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
Aug. 01
Night of 1,000 Stars: Teen Talent Showcase6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Everyone is invited to come and enjoy as talented middle and high school-aged youth team up for a night of entertainment and fun at Salem Public Library. Performers have been selected through audition. The show is free and open to the public, with seating on first-come, first-seated basis.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Aug. 03
Explore Earth ... And Beyond: Activities for All Ages1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Salem Public Library Main Branch
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Everyone is invited for a library-wide exploration of the universe around us, packed with crafts, activities, hands-on science, and interesting presentations. Free on a drop-in basis. Parking will be free for the day.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Sep. 02
Labor Day

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Nov. 11
Veteran’s Day - Some city offices closed for holiday observance

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Nov. 28
Thanksgiving - Some city offices closed for holiday observanceCivic Center
555 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

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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