Monmouth is a beautiful town located in the heart of the Willamette Valley. We are home to Western Oregon University and have many beautiful parks, biking trails and local shops for you to come and enjoy!

Bike Art, Main Street

Explore Monmouth

Monmouth, Oregon is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Our small, charming college town is home to Western Oregon University. With a wide array of businesses and organizations, you can get most of what you need within the city limits. Grab a bite to eat, do some shopping and explore all the Monmouth has to offer!

Did you know?

Fun Facts

  • Named after Monmouth, Illinois, the origin of its earliest settlers
  • We have resident peacocks. (Check out the area around Gentle Woods Park)
  • Population = 9,940
  • Was a dry town until 2002
  • Lies in the Ash Creek Watershed, just west of the Oregon state capital in Salem.
  • Shares a school district, fire district and high speed fiber optic communication network (MINET) with sister city, Independence.

Fun for all ages, Monmouth’s Music in the Park has become an annual tradition known for it’s eclectic mix of genra’s.

Check out our Facebook page for the latest details or view the schedule on the MBA website!

Home of Western Oregon University

Actors, WOU Theatre

Western Oregon University students put on seasonal theater and dance performances available to the public

Performance Schedule & Ticket Purchases

Western Oregon University’s Smith Fine Arts series offers live musical perfomances to the public

The mission of the Smith Fine Arts Series is to not only to present quality music and dance performances for WOU and our wider community, but also to provide free education outreach opportunities throughout the season. 

 Learn More about the Smith Fine Arts Program/Schedule

WOU Wolves Sporting Events

You’ll often find our community members supporting the local teams and then heading down to main street for dinner (only a block a way).


How to Spend a Day in Monmouth


Breakfast: The Grain Station
Explore the City Parks: Walk through Madrona Park
Grab a mid-morning treat: The Donut Bar
Shop: The Find
Lunch: Koyote’s Tacos
Tour Western Oregon University
Grab an ice cream cone at Main Street Ice Cream
Dinner: Crush Wine Bar
Enjoy Music in the Park
Stay the Night at MaMere’s Guest House and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast the next morning!


Breakfast: Coffee and treats from The Sippery
Explore a city park: Walk through Gentle Woods Park to see if you can spot our local peacocks
Grab a mid-morning treat and coffee: Rick’s Coffee House
Shop: The Find and The Collection
Lunch: Yeasty Beasty
Wine tasting at one of our world class wineries around Monmouth
Dinner: Rookie’s Pub
Play or Sporting event at Western Oregon University
Stay the Night at The College Inn