1575 Main St., Sweet Home, Oregon 97386

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Historical Sweet Home

Settlers first arrived in the Sweet Home Valley in the early 1850s. In 1893, the city of Sweet Home was incorporated. A community known as Buckhead developed near the mouth of Ames Creek and the South Santiam River. Buckhead was named after a saloon that featured a set of elk antlers on the gable end of its building. East of Buckhead, a community called Mossville developed with a store and post office. In 1874, the two communities merged to become one community called Sweet Home. Sweet Home experienced significant growth during the 1940s due to the demand for timber from local forests.

Working in Sweet Home

Founded on industry, our community blends itself ecologically with our most important heritage; nature.  Sweet Home offers forward thinking educational and industrial opportunities as we continue to be on the cutting edge of business technology.  We pride ourselves on continuous improvements to the community through investment in water and sewer upgrades; a new community center, police station and high school. More than $52 million worth of projects have been completed by the city and Sweet Home School District in the last 15 years, reflecting an outstanding commitment to the future.

Leisure Time in Sweet Home

Natural and recreational opportunities greet visitors on the very edge of town where more than 60 miles of lakes entice them to explore and experience Foster and Green Peter Reservoirs.  Lining the shore are miles of trails, a marina, parks and camping sites.  Whether you enjoy fishing, skiing, wakeboarding or sailing the opportunities to satisfy the open water enthusiast are endless!   If you’re a country music fan attending the Oregon Jamboree, visiting family and friends, enjoying one of the many recreational opportunities or planning to live here, you will be embraced by locals with a willingness to share the bountiful hidden treasures found in our area.

Things To Do in Sweet Home

The Oregon Jamboree is the Northwest's premier country music and camping festival. Founded in 1992, this annual event is held on over 20 acres in scenic Sweet Home which includes the historic Weddle Covered Bridge and connecting Sankey Park.  The three day event offers a full festival atmosphere on the lush fields of the main venue and a more intimate concert experience on the new second stage where Ames Creek meanders past the park and under the covered bridge to create a separate and more intimate ambiance in the 75+ year old park.

Living in Sweet Home

Not too far from anywhere and close to everything, Sweet Home is located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range, on the edge of Oregon’s fertile Willamette Valley.  Journey west to the coast, east to the high desert or north to Portland’s metropolis; it is easy to experience all the great state has to offer within two hours in any direction. Sweet Home is a small town with a great quality of life.  A developing yet tranquil city that remains focused on maintaining an optimal rural lifestyle.  

Meet Us in Sweet Home

Known as the "Gateway to the Santiam Playground", Sweet Home is a small logging town located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range on the eastern edge of the Willamette Valley. The mild weather and central location in the Santiam Recreation Area are part of the reason that Sweet Home has so many recreational opportunities. Fishing, hiking and camping are only minutes away from Sweet Home residences.

Welcome!

Welcome to Sweet Home Oregon; a small yet progressive community tucked into the foothills of the Oregon Cascade Mountain range. Known for its beauty and scenic recreational opportunities, it is truly Oregon at its Best!

Founded on industry, our community blends itself ecologically with our most important heritage; nature.  Sweet Home offers forward thinking educational and industrial opportunities.  We pride ourselves on continuous improvements to the community through investment in water and sewer upgrades; a new community center, police station and high school. More than $52 million worth of projects have been completed by the city and Sweet Home School District in the last 15 years, reflecting an outstanding commitment to the future.

Natural and recreational opportunities greet visitors on the very edge of town where more than 60 miles of lakes entice them to explore and experience Foster and Green Peter Reservoirs.  Lining the shore are miles of trails, a marina, parks and camping sites.  Whether you enjoy fishing, skiing, wakeboarding or sailing the opportunities to satisfy the open water enthusiast are endless!

If you’re a country music fan attending the Oregon Jamboree, visiting family and friends, enjoying one of the many recreational opportunities or planning to live here, you will be embraced by locals with a willingness to share the bountiful hidden treasures found throughout the area.  Sweet Home prides itself on quality medical care, education opportunities, cultural activities, outdoor recreation, and a progressive business community.  These priorities make Sweet Home a highly diversified community with a small town feel.

Spending time in this breathtaking setting enhances the spirit and enriches the soul.  If communing with nature is what you desire, we invite you to visit.  Even if it’s the first time here; many agree it feels like coming home!

2017 Membership Application– Apply Today!

We are very excited to be sponsoring the 2017 Sportsman Holiday Grand Parade on Saturday, July 8th at 10am. Theme "Around the World" Check-in:  Opens at 7am  -  Closes at 9am Judging will begin at 9am Please have your entry forms submitted no later than June 30th Entries can be dropped at the Chamber offices or emailed to sweethomecoc@gmail.com [more]

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Good morning Sweet Home. I want to thank all the volunteers that keep our Main street flowers beautiful! It is a delight to see as I look out the window and see such beauty! I grew up here and left for awhile and now I am back. I love our little town! Thank you to all the businesses that support our Chamber of Commerce and continually to support us through good and bad as well as the community as a whole. We have so much to offer, even as a small town! I love volunteering here for many reasons. Lets continue to put one foot in front of the other. As I sit here and ponder as volunteer, I know why this town is so dear. It is the delight to see children to cheer, cheer on as they watch the parade go by or a circus clown that makes them smile! To look forward to people as they stop in and tell of their stories around the bend. Aren't we the lucky ones to have a place where we can always hear or see a smiling face! Keep up the good work Sweet Home!
Have a wonderful day!
Sandi Lovely,
Volunteer Office Manager
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This is what it's like to volunteer at the Chamber "after" the "hurricane ": there are no records of the past. No records of vendors we owe; no payroll records, no lists of who are members, who we owe money. Nothing! We 3 (bill matthews, sandi thompson and me) are rebuilding the Chamber history and relationships. We believe in the value of the Chamber and what the Chamber offers this community. We volunteer all our time and efforts for YOU Sweet Home. ... See MoreSee Less

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