Welcome to The City of Heppner

Downtown HeppnerThe city of Heppner lies about 50 miles south of the Columbia River snuggled against the foothills of the Blue Mountains in north eastern Oregon. Highway 74, also called the Blue Mountain Scenic Byway, winds south from Interstate 84 through Ione, Lexington and Heppner.

Rolling hills rising to meet the mountains on the east offer a beautiful view while canyons, rivers and scattered farms also contribute to the picturesque drive. Beyond Heppner, Highway 74 leads into the Blue Mountains and to the towns of Ukiah and La Grande, earning Heppner the name “Gateway to the Blues”.

We invite you to explore our web site for the City of Heppner. Agendas and minutes for City Council are available by clicking on the City Council button above or clicking here.


Press Release

March 12, 2020

Cancellation of Heppner St. Patrick’s Celebration

Following the State of Emergency being declared by Governor Brown, and recommendation of the Oregon Health Authority and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Morrow County Emergency Management, County Health Professionals, County & City Business Leadership, came together and made a joint decision to cancel the Heppner St. Patrick’s Celebration. It is our hope that this celebration can possibly happen later this year, but that remains to be seen. The goal is to protect our local citizens and visitors. 

While there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Morrow County, many do not realize that a healthy appearing person can be a carrier, and unwittingly pass the virus on to someone at higher risk. Morrow County Medical Professionals are continuing to actively screen and assess individuals at risk for the COVID-19 virus.



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