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
Sep. 22
Camarata Musica2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Classical music concert. Free and open to the public.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Sep. 24
Master Gardeners: Great Plant Picks7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

The Marion County Master Gardeners Association hosts "Great Plant Picks" featuring speaker Maurice Horn, co-owner of the Joy Creek Nursery in Scappoose. The Great Plant Picks (GPP) program is an educational outreach program of the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden in Seattle. The program is designed to introduce home gardeners in the Pacific Northwest to a broad range of plants that thrive in our region.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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.

Nov. 29
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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