Mt. Angel is located 18
miles northeast of Salem on Highway 214. Founded in the late 1800s by German
settlers, this town has an Old World flavor which is heightened by the many
Bavarian style storefronts and the beautiful Benedictine Abbey. They
celebrate their German heritage each year during the Oktoberfest, held in
Mt. Angel Abbey, set high above Mt. Angel on
a 300 foot bluff is a century old Benedictine monastic community built in
1883 by Swiss Benedictine monks. Views from the bluff include Mt. St.
Helens, Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, as well as the lush Willamette Valley
farmland. The beautiful library, designed by Alvar Aalto, stores a priceless
collection of illuminated manuscripts, and features a display of rare,
hand printed books. Guided tours can be arranged by appointment.
From the north on I-5, take the
Woodburn exit #271 and follow State Highway #214 to Mt. Angel (approximately
From the south on I-5, take the
exit #260B at Salem. Turn right (east) through the Hwy. 99 intersection.
Continue east and follow signs to Mt. Angel (approximately 17 miles).
For more information about Mt.
Angel, you can contact the Chamber of Commerce at:
Mt. Angel Chamber of Commerce
5 N. Garfield
P.O. Box 221
Mt Angel, Oregon 97362
Phone: (503) 845-9440