Independence is a place where the history of the Oregon Trail coexists with a vibrant downtown core. One moment, you’re taking a glimpse into more than a century of Oregon’s history. Next, you’re sipping world-class Oregon wines or enjoying a local craft beer while watching the sunset over the Willamette River. You can walk to locally made pastries and coffee and then grab a lunch to go before heading out to explore the beauty of Polk County for the afternoon. In Independence, you can have the best of all worlds – all while experiencing a welcoming small town community.


Embrace your Independence in a community that welcomes visitors as if they have known you for years. A place where the solitude and beauty of the Willamette River is a short walk away from a historic and vibrant Main Street.