Discover Downtown Salem

The best time to visit Downtown Salem is right now! With more than 68 restaurants, independent and national retailers, a hotel, and two historic theaters, no visit to downtown is complete without shopping, dining, and entertainment. A variety of coffee shops are conveniently located as you take a walking tour of the historic district. Visit Riverfront Park and the recently completed pedestrian bridge that connects Minto-Brown Island Park and Wallace Marine Park trails.

Improvements are under way in several historic buildings, streetscape and public spaces, and new construction of an office building and residential rental units​—all contributing to downtown vibrancy.

What's happening
May 30
City Holiday

Some City offices closed for holiday observance.

Jun. 14
Cultural & Tourism Promotion Advisory Board6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular monthly meeting of the Cultural and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board 2nd Tuesday, 6 PM - 8 PM Virtual Meeting Contact: Chris Neider, 503-540-2361, [email protected]

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

Phone: 503-540-2361

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 503-540-2361 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Jun. 18
Summer of Pride: LGBTQ+ Reading Club3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Salem Public Library

Using resources available through the library and the Internet, Salem Public Library invites the community to explore LGBTQIA+ history, human rights, and what the future looks like for queer and trans communities.

In this series of discussions, staff will act as facilitators and work to establish a respectful and supportive space for everyone to contribute their thoughts, share questions, and explore the ideas from the readings and videos.

• June 18 – History of Pride • July 16 – Trans Rights Are Human Rights • August 20 – Queer Futures

We ask that you prepare for these discussions by reading or watching at least one entry from the suggested resources list for each month.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Jun. 20
City Holiday

Some City offices closed for holiday observance.

Jul. 04
City Holiday

Some City offices closed for holiday observance.

Contact us

Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301
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