Welcome to Ontario

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Nestled on the lush banks of the Snake River, Ontario is proud to be the first city you encounter in Oregon when traveling west from the Idaho border. Once you enter the unique and rugged landscape of the Treasure Valley, you will come to understand why many people become reluctant to leave. Those who choose to live here recognize the appeal and importance of a family-oriented lifestyle. As a result, the vigor and diversity of the surrounding geography is reflected in the community.

Ontario is the laid-back town you dream about when you want to escape the hectic schedules that accompany large cities. It is a city where you will find genuine, welcoming and down-to-earth residents. Alongside the friendly natives, Ontario carries a fascinating history with the rich traditions of a diverse population.

As a border town, the City of Ontario is very distinct in that it is the hub of the Western Treasure Valley. The nighttime population amounts to about 11,000 people while the daytime population is often estimated at 60,000 people.

Ontario boasts a myriad of recreational activities for all ages, interests and skill levels. Flourishing parks span over 61 acres within the city limits, so there is no shortage of opportunities to appreciate the landscapes. Here you can enjoy cycling, mountain biking, hiking, golfing, camping, fishing, bird watching, kayaking, paddle boarding, horseback riding and much more. If that is not enough, Ontario is situated only two hours from four separate ski resorts that offer downhill skiing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowboarding and ice skating.

Our city is full of engaging activities and beautiful sceneries with four well-defined seasons; visits to Ontario, Oregon, are ideal at any point in time. Visit us on our website at www.ontariochamber.com.

Demographic Profile of Ontario

Population:
Ontario 11,435
Malheur County 31,865
Service area 80,000
Time zone: Mountain
Elevation: 2,150
Latitude: 44.027
Longitude: -116.961

Climate:
January 18 to 34 F
April 37 to 65 F
July 57 to 93 F
October 34 to 66 F
Annual precip. 9.4 inches

Taxes:
No sales tax
Oregon personal income tax 9%*
Oregon corporate income tax 6.6%*

*See Oregon’s tax law