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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
New "neighbors" include many different kinds of people, too varied to describe them all. Here are a few:
International private corporations buying up vast tracts of land (tens of thousands of acres) with public grants and private donations, but with few funds to manage those lands, these corporations happen to be non-profit, but have difficulty funding the part of their mission that would involve local/indigenous communities or stewardship.
High net worth individuals buying up vast tracts of land (tens of thousands of acres) for private hunting preserves they can visit occasionally, and for whom minimizing interaction with the local population often seems to be a high priority.
People who can be hard to meet because they aren't here much, part-timers, buying 160 acre "lots" and building new houses.
Mentally ill folks arriving to receive residential care in a rural small town setting, generally low income and basically friendly.
Younger families, returnees and twenty-somethings looking for some of the typical Oregon lifestyle - outdoor recreation, clean living, creative soup, and who often are attracted to a place they feel has a sense of community and family, and who often have to start a business or three and travel a lot to make ends meet.
Retirees or semi-retired, some wanting to be closer to children.
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