Directions to Mount Angel Abbey

We're glad that you have decided to visit our hilltop community. In addition to the monks of the Abbey with its church and monastery, you will find here the seminary we own and administer, our library, guest & retreat house, and a great little bookstore and gift shop. We also are blessed with a fully functioning United States Post Office: St. Benedict, Oregon 97373.

Driving Directions

FROM THE NORTH , exit I-5 at the HWY 214, Woodburn-Mt. Angel exit. Turn left, following HWY 214 as it turns right to join Hwy 99E, and then left, as Hwy 214 separates to go to the town of Mt. Angel. It is about 12 miles from the I-5 exit to Mt. Angel. Once in the village of Mt. Angel you will see a fountain in the middle of town. (By the way, the bronze hat held by the little boy in the fountain belonged to our Father Emmanuel). There is a green street sign indicating that the Abbey is to the left. Turn left here onto Church Street. This will take you east, past Saint Mary's Church. (The monks staff this parish church. It is well worth a visit there. It has been beautifully restored, with magnificent stained glass windows). Church Street becomes College Street. One half mile further, on the east edge of town, you will see the Abbey drive on your right. Follow this beautiful wooded drive to the top of the hill. Directional signs will show you to the right and then slightly to the left past the new Seminary Theological Center of the Annunciation, on to the guest parking area beyond. There is a staircase to take you up to the mall level, or an elevator through the portico attached to the Retreat House. You're here! Welcome.

FROM THE SOUTH, stay on I-5 all the way through Salem. On the north end of town, exit I-5 at the Keizer/Chemawah exit. Turn right. This road becomes Hazelgreen at this point. Stay on Hazelgreen all the way to the flashing red light at a crossroads called Bethany. You will pass a small pioneer cemetery and school on your right. Turn left at the light. This is Mt. Angel HWY NE. Follow this road into the town of Mt. Angel. You will pass Queen of Angels Monastery, the Benedictine Sisters, on your right. Once in the village you will see a fountain in the middle of town. (By the way, the bronzed hat held by the little boy in the fountain belonged to our Father Emmanuel). There is a green street sign indicating that the Abbey is to the right. Turn right here onto Church Street over the railroad tracks (this wil become College Street). This will take you east, past Saint Mary's Church. (The monks staff this parish church. It is well worth a visit there. It has been beautifully restored, with magnificent stained glass windows). One half mile further, on the east edge of town, you will see the Abbey drive on your right. Follow this beautiful wooded drive to the top of the hill. Directional signs will show you to the right and then slightly to the left past the new Seminary Theological Center of the Annunciation, on to the guest parking area beyond. There is a staircase to take you up to the mall level, or an elevator through the portico attached to the Retreat House. You're here! Welcome.

Arriving by Train

For guests of Mount Angel Abbey, Salem-Keizer Yellow Cab (503-362-2411) have offered a flat rate of $40 for transportation from Salem to the Abbey.

Arriving by Air

There are some flights into Salem's McNary Field, namely Delta Connection. Most will arrive at Portland International Airport (PDX). It is about an hour's drive from the Portland airport to Mount Angel. All major rental car companies are represented there. Many guests choose to take the HUT shuttle. It departs frequently, and one can disembark in Woodburn. The HUT shuttle does require reservations.

For guests of Mount Angel Abbey, the Woodburn Affordable Taxi company (503-902-0092 and mobile 503-980-5961) for transportation from Woodburn to the Abbey.