The Rogue Valley Mall, located in Medford, Oregon, is the largest indoor shopping complex between Eugene, Oregon, and Sacramento, California. It is named "Rogue Valley" because it lies in the Rogue River Valley in south-western Oregon.
The Rougue Valley Mall was built in 1988 with original anchors being Mervyn's (north anchor), Montgomery Wards (east anchor), JCPenney (south anchor), and Meier & Frank (west anchor). The largest anchor store was Meier and Frank. In 2001, the first anchor closed. Montgomery Ward filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The Wards location was later filled with a Meier and Frank Home Store on the lower level and a Copeland Sports on the upper level. On August 30, 2005, Meier and Frank was bought by Federated Department Stores, which soon changed the name of the Meier and Frank store to Macy's and the Home Store to Macy's Home. In August 2006, Copeland Sports filed for bankruptcy and was bought by Sports Authority, who changed the name soon after. The next anchor to close was Mervyn's in 2007, due to a pull-out of Oregon by the whole company. The vacant space was soon bought by Kohl's. JCPenney is the only original anchor. Linens-N-Things also operated a large store between Mervyn's and Macy's Home Store on the lower level. This was closed when the company went bankrupt in 2008.
Today, the mall sits next to a Target and Interstate 5. It has over 100 stores, including Chico's, Aeropostale, American Eagle, and Bath and Body Works. The current anchor stores are Kohl's, JCPenney, Macy's, Macy's Home (on the lower level), and Sports Authority (on the upper level). The food court features 13 eateries ranging from burgers to tacos to Japanese to Starbucks.