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 28
Memorial Day Observance
Jun. 15
Boot Scootin' Boogie & BBQ5:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
Jun. 21
Public Works Day 10:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.Riverfront Park
500 Water ST NE
Salem OR 97301
Jul. 04
Independence Day
Sep. 03
Labor Day

Contact us

Kenny LarsonCommunications and Community Engagement Manager
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301
Phone: