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.

Downtown streetscape online open house

We’ve created an online open house where you can learn more and share your thoughts about the future of Salem’s downtown streetscape. It will be available until December 22. We’ll take what we hear from the public and develop concepts to share with you at an open house in February.

Share your thoughts

What's happening
Dec. 24
Center 50+ closed at 5 p.m.5:00 p.m.11:55 p.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
Dec. 25
Christmas
Dec. 31
Center 50+ closed at 5 p.m.5:00 p.m.11:55 p.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
Jan. 01
New Year’s Day
Jan. 15
Martin Luther King Jr. 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
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