Historic Silverton and the surrounding areas have a lot to offer. Food, falls, forests! Parks, parades, pizza! Art, antiques, architecture! Every month we post something new so be sure to bookmark us and check back.
Seafood, BBQ ribs, and pastas are some of our most popular dinner entrees, but you can have a burger any time. Discover the Willamette Valley’s most secluded restaurant and lounge. Located in the lower level of the Historic Hartman Building in Silverton. Creekside Grill offers a retreat from the street!
Lounge and Café. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Happy Hour daily. Sports. Karaoke. Shuffleboard, Pool, Silver Strike Bowling. Lottery machines, Scratch-its, Powerball, Keno, Mega Bucks, Mega Millions, etc.
Here at The Gallon House there is sure to be something for everyone!Silverton’s prohibition themed pub and tap house boasts 32 beers on tap, an extensive liquor collection, great creative food options, friendly service and so much more.
Whether you stop by for a refreshing cold 20 oz imperial pint or join us for weekly events like Tuesday trivia or Thursday tastings you are sure to feel welcomed and leave satisfied!
The Fireside Lounge is a cozy gathering place, featuring live music and happy hour specials. The Lounge’s focal point is a central fireplace surrounded by couches, where guests enjoy fine wines, seasonal cocktails, a special lounge menu, and the sounds of local musicians.
From simple snacks to serious camping, we have everything you need to enjoy your time in our community. We cater to EVERYONE, and are willing to consider stocking anything you need, but don’t see. In addition to offering the standard fare for convenience stores, we also run a burger shop/deli, have 16 flavors of ice cream available, serve local beers on draft as well as coffee drinks made from locally roasted beans, and have all of the camping and BBQ gear you could possibly want. When you stop in, be sure to read the spooky stories that have been shared with us by our customers!!
We originally opened at 105 N Water St in conjunction with Silver Creek Coffee House. Later we expanded to the space next door and sold the coffee house. In August 2012 we moved to our current location in the beautifully restored historic building on the corner of Water and Main Sts. with a large deck overhanging Silver Creek. We have an ever-changing lunch and dinner menu and pride ourselves on creative cuisine at a reasonable price. Wines of the world are offered, by the glass, bottle or retail. We also offer spirits and specialty beers. We have a gift shop emphasizing wine/imported cheeses and meats, and entertainment related gift items. All this in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere makes this the “place to be”.
People call it the “crown jewel” of the Oregon State Parks system, and once you visit, you know why. Silver Falls State Park is the kind of standout scenic treasure that puts Oregon firmly onto the national—and international—stage. Its beauty, boundless recreational opportunities and historic presence keep it there. Nestled in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, less than an hour east of the state capital of Salem, the sprawling 9,200 acre property is the largest state park in Oregon, and one of the most popular.
The Judy Schmidt Memorial Skate Park is located on the West side of Silverton adjacent to the Silverton Dog Park and the Silverton Senior Center. Phase I of the park was completed in 2013. The park was named after and dedicated to former City Council member and avid volunteer, Judy Schmidt, in 2017. Activities include variety of skate surfaces including bowls, rails and ramps
Silver Creek Reservoir also known as Silverton Reservoir is a sixty-five-acre impoundment on Silver Creek located in the Cascade foothills 2.5 miles southeast of the city of Silverton, Oregon, United States on Oregon Route 214. The reservoir serves the purpose of flood control on the creek. Wikipedia
A stunning, 80-acre botanical garden, featuring more than 20 specialty gardens showcasing the diverse botanical beauty of the Willamette Valley and the Pacific Northwest. We have educational specialty gardens for everyone, from the Sensory Garden and Rose Garden to the Children’s Garden and Pet-Friendly Garden. On site is a visitor center and gift shop as well as a nursery to buy plants for your home that were grown right here in the garden. We have 4 miles of ADA paths, and we are pet-friendly.
Abiqua Falls is part of the same geological formation as the waterfalls at Silver Falls State Park, and in fact is not far from there as the crow flies (although significantly longer in distance when going by road). It is completely unsigned, and the trail is a bit rough, but it’s worth it
The Silverton Chamber of Commerce invites you to explore and learn about the medley of treasures we have to share. Founded in 1854, Silverton is a historic town with stately homes shaded by grand old oak trees nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley.
Displays focusing on the history of Silverton, including Homer Davenport, Silverton Red Sox, June Drake, Logging, Schools and much more. Also assistance is available for family and home research. A newsletter is published monthly and is available from the museum and at our website, www.silvertonmuseum.com
Silverton has more murals than most towns in Oregon – and they are impressive. Thanks to the efforts of the Silverton Mural Society and seven local artists, an array of murals was created between 1992 and 2013 to capture the uniqueness of the small town with myriad personalities and historical features. “Silverton is very proud of its murals and the heritage they represent in our community,” says Mayor Rick Lewis. “We have people coming from all over the world to see our murals,” says Jim Squires, president and a co-founder of SMS, which formed in 1992. “The first mural was Norman Rockwell’s “Four Freedoms” in 1992. Now we’re up to 31 murals that we maintain. We have another 15 ready to go up. We’re making sure every mural looks like new until we put up any more.” Original article
Built in 1916, the Gallon House Bridge is the last covered bridge, as well as the oldest bridge, in Marion County, and one of the oldest bridges in Oregon. The 84 foot Howe truss bridge is located over Abiqua Creek a little more than a mile northwest of Silverton.
The Silverton Freedom Memorial Plaza is located in Town Square Park. The Fallen Heroes War Memorial was dedicated in November of 2015 to honor those in the community who gave their lives for freedom. The memorial is ADA accessible and has several seating areas.
Coolidge McClaine Park is rich with history, located adjacent to Silver Creek. The property is generously treed for shade in summer and has a variety of amenities including playground structures for two age groups, reservable picnic areas and a covered pavilion with kitchen, BBQ grills, horseshoe pits and more.
The Silverton Community Swimming Pool is managed by the Silver Falls Family YMCA and is open to the public year round except for brief shut downs for maintenance. The pool was completely upgraded in 2001 adding a pool cover which allows the pool to be open through the winter. The pool is a fitness and recreation facility open to people of all ages, fitness levels and abilities. Pool facilities include a diving board, full ADA access, locker rooms and a separate children’s pool.
The monks of Mount Angel Abbey in Oregon form a Benedictine community founded in 1882 from the Abbey of Engelberg in Switzerland. We maintain a monastic tradition that has been a vital part of the Roman Catholic Church for more than 1,500 years. Responding to God’s call to holiness and preferring nothing whatsoever to Christ, we dedicate ourselves, under a Rule and an abbot to a life of prayer and work. We strive to support one another in community, to serve God, the Church, and the larger society. We do this as we celebrate the Holy Eucharist together, pray the Liturgy of the Hours five times daily in choir, and devote ourselves to reading and silence.
Old-fashioned 1-screen movie house & concession stand with retro decor & a nostalgic feel. The historic Palace Theatre in Silverton first opened in 1936, it was a ‘state of the art’ movie theatre. The latest in digital projection systems, the best available sound system – in a building designed and constructed from the ground up to be a perfect getaway from real life to drama, comedy, fantasy and adventure. In continuous operation since then, we are now fully digital, and after a five-month hiatus to rebuild after a pesky fire, we are back in the saddle, with one of the best movie deals in the Valley.
Offering family camping, group camping, Yurt rentals, RV sites, tent sites, Tee Pee rentals, paintball parties, zip lines, rock climbing wall, gold panning, disc golf, and much much more! Camp Dakota is Oregon’s best place for outdoor family fun and adventure. Located in the cascade foothills between Silverton and Molalla, we have 45 acres of fun filled forest. Activities included paintball, zip lines, high ropes challenge course, 18 hole disc golf course, gold panning, RC car racing, and a tomahawk range. Camping options include yurt rentals, tent sites, RV sites, and tee pee rentals. For additional information visit our website at www.campdakota.com
Since 1951, Silverton area folks have been enjoying this local tradition. Originally held at the Silverton Hills Grange Hall, we now celebrate in our local Coolidge-McClaine City Park. Held on Father’s Day Sunday, June 16, 2019. Strawberry Festival Hours are 11:00 am until 5:00 pm. We serve up a strawberry delight with biscuits and ice cream and a free second helping of strawberries, all for just $6.00! Strawberry shortcake dessert is free for children 2 or under and 80 or over!
Enjoy great food, drinks, live music and a beautiful fireworks display planned by the Oregon Garden Foundation & presented by Roth’s Fresh Markets. Join us this July 3rd in celebration of for Silverton Day at The Oregon Garden.
The Homer Davenport Community Festival, managed by The Silverton Rotary Club, and executed by many different community partners, offers a fresh face to a long-time Silverton tradition. The first full weekend in August is always a hot time in Oregon’s coolest small town, Historic Silverton. And this year will be no different! Silverton’s Annual Homer Davenport Community Festival boasts an impressive festival line-up including music, food and fun! Homer has something for all. The main action will be in Silverton’s historic Coolidge-McClaine City Park.
Silverton’s most famous son, Homer Davenport, was an internationally renowned political cartoonist and journalist in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Homer, left Silverton, fulfilling his desire to become an editorial cartoonist, but he never forgot and often mentioned his small-town Silverton Roots.
Silverton Fine Arts Festival is to celebrate the virtuoso talents of our finest local and regional artists, as well as to provide the public and our selected exhibitors with a show of the highest quality. It is a popular summer gathering place and a wonderful setting for the festival.
Since 1932, children of all ages have delighted in one of Silverton’s most treasured events — the Kiwanis Pet Parade! We hope that you will join us on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM as we celebrate hundreds of pets of all varieties – from snails to llamas – as well as marching bands, floats, and clowns. There is no registration or fee to participate in the parade. Go to silvertonpetparade.com for registration and event info.