Baker City, Oregon


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

528 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
21 Votes - "Friendliest"
1 Votes - "Most Fun"


In Baker City’s second year running for Most Beautiful we saw even more of what this quaint small town has to offer. While the Geiser Grand Hotel is still a main attraction with its historic building, trade mark clock tower, and highly acclaimed food, our visit included the Adler House, Thomas Angus Ranch, Sumpter Valley Railroad and Oregon Trail Interpretive Center as well.

The Leo Adler House Museum explores the life of a Baker City philanthropist from the 1800s with tours, art, and dining on site. The Oregon Trail and Sumpter Valley Railroad also take visitors back in time to re-live westward expansion and gold country both with interactive offerings.

Thomas Angus Ranch raises cattle beneath the Elkhorn Mountains with real cowboys wrangling cattle and a party barn. Visitors may also enjoy fly fishing locally or attending community events like the annual Wooden Bat Tournament, We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival, Music in the Meadow or one of several rodeos.

Baker City’s also a prime location to view wildlife, particularly elk, whether on the Elkhorn Scenic Byway or a guided tour. Don’t miss the Farmer’s Market, Heritage Museum, Brownlee Reservoir or the downtown walking tour while in town. For more on what Baker City offers see their reviews.

Baker City, it's Norman Rockwell, Mayberry, and Country Time lemonade commercials all rolled into one beautiful community. "Hometown America" is alive and well in this friendly town. It truly is a place where people say "hello" in passing, front porches are frequented by neighbors visiting, and high school football is bigger than the NFL. Don't be surpised if this little town doesn't steal your heart and make you move there.
Reviewed by ricknichols
on September 17, 2012
Baker City is an incredible town. The Leo Adler pathway follows the Powder river through town with-in blocks of the over 100 historic buildings In July you can have dinner on a Main Street sidewalk while looking up at snow capped mountains.
Reviewed by TDawg
on September 17, 2012
Beautiful valley with the perfect small town feel. Don't miss Main Street with it's historic buildings, award winning brew pub (Barley Browns), and the best wine store (Bella Main Street Market) in Oregon.
Reviewed by axjohnson
on September 17, 2012
Baker City, a taste of the old west, with the beautiful Blue Mountains and the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center.
Reviewed by dpcoles
on September 17, 2012
I love Baker City for all of it's outdoor activities! Our two surrounding mountain ranges, the Elkhorns and Eagles, are so amazing.
Reviewed by Jennifer1989
on September 17, 2012
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