The Monmouth Area

City of Monmouth

Monmouth, Oregon, population 9,720, and the connecting city of Independence, population 9,510, embrace the concept of “two cities, one community.” It is an hour drive to Portland, Eugene, and the Pacific Ocean and 30 minutes to Salem and Corvallis. Located in the heart of Willamette Valley, this 150-mile long agricultural valley is home to more than 300 wineries.

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Area Attractions

County Fair!

The Polk County Fair is happening the same weekend as Zimfest, August 9-11, 2018!
What: “Tropical Nights & Country Lights,” a good old fashioned county fair with fun activities for the entire family, including a rodeo, 4-H animals and a live entertainment stage.
Where: Just north of Monmouth at Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 520 S Pacific Hwy. W. in Rickreall, OR 97371. Fair Office 503-623-3048.

Agriculture

WILLIAMETTE VALLEY WINERIES
Choose from over 300 located in Willamette Valley.
Many have tasting rooms.
WANDERING AENGUS CIDERWORKS
4070 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem, OR 97302
503-361-2400

Farmers Markets

Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., INDEPENDENCE FARMERS MARKET
Location 1: Sterling Savings Bank Parking Lot, 302 S. Main St., Independence, 503-838-5424
Location 2: Riverview Park Amphitheater Plaza on Main Street, Independence, 503-910-8193

Sundays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., RICKREALL FARMERS MARKET
Rickreall Grange Hall, 280 Main St. (Hwy 99W), Rickreall 541-745-7274

Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., POLK COUNTY BOUNTY MARKET (Dallas)
182 Southwest Academy Street, Dallas 503-623-2564

Art Galleries

CANNON GALLERY AT WOU CAMPBELL HALL
503-838-8607
RIVER GALLERY IN INDEPENDENCE
503-838-6171
WESTWOOD GALLERY IN DALLAS
7030 McTimmonds Rd, Dallas, OR 97338
503-623-7824
HALLIE FORD MUSEUM OF ART
Willamette University, Salem, OR 97301
503-370-6855

Heritage, History, Museums

Music & Performance

Chamber of Commerce, 503-838-4268: Events by local coffee houses, bars and businesses

Monmouth Music in the Park Series: Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30 pm (July and August); Main Street Park, FREE

Independence Riverview Amphitheater; Outdoor venue features free concerts and movies in August (Independence)

Willamette Live: Musical performances, theater, art and community events (Salem)

Outdoor Recreation

Safety

Emergency: Dial 9-1-1

Monmouth Police, Non-Emergency (503) 838-1109

Polk County Sheriff (503) 623-9251