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town guide:

John Day, Oregon

The following town guide to John Day, 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

Downtown John Day is the southern terminus of the Blue Mountains Trail. The town is just north of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness, at the intersection of Highways 26 and 395.

 

John Day is a full-service town with a wide variety of restaurants and lodging options. 

Elevation: 3,087 feet

Population: 2,250

Getting there from the trail: The southern terminus of the Blue Mountains Trail is the 1188 Brewery located at 141 E Main St, John Day, OR, in the center of town.

map of John Day with town amenities

town amenities

Post Office

Address and Phone Number: 151 N Canyon Blvd, John Day, OR 97845  541-575-1294

Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday (closed Saturday and Sunday)

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Groceries

Chester’s Market

Chester’s is a full-service grocery. Website: http://www.mychesters.com/

Address and Phone Number: 631 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845  541-575-1899

Hours: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm 7 days a week

John Day Greenhouse at Oregon Pine

The Greenhouse offers locally grown fruits and vegetables. Website: https://www.johndaygreenhouse.com/

Address and Phone Number: 480 NW Johnson Drive, John Day, OR 97845  541-575-0028

Hours: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Monday – Friday (closed Saturday and Sunday)

Earthly Home Natural Market

Earthly Home Natural Market has a limited selection of natural foods, energy bars, fresh fruits and vegetables, bulk items, and protein/collagen powders. Website: https://www.facebook.com/earthlyhomenaturalmarket/

Address and Phone Number: 401 W Main St Suite B, John Day, OR 97845  541-575-0372

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

Cafes and Restaurants

 

1188 Brewing 

1188 Brewing is the southern terminus of the Blue Mountains Trail. It offers great food, beer, and other beverages to celebrate the trail. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Website: http://1188brewing.com/

Address and Phone Number: 141 E Main St, John Day, OR 97845  541-575-1188

Hours: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Monday – Saturday, and 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Sunday


 

Squeeze-In Restaurant and Deck

Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Address and Phone Number: 423 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845  541-575-1045

Hours: 6:30 am – 8:00 pm Monday – Saturday, and 6:30 am – 7:00 pm Sunday


 

The Outpost Pizza, Pub, & Grill

The Outpost serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, beer, and cocktails. Website: https://www.outpostpizzapubgrill.com/

Address and Phone Number: 201 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845  541-575-0250

Hours: 6:00 am – 9:00 pm 7 days a week

Dairy Queen

Website: https://www.dairyqueen.com/en-us/locations/or/john-day/106-s-canyon-blvd/6592/

Address and Phone Number: 106 S Canyon Blvd, John Day, OR 97845  541-575-2328

Hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm Wednesday – Monday, and 10:30 am – 9:00 pm Tuesday

Lodging

John Day offers a number of lodging options. Additional lodging options are available in Prairie City, which is 13 miles east of John Day.

 

Best Western

Rooms have WiFi, cable TV, microwave, refrigerator, air conditioning. Hotel has guest laundry, a hot tub, and an indoor swimming pool. Website: https://www.bestwestern.com

Address and Phone Number: 315 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845  541-575-1700

Rates: $120+/night

 

Dreamer’s Lodge Motel

Rooms have WiFi, cable TV, microwave, and refrigerator. Website: https://www.dreamerslodge.com/

Address and Phone Number: 144 N Canyon Blvd, John Day, OR 97845  541-575-0526

Rates: $70+/night

John Day Motel

Rooms have WiFi, cable TV, and air conditioning.

Address and Phone Number: 250 E Main St, John Day, OR 97845  541-575-9000

Rates: $70+/night

Camping

Grant County RV Park

Website: https://grantcountyoregon.net/237/RV-Park

Address and Phone Number: 411 NW Bridge St, John Day, OR 97845  541-575-1900

Rates: $15/night for a tent site, $30/night full RV hook up, and $5 for a shower

Outfitter

There is no outfitter in John Day. However, the Ace Hardware has a sporting goods section with fuel canisters, Under Armour base layers, Eno hammocks, tent repair kits, emergency ponchos, Backpackers Pantry meals, mosquito head nets, insect repellant, Aquaseal, Shoe Goo, seam sealer, tent stakes, Yaktrax, bicycle items, fishing items, and more.

Laundry

John Day RV Park and Laundromat

Address: 660 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845

Hours: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm 7 days a week

Showers​

Showers are available at the Grant County RV Park. Info above.

ATM

There are several banks with ATMs in John Day.

Library

Grant County Library

Website: http://www.grantcountylibrary.net/

Address and Phone Number: 507 S Canyon Blvd, John Day, OR 97845  541-575-1992

Hours: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Monday and Wednesday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm Tuesday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Thursday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Saturday, and closed Friday and Sunday

Fuel Canisters

Isobutane fuel canisters are available from Ace Hardware and True Value Hardware. Info below.

Medical Services

Strawberry Wilderness Community Clinic

Website: https://bluemountainhospital.org/locations/strawberry-wilderness-community-clinic-location/

Address and Phone Number: 170 Ford Rd, John Day, OR 97845  541-575-0404

Hours: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm 7 days a week

Len’s Pharmacy

Website: https://www.lensdrug.com/

Address and Phone Number: 120 E Main St, John Day, OR 97845  541-575-0629
Hours: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Saturday, and closed Sunday

U.S. Forest Service Offices​

Malheur National Forest Office

Website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/malheur

Address and Phone Number: 431 Patterson Bridge Rd, John Day, OR 97845  541-575-3000

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

Cell Service
  • Verizon

  • T-Mobile

  • AT&T

Public Transit and Shuttles

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

John Day Taxi

The John Day Taxi will provide rides anywhere throughout the region.

Phone Number: 541-620-4255

Other Services

Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware has an extensive sporting goods section, including isobutane fuel canisters. Website: https://www.acehardware.com/store-details/08040

Address and Phone Number: 652 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845  541-575-0549

Hours: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday – Saturday, and 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Sunday

True Value Hardware

True Value has a small sporting good section, including isobutane fuel canisters. Website: https://stores.truevalue.com/or/john-day/5223/

Address and Phone Number: 161 E Main St, John Day, OR 97845  541-575-0632

Hours: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday – Saturday, and 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Sunday

Radio Shack

Radio Shack is a Verizon authorized retailer. Website: https://www.facebook.com/RadioShack-866774856814880/?rf=1679522915597351

Address and Phone Number: 137 E Main St, John Day, OR 97845  541-575-1637

Hours: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday, and closed Sunday

Grant County Chamber of Commerce

Website: https://www.gcoregonlive.com/

Address and Phone Number: 301 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845  541-575-0547

Area Attractions​

Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site

The Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site is a former medical clinic, general store, community center, and residence that was originally constructed in 1865. For over 60 years it served as a social, medical, and religious center for Oregon's Chinese community. It is now an Oregon State Park. Website: http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_8.php

Address and Phone Number: 125 NW Canton St, John Day, OR 97845  541-575-2800

Hours: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm 7 days a week

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is 35 miles from downtown John Day but is worth the trip. It contains a fossil record spanning forty million years—one of the richest fossil beds in North America. It is managed by the National Park Service. Website: https://www.nps.gov/joda/index.htm

Address and Phone Number: 32651 Hwy 19, Kimberly, OR 97848  541-987-2333

Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 7 days a week

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