Community Profile

Salem is the capital city of Oregon with a population over 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 small town feel.’

Our commutes are short, our air 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
Jun. 23
Salem Summer Solstice 5k/10k7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Minto-Brown Island Park
2200 Minto Island RD S
Salem OR 97302
Summer Solstice 5/10k Run and Walk7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Minto-Brown Island Park
2200 Minto Island RD S
Salem OR 97302
Jun. 24
World Beat10:00 a.m.11:00 p.m.Riverfront Park
500 Water ST NE
Salem OR 97301
Jun. 29
14th Annual Public Works Day10:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.Riverfront Park
500 Water ST NE
Salem OR 97301
Jul. 04
Independence Day Office Closure

Contact us

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