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A is for Adair Village

Adair Village is city in Benton County Oregon and a population of 840 at the 2010 Census. Adair Village is named for Camp Adair which was open 1942 to 1946. Camp Adair was a training camp for World War II and after the war some of the buildings were used by US Air-force from 1957 till 1969.

Adair Village came into existence after residents successfully formed the city which was incorporated in 1976. Several structures from Camp Adair were used as buildings for the new city. For example, city hall was housed in an original building from Camp Adair until fire destroyed it 2003. For more information about the history of Adair Village visit: Adair Living History.

On May 13, 2017 there will be a founders celebration for Adair Village for more information please visit: Official City Website .

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B is for Beaverton

B is Beaverton is in Washington County Oregon.The name was chosen because of the dams that beavers would create in a nearby body of water.  The city center of Beaverton is 11 miles west of Portland.

is for Beaverton is perhaps best known as being the home to Nike.  Nike is an interesting case because although the world headquarters are located in Beaverton the land on which the headquarters sits is considered unincorporated which means that Nike does not pay taxes to the city of Beaverton. Beaverton is also part of the silicon forest which means that many high tech companies have offices in the city.

My favorite piece of trivia about Beaverton that I found out while researching this post came from wikipedia: In the early 1920s, Beaverton was home to Premium Picture Productions, a movie studio which produced about fifteen films.

The sign that lets you know you're in Beaverton.

The sign that lets you know you’re in Beaverton

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A is for Astoria

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A is for Astoria……

Astoria is located on the Oregon coast and is named for John Jacob Astor who was an American Inventor. Lewis & Clark spent part of f 1805–1806 at Fort Clatsop which is located south of modern day Astoria. If you ride the waterfront trolley you will be able to see the rich history of Astoria and how much it has changed over the years.

If you’re a movie buff then you may have seen Astoria through the eyes of several movies including: The Goonies,  Short Circuit, The Black Stallion, Kindergarten Cop, Free Willy,

My favorite part of Astoria is driving across the bridge and you have the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Columbia River on the other side. Here is a picture that captures that well:

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Astoria the first stop in our journey of Oregon A to Z

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2015 A to Z Challenge: All about Oregon

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