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
Feb. 20
Salem Reads: What is the Meaning of Climate Change?7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.Anderson Rooms A&B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Feb. 23
Salem Reads: Disaster Preparedness2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Feb. 28
Author Talk and Book Signing with Lily Brooks-Dalton7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Mar. 02
Ask the Experts 20191:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Salem Public Library Main Branch
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
May 27
Memorial Day 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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