Independence, Oregon combines the natural beauty of the rivers, trees and forests of the Pacific Northwest with the charm and ease of small-town life. Located on the Willamette River and amidst Oregon’s renowned wine country, the region provides ample opportunity for adventure and discovery. Bike the countryside year-round, watch the Osprey dive for fish, shop the historic downtown and experience local flavors, all within walking distance of The Independence Hotel. Jog the 5k Willamette River trail or taste (arguably) the world’s finest Pinot Noirs. During the summer months, attend a live concert or movie at the outdoor amphitheater before floating down the lazy Willamette River, soaking in the sun. However you like to spend your time, Independence has something special for you.

Why come to Independence?

Independence is nestled in the Willamette Valley with scenic views of Oregon’s oldest wine country. Experience the historic and charming downtown, explore the region by hiking, biking, floating in the Willamette River or get to know the people at a farmer’s market, winery or museum.


Explore the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, housing over a hundred vineyards, each with its own personality but all within a quick drive of The Independence Hotel. Discover what gives Oregon wine world class status while talking with the knowledgeable and down to earth winemakers that help produce such flavorful grapes.

Downtown Independence

Stroll Independence’s charming and historic main street and discover the unique and vibrant businesses that make the city a treasure. Enjoy a cup of coffee, a local wine or brew, find one-of-a-kind art, or a used book ready for a new owner, there is something for every one.


Independence is at the center of cycling culture in Oregon. With a diverse network of trails to pick from, exploring is easy and accessible year-round!

On the Water

Take advantage of Oregon’s beautiful summer months by par taking in the adventures of the Willamette River. Go with the flow via kayak or inner tube from one of the multiple drop-offs within walking distance from The Independence Hotel.


Spot dozens of avian species from Trumpeter Swans to the endangered Streak Horned Lark. Check out the local Wildlife Refuge, or simply take a walk around the hotel. If your ears are open and your binoculars are ready, you’ll find that life is all around you.


The Pacific Northwest and craft beer go hand in hand. With breweries that use the best local ingredients (including some grown on nearby hop-farms) let yourself be surprised and delighted by the influence of local flowers and spices.


Planning wedding? The views amidst Oregon wine country are unparalleled in the Pacific Northwest, and the Independence Hotel would love to host you and your guests. Contact us to help you find a venue, determine group rates, or plan special experiences for the guests around the big day!

Explore the Region

From Independence’s Riverview Park, to local farmers’ markets, the Pentacle Theater and Salem’s Riverfront Carousel, new adventures await everyday around Independence. We’d love to help make your trip one you’ll never forget, and there’s no better way than to share the town and the region we love.