Read about Top Activities in the Willamette Valley, OR

The Willamette Valley & Beyond!

There is so much to see and do within a 30 minute radius of Monmouth, Oregon. Visit our interactive map for restaurants, hikes, museums, and more. Also, be sure and visit Travel Salem, Explore Polk County, and Willamette Valley wine for more information. Or get limber with unique local experiences like goat yoga. Below find some of our favorite wineries, breweries and restaurants in the area! 

Top Wineries & Restaurants in the Willamette Valley

Close To our Guest House in Monmouth, OR

Wineries & Wine Tours

Monmouth is surrounded by some of the best wineries in the state. It is easy to make MaMere’s Guest House your home base as you explore nearby wineries or even venture out and enjoy a scenic drive while you sip wine further north, south, east and west. We are happy to recommend some of our favorite wineries within 20 minutes of the Inn. Make sure you call ahead, as many are currently requiring reservations.

Want a chauffeur to do the driving while you do the sipping? We highly recommend joining Crush Wine Bar & Tours for one of their joinable Willamette Valley Wine tours or setting up a private tour on the crush bus. Their joinable tours include 3 winery stops and 1 food/treat stop along the way. John (Crush bar owner) is knowledgeable, fun and will set up all the tastings ahead of time so you are guaranteed a tasting. To book a seat, reserve directly through the Crush Wine Bar & Tours website. They can even pick you up at MaMere’s!

Beer and Cider

Prefer beer? Have no fear! Parallel 45 Brewing is an independent craft brewery located in Independence, 10 minutes away from MaMere’s.

Gilgamesh Brewing also serves up pizza and pints and is only a 5-minute drive from the Guest House.

Cider more your style? Then Salt Creek Cider is where you want to head. Bring a picnic and play on the grounds or schedule your visit when a yummy food truck is on site.

Many of these locations also have music and other fun events year around.


Because MaMere’s Guest House is located in the heart of downtown Monmouth, we are within easy walking distance to several great restaurants! We have a very varied selection including cuisines from around the world and a diverse food truck pod.

Here are a few of our favorites you can reach on foot easily:

And a few within a short drive: