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Oregon

Just about Any city in Oregon West of the Cascade Mountains is a Hippy Haven. Oregon is the only state where hippies enjoy a majority at the voting booths come election time. There's a saying going around "Hippies dont die. They just move to Oregon. During the past few years hippies have been moving to Oregon in droves because there's employment for hippies here, and we hippies can go full out in our glad rags in public veiw with out being accosted, laughed at or put down. Oregon is a true hippy Haven. Under an oz. of pot isnt illegal here. It's only a civil fine that would cost you $500.

The Cascade Range is full of small towns that have been the last refuge of the hippies since the 70ies. All of these little towns are lawless.And have a long stading hippie tradition. Towns Like Alpine, Deadwood, Falls city, Summit, Berkenfield (Near Portland), Harlan (Behind the Native American Sacred Mountain Marys Peak) Nashville (Where all the Bands just have to stop). Just grab a Map and you can find an old hippie settlement any where in the coast range.

UPDATE: Beware, we now have zero tolerance laws concerning the possession of smoking "greenery." MANY EX-HIPPIE COPS! All the good spots are not on your list to live check out Tiller, Trail, Shady Cove, Prospect, Ashland. Lots of trees, good people, and fun in the sun or snow!

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Oregon
Posted by joseywhales on 2012-11-19 14:43:08
Hi Every one,I'm looking for an old friend, from some 30 years ago,Her name was Dina Sosa I would love to here from her,If anyone knows of her,she can find me Dennis Jones on face book

Oregon
Posted by Cotton03 on 2012-01-24 05:18:47
I'm a senior in high school in the twin cities MN, and i'm considering going to school out in portland.  I'm considered kind of a hippie (love music, weed, art).  But i'm also very into charity work and plan to go into the peace corps eventually.  Is portland the right place for me?
caitlincot7114@aol.com

Oregon
Posted by on 2010-08-10 00:33:37
Hello everyone! My name is Lauren and I live in Michigan. I am 20 years old and I am thinking about moving to Oregon. I have heard good things but I need to get in touch with someone that can help me find the right hippie town. I love good music and good pot, I just cant remember Why??? I am also looking to go to college out there so if anyone can help me, it is much appreciated! Yes, Please pay my way !!! I may also be looking for a roomate, So if you're rich I dont give a rat's ass how frickin' old you are !!! any info let me know -- DeniseManees@SBCGlobal.net

Oregon
Posted by Alex on 2010-03-27 17:02:07
hey everybody! I live in the Portland Oregon area and going to high school. I consider myself a spiritual person and hippyish but also very serious about some things in life. Looking for any good hippy friends and perhaps good Mary Jane in my area! Heuer.Alex@gmail.com

Oregon
Posted by Sylverleaf on 2010-01-23 03:53:21
Blessings in Light Everyone, found this today, am packing to move from Silver city NM to Ashland, made 2 trips there and realized I had currently moved to the wronf place, thought NM was opene minded, opps on me, am and have been a child of Mother GAIA for over 40 yrs now, where are the best pagan/nature communties there in the Rogue Valley, leaving FEB 2nd, keeping sacred within the move process. Any advice on anything in relation to this topic, living areas, festivals etc.....WHere does/do you all recommend best TAT parlor? Thank you, SYlverleaf

Oregon
Posted by robby on 2009-12-24 04:45:14
i am in the navy and from eugene during the last eugene festival i was spit on. to me that is un called for and un fai. both my paents are wilderness activist and i myself am a supporter of green peac and world wild life fund. if you ppl are so called hippies how can u ever raise ur hand... or lips out of anger. i work 14 hours a day to give us all the freedom to change . so why are u mad at me? you dont know me as a person

Oregon
Posted by hdskeeter aka steve on 2009-11-08 19:05:48   My Score:
i lived in junction city in the 60 .s now live in fla but still miss oregon alot

Oregon
Posted by kass on 2009-09-16 04:20:42
i am moving to oregon in the summer. and i visited over this past summer. just wanted everyone to know that eugene is an amazing place! cant wait to hang with everyone and live life! peace!

Oregon
Posted by elchado_123 on 2009-08-19 00:01:00
Grants Pass isnt too bad. But Eugene is considered by most the "hippie town" of oregon, although there are lots of places around oregon. Its a very liberal college town. Grants pass has a nice river and not too far from most outdoor stuff.

Oregon
Posted by heather on 2009-08-08 23:45:31
My boyfriend and I have been talking about moving our family to oregon from Atlanta to be closer with people like us. He has been to oregon, I have not. We don't know where to move or how to even organize a move like this. I have kind of looked at pictures of oregon and I love it. I'm afraid of the cold but I can def fall in love with those mountains and green laws. Please Email me back at puppysmore87@yahoo.com We are good honest people and we have a pretty small budget right now. Any help is very appreciated. Thanks H

Oregon
Posted by Bette on 2009-07-19 23:54:01   My Score:
I have been thinking about moving to oregon but I really have nothing to start with. I am slowly running out of places to stay here in california. I have no job because no one is hiring. I am thinking it would be a flower girl and just live in a hippie commune. Everything is so freaking difficult now. If anyone is willing to help me out I will hitch hike up to oregon. It might take me awhile but it would be nice to know someone will be waiting for me. I enjoy peaceful people with no drama and some good bud. I am usually a hard worker but theres no work to work hard for. Email me if you have a place in your heart for a girl having hard times. tarapup12@yahoo.com thanks for your help Peace Out

Oregon
Posted by Sunny on 2009-05-11 10:49:27
My name is Sunny. I just turned 60. I am young at heart and look 40. WHICH i DON'T CARE ABOUT. I want to live a natural life with a man that cares about whats real. I have a small dog who does what he wants, I admire his spirit. I want to have the freedom to feel what I want, and to have a soul mate who allows that. I love nature, the outdoors, and people who still believe in kindness, love and peace. I want communication, love, friendship, love, and laughter, and you have to accept my bad dog! Are you out there? I am! Please write me at suneone@rock.com and tell me you are from In Harmony. Peace! Sunny

Oregon
Posted by MamaBear on 2009-05-01 01:05:50
It doesn't always have to be a small town, places like gresham, and troutdale are great! and there is Mt Hood CC in troutdale, not to far from portland is oh so great. I would have never met so many wonderful people if it weren't for MHCC and the cops in gresham are nice as long as you don't give excuses for w/e the issue was. Heck! I've even had a few cops look at us, ask us if we were smoking pot, we were like... yah we are.. and they were like, 'okay, just stay out of trouble.' and left. a lot of great films played at theaters, and A-MAzing local bands. Let me tell yah, make friends with Jim the janitor at MHCC they are all knowing, and have great hookups. >.<

Oregon
Posted by Burke on 2009-03-16 00:15:30
A word to the wise: listen to this article, make sure you're WEST of the Cascade Mountains. East is a vast, yet sparsley populated area with a christian conservative majority. I should now. I live here. But I plan on moving out west after graduation.

Oregon
Posted by lydia on 2009-02-05 17:41:27
Hi. My husband and I would love to move out to oregon somewhere on the coast. Currently we are close to boston and hate the city life. We were thinking the brookings area but wanted feedback from people about what its like there. we would love to find a community that would be welcoming and to find someone who would barter work for a place to stay. We have no kids but 3 dogs. Is there anyone out there who would help out two new englanders looking for a simpler life? Email me at lidhenry@yahoo.com

Oregon
Posted by ZigZagJoe on 2008-12-10 10:04:53
It's great to hear all your comments. I've lived in Oregon all my adult life and it's amazing. I can vouch for everything. Progressive thinking , religious tolerance, very liberal. I'm not even a hippy, but bring your bong and an open mind and welcome to Oregon!

Oregon
Posted by tom boucher on 2008-10-31 15:03:14
I am looking for a place to hide with minimal or no cops...I want to move to the coast of oregon...any recommendations? montecristo89er@hotmail.com

Oregon
Posted by peace&love on 2008-10-31 10:53:22
I'm sad to hear that Roseburg is no longer a hippie haven. From the early to mid sixties all the way up to the early eighties it was. The peak was the late sixties to seventies. We even had some hippies move into our old chicken coup in Wilbur when I was a kid. It was beautiful.

Oregon
Posted by william on 2008-09-16 04:01:16
hey guys, my dad was diagnosed with cancer 3 years ago and we wanted to take a trip to oregon and hang out with the true hippies while he's still here. Due to his disabilities he does need certain acommodations, like plumbing and electricity, so any information would be helpful thanks, wkidd27@yahoo.com

Oregon
Posted by Rae on 2008-05-06 00:55:50
I've lived in Oregon all my life, am 28, and have hippie parents. Most of Oregon is very hippie friendly. Corvallis and Eugene are great. Eugene is even more inviting. Check out the University of Oregon. As for near the Ocean, check out Yachats, a town of 800, with great charm and laid back. The areas surrounding Salem are also nice. Good luck!

Oregon
Posted by Emilie on 2008-04-29 23:18:24
im absolutly in love with my peace signs and hippies.everyone at my school calls me a hippy because i like my peace and hippies im 11 years old

Oregon
Posted by amy on 2008-03-30 21:54:29
hey I was wondering if I could get help from anybody here...? Im going to be heading to gresham oregon from the 18th to the 21st on a road trip with my friend. I was wondering if anybody could tell me were I could find a really down to earth kick ass hippy shops.... I was also wondering if anybody could tell me some fun things to do there on 4/20?

Oregon
Posted by lonnie on 2008-03-06 00:19:19
come to Brownsville, we welcome hippies with open arms

Oregon
Posted by Biscochic66 on 2008-02-15 19:00:48
Hello everyone! My name is Lauren and I live in Michigan. I am 20 years old and I am thinking about moving to Oregon. I have heard good things but I need to get in touch with someone that can help me find the right hippie town. I love good music and good pot. I am also looking to go to college out there so if anyone can help me, it is much appreciated! I may also be looking for a roomate, any info let me know -- DeniseManees@SBCGlobal.net

Oregon
Posted by indigo child on 2008-01-07 00:24:19
i want to find a really relaxed hippie town in oregon very near the ocean. not too expensive but clean and beautiful. somewhere where the people are just as loving as i am. i live in california and have a problem with the amount of fake people here. i would like to find some magical place that isnt filled with people who only care about money or corrprate jobs. just looking for a chill town, filled with chill people. i love art, movies, dancing, 60s & 70s music, and mary jane. i want more than anything to find people who like doing the same. i have been board soooooooo long and just want to relax and have fun. please tell me if such a place exists so i can go there......now!

Oregon
Posted by on 2008-01-07 00:12:51
i want to find a really relaxed hippie town in oregon very near the ocean. not too expensive but clean and beautiful. somewhere where the people are just as loving as i am. i live in california and have a problem with the amount of fake people here. i would like to find some magical place that isnt filled with people who only care about money or corrprate jobs. just looking for a chill town, filled with chill people. i love art, movies, dancing, 60s & 70s music, and mary jane. i want more than anything to find people who like doing the same. i have been board soooooooo long and just want to relax and have fun. please tell me if such a place exists so i can go there......now!

Oregon
Posted by insperado on 2008-01-06 23:43:57
im looking for an artsy kinda town where people are funny, friendly, and different. i dont like stressful enviornments, and hope to find a place that is really mellow but tons of fun. i love music and dancing and would like to be somewhere where that is abundant, someplace where there is always something to do. i want to move to oregan, but before i do i want to find the perfect hippie town. any suggestions?

Oregon
Posted by Kimberley on 2007-12-30 18:42:06
I'm looking to possibly moving to oregon (its btwn that or north carolina) for college!!!! any ideas on a college with a ton of hippies and good bud??? i also want to go somewhere where there are a LOT of super good SHOWSS!!! plllease let me know!! my email is mounabowa@yahoo.com ive heard good things about ashland?? but not sure about a state college (OSU)

Oregon
Posted by dogboxtrotter on 2007-10-01 00:37:13
We're interested in what the property costs are like in corbett and the surrounding area. we looked on line and it all looks pretty pricey. we're lookin for something affordable.

Oregon
Posted by willow on 2007-08-24 23:04:55
my wife and I have settled in Corbett Oregon, and have found it very hippie friendly. We have been here 10 years, and would not trade it for anyplace else. The winters and wind drive alot of people away,but once you make the wind your friend(no leaf raking), the rest is easy. I have 69 bug, with art all over it, people love to see me drive through the one road town, we have alot of lesbians here, and peace activist, it is east of Gresham, and not well known compared to Portland. I dropped out of society, and grow our own food, and am currently shopping for a school bus to do a conversion on, we are off the grid for winter heating, and would like to see more hippies come and experience corbett, and see what they think.

Oregon
Posted by Amber on 2007-06-19 21:10:24
Hi! My name is Amber. I am acquiring about "hippie friendly" towns. I currently live in a small town in Indiana and have got to find a way for my 4 year old son and I to get away to a "hippie friendly" town. If anyone has any information about the above please contact me at amberearhart@comcast.net. Thanks so much! Have a fantabulous day!

Oregon
Posted by honguito on 2007-05-25 21:13:15
Hi, I'm actually moving to Oregon, Klamath Falls. Im from Costa Rica, and I would love to know how is it there... Can you find some psychedelic parties around?? or at least good pot??? hehe.. well I would like to know thanks!

Oregon
Posted by faerieanna on 2006-07-28 20:11:56
i was just going to let everyone know that even though they have Falls City written down as one of the lawless hippy towns in oregon... i live here, sitting here right now and while its very accepting there is a lack of tolerance for outsiders and there is also a huge meth epidemic of sorts running wild through these hills... so theres my warning and everyone have a wonderful day. if anyone wants to talk my email is BALEHEAD04@aol.com

Oregon
Posted by HIPPIES WELCOME on 2006-03-17 07:44:45
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Oregon
Posted by afallenstar on 2005-11-19 23:38:27
Oregon is good for the homeless. one will never go hungry in Portland. you can get the kronikest of budz 24/7 on the waterfront.....

Oregon
Posted by Lucy Piller on 2005-06-29 19:04:20
Hi I run a fan club for Paul Rodgers of Bad Company. My family and I are looking to move to an area in a southern state which could be a haven for all fans, we like the hot weather - if anyone knows where we could move to own a nice small property and listen to great blues music then let me know, we are all around 40-55 years of age, Please get in touch with me, at piller@fan.net www.allrightnow.com

Oregon
Posted by Victoria on 2005-06-23 00:22:00
i need to know where i can find a hippie shop in eugen i just moved here and i desprately need to find one so if you could let me know as to where i might locate one let me know please!!! spacietwoyou@yahoo.com OR spacieone75@msn.com thankx you guys!!!

Oregon
Posted by steve on 2005-06-15 18:45:28   My Score:
been back for awhile the dome is still standing was built in 68 on our 70 acreas of land we built a log house and moved in looking to go south this winter in our converted school bus no one has been here in years maine is my home state and i will stay here ,even thought no one will come back i guess you guys are still in fla so if nick jim donny denise bugsy miriam deb donna mark read this contact me i am back on my land

Oregon
Posted by steve on 2005-06-15 18:44:34   My Score:
been back for awhile the dome is still standing was built in 68 on our 70 acreas of land we built a log house and moved in looking to go south this winter in our converted school bus no one has been here in years maine is my home state and i will stay here ,even thought no one will come back i guess you guys are still in fla so if nick jim donny denise bugsy miriam deb donna mark read this contact me i am back on my land

Oregon
Posted by steve on 2005-06-15 18:44:24
been back for awhile the dome is still standing was built in 68 on our 70 acreas of land we built a log house and moved in looking to go south this winter in our converted school bus no one has been here in years maine is my home state and i will stay here ,even thought no one will come back i guess you guys are still in fla so if nick jim donny denise bugsy miriam deb donna mark read this contact me i am back on my land

Oregon
Posted by steve on 2005-06-15 18:44:03
been back for awhile the dome is still standing was built in 68 on our 70 acreas of land we built a log house and moved in looking to go south this winter in our converted school bus no one has been here in years maine is my home state and i will stay here ,even thought no one will come back i guess you guys are still in fla so if nick jim donny denise bugsy miriam deb donna mark read this contact me i am back on my land

Oregon
Posted by joshhannum@hotmail.com on 2005-06-15 11:44:30
dear reverend wagonwheel, you should email me and let me know how to get ahold of you. i live in brightwood sometimes and im terribly sad that you cant even swim naked there. i think if people get together maybe something can be done about the crazy people who bought mt hood. maybe talk some sense into everyone. or kill them.

Oregon
Posted by Rose on 2005-06-09 22:21:51
I am not exactly sure about the town, but I am from a really painfully small town in Kansas (Eudora anyone?) and I am looking for a bit of relaxation for college. A friend recommended Oregon, but I am not having a good time searching for "hip colleges" does anybody know which colleges are relaxed, tolerant of different lifestyles, and have hippies in abundance? Even just the name of a town would help a lot. Thanks- SkipperMcJoJo@aol.com, i don''t check this much.

Oregon
Posted by Rose on 2005-06-09 22:21:50
I am not exactly sure about the town, but I am from a really painfully small town in Kansas (Eudora anyone?) and I am looking for a bit of relaxation for college. A friend recommended Oregon, but I am not having a good time searching for "hip colleges" does anybody know which colleges are relaxed, tolerant of different lifestyles, and have hippies in abundance? Even just the name of a town would help a lot. Thanks- SkipperMcJoJo@aol.com, i don''t check this much.

Oregon
Posted by Lookingtomove on 2005-05-21 01:01:18
I'm living in Portland now, but want to move to a smaller town that is liberal. We are thinking of the coast or coast range. Any ideas for a town of at least 5,ooo that is liberal?

Oregon
Posted by Rattlesnake Lakeview on 2005-05-09 02:29:32   My Score:
Beware of Lakeview, Oregon. I live here and boy the rednecks are the most intolerant people you will ever meet. I have long hair because I am part Native American. They look down on this because of the church brainwashing them to think long hair means bad. They deny me work because I do not go to church and I have long hair. They rather have a prison here instead of attempting to bring in alternative industries that bring in art and culture. Here are a few towns to avoid in Oregon: Lakeview Roseburg Klamath Falls Salem Junction City Florence Coos Bay Burns Bend (Tourist hellhole) Sisters That is just a small list of redneck cowboy hellholes to avoid. There are many places to beware of.

Oregon
Posted by Tiffany on 2005-04-28 08:46:21
My partner and I are looking to move to the Oregon Coat and open up a shop...everything hand made. I kinda need a place with a pretty good tourist population, but at the same time some cool locals. I drove through Manzanita once and it seemed ok - can someone help? E-Mail me at Photofun4every1@hotmail.com. - Thanks

Oregon
Posted by Tris on 2005-04-27 06:37:23
38 miles sort of south of Grants Pass is a really neat little hippie town called Takilma. They have a dome school for their children which has a ratio of 10 children per teacher and its just beautiful out there and the rednecks stay in their own towns I hear.

Oregon
Posted by son of a hippie on 2005-04-07 18:21:33
i am hippie in a hick town looking to move to oregon in the summer any information where someone on a budget could live or would be interested in communicating back and forth so i might know somone when i get there or anyone that needs a roommate that is going out that way in the summer that is anywhere near pa please email ryo_of_wildfire1999@yahoo.com

Oregon
Posted by Renee (rbufkin@hotmail.co on 2005-04-03 02:13:21
Same post with an email for replies - cheers... I am planning on relocating to somewhere near Bend, OR as my husband's company is getting a little break-off group that wants to get out of the BAY AREA - and they have chosen Bend. I understand it is a pretty yuppie place - but if we are ever going to move out of the hell-hole we are living in now - Bend area is pretty much it. Any suggestions of places that have a great hippie community feel - a good place to raise the little ones - and all within 30 minutes - 1 hour commute to Bend? Thanks for any advice you can email to me.

Oregon
Posted by Renee on 2005-04-03 02:12:26
I am planning on relocating to somewhere near Bend, OR as my husband's company is getting a little break-off group that wants to get out of the BAY AREA - and they have chosen Bend. I understand it is a pretty yuppie place - but if we are ever going to move out of the hell-hole we are living in now - Bend area is pretty much it. Any suggestions of places that have a great hippie community feel - a good place to raise the little ones - and all within 30 minutes - 1 hour commute to Bend? Thanks for any advice you can email to me.

Oregon
Posted by chemical_eye_burn@yahoo.c on 2005-03-29 17:18:31
man im bryan and im trying to find a hippy friendly place near or in beaverton oregon. if you feel up to it, email me and let me know, thanks man

Oregon
Posted by rev.wagonwheel on 2005-02-20 01:19:05
You won't find too many hippies around the welches /government camp area anymore. A mean spirited group of conservative Christians has taken over the area with the help of corrupt government officials. There has been an unprecedented level of organized crime aimed at driving everyone and anyone off the mountain that appears to have any sympathies towards alternative cultural ideas. The only good news is that we have caught the US drug Czar as well as our local sheriff smack in the middle of this fraudulant and illegal activity, and may be able to send them along with some of their parasite buddies to prison. Meanwhile, a few of us are hanging in there waiting for better days and doing our best to expose the corruption the DOJ has brought to our little paradise. Rev. Wagonwheel

Oregon
Posted by Resort hater on 2004-12-29 07:12:11
If anyone knows what happened to all of the hippies that used to live in the Mt. Hood area around Government Camp and Welches, please tell me. It seems like when I was younger there were hippies and dogs all over the place up there, now there arent any more vw buses or dreadlocked people, they all seem to be in Portland and down south. Mt. Hood is a good place to be, I have a feeling the ski resorts have gotten the cops behind them and they are trying to run people out. Just a theory...if anyone knows more please share.

Oregon
Posted by joshhannum@hotmail.com on 2004-12-04 11:04:40
Im looking for a few good hippies... actually a few hundred thousand...to take oregon back from the greedy and give the indians back their land. Peace aint soft...

Oregon
Posted by red on 2004-12-03 09:11:44
i meant to say: "its hard to explain the beauty of the oregon coast." if you find the right beaches you will never want to leave.

Oregon
Posted by red beard on 2004-12-03 09:09:39
Go to the Oregon coast, its hard to explain the oregon coast. i cant do it. you will find lots of republicans who are just begging for you to grab them by the hand and show them how to have fun. and if you do this, they will share, and even let you work for them and with them. believe me.

Oregon
Posted by Tom on 2004-10-12 22:46:39
I am curious about Salem, Oregon. Is it an open minded place that is acceptant of hippies and alternative lifestyles?

Oregon
Posted by JOJO on 2004-08-19 01:49:46
Hey all. Just wanted to give a shout out for Williams. Hidden little hippie town about 20 miles outside of Grants Pass. If you want a truly unique community experience then Williams is a great place to check out. It is very secluded in a way, but is also very beautifull. Down side, not the greatest school system if you want to raise kids. Also, Grants Pass is Hick/tourest hell. But you have to take the bad witht the good!

Oregon
Posted by Sara on 2004-08-14 16:38:29
Hello. My boyfriend and I are looking to relocate to Oregon or Northern California. We, too, are hoping to find a smaller hippie town outside of the main city, but with jobs in reasonable driving distance. Does anyone know where the computer programmer/software engineer jobs are located? Any information would be much appreciated! Please email me at sarakeeton@hotmail.com

Oregon
Posted by sabine on 2004-06-29 13:54:51
what can you tell me about medford??

Oregon
Posted by Mike on 2004-06-20 02:13:53
Any knowledge of Grants Pass? I've heard it described as a nice tourist town, and as redneck hell..any thoughts?

Oregon
Posted by Rob G on 2004-01-08 08:03:10
are there any "hippie friendly" towns in or near McMinnville (SW of Portland)? Im going to be moving there and wanted to find a nice little hippie haven outside of the hustle and bustle of portland... rob g robert.gardner @ colorado.edu

Oregon
Posted by Jeremy on 2003-07-31 15:43:54
I grew up in Alpine which is pretty much in the middle of Eugene and Corvallis. This was a beautiful place to grow up where everyone seemed to be tolerant of everyone else. Even the "normal" people seemed content to let the hippies do there thing. Our sheriff grew his own pot, and the priest at our catholic church was a homosexual potsmoker, and everyone knew and no one seemed to care. About the only thing that was looked down upon was new people moving to the area that might throw off the balance of things. All in all this is a beautiful place to be!

Oregon
Posted by Emma on 2003-07-27 02:00:39   My Score:
Corvallis is a hippy haven, but lots of small towns aren't

I grew up in Oregon in a little town called Myrtle Creek...sure there were a couple hippies, and there was a health-food store with our town's 2 lesbians, but that didn't make up for all the Republicans and bible thumpers. I live in Corvallis now which is a medium-sized college town, so we have more hippies, but there are still plenty of rednecks. Oregon is a weird mix of rednecks, hippies, and redneck-hippies (a strange variety to be sure). Also, there are the yuppies, but they mostly live in Bend and the bigger cities. Anyway, the point is it's not one big hippy wonderland or anything. But it's great anyway.


Oregon
Posted by John Dooley on 2002-09-21 01:51:05
Hi folks! I'm looking for hippies to interview for an article I'm researching. Anyone in the Portland area care to submit to an interview concerning your lifestyle? I prefer talking to someone with the balls (or tits) enough to combat my q's with intelligence and humor. Be advised, I don't disagree with your hippyness, but I will play devil's advocate and mess with your head so you can mess back. All in good fun. Ya know? So, if you feel inclined to put your tits (or balls) in the ringer, please drop me a line. Let's make a beautiful article together. Thanks for your time and attention. John Dooley newfeet@hotmail.com

Oregon
Posted by Ben on 2002-05-10 22:09:22
If you're unlucky to be living in Klamath Falls (east of the cascades), which is a rather liberal unfriendly town, where political thinking that's to the left of Rush Limbaugh labels you a communist (and the local newpaper belittles and ridicules environmentalists, and often thinks that Pagans, New Agers, and non-Christians are bad, in the "Letters to the Editor" column), there one little bit of sanity downtown on Main Street. The shop is called "B-Girl and the Wild Things". It's probably the only hippie-oriented store in town. They sells beads, born-again Pagan bumper stickers, incense, jewelry, etc. It reminds me a whole lot of those little shops in Seattle that have similar themes. People from high school kids to old-time hippies come to buy things there. With the exception of "B-Girl" and a few art galleries adjacent to Main Street, it's back to normal in Klamath Falls (shops that cater to the cowboy mentality, a "Jesus Saves" billboard sign, ugly strip malls, like Wal-Mart on the outskirts of town).

Oregon
Posted by lovesa on 2002-03-25 01:13:30   My Score:
hell yes! i have tons of friends that live in falls city and a little place called dallas (not very friendly to liberal types) right next to it. but yeah Falls City is a great place to live and hang out. i am VERY proud to say that i have been raised in and around Corvallis Oregon my whole life and i love it here. i think the most part of the quote "old hippies dont die" is totally true!

Oregon
Posted by Ben on 2002-03-04 20:50:42
Be careful where in Oregon you settle. I had a really bad experience living on the coast. From 1986 to 1995 I had lived in Florence, which was incredibly intolerant and bigoted. This was a place everyone voted Republican, and not going to church was a big no-no. Their local high school, which I was very unlucky to have attended was the kind of school where kids get picked on if they didn't follow the jock/preppie/Christian fanatic crowd. It was the kind of school where far more emphasis was put on sports than on education. What was really cool was when I got to go out of Florence to Eugene, the drive on Hwy. 126 was simply unbelievable and it looks like the type of place hippies would hide out in. I remember as a small kid living in Butler Rd. around 1976-1978, which was some 20 miles NW of Eugene (several miles north of Elmira and Veneta), it was like living the hippie's dream come true. My dad owned an old, ran-down VW Microbus camper, and the home, although it too was ran down, was like a hippie's dream come true. I got to experience the hippie lifestyle in an era of disco, The Eagles, Boston, Foreigner, etc., especially since I wasn't alive in the 1960s (I was born in 1972). Basically the impression I get of Oregon is anywhere from the Cascade foothills to the Coast Range is a hippie haven, but the coast itself, at least where I live isn't. Also avoid living east of the Cascades. I now live in Lakeview, about 95 miles east of Klamath Falls, Lakeview is not a particularly hippie friendly town. The ranching mentality rules this town. What few hippies who used to live here lived on the south side of town in those old, ran down houses. I've been called "faggot" for having long hair in Lakeview, so that in itself makes Lakeview hippie unfriendly. So try Eugene or Portland, or many of the communties in the Coast Range and Cascade foothills, avoid the coast itself and east of the Cascades.