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Silverton Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center



2015, and it's time for another HOMER


hdcfposter_2015The Homer Davenport Community Festival (August 7, 8, & 9) which is coordinated by the Silverton Rotary Club strives to put the 'Homer' back in 'Homer Days.' To that end, they are reaching into the Homer archives of writings, photos and illustrations to bring the community's past to life. They plan to celebrate and honor our heritage! Information about the festival can be found at www.homerdavenport.com.

This year's festival promises to be bigger than ever, while keeping our uniquely "home town festival" feel. On tap again for this year: Saturday 10:00 a.m. Parade, 10K Fun-Run, Sunday 11:00 a.m. The Davenport Races, Food Court, Live Music, Lion’s Club Breakfast, Davenport Cartoon Display, Crafts Fair, Fly Wheels Classic Car Cruise-In, Combined SHS Alumni reunion, Tennis Tournament, Beer Garden, and much much more!

The Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. Saturday with the route starting at Brown Street - heading south on Water Street, turning at Oak Street and heading north on First Street.  The parade disbands around Roth's Market.
 
The Barb Rue Memorial Davenport Races begin at 11:00 a.m. on Main Street in downtown Silverton.  All races should be completed by 3:00 p.m.  Don't miss this Homer signature event.  


Welcome Message

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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. 

Spring, summer, winter or fall, Silverton is a wonderful place with a full complement of amenities and activities.  On any given day you can refresh yourself with a tour of The Oregon Garden, a walk through Silver Falls State Park, an exploration of the wonderful shops and restaurants in downtown Silverton or a visit to nearby farms and vineyards.  Use this website as a guide for what to see and do around town.

With its scenic beauty, rich history, charming downtown and gems of nature – it’s no wonder Silverton is Oregon’s Garden City, the perfect place to grow your dreams!

I look forward to your next visit.

Stacy Palmer, Executive Director

Silverton Named 3rd Safest City In Oregon

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Silverton, Oregon has been selected as the #3 city on the list of Oregon's Safest Cities over 9,000 in population.

To be considered for this ranking,  the crime statistics (both property and violent crimes)  of over 300 cities in Oregon are reviewed to determine the safest.  For a complete list of the top 12 log on to: http://www.valuepenguin.com/2015/04/2015-safest-places-oregon-study 

This is a testament to the dedication and professionalism of the Silverton Police Department.  Chief Fossholm and his officers truly live up to the motto: To Serve & Protect.

Please explore this website to plan your next visit to one of Oregon's safest cities.   

 

Summer is a wonderful time to visit Silverton

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Whether it's taking in the shops and extensive dining options in town or maybe just visiting during one of our many festivals - summer truly is a wonderful time to visit Silverton.  The Oregon Garden is in bloom, Silver Falls State Park is a great place to camp or hike and downtown Historic Silverton is perfect for a summer stroll.   Check out the over 20 murals that adorn the buildings downtown, take in a movie or sip a cocktail on a deck over Silver Creek, take a step back in time and relax just minutes from Portland and Salem.

For a list of events all through the summer, just click the events tab at the top of the page.

Join us in Silverton and learn why so many think we are the place where dreams, families and businesses grow.  



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