Halfway is nestled in the center of Pine Valley between Richland (Eagle Valley) and Oxbow (Hells Canyon). During spring, summer, and fall, downtown is festooned with colorful hanging flower baskets maintained by the city's youth groups. And with abundant snow, Halfway's neighborly traffic is punctuated by the roar of snowmobiles.

Halfway has an excellent small museum filled with Pine Valley history, artifacts, diaries and records. The city and its merchant community serve the needs of its 350 residents and those of the Pine Valley ranching and farming community. Many of Halfway's permanent or part-year residents moved here because of a treasured vacation where they had such good hunting, fishing, or camping experiences.

Snowmobile and cross-country skiing enthusiasts find respite in Halfway after a day of fun and excitement in the nearby mountain areas combed with interesting trails. Hiking and rock climbing buffs camp out or use one of many excellent lodging facilities as their base camp.

Nearby Hells Canyon National Recreation area is an easy half-hour drive following the meandering Pine Creek and photographers as well as those interested in river rafting or jet boating find plenty to pique their interest. Halfway's city government and service organizations work hard to keep Halfway up to date while maintaining its historic character and personality.

How did Halfway get its name? As the Halfway area became more populated with an influx of miners at thriving Cornucopia and more ranching families, a new post office was established in 1887. The name "Midway" was requested, but postal officials said it was already in use and suggested "Halfway." So Halfway it remains. For a short time Halfway became the nation's first "dot.com" city and some maps still depict Halfway as "Half.com." 

Hells Canyon Junior Rodeo

Baker County Fair & Panhandle Rodeo

Halfway Motel & RV Park


Cabin at Dry Creek

Pine Valley Museum

Hours: Friday 1-4 pm, Sat 10-4, Sun 10-1 — Memorial Day through Labor Day

For Special museum showings outside of normal hours call

Dale Taylor — 541-742-7194
Linda Bergeron — 541-742-2150
Bill Schuhle — 541-742-7891
Denise Christianson — 541-742-2556

Events Calendar
Hells Canyon Photo Gallery