About Rufus, Oregon
Rufus 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 business opportunities, including gear and guides for camping, fishing, windsurfing, parasailing, rafting, and boating. The John Day Dam offers easy access to hydropower. Rufus is 1 ½ hours from Mt. Hood in Oregon and 1 ½ hours from Mt. Adams in Washington.
The town is named for its first white settler, Rufus C. Wallis.
Rufus businesses welcome you to Sherman County!
A WHOLE RV PARK
Allen Van Gilder and Mark McCavic
604 Sullivan Lane, Rufus, OR 97050
BOB’S TEXAS T-BONE RESTAURANT & FROSTY’S LOUNGE
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.
BOMBSHELL BATH CO.
304 W 2nd Street Suite 300, Rufus, OR 97050
602 East 1st Street, Rufus, OR 7050
COMMUNITY CENTER - RUFUS
DREAM INN LLC DBA RUFUS HILLVIEW MOTEL
203 Wallace Street, Rufus, OR 97050
Clean, Comfortable & Relaxing, Satellite TV with HBO, Wireless Internet, Mini Fridge, Microwaves, Full Kitchen Unit, 2 Individual Cabins, Owner Managed.
ED'S RV PARK
300 W 1st Street, Rufus, OR 97050
FLY BY NYTE GUIDE SERVICE
Touche & Cathee
208 Main Street, Rufus, OR 97050
Fishing guide service
GORGE OUTFITTERS SUPPLY
102 East 1st, P.O. Box 834, Rufus, OR 97050
Fishing supplies, camping gear, water recreation, snacks & drinks.
Pat & Shannon Arthur
504 E 1st Street, Rufus, OR 97050
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.
462 E 1st Street, Rufus, OR 97050
Biggs Jasper sales and guided hunts for Rock Clubs, on private property in Sherman County.
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 lockout service, river shuttle service.
RUFUS BAPTIST CHURCH
309 Wallace Street, Rufus, OR 97050
Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m.
Sunday evening service 6 p.m.; Mid-week service 6 p.m.
RUFUS RV PARK
311 Wallace Street, P.O. Box 844, Rufus, OR 97050
Full hook-up RV Park with Laundromat.
THE FAMILY MARKET AND DELI
Sue or Dorthy
104 E 1st St, P.O. Box 658, Rufus, OR 97050
Groceries, deli, licenses & bait
TYEE MOTEL & SPORTSMAN’S LODGE
Larry & Elsie Cone
304 E. 1st Street, P.O. Box 175, Rufus, OR 97050
Full service motel, kitchens in most units, Refrigerator and microwave in some; trucker friendly.