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town guide:

La Grande, Oregon

The following town guide to La Grande, 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

La Grande marks what we consider the midway point of the Blue Mountains Trail. It is a full-service city with an excellent outfitter, numerous restaurants and lodging options, and nearly any other service for hikers. La Grande is a great place for long-distance hikers to take a “zero” (day off).

We are headquartered in La Grande. Please let us know if you'd like to come in to say hi when you are in town. We'd love to hear about your hike.

Elevation: 2,785 feet

Population: 13,610

Getting there from the trail: The trail passes through the center of La Grande.

map of La Grande with town amenities

town amenities

Post Office

Address and Phone Number: 1202 Washington Ave, La Grande, OR 97850  541-962-7539

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

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Groceries

La Grande has numerous full-service grocery stores. Below are several options:

Safeway

Website: https://local.safeway.com/safeway/or/la-grande/2111-adams-ave.html

Address and Phone Number: 2111 Adams Ave, La Grande, OR 97850  541-663-2700

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

Walmart Supercenter

Website: https://www.walmart.com/store/1889-island-city-or

Address and Phone Number: 11619 Island Ave, Island City, OR 97850  541-963-6783

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

Market Place Fresh Foods

Website: https://www.marketplacefreshfoods.com/

Address and Phone Number: 11619 Island Ave, Island City, OR 97850  541-963-6783

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

La Grande Farmers' Market

Fresh local produce, meat, and baked goods. The market runs from May through October on Tuesday afternoon and Sunday morning. Website: http://www.lagrandefarmersmarket.org/

Address and Phone Number: 2006 Fourth St, La Grande, OR 97850  541-786-8999

Hours: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Saturday and 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Tuesday (closed all other days)

Nature's Pantry

Natural Foods, Supplements, Organic Produce, Juice Bar & Deli. Website: https://naturespantry.life/

Address and Phone Number: 1907 Fourth St, La Grande, OR 97850  541-963-7955

Hours: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday, and closed Saturday

Cafes and Restaurants

La Grande has numerous restaurants, cafes, and fast food options. Below are a few centrally located options.

 

Side A Brewing 

Great food and beer in downtown La Grande. Website: http://www.sideabeer.com/

Address and Phone Number: 1219 Washington Ave, La Grande, OR 97850  541-605-0163 

Hours: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Monday – Thursday and 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm Friday – Sunday


 

Hought’s 24 Flavors

The trail passes right in front of Hought’s. It’s a great place to grab an ice cream or burger. Website: https://www.facebook.com/Houghts-24-Flavors-291787912770/

Address and Phone Number: 602 Adams Ave, La Grande, OR 97850  541-962-7856

Hours: 11:30 am – 9:00 pm Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm Sunday, and closed Monday


 

Le Bebe Cakes Bakery

Scones, croissants, quiche, croissants, cake, and a full-service coffee and tea bar. Website: http://lebebecakes.com/

Address and Phone Number: 1101 Washington Ave, La Grande, OR 97850  541-963-2253

Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Wednesday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Sunday, and closed Monday and Tuesday

The Landing Hotel Restaurant 

The Landing is a historic boutique hotel in downtown La Grande. Breakfast and dinner are served on the main floor restaurant. Website: https://lagrandelandinghotel.com/dining/

Address and Phone Number: 1501 Adams Ave, La Grande, OR 97850  541-663-1501

Hours: Breakfast 7:30 am – 10:30 am 7 days a week. Dinner 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Tuesday – Saturday (closed Sunday and Monday)

Liberty Theater Cafe 

Breakfast and lunch sandwiches, salads, and coffee. Website: https://libertytheatrecafe.com/

Address and Phone Number: 1012 Adams Ave, La Grande, OR 97850  541-963-5413

Hours: Breakfast 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Thursday – Sunday (closed Monday –  Wednesday) 

Lodging

La Grande has a number of lodging options. Below are a few centrally located options:

 

America’s Best Value Sandman Inn

The motel has on-site laundry, WiFi, indoor pool, cable TV, and a business center. Website: https://www.redlion.com/americas-best-value-inn/or/la-grande/americas-best-value-sandman-inn

Address and Phone Number: 2410 East R Ave, La Grande, OR 97850  541-963-3707

Rates: $109+/night

 

Greenwell Motel

The trail passes the Greenwell just north of downtown La Grande.

Address and Phone Number: 305 Adams Ave, La Grande, OR 97850  541-963-4134

Rates:  $50+/night

 

Royal Motor Inn

The Royal Motor Inn is a budget motel in downtown La Grande. It has 40 rooms with cable TV, WiFi, and air conditioning. 

Address and Phone Number: 1510 Adams Ave, La Grande, OR 97850  541-963-4154

Rates:  $50+/night

The Landing Hotel

The Landing is a historic boutique hotel in downtown La Grande. Breakfast and dinner are served on the main floor restaurant. Website: http://www.lagrandelandinghotel.com/

Address and Phone Number: 1501 Adams Ave, La Grande, OR 97850  541-663-1501

Rates: $130+/night

Outfitter

 

Blue Mountain Outfitters

Blue Mountain Outfitters has an excellent selection of backpacking gear, clothes, shoes, and boots, as well as isobutane fuel canisters. Website: http://bluemtnoutfitters.com/

Address and Phone Number: 1124 Adams Ave, La Grande, OR 97850  541-624-3113

Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday – Saturday (closed Sunday)

Laundry

Blue Mountain Coin-Op Laundry

Address and Phone Number: 712 20th St, La Grande, OR 97850  541-786-0353

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

Bubbles Laundry

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Bubbles-Laundry-138268462982275/

Address and Phone Number: 2001 Adams Ave, La Grande, OR 97850  541-962-7578

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

ATM

There are several banks with ATMs in La Grande.

Library

Cook Memorial Library

Website: http://www.cookmemoriallibrary.org/

Address and Phone Number: 2006 Fourth St, La Grande, OR 97850  541-962-1339

Hours: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm Wednesday, and closed Saturday and Sunday

Fuel Canisters

Isobutane fuel canisters are available from Blue Mountain Outfitters and Walmart Supercenter.

Medical Services

La Grande Urgent Care

Website: https://www.clockwisemd.com/hospitals/5886/appointments/new

Address and Phone Number: 2011 Fourth St, La Grande, OR 97850  541-962-7808

Hours: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm Monday – Friday and 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday – Sunday

Grande Ronde Urgent Care

Website: https://www.grh.org/our-services/clinics/urgent-care/

Address and Phone Number: 10303 Walton Rd, La Grande, OR 97850  541-962-7845
Hours: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm Monday – Saturday and 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday

Safeway Pharmacy

Website: https://local.pharmacy.safeway.com/or/la-grande/2111-adams-ave.html

Address and Phone Number: 2111 Adams Ave, La Grande, OR 97850  541-663-2706
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/la-grande/2212-island-avenue.html

Address and Phone Number: 2212 Island Ave Suite 201, La Grande, OR 97850  541-963-8696
Hours: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday, and 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Sunday

Walmart Pharmacy

Website: https://www.walmart.com/store/1889-island-city-or

Address and Phone Number: 11619 Island Ave, Island City, OR 97850  541-963-5460
Hours: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm Monday, 6:00 am – 7:00 pm Tuesday, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm Wednesday – Friday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm Saturday, and 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Sunday

U.S. Forest Service Offices​

La Grande Ranger District

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

Address and Phone Number: 3502 US-30, La Grande, OR 97850  541-962-8500

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

Cell Service
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  • AT&T

Public Transit and Shuttles

Northeast Oregon Public Transportation

Northeast Oregon Public Transportation provides local bus service in La Grande and regional service to Baker City, Enterprise, and Joseph. A summer shuttle provides service to 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

Blue Mountain Taxi

Taxi service in La Grande that provides rides throughout the region.

Phone Number: 541-786-8579

Other Services

The Mountain Works

Great bike, ski, and climbing shop with beer taps. Website: http://www.mountainworksbicycles.com/

Address and Phone Number: 1301 Adams Ave, La Grande, OR 97850  541-963-3220

Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday – Saturday (closed Sunday)

Area Attractions​

Grande Hot Springs

Grande Hot Springs is 10 miles south of La Grande, with tent camping, RV hookups, yurts, vintage Airstream rental, and a tiny house. Private soaking tubs are available in the yurts; public soaking pools are available for all other types of lodging. WiFi and showers are available for guests. Website: https://grandehotsprings.com/

Address and Phone Number: 65182 Hot Lake Lane, La Grande, OR 97850  541-963-5253

Greater Hells Canyon Council Headquarters

Our headquarters is in the heart of downtown La Grande. We'd love to say hi and hear any stories you'd like to share from your time on the Blue Mountains Trail. Notify us in advance when you plan to stop by, and we'll be there to meet you. Website: https://www.hellscanyon.org

Address and Phone Number: 1119 Washington Ave, La Grande, OR 97850  541-963-3950

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