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town guide:

Baker City, Oregon

The following town guide to Baker City, Oregon was written during the COVID-19 pandemic. Business hours are likely to change in the future as the pandemic abates.

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town information

Baker City is a full-service city that is not on the trail but can serve as a starting/ending point for section hikes on the Elkhorn Crest. It can also be reached via transit or the Elkhorn Taxi from Sumpter.

Elevation: 3,450 feet

Population: 9,800

Getting there from the trail: Baker City is 29 miles from Sumpter, 27 miles from Anthony Lakes, and 45 miles from La Grande.

map of Baker City with town amenities

town amenities

Post Office

Address and Phone Number: 1550 Dewey Ave, Baker City, OR 97814  541-523-8593

Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday (closed Saturday and Sunday)

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Groceries

Baker City has numerous full-service grocery stores. Below are several options:

Safeway

Website: https://local.safeway.com/safeway/or/baker-city/1205-campbell-st.html

Address and Phone Number: 1205 Campbell St, Baker City, OR 97814  541-523-7276

Hours: 6:00 am – 11:00 pm 7 days a week

Grocery Outlet

Website: https://groceryoutlet.com/circulars/storeid/379

Address and Phone Number: 297 Campbell St, Baker City, OR 97814  541-523-1126

Hours: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm 7 days a week

Baker Food Co-op

Website: http://www.bakerfoodcoop.org/

Address and Phone Number: 2008 Broadway St, Baker City, OR 97814  541-523-6281

Hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Wednesday and Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Thursday – Friday, and closed Sunday

Cafes and Restaurants

Baker City has numerous restaurants, cafes, and fast food options. Below are a few options.

 

Barley Brown's Brew Pub 

Taphouse and restaurant serving dinner. Canned beer to go. Website: http://barleybrownsbeer.com/

Address and Phone Number: 2190 Main St, Baker City, OR 97814  541-523-4266

Hours: 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm Tuesday – Saturday, closed Sunday – Monday


 

El Erradero Mexican Restaurant

Website: https://www.facebook.com/El-Erradero-116884351664153/

Address and Phone Number: 2100 Broadway St, Baker City, OR 97814   541-523-2327

Hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm 7 days a week


 

Sweet Wife Baking

Website: https://www.sweetwifebaking.com

Address and Phone Number: 2028 Main St, Baker City, OR 97814  541-403-6028

Hours: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm Tuesday – Sunday (closed Monday)

Lone Pine Cafe

Popular Baker City restaurant, but temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Website: https://www.facebook.com/thelonepineface/

Address and Phone Number: 1825 SE Main St, Baker City, OR 97814  541-523-1805

Hours: Temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

Lodging

Baker City has a number of lodging options. Below are a few centrally located options:

 

Bridge Street Inn

On-site laundry, continental breakfast, and WiFi. All 38 rooms have cable TV, refrigerator, and microwave. Website: https://www.bridgestreetinnmotel.com/

Address and Phone Number: 134 Bridge St, Baker City, OR 97814  541-523-6571

Rates: $65+/night

 

Oregon Trail Motel and Restaurant

Attached restaurant. Swimming pool. Rooms have WiFi, cable TV, air conditioning, refrigerator, and microwave. Website: https://www.oregontrailmotelrestaurant.com/

Address and Phone Number: 211 Bridge St, Baker City, OR 97814  541-523-5844

Rates: $55+/night

Geiser Grand Hotel

Historic landmark with a restaurant and mini-market. Rooms have WiFi, cable TV, DVDs, air conditioning, and room service is available. Website: http://www.geisergrand.com/

Address and Phone Number: 1996 Main St, Baker City, OR 97814  541-523-1889

Rates: $109+/night

Outfitter

 

Kicks Sportswear

Kicks Sportswear is not a full outfitter but has a selection of trail runners, insoles, Farm to Feet socks, Under Armour underwear and baselayers, ankle braces, North Face fleece jackets, and more. Website: https://www.facebook.com/KicksSportswear/

Address and Phone Number: 1801 Main St, Baker City, OR 97814  541-523-7463

Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday, and closed Sunday and Monday

Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware has a decent sporting goods section with DEET, emergency blankets, bear spray, fuel canisters, backpack buckles, cord locks, tent repair kits, sewing kits, gear ties, snowshoes, and more. Website: https://www.acehardware.com/store-details/10443/

Address and Phone Number: 2200 Resort St, Baker City, OR 97814  541-523-3371

Hours: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday, and 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday

Laundry

Elm Street Laundry

Address: 944 Elm St, Baker City, OR 97814

Hours: 6:30 am - 10:30 pm 7 days a week

ATM

There are several banks with ATMs in Baker City.

Library

Baker County Library

Address and Phone Number: 2400 Resort St, Baker City, OR 97814   541-523-6419

Hours: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday, and 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Sunday

Fuel Canisters

Isobutane fuel canisters are available from Ace Hardware.

Medical Services

St. Luke’s Clinic—Eastern Oregon Medical Associates

St. Luke's Clinic accepts walk-ins. Website: https://www.stlukesonline.org/communities-and-locations/facilities/clinics/st-lukes-clinic--eastern-oregon-medical-associates

Address and Phone Number: 3950 17th St, Baker City, OR 97814  541-523-1001

Hours: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Saturday, closed Sunday

Safeway Pharmacy

Website: https://local.pharmacy.safeway.com/or/baker-city/1205-campbell-st.html

Address and Phone Number: 1205 Campbell St, Baker City, OR 97814  541-523-6743
Hours: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday, and 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Sunday

Rite Aid Pharmacy

Website: https://www.riteaid.com/locations/or/baker-city/1217-campbell-street.html

Address and Phone Number: 1217 Campbell St, Baker City, OR 97814  541-523-2138
Hours: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday, and 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Sunday

U.S. Forest Service Offices​

Whitman Ranger District

Website: http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/w-w/about/lgrd.shtml

Address and Phone Number: 1550 Dewey Ave, Baker City, OR 97814  541-523-6391

Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday (closed Saturday and Sunday)

Cell Service
  • Verizon

  • T-Mobile

  • AT&T

Public Transit and Shuttles

Northeast Oregon Public Transportation

Northeast Oregon Public Transportation provides connections between Baker City and La Grande Monday through Friday. A summer shuttle provides service to Joseph and the Wallowa Lake Trailhead (the northern terminus of the Blue Mountains Trail). Be sure to check with Northeast Oregon Public Transportation for the current schedule. Website: https://ccno.org/publictransit/

Phone Number: 541-426-3840

Grant County People Mover

Grant County People Mover provides service between Baker City and John Day on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Connecting service from John Day to Bend and the Redmond Airport is available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Website: https://grantcountypeoplemover.com/

Phone Number: 541-575-2370

The Elkhorn Taxi

Taxi service in Baker City provides rides to/from Sumpter and Anthony Lakes. They recommend you schedule the ride at least 24 hours in advance.

Phone Number: 541-519-6196

Greyhound

Greyhound provides service between Baker City and Boise, Portland, and other cities. Check the website for schedules and fares. Website: https://www.greyhound.com/en/

Other Services

The Trailhead

The Trailhead is a full-service bike and ski shop. They do not currently offer hiking gear but may in the future. Website: http://thetrailheadbakercity.com/

Address and Phone Number: 1828 Main St, Baker City, OR 97814  541-523-1668

Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday – Saturday (closed Sunday and Monday)

Area Attractions​

Baker Heritage Museum

The Baker Heritage Museum is an interpretive center of Baker County, including Native American artifacts, Chinese history, and Wally Byam’s Airstream experience (the founder of Airstream travel trailers). Website: http://www.bakerheritagemuseum.com/index.html

Address and Phone Number: 2480 Grove St, Baker City, OR 97814  541-523-9308

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