Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Ontario

351 S.W. 9th Street
Ontario, Oregon 97914
Phone: (541)881-7000
Toll Free: 1-877-225-4762


Oregon Begins at Ontario

Located on the eastern edge of Oregon, midway between Salt Lake City and Portland, it is the largest city in Malheur County. Ontario is also in the area known as Oregon's Western TreasureValley. This land has spacious, rugged areas, as well as prime agricultural growing land. Ontario grows onions, russet potatoes, sugar beets and peppermint. The people in this part of Oregon have diverse cultural backgrounds, such as Japanese, Basque, Mexican, American Indian and European.

Ontario is close to the Leslie Gulch-Succor Creek National Back Country Byway. This byway allows you to view some of the most rugged and spectacular countryside in eastern Oregon. There are many striking geologic formations, such as vertical towers, pinnacles and deep gorges, as well as the vibrant colors of pinks, oranges, purples and reds painted across the sandstone cliffs. You'll want to bring plenty of film when you take this scenic drive.

There are several festivals in the area, such as Ontario's Japanese Obon Festival, the Mexican Cinco De Mayo, and Thunderegg Days at Nyssa. Rockhounding is a favorite pasttime, and you may even find Oregon's state rock, the thunderegg. Thundereggs are oblong rocks that look rough on the outside, but many contain beautiful crystal formations or mineral patterns inside when cut open. Some of the other rocks found here are jasper, petrified wood, agate, obsidian and sunstone, Oregon's state gem.

The Four Rivers Cultural Center, in the heart of Ontario, is named for the four rivers that converge in the western Treasure Valley. The museum at the Center features information about the diverse cultural heritage of the settlers of the Ontario area. These include people of Basque, European, Hispanic, Japanese and American Indian ancestry. The center also includes a theater, conference center, cafe and gift shop.

Visit where the Oregon Trail crosses the Snake River into what would become Oregon. Walk by the wagon wheelruts, and share a part of Oregon's history.

Ontario reflects the pioneer spirit of those days, and can share it with you. For more information on our community, browse through the following links:

  • Eastern Oregon Visitors Association
  • City of Ontario
  • Ontario School District
  • Treasure Valley Community College
  • City of Payette
  • Payette School District
  • Payette County
  • City of Fruitland
  • Fruitland School District
  • City of Vale
  • Ontario Chamber of Commerce
  • KSRV - Local Radio Station
  • Nyssa School District
  • Vale School District
  • Argus Observer Newspaper


Quick Links:

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

  • WebMD

  • InteliHealth

  • Health Touch

  • Health Finder - U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

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