About Dufur

April 4, 2022

Dufur is a small agricultural community that is proud of its country heritage and local history. Dufur’s proximity to metropolitan populations (2 hours from Portland or Bend) allows city dwellers the opportunity to experience the beauty and slower pace that North Central Oregon has to offer. Visitors will enjoy our vast starry night sky, a walk along the Barlow Trail, and can step back in time by witnessing old-fashioned farming practices at our annual festival, the Dufur Threshing Bee. During the holiday season, enjoy the charm of our “Hometown Christmas” celebration featuring craft fairs, visits with Santa and our famous lighted tractor parade.

Dufur’s Living History Museum preserves and shares the rural heritage of our town’s early farmers and settlers. In addition to the historic Schreiber Log Cabin, the museum features a blacksmith shop, the Endersby Schoolhouse (completely furnished), and an extensive collection of items on display in the Metzentine Building.

Dufur lies at the gateway to the Mt. Hood National Forest, and is a short drive from the Deschutes River, Shearer’s Falls and White River Falls State Park. Come experience small town hospitality at its best!

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