Northeast Neighbors (NEN) Neighborhood Association


​Northeast Neighbors (NEN) encompasses a beautiful, historic part of Salem, including the Court-Chemeketa Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The neighborhood is roughly bordered by State Street to the south, the Oregon State Fair property to the north, the Union Pacific railroad to the west with a slight jog westerly around Parrish Middle School and the surrounding neighborhood and 24th Avenue NE to the east. Anyone who resides, owns a business, or owns property within its borders is a member of the Northeast Neighbors Neighborhood association. For more information on getting involved, contact the chair.

Contact us

Chair: Lynn Takata ([email protected])

Land use chairs: Nancy McDaniel ([email protected]) and Laura Buhl ([email protected])  


Facebook: NEN

Sign up for mailing list:  Neighborhood Services Mailings

About your neighborhood

Police district: 3

Parks: Englewood Park, McRae Park

Schools: Englewood Elementary School, North Salem High School, Parrish Middle School


Neighborhood Services CoordinatorIrma Dowd[email protected]503-540-2303
City Councilor for Ward 1Cara Kaser[email protected]503-399-7801
City Councilor for Ward 2Tom Andersen[email protected]503-399-7802
Northeast Neighbors BylawsDocument12/4/2018130 KB
NEN-SESNA Neighborhood PlanMaster Plan2/14/20179374 KB


Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Salem First Church of the Nazarene, 1550 Market ST NE, Salem OR 97301. See the calendar for specific dates.

If you want to speak at a neighborhood association meeting, contact the chair.

​Agendas and Minutes

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Nov. 10
Northeast Neighbors Meeting - NEN6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Salem First Church of the Nazarene
1550 Market ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Regular Meeting

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2303

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Nov. 11
North Neighbors (N2) Meeting11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in North Salem Neighborhoods. For more information, call Salem Leadership Foundation at 503-315-8924.

We meet every second Tuesday of each month. Locations vary.

Phone: 503-315-8924

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. 20
Transgender Day of Remembrance7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

This is an annual event with the Human Rights Commission and the Human Rights Commision LGBTQIA+ Intersectional Rights Task Force

Phone: 503-540-2371

Nov. 26
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.


Upcoming planning hearings, land use hearings, and other notices that affect this neighborhood are listed below. You can also view land use applications in your neighborhood on the Salem Land Use Applications dashboard.

Salem Demographics
Major Historic Design Review1705 Court St NEHistoric Landmarks Commission10/15/2020Northeast Neighbors; Ward 1
Code AmendmentHistoric Landmarks Commission8/20/2020Ward 1; Ward 2; Ward 3; Ward 4; Ward 5; Ward 6; Ward 7; Ward 8; Central Area; East Lancaster; Faye Wright; Grant; Highland; Lansing; Morningside; Northeast Neighbors; North East Salem; Northgate; North Lancaster; South Central; Southeast Mill Creek; South East Salem; South Gateway; Sunnyslope; Southwest Association of Neighbors; West Salem
Conditional Use / Class 2 Adjustment320 14th St NEHearings Officer8/12/2020Northeast Neighbors; Ward 1
Sign Variance850 State StHearings Officer7/22/2020Ward 1; Central Area; Northeast Neighbors; South East Salem
Historic Design Review1677 Chemeketa St NEHistoric Landmarks Commission5/21/2020Northeast Neighbors; Ward 1
Historic Design Review1552 Court St NEHistoric Landmarks Commission5/21/2020Ward 1; Northeast Neighbors
Comprehensive Plan Change / Zone Change Case2575 Center St NESalem Planning Commission5/19/2020North East Salem; Northeast Neighbors; Ward 2
Historic Design Review1677 Chemeketa St NEHistoric Landmarks Commission3/19/2020Northeast Neighbors; Ward 1
Code AmendmentMulti-Family Housing Design ProjectCity Council1/27/2020Central Area; East Lancaster; Grant; Faye Wright; Highland; Lansing; Morningside; North East Salem; North Lancaster; Northeast Neighbors; Ward 1; Ward 2; Ward 3; Ward 4; Ward 5; Ward 6; Ward 7; Ward 8
1/27/2020 12:00 AMCity CouncilSE Corner of Kuebler Blvd & 36th Ave SE City Council1/27/2020East Lancaster; North East Salem; Northeast Neighbors
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