Welcome to Ontario
Oregon's most easterly city, Ontario and its environs are often considered an extension of Idaho's fertile Snake River valley. The Malheur, Payette and Owyhee Rivers join the Snake's wide valley here, with irrigated farms producing a variety of crops despite the arid climate. Onions, sugar beets, apples, corn and other agricultural bounty are the region's economic backbone. The city itself is a bit homely, but its history is illuminating – be sure to visit the Four Rivers Cultural Center before you move along to somewhere more exciting.
Note that Ontario shares the same time zone, Mountain Standard Time, with Idaho – it's one hour ahead of Pacific Standard Time.