Vintage Weekend in Historic Independence Oregon
The Independence Downtown Association is hosting its first Vintage Weekend in Downtown Independence from April 20th – 22nd. There will be a Vintage Trailer Rally in the park, a street lined with antique and vintage vendors, downtown businesses participating in the theme by hosting their own events/promos, and much more! The event will be FREE to the public.
Thanks to the innkeepers at MaMere’s Guest House for letting us know about the event sure to bring classic charm to Historic Independence.
Located in Monmouth Oregon, just across a city boundary from Independence MaMere’s Guest House is charming, unique and colorful inside and out! The property is on the National Register of Historic Places and is perfectly placed with a very rich history. Built in 1891 as a boarding house for female students, it has since housed hundreds and continues to do so today in its present form as a B&B/Guest House.
The City of Independence is the third largest urban area in Polk County, Oregon. It is located twelve miles southwest of Salem, on the west bank of the Willamette River. It was known as the “Hop Capital of the World” from the late 1890’s to the 1940’s. The first group of wagon trains to arrive in Independence set out on the Oregon Trail from Missouri in May, 1844,
arriving in Independence in June of 1845.
In 1989, a Historic District was formed in the City of Independence, and this District is also on the National Register of Historic Places. This 30-block area is located on the west bank of the Willamette River, and retains much of the early character and architecture from the 1880’s
to the 1920’s.
Take a step back in time at an Historic Bed and Breakfast, shop, or just browse the antiques and vintage collectibles in historic downtown Independence, Oregon. It’s part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunting.
Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.