Salem is the best of big city and small town Oregon. We have lively nightlife and culture, vintage theaters and enough oddities to check off the “see something weird” box. Salem is accessible, unhurried and easy to navigate, full of parks, friendly people and welcoming local events that make any time a great time to visit.
And there’s the food! Salem boasts a thriving restaurant scene serving farm to table food paired with carefully curated local wine, or craft beer, or hand-roasted coffee that visitors build their trip around... minus the two-hour wait for a table.
Salem. That’s right, in and around our state capitol, the most Oregon part of Oregon.
Downtown Salem Events