Discover Independence with a Wooden Nickel!

Welcome to the Wooden Nickle Program! We’re thrilled to have you onboard. If you’ve already received your wooden nickel, Congratulations! You’re in for a fantastic experience, as it’s your key to discovering many incredible things our town has to offer. Best of all, there’s no expiration date, so you can use it whenever you want.

Each nickel is worth $5 and can be redeemed for purchases of $5 or more at participating businesses with designated signage

If you know someone who could benefit from this opportunity, please spread the word. We’re happy to give back to those who make a difference in our community. By buying Independence Wooden Nickels, you’ll be supporting local businesses while discovering unique ways to explore our town. 

Looking to purchase wooden nickels in Independence? Head over to the Independence Civic Center, located at 555 South Main Street.

For more information on the Independence Wooden Nickel program or to add your business to the list of redemption locations, please email Shawn Irvine at

Join our community in shopping supporting local businesses.


Wooden Nickels are redeemable at these participating locations. New to Independence? Click an image to view business information.

Brew Coffee and Taphouse

Patio seating and good eating! That’s exactly what you can expect from Brew Coffee & Tap House. Grab your drink of choice, a warm tasty meal, and a fun board game with you on your way out to their cozy patio. Enjoy your meal next to a fireplace and views of the Willamette River.

Jubilee Champagne & Desserts Bar

Sweet dreams are made of Jubilee’s desserts. As soon as you step into this boutique dessert shop you’ll immediately feel like you’re on a sugary vacation. Jubilee’s cupcakes, tarts, macarons, brownies, cake, and more are all here to help you treat yo’self.

Witches Vine

House plants, crystals, and more.

Melting Pot Candy

Melting Pot Candy began with a 100 year old family buttery toffee recipe. It went from one kitchen to the friends’ kitchens to local farmers markets and now to your home and the homes you share it with (or keep it all to yourself)

Gilgamesh Brewing: The River

Whether you’re an IPA fanatic enjoying the bold Doug Firocious or someone who “doesn’t like beer” drinking the smooth Mamba – Gilgamesh brews for everyone. Fall in love with these beers while bopping to some live music.

Independence Heritage Museum

Come and visit the Independence Heritage Museum and learn about our diverse history, Oregon Trail roots, the Kalapuya Tribe, hop farms, local military service, and much more.

Golden Hop Saloon

Where history, flavor, and community are combined. Nestled in the heart of downtown Independence, Oregon, our rustic haven invites you to savor the essence of the Old West while enjoying top-quality American food.

Valkyrie Wine Tavern

A rugged wine tavern in downtown Independence. Enjoy sipping wine with your friends or take a bottle to go.

Arena Sports Bar & Grill

Locally owned and operated, Arena has been a staple in the downtown area for many decades. Hundreds of sports channels, friendly staff, and classic pool tables – Arena is the best place to get close to the action. Feeling brave? Try their Chernobyl Challenge

The Tap Station

Tap into Independence’s selection of local craft beers at the Tap Station. The owner’s love for Oregon brews inspired the journey to open a space where all these pours have a chance to be truly appreciated. Locals love to bring the whole family to this fun environment.

Parallel 45 Brewing

Say “hello” to Independence’s own craft brewery. Beers are made to be creative and easy for anyone to enjoy. Located in the heart of Oregon’s hop growing area, they make the most of what they have in their backyard to constantly introduce new beers to customers.

Territory Restaurant

Inspired by the bounty of the Pacific Northwest, Territory specializes in fine artisan cuisine made with fresh, local ingredients. Join them for a unique fine dining experience on the banks of the beautiful Willamette River.

Mi Casita

Luz Prado and her brothers are the second generation running this authentic Mexican market and deli. They prepare tacos, tortas, tamales, burritos, and a list of other specialties to order.

The Collection on Main

Vintage and new. Home décor. Handmade treasures and gifts.

Chase Bar & Grill

Food, Fun, and Good Friends