North Powder, Oregon, is northeast of Haines and almost due north of Baker City. The community was named for the North Powder River, which, in turn, was named for an English translation of Native American Chinook terms for the soil along the stream.
12293 BULGER FLAT LN, Haines, OR 97833
Private Mountain retreat with Custom Lindal Cedar Home on 40 acres in the Elkhorn Mountains.
50809 ELLIS RD, North Powder, OR 97867
North Powder farm with gorgeous custom home. 234.5 acres of farm ground which has historically produced alfalfa, various grain varieties, grass and potatoes. The 2600 square foot rustic lodge home boasts granite counter tops in the kitchen and bathrooms, hickory woods floors, grand rock fireplace, open catwalk over looking the living space and a 2 person jetted tub.
Pine Creek, Baker City, OR 97814
TIMBER, TIMBER, TIMBER AND MORE TIMBER. 1560 timbered acres of trees up Pine Creek, Baker City, OR. This property is livid with timber mostly Doug Fir, White Fir, Tamarack, and some Ponderosa Pine. Rugged and beautiful once this ground is harvested it will be tremendous hunting ground, large enough for LOPS Tags. Great investment with a strong water flow year round at Pine Creek.
15647 MAXWELL LN, Haines, OR 97833
Beautiful ranch/farm with good soil that is mostly rock free with very little slope that could grow potatoes, mint, wheat and could be certified organic. Flood water rights with 2 back up wells. No structures, farm ground only.
Beautiful log home on 80 acres. Surrounded by pristine irrigation mountain meadows. Elkhorn Mountains out the back door with recreation at your doorstep. Four bedroom, two bath with large decks and open floor plan. Detached two car garage and barn too. $975,000.
46803 FOOTHILL RD, Haines, OR 97833
Productive irrigated farm ground with manufactured home, barn and other outbuildings. Currently leased and pivot belongs to leasee. Gravity fed buried mainline to pivot.
150 BIDWELL RD, North Powder, OR 97867
Prime Location for Distribution center or manufacturing on 25.98 acres in two tax lots along the Freeway and Railroad tracks in North Powder. The large shop building is approximately 12,000 with 5 large doors, R-19 insulation, propane heaters & concrete floors. The other shop is approx. 3200 sq ft with concrete floor.
150 BIDWELL RD, North Powder, OR 97867
25.98 acres with a single wide manufactured home in Industrial zone in North Powder, OR. This property is located on 2 tax lots along the Freeway and the Railroad tracks. There is a large shop building with approx. 12,000 sq ft with 5 large doors, R-19 insulation, propane heaters and concrete floor. The other shop is Approx. 3200 sq ft with concrete floor.
13811 BEN-DIER LN, Baker City, OR 97814
The perfect combination of custom home, private setting, and 360 degree views is now available. Nestled up to the Elkhorn Mountains is a Bill Harvey built home that features 4 bed/ 2 bath, open living/dining with oversized stone fireplace. Property features attached oversized garage, detached garage that is currently a workshop, and 2 bay RV garage.
46278 POCAHONTAS RD, Haines, OR 97833
Wonderful 3+ bed/2 bath log-sided home on 4+ acres with amazing views of the Elkhorn Mountains. This property is ideal for horses, featuring a 2 stall horse shed row & paddock, as well as beautiful new tack room. Pasture is fenced/cross fenced with Rock Creek running through the south side in a shaded grove of trees.
15914 POLE LINE LN, Haines, OR 97833
Eastern Oregon 14 Ac. Horse property. Perimeter fenced with 5 permanent fenced corrals and 1 round pen. Established yard, trees flowers and garden area. Great for kids play area and entertaining, with some of the best mountain views Baker County. Great outdoor activity. Home is comfortable mix of Manufactured home and NEW ADDITITON-3 bedrooms, 5 bonus rooms ready for use.
920 Front ST, Haines, OR 97833
Own this well established restaurant/bar in the Historic City of Haines, OR with an excellent local customer base. This property features a full service restaurant with dining area and updated kitchen and separate full bar area. The sale includes building, land, vacant lot, fixtures, equipment and furniture.
160 D ST, North Powder, OR 97867
A rare opportunity to own an established business in North Powder. Well maintained Park with office, 12 RV spaces and 28 storage units. Settled in the Blue Mtns and on the Oregon Trail. Earn income while enjoying the incredible recreational activities which abounds in beautiful NE Oregon. Four blocks from I-84 and 268' of Hwy 237 frontage. 19 m.
160 D ST, North Powder, OR 97867
A rare opportunity to own an established business in North Powder, OR. Well maintained Park with office, 12 RV spaces and 28 storage units. Settled in the Blue Mtns and on the Oregon Trail. Earn income while enjoying the incredible recreational activities which abounds in beautiful NE Oregon. Four blocks from I-84 and 268' of Hwy 237 frontage. 19 m.
770 5TH ST, North Powder, OR 97867
Home for sale in Eastern Oregon with attached rental manufactured home. Need a place for extended family or a rental for extra income? Located on a corner lot the 2 bedroom home has had major updates since 2006. New metal roof, flooring, kitchen, windows, gas forced air furnace and ac. It is move in ready.
105 2ND ST, North Powder, OR 97867
Large 3bed/2ba home that has just over 1 acre in North Powder. Home has a large kitchen with a sunken living room. Property also has a large back yard that offers plenty of space for enjoyment. Home has a newer roof and newer furnace with AC.
105 F ST, North Powder, OR 97867
Adorable Farmhouse. 5 bedroom 2 bath with large living and dining rooms. Small den/office, sun porch. Large lot. New exterior paint, new sheet rock in downstairs bedroom, new flooring and paint in downstairs bathroom.
610 AMY ST, Haines, OR 97833
2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home located in-town with private setting. Home is located within a few blocks of the elementary school and downtown, while bordering an open field. Seller is also selling the shop and 200x100 m/l lot across the street.
0 Amy ST #900, Haines, OR 97833
Rare in-town large 200x100 m/l lot, zoned commercial/residential. Property currently includes a 2400 sq ft m/l shop, with sewer and water at the street. This heated shop sits on one end of the property and includes 16 foot m/l walls and 14 ft m/l sliding doors, as well as, an office space, hoists and existing paint booth. Imagine the possibilities...
340 3RD ST, North Powder, OR 97867
Fixer upper on amazing corner lot! This home needs some TLC but with vision could make for the perfect investment. Large corner lot has the potential of being a spectacular setting for garden, shop, yard, or a landscapers paradise.
100 A ST, North Powder, OR 97867
Large shop that has 3,150sqft of space with has just over an acre of ground. Shop has 9 foot walls, concrete slab floor, bathroom (Plumbing has some broken water lines), a small room that is partition off inside the building. The shop appears to be a pole building construction. Property is located on a corner lot.
710 2ND ST, North Powder, OR 97867
Seller will carry with acceptable down. Commercial Lot for sale on the Main street of North Powder. Great place to start your own business. Good Traffic and foot traffic flow.
There are small and medium sized homes in North Powder, close to town. Many of these date back to the early 1900s. Not far from town are custom homes with all sorts of amenities. And of course, there are large lots and small acreages just waiting for you dream home.
What’s really exciting about North Powder real estate however is availability of open land. There are hundred acre parcels of rolling hills with trees ripe for development into recreational properties, including hunting, fishing and camping. Some already have delightful custom homes, others are waiting for you to build exactly the home you’ve always dreamed about. Some of these parcels would make perfect subdivisions into large, multi-acre parcels. There are larger parcels, some reaching as many as several thousand acres that are already working farms, as well as parcels for ready for you to create your own farming operation. Several of these larger parcels already have magnificent custom homes; others have great building sites ready for your dream home.
Here’s some web links to the surrounding communities that have Real Estate for Sale.
NORTH POWDER INFORMATION
North Powder is a true small town, with a population of about 490. As a gently growing region, it offers opportunities to get away from it all. The real estate opportunities are amazing.
North Powder is close to the Wallowa – Whitman National Forest contains 2.3 million acres ranging in elevation from 875 feet in Hells Canyon, to 9845 feet in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, the largest National Forest administrative unit in the Pacific Northwest Region. The Wallowa National Forrest was created in 1908 from the combination of seven Forest Reserves, and the Whitman National Forrest was created in 1908 by combining three Forest Reserves. The Wallowa and Whitman National Forests have been managed together since 1954.
The National Forest gives North Powder residents and visitors access to incredible recreational opportunities. For example, starting from rolling benchlands to the granite outcrops of the Greenhorn Mountains, the rugged North Forest John Day Wilderness provides diverse landscapes. Much of the wilderness is composed of gentle benchlands and tablelands; the remaining of steep ridges and alpine lake basins. A continuous vegetative canopy covers most of the land, including dense virgin stands of conifer species like Douglas-fir, white fir, western larch and lodgepole pine.
Over 100 miles of trails serve both hikers and horseback riders where the lay of the land calls for long-distance trips with many elevation changes.
Located on the Baker Ranger District, the North Fork John Day Wilderness-Baldy Creek Unit covers 13,715 acres of the northern end of the Elkhorn Mountains, several scenic subalpine lake basins characteristic of the area, the headwaters of Bull Creek, Baldy Creek, and Crawfish Creek, and the headwaters of the North Fork John Day River.
Very little is known about the actual history of the town of North Powder. It is known that from 1840 thru the 1870’s, more than 300,000 emigrants passed westward on the Oregon Trail that crossed the Powder River and entered a stage station at the present site of North Powder. The town existed as a settlement prior to 1880 and was either a trading post or farming area as well as an important stop along the Oregon Trail.
At the time of incorporation, the town was comprised of twelve businesses, three churches, a local school servicing all grades and a local newspaper, “The Powder Valley Echo”. The city also housed an ice plant for more than forty years that provided ice to the Pacific Fruit and Express Company for use in their rail cars until the plant burned down in 1937.
Major industries in the town are timber and agriculture. The community is in the heart of a recreational area that contains Pilcher Creek Reservoir, Wolf Creek reservoir and thief Valley Reservoir. Rainbow Trout in this area often measure up to eighteen inches in length. There are a number of outdoor activities for both residents and visitors which include skiing, camping and snowmobiling. The Anthony Lakes Ski Resort is a well known and popular attraction for winter sports.
- Elevation – 3,256 ft.
- Median resident age – 38.6
- High school graduation or higher – 84.6%
- BA or higher – 11.9%
- Graduate or professional degree – 3.5%
- Mean travel time to work – 30.6 minutes
- Nearest major highway – I-84
- Nearest city with population of 50,000 + = Kennewick, WA = 117.6 miles
- Nearest city with population of 200,000 + = Portland, OR = 326 miles
- Nearest cities: Haines, 8.3 miles, Union, 13.0 miles, Baker City, 18.5 miles
- Nearest University – Eastern Oregon University – 24 miles, La Grande
- Median family income – $27,188
- Per capita income – $11,231
- Average low temperature – 24 degrees F.
- Average high temperature – 84 degrees F.
- Hottest month is August, coldest month is January
- Driest month is July, wettest month is May
- Average annual precipitation 13.79 inches
REAL ESTATE INFORMATION
- Median home age – 33
- Median home cost as of 11/05 – $113,600
- Cost of living re housing is 54.5 compared to 100 US Index. This takes into consideration mortgage payments, apartment rents and property taxes.
An Example of Property for Sale in North Powder
4,300 sq. ft. log home on 400 acres, wildlife, buildings for animals and airstrip, 980,000 BDFT timber, 6 miles to I-84, asking price $1,750,000
As of this writing, there are few properties for sale. However, interested parties who would like to purchase a home in this small but charming town should register through my email alerts system for many future possibilities.