Good Bear Ranch is just a short 15 minute drive from Historic Baker City
Eating & Drinking
If you’re in the mood for great food and a cold beer, brewed fresh right here in Baker City, this award winning brewery is the place to go. Centrally located on Main Street, Barley Brown’s includes both a pub-style restaurant and tap house for tasting their house-made beers..
This hotel is not only a great place to grab dinner and a cocktail, but is also rich with history. Built in 1889, the Geiser Grand was once a central location for wealthy miners and hiding place for alcohol during prohibition. It is even said to be a haunted hotel. Both the 1989 Cafe – the hotel bar – and the Palm Court – the dining room – display this elegant history for its visitors.
Glacier45 premium all natural spirits are inspired by Oregon’s active outdoor community. Located in Historic Baker City, they are definitely worth a visit. They have free tastings, so make sure to indulge responsibly and get someone to drive you back to Good Bear Ranch.
Whether it’s a short stop at their tasting room downtown, or a day trip to the vineyard 25 miles E of Baker City, tasting wine at Copper Belt can fit into any schedule. They are a small, family run winery established in 2010, and definitely worth a stop in. We highly recommend the Dry Rose!
Located in downtown, historic Baker City, this Grill sources organic, local ingredients whenever possible. A local favorite, they offer a wide variety of entrees including vegan, gluten free and more.
If you’re in the market for some fresh baked bread, delicious desserts, or some light lunch and a mimosa, this is the place for you! Their high-quality, homemade baked goods are out of this world and a must have when passing through town.
Delicioso Mexican Restaurant
Our favorite Mexican restaurant in town! The brightly colored dining area and friendly staff make for a near perfect dining atmosphere. Not to mention – the food and margs are to die for!
Handcrafted chocolates, fresh coffee and local art. What could be better? This cute shop is centrally located and a perfect addition to any afternoon in town.
This place is a must see during your stay in Baker. They offer local selections of meat, an array of fancy cheeses, some of the best pate we’ve had, other gourmet food, and a huge selection of fabulous wines for any palette. They also sell some super cute dishes, fun kitchen gadgets, and gifts.
Founded in 1963, this arts center offers classes, workshops, exhibits and more to help engage and inspire the community through art.
“Crossroads and the many gallery and arts loving businesses host First Friday each month in our beautiful historic Baker City Downtown. With new gallery shows of local and regional artwork each month. Crossroads is open from 10 am to 8 Pm on First Friday to stop by and enjoy the show. Crossroads strives to have a monthly featured artist talk each First Friday starting at 5:30Pm. Join the Facebook Group “First Friday Downtown Baker City, OR” to get the latest monthly updates of which galleries are open with descriptions of the show.
Crossroads also is an arts education organization providing numerous classes in a variety of media types for beginners to professionals. You can check out our classes on our website at www.crossroads-arts.org
Crossroads is housed in the 1909 Carnegie Library Building which is one of the beloved grand buildings in the country. Fully restored in 2008 it is State Historic Preservation award winning project. It is free to come to Crossroads- where we live our motto of “Art for Everyone.”” (Ginger Savage, Executive Director)
A few miles outside Baker City, this center tells the story of pioneers, miners and the first settlers through exhibits, live-presentations and films. They also have a 4-mile loop showcasing the original Oregon Trail.
Built in 1925, this old elementary school has now been converted into an arts, music, and recreation center. They even operate their very own hostel for bikers and skiiers!
Photo By Ian Poellet – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23199248
Located in the old Baker City Natatorium, this two story museum exhibits artifacts from historic Baker City including logging, ranching and mining as well as Native American artifacts and more.
Go Wild creates handcrafted gourmet wilderness backpacking experiences for families and groups. These experiences are all-inclusive, designed specifically for your group, and always wildly fun. To book an adventure, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo from the Baker County Library
The Baker City Mini Loop is an easy 12.5 Mile bike or running loop that meanders through historic Baker City. This loop is a fun and convenient way for the whole family to see the town.
The Elkhorn Scenic Byway is a long, 106 Mile loop for biking or driving that goes though Baker City, Sumpter, and La Grande. This is the perfect way to take in the beauty of the Elkhorn Mountains.
Mentioned above are only a few of the great local businesses Baker City has to offer. More notable mentions are listed below
- The YMCA – for those who prefer to sweat indoors
- Multiple Antique Shops and Second Hand Stores
- Geiser-Pollman Park – perfect for an afternoon picnic, and right next to Baker County Public Library
- Cute gift & clothing stores along Main Street – No 1911 is our favorite!
- Betty’s Books – A Baker City classic with an awesome kids section