Add to My Oregon Road Trip

Just about any place you find on TravelOregon.com can be added to your own Oregon Roadtrippers Account. Find out how.

Get on the road with Roadtrippers

Roadtrippers Logo

We’ve partnered with Roadtrippers to provide a great way to plan a trip around Oregon. So start planning your next road trip to here, there or pretty much anywhere in Oregon.

Situated in the Willamette Valley on the Long Tom River, Hard Times Distillery inhabits an old granary in downtown Monroe, Oregon (pop 680), halfway between Eugene and Corvallis.

The building sat empty for about nine years before we finally found it, after a long search through Springfield, Eugene, Junction City and Harrisburg. Monroe embraced us, and we’ve been happily cooking in the ugliest building in town ever since. What you will notice on a tour at Hard Times is that there are not a lot of slick, machine-made surfaces. Dudley and James built everything themselves. The production stills were built by hand, and the fermentation process was developed over time through a lightbulb-like quest for a vodka that made us smile.

We currently have two pot stills and four vodka columns. Our fermentation process handles about 1200 gallons at a turn.

What’s around here? Location & Nearby Things to See & Do

These maps and directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, or other events may cause road conditions to differ from the map results. For travel options, weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941.

Flag as Incorrect

Is any of the information on this page incorrect?

Sign up for the Food & Drink Newsletter

We’ve got the inside line on farm-to-table cuisine, artisan cheese, micro-brew, wine, wild caught fish and the Next Big (food) Thing. Count on our culinary enews to help you plan your next epicurean adventure. (delivered even-numbered months)

css.php
Close

Sign up for the

Travel Oregon

Newsletter

Stay in touch and get the inside scoop for your next Oregon adventure. We'll deliver Oregon stories, itineraries, contests and ideas of where to eat + drink and get outdoors and explore - right to your inbox, every month.

Success! You're all signed up to receive Oregon trip ideas delivered right to your inbox.

Hmm, something went wrong, please try later.

can't wait to hear from us?

Follow us Online