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Hood River
Hood River County, Oregon


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Statistics & Facts

The Oregon state capital is Salem.
The population of Hood River is approximately 4,632 (1990), 7167 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,272 (1990), 2972 (2010).
The amount of land area in Hood River is 5.049 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.61 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hood River to Washington DC is 2398 miles.
The distance to the Oregon state capital is 93 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hood River is positioned 45.70 degrees north of the equator and 121.52 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Hood River average annual rainfall is 30.65 (precipitation) inches per year
The average low temperature is 34 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 67 degrees F.


I-84 on the Columbia River, about 60 miles east of Portland.
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History & History Related Items

Explorers Lewis and Clark passed by the Hood River area while traveling the Columbia River on their way to the Pacific Ocean on October 29, 1805. The explorers noted a small Indian Village at the mouth of the river and named it La Beasche in honor of their boatman, Francois La Beasche. They did not explore the area at this time.

In July 1854, Hood River had its first white residents. Nathaniel Coe, 66, and his wife, Mary, 53, took out donation land claims amounting to 319.92 acres. Coe had been sent from the east to establish post offices in the new territory and had selected the Dog River Valley to live in when he left government service. The Coes, joined by two of their four sons, built a house near what is today the heart of the city of Hood River.

Hood River's fertile land and cool temperatures make it an excellent fruit producing area. Being located on the Columbia River combined with the winds from the valley make Hood River an outstanding windsurfing and sailboarding community for those just looking to have fun, or for those who enjoy these sports at a competitive level. (Submitted by Lacy Kirkland, High Desert Middle School)
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Windsurfing, sailboarding, snowboarding, kayaking, horseback riding, golf, and fishing

Mount Hood Railroad
110 Railroad Avenue
Hood River, Oregon 97031
Phone: (800) TRAIN-61

Hood River County is known as the windsurfing capitol of the world, not to mention with majestic mountains behind.
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Hood River City Government

City Hall
PO Box 27
Hood River, Oregon
Phone: (541) 386-1488

Hood River Chamber

Hood River County Chamber of Commerce
Port Marina Park
Hood River, Oregon 97031
Phone: 541-386-2000
Toll-free: 800-366-3530

Hood River Organizations

Hood River County Chamber of Commerce
Port Marina Park
Hood River, Oregon 97031
Phone: 541-386-2000
Toll-free: 800-366-3530

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