~~Welcome to the official website for the City of Rufus, Oregon. Rufus is located off of Interstate 84, in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge,100 miles east of Portland and 100 miles West of Pendleton. Rufus is primarily a residential community with a current population estimate of 275. We also feature small commercial businesses catering to both local residents and interstate highway travelers. The nearby rivers offer a lot of different recreational opportunities such as camping, fishing, windsurfing, para-sailing, rafting, and boating. Rufus is 1 ½ hours away from Mt. Hood in Oregon and 1 ½ hours away from Mt. Adams in Washington.
July 4th - Independence Day Celebration from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
July 15th - City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Rufus City Hall
August 26, 2014 Last Day to file for Mayor or Council Position for the 2014 General Election
DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS THERE IS A BURN BAN INEFECT FOR SHERMAN COUNTY INCLUDING CITIES.