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: Laura Buhl ([email protected]), Ben Wilt ([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 1Virginia Stapleton[email protected]503-399-7801
City Councilor for Ward 2Tom Andersen[email protected]503-399-7802
Northeast Neighbors BylawsDocument11/10/202094 KB
NEN-SESNA Neighborhood PlanMaster Plan2/14/20179374 KB


Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Please check the calendar for specific meeting information, including location.

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

​Agendas and Minutes

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Nov. 25
Thanksgiving - Some City offices closed for holiday observance

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

Nov. 26
Thanksgiving - Some City offices closed for holiday observance

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

Dec. 08
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

Dec. 14
Northeast Neighbors Meeting - NEN6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular monthly meeting.

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

Phone: 503-540-2303

Learn more

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.

Dec. 24
Christmas Eve - Some City offices closed for holiday observance.

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

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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
9/16/2021 5:00 PMMinor Historic Design Review1724 Chemeketa St NEPlanning AdministratorWard 1; Northeast Neighbors
9/15/2021 5:00 PMMinor Historic Design Review1391 Court St NEPlanning AdministratorWard 1; Northeast Neighbors
4/2/2021 5:00 PMType 2 Minor Historic Design Review165 17th St NEPlanning AdministratorNortheast Neighbors; Ward 1
10/15/2020 5:30 PMMajor Historic Design Review1705 Court St NEHistoric Landmarks Commission10/15/2020Northeast Neighbors; Ward 1
Code Amendment / Zone ChangeCity-Wide Code Amendment and Zone ChangeSalem Planning Commission10/5/2021Ward 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; North Lancaster; Northgate; South Central; Southeast Mill Creek; South East Salem; South Gateway; Sunnyslope; Southwest Association of Neighbors; West Salem
Historic Design Review296 14th St NEHistoric Landmarks Commission3/18/2021Northeast Neighbors; Ward 1

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