Community Profile

Salem is the capital city of Oregon with a population of more than 160,000. Centrally located, Salem is 47 miles south of Portland and an hour from the Cascade Mountains and the ocean beaches. Salem is in the midst of sustained, steady growth. Ongoing preservation of historic downtown buildings, along with a downtown core master plan for residential and commercial development, ensures managed growth.

Salem is a diverse community with well-established neighborhoods, a family-friendly ambiance, and a small town feel.

Our commutes are short, our air is pure, our parks are beautiful. We have abundant land for development, a ready and willing workforce, great training programs, and a city that works hard to make doing business easy.


 

What’s happening
Oct. 24
Jack Gantos: Author Talk and Book Signing7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
Oct. 28
Tamale Trot 5k/10k8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.Riverfront Park
500 Water ST NE
Salem OR 97301
A Very Grimm Halloween House3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Anderson Rooms A&B
Salem Public Library
Trick or Treat Downtown Salem4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.Downtown Salem
Nov. 10
Veteran’s Day - Some city offices closed for holiday observance

Contact us

Urban Development Department
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301
Phone: 
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