was homesteaded in 1903, by its namesake, Samuel Herbert
Boardman. Sam Boardman was the first Superintendent of the
Oregon State Parks System, as well as the creator of the
"rest stop" after he began planting trees to make
little parks where travelers could stop and rest in the shade
along our country's first highway. Soon the very first rest stop
building will be placed in a Boardman mini park area just off
the Interstate for all to appreciate.
and visit Boardman for hunting, fishing, various water sports,
and unique views of the Columbia River along our paved walking
trails. We are sure you will want to come back again and again.
on the Safest City in Oregon List
visitor information, go to www.boardmanchamber.org