Arlington, Oregon is located on the mighty Columbia River, Arlington is a peaceful community and a paradise for water lovers. Spend your afternoon swimming and picnicking at the lush Earl Snell Memorial Park or try your hand windsurfing, kite boarding or paddle boarding on the Columbia River or in our quaint marina.
If dry land is more your speed, check out the region's newest crop: windmills, whose clusters of white pillars and massive turbines rise up in all directions and are mesmerizing.
Arlington's laid-back pace, friendly folks, and big skies are a great way to slow down and take in the peace and serenity of Oregon's natural beauty. (cityofarlingtonoregon.com)
Just 40 miles South
The town of Condon grew out of a settlement that formed around Summit Springs, an abundant fresh water source that attracted Native Americans and new settlers, many from Scotland, Ireland, England and Germany, who took part in a booming sheep industry.
Condon is the county seat of Gilliam County and its economy continues to center around agriculture – dry land wheat and cattle-raising operations that have sustained the area since the early days. The area’s economy has been energized by the establishment of Waste Management, Inc.’s solid and chemical waste landfill and treatment facilities and more recently by the steadily growing wind energy industry.
The wind farms in northern Sherman, Gilliam and Morrow counties are considered the world’s largest wind farm.