Discover the Mid-Willamette Valley

World Beat Dragon Boat Racing ~ Salem, Oregon ~ Photo by Ron Cooper
Wineries, gardens and festivals

Summer returns this month, along with some of the Salem, Oregon, area’s most popular festivals and events! From Make Music Day...

Salem Greeters

Salem is a great place to take in Oregon's history by visiting the state's historic art deco capitol and walking the charming streets of a genuine "main street" community. Set in the fertile Willamette Valley, Salem (pop. 157,000), is surrounded by world-class wineries as well as countless natural areas which provide many options for hikers, cyclists and wildlife enthusiasts.

Make the most of your visit to our wonderful city by touring Salem's cultural gems, exploring eclectic shops, markets and cafթs. We also invite you to sample some of the finest food and drink available, including award-winning wines and micro brews. Salem embodies the Oregonian spirit and is the perfect gateway to Oregon's many wonders. The mighty Pacific Ocean is 59 miles west, Portland is a mere 47 miles north, Eugene is 66 miles south, and Bend is 132 miles west. 

Request a Guided Visit ~ Let one of our Salem Greeters be your friend for the day and show you what makes this charming city special. Please register for your free guided visit at least 7 days in advance. Greeter guided visits typically span 1-2 hours in duration.

FAQs for Visitors ~ Curious about what to expect on a Greeters guided visit? Learn more here.

Gallery ~ See photos of past visits and sites often showcased by Salem Greeters. 

Become a Greeter ~ Are you a person who loves sharing the beauty and history of Salem with others? Want to meet people from around the region and possibly the world? Consider becoming a Salem Greeter!

Photos by Ron Cooper

Travel Salem, Salem, Oregon

Global Greeter Network

Additional Resources

Free 2018 Travel Salem Visitor Guide