Hood River County

Hood River County, Oregon

601 State St
Hood River, OR 97031
Phone: (541) 386-3970
Fax: (541) 386-9392

On northwestern border of OR, east of Portland; organized Jun 23, 1908 from Wasco County. Name Origin: For the river and the town; the river was named for either Samuel Hood (1724-1816), or for Arthur William Acland Hood (1824-1901), admirals in the British Navy

Area (sq mi):: 533.56 (land 522.35; water 11.21) Population per square mile: 40.70
Population 2005: 21,284 State rank: 26 Population change: 2000-20005 4.30%; 1990-2000 20.80% Population 2000: 20,411 (White 70.70%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 25.00%; Asian 1.50%; Other 19.10%). Foreign born: 16.40%. Median age: 35.30
Income 2000: per capita $17,877; median household $38,326; Population below poverty level: 14.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,815-$23,676
Unemployment (2004): 7.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.70% Median travel time to work: 19.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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As students at Looking Glass Riverfront School and Career Center, we don't appreciate Nestle going into Hood River County to pump water from Oxbow Springs.
Hops Fest started as a tribute to the great, fresh-hopped microbrews of the Pacific Northwest, and that still is the reason that thousands of people attend," said Kerry Cobb, Executive Director of the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce, which puts on the event.
com)-- Hood River County and the Columbia River Gorge are jumping into the summer season with a wide variety of activities in June, where you'll find something for everyone.
In May 2010, the three branches of the Hood River County Public Library in Oregon, which served a community of 21,000 people, closed their doors for economic reasons.
For more information on staying and playing in Hood River, contact the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce (www.
Hood River County has primarily fruit orchards, and Washington County has a combination of berry and vegetable crops and nurseries.
Additionally, Tamura assures readers that copies of her tapes (no mention is made of transcripts) will be deposited at the Oregon Historical Society and the Hood River County Museum.
Participants in the Steering Committee will include repre sentatives from The City of Cascade Locks, Oregon Department of Avia tion, State Aviation Board, Pilots Association, Hood River County, Port of Hood River, Mid-Columbia Economic Development District, Business Oregon, Oregon Department of Transportation, Regional Solutions, and Cascade Columbia Housing Corporation.
But that's just what Nestl wants to do in Hood River County.
Hopefully we can help change the buying practices of visitors," says Genevieve Scholl, head of public affairs and marketing for the Hood River County Chamber and Visitors Council.