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Chatoe Lawn

Summer Hours

  • Monday-Sunday, 11am-9pm (Note: During harvest, the Chatoe Tasting Room will close at 8pm for safety)

Tours available upon request. E-mail for more information.

Rogue Farms is dog friendly, but please remember to keep your pet leashed at all times.

Directional Sign_2How to Find the Hopyard By Air, Land and Sea:

By Air: The nearest general aviation airport is the Independence State Airport, a mile northwest of town. The airport has a 3,000 long, 60′ foot wide asphalt runway, handling about 87 trips per day and housing nearly 200 aircraft. Facilities include self-serve 100LL aviation fuel.

FAA Identifier: 7S5
Coordinates: 44-52.017500N / 123-11.894833W

By Land: Our address is 3590 Wigrich Road, Independence, Oregon, 97351 – about seven miles, via paved roads, southeast of Independence or five miles northeast of Buena Vista. We offer free valet parking for bicyclists and horse riders.

By Sea: Guests are welcome to land their boats, kayaks and canoes at our private beach on the Willamette River during their visit.  However, the beach cannot be used for taking in and putting out watercraft. The beach is between mileposts 101 and 102, about four miles downriver from the Buena Vista Ferry. Camping is not allowed on the beach.

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  1. Heidi #

    Can we bring our 2 year old to the Salmon Bake?

    June 5, 2013
    • Yes. Rogue Farms does not engage in age discrimination.

      June 6, 2013
  2. Heidi #

    Love it!! See you there 🙂

    June 6, 2013
  3. Is there a marker or sign on the Willamette to let us know where we can land our kayaks to visit the farm? We are planning a trip from Albany or Buena Vista to Independence and would like to stop by.

    June 21, 2013
    • Look for the Chatoe Rogue sign on the riverbank. You’re welcome to park your canoes and kayaks on the beach at the sign.

      June 23, 2013
  4. Andrea #

    Are pets allowed? I see that you have critters and want to be sure it’s alright to bring our dog along.

    July 5, 2013
    • Dear Andrea,

      Rogue Farms is dog friendly. All we ask is that dog owners keep their pets under control in case they don’t get along with other dogs, and so the dogs don’t chase our poultry.

      Hope to see you soon!
      Rogue Farms

      July 6, 2013
  5. Roberta Heidt #

    What is the alcohol level for Daddy’s little helper? Thanks.

    July 18, 2013
    • Dear Roberta,

      Dad’s Little Helper has an ABV of 6.2%. You can find more information about all our ales, lagers, stouts, porters, mead and kolsch at

      Rogue Farms

      July 19, 2013
  6. Roberta Heidt #

    Thank. ! Drank this last night and loved it!

    July 19, 2013
  7. Meghan #

    Will you be open Monday Sept. 2, Labor Day?

    August 27, 2013
  8. If we want to cycle out to the independence farm, is there somewhere near by we can camp?

    September 4, 2013
    • Hi Joseph,

      There’s no camping at the farm and not much to choose from nearby. If you want to paddle your way here, there are two primitive campgrounds just south of here on the Willamette River. Take a look at the Willamette River Water Trail map for more information. We’ve never seen these campsites and have no idea what conditions are like at these two spots.

      Rogue Farms

      September 10, 2013
  9. Scott #

    I love your 7 hop IPA. Can you fill growlers to go and is it available at the Hopyard? Thanks!

    October 25, 2013
    • Hi Scott,

      We’re suppose to get more kegs of 7 Hop IPA at the Chatoe today. But please call ahead to make sure we got them. The phone is 503-838-9813.Growler fills, we can do!

      Rogue Farms

      October 31, 2013
  10. KT #

    Planning to stop by Sunday afternoon. Are you doing tours of the facilities these days? Any other events going on at the Chateau this weekend? Thanks!

    November 5, 2013
    • Hi KT,

      We’re open 11am to 8pm this Sunday with a tour of the Farm scheduled for 3pm. Looking forward to seeing you!

      Rogue Farms

      November 6, 2013
  11. janeingramallen #

    Are you open for farm tours this weekend, Nov. 22-23? I am interested in seeing hop bines and maybe collecting some of the waste bines for papermaking. I read in an old book that hop vines can be used for hand papermaking.

    November 21, 2013
    • Hi Jane,

      We’re open both days this weekend from 11am to 8pm, with tours at 3pm. We love the idea of making paper from bines, but we harvested this year’s crop of hops two months ago and have mulched all the leftover bines.

      Rogue Farms

      November 22, 2013
  12. Hi Steve,

    Paddlers are welcome to use our beach and come in for a beer during a trip, but not as launch or take out site.

    As for your other questions, check out the Willamette Water Trail website. Lots of good maps and other info.

    Rogue Farms

    February 26, 2014
  13. Craig Hutchings #

    Love the relaxed atmosphere and the beer, yours truly Craig founder of Bikes Plus!

    April 11, 2014
  14. James #

    Is there any way to purchase some of your honey? I would LOVE to try it!

    May 7, 2014
    • Hi James,

      Our 7,140,298 Rogue Farms honeybees appreciate your interest in their honey. But for now, we’re setting it aside for John Maier to brew more Honey Kolsch, 19 Original Colonies Mead and Marionberry Braggot.

      Thank you,
      Rogue Farms

      May 8, 2014
  15. Great bike ride out for lunch and beer!!!

    May 8, 2014
  16. Do we need to make a reservation for a spot on the tour, or do we just show up?

    May 26, 2014
  17. John Iliyn #

    Do you guys serve food at the farm?

    June 30, 2014
    • Hi John,

      Yes we serve food, along with our farm grown beer and spirits.

      We have a menu on our Facebook page, but the offerings may change according to the season.

      Rogue Farms

      June 30, 2014
  18. olivia #

    If we canoe to Rogue Farms, are there taxis to take one of us back to our car at Buena Vista Ferry? I don’t think I can paddle four miles back up against the river current! 🙂

    August 8, 2014
    • Hi Olivia,

      Although paddlers are welcome to stop on our beach while visiting the farm, we don’t allow people to use it as put in or take out location.

      Rogue Farms

      August 12, 2014
  19. obvious #

    Just to educate you a little, the Independence airport has ONE runway oriented north to south. You can land at either end (thus your confusion of saying it has 2 runways). Pilots already know this anyway. Just thought you could update your website to be accurate.

    From the pilot

    August 19, 2014
    • Thanks for the information, we updated the website!

      Rogue Farms

      August 19, 2014
  20. Pat #

    We paddled by the Chatoe this morning on our way to Independence but didn’t know what was there or if we could land there and visit? Is there food/drink available at tbe farm?

    August 21, 2014
    • Hi Pat,

      Paddlers are welcome to park on our beach and visit Rogue Farms. The Chatoe Tasting Room is open daily during summer, and on a limited schedule after harvest season. Our hours are posted here.

      Thanks for writing!
      Rogue Farms

      August 25, 2014
  21. rich peters #

    If you float in, plan to float out! There is a serious misunderstanding in the float community about what is allowed at the Hop Farm. You may not put in or take out canoes or kayaks. You may float in but must also float out. I have heard for 2 years from friends doing so and it is not allowed I discovered this week. There appears to be a lack of communication within Rogue and it definitely had an affect on customer experience. You make great beer, win awards but pretty much tell people welcome, do not let the rock salt hit you in the ass on the way out!
    While doing the Eugene Ale Trail with friends we had a truly bad customer experience in the Eugene location that pretty much said your money is more welcome than you.
    I love Rogue beers but my experience has always been inconsistent at best in service.
    You make great beer, you win awards, your prices are questionably high. You need to get everyone together and focus on what matters and be clear in all you communicate outside as well as inside. Thanks for the beer, but there are other greats out there!

    August 28, 2014
    • Hi Rich,
      Thank you for your e-mail. We will make modifications to the website and blog that are more specific to what we can allow on the beach and float-in/out. We are sorry that this caused you and your group confusion. I have forwarded your note about the Rogue in Eugene on to the pub General Manager. If you would like to contact him further about this, his e-mail address is
      Grow the Revolution!

      Cheryl Gillson
      Rogue Farms
      Marketing Manager

      August 29, 2014
  22. Aaron #

    For a weekday tour, is there a minimum number of people required to request a tour?

    June 16, 2016
    • No, Aaron. Just give us a call and we’d be happy to show you around! The number at the Chatoe Tasting Room is 503-838-9813. Thanks!

      June 29, 2016
  23. Jose Vega #

    Looking to visit from Corvallis via canoe. Can we carry our canoes to our parked car at the pub?

    July 6, 2016
    • Hi Jose,
      You are welcome to stop at our beach on your trip, but we can not allow vessel put in or take out. Hope you can still grab a pint with us!

      July 7, 2016
  24. Tom Mclaughlin #

    Hello-Any chance there is a hop tour on Friday, 7/15?

    July 12, 2016
    • Hi Tom,
      Please give a call over to the Chatoe Tasting Room to see if they can set you up with a tour. 503-838-9813
      Grow the Revolution!

      July 13, 2016
  25. amanda m madsen #

    Do you guys sell fresh cuts of hop vines? we’re in need of at least 10ft worth near the end of Sept. for our wedding.
    thanks, amanda madsen

    September 2, 2016
    • Hi Amanda,
      Sorry we didn’t see your message until now. There are still some hops left in the field we’d be happy to share with you for your wedding! Please email to organize.

      September 16, 2016
  26. Good morning, I have a steady supply of red pine and southern yellow pine 4″,5″, and 6″ treated hop posts that are warranted for 15 years. Could you send my contact along to your farm manager to see if any opportunity exists to supply your farm?

    October 7, 2016

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