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Founded by a local landowner, Brightwood recieved its name for the view of the shinning sun on the cottonwood in the spring. Brightwood is an unincorporated tourist-oriented community within the Mt. Hood corridor off U.S. 26.

As part of its history the "Barlow Road" is as old as the Oregon Trail. It runs beside a section of the Sandy Creek and through the "back yard" of the city providing a breath taking veiw of the mountains.

Brightwood is home to many of the local ski and snowboarding opportunities in the area. It provides an area that most people will stop to make sure that they have all the gear needed before making the trip into the wilderness.

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08/23 Coming to The area
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower and Music Festival Eugene OR May19 A day of wildflowers, music, food, crafts, and microscopes!
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.
4th Annual Tenor Guitar Gathering Astoria OR May30-June2 You'll hear guitars, ukeleles, banjos, and fiddles playing their tunes at the tenor guitar gathering.