Rufus (www.cityofrufus.net) is nestled between Interstate 84 and basalt cliffs of the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, 100 miles east of Portland and 100 miles west of Pendleton. Primarily a residential community, the population is about 270. Small commercial businesses cater to local residents and interstate highway travelers.
The nearby Columbia, John Day and Deschutes Rivers offer recreational opportunities --- camping, fishing, windsurfing, parasailing, rafting and boating. The John Day Dam and Giles French Park are on the Columbia River at Rufus, and LePage Park at the mouth of the John Day River is on I-84 to the east. Rufus is 1 ½ hours from Mt. Hood in Oregon and 1 ½ hours from Mt. Adams in Washington. The town was named for the original white settler there, Rufus C. Wallis.
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BOB’S TEXAS T-BONE RESTAURANT & FROSTY’S
Luella or Claudia Baunach
101 Main Street, P.O. Box 26, Rufus, OR 97050
Family owned since 1969. Home of the Texas T-Bone steak, soup and salad bar; Oregon lottery. 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
DEATH ROW COFFEE
102 E. 1st Street, P.O. Box 834, Rufus, OR 7050
COMMUNITY CENTER - RUFUS
FLY BY NYTE GUIDE SERVICE
Touche & Cathee
208 Main Street, Rufus, OR 97050
Fishing guide service
GORGE VISTA, LLC
P.O. Box 1934
Sandy, OR 97055
Gorge Vista is located above the City of Rufus and has panoramic views of The Gorge. Lots in the development range from approximately 7,000-15,000 square feet in size, with an average size of around 10,000 square feet (1/4 acre). Lot prices start in the mid $30Ks and we are coordinating with local builders to bring you quality homes starting in the high $100Ks. Full city services (water, sewer, power, phone) will be available at each lot.
GORGE OUTFITTERS SUPPLY
102 East 1st, P.O. Box 834, Rufus, OR 97050
Fishing supplies, camping gear, water recreation, snacks & drinks.
HI-WAY MARKET AND DELI
Sue or Dorthy
104 E 1st St, P.O. Box 658, Rufus, OR 97050
Groceries, deli, licenses & bait
J & J MINI-MART
501 SE 1st, P.O. Box 717, Rufus, OR 97050
Gas, diesel, mini mart, fresh espresso, mini-storage, propane, air, water & sewer dump for RV's, 24 hour towing with lock out service, river shuttle service.
MANIFEST TOKENS AND SIGNS
Erling and Pat Jacobsen
P.O. Box 853, Rufus, OR 97050
A sign shop: truck doors, all kinds of signs.
MIKE'S GUIDE SERVICE
Rufus, OR 97050
RUFUS BAPTIST CHURCH
309 Wallace Street, Rufus, OR 97050
Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; Worship
Sunday evening service 6:00 p.m.; Mid-week service @ 6:00 p.m.
RUFUS HILLVIEW MOTEL
203 Wallace Street, P.O. Box 821, Rufus, OR 97050
Clean, Comfortable & Relaxing, Satellite TV with HBO,
Wireless Internet, Mini Fridge, Microwaves, Full
Kitchen Unit, 2 Individual Cabins, Owner Managed.
RUFUS RV PARK
Dennis and Kristen Marshall
311 Wallace Street, P.O. Box 844, Rufus, OR 97050
Full hook-up RV Park with Laundromat.
Full service motel, kitchens in most units, Refrigerator and microwave in some; trucker friendly.