Oregon Map

North Central Plateau

Hood River, Jefferson, Sherman, Morrow, Wasco and Wheeler Counties


Morrow County, 97843

If you are going to Heppner you might as well stop at Ione for lunch. Leave I-84 just east of Arlington at the Willow Creek bridge and head south. It is about 25 miles to Ione and another 20 miles to Heppner. Ione is dryland grain country where they farm the rolling tops of hills and ridges and forget the steep gullies between. This is the type of grain land that led to the invention of the self leveling combine, first developed in the Palouse in 1945. The Ione school district web page has an interesting history segment written in 1902.