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What can you tell me about Goldendale, WA?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Gunner3456, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Looks like I'm going to have to spend quite a bit of time there, and for some reason I've never been there.

    What's it like, other than a town of about 3,700 people?

    Oops. Sorry mods. Please move this if you wish - wrong section. <done>
     
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  2. WAYNO

    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Looks just like rural Southern Oregon, except it's in the gorge. Lots of oak trees, as well as pines. You can throw in a few Doug fir, too, but mostly it's Eastern Oregon type trees and weeds.

    Tons of wildlife. Everything you'll see in Southern Oregon, you'll see around Goldendale, except the deer will mostly be Mule Deer. And, lots of very rural property for sale, outside of town.

    And if you tell the locals you're from Medford, they'll laugh because you're from the big city.

    WAYNO.
     
  3. Mr. Black

    Mr. Black Zigzag, OR Member

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    I have a friend who lives up there. It is a nice "one horse" town. It is a high desert type of terrain so it gets plenty of sunshine and lots of snow in winter.

    It is reasonably close to the river and Oregon.

    Has a Dairy Queen (known as The Dairy Queen locally ;)).

    I don't see myself living there, but it is nice to visit.
     
  4. jankun

    jankun Portland Member

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    I spent lots of time working there. Stay at the quality inn. The pizza place on the east side of the street two blocks south of the traffic light where the laundrymat is has good eats. It is a quiet town with pass thru traffic between the gorge and Yakima. Not alot else going on there. The Dalles is 35-40 min away for shopping. Any specific questions PM me. Good luck.
     
  5. shlo812

    shlo812 Centralia/Chehalis WA Member

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    A few years ago I stopped there on a road trip with a friend and we stopped by Golden Lanes (the local bowling alley). It was a real neat oldtime place to hang out I thought.
     
  6. HalfNutz

    HalfNutz Kirkland (Juanita) Member

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    Two killer dirt bike race tracks, Eddieville (which you can see on the hillside south of town), and Starvation Ridge (further west). I make it down there a couple of times a year to race. They have the famous '24 Hours of Starvation Ridge' race down there at the end of October. It's sometimes 25 hours when the time change falls on the same weekend.

    Other than that it is dirt farming and small town.
     
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    DSbur Vancouver WA Member

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    Rolling wheat fields to the south, pine forests to the north. Head north on 97 to the pass, nice deer hunting but the Reservation border is up there somewhere. Small airport in town. A lot of activity locally with the wind generators there and abouts.
     
  8. Lloyd Braun

    Lloyd Braun Vancouver Active Member

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    waving tree winery
     
  9. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Since it's a general question I've moved it to "Off-Topic". ;)
     
  10. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Thanks ZeroRing. :)

    What's the town like physically? Is it quaint and nice, or is it junky? Is there "civic pride?"