Frequently Asked Questions
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What taxes does Oregon have?
Oregon does not have a sales tax. There is a tax on the following:
- Dwelling for overnight stays/ Lodging (hotels, motels bed & breakfasts, vacation rental houses, RV and campsites, resorts, cabins, etc.)
- Cigarettes, e-cigarettes
- Refundable deposit on most beverage cans and bottles
- Personal income tax
- Corporate excise tax (gasoline, alcohol, etc.)
Is marijuana legal in Oregon?
You can possess, use and buy recreational marijuana if you are 21 and older. If you are younger, it’s illegal. There are limits as to how much recreational marijuana you may possess, both in public or in private. Driving under the influence of marijuana remains illegal. Please be responsible. Adults 21 and older can use recreational marijuana at home or on private property. You can’t use recreational marijuana in public places. You cannot take marijuana in or out of the state, even to other states where it is legal.
What is the speed limit in Oregon?
55 mph on most rural highways and trucks on most interstates.
65 mph – passenger vehicles, light trucks, motorhomes and light duty commercial vehicles on most interstates.
The speed limits on Interstate 84 West in Oregon start out at 70mph for cars and 65mph for trucks. I-84 and Interstate 82 are the only Interstate highways in Oregon to have a 70mph speed limit for cars and a 65mph speed limit for trucks.
Can I pump my own gas in Oregon?
Oregon requires all gas to be pumped by a gas station attendant at all times. (An amendment passed in 2015 made it legal for rural-area filling stations to allow self-service fueling between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., so that they could operate overnight without hiring an overnight filling attendant.)
Do dogs need to be on a leash at all times?
Dogs must be leashed at all times while on public property and in parks (except in designated off-leash areas), and owners must remove their dog's waste.
Where do I park in Downtown?
The Downtown Parking District offers 3,500 free customer parking spaces, either in Parkades (parking garages), or on the street, although on Saturday parking may be difficult to find during the business day. On Sunday, many of the businesses are closed, therefore, more parking is available for Downtown visitors.
The Marion Street Parkade is located at the corner of Marion Street and Liberty Street. This Parkade is the furthest away from the core of the downtown area, however is a short walk away.
A map location of the Marion Parkade can be found here.
350 Marion St NE, Salem, OR 97301
The Chemeketa Parkade is located right in the heart of Downtown Salem between Court and Chemeketa Street.
A map location of the Chemeketa Parkade can be found here.
300 Chemeketa St NE, Salem, OR 97301
LIBERTY SQUARE PARKADE:
The Liberty Square Parkade has limited public parking, and some tight parking spaces. It is located next to The Grand Hotel and also right in the heart of downtown.
A map location of the Liberty Parkade can be found here.
365 Ferry St SE, Salem, OR 97301
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