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. 06
West Salem Library Closed for Renovation July 9 - August 20 West Salem Library
395 Glen Creek RD NW
Salem OR 97304
Aug. 08
Movies in Teen Scene: Love, Simon3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Teen Scene
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Aug. 13
West Salem Library Closed for Renovation July 9 - August 20 West Salem Library
395 Glen Creek RD NW
Salem OR 97304
Aug. 15
Movies in Teen Scene - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Teen Scene
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Aug. 22
Movies in Teen Scene: Everything, Everything3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Teen Scene
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
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Urban Development Department
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8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301
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