Stroll the historic stretch of Main Street through downtown Cottage Grove. Start at the Chamber of Commerce's visitor information center and meander all the way to Centennial Covered Bridge, a charming covered footbridge built from the salvaged wood of former historic covered bridges. Along the way enjoy historic buildings, brightly colored murals and unique shopping. 

This cycling-friendly downtown is a great day-trip exploration, weekend getaway, or basecamp for further ventures into Oregon wine country or up into the foothills for waterfall hikes. 

Meal at Jack Sprats in Cottage Grove

Meal at Jack Sprats in Cottage Grove

Main Street Food & Drink

Main Street has excellent dining options from craft breweries to diners. Choose dine in or take out from the many diverse restaurants including barbecue, burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads, tacos and pizza. Relax in the sunshine at Coast Fork Brewing or listen to live music at Axe & Fiddle.

Schweitzer's Work & Western Wear

Schweitzer's Work & Western Wear Cottage Grove

Main Street Shopping

Main Street is a great place for finding unique gifts and keepsakes. The beautiful storefronts showcase antiques, books, fabrics, games, household goods and authentic Western wear. During the holidays this is a popular destination for shopping when the stores dress up with holiday charm.

Rolf Prima Criterion in Cottage Grove by Greg Lee


While tours of covered bridges, murals and Hollywood movie sites can range throughout the town; you'll see plenty of memorable sights right along the Main Street stretch. During community festivities, witness parades rolling right down Main Street. During the summer, watch a cycling race zip through these historic streets. A pleasant urban park is centered in the middle of town — relax there with a picnic or good book in summer, and in winter, admire the lighted Christmas tree.

Cottage Grove's Main Street History

The historic district of Cottage Grove is a marvelous destination for day-trippers or for getting away for a few days. Visit the regional museums to learn about the Native people, the pioneers, the Gold Rush and then the years when Hollywood came calling. Enhance your Cottage Grove trip with local wine tasting, fishing and boating on the lakes, waterfall hikes and family cycling rides on the Row River Trail.