• Experience the beautyof Wasco County

    Do you love to explore the great outdoors? Want to experience Oregon's history firsthand? Do you appreciate dramatic skies and wide open spaces? If so, Wasco County is the place for you. Come browse through Oregon's oldest bookstore, spend a day fishing or rafting on the Deschutes River, or enjoy local wines, beer and food set in stunning locations. From Mosier in the northwest corner to the Washington Family Ranch in the southeast corner, Wasco County has something for everyone.

  • Wild country,wild times

    The Netflix documentary, "Wild Wild Country" has spurred renewed interest in the Rajneesh era in Wasco County. Photos taken by Wasco County Planning department staff during that time are now available on our web site. Click the Learn More button to see them.

  • Wasco County 2040town halls

    Come share your input for Wasco County 2040, an update to our 30-year-old Comprehensive Plan for land use and development. Four upcoming events allow citizens to share ideas for developing a strong vision for Wasco County's future. Click the Learn More button for details.


Open Oregon Investment Board Position

The Oregon Investment Board (OIB) is seeking candidates interested in serving on the Oregon Investment Board in a position representing Wasco County. The Board is responsible for providing grants and loans to advance economic development interests on the Oregon side of the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. The Board sets policies, provides oversight for the economic development National Scenic Area funds managed by Mid-Columbia Economic Development District, analyzes loan and grant requests and participates in the Columbia Gorge Bi-State Advisory Council. The Oregon Investment Board is governed by a seven member Board with two representatives from each of the three Oregon counties in the National Scenic Area (Wasco, HoodRiver and Multnomah counties) and one at-large representative. Click here for application.

Wasco County 2040 Town Hall in Dufur

The Wasco County Planning Department will be hosting a town hall seeking citizen input for Wasco County 2040, an update to the 30-year-old Comprehensive Plan. Join them at Dufur City Hall from 5:30-7:30 pm.

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