Welcome to Pilot Rock, Oregon

Photo: "The Rock""The Rock", as it is known to locals, can be seen from the base of the Blue Mountains on a clear day 12 miles away.

The City of Pilot Rock was named for the prominent basalt rock formation (pictured) located on the west side of the town which was visible from the old Oregon Trail and used as an aim point by wagon trains traveling Emigrant Pass and Cabbage Hill.

Pilot Rock is located in Northeastern Oregon approximately 15 miles south of Pendleton in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. It is a small community of 1542. The main industries are timber and agriculture. Pilot Rock is home to one mill: Boise Cascade /Kinzua Lumber, a lumber and pole mill.

Photo: Rolling HillsRolling hills of grass land and grain fields depict the land which lies at the base of the Blue Mountains. Pilot Rock is located at the confluence of East and West Birch Creeks, tributaries of the Umatilla River.




Help shape the future of our community!

Please consider serving on:

The Budget Committee- Meets 2-3 times in April. 

  • The Budget Committee meets annually in April to publicly review the proposed budget, receive the budget message, provide opportunity for public input, approve the budget and tax rates, established pursuant to ORS 294.414.
  • The Budget Committee is comprised of the City Council and 6 City residents.  Must live within the city limits for the past 2 years.
  • The City Council appointments members to the committee.
  • Click here for application and info.


Applications are available in City Hall

or on-line at www.cityofpilotrock.org.

Call Teri Porter at 541-443-2811 with questions.