Culture, history and food collide in this Bavarian-inspired town.
Located in the rolling hills of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Mt. Angel is easy to miss on a map. The small, Bavarian-inspired town of just 3,500 people sits less than an hour south of Portland.
4/20/2017 - updated 5/4/2022
Mt. Angel’s rich history started in the mid-1800s when German-Catholic families and a group of Benedictine monks and sisters settled the area. Today, the town boasts Old World buildings, German-inspired cuisine and ornate churches. While the annual Oktoberfest celebration is Mt. Angel’s iconic attraction, the village’s history and Bavarian culture can be enjoyed year-round. Here are eight things you must do when visiting Mt. Angel: