11th Jan 2014
Westfall Oregon

Ghost town of Westfall Oregon (Bully)

Name: Westfall (Bully) Class: C2 GPS: 43.991794, -117.708847 Directions: From Ontario Oregon, head west along Highway 20 towards (and past) Vale. At 35.4 miles turn right onto Harper road to...

11th Jan 2014
Map of the Ordnance townsite, provided by Ron Furrer

Ghost town of Ordnance Oregon

Class A4 Built in 1941 to service the nearby Umatilla Chemical Depot. The town is now mostly abandoned and taken over by the Depot itself. Do you know anything about...

11th Jan 2014
Ghost town of New Era Oregon

Ghost town of New Era Oregon

Name: New Era Class: H5 GPS: 45.300853, -122.658354 Directions: Located around the intersection of S Highway 99E and South End Road, about five miles south of Oregon City. Description: Origin...

11th Jan 2014
Ghost town of Mitchell Oregon

Ghost town of Mitchell Oregon

Stop on a old military road. Town was washed out by flash floods several times. Has a few historic buildings left. Close by to the Painted Hills. http://mitchelloregon.us/mitchell.html Do you...

11th Jan 2014

Ghost town of Kirk Oregon (Kirkford)

Name: Kirk (Kirkford) Class: A4 GPS:Latitude: 42.7473575, Longitude: -121.8294618 Directions: Head north on US-97/The Dalles-California Highway for 35.8 miles, or South from Bend Oregon for 98.3 miles. Turn right onto...

11th Jan 2014
Construction of Valley & Siletz Railroad

Ghost town of Hoskins Oregon

Name: Hoskins Class: A2 GPS: 44.676272, -123.467843 Directions: From King’s Valley, drive south along Kings Valley Highway. Take a right onto Hoskins Road, following the signs to Fort Hoskins. Description:...

11th Jan 2014

Ghost town of Hardman Oregon

Ghost town of Hardman Oregon The story of Hardman, Oregon in Morrow County really starts in the 1860’s. The huge grasslands were ignored by white men who were more interested...

11th Jan 2014
Donald Manson Barn

Ghost town of Champoeg Oregon (Encampment du Sable, Newellsville)

Name: Champoeg (Encampment du Sable) Class: G2 GPS: 45.255503, -122.900554 Directions: Champoeg (pronounced sham-POO-ee) is the birthplace of Oregon, and it can be argued the Western United States. It was...

09th Jan 2014
Oregon Flag

Ghost Towns of Oregon

Ghost Towns of Oregon This is by far the most complete list of Oregon’s Ghost Towns in existence. Many people say that Oregon has between 60 and 80 ghost towns,...

26th Dec 2013

Seattle versus Portland

A frequent question seen in many travel forums is something like “My company has locations in both Seattle and Portland. Which city should I move to?” The real answer to...

15th Dec 2013

Mt. Angel, Oregon – Home of Oktoberfest!

Mt. Angel, Oregon was originally settled in 1850 by Benjamin Cleaver who called the area “Roy” after laying out a townsite. An railroad station in 1881, called Filmore was built...

10th Dec 2013

The Columbus Day Storm – October 12, 1962

Columbus Day Storm October 12th, 1962 saw landfall of Tropical Storm Freda on to the Pacific Coast. The center of what was to become known as the Columbus Day Storm...