🇺🇸 Boardman is a city in Morrow County, Oregon, United States on the Columbia River and Interstate 84. It is the largest town in Morrow County. Boardman is in north-eastern Oregon, along Interstate 84 south of the Columbia River. The city is 308 feet (94 m) above sea level. It is 25 miles (40 km) west of Hermiston and 164 miles (264 km) east of Portland.
Economy The largest employers in Boardman include Lamb Weston (potato products); Oregon Potato Company; Portland General Electric (PGE); the Morrow County School District, Boardman Foods, and Amazon S3.
The Port of Morrow, Oregon's second-largest port, is adjacent to the city and located on the Columbia Riverfront. The port property also includes two gas-fired power plants run by PGE. The Umatilla Chemical Depot, which includes the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility, is 10 miles (16 km) east of the city, north-west of the intersection of I-84 and Interstate 82. Seven miles east of Boardman is the Irrigon Fish Hatchery. Three Mile Canyon Farms is the largest farm located In Boardman.
Pacific Ethanol has operate an ethanol plant in Boardman. It produces up to 40 million US gallons (150,000,000 L) of ethanol a year from grains. ZeaChem has a demonstration biorefinery at the Port of Morrow with a capacity of up to 250,000 US gallons (950,000 L) of ethanol a year from wood waste.
Boardman Airport, owned by the Port of Morrow, is 4 miles (6.4 km) south-west of the city. It is a public airport used mainly for transient and local general aviation.
Boardman has a population of over 3,405 people. Boardman also forms part of the wider Morrow County which has a population of over 11,173 people. Boardman is situated 60 km south-west of Kennewick.