Sheri Wahrgren
Downtown Revitalization Manager

Phone 503-540-2495
Fax 503-589-2054
TTY/TTD 503-588-6370

Urban Development
350 Commercial St. NE
Salem, OR 97301


Discover Downtown Salem

salem convention center signs at twilightHistoric Downtown Salem provides a wealth of activities including outstanding shopping, lodging, restaurants, services, entertainment, events, and outdoor activities.


It is nearly impossible to run out of outdoor activities in Salem. Whether hiking, bicycling, or kayaking, Salem keeps individuals of all ages on the move. Some areas to explore and visit include:

More than 30 miles of trails for walking, running, and biking are available in Historic Downtown Salem. The Union Street Railroad Bridge along with the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge connect three major urban parks:


See what’s happening at the Elsinore, Grand, or Capitol Theaters. Check out the many many coffee shops. Enjoy hard ciders and micro-brews in the Alley between Chemeketa and State Street (between Liberty and Commercial). Experience live music nightly at several locations or catch a comedy show. In the summer, enjoy concerts and movies in Riverfront Park.


With so much to experience, consider staying for more than a day. Grab a room at a local bed and breakfast or at the Grand Hotel, conveniently located within walking distance of Downtown.

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