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Ontario is the gateway to arid desert beauty, stunning river canyons and towering mountain ranges. For centuries, the Snake, Malheur, Owyhee and Payette Rivers have supported life in this area along the Oregon-Idaho border, attracting people from all points of the compass. Named for these waterways, the Four Rivers Cultural Center represents the constant flow of people of varied ancestries — American Indian, Basque, European, Hispanic, Japanese — who call this area home.

Eastern Oregon

Ontario is located in Eastern Oregon, where miles of scenic byways, alpine wilderness, working cattle ranches and basalt canyons are still the place for explorers to make their mark.

Nearby cities are: Vale, Halfway, Jordan Valley, and Baker City.

an Oregon StoryRoad Trip: Ontario

by Eileen Garvin / January 31, 2014

There’s a town they call Ontario, and it’s not the one in the Neil Young song. Oregon’s Ontario, at the state’s eastern edge, is the gateway to arid desert beauty, stunning river canyons and towering mountain ranges. Any time of year, but…

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an Oregon StoryEastern Oregon Brews Byway

by Eileen Garvin / April 10, 2013

It’s fitting that Oregon, land of craft beer and gorgeous landscapes, would find a way to celebrate both. If the weatherhas you champing at the bit for wide open spaces and a tall cold one, we have just the trip for you. Saddle up and head out…

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an Oregon StoryGeocaching Treasure Hunts

by Eileen Garvin / May 13, 2014

It’s every kid’s dream: navigating an unknown trail with a secret map to discover hidden treasure. Only with geocaching, the map comes from GPS coordinates and the treasure is a logbook where you connect with previous explorers. According to…

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an ItineraryWild Beauty in the Owyhee Canyonlands

by Heidi Hagemeier / August 20, 2015

In Southeastern Oregon, far from the state’s signature moss-dripped forests, lies one of the most remote stretches of the American West. Only three paved roads cut across the Owyhee Canyonlands, a region of undulant sagebrush hills, rivers and…

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Find things to see and do In Ontario

  1.     Attractions
    1.     Amusement Parks
    2.     Aquariums & Zoos
    3.     Art Galleries & Studios
    4.     Casinos
    5.     Movies and TV filmed in Oregon
    6.     Museums & Interpretive Centers
    7.     Outdoors & Nature
    8.     Performing Arts
    9.     Shopping
    10.     Theater
    11.     Tour Companies & Guides
  2.     Recreation
    1.     Birding
    2.     Camping
    3.     Cycling
    4.     Fishing
    5.     Golf
    6.     Guides & Charters
      1.     Back Country Guides
      2.     Bicycle Guides
      3.     Charter Boats
      4.     Fishing Guides
      5.     Hunting Guides
      6.     Jet Boat Charters
      7.     Outdoor Guides
      8.     Whitewater Guides
    7.     Hiking
    8.     Indoor Sports
    9.     Jet Boating
    10.     Kayaking
    11.     Oregon Winter Trips
    12.     Rafting
    13.     Snow Sports
    14.     Sustainable Travel
  3.     Eat & Drink
    1.     Artisan Producers
    2.     Beer & Breweries
    3.     Cideries
    4.     Coffee & Tea
    5.     Culinary Experiences
    6.     Distilleries
    7.     Farmers' Markets
    8.     Farms & Farm Stays
    9.     Oregon Food Trips
    10.     Picking & Foraging
    11.     Ranches & Ranch Stays
    12.     Restaurants
      1.     American
      2.     Asian Fusion
      3.     Cajun / Creole
      4.     Chinese
      5.     French Bistros
      6.     Greek
      7.     Irish
      8.     Italian
      9.     Japanese
      10.     Latino
      11.     Mediterranean
      12.     Pacific Northwest
      13.     Pizza
      14.     Seafood
      15.     Southern
      16.     Thai
    13.     Seafood
    14.     Wineries & Wine
  4.     Oregon Heritage
    1.     Covered Bridges
    2.     Ghost Towns
    3.     Heritage Areas
    4.     Heritage Museums
    5.     Indian Country
    6.     Lighthouses
    7.     Old West & Oregon Trail
  5.     Natural Wonders
    1.     Bodies of Water
      1.     Lakes & Reservoirs
      2.     Rivers
      3.     Waterfalls
    2.     Forests, Parks & Refuges
      1.     National Forests & Parks
      2.     National Wildlife Refuges and Areas
      3.     State Parks
    3.     Mountains & Hills
  6.     Events
    1.     Animal & Agriculture Events
    2.     Culinary Events
    3.     Cultural Heritage Events
    4.     Exhibit & Lecture Events
    5.     Fairs & Festivals
    6.     Flower & Garden Events
    7.     Oregon Food Trips
    8.     Performing Art Events
    9.     Snow Sports
    10.     Sports Events
    11.     Visual Art Events
    12.     Volunteer Events
  7. All Places to Stay
  8.     Lodging
    1.     Bed and Breakfasts
    2.     Boutique Hotels
    3.     Farm or Ranch Stay
    4.     Glamping or Tree Houses
    5.     Hostels
    6.     Hotel / Motel
    7.     Resorts
    8.     Vacation Rentals
  9.     RV Parks
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Ontario Visitors & Convention Bureau 676 S.W. 5th Ave., Ontario 541.889.8012 or 866.989.8012 www.OntarioChamber.com
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