Stanfield, Oregon


The town was incorporated in 1910 and played a large role in the settling of the west end of Umatilla County. The Stanfield land promotion started prior to the naming of Stanfield and was promoted by the availability of water, sun and excellent soil for growing crops.

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Area Attractions
Hells Canyon Scenic Byway Hells Canyon Scenic Byway
Leave the fast pace and fenced-in views of Interstate 84 and follow the contours of the land into slower times and wilder places..
Elkhorn Scenic Byway

Elkhorn Scenic Byway
This 106-mile loop takes you through the Elkhorn Mountains, gold-mining ghost-towns and along elegant lakes and rivers.

Columbia Gorge Discover CenterHike the Steens Mountains
Explore the Steens Mountain with this easy hike. There are three short paths that lead to viewpoints of Kiger Gorge, the East Rim, and Steens Summit.
Anthony LakeHike Anthony Lake
Just as beautiful, but more accessible than the more famous Wallowa Mountains nearby, the Elkhorn Range boasts craggy granite peaks and high alpine lakes surrounded by wildflowers.
Eagle CapClimbing Eagle Cap
This 9,572-foot hike to the hub of the Wallowa Mountains is not for the weary. This is a great two-day hike to the summit or a beautiful, shorter day hike, if you
Nearby Lodging
Red Lion Hotel Pendleton offers 170 guestrooms with private, mountain-view balconies, free high-speed wireless Internet, two restaurants, lounge, outdoor pool and whirlpool. We are close to downtown, airport and attractions.
Best Western Hermiston Inn
The Best Western Hermiston Inn offers you all the modern conveniences you would expect from a luxury motel with indoor year round pool.
Oxford Suites in Hermiston
We are convenient to area attractions like Pendleton Round-Up, Hat Rock State Park, and the Lewis & Clark Trail.
Best Western Pendleton Inn
This Pendleton, Oregon hotel provides an expanded continental breakfast and is located two miles from the Pendleton Rodeo Grounds.
Bar M Ranch - in Adams
The ultimate destination for a fun, relaxing and memorable western vacation. The peace, quiet, and beauty of the ranch makes it an ideal location for weddings, corporate retreats and group events.

The old Oregon Trail ran through Stanfield, which was formerly known as Foster, and settlers often stopped at the 12-mile house on their way to Umatilla landing. The 12-mile house served as a hotel and was near the railroad tracks, which were built in 1881. There was a school, grain storage facilities, and a blacksmith. Cattle and sheep also pastured in the area. Dr. Henry Waldo Coe bought the townsite from R.N Stanfield and sent special trains East to bring people as sightseers and possible land buyers. W.J. Furnish bought up land and built the Furnish Irrigation Ditch to assure ample water. In 1923 Congress authorized the McKay Dam Reservior.

In 1916 the Stanfield water tower was built and it has been a landmark ever since. Standing tall above the Stanfield Council Chambers, it was originally constructed with horses using blocks and tackle, and is still a functioning reservior, used as a backup for the city's water system. The tower is visible for miles from any direction and marks the center of the community.

Surrounding area farmers and rancher produce excellent quality melons, potatoes, alfalfa, wheat, mint and cattle. This is one reason why the Stanfield area provides some of the best pheasant hunting in the state. The favorable climate, quality people and other positive attributes make Stanfield an excellent place to live in and visit.

The city of Stanfield is strategically located in the dynamic, high growth Columbia inland region at the junction of Highway 395 and Interstate 84. The interstate provides access to all Northwest metropolitan markets. Because of its central location between Portland, Seattle, Spokane and Boise, Stanfield is on its way to becoming a major distribution hub, anchored by Wal-Mart's Northwest Regional Distribution Center. This quiet, friendly rural community is within 40 minutes of such varied ammenities as high-tech manufacturing and research centers, commercial airports in both Pendleton and Kennewick, and abundant, diversified recreational opportunities. Advanced telecommunications are available in the region, as well as state and federal incentives for qualified companies.