Old Town Grants Pass

August 1st, 2018

The Redwood Hyperion Suites is just blocks away from the heart of Old Town Grants Pass! Guests walk, bike, or hop in the car to enjoy all downtown has to offer.

A National Historic District

Redwood Motel in 1937

Photo courtesy of Don O’Brien

Old Town Grants pass has been designated a National Historic District. The town was founded back in 1863 and named in honor of General Grant’s victory at Vicksburg. Many of the buildings you’ll see in old town were first built in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Notable buildings include: First National Bank Building (1890), The Schmidt House (1901), Owl Billiard Parlor (1905), Josephine County Courthouse (1916), and The Rogue Theatre (1938).

And although the Redwood has gone through a number of renovations of their years, the original hotel was built in 1926!

Check out the Travel Grants Pass website for a map and more information.

Interesting Shops

Shops in Downtown Grants Pass

Photo by Nicolas Vigier

If antiques are your thing, check out the Old Town Antique Mall at 324 SW 6th St where you’ll find almost 100 vendors in a 7000 square foot space.

If you appreciate art, definitely stop by the Glass Forge Gallery at 501 SW G. St where you’ll not only see some amazing glass art, but can often catch live glass blowing.

February through December on from 5 to 9 pm on the first Friday of the month, galleries, shops, and restaurants host special receptions, performances, and other events to showcase the work of local and regional artists.

Every Saturday from 9am to 1pm at 4th and F Street, you can check out local produce and goods at the farmer’s market.

No Shortage of Great Food

As you’re exploring some of the awesome shopping in Old Town, you’ll also discover no shortage of great food, fine wine, and craft beer! Here’s a short list of just some of what you’ll find:

Farmers MarketLaughing Clam
121 SW G St
American food, draft beer, cocktails, and live music on the weekends

G Street Bar and Grill
125 SE G St
American as well as sushi, drinks, happy hour, and live music

Blondies’ Bistro
226 SW G St
American food with a global twist

The Twisted Cork
210 SW 6th
Wine bar and upscale small plates

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241 SW G St
Quirky location, comfort food and healthy options