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Northeast Valley View

Written by Oregon Media

Northeast Valley View

Small Town Pleasures Under Mountain Peaks

A Northeast adventure awaits you below, fit with delicious bites and sips, bronze statue sculpting, farm trails, history and more.


Grab a beer and a meal at Terminal Gravity Brewing, where locals and visitors intersect over award-winning beer from an iconic Oregon brewery. Fuel up at Red Rooster Café, Gypsy Java or Stockman’s Restaurant & Lounge. Satisfy your sweet tooth with the offerings at Sugar Time Bakery. The treats are almost too pretty to eat but you’ll be hooked after the first bite. After all, their tagline is, “Life’s short. Eat dessert first!”


Joseph is known as the bronze capital, but two mainstay foundries are in Enterprise: Parks Bronze & TW Bronze. Visit both the foundries for tours and gallery gazing. Learn about the dozen-step fabrication process; marvel at the magnificent detail that emerges when a cast is turned into a finished sculpture. Statues from both foundries are on display throughout the country and the world.


History-minded travelers will be enchanted by Sunrise Iron on Highway 82, which has the largest collection of pioneer relics anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. Dozens of antique tractors are just part of the collection here. Farm implements dating back to 1835 are on hand as well. Visit by appointment only; admission is free.

  Wallowa County Courthouse Wallowa County Courthouse

Built in 1909 and 1910 using locally quarried stone, the Wallowa County Courthouse is a massive structure in the high Victorian style. The building is the seat of government and houses offices, but it is a community gathering place too. Every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. during the summer season, blankets and lawn chairs dot the lawn of the courthouse for the Courthouse Concert Series. Bring a picnic and relax with the entire family—this event is fun for all ages. Concurrently, shop for local goods and produce at the Farmer’s Market nearby.