Date of visit: May 28, 2012
Population: 1,826 (2010 Census)

The little town of Irrigon sits along the Columbia River. When the Bureau of Reclmation began digging reservoirs and canals to attract farmers to the area, a newspaper editor and agriculturalist changed the name from Stokes to Irrigon (a portmanteau of irrigation and oregon). The town wasn’t incorporated until 1957.

Welcome to Irrigon

Irrigon City Hall

Irrigon post office

Columbia River

Julie's Healthier Choice


Future library
UPDATE: Two years after my visit this library finally opened in 2014, only to have to shut its doors for nine months (article)