About Sisters, Oregon

Sisters, Oregon…home of the Hen’s Tooth.

Sisters is nestled at the base of the majestic Three Sisters and is named for these distinct volcanic peaks in the central Cascades Range. First settled as the Camp Polk military outpost in the mid-1800s, the town of Sisters was built on a foundation of ranching, farming, logging, and accommodating travelers crossing over the Cascades. The city was incorporated in 1946.

View of the Three Sisters Mountains From Indian Ford Meadows looking South towards Sisters, OR on Oct. 11, 2013

Sisters nestles against a backdrop of the Three Sisters Mountains, named Faith, Hope, and Charity by western missionaires.

By the early 1970’s resorts in the area encouraged residents to focus on tourism as a means of saving the beleaguered town. The lumber industry was in steep decline and agriculture had always been tenuous in Sisters’ high desert location. Town leaders decided to return Sisters to its roots, by establishing a building-code requirement of 1880’s design. Soon the town was transformed and, since that time, Sisters has become a magnet for tourists from all over the world.

The Hen’s Tooth has been a Sisters destination since 1978 and we plan on staying nested here for many years to come. Take a peak at our store gallery.


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