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About La Grande

Nestled among the Blue Mountains and the Eagle Cap Wilderness, La Grande Oregon is located in the center of the largest fully-enclosed valley in North America. The town itself is approximately 13,000 people and is a nationally accredited Tree Town.

Eastern Oregon University and the numerous boutiques, coffee shops, dive bars, jam sessions, lakes, rivers, drifters and train cars help to define the cultural landscape. It’s pretty alright here.

Here’s a fancy Google Map just for you.

Video Still, Country Story

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Dining

Looking for a spot to grab a bite? If you’re feeling some pulled pork sandwiches, stop by The BBQ Shack. If you’re just trying throw back a cold one, Terminal Gravity will be on tap throughout the weekend.

Additional dining recommendations are Ten Depot Street, Mamacita’s, Joe & Sugars (the perfect Saturday morning breakfast spot), The Longbranch, Golden Crown, Bangkok East, Benchwarmers, The Sub Shop or Raul’s Taqueria (across the street from the Granada). These are all within walking distance of our venues, and worth stopping by if you’re in need of some quick fuel or a quiet moment.

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Lodging

Royal Motor Inn (walking distance)
1510 Adams Ave (map)
La Grande, OR 97850
T: 541.963.4154 or
800.990.7575

*FREE Wifi, parking, cable tv, direct-dial telephones and work desks. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combo, and most rooms include a refrigerator and microwave oven.

Rodeway Inn Hotel (walking distance)
402 Adams Ave. (map)
La Grande, OR 97850
T: 541.962.7143

Best Western Plus Rama Inn & Suites
1711 21st Street
La Grande, OR 97850
T: 541.963.3100 // Website

Americas Best Value Sandman Inn

2410 E. R Ave
La Grande, OR 97850
T: 541.963.3707
*Reduced rates for EOFF-ers

The La Grande Inn
2612 Island Ave
La Grande OR ‎97850
541.963.7195 // Website
*Reduced rates for EOFF-ers

For additional hotels in the area, peep this list.

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Transportation

Public transportation is accessible via Northeast Oregon Transit, which operates a retro trolly bus around town. View the trolly schedule, map, etc. here.

Rickshaw Grimshaw Taxi Service
When the parties spill out into the streets, keep an eye out for a pair of colorful rickshaws. These puppies are designed to give a smooth, late night cruise—between venues or after evening shows. Check ’em out online, and make sure to tip your driver!

Rickshaw Grimshaw EOFF

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Recreation

You can venture up to MERA (Mt. Emily Recreation Area) where you’ll find expansive views and great trails for hiking. If you’re feeling like a drive through the countryside, head on out to Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area for some great birding and more beautiful views.

Throw a round of disc at Eastern Oregon University’s 9-hole frisbee golf course. Take the old Hwy.30 to the neighobring town of Union for some history by way of Hot Lake Springs—a bronze foundry, gallery, lodging and dining establishment sitting on top of a natural hot spring. It’s a beautiful spot, and some people claim it’s haunted (dun dun dun).

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Need more info?

Try these folks…
Union County Chamber of Commerce or La Grande Main Street.