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Staff Spotlight – Matt

Staff Spotlight – Matt

Get to know the incredible staff at The Independence Hotel. Today’s spotlight: The one and only Matt Smith, our General Manager! Matt is one of the friendliest guys you’ll ever meet, so it’s no wonder that his favorite aspect of working at the hotel is his amazing...

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Johan Vineyards

Johan Vineyards

Johan Vineyards is a gorgeous vineyard near the Hotel with biodynamic and delicious wines. We love to send our guests to Johan because we know they will have an incredible experience. We were able to interview Morgan Beck, the lead Winemaker and General Manager to...

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Birding Around Independence

Birding Around Independence

The magnificent pair of Osprey who nested and raised chicks for many seasons near The Independence Hotel.Nothing quite marks the beginning of spring like the return of birdsong in the air, and at The Independence Hotel, we are treated to the varied songs of numerous...

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Featured Artist: Dayna Collins

Featured Artist: Dayna Collins

 At The Independence, we have fallen in love with Dayna Collins’ work and we feel so lucky to have several of her pieces displayed throughout the hotel. Her work is bold, energetic and joyful, while also drawing you in with evocative layers and rich textures. More...

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Eola Hills Wine Cellars Q and A

Eola Hills Wine Cellars Q and A

We love Eola Hills Wine Cellars for their wines that capture the spirit and flavors of Oregon and for their great tasting room experiences. Their original tasting room, located just miles from The Independence provides barrel room ambiance with a serene private garden...

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Experience Ten Waterfalls at Silver Falls

Experience Ten Waterfalls at Silver Falls

Silver Falls is "must see" when visiting the Willamette Valley, with 10 unique waterfalls to explore!Dubbed the “Crown Jewel” of the Oregon Parks System, Silver Falls State Park will make you feel swept away into a fantasy world. With more shades of green than you can...

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Women Making History with Oregon Wine

Women Making History with Oregon Wine

March is Women’s History Month, and we at The Independence thought there was no better way to celebrate than highlighting some of the powerful forces behind Oregon wine, who happen to be women! These women are forging their paths and making an impact on wine in the...

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