My husband is close to accepting a position in The Dalles, OR and I was wondering if anyone can tell me about the local hospital, Mid-Columbia Medical Center. Does it have a good reputation? Good place to work? Flexible scheduling? Can anyone tell me about the city of The Dalles? My sister lives in Portland, so we are familiar with all the tourist spots (Cannon Beach, Bend, Hood River), but have never been to The Dalles. Is the quality of life good? I've read posts in City-Data that refers to the people of The Dalles as "rednecks," but they don't define what a redneck is...this is hard for me to believe. What are the people like? Friendly? Liberal? Environmentally conscious? Any information or advice you can give would be greatly appreciated!!