: Painted Hills, Oregon

Eastern Oregon

Welcome to Oregon’s corner of the Wild West.

Sagebrush plains, rimrock vistas, craggy mountains and unspoiled rivers define this landscape, which calls out for backcountry exploring. Find a section of the Oregon Trail, fish for trout in a Wild and Scenic River, kick up your heels at a rodeo or stay the night on a working cattle ranch.

Take in the open skies and breathe the fresh air while encountering some of the kindest folks on the planet. It’s all here in Oregon’s biggest, wide-open region.

Trip Ideas

  • Oregon’s Most Off-the-Grid Road Trips
    Do you crave an off-the-grid road trip? Then point the car toward Eastern, Central and Southern Oregon, where blacktop winds for thousands of miles through thick forests, windswept hills and rippled volcanic landscapes. Here’s a... More
  • A Grand Time in La Grande
    What’s grand about La Grande? The scenery, for starters. About midway between Pendleton and Baker City on Interstate 84, this friendly town four hours east of Portland is smack in the majestic Blue Mountains, along... More
  • Where Tribal Stories Come to Life
    This is my family’s first visit to Tamástslikt Cultural Institute (pronounced Tah-must-slickt) near Pendleton. We’ve driven through the same lands crossed by Lewis and Clark, waves of traders, 19th century Christian missionaries and Oregon Trail... More
    Lynne Curry, Guest Author

Average Weather



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Cowboy Country

Keeping it Classic in Pendleton
Pendleton, Eastern Oregon
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Pendleton, Eastern Oregon
Let ’er Buck This Summer
Pendleton, Eastern Oregon
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Fresh Local Beef in Cowboy Country
Hermiston, Eastern Oregon

Summer fun in Eastern Oregon

Celebrate Oregon’s Native Culture at a Powwow
Making Memories in the Wallowa Mountains
6 Secret Campgrounds in Eastern Oregon
Living History in Northeast Oregon
Baker City, Eastern Oregon
Mountain Biking at Anthony Lakes
North Powder, Eastern Oregon
Cowgirl Escapes to Eastern Oregon
Hit the Highway to Hells Canyon
Eastern Oregon Lake Hikes

Natural wonders in Eastern Oregon

Painted Hills
The Wallowas
Hells Canyon
The Alvord Desert
Frenchglen, Eastern Oregon
Owyhee Wild & Scenic River
Jordan Valley, Eastern Oregon
Pillars of Rome
Steens Mountain Loop
276Mi, Extreme
Frenchglen, Eastern Oregon
Clarno Unit – John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Eastern Oregon Cities

Baker City
La Grande

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Eastern Oregon


Ask Oregon

Is part of the Oregon Trail still visible in Eastern Oregon?

There are two great spots that I would suggest to see the Oregon Trail. One is Blue Mountain Crossing, just off I-84, about nine miles west of La Grande. It’s a half-mile paved, easy accessible trail that follows some of the best preserved and most scenic traces of the Oregon Trails. Blue Mountain Crossing has discovery trails where you…

Official State Welcome Center

Ontario Welcome Center

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Ontario, OR 97914
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