I just wandered upon this posting and thought I'd save you some searching! Gales Creek is a tiny little place about 45 miles NE of Portland, in the NW part of the state. It's located about 12 miles from Forest Grove in Washington County on Hwy 8 toward Tillamook, Oregon. It's a great place of much beauty near the Tillamook National Forest. If you need any more leads, just holler. My gr, gr grandfather was also a pioneer in the area. Please note that is Gales with an s.