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Start your ride with ice cream at the Butteville Store.
The seasonally open historic Butteville store has sandwiches, pie and ice cream.
Keizer has restaurants, grocery stores and hardware stores. Downtown Salem has many restaurants and three bicycle shops. Grocery stores are outside of the downtown area. The bikeway passes a large convenience store south of Salem near the entrance to Minto Brown Park.
Independence has a beautifully preserved historic downtown with a wonderful city park, several restaurants, an ice cream parlor, a post office and large convenience store. Independence is 13 miles south of Salem, less than one mile from the bikeway from River Road South. Cross the Willamette River on the Independence Bridge, then turn right.
Jefferson has several restaurants and a large convenience store. Albany has a bicycle shop located directly on the bikeway, and many restaurants and a smaller grocery store in downtown. Brownsville has a hardware store and several restaurants.
Local produce at roadside stands
Many towns in the Willamette Valley have farmers markets May-October. Most markets are held on Saturdays, with a few of the larger towns hosting mid-week markets. Directory of Oregon Farmers Markets.
The Willamette Valley is Oregon's leading wine region and home to two-third of the state's wineries and vineyards -- close to 200 wineries dot the valley and surrounding hills. The region is recognized as one of the premier pinot noir producing areas in the world. Directory of Willamette Valley Vineyards.