Connect with Community and Partners of East Salem


​Community and Partners of East Salem (CaPES) grew out of the City’s Neighborhood Partnership Program with a focus on community building. Neighbors and community partners collaborate on a variety of efforts to strengthen the East Salem Neighborhoods (North Lancaster, East Lancaster, Lansing and Northgate Neighborhoods). The group is working to facilitate community connections, support children and families, and promote a safe, healthy, clean environment.

Neighborhood celebrations

Connect with your neighbors and strengthen your community with events of all sizes. You can invite a few people on your street for popsicles in your front yard or to a larger event at a community location.

2017 East Salem Day of Play photos

Community gardens

Community gardens grow food, act as a community gathering space, and offer opportunities to connect with your neighbors. A few years ago North Lancaster neighbors transformed their undeveloped park into Brown Road Community Garden now home to garden plots, seating areas, children’s activity space, a walking path, and a little free library.

Find a community garden in your neighborhood

Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries are small, cabinet sized libraries that could go anywhere. Everyone is welcome to take or leave a book. These have been popping up all over the world since 2009. CaPES partners decided it was a great opportunity to support literacy and community shared space and they have supported the installation of six libraries in East Salem.  

Find a Little Free Library in your neighborhood

Partnership documents

Content Type
CaPES play day photos (September 2017)Print Media9/29/20172035 KB
East Salem Free ResourcesPrint Media9/21/2017816 KB
CaPES bike rodeo photos (May 2017)Print Media5/19/20172452 KB
East Salem Little Free Libraries flyerPrint Media3/31/20172286 KB
CaPES neighborhood profileReport or Study12/1/20166495 KB


Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Oct. 04
North Gateway Redevelopment Advisory Board Meeting8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
Oct. 09
Northgate Neighborhood Association Meeting7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Hee Hee Illahee RV Park
4751 Astoria ST NE
Salem OR 97305
Oct. 18
Community and Partners of East Salem (CaPES) Meeting11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.Goodwill
3535 Lancaster DR NE
Salem OR 97301

Contact us

Jessica Loewen Preis
555 Liberty Street SE RM 305
Salem OR 97301
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