It was a birthday trip to Joseph OR that brought us to Boutique Air. 1 hour flight on a PC 12 gets you a nice view in comfortable seats with little leg room. They accommodate if possible for long legs to get in the section with more room. They do have to base seat assignments on weight if the plane is full. Great view of the Columbia River and mountains. Very nice waiting room in Portland and Pendleton on the other side has free wifi.
Boutique also has a car rental service. The choices are a Toyota Highlander or Rav 4. $69 per day, unlimited miles got us a Toyota Rav 4 awd with a sunroof/moonroom, heated seats, and leather. We felt so spoiled and it was the perfect car to drive the 2.5 hours to Joseph and did well on the country roads. I believe the car service is fairly new (about 1 year) but was so easy in Pendleton as the car was waiting for us right in front. You do have to be patient after landing if there is another flight leaving. Usually there is one staff who checks in flights, loads the luggage, and checks in/out the rental car. Still better than waiting in line at the rental car booths at larger airports.
Because of Boutique Air I was able to finally make it to Joseph OR and enjoy the beautiful Wallowas on a three day weekend. Flying allowed us to spend more time in that magical corner of Oregon.