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Interstate 84 (Oregon)

This article is about the section of Interstate 84 in Oregon. For the entire length of the highway, see Interstate 84 (Oregon–Utah).

Interstate 84
;">Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Existed: 1957 – present
;">Major junctions
West end: Template:Jct/extra I-5 / US 30 in Portland
  Template:Jct/extra US 197 in The Dalles
Template:Jct/extra US 97 in Biggs Junction
Template:Jct/extra I-82 near Hermiston
Template:Jct/extra US 395 in Pendleton
East end: Template:Jct/extra I-84 at Idaho state line
;">Highway system

In the U.S. state of Oregon, Interstate 84 travels east–west, following the Columbia River and the rough path of the old Oregon Trail from Portland east to Idaho. For this reason, it is also known as most of the Columbia River Highway No. 2 and all of the Old Oregon Trail Highway No. 6 (see Oregon highways and routes). It also follows along or near U.S. Route 30. The entire highway carried the designation I-80N (or I-80 North) until 1980, when this was changed to I-84.[1]

Route description

Interstate 84 begins in Portland, Oregon where it connects with Interstate 5 on the east side of the Willamette River. It continues east, crossing Interstate 205, before curving to the north to join the Columbia River. It continues along the river, passing Interstate 82 in Hermiston, and US 395 in Pendleton. It then curves to the south, until it gets to the Idaho border. It continues into Idaho.

The Cabbage Hill grade east of Pendleton is a 6% grade, with several hairpin curves in both directions and a separation between directions of almost 2 miles (3 km).

Banfield Expressway

The T.H. Banfield Expressway is the portion of Interstate 84 between its western terminus at Interstate 5 and its intersection at Interstate 205 in Portland, Oregon, United States. The expressway, originally built as part of US 30, is named for T.H. Banfield, a former Oregon state highway commissioner.

Prior to the creation of the Banfield, surface streets were the only routes from Portland to the country. By the 1950s, the system of surface streets was outdated and city planners were looking for more efficient traffic routes. Under President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the federal government had started providing federal assistance to expressway projects. As a result, planners designed a freeway system in Portland to modernize its outdated system of surface streets. The first step in building this new freeway system was to construct the Banfield, which would stretch from Portland to Troutdale. On October 1, 1955, the Banfield Expressway opened to traffic. It was Oregon's first freeway.[2] The highway was rebuilt during the 1980s, and the MAX Light Rail line was added along the north side at the same time.


Improvements to the Columbia River Highway and Old Oregon Trail Highway had been planned since the 1930s, but World War II delayed those plans. The Oregon State Highway Division started implementing these improvements segment by segment beginning in the 1950s as bond funding became available. One of the segments completed in the early 1950s was the Banfield Expressway in Portland.

When the Federal Interstate and Defense Highways Act was passed in 1956, U.S. Route 30 was scheduled to be superseded by Interstate 80N, on an alignment closer to the river on flat terrain. The segment between Portland and The Dalles was mostly complete by 1963, but it would take until 1969 for construction of the highway to meet Interstate highway standards. The highway was designated Interstate 80N until May 1980, when it was changed to Interstate 84 to eliminate confusion with the western section of the non-suffixed I-80, which split from I-80N in Salt Lake City and continued west to San Francisco as I-80.[1] Construction on the remaining segments continued until July 3, 1980, when the segment of Interstate 84 from Portland to the Idaho border was completed to Interstate standards.[3]

Exit list

County Location Mile[4] # Destinations Notes
Multnomah Portland 0.00 Template:Jct/extra I-5 north / US 30 west – Seattle Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
0.00 MLK Jr. Blvd, Convention Center, Rose Quarter Westbound exit; eastbound entrance from OR 99E
0.00 Template:Jct/extra I-5 south Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
0.92 1 Lloyd Center Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
2.16 1 33rd Avenue Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
2.55 2 César E. Chávez Blvd, 43rd Avenue - Hollywood District
3.69 3 60th Avenue No westbound exit
4.26 4 Halsey St, 68th Avenue Eastbound exit only
5.01 5 Template:Jct/extra OR 213 (82nd Avenue) Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
5.74 6 Template:Jct/extra I-205 south Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
5.86 7 Halsey Street – Gateway District Eastbound exit only
8 Template:Jct/extra I-205 north – Seattle, Portland Airport Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
6.74 9 102nd Avenue – Parkrose Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
6.95 9 Template:Jct/extra I-205, Seattle Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
10.08 10 122nd Avenue Eastbound exit and entrance
Gresham 13.04 13 181st Avenue – Gresham
Fairview 14.41 14 Fairview Parkway (207th Avenue) (US 30 Byp. west) – Fairview
Wood Village 15.96 16 238th Drive – Wood Village
Troutdale 16.90-
17 Marine Drive – Troutdale
17.82 18 Lewis and Clark State Park, Oxbow Regional Park
22.10 22 Corbett
24.99 25 Rooster Rock State Park
28.09 28 Historic Columbia River Highway – Bridal Veil Eastbound exit and wesbound entrance
29.47 29 Dalton Point (Benson State Recreation Area) Westbound exit and entrance
30.55 30 Benson State Recreation Area Eastbound exit and entrance
31.39 31 Multnomah Falls
35.14 35 Historic Columbia River Highway – Ainsworth State Park
37.12 37 Warrendale Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
40.27 40 Bonneville Dam National Historic Landmark
41.57 41 Eagle Creek National Fish Hatchery, Eagle Creek Recreation Area Eastbound exit and entrance
Hood River Cascade Locks 43.64 44 Template:Jct/extra US 30 east, Stevenson East end of US 30 overlap; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
45.05 44 Template:Jct/extra US 30 west West end of US 30 overlap; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
47.31 47 Forest Lane (Historic Columbia River Highway) – Herman Creek Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Wyeth 50.99 51 Wyeth
54.77 55 Starvation Creek Trailhead, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail Eastbound exit and entrance
56.04 56 Viento State Park
58.35 58 Mitchell Point Overlook Eastbound exit and entrance
62.06 62 Template:Jct/extra US 30 east (OR 35) / Westcliff Drive East end of US 30 overlap
Hood River 63.92 63 Hood River City Center
64.44 64 Template:Jct/extra US 30 west / OR 35 (Mount Hood Highway) – White Salmon, Government Camp West end of US 30 overlap
Wasco Mosier 69.79 69 Template:Jct/extra US 30 east East end of US 30 overlap
76.65 76 Rowena
The Dalles 82.07 82 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, Wasco County Museum
83.67 83 West The Dalles (US 30) Signed as exit 84 westbound
84.16 84 The Dalles City Center (US 30 east) Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
85.51 85 The Dalles City Center, National Historic Districts
87.01 87 Template:Jct/extra US 30 west / US 197 West end of US 30 overlap
88.83 88 The Dalles Dam
97.14 97 Template:Jct/extra OR 206 – Celilo Park, Deschutes River State Recreation Area
Sherman Biggs Junction 104.56 104 Template:Jct/extra US 97 – Yakima, Bend
Rufus 109.95 109 Rufus, John Day Dam Visitor Facilities
112.19 112 John Day Dam
114.23 114 LePage Park, John Day River
Gilliam 123.31 123 Philippi Canyon
129.43 129 Blalock Canyon
131.03 131 Woelpern Road Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Arlington 137.82-
137 Template:Jct/extra OR 19
147.35 147 Template:Jct/extra OR 74
Morrow 151.75 151 Threemile Canyon
159.30 159 Tower Road
Boardman 164.16 164 Boardman
165.76 165 Port of Morrow
167.95 168 Template:Jct/extra US 730
171.13 171 Paterson Ferry Road
Umatilla 177.97 177 Umatilla Army Depot
179.45 179 Template:Jct/extra I-82 west, Kennewick
180.41 180 Westland Road – Hermiston
182.86 182 Template:Jct/extra OR 207
188.84 188 Template:Jct/extra US 395 north West end of US 395 overlap
193.53 193 Echo Road – Lexington, Echo
198.54 198 McClintock Road, Lorenzen Road
199.53 199 Yoakum Road – Stage Gulch
202.91 202 Barnhart Road – Stage Gulch
Pendleton 207.47 207 Template:Jct/extra US 30 east East end of US 30 overlap
209.54 209 Template:Jct/extra US 395 south / OR 37 East end of US 395 overlap
210.96 210 Template:Jct/extra OR 11
213.06 213 Template:Jct/extra US 30 west, National Historic District West end of US 30 overlap; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
216.05 216 Milton-Freewater, Walla Walla
224.67 224 Poverty Flat Road, Old Emigrant Hill Road
228.98 228 Deadman Pass
234 Meacham, Emigrant Springs State Park
238.77 238 Kamela, Meacham
243.82 243 Summit Road – Mt. Emily
Union 248.54 248 Spring Creek Road – Kamela
Hilgard 252.83 252 Template:Jct/extra OR 244
Perry 256.40 256 Perry Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
257.26 257 Perry Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
La Grande 259.35 259 Template:Jct/extra US 30 east East end of US 30 overlap; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
261.84 261 Template:Jct/extra OR 82
264.92 265 Template:Jct/extra US 30 west / OR 203 West end of US 30 overlap
268.26 268 Foothill Road
270.87 270 Ladd Creek Road Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
273.91 273 Frontage Road
278.64 278 Clover Creek
283.64 283 Wolf Creek Lane
North Powder 285.68 285 Template:Jct/extra US 30 east / OR 237 East end of US 30 overlap
Baker 298.68 298 Template:Jct/extra OR 203
Baker City 302.98 302 Template:Jct/extra OR 86 east
304.14 304 Template:Jct/extra OR 7 south, Historic District, Geiser Grand Hotel
306.53 306 Template:Jct/extra US 30 west West end of US 30 overlap
313.64 313 Pleasant Valley Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
317.47 317 Pleasant Valley Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
327.43 327 Durkee
330.67 330 Cement Plant Road, Plano Road
335.76 335 Weatherby
338.11 338 Lookout Mountain
340.42 340 Rye Valley
342.90 342 Lime (Huntington Highway) Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
345.83 345 Template:Jct/extra US 30 east East end of US 30 overlap
Malheur 353.04 353 Template:Jct/extra US 30 west West end of US 30 overlap
356.17 356 Template:Jct/extra OR 201 – Weiser
362.15 362 Moores Hollow Road
Ontario 371.45 371 Stanton Boulevard
374.55 374 Template:Jct/extra OR 201 (US 30 Bus. east) to US 20 / US 26, Weiser
376.72 376A Template:Jct/extra US 30 Bus. west, Treasure Valley Community College
376.72 376B Template:Jct/extra US 30 east – Payette East end of US 30 overlap


External links

  • Oregon Interstate Background, Oregon Department of Transportation

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