The City of Ridgefield is home to the Ridgefield Spudders football team in homage to the town’s potato farming past. It is also the home of U-Haul, the nationwide moving truck company.
Originally, the town was called Union Ridge, after scores of Union veterans moved out west after the Civil War. Today it is a quaint city with a Mayberry-like small town feel, yet with access to Interstate 5 it is just minutes from Portland.
Visitors as well as longtime residents love to frequent the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, located on 5300 acres between the city and the scenic Columbia River.
Folks come from all over the county to witness the famous old-fashioned Independence Day Parade. Complete with floats, a band, fireworks, and more, there is something for everyone in on the 4th of July. To learn more, please visit their website here.
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