ago. The community center (4 miles up DW Creek road) has bands, dinners, crafts, political meetings, anything you can things of. On hold because of the pandemic. We also have a farmers/craft market on Sundays. Odd birds and artists, farmers and crafters & people who like VERY slow tiny town life might love it here. i do.
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Old 11-04-2020, 08:19 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Brownsville is rumored to be full of old hippie stoners. Not particularly liberal, but definitely tie-dyed.
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