Hood River Valley - Region 4
An Overview of Hood River Valley
The Hood River Valley agricultural region lays claim to some of the most fertile land in Oregon. With a population of 85,529 people (as of the 2010 Census) on 10,537.4 square miles of land, it is a sparsely populated, but high producing area (over $627 million in gross farm/ranch sales in 2009). Hood River County boats the state's highest production of cherries and pears, two of the state's most iconic types of fruit. Morrow County, on the eastern edge of the region, is the state's highest producer of potatoes. The region boasts some of the best land in the state for growing wheat; in fact, four of the top five wheat-producing counties of Oregon are in the region. The landscape is perhaps the most diverse of any agricultural region in the state. One could start a morning drive near Mt. Hood and travel through plains, high desert, Painted Hills, fossil beds and visit some of the best whitewater rafting in the country. Come visit this wonderful, multifaceted area of Oregon today and discover it's true beauty!