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Old 11-04-2020, 09:00 PM
 
Location: the Gorge
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interesting thread: I'm glad it got bumped.
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Old 12-06-2020, 05:16 PM
 
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Everyone knows Portland, Eugene and Ashland are known to be liberal hippies cities.


I'm considering a move to Eugene. But I think it might be a bit too big and "too college" for me. I'd like to find some places that resemble the small towns in Humboldt County CA. Where should I look?

Thanks a lot.
Portland is hipster, not hippy. Eugene is like other college towns, an amalgam of everything.
Ashland is pretty much middle and upper class, the artists well out numbered by the retirees.

There is nothing in Oregon like the small towns of Humboldt, their hippie roots established during the mid 60's with the first wave of back to the earth pioneers moving north from SF and Berkley. Conversely, the small towns in Oregon remained unchanged for decades. Best to view Oregon, Portland and Eugene aside, as a primarily conservative state that is increasingly liberal thanks to it's youth, availability of weed and high speed internet, and the increase in out of state residents bringing liberal perspectives with them.
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Old 12-06-2020, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Whidbey paradise
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Yachats. Maybe not full hippie, but certainly weird enough.
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Old 12-07-2020, 09:08 AM
 
Location: the Gorge
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Yachats. Maybe not full hippie, but certainly weird enough.
could you expand on that? I am interested!
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Old 12-08-2020, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Whidbey paradise
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could you expand on that? I am interested!
Wacko liberal.
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Old 12-08-2020, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Whidbey paradise
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could you expand on that? I am interested!
Wacko liberal. They even have a local sales tax.
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Old 12-08-2020, 03:13 PM
 
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^California/New Age style "mindset" up there in Yachats.
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Old 12-09-2020, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Portland is hipster, not hippy. Eugene is like other college towns, an amalgam of everything.
Ashland is pretty much middle and upper class, the artists well out numbered by the retirees.

There is nothing in Oregon like the small towns of Humboldt, their hippie roots established during the mid 60's with the first wave of back to the earth pioneers moving north from SF and Berkley. Conversely, the small towns in Oregon remained unchanged for decades. Best to view Oregon, Portland and Eugene aside, as a primarily conservative state that is increasingly liberal thanks to it's youth, availability of weed and high speed internet, and the increase in out of state residents bringing liberal perspectives with them.
I take it you have never been to Selma, O'Brien, or Wolf Creek.
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Old 12-09-2020, 06:18 PM
 
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Precisely what is it that makes a town or city to be deemed to be a so-called "hippie town"? Just the way that the majority of the citizenry-at-large looks (how they present themselves in public)? Or that they are regular users of varied mind-altering substances (mariijuana, hash, LSD, et al)? Or their subscribed-to politics or subscribed-to cultural or social mores and views? Or what?
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Old 01-03-2021, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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Everyone knows Portland, Eugene and Ashland are known to be liberal hippies cities.

But what about smaller towns? Which smaller towns out there are mostly liberal/hippie? Maybe some coastal towns? Maybe some of the towns in the Willamette Valley? Any hippie towns out there that DON'T have a college?

I'm considering a move to Eugene. But I think it might be a bit too big and "too college" for me. I'd like to find some places that resemble the small towns in Humboldt County CA. Where should I look?

Thanks a lot.



Funny thing is, Ashland has a big hippie vibe and community but the city isn't really liberal.
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