Dufur (pronounced dew-fur) is a small agricultural community that is proud of its rural heritage and local history. Dufur’s proximity to metropolitan centers like Portland, Yakima and Bend lets city dwellers experience our dramatic natural beauty and slower pace without roaming too far from home. Visitors enjoy our historic buildings & quaint downtown, starry night skies (and sunny, blue ones too), and can step back in time with a walk along the Barlow Trail or a visit to our local harvest festival, The Dufur Threshing Bee. During the holiday season, enjoy the charm of our Hometown Christmas celebration featuring craft fairs, visits with Santa, an old-time music jam, and our famous lighted tractor parade.
Dufur’s Living History Museum preserves and shares the history 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 Columbia & Deschutes Rivers, Shearer’s Falls and White River Falls State Park. Plan your adventure and come experience small town hospitality at its best!