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!


We have over 100 businesses located in Monmouth, many of them along centrally located along Main Street. Come shop at our local businesses and relax at Main Street Park when you're done.


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Are you a business owner looking to join a group of awesome individuals ready to support you on your journey?

Business Resources

Local Resources

City of Monmouth

Business Toolkit

We all know it can be overwhelming to open and maintain a small business, which is why the City of Monmouth assembled a business toolkit to help you on your journey of owning and managing a business.

Gathering Spaces

Need to host a meeting or event? Check out the Gathering Spaces document to find about rooms and other facilities available in Monmouth and Independence.

Polk County

Reach WOU Students

Monmouth is the proud home of Western Oregon University! With a population of over 6,000 WOU’s students are an important part of Monmouth’s community.

Find out What’s Happening


  • Celebrate Homecoming and the annual Tree Lighting
  • Get involved in Family Weekend
  • Submit your event: wou.edu/calendar

Advertise with Student Media

Advertise in the student newspaper and get newspapers delivered to your business. Contact The Western Howl at 503-838-8347.

Get your business heard on the air, place an ad on our student radio station, KWOU, at 503-838-8900.

Hire Students

contact Service Learning and Career Development 503-838-8432 or wou.edu/slcd

  • Become a business mentor for students
  • Hire interns or employees
  • Participate in career fairs

External Resources

Travel Oregon Digital Marketing Resources


Businesses in Monmouth and Independence can get one free advertisement for their business places in this local online newspaper each month. Advertisements must be emailed to Marilyn Morton at: marilyn97351@gmail.com.

Her Brand & Co.

Their Mission is to deliver the best marketing education to help entrepreneurs to learn the ins and outs of all things marketing.


Canva is a free online design tool that allows you to quickly create content that matches your branding style.


Has a whole library of free, quality, photos you can use for both commercial and non-commercial projcets. Check out the rules for their free photo license.

Noun Project


Has over 5 million icons available for use with attribution in the free plan. There are also paid plans if you have different needs.


Offers a free level of their bookkeeping software.


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