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 Salem Streetscape Design

Salem has hired Walker Macy to help coordinate and design a streetscape that encompasses our existing downtown parks and connectivity within our community.
What's happening
Feb. 13
Downtown Salem Streetscape Plan Open House #25:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.Senator Hearing Room
555 Court ST NE
Salem OR 97301
Feb. 19
President's Day
Apr. 18
Downtown Salem Streetscape Plan Open House #35:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.Senator Hearing Room
555 Court ST NE
Salem OR 97301
May 28
Memorial Day Observance
Jul. 04
Independence 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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