A world of cuisine can be found at The Yard Food Park in Salem. Food genres here range from Mexican to Indian to Texas barbecue. The pod opened in December 2018, taking over a large industrial space on State Street near the downtown area. About a dozen carts are currently up and running with room for eighteen. There’s ample seating within the hangar-like main building, featuring a towering A-frame ceiling, a bar and a coffee station. An expansive draft features a revolving cast of local breweries such as Gilgamesh Brewing, Santiam Brewing and Salem Ale Works.
The Yard is set next to the Four Corners neighborhood on the east side of the interstate. While dogs are not permitted inside the large dining hall, they can enjoy the outside area with food carts, lawn games, seating and warming areas.