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Dufur is in the Columbia Gorge of Oregon.


Dufur, a city of 600 people, is a farming community which primarily grows wheat, tree fruit and grapes. Its founders' names are a corruption of the French name "DuFour" (of the oven).

From 1913 to 1928, Dufur was a stop on the Great Southern Railroad, a former 41-mile short line which ran south along Fifteen Mile Creek from The Dalles to Friend. It once had an electric-powered sawmill and, until 1921, large apple orchards. Little remains of the abandoned railway but the former The Dalles depot, moved to a site at the base of Brewery Grade. Friend, Oregon is now a ghost town where little remains but the Friend Store, a one-room schoolhouse, and a cemetery.

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By car[edit]

  • Dufur is 13 miles (22km) south of The Dalles on US Highway 197. From I-84, exit onto 197 just east of The Dalles.

Get around[edit]

It is a small town so most folks walk where ever they go.




  • [dead link] Threshing Bee. second weekend of August. Community wide event to celebrate the harvest. Demonstrations and exhibits give a glimpse into the lives of early pioneers.
  • Country Christmas. second Saturday of December. Includes a craft fair, lighted tractor parade and old time music.
  • What the Festival, Dufur Mill Rd. mid-June, during summer solstice. Annual three-day interactive music and arts festival on a 250-acre Oregon ranch surrounded by the Mt. Hood National Forest with full, unobstructed views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams.


  • Kramer's Market, 121 NW Main St, +1 541 467-2455. The local market - beautifully restored to its era. Kramer's is a full service market including a fresh meats and deli counter.


  • We3 Coffee and Deli, 576 NE 5th St, +1 541 467-2330.
  • Dufur Pastime Saloon & Restaurant, 25 Heimrich St, +1 541 467-9248. Restaurant, bar and grill, beer tavern and saloon with Internet, jukebox, pool tables,




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