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Old 01-15-2015, 10:22 PM   #1
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Huntington Oregon. Anyone been there?

Ah, another should I move to thread.

Jobs, population, amenities, housing, all that stuff is in check. This is what I'm curious about. Does anyone know or have met folks that live there? Does the town have a general positive feeling or is everyone pissed off?
Will find out first hand next week but if any inmates have feedback I'd love to hear it.
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Old 01-15-2015, 10:25 PM   #2
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Old 01-15-2015, 10:27 PM   #3
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Never heard of it.
Well that's a great start!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huntington,_Oregon
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Old 01-15-2015, 10:42 PM   #4
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Can you ride moto, ski, and afford a home and food while working a reasonable amount?

yes? Then go for it! What's the better half's opinion?
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Old 01-15-2015, 10:45 PM   #5
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Can you ride moto, ski, and afford a home and food while working a reasonable amount?

yes? Then go for it! What's the better half's opinion?
Yes, and all in!
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Old 01-15-2015, 10:45 PM   #6
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Never been to Huntington but I've always wanted to ride the Snake River Rd. that follows along the Snake between Huntington and Richland. Looks like nice country. Anything for sale along the river?
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Old 01-15-2015, 10:49 PM   #7
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Never been to Huntington but I've always wanted to ride the Snake River Rd. that follows along the Snake between Huntington and Richland. Looks like nice country. Anything for sale along the river?
Yes, but it's a bit out of our reach at the moment. Property is attainable in town for us now without selling in Bend. Looking to hold on to that for a bit.
Riding looks stellar and Anthony Lakes isn't too far away!

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Yes, but it's a bit out of our reach at the moment. Property is attainable in town for us now without selling in Bend. Looking to hold on to that for a bit.
Riding looks stellar and Anthony Lakes isn't too far away!
Could you get used to hills that don't have trees!

What about someplace like Tollgate? You could ski at Spout Springs
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The open hills will be fine. Ontario would be where work is located.
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People actually live in Huntington? I thought the only thing there was the port of entry and truck stop right next door...and everybody at both of those places was significantly disgruntled.
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Have you ever seen a port of entry that's not like that?
There is an actual town off the Interstate. We'll be there Thursday but for now I know they have a cafe, bar, tackle/bait store, post office, and a K-12 school that has something like 84 students.

Edit: the POE is about 5 miles south of town.
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Keep in mind that it can get really hot over there in the summer. Other then that I think it's pretty cool that you can ride the back way into Richland and from there up into the Oregon "alps"

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Old 01-16-2015, 10:19 AM   #13
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Keep in mind that it can get really hot over there in the summer. Other then that I think it's pretty cool that you can ride the back way into Richland and from there up into the Oregon "alps"

Good luck
Thanks! Yea the heat was something we discussed for sure. I can't wait to check that road out, it was one of the first things I noticed on the map. I see us spending a lot of time exploring up high this summer.
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My wife and I stayed at Farewell State park in a covered wagon, so that was pretty cool. We passed through Hunington a couple times and as I recall had a good meal or two there at a Mom and Pop style restaurant. Like most towns out that way it kind of has that feeling that it's struggling to stay alive (think Radiator Springs in the movie cars). Catfishing on Brownlee Reservoir was a happening thing when we were there. I know not a lot of help but at least no bad recollections.
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My wife and I stayed at Farewell State park in a covered wagon, so that was pretty cool. We passed through Hunington a couple times and as I recall had a good meal or two there at a Mom and Pop style restaurant. Like most towns out that way it kind of has that feeling that it's struggling to stay alive (think Radiator Springs in the movie cars). Catfishing on Brownlee Reservoir was a happening thing when we were there. I know not a lot of help but at least no bad recollections.
No, that's the kind of info I'm looking for. Thanks Mike. Any feedback is great. I didn't realize the Port of Entry was close to there till this morning.
The google earth views of the town seem like it's fairly well kept for a struggling town.
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