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the insider’s guide to Salem, Oregon

everything you need to know to make Salem, Oregon your new hometown

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nd edition by The Salem Real Estate Group Copyright © 2009. All Rights Reserved


David and Dewey Whitton The Salem Real Estate Group 6444 Fairway Ave. SE Salem, OR 97306

May 5, 2009 Dear Friend, Congratulations on your decision to consider Salem, Oregon as your next hometown! Whether you’re just beginning the process or you’re already preparing for moving day, we want to help make your move as smooth as possible. We’ve lived in Salem for 14 years and we love helping our clients discover the beauty and excitement of the city. To that end, we have created The Insider’s Guide to Salem, Oregon to help people like you learn everything there is to know about Salem’s neighborhoods, resources, business community, recreation opportunities and more. Even long-time residents are sure to discover things they never knew about this fascinating city. In The Insider’s Guide, you’ll find descriptions of activities and resources geared to various groups of people including young families, business owners and outdoor enthusiasts, among others We’ve included a wide-ranging directory of Salem-area businesses and other resources, including short descriptions and contact information. We hope this will be useful to you as you decide which neighborhoods interest you, and then again as you settle into your new home. If we can assist you in any way, either as you look for a new home or throughout the relocation process, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are – and always will be – here for you! Sincerely,

David & Dewey Whitt on David and Dewey Whitton Brokers The Salem Real Estate Group

P.S. The Insider’s Guide is our best attempt to create a useful, informative resource about Salem-area businesses, resources and entertainment. Naturally, this isn’t an exhaustive listing of everything there is to do in Salem. Rather, it is intended as a guide to help new residents find their footing. If you would like to see a business, organization or location included in this publication, please send an email to David@TheSalemRealEstateGroup.com, or give us a call at (877) 339-3936. We will do our best to include your suggestion in the next edition of The Insider’s Guide to Salem, Oregon. We hope to hear from you soon!


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Shopping Centers

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Parks & Gardens City Parks Salem-Area Gardens

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Salem’s Present Salem’s Future Thriving Business Climate

Dog Parks and Trails Dog Training & Obedience Horse Farm Boarding Stables Horseback Riding Pet Adoption Services Pet Boarding & Daycare Pet Grooming Veterinarians

Salem: Past, Present, & Future

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Salem’s Geography and Weather

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At a Glance: 25 Things to Do in and Around Salem

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Pets

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Golf Courses

Family Fun for Young Families and the Young at Heart

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To the North To the South To the East To the West

K-12 Schools Preschools Childcare Institutions of Higher Learning & Vocational Schools

For Explorers and Adventurers

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SportsTeams Education

For Entrepreneurial Spirits and the Business-Minded

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Wine Shops Wineries & Vineyards

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For Wine Enthusiasts

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Fairs, Festivals, and Other Events

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Entertainment Theater Cinema Concerts

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Dining American Cuisine Asian Cuisine Bakeries Bars & Pubs Breweries Coffee Shops Continental Cuisine European Cuisine French Cuisine Italian Restaurants Mexican Northwest Cuisine Seafood

Museums Libraries Local Media Newspaper Television Radio

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Neighborhood Associations

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Medical Facilities Clinics Hospitals Urgent Care

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Transportation Airports Trains & Busses Taxi Companies

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Lodging & Accomodations Bed and Breakfast Inns Furnished & Executive Suites Hotels and Motels


Salem: Past, Present & Future Salem’s Past Salem is located in Oregon’s beautiful mid-Willamette Valley. The area was originally inhabited by the Kalapuyan Native Americans, who called the area Chemeketa, which means “resting place.” The first people of European descent arrived around 1812, and were primarily trappers and food traders. As Methodist missionaries settled in the area, they began to refer to it as The Mill, recognizing its location along Mill Creek. In 1843, an overland migration arrived via the Oregon Trail to settle in the Willamette Valley. The origins of the city’s modern-day name, Salem, are unclear, but the word itself is derived from the Semitic word for “peace.” As long as we’re introducing new geographic terms, let’s take a moment to make sure you’re able to pronounce things like a native Oregonian. People from outside the Pacific Northwest are easily identified as soon as they say “ORuh-gone” or “Will-a-MET”, but you can spare yourself from these potential embarrassments by practicing these words: • Oregon (OR-y-gun) • Willamette (Wil-AM-it): “It’s Willamette, dammit!” • Chemeketa (Chu-MEH-ki-tuh) Salem became the capital of the Oregon Territory in 1851. It was officially incorporated as a city in 1857 and became a state capital when Oregon became a state in 1859. Agriculture has always been an important part of Salem’s economy. In particular, cherry growers used to be a mainstay in the community and the city is sometimes referred to as the “Cherry City” for that reason, even though the economy has since diversified into other sectors

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Salem’s Present State government is the city’s largest employer, followed by the Salem Hospital. The city is also an important center for the region’s agricultural and food-processing activities. According to the Willamette Valley Multiple Listing Service, in 2008, the average and median sales prices for homes in Salem were $240,406 and $210,000, respectively – significantly less than those of other metropolitan areas in the Pacific Northwest. As in the rest of the nation, the recent downturn in the housing market has resulted in downward price adjustments in Salem, but to a much lesser degree. On average, Salem has enjoyed long-term appreciation of 5% per year. Most real estate agents believe that prices are beginning to stabilize in Salem, and The Salem Real Estate Group has begun seeing multiple offers for homes under $225,000. Salem’s home foreclosure rate has hardly changed in spite of the national turmoil. Thanks to Salem’s demographics and relatively affordable home prices (even in the peak years), people didn’t use the highly leveraged, exotic lending instruments that created so many problems in other major metropolitan areas. Financially, one of the main advantages of moving to Oregon is that there is no sales tax. People from neighboring states often come to Oregon to make major purchases for precisely that reason. Oregon’s income tax rate varies between 5 and 9% of taxable income, depending on the taxpayer’s income and filing status. State property taxes are used to support the police, fire protection, education and other services. Property taxes vary based on location.


Salem’s Future Looking to the future, economists and demographers forecast continued population growth and economic growth throughout the Pacific Northwest, as populations migrate toward areas with a high quality of life and rich water resources, such as Salem. In the short term, the City of Salem has ambitious plans to build up its downtown, with many development projects for office space and upscale condominiums in the pipeline. All indications show that Salem will make it through the current economic downturn and continue to grow and thrive as an important center for culture, education, government, and small business.

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Thriving Business Climate A Message from Salem’s Mayor Salem is a beautiful city with a stable economic base. Our high quality of life and well-educated work force has steadily drawn new companies to relocate to Oregon’s capital city. Recent business developments include Wachovia establishing its first location west of the Mississippi here, Garmin undergoing a major expansion of its plant and the construction of a Sanyo Solar facility. Our pro-business city government offers permitting assistance in constructing new facilities and/or remodeling existing buildings. Salem has an abundance of fully served industrial land and qualifying companies can receive a three-year reprieve from property taxes in our Enterprise Zones. The city’s local infrastructure is focused on maintaining good roads, providing a large quantity of superior water, investing in a new expanded wastewater treatment plant and making major street and highway improvements. Our motto is “your success is our success” and we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

Janet taylor Janet Taylor Mayor

The Mid-Willamette Valley is a Great place to Live, Work and Play

For nearly 28 years, SEDCOR, the Strategic Economic Development Corporation has worked to enhance and diversify the economy of the Mid-Willamette Valley, an area that includes Salem, Oregon. During that time, we have been pivotal in bringing over $1 billion in new investments to our community and creating or maintaining 5,600 jobs. Our task is made easier by the fact that we boast a highly-educated workforce, a beautiful location and high quality of life. Our first class educational systems, businessfriendly governments and resource partners, and our lower cost of housing compared to neighboring metro areas make Salem and the Mid-Willamette Valley a wonderful place to live, work and play. Cordially,

Raymond Burstedt Raymond Burstedt President SEDCOR

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Salem’s Geography and Weather Salem lies in the mid-Willamette Valley, halfway between the equator and the North Pole. (In fact, if you keep your eye on the median divider of Interstate 5 as you drive through Salem, you will see a sign noting the exact midpoint location.) The city is surrounded by hills, with Waldo Hills in the east, Eola Hills in the west, and Salem Hills in the south. There are some canyons in southern and western Salem. Elevation within the city ranges between 120 and 800 feet. On a clear day, the coastal mountain range and parts of the Oregon Cascades become visible, including Mount Saint Helens, Mount Hood, Mount Adams and Mount Jefferson. The Salem area is rich in water resources and is crisscrossed with many rivers and streams. The Willamette River flows directly through Salem, but most of the city’s drinking water comes from the North Santiam River watershed. Some of the city’s more prominent streams include Mill Creek, the Mill Race, Pringle Creek and Shelton Ditch. The average annual temperature is 52°F. Salem and the rest of the Willamette Valley are characterized by rainfall averaging 40 inches per year. There is rain in the late fall and winter, but almost no rain between late June and early September. Overcast days are not uncommon, but the weather is highly dynamic and the rain keeps the surrounding area beautifully green. Visitors often comment on the number of trees in Salem and the surrounding area. Salem was the first city in Oregon to receive the “Tree City USA” award from the National Arbor Day Foundation. Many of the city’s trees are flowering cherry trees, in keeping with the “Cherry City” nickname.

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At a Glance: 25 Things to Do in and Around Salem There are so many fun and interesting things to do in Salem that sometimes it’s hard to know where to start! Here are 25 activities that will help you become more familiar with your new hometown. 1. Visit the Carousel (page 33) in the Riverfront Park. 2. Ride the Willamette Queen (page 33). 3. Visit the A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village (page 53). 4. Tour the Oregon State Capitol Building. 5. Attend a First Wednesday event (page 17). 6. Stroll through the Rose Garden at Bush’s Pasture Park (page 32), or visit the Oregon Garden (page 36). 7. Shop for fresh fruits and vegetables at the Saturday Market (page 19). 8. Go on a bike ride at Minto-Brown Island Park (page 32). 9. Tour vineyards and taste fine wines at local wineries (page 14). 10. Go to the coast – it’s just an hour away (page 11)! 11. Enjoy the rides at the Enchanted Forest amusement park (page 9). 12. Take in a live performance at one of Salem’s four theaters (page 21). 13. Learn about Marion County’s rich history at the Mission Mill Museum (page 56). 14. Get an inexpensive massage at the Oregon School of Massage (page 51). 15. Learn how to produce a television show at CCTV (page 58). 16. Attend a meeting of a local neighborhood association (page 60). 17. Enjoy a round of golf with friends on one of Salem’s many golf courses (page 43). 18. Indulge your sweet tooth with the incomparable cakes at the Konditorei bakery (page 25). 19. Take in a game at Magoo’s Sports Bar & Grill (page 26). 20. Cheer on the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (page 46) at a minor league baseball game. 21. Find some great bargains while browsing the Woodburn Company Stores outlet mall, (page31). 22. Learn how to ride a horse at the Century Farm Equestrian Center (page 40). 23. Adopt a pet at the Humane Society of Willamette Valley (page 40). 24. Sing Karaoke at the Southside Speakeasy & Dance Club (page 26). 25. Hang out with the college crowd at The Ram Restaurant & Brewery (page 26).

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Family Fun for Young Families and the Young at Heart Salem is a great place to raise a family. We should know – we raised two children here and we can’t imagine a better place for them to have grown up. Salem is just the right mix of urban and rural. Locals enjoy access to many of the cultural and educational opportunities that are found in larger, more urban areas, without many of the dangers and expenses associated with living in those areas. Salem’s rural roots also ensure that children grow up with a healthy understanding of our natural environment and the role of agriculture in Oregon’s economy. The Salem-Keizer 24J School District has 67 schools, including four charter schools that cater to students’ individual needs. See www.salkeiz.k12.or.us/content/schools for information about individual schools. Beginning on page 47, you’ll find contact information for childcare, preschools, and institutions of higher education. There are many activities for children to enjoy in Salem and the surrounding area. A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village (page A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village 53) is a hands-on children’s museum that organizes special events throughout the year. Young children also enjoy visiting nearby Enchanted Forest (www.enchantedforest.com), which lies just south of Salem in Turner. This is an enchanting theme park with a storybook lane, a western town, a haunted house, a European village, a log flume, a roller coaster, a summer theater, food, shops and more! Salem has many outdoor parks (page 24) with playground equipment for young children. Riverfront Park is a good place to take the kids, since it is home to Salem’s Riverfront Carousel (www.salemcarousel.org), where children can ride the beautiful painted horses throughout the year. Just outside of the building, Riverfront Park features Eco Earth, which is a large globe created out of tile icons made by local artists and students to reflect the world’s diversity on land and water. Older children enjoy spending the afternoon at the Marion Square Park (page 32), which has Salem’s only skate bowl for skateboarders and roller skaters. The Insider guide of Salem, Oregon :

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FOR EXPLORERS & ADVENTURERS One of the best things about Salem is its central location. It is literally just an hour from the coastal beaches, the Cascade Mountains, Portland and Eugene. Salem is a great base for day trips into many other parts of Oregon. In particular, Oregon is well-known for its many outdoor recreation opportunities, including camping, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, cycling, rock climbing, kayaking, hunting, fishing and boating. You’ll find many hiking, jogging and biking trails throughout Salem and the larger Willamette Valley. Many forests and parks are just a few hours’ drive from Salem. Whether you prefer the coast or the mountains, skiing or kayaking, you’re sure to find unparalleled opportunities for outdoor recreation in Salem and the surrounding area. Covering all the things to do in the Willamette Valley is beyond the scope of The Insider’s Guide. You might want to start by learning about Oregon’s state parks at www.oregonstateparks.org. We also recommend picking up a local guidebook and/or a trail guidebook at any local bookstore. Here are a few of our favorite destinations for day trips from Salem.

To the North The town of St. Paul is about 22 miles north of Salem and home to the annual St. Paul Rodeo (page 19), among other events. Champoeg State Heritage Area, immediately north of Salem, lies on the banks of the Willamette River and has many trails, recreation areas, historic buildings, picnic areas and campsites. Willamette Mission State Park, approximately eight miles north of Salem, is located on the site of a former mission established for Native Americans in 1834. The modern-day park attracts boaters and anglers to Mission Lake and the Willamette River. Large parts of the park are covered by filbert and walnut orchards, as well as other trees, and the park is home to the nation’s biggest black cottonwood tree. There are also grassy meadow areas. The park offers eight miles of trails, native flora and fauna, picnic facilities, restrooms and barbecue grills. Oregon’s largest city, Portland, is about 50 miles north of Salem on Interstate 5. It offers everything you would expect from a large metropolitan area, including a thriving nightlife, cultural events, sports events, an international airport, a large business district and more. Following Interstate 5 further north brings you to Vancouver and eventually Seattle, Washington.

To the South Albany, some 26 miles south of Salem, has a great summer concert series. A little further southwest you’ll find the city of Corvallis, which is home to Oregon State University. As a college town, it offers many activities and events throughout the year, as well as some fantastic recreation opportunities.

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Oregon’s second-largest city, Eugene, lies about 70 miles south of Salem on Interstate 5. It is home to the University of Oregon and, like Portland, offers many cultural and sports events that are within a 70-minute drive for most Salem residents.

To the East The town of Silverton lies almost directly east of Salem and hosts events throughout the year. Silverton’s Oregon Garden (see page 34) is always worth a visit. The town of Mount Angel, about 18 miles east of Salem and slightly to the north, is home to the Benedictine Mount Angel Abbey, as well as many charming shops. It’s also home to Oktoberfest (page 17) each fall. Detroit Lake State Recreation Area, about 50 miles east of Salem, is the gateway to beautiful Detroit Lake in the Cascade Mountains. The 400-foot-deep lake was created in 1953 when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed the Detroit Dam project. The lake is over nine miles long with more than 32 miles of shoreline. This is the spot for all types of water sports: fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing and personal watercraft. The park also has a large campground bordering the lake, along with two swimming areas, playgrounds, a wildlife viewing area, a visitor center with historical exhibits and a store. Silver Falls Park is the largest state park in Oregon. The park lies just 26 miles east of Salem and offers more than 25 miles of hiking trails and 14 miles of horse trails. The eight-mile Canyon Trail, also known as the Trail of Ten Falls, takes hikers past ten beautiful waterfalls ranging from 27 to 177 feet in height. Further east in the Western Cascades and the High Cascades lie Mount Hood National Forest, the Willamette National Forest, and the Deschutes National Forest. During the winter months, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing are all popular activities. Hiking and mountain biking are popular in these areas during the summer months.

To the West The city of Monmouth, about 17 miles southwest of Salem, is the home of Western Oregon University. The Pacific Ocean and coastal beaches are literally just one hour from Salem. Upon reaching the coast, you have easy access to any number of coastal cities. We recommend visiting Tillamook, Pacific City, Lincoln City and Newport, which are all within a few hours’ drive of Salem. They beckon tourists with beautiful scenery, tidal pools, sand dunes, fresh seafood and tours of the Tillamook Cheese Factory. The coastal mountain range that you must pass over to reach the coast is crisscrossed with many hiking trails through old-growth rainforests.

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For Entrepreneurial Spirits and the Business Minded Salem has a thriving, tightly networked business community. The city’s largest employer is the State of Oregon and its largest private employer is the Salem Hospital (page 63). Other major employers in the area include Spirit Mountain Casino, the T-Mobile Calling Center, Kettle Chips, GE Security, Wachovia Securities, NORPAC Foods, Roth’s Family Markets, Garmin, Don Pancho Authentic Mexican Foods and Willamette University (page 52). In September 2008, SANYO North American Corporation selected Salem as its new manufacturing site for silicon ingot and solar wafers. The plant will begin operations in October 2009 and be fully operational by April 2010. The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce is one of Oregon’s largest chambers of commerce. It has more than 1,250 businesses and individual members and 12 staff members who are committed to advocating for business interests while stimulating local business growth and prosperity. The Chamber’s fall golf tournament sells out quickly and is not to be missed. Approximately 175 entrepreneurs attend the Chamber’s weekly “greeter” sessions for networking and refreshments. The Forum Speaker Series Luncheon, held on the second Monday of each month, offers another great networking opportunity, and other seminars provide valuable information about ways to start or expand your business. The Chamber of Commerce also sponsors Chamber Business Women, which is a networking, education and support group for professional women and women entrepreneurs, as well as the Salem Area Young Professionals, which helps people younger than 40 years old connect with local businesses, community leaders and each other. You can learn more by visiting the Chamber of Commerce at 1110 Commercial Street NE, calling (503) 581-1466, or going to www.salemchamber.org. Salem-area businesses also benefit from access to the professors and students at Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management (page 52). The MBA program has many project-based classes where students work in teams on specific projects to help local businesses and nonprofit organizations. In addition, the school hosts many visiting lecturers who may be of interest to local business owners. For more information, visit www.willamette.edu/agsm or call (503) 370-6167.

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Here are some other business-related resources that may interest you as you consider business opportunities in Salem: • Go Downtown! Salem – This organization works closely with downtown businesses to promote business development and greater livability in the downtown area. Among other activities, it organizes First Wednesday (see page 16). www.godowntownsalem.com • Oregon Business Association – OBA provides bipartisan, statewide business leadership that strives to ensure Oregon’s continued economic competitiveness. More than 300 Oregon businesses have joined to support OBA’s commitment to a healthy economy for all Oregonians. www.oba-online.org • The Salem Oregon Conference Center is a first-class facility with more than 30,000 sq. ft. of versatile meeting space. Fourteen different rooms can be configured for any combination of convention, banquet, tradeshow, or classroom activity and many business-related events are held here throughout the year. www.salemconferencecenter.org • SEDCOR – Strategic Economic Development Corporation is a private, non-profit membership organization and the lead economic development agency for Marion and Polk Counties. The Insider’s Guide to Salem, Oregon 13 Comprising more than 500 business and community leaders, its mission is to enhance and diversify the economy of the Mid-Willamette Valley. www.sedcor.com • The Small Business Development Center in the Center for Business & Industry at Chemeketa Community College (page 50) offers a wide range of programs designed to help improve management skills and the profitability of small businesses. www.chemek.cc.or.us/aboutus/locations/ted/sbdc.html • West Salem Business Association – Established in 1975, WSBA promotes the West Salem business community and works closely with other Salem groups to improve livability and the business climate in West Salem. www.wsba-westsalem.com

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FOR WINE ENTHUSIASTS

The mid-Willamette Valley has a moderate climate (page 7) that is ideal for growing grapes and even better for making wine. It is Oregon’s leading wine-producing region and is home to almost 70% of the state’s wineries. Most wine connoisseurs recognize the Willamette Valley as the world’s premier area for Pinot Noir. With more than 200 wineries in the midWillamette Valley, there are many places for oenophiles to visit in the greater Salem area. We can’t cover them all, but we’ve listed a few of our favorites below. In addition, there is a great website that provides information about wineries throughout the Willamette Valley and links to their respective websites: www.willamettewines.com. Most Salem-area wineries have tasting rooms where you can sample a variety of local wines before deciding which bottle – or case – you’d like to buy. Many of the vineyards also host special events, such as brunches, book signings, live music, tours and more. Check out our list of fairs and festivals (page 16) to find information about a few of the popular annual events that focus on wine. Local travel magazines and websites frequently highlight winery tours, usually by car, but sometimes by bicycle. Enjoying fine local wines is a way of life in Salem and the surrounding area – and we certainly can’t complain about that. Cheers!

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Wine Shops When you’re looking for the perfect bottle of wine, but don’t have time to drive to a winery, check out one of these fine wine shops in Salem: Grand Vines 195 High St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 399-9463 www.grandvines.com Santiam Wine Company 1930 Commercial St SE Salem, OR 97302 (503) 589-0775 www.santiamwine.com

Wineries & Vineyards Cubanisimo Vineyards 1754 Best Rd NW Salem, OR 97304 (503) 588-1763 www.CubanisimoVineyards.com Eola Hills Wine Cellars 501 S Pacific Hwy 99W Rickreall, OR 97371 (503) 623-2405 (800) 291-6730


Firesteed Cellars 2200 N Pacific Hwy W (99W) Rickreall, OR 97371 (503) 623-8683 www.firesteed.com Honeywood Winery 1350 Hines St SE Salem, OR 97302 (503) 362-4111 (800) 726-4101 www.honeywoodwinery.com Orchard Heights Winery 6057 Orchard Heights Rd NW Salem, OR 97304 (503) 391-7308 www.orchardheightswinery.com Redhawk Winery 2995 Michigan City Ln NW Salem, OR 97304 (503) 362-1596 www.redhawkwine.com Willamette Valley Vineyards 8800 Enchanted Wy SE Turner, OR 97392 (503) 588-9463 (800) 344-9463 www.WillametteValleyVineyards.com Witness Tree Vineyard 7111 Spring Valley Rd NW Salem, OR 97304 (503) 585-7874 (888) 478-8766 www.witnesstreevineyard.com The Insider guide of Salem, Oregon :

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Fairs, Festivals, and Other Events Throughout the year, you’ll find a variety of fairs, festivals, and other events in Salem and the surrounding area. There are events for everyone, no matter what you’re interested in. Some of our personal favorites include the Salem Art Fair & Festival and the World Beat Festival. We’ve compiled information about some of the area’s most popular fairs and festivals, although our list is far from complete.

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Bite of Salem www.biteofsalem.com The South Salem Rotary Club organizes the Bite of Salem late each summer. Held in Riverfront Park, the event features menu tastings from local and regional restaurants, as well as a beer garden, a wine garden and live band performances. Capital City Amateur www.salemgolfclub.com The Salem Golf Club hosts the Capital City Amateur Golf Tournament each year, drawing golfers and fans from around the region. Downtown Salem’s First Wednesday Events www.gofirstwednesday.info Businesses in downtown Salem stay open late and organize special events on the first Wednesday of each month. Festival of Lights Holiday Parade www.folholidayparade.org The Festival of Lights Holiday Parade is the largest nighttime illuminated holiday parade west of the Mississippi River. The parade winds through downtown Salem, providing a whimsical, magical experience for people from the city and the surrounding communities. The parade organizers also sponsor an annual scholarship program for high school students in the Salem/Keizer area. Holiday Gift Market www.salemsaturdaymarket.com On one weekend in mid-December, the organizers of the Salem Saturday Market hold the Holiday Gift Market in the Jackman-Long Building at the Oregon State Fairgrounds. Visitors enjoy free admission to the event, where they can purchase holiday gifts and decorations from more than 200 artisans and crafters while enjoying live entertainment, door prizes and book-signings. There is also a children’s area with visits from Santa and live pet adoptions. Homer Davenport Days www.davenportdays.com Since 1980, the city of Silverton has celebrated the life and humor of Homer Davenport, an internationally respected and pioneering political cartoonist from the turn of the century. The festival consists of an artsandcrafts fair, a parade, the Davenport (couch) Races, a political cartoon contest and many other events. Keizer Iris Festival www.irisfestival.com The Keizer Iris Festival is a month-long celebration each May including a parade, a run, a Texas Hold’em tournament, a golf tournament, music and more.

Marion County Fair www.co.marion.or.us/FAIR The Marion County Fair has been held at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem each summer since the 1860s. The fair strives to promote the diverse agricultural and cultural heritage of Marion County through active participation of its citizens. The four-day event includes agricultural exhibits, 4H/FFA animal displays, food competitions, crafts, carnival rides, a petting zoo, a talent show and local art and jewelry. Mayor’s Invitational Art Show Held at the Convention Center, the Mayor’s Invitational Art Show offers a venue in which the city of Salem can acquire and exhibit artwork. Mid-Valley Video Festival www.mvvfest.org The Mid-Valley Video Festival was founded in 2004 as a showcase for independent filmmakers, focusing on Oregon-made and Northwest-themed films as a unique art form and cultural experience. Each year, the program includes films that are made in Oregon or by Northwest filmmakers, as well as films that deal with the Northwest experience expressed through themes or subjects that are particularly relevant to Oregon and Northwesterners. The annual Mid-Valley Video Festival celebrates independent Oregon cinema, attracting filmmakers and filmgoers from around the country. Mount Angel Abbey Bach Festival www.MountAngelAbbey.org Each evening of the annual Abbey Bach Festival has a prayerful beginning with the Benedictine monks of Mount Angel singing the psalms of Vespers in their abbey church, followed by a half-hour recital. Then the audience goes outside for their supper baskets and an opportunity to meet others and enjoy a meal with new acquaintances. A full-length concert follows dinner. Mount Angel Abbey Festival of Arts & Wine www.mountangelabbey.org/festival-arts-wine.htm Early each summer, the Mount Angel Abbey Festival of Arts & Wine raises funds for the Abbey Library and its collections. The event features ten wineries and restaurants, an Abbey art display, a manuscripts exhibition, library tours, music and an auction. Mount Angel Oktoberfest www.oktoberfest.org The Mount Angel Oktoberfest, held each fall, is Oregon’s largest folk festival. The small community of Mount Angel was settled by German pioneers in the 1800s and reminds visitors of the rich Bavarian countryside. The event was first held in 1966 as a traditional harvest festival, and today it continues to attract large crowds with music, rides, shows, arts and crafts, a beer garden, a wine garden, a car show and more.

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Oregon Ag Fest www.oragfest.com Held the last weekend in April, Oregon Ag Fest is an activity-filled festival where kids can touch, taste and experience life on the farm. Attendees learn where food and fiber comes from, how livestock is raised, the importance of forests for ecology and survival and more. Children can plant a seedling, ride a pony, watch chicks hatch, pet a rabbit and dig for potatoes, among other activities. Oregon State Fair www.oregonstatefair.org The Oregon State Fair is held at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem in the late summer. It includes concerts, shows, animal exhibits, equestrian demonstrations, a rodeo competition, family fun, agricultural displays, handicrafts, carnival rides, winemaking contests and food and drink booths. Pet-lovers especially enjoy the poultry and rabbit exhibit, the horse show and the petting zoo. Polk County Fair www.co.polk.or.us/fair Each August, the Polk County Fair attracts families and small businesses to celebrate Polk County through food, music, competitions, rides and fun. Puttin’ on the Ritz www.willamette.edu Every year in the early spring, Willamette University organizes Puttin’ on the Ritz. Attendees dress up to enjoy appetizers, dinner and dancing in a formal setting. Salem Art Fair & Festival www.salemart.org The Salem Art Fair & Festival is Oregon’s largest juried art festival. More than 3,000 volunteers participate in the three-day celebration each summer in Bush’s Pasture Park Rose Garden. It features live music, a catered BBQ dinner, wine and other refreshments. More than 200 artists and craftspeople feature their work and regional and national acts perform on two stages. Other attractions include a children’s area, a wine garden, a beer garden and cultural demonstrations. Salem Film Festival www.salemfilmfestival.com The Salem Film Festival is a project of Salem Cinema, Allied Video Productions and the Salem Film Society in partnership with Willamette University and Chemeketa Community College. Each spring, the festival brings exceptional films and filmmakers to Salem to showcase independent film talent, provide educational opportunities for amateur and student filmmakers, foster film appreciation in the community, strengthen the local economy and improve Salem’s quality of life. The organizers strive to encourage and celebrate the art of film and the appreciation of international film while providing a debut platform for independent filmmakers to further their careers. Salem Hoopla www.salemhoopla.com The annual Salem Hoopla is a 3-on-3 street basketball tournament that features a free kids’ clinic, numerous contests including the highly popular slam dunk contest and a fun-filled sponsor appreciation party at Illahe Hills Country Club. Salem Progressive Film Series www.salemprogressivefilms.net The Salem Progressive Film Series is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to educating and raising awareness of important current issues, providing a public forum for discussion and further research and stimulating personal civic involvement. It showcases nationally prominent documentary films on a variety of topics, followed by distinguished expert guest speakers and audience discussion at the Grand Theater (page 21).

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Salem Soap Box Derby www.salemsbd.org The Salem Soap Box Derby Association sponsors a series of soap box derby races. Children and the young at heart enjoy the adrenaline rush of watching cars race toward the finish line on the Bush Park track. Salem is one of few American cities that has a racetrack specifically for soap box derbies. Saturday Market www.salemsaturdaymarket.com The Salem Saturday Market and Wednesday Farmers Market offer fresh produce, cut flowers, baked goods and meats, as well as plenty of seating areas to enjoy lunch or a snack. People also enjoy local entertainment and locally made arts and crafts. The outdoor markets are held every Wednesday and Saturday between May and October just a few blocks north of the Oregon State Capitol, with free parking. Schreiner’s Gardens Iris Festival www.schreinersgardens.com/bloom.shtml Every spring, Schreiner’s Iris Gardens opens its ten-acre display gardens, featuring 500 named iris varieties, to the public free of charge,. Spend the morning strolling through the gardens, enjoy a picnic lunch or steal a romantic moment surrounded by blooms and the sunset. Sheep to Shawl Festival www.missionmill.org/calendar.html Each spring, the Mission Mill Museum organizes the Sheep to Shawl. It includes music, animals, children’s crafts, a plant sale, a heritage expo and more. Demonstrators show off their talents and livinghistory presenters transport visitors into the past with fascinating tales of yesteryear. Silverton Wine and Jazz Festival www.silvertonwineandjazz.com The annual Silverton Wine and Jazz Festival celebrates fine wines from Oregon’s Willamette Valley winemaking region with an emphasis on East Valley wines. It also highlights Silverton’s role as a regional touring hub, promotes downtown Silverton as a top restaurant and shopping locale and features top Northwest jazz musicians. Silverton Hills Strawberry Festival www.davenportdays.com/strawberry The Silverton Hills Strawberry Festival has been a local tradition since 1951. Held on Father’s Day, the festival serves a strawberry shortcake dessert while offering arts and crafts, live music and fun activities for the whole family. St. Paul Rodeo www.stpaulrodeo.com Each July, the St. Paul Rodeo features performances by some of the world’s greatest professional cowboys and cowgirls as they compete for more than $400,000 in prize money. Fearless bull riders, burly steer wrestlers, gorgeous barrel racers, soaring bronc riders and colorful clowns keep audiences entertained and shouting for more. Summer in the City Music & Wine Festival www.gosummerinthecity.info The Summer in the City Music and Wine Festival began in 2008. The event raises funds for MarionPolk Food Share and Go Downtown, a non-profit organization that promotes live music events in downtown Salem. The family-friendly festival invites visitors to listen to local bands, dance in the streets, taste local wines and beers, view local artwork and browse vendors’ offerings. The festival also includes a play area for children.

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Sunsets in the Garden www.oregongarden.org Every Tuesday in July and August, the Oregon Garden stays open late so that visitors can enjoy music, wine tasting and other specialties after strolling through the gardens at dusk. Sit outside and listen to music while watching the sunset. Wine and Food Festival www.historicdeepwoodestate.org The annual Wine and Food Festival, held in the gardens of the Historic Deepwood Estate, features cool wine, hot jazz and great food. Admission includes wine tasting and all entertainment. Wine, Chocolate and More Festival www.winechocolateandmore.com Each summer, the Wine, Chocolate and More Festival features decadent chocolates and wine tasting with some of the best wineries and vineyards, plus live music and many specialty gifts. The event is hosted by Altrusa International of Salem and all profits are used to help women and children in crisis situations and for literacy projects. World Beat Festival www.worldbeatfestival.org The World Beat Festival is a two-day, non-stop program of international music, dance, food, handson crafts and folklore. Held in Salem’s Riverfront Park the last weekend in June each year, the festival celebrates the people and traditions of every continent with costumed processions, performances, demonstrations, workshops and a dragon boat race. There are booths for food and handicraft sales, as well as a free craft area for children. The festival is organized by the Salem Multicultural Institute and a portion of the proceeds is used to fund programs at A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village. Wulapalooza 2009 www.willamette.edu/org/wulapalooza Wulapalooza is an annual urban earth, art and music festival that takes place on the campus of Willamette University. Local schools, performance groups, and professional bands perform for over a thousand students and community members annually with local businesses and student groups fundraising for various charitable organizations. It is an Earth Day and community festival that brings together thousands of community members and students each year.

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ENTERTAINMENT Salem offers a variety of entertainment options. Whether you prefer theatrical performances, dance shows, live music or cinema, you’re sure to find plenty of events to keep your calendar full throughout the year.

Theater Salem has four main theaters that host a variety of performances throughout the year. Elsinore Theater 170 High St SE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 375-3574 www.elsinoretheatre.com The Historic Elsinore Theater underwent a major restoration in 2004 and now offers the Salem-area community a variety of shows that delight and entertain. Now beautifully restored to its gothic castle-like glory, a year-round calendar of touring Broadway shows, concerts by renowned artists, classic movies and interesting speakers means there’s something exciting to do practically every night of the week. Grand Theater 187 High St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 362-9185 www.grandballroom.info The Historic Grand Theater and Grand Ballroom are often reserved for wedding ceremonies, receptions and other special events, as well as business meetings. The Theater also features concerts throughout the year and is the home of the Salem Progressive Film Series (page 18). Pentacle Theater 145 Liberty St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 485-4300 www.pentacletheatre.org The Pentacle Theater is a nonprofit community theater company that presents entertaining and innovative seasons of top-quality productions in a variety of theatrical styles. It offers up to nine plays a year, including comedies, dramas, musicals, mysteries and classics. Reed Opera House 189 Liberty St NE Salem, OR 97301 www.reedoperahouse.com The Reed Opera House is home to the Salem Repertory Theatre (www.salemrep.org) the capital’s first professional theatre company, committed to bringing theatrical works that entertain, enlighten, provoke and inspire. The Reed Opera House also hosts performances by musical and dance groups. The building includes the theater, retail shops, bars and restaurants.

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Cinema In addition to the theaters listed below, check out the Salem Film Festival (see page 18), the Mid-Valley Video Festival (see page 17), and the Salem Progressive Film Series (see page 18) for movie-viewing fun. Lancaster Mall Stadium 11 831 Lancaster Dr NE Ste #8 Salem, OR 97301 (503) 588-4047 www.regmovies.com Northern Lights Theater Pub 3893 Commercial St Salem, OR 97302 (503) 585-4232 www.northernlightstheatrepub.com Regal Movieland 7 / Salem Center Movieland 7 501 Marion St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 588-2059 www.regmovies.com Salem Cinema 1127 Broadway St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 378-7676 www.salemcinema.com Santiam Stadium 11 365 Lancaster Dr SE Salem, OR 97317 (503) 370-7067 www.regmovies.com

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Concerts Salem Armory Auditorium 2310 17th St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 378-6923 The Salem Armory Auditorium hosts concerts, sporting events, theatrical performances and more. Salem Chamber Orchestra 100 High St SE, Ste 207 Salem, OR 97301 (503) 480-1128 www.salemchamberorchestra.org The Salem Chamber Orchestra is the only local orchestra that provides regular employment to local classical musicians and high-quality performances of the musical repertoire of the last 300 years to area residents. It comprises Willamette University faculty, regional professionals, advanced college students and local volunteers. Oregon Symphony 923 SW Washington Portland, OR 97205 (503) 228-1353 www.orsymphony.org Based in Portland, the Oregon Symphony performs a series of both classical and pop concerts throughout the year in Salem at Willamette University’s Smith Auditorium.

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DINING Salem has many restaurants, cafes, and bars catering to all types of palates. Whether you’re looking for a place to sip a cup of coffee, enjoy drinks after work, have a casual meal or experience fine dining at its best, Salem has what you’re looking for. Here are a few of our favorite places to eat and drink. You can find a more exhaustive list of local restaurants, including reviews, in the online Dining Guide for the Statesman-Journal (page 58) at www.statesmanjournal.com/section/DINING.

American Cuisine Applebee’s (Commercial Street) 5070 Commercial St SE Salem, OR 97306 (503) 364-1775 www.applebees.com Applebee’s (Lancaster Drive) 747 Lancaster Dr NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 581-8040 www.applebees.com Applebee’s (Liberty Street) 2625 Liberty St NE Salem, OR 97303 (503) 365-0372 www.applebees.com Best Little Roadhouse 1145 Commercial St SE Salem, OR 97302 (503) 365-07225 www.bestlittleroadhouse.com Creekside Golf Club Lakeview Restaurant 6250 Clubhouse Dr Salem, OR 97306 (503) 363-4653 Outback Steak House 2265 Lancaster Dr NE Salem, OR 97305 (503) 399-3700 www.outback.com

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Rudy’s at Salem Golf Club 2025 Golf Course Rd Salem, OR 97302 (503) 399-0449 www.salemgolfclub.com/rudys.htm Asian Cuisine Chang’s Mongolian Grill 3928 Center St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 373-9779 www.changsmongoliangrill.com Hong Kong House Chinese Restaurant 3583 Commercial St SE Salem, OR 97302 (503) 585-8225 India Palace 377 Court St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 371-4808 Kwan’s Original Cuisine 835 Commercial St SE Salem, OR 97302 (503) 362-7711 www.kwanscuisine.com Kyoto Japanese Restaurant 1610 Lancaster Dr Ne Salem, OR 97301 (503) 363-3552

Bakeries Croissant & Company Downtown 190 High St SE Salem, OR 97301-3608 (503) 362-7323 www.croissantandco.com Gerry Frank’s Konditorei 310 Kearney St SE Salem, OR 97302 (503) 585-7070 www.gerryfrankskonditorei.com Great Harvest Bread Co. 339 Court St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 363-4697 www.greatharvest.com Great Harvest Bread Co. 3405 Commercial Dr SE Salem, OR 97302 (503) 363-3215 www.greatharvest.com Great Harvest Bread Co. 525 Taggart DR NW Salem, OR 97304 (503) 363-7555 www.greatharvest.com

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Bars & Pubs Big Shots Bar and Broiler 3755 Portland Rd NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 991-5938 www.bigshotsbar.net Magoo’s Sports Bar & Grill 275 Commercial St SE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 363-5836 www.magoossportsbar.com Southside Speakeasy & Dance Club 3529 Fairview Industrial Dr SE Salem, OR 97302 (503) 362-1139 www.southsidespeakeasy.com

Breweries

McMenamins: Boon’s Treasury 888 Liberty St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 399-9062 www.mcmenamins.com McMenamins: Thompson Brewery & Public House 3575 Liberty Rd S Salem, OR 97302 (503) 363-7286 www.mcmenamins.com The Ram Restaurant & Brewery 515 12th St Salem, OR 97301 (503) 363-1905 www.theram.com

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Coffee Shops Beanery (Courthouse Square) 545 Court St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 584-7797 Beanery (Downtown) 220 Liberty NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 399-7220 Coffeehouse Café 135 Liberty NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 371-6768 www.myspace.com/coffeehousecafesalem French Press Coffee and Crepes 2725 Commercial St SE Salem, OR 97302 (503) 581-1716 www.frenchpressroasters.com Governor’s Cup Coffee Roasters 471 Court St Salem, OR 97301 (503) 581-9675 Steam Heat Coffee House 3860 River Rd N # 101 Keizer, OR 97303 (503) 393-4595 www.myspace.com/steamheatcoffee

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Continental Cuisine Amadeus Café 5121 Skyline Village Ln, Ste 190 Salem, OR 97306 (503) 362-8830 www.amadeuscafeinc.com

European Cuisine Macedonia Greek Cuisine 189 Liberty St NE Ste 111 Salem, OR 97301 (503) 316-9997 Old Europe Inn 3195 Liberty Rd S Salem, OR 97302 (503) 588-3639 www.oldeuropeinn.com French Cuisine La Capitale Brasserie 512 State St SE Salem, OR 97301 (510) 292-1115 www.lacapitalesalem.com

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Italian Restaurants Alessandro’s Ristorante & Galleria 120 Commercial St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 370-9951 www.alessandros.net Caruso’s Italian Café Inland Shores Way N Salem, OR 97303 (503) 393-8272 www.carusositaliancafe.com DaVinci Ristorante 180 High St SE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 399-1413 www.davincisofsalem.com Olive Garden 1302 Lancaster Dr, NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 364-6885 www.olivegarden.com


Mexican Guadalajara Grill 3969 Commercial St SE Salem, OR 97302 (503) 581-3371 La Margarita Company Restaurant & Grill 545 Ferry St SE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 362-8861 La Margarita Express 515 Chemeketa St. NE Salem, OR 97301 Los Arcos Mexican Grill 4120 Commercial Street SE Salem, OR 97302 (503) 581-2740 www.losarcosmexgrill.com Los Baez Mexican Restaurant (Commercial Street) 2920 Commercial St SE Salem, OR 97302 (503) 363-3109 Los Baez Mexican Restaurant (Lancaster Drive) 1292 Lancaster Dr NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 371-3867 Muchas Gracias Mexican Food 1980 State St Salem, OR 97301 (503) 588-1710 Muchas Gracias Mexican Restaurant 1412 Capitol St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 371-7678 www.bentleysgrill.com

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Northwest Cuisine Bentley’s Grill Restaurant 291 Liberty St. SE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 779-1660 www.bentleysgrill.com

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Flight Deck Restaurant, Roscoe’s Landing Salem Airport 2680 Aerial Way SE Salem, OR 97302 (503) 581-5721

Seafood

J James Restaurant 325 High St SE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 362-0888 www.jjamesrestaurant.com

McGrath’s Fish House (Downtown) 350 Chemeketa NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 362-0736 www.mcgrathsfishhouse.com

Morton’s Bistro Northwest 1128 Edgewater St NW Salem, OR 97304 (503) 585-1113 www.mortonsbistronw.com

McGrath’s Fish House (Lancaster Mall) 3805 Center St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 485-3086 www.mcgrathsfishhouse.com

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SHOPPING CENTERS

When you’re ready to shop, Salem has many small stores, as well as large shopping centers that sell everything from clothing and makeup to furniture and household appliances. Lancaster Mall 831 Lancaster Dr NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 585-1338 www.lancastermall.com Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Sun 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Located just off of I-5 in Salem, Lancaster Mall has more than 80 specialty shops and 12 eateries. Just off of I-5 in Salem, Oregon. The anchor stores include Macy’s, Sports Authority, Sears, Old Navy and Burlington Coat Factory. Lancaster Mall also has a food court and a movie theater (page 22). Salem Center 401 Center St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 364-0495 www.salemcenter.com Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Sun 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Located in the heart of downtown Salem, Salem Center offers shopping, entertainment and dining. The anchor stores include JC Penney, Nordstrom, Kohl’s and Macy’s. Salem Center also has a food court and a movie theater (page 22). Woodburn Company Stores 1001 Arney Rd Woodburn, OR 97071 (503) 981-1900 www.shop-woodburn.com Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sun 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. With 100 stores, Woodburn Company Stores is the largest tax-free outlet center in the West. Big-name brands, skylight-covered walkways and beautiful Northwest architecture and landscaping make this a unique and fun shopping experience year round. The outlet mall is just a 15-minute drive north of Salem.

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PARKS& GARDENS Green and serene Salem has an extensive park system featuring 29 miles of trails for hiking, biking and jogging. Salem has 47 developed parks covering more than 1,600 acres. This includes 34 neighborhoodoriented parks, as well as community parks and large urban parks that provide additional facilities and areas for Salem’s organized recreation and leisure activities. A few of Salem’s most notable parks are listed below. You can find a complete list of Salem’s parks, including a description of their amenities, at www.cityofsalem.net/Departments/CommunityServices/ParksManagement. For additional information about city parks, or to learn about organized recreation opportunities, call Park Operations Management for the City of Salem at (503) 588-6336. City Parks Bush’s Pasture Park 890 Mission St SE Salem, OR 97302 Bush’s Pasture Park is just a few blocks south of downtown Salem and covers 90 acres of open grassy areas and Oregon White Oaks and other trees. Amenities: Lighted tennis courts, reservable ball field, restrooms, playground areas, walking/jogging/ bike paths, drinking fountains, picnic areas/tables/benches, flower beds, municipal rose garden, gazebo, horseshoe courts, greenhouse, gardens, Historic Bush Museum (page 54), Bush Barn Art Center Gallery (page 54), soap box derby track. Cascade Gateway Park 2100 Turner Rd SE Salem, OR 97302 Cascade Gateway Park covers more than 100 acres and has three reservable sites, as well as many paths, trees, and natural areas. Amenities: Ball fields, playground, restroom, picnic tables, drinking fountains, horseshoe courts, 18hole disc golf course, shelter area, picnic area, barbeques, fishing at Walter Wirth Lake, natural trail system Marion Square Park 551 Marion St NE Salem, OR 97301 Marion Square Park has Salem’s only skate park facility, bringing many skate and bike enthusiasts as well as spectators to play and watch. Amenities: Restroom, playground, picnic tables, lighted basketball court, skate bowl and ramp, drinking fountain Minto-Brown Island Park 2200 Minto Island Rd SE Salem, OR 97302

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Covering almost 900 acres, Minto-Brown Island Park is Salem’s largest park, criss-crossed with approximately five miles of trails for walking, jogging, biking and roller-blading. There are many open and wooded areas that are home to wild rabbits. Amenities: Reservable shelter, barbeque, playground equipment, portable toilets, picnic tables/benches, walking/jogging/bike trails, off-leash dog park area, trail map Riverfront Park (Salem Carousel) 116 Marion St NE Salem, OR 97301 Riverfront Park lies in downtown Salem next to the Willamette River. It is home to the Riverfront Carousel (www.salemcarousel.org), where volunteer artists and wood-carvers painstakingly created each horse, guided and inspired by Hazel Patton. Riverfront Park is also home to the A.C. Gilbert Discovery Village (page 53), and the EcoEarth Globe. The park’s dock is home to the Willamette Queen Riverboat (www.willamettequeen.com), which is an 87-foot, 86-ton, twin paddle-wheeler that was designed as a scaled-down likeness of the former Mississippi and Yukon Territory Riverboats. It features a full service bar and a solid oak dance floor on the upper deck, and can be chartered for special occasions. During the summer, movies are played on the park’s grassy areas. The World Beat Festival (20), the Fourth of July Celebration, the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and several walk/run events are held at the park each year. Amenities: Amphitheater, restrooms, playground equipment, mutt-mitt dispensers, picnic tables, covered pavilion, bike racks, jogging/walking/biking paths, boat dock, and river-viewing areas Waldo Park 605 Summer St NE Salem, OR 97310 Waldo Park is recognized as the world’s smallest city park. At just 12’x20’, the park is home to a single heritage tree – a Giant Sequoia planted in 1872. The park is named for Judge William Waldo, who bought the redwood sapling from a traveling salesman in 1872. He originally planted the tree on his property and when later sold it, stipulated that the tree must be preserved. Wallace Marine Park 200 Glen Creek Rd NW Salem, OR 97304 Wallace Marine Park covers almost 115 acres in West Salem. It has some of the Pacific Northwest’s best sporting facilities and hosts many state, regional and national tournament events. A boat ramp and floating docks on the Willamette River accommodate water sport enthusiasts. The park is connected to Riverfront Park and downtown Salem on the other side of the river by a bicycle and pedestrian bridge. Amenities: Ball fields, boat ramp, docks, restrooms, drinking fountains, picnic tables, benches, playground equipment, mutt-mitt dispensers

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Salem-Area Gardens Adelman Peony Gardens 5690 Brooklake Rd NE Salem, OR 97305 (503) 393-6185 www.peonyparadise.com Brooks Gardens 6219 Topaz St NE Brooks, OR 97305 (503) 393-7999 www.brooksgardens.com Cooley’s Gardens, Inc. 11553 Silverton Rd NE Silverton, OR 97381 (503) 873-5463 www.cooleysgardens.com Delbert Hunter Arboretum and Botanic Garden Dallas City Park, south end Dallas, OR 97338 (503) 623-7359 www.delberthunterarboretum.org Frey’s Dahlias 12054 Brick Rd Turner, OR 97392 (503) 743-3910 www.freysdahlias.com Historic Deepwood Gardens Bush’s Pasture Park 1116 Mission St Salem, OR 97301 (503) 363-1825 www.historicdeepwoodestate.org The Oregon Garden 879 W Main St Silverton, OR 97381 (503) 874-8100 www.oregongarden.org Schreiner’s Gardens 3625 Quinaby Rd NE Salem, OR 97303 (503) 393-3232 www.schreinersgardens.com

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Willamette University’s Martha Springer Botanical Garden and Rose Garden 900 State St Salem, OR 97301 (503) 370-6532 www.willamette.edu Willson Park/Capitol Park Mall 900 Court St Salem, OR 97301 (503) 986-1388 www.oregonstateparks.org Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm 33814 S Meridian Rd Woodburn, OR 97071 (800) 711-2006 www.woodenshoe.com

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PETS When you make your home in Salem, your pet can enjoy a terrific lifestyle. The great outdoors beckons for exercise with off-leash parks for your canine friends, as well as trails and boarding facilities for your equine ones. There are plenty of shops, services and vets to provide for the care and feeding of your pets, plus friendly neighbors who share your devotion to critters of all types. Dog Parks and Trails Dogs on leashes are welcome in all Salem parks, but there are limited off-leash areas. Most parks have Mutt Mitt dispensers so owners can pick up after a pet, which helps keep parks cleaner and safer for visitors. You can purchase refills of 800 Mutt Mitts for $65; if you are interested in donating, send an email to SalemParks@cityofsalem.net. Bush Pasture Park 890 Mission St SE Salem, OR 97302 This 90-acre park has open meadows shaded by mature trees as well as many fields for playing Frisbee or throwing a ball. There are plenty of trails perfect for walking, jogging or running and dogs are welcome, but must be on leash at all times. Minto-Brown Island Park 2200 Minto Island Rd SE Salem, OR 97302 This park offers a designated, unfenced area for dogs to socialize and play off-leash with disposal bags available. The area features a wild section of tall weeds, as well as a grassy play area with picnic tables. Dogs must be leashed when outside the off-leash area. Orchard Heights Park 1165 Orchard Heights Rd NW Salem, OR 97304 This park has a small, designated area where dogs can play off-leash. Located near the Salem/Keizer border, half the property is open and relatively flat, flanking an orchard that rises up the hillside. Glen Creek meanders through the central portion of the park with oak, alder and cottonwood trees growing along the banks of the stream. Dogs must be leashed when outside the off-leash areas. Oregon Garden 879 West Main St Silverton, OR 97381 (503) 874-8100 www.oregongarden.org Located on 80 acres in historic Silverton, the Oregon Garden is one of the state’s most popular destinations, where thousands of plants are displayed in more than 20 specialty gardens. The pet-friendly garden welcomes you to stroll with your pet while admiring dramatic views of the Willamette Valley.

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Dog Training & Obedience Cascade Retriever Kennel Keizer, OR 97303 (503) 370-7440 Dog Obedience Academy 605 Main St Lebanon, OR 97355 (541)401-2008 www.dogobedienceacademy.com K-9 Obedience of Salem (503) 370-8038 Nanny 911 For Dogs Victoria Rose (503) 370.7000 www.nanny911fordogs.com Horse Farm Boarding Stables Bolen Quarter Horse Farms 3755 71st Ave SE Salem, OR 97317 (503) 851-2573 Bolen Quarter Horse Farms is a boarding facility with full care and self care (you clean your own stall daily). It has a 71x120 sand indoor arena, two outdoor arenas, 12x12 noble stalls and auto waters. Brawley Farms 4556 Wintercreek Rd SE Jefferson, OR 97352 (800) 743-4414 www.brawleyfarms.com Brawley Farms offers training in jumping, hunting, equitation, dressage and general riding instruction. It has horses available for lessons in its complete indoor/outdoor facility for boarding and training. Each summer, it hosts the Brawley Farms Summer Classic, which is a USEF “A�-rated show and one of the most fun outdoor shows in the Northwest. Cowboy Creek Quarter Horses P.O. Box 197 Aumsville, OR 97325 (503) 767-4038 www.cowboycreek.com Cowboy Creek Quarter Horses specializes in quality-bred performance horses. It is located on 55 acres SE of Salem. It offers a limited number of stalls for full-care board, which includes a 60x120 indoor and 120x250 outdoor arena, 12x12 stalls cleaned daily, and eastern Oregon hay fed twice daily. It also has a locking tack room, trailer parking and a hot/cold wash rack. It offers only a few stalls to ensure lots of individual care for each horse.

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Holiday Rose Ranch 410 55th Ave NW Salem, OR 97304 (503) 585-3834 Holiday Rose Ranch offers training and boarding. It has many years of experience and is a very nice facility with everything you need. KeyVale Farms 3580 SE Jefferson Scio Dr Jefferson, OR 97352 (541) 990-9101 www.keyvalefarms.com KeyVale Farms is a full- and partial-care boarding facility. It feeds goodquality grass hay and grain. There is a large 80 x 120 indoor arena and an XL 150 x 150 outdoor arena with all-weather footing. Both the outdoor arena and the 60’ round pen can be used year round. It is a new, clean facility with horse-safe fencing. KeyVale Farms is dedicated to the care and well being of the horses. Riding lessons in all disciplines are also available, on their well-trained school horses or on your own horse. LandsWest Ranch 3445 Valley Creek Rd NW Salem, OR 97304 (503) 480-9210 www.landswestranch.com LandsWest Ranch is located minutes from downtown Salem Oregon. It is a family-oriented barn where all riding disciplines are welcome. Trainer Heather Kennedy now offers lessons at LandsWest Ranch, where her unique style of training encourages and nurtures the riders’ love of riding. It offers nine spacious, matted, well-maintained indoor stalls with automatic waterers and six double-occupancy outdoor stalls with attached paddocks. The barn features an indoor 48’x72’ riding arena, a hot- and cold-water wash rack, an enclosed, attached shavings and food barn and a locked tack room. The arena has a stereo system located in the tack room and you are welcome to bring your music CDs. LandsWest Ranch also has a 50’ outdoor round pen. All breeds and riding disciplines are welcome. Laurel Mountain Farms 32650 Joseph Lane Philomath, OR 97370 (541) 929-4772 www.laurelmountainfarms.com Laurel Mountain Farms specializes in breeding and training for the finest horse experience possible. Its goal is to produce horses of exceptional quality for use in Three-Day Eventing, AQHA Events and All Around Horses for beginners, amateurs and serious competitors. Laurel Mountain Farms believes in the exceptional quality of its horses and their ability to offer a wonderful partnership.

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Nine Oak Ranch 6750 McCoy Rd Rickreall, OR 97371 (503) 779-4786 www.nine9oakranch.com Nine Oak Ranch is conveniently located in Rickreall, Oregon between Salem and McMinnville on Highway 99, only four miles from the 4-H Center in West Salem. The facility is surrounded by green grass fields with a beautiful view of the local landscape from the arena, providing a peaceful and tranquil environment. All disciplines of riding are welcomed. It has a trail path just a short walk from the barn. Nine Oak Ranch offers the perfect combination of environment, amenities and support to enhance the horsehuman relationship. Pioneer Tack 7743 Mill Creek SE Aumsville, OR 97325 (503) 749-2780 Pioneer Tack offers “smorgasbord” boarding. Basic full care includes hay fed twice per day or as needed, LMF Super Supplement daily or grain as needed, stalls cleaned daily, use of the indoor arena and the feeding of your supplements. The owner may turn the horse out in the designated paddock while present. Boarding starts at $150 per month, plus whatever options you want. The retirement program offers everything for $350 per month. Pioneer Tack also offers arena rental, riding lessons (leadline starting at age 2) and tack sales. Skyline Stable 7514 Skyline Rd Salem, OR 97306 (503) 364-2300 Situated in the beautiful South Salem Hills, Skyline Stable consists of two barns that overlook the Willamette Valley. The “Lower Barn” is a colonial-style, two-story building with nine matted stalls, automatic watering systems, a tack room and a cobblestone center aisle. The “Upper,” or “Arena Barn,” has one of the largest privately owned indoor arenas in the Salem area, a wide center aisle with 16 matted stalls, automatic watering systems, a tack room, a double wash rack, a restroom and feed rooms. Amenities include indoor and outdoor arenas, jumps, barrels, poles, turn outs and access to trails. Haulins and visitors are welcome. WindCrest Stables LLC 4840 Orchard Heights Rd NW Salem, OR 97304 (503) 399-8824 www.windcreststables.com WindCrest Stables is a full-care facility located just 7 miles from downtown Salem. It has matted stalls, an inside riding arena, secure tack rooms and a hot/cold wash rack. Scenic riding trails are located nearby. Twice daily the horses are fed an oat/cob mix and top-quality hay. Stalls are cleaned daily. Horses are turned out into beautiful pastures daily (weather permitting) or to the arena during inclement weather. Private lessons, both Western and English, are available to beginners and intermediate riders. The barn offers a fun, safe place for family and mature riders and is open daily year round.

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Horseback Riding Century Farm Equestrian Center 40835 Oupor Dr Scio, OR 97374 (503) 394-4122 Located in nearby Scio, Century Farm is both a rental and boarding facility. Come ready to saddle up for a guided or solo ride through the surrounding scenic hills. Willamette Mission State Park www.oregonstateparks.org/park_139.php This 1,680-acre park, just eight miles from Salem, is not only a stunningly beautiful natural environment, but also a significant historic site. It has grassy meadows filled with flowers, plants, trees and wildlife, plus eight miles of trails along the river for riding. Horse camp facilities include four sites that can accommodate up to two camping units and four pack animals.

Pet Adoption Services Humane Society of Willamette Valley 4246 Turner Rd SE Salem, OR 97317 (503) 585-5900 www.willamettehumane.org The Willamette Humane Society is dedicated to promoting the welfare of animals through leadership, education and action, WHS exists to provide a temporary shelter for discarded, abused, abandoned and lost animals as an open-admission shelter, complete families by matching companion animals with people and lead the community through education by teaching respect and compassion for animals. Salem Friends of Felines 980 Commercial St SE Salem, OR 97302 (503) 362-5611 www.salemfriendsoffelines.org Salem Friends of Felines is a large group of dedicated, caring individuals committed to helping cats and people in our community. The organization helps as many homeless cats and kittens as it can by placing them in loving permanent homes, reducing feline over-population through education and a spay/neuter assistance program and bringing more public awareness to the plight of homeless and unwanted cats.

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Pet Boarding & Daycare Cats Only Luxury Boarding 3416 Orchard Heights Rd NW Salem, OR 97304 (503) 585-8151 www.catsonlyoregon.com Self-described as the “Classy Hotel for the Classy Cat,” this Salem facility features no cages or kennels. Each private hotel room has a window, climbing tree, catwalk, bench and secret hiding space. The Pet Stop (541) 948-2359 www.salempetsitter.com Serving Salem and Keizer, this is the pet-sitting service that comes to you. The Pet Stop cares for a variety of animals including (but not limited to) dogs, cats, birds, fish, ferrets, guinea pigs, pot belly pigs, reptiles, rabbits and others. Pet Village 3185 Turner Rd SE Salem, OR 97302 (503) 363-3647 www.petvillageltd.com This Salem boarding facility for dogs and cats gives each animal guest individual attention. There are100 indoor/outdoor runs for dogs. The runs are heated, cleaned and disinfected daily. There are separate accommodations for small dogs. Cats are boarded separately from dogs and owners can choose from cages or deluxe cat condos. Premium pet food is served or you can bring your own. Leave for your travels knowing your furry friend will be warm, safe and well cared for. Pet Grooming Everything Pawsible Grooming 1415 Liberty St NE Salem, OR 97303 (503) 399-0500 Soapy Paws 4472 River Rd North Keizer, OR 97303 (503) 463-8393 Veterinarians All Ways Carol’s Pet Salon 1174 Edgewater St NW Salem, OR 97304 (503) 361-8757

Creekside Veterinary Clinic 5456 River Rd North Keizer, OR 97303 (503) 390-5222 Hoffman Veterinary Clinic 2585 Lancaster Dr NE Salem, OR 97305 (503) 585-6793 Oak Hills Veterinary Clinic & Bird Hospital 1212 Wallace Rd NW Salem, OR 97304 (503) 581-8161

Capitol Veterinary Clinic 1750 12th St SE Salem, OR 97302 (503) 399-1461

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The Pet Clinic 4089 State St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 370-9988 www.thepetclinic.com Pet Etc. 1145 Edgewater St NW Salem, OR 97304 (503) 375-3573 Professional Acupuncture and Wellness Solutions (PAWS) Wendy Stalfire, DVM (503) 949-1110 www.pawsdoctor.com South Salem Veterinary Clinic 3940 Commercial St SE Salem, OR 97302 (503) 581-1674 www.southsalemvet.com VCA Salem Animal Hospital 4053 Commercial St SE Salem, OR 97302 (503) 581-1438 www.vcahospitals.com/salem West Salem Animal Clinic, P.C. 1174 Edgewater St NW Salem, OR 97304 (503) 588-2903

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Golf Courses Whether you’re looking to spend some time on the driving range of complete an 18-hole course, Salem has a large number of golf courses where you can practice your swing to your heart’s content. Auburn Center Golf Course 5220 Center St NE Salem, OR 97317 (503) 363-4404 The 9-hole “Auburn Center” course at the Auburn Center Golf Club facility features 1,338 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 29. Designed by Wayne Larson/Sue Larson, the Auburn Center Golf Course opened in 1959. Creekside Golf Course 6250 Club House Dr SE Salem, OR 97306 (503) 363-4653 www.golfcreekside.com The 18-hole “Creekside” course at the Creekside Golf Course facility features 6,887 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 73.6 and it has a slope rating of 131 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Peter Jacobsen, the Creekside Golf Course opened in 1993. Cross Creek Golf Course 13935 Highway 22 Dallas, OR 97338 (503) 623-6666 www.crosscreekgc.com The 18-hole “Cross Creek” course at the Cross Creek Golf Course facility in Dallas features 6,884 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.1 and it has a slope rating of 120. Designed by William G. Robinson, ASGCA/Tim Tarpley, the Cross Creek Golf Course opened in 1998. Dallas Golf Course 11875 Orrs Corner Rd Dallas, OR 97338 (503) 623-6832 The 9-hole “Dallas” course at the Dallas Golf Club facility in Dallas features 2,031 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 31. The course rating is 59.6 and it has a slope rating of 95. Dallas Golf Course opened in 1990. Evergreen Golf Course 11694 W Church Rd NE Mount Angel, OR 97362 (503) 845-9911 www.evergreenoregon.com The 9-hole “Evergreen” course at the Evergreen Golf Club facility in Mount Angel features 3,021 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36 . The course rating is 34.3 and it has a slope rating of 114. Designed by Bill Schaefer, the Evergreen Golf Course opened in 1962.

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Illahe Hills Country Club 3376 Country Club Rd Dr Salem, OR 97302 (503) 364-0117 www.illahehills.com The 18-hole “Illahe Hills” course at the Illahe Hills Country Club facility features 6,735 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.4 and it has a slope rating of 130 on Bluegrass. Designed by William F. Bell, ASGCA/(R) Robert Muir Graves, ASGCA, the Illahe Hills Golf Course opened in 1961. Illahe Hills is Salem’s only private, members-only country club. Meadowlawn Golf Course 3898 Meadowlawn Loop SE Salem, OR 97317 United States (503) 363-7391 The 9-hole “Meadowlawn” course at the Meadowlawn Golf Course facility features 2,043 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 32. The course rating is 59.5 and it has a slope rating of 95 on Rye grass. Designed by Lee Ohmart, the Meadowlawn Golf Course opened in 1969. McNary Golf Course 155 McNary Estates Dr N Keizer, OR 97303 (503) 393-4653 www.mcnarygolfclub.com The 18-hole “McNary” course at the McNary Golf Club facility in Keizer features 6,215 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 69.2 and it has a slope rating of 121 on Bluegrass. Designed by Fred Federspiel/Fred Sparks, the McNary Golf Course opened in 1962. Oak Knoll Golf Course 6335 Highway 22 Independence, OR 97351 (503) 378-0344 www.oakknollgolfcourse.com The 18-hole “Oak Knoll” course at the Oak Knoll Golf Course facility in Independence features 6,310 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 68.6 and it has a slope rating of 113 on grass. Designed by Al Olsen, the Oak Knoll Golf Course opened in 1926.

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Oregon Golf Course 905 NW Springhill Dr Albany, OR 97321 (541) 928-8338 The 18-hole “Oregon” course at the Golf Club of Oregon facility in Albany features 5,841 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. The course rating is 67.8 and it has a slope rating of 111 on grass. Designed by Ralph Roberts/J.E. Roberts, the Oregon Golf Course opened in 1929. Salemtowne Golf Course 2900 Oakcrest Dr NW Salem, OR 97304 (503) 362-2215 The 9-hole “Salemtowne” course at the Salemtowne Golf Club facility in Salem, Oregon features all the hallmarks of Oregon golf. Designed by William Schafer, the Salemtowne golf course opened in 1967. Santiam Golf Course 8724 Golf Club Rd SE Aumsville, OR 97325 (503) 769-3485 www.santiamgolfclub.com The 18-hole “Santiam” course at the Santiam Golf Club facility in Aumsville features 6,392 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 69.9 and it has a slope rating of 123 on Bluegrass. Designed by Fred Federspiel, the Santiam golf course opened in 1959. Salem Golf Club 2025 Golf Course Rd S Salem, OR 97302 (503) 363-6652 www.salemgolfclub.com The 18-hole “Salem” course at the Salem Golf Club facility in Salem, Oregon features 6,200 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 68.4 and it has a slope rating of 114 on Bluegrass. Designed by Ercel Kay, the Salem Golf Club course opened in 1928. Spring Hill Golf Course 155 NW Country Club Ln Albany, OR 97321 (541) 926-6059 www.springhillcc.com The 18-hole “Spring Hill” course at the Spring Hill Country Club facility in Albany features 6,432 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 70.5 and it has a slope rating of 120 on Rye grass. Designed by Bud Fortier/Bill Robinson, the Spring Hill Golf Course opened in 1960.

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Sports Teams What’s better than going to a ballgame? Not much! Salem has several local teams that locals root for and rally behind on game day. Cascade Surge (503) 362-07308 www.cascadesurge.com Cascade Surge is a minor-league soccer team that plays at Willamette University’s McCulloch Stadium. Portland Trailblazers (503) 797-9600 www.nba.com/blazers The Trailblazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. They play in Portland’s Rose Garden Arena, just an hour’s drive north of Salem. Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Stadium Pro Shop 6700 Field of Dreams Way Keizer, OR 97307 www.volcanoesbaseball.com The local minor-league baseball team is the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. The team plays its home games in the Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer, just north of Salem. Salem Stampede (503) 881-2945 www.salemstampede.com Salem Stampede is part of the International Basketball League. The team plays its home games at the Salem Armory (see page 23). Willamette University Bearcats Department of Athletics 900 State St Salem, OR 97301 (503) 370-6420 www.willamette.edu/athletics The Willamette University Bearcats have teams for baseball, softball, basketball, track, football, golf, rowing, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball and more.

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K-12 Schools There are 67 schools in the Salem-Keizer 24J School District, including four charter schools. You can find a complete list of schools, including descriptions and contact information, at www.salkeiz.k12.or.us/content/schools. In addition, you can see which school your child would attend by clicking on the “School Finder” link on that page. The Oregon Department of Education produces yearly report cards for schools and districts. These reports provide educators with an opportunity to communicate directly with parents and community members about how local schools are performing. You can use it to compare schools as you select a neighborhood in Salem. You can find the report cards online at www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=116 Salem also has some schools that operate outside the jurisdiction of the Salem-Keizer 24J School District: Chemawa Indian School 3700 Chemawa Rd N Salem, OR 97305 (503) 399-5721 www.chemawa.bia.edu Chemawa Indian School is the nation’s oldest continuously operating boarding school. It serves Alaska Natives and Native American students in grades 9-12 and has thousands of graduates. Oregon School for the Deaf 999 Locust St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 378-3825 www.osd.k12.or.us The Oregon School for the Deaf is a public school that serves deaf and hard-of-hearing students from kindergarten through 21 years of age. It has a program to teach living skills for students who have modified diplomas or certificates. Oregon School for the Blind 700 Church St SE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 378-3820 www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=49 The Oregon School for the Blind is a public school that has residential, day school and part-time programs to serve blind and vision-impaired students from kindergarten through high school.

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Preschools Abiqua School 4985 Battle Creek Rd SE # 107 Salem, OR 97302-9684 (503) 399-9020 Buttercup Hill Children Center 4515 Sunnyside Rd SE # A Salem, OR 97302-3928 (503) 581-1733 Christian Academy-Willamette 4910 Macleay Rd SE Salem, OR 97301-5930 (503) 363-7764

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Christian Center Academy 1850 45th Ave NE Salem, OR 97305-1809 (503) 399-7360

Little Red School House 256 Salem Heights Ave SE Salem, OR 97302-4625 (503) 362-8881

First Baptist Church of Salem 395 Marion St NE Salem, OR 97301-3567 (503) 364-2285

Lollipop Tree 982 Shangri La Ave NE Salem, OR 97303-5035 (503) 390-1232

First Presbyterian Child Dev 770 Chemeketa St NE Salem, OR 97301-3840 (503) 399-8452

Montessori Discovery Center 1055 Electric Ave SE Salem, OR 97302-2157 (503) 371-341

HIS Academy 1150 Hilfiker Ln SE Salem, OR 97302-1825 (503) 378-7729

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church 1274 Cunningham Ln S Salem, OR 97302-2416 (503) 399-8601

Liberty Gardens Christian School 304 Hrubetz Rd SE Salem, OR 97302-4921 (503) 362-8685

Salem Academy 942 Lancaster Dr NE Salem, OR 97301-2972 (503) 378-1219

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Salem Child Development Center Silverton Rd NE & 17th St NE Salem, OR 97303 0000 (503) 363-9821 Salem Christian Day School 1550 Market St NE Salem, OR 97301-1367 (503) 375-2620 Salem Christian School 1390 45th Ave NE Salem, OR 97301-2003 (503) 399-9172 Salem Montessori School Silverton Rd NE Salem, OR 97303 0000 (503) 364-6615 Sonshine School 395 Marion St NE Salem, OR 97301-3524 (503) 375-5764 South Salem Preschool 3735 Liberty Rd S Salem, OR 97302-5625 (503) 362-3938 St John Lutheran Church 1350 Court St NE Salem, OR 97301-4127 (503) 588-0171 St Joseph School 373 Winter St NE Salem, OR 97301-3833 (503) 581-2147 St Vincent De Paul School 1015 Columbia St NE Salem, OR 97303-5107 (503) 363-8457 Willamette Valley Christian 9075 Pueblo Ave NE Salem, OR 97305-9712 (503) 393-5236

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Childcare Salem has many daycare options, so you’re sure to find the combination of facility, setting and style that is best for you and your family. Rather than attempting to list all the options here, we recommend that you contact the Oregon Child Care Resource & Referral Network, which is a statewide organization that shapes and supports high-quality childcare by providing the vision and leadership for the continuous development and improvement of local child care resource and referral services throughout Oregon. You can search for childcare options based on location, licensing, languages and more online at www.oregonchildcare.org.

Institutions of Higher Learning & Vocational Schools Chemeketa Community College 4000 Lancaster Dr NE Salem, OR 97309 (503) 399-5000 Chemeketa Community College is a community resource for quality education in a changing world, delivering opportunities for adult literacy, opening the door to all levels of college and creating centers of excellence in technical training, workforce development and business support. Students are all ages, from recent high school graduates to retired people. Some students attend full time, others attend part time. Many combine work and school. 64,237 people enrolled in classes and workshops for the 2006-2007 academic year. The College of Hair Design Careers 1684 Clay St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 588-5888 www.collegeofhairdesigncareers.com The College of Hair Design Careers is a beauty school that is dedicated to the development and execution of an educational program in the basics of hair design, nail technology and esthetics, which enable students to learn the theory, develop the technical and people skills necessary to pass examinations for the state certification and be employable in the cosmetology industry. Corban College & Graduate School 5000 Deer Park Dr SE Salem, OR 97317-9392 (503) 581-8600 www.corban.edu Corban College & Graduate School is an independent Christian college in Salem, Oregon, with more than 50 majors and programs of study including professional, liberal arts and ministries. Along with traditional and adult degree completion programs at the undergraduate level, Corban offers postbaccalaureate teacher licensure and graduate degrees in education, business administration and counseling.

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George Fox University: Salem Center 4600 25th Avenue NE Salem, OR 97301 (971) 239-4930 www.georgefox.edu/salemcenter George Fox University is a Christian university of the humanities, sciences and professional studies founded in 1891 by Quaker pioneers. It offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degreecompletion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees and 11 master’s and doctoral degrees. It is consistently ranked as one of the top Christian universities on the West Coast. More than 3,300 students attend classes on the university’s residential campuses in Newberg, Portland, Salem and Boise centers as well as other teaching sites in Oregon. Linfield College Division of Continuing Education – Salem Building 49, Room 218 4061 Winema Place NE Salem, OR 97305 (503) 399-5121 www.linfield.edu/dce/salem-classes.html Adults in the Salem, Oregon area have eleven Linfield College degrees and certificates to choose from. Most of Linfield’s degrees and certificates can be completed through online coursework or through a combination of online and on-site courses. Working adults will find Linfield’s online degrees and certificates easy to fit into their schedules. Students can study and complete coursework at their convenience. Oregon School of Massage: Salem Facility 2111 Front St NE - Building 3 Salem, OR 97301 (503) 585-8912 www.oregonschoolofmassage.com Oregon School of Massage, founded in 1984 and licensed by the Oregon Department of Education, is a private professional school devoted to massage and related health education. The school has a commitment to holistic education and the training is designed to integrate body, mind, heart and spirit. The rigorous study of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathology, hydrotherapy and massage is augmented by time for students to share their experiences both as givers and receivers of touch. Phagans’ School of Beauty 622 Lancaster Dr NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 363-6800 www.phagans-schools.com Phagans’ School of Beauty incorporates advanced technical and business courses into its curriculum to give students the ability to reach new heights of personal & creative success. It offers courses in hair design, barbering, nail technology, esthetics and training. Salem Bible College 5313 Faith Ave NE Salem, OR 97305 (503) 304-0092 www.salembiblecollege.org

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Salem Bible College is dedicated to helping students meet their intellectual needs and spiritual growth objectives while being prepared for Christian service. Salem Bible College has joined with Northwest University, which is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Tokyo International University 1300 Mill St SE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 373-3300 www.tiua.edu The one-year program at Tokyo International University of America (TIUA) and Willamette University enables students to pursue academic goals, develop intercultural awareness and explore personal values and interests. Co-curricular programs are designed to offer students opportunities to learn through experience about other people and cultures. As a result, students also gain and share insights about their own traditions and values. University of Phoenix: The Salem Learning Center 670 Hawthorne Avenue SE Ste 110 Salem, OR 97301 (503) 364-5695 www.phoenix.edu The University of Phoenix Salem Learning Center is one of five campuses and learning centers in Oregon, and one of nearly 200 University of Phoenix locations in North America. Founded in 1976, University of Phoenix structures its degree programs to help students incorporate learning into their busy schedules. Students who have a full-time job or are busy taking care of a family can still achieve their academic dreams at the Salem Learning Center. Valley Medical College 4707 Silverton Rd NE Salem, OR 97305 (503) 363-9001 www.valleymedicalcollege.com Valley Medical College is designed to produce high quality medical and clerical support personnel. Each staff member works to provide training in a professional and positive atmosphere, with up-to-date accurate and interesting material that will enable the student to become a valued professional. Our academic expectations and standards of students are high. Willamette University 900 State St Salem, OR 97301 (503) 370-6300 www.willamette.edu Willamette University is a top-ranked private liberal arts university located directly across the street from Oregon’s Capitol. Home to 1,800 undergraduates and 760 graduate students in law, business and teaching, Willamette University’s campus, centered on the Mill Race and festooned with ancient trees and ample green spaces, strongly reflects the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

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Museums A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village 116 Marion St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 371-3631 www.acgilbert.org Hours: Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5 Admission: $5.75 general admission, $4.25 seniors, $2.75 ages 1-2, free for children under 1 A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village offers year-round fun with indoor & outdoor interactive exhibits that promote learning through play. Kids & adults alike enjoy the three historic houses and 20,000-square-foot Outdoor Discovery Center. The hands-on children’s museum invites families & groups to enjoy a truly unique educational experience in Salem, Oregon’s Riverfront Park. Antique Powerland Museums 3995 Brooklake Rd NE Brooks, OR 97303 (503) 393-2424 www.antiquepowerland.com Hours: Mar 1 through Oct 31: Wed-Sun 9-5. Admission: $5.00 general admission, free for children under 12 Antique Powerland is a power equipment heritage site operated by the Antique Powerland Museum Association, a non-profit organization. Antique Powerland was originally established by a group of enthusiasts dedicated to the preservation, restoration and demonstration of steam powered equipment, antique farm machinery and implements. It includes the Pacific Northwest Truck Museum, the Willow Creek Railroad and the Oregon Electric Railway Museum Street Car Rides.

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Brunk House 5705 Salem Dallas Hwy NW Salem, OR 97304 (503) 371-8586 Hours: Jun 15 through Sep 30: Thu-Mon 1-4 Admission: Free, but donations are appreciated The Brunk House is located between Dallas and Salem. It was built in 1861. The home has been restored and is now open to the public during the summer months. It provides insight into day-to-day living of the past. The Bush Barn Art Center Galleries 600 Mission St SE Salem, OR 97302 (503) 581-2228 Ext 302 www.salemart.org Hours: Tue-Fri 10-5; Sat-Sun 12-5 Admission: Free, but donations are appreciated Once home to the Bush family’s farm equipment, the Bush Barn Art Center in Salem, Oregon, is a renovated, city-owned, historic building now housing two contemporary exhibition galleries and a consignment and rental gallery. Also located in the Bush Barn Art Center are the administrative offices for the Salem Art Association. The Bush Barn Art Center is located just opposite the Bush House Museum in lovely Bush’s Pasture Park. Bush House Museum 600 Mission St SE Salem, OR 97302 (503) 363-4714 www.salemart.org Hours: Tue-Sun in the afternoon, hours vary by season Admission: $4.00 general admission, $3 students & seniors, $2 ages 6-12, free for children under 5 Explore Salem’s history with a visit to the historic Bush House Museum, an 1878 Italianate residence that was home to pioneer businessman Asahel Bush II and his family. The Museum preserves an extensive collection of historic fittings and furnishings, including original wallpapers and ornate marble fireplaces. The museum is located on the grounds of Bush’s Pasture Park, once the family estate and now home to a fine collection of vintage roses, the oldest greenhouse in Oregon and a historic barn building that has been transformed into a community arts center. Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum 500 NE Capt. Michael King Smith Way McMinnville, OR 97128 (509) 434-4180 www.sprucegoose.org Hours: Open every day, 9-5 Admission: Admission varies based on age, membership, and whether one wishes to enter one or both

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museums and/or see an IMAX film The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in nearby McMinnville has airplane and helicopter exhibits, artifacts, a research library and archive collections, as well as an IMAX 3-D theater. It is also home of the HK-1 flying boat known as the “Spruce Goose”. The museum strives to inspire and educate while promoting and preserving aviation and space history and honoring the patriotic service of veterans. Hallie Ford Museum of Art 900 State St Salem Oregon 97301 (503) 370-6300 www.willamette.edu/museum_of_art Hours: Tue-Sat 10-5; Sun 1-5 Admission: $3.00 general admission, $2.00 students & seniors, free for children under 12 and Willamette University students, faculty, and staff; free admission every Tue The Hallie Ford Museum of Art exists to support the liberal arts curriculum of Willamette University and to serve as an intellectual and cultural resource for the City of Salem and beyond, through the collection, preservation, exhibition and interpretation of historical and contemporary art with an emphasis on regional art. Historic Deepwood Estate 1116 Mission St SE Salem, OR 97302 (503) 363-1825 www.historicdeepwoodestate.org Hours: May 15 through Sep 15: Sun-Fri 12-4; Sep 16 through May 14: Wed-Thu & Sat 11-3 Admission: $4.00 adults, $3.00 students & seniors, $2 ages 6-12, free for children under 6 Historic Deepwood Estate is an 1894 Queen Anne Victorian Home situated on approximately 4 acres of manicured gardens and nature trails set in the heart of Salem near its downtown core. The home was placed on the National Register of Historic Homes in 1973. The museum is operated by the Friends of Deepwood, a non-profit organization created to disseminate information about the home and document life in Victorian times. In 2002, Sunset Magazine named Deepwood as one of the four “Best Historic Homes” in its “Best of the West” section. Keizer Heritage Museum 980 Chemawa Rd NE Keizer, OR 97307 (503) 393-9660 www.keizerheritage.org Hours: Tue & Thu 2-4; Sat 10-4 Admission: Free, but donations are appreciated The Keizer Heritage Museum officially opened in February 2000. Its mission is to preserve and display the culture and history of Keizer, Oregon and the surrounding mid-Willamette Valley area. The museum, located in the Keizer Heritage Community Center (the restored 1916 Keizer School), is a wonderful example of Craftsman style architecture. The museum displays cover a wide range of history from days of the wagon train through the City of Keizer’s beginning in 1982 and to the present. A variety of items relate to “The Old School” and its many teachers and students over the years. Many local families have contributed their history to display boards, scrapbooks and display cases. Every other month, the museum has a special exhibit to show a specific part of Keizer’s history or something of public interest. Special exhibits have included Keizer Volunteer Fire Department, Keizer’s 30 years of Little League baseball, Asian History Month, Chemawa Indian School’s History and Daughters of the American Revolution’s U.S. History.

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Marion County Historical Society Museum & Education Center 260 12th St SE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 364-2128 www.marionhistory.org Hours: Tue-Sat 12-4 The Marion County Historical Society (MCHS), a community resource, promotes the appreciation of regional history by present and future generations. The Society connects the past to the present by preserving and interpreting the county’s cultural and natural history. Mission Mill Museum 1313 Mill St SE Salem, OR 97301-6351 (503) 585-7012 www.missionmill.org Hours: Mon-Sat 10-5 Admission: $6.00 general admission, $5.00 seniors, $4.00 students, $3 ages 6-17, free for children under six Mission Mill Museum interprets the history of the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill - designated an American Treasure by the National Park Service - which produced wool products from 1889 to 1962 and representsone of Oregon’s earliest and strongest industries. Mission Mill also interprets the history of Jason Lee’s Methodist Mission to Oregon which settled in the Willamette Valley in 1834 before the major Oregon Trail migrations. The missionaries brought formal education, industry and large-scale agriculture and advocated for U.S. government in the Oregon country. Oregon Electric Railway Museum (Trolley Museum) 3995 Brooklake Rd NE Brooks, OR 97303 (503) 390-0698 www.oerhs.org/oerm Hours: Sat 11-4 Admission: $5 general admission, free for children under 12 The Oregon Electric Railway Museum is the largest trolley museum in the Pacific Northwest. Wings of Wonder 5978 Willamette Ferry St Independence, OR 97351 (503) 838-0976 www.wingsofwonder.us Hours: Wed-Sat 11-4, Sun 12-4 Admission: $8.50 general admission, $8 seniors, $6 ages 4-10, free for children under 4 Wings of Wonder is Oregon’s only year-round butterfly exhibit with an on-site rearing lab. The exhibit has wide pathways and hundreds of plants, in addition to the butterflies.

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LIBRARIES

Corban College Library 5000 Deer Park Dr SE Salem, OR 97317 (503) 375-7016 www.corban.edu/Library Summer Hours: Mon-Thu 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Fri 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sat 11:30 a.m. - 6:00 a.m., Sun 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. School-Year Hours: Mon-Thu 7:45 a.m. - 11:00 p.m., Fri 7:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Sat 11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Sun 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Keizer Reading Connection Library / Keizer Community Library 980 Chemawa Rd NE Keizer, OR 97303 (503) 390-2370 www.keizerheritage.org Hours: Mon 5-8, Tue-Fri 1-4, Sat 10-4 Mark O. Hatfield Library, Willamette University 900 State St Salem, OR 97301 (503) 370-6312 http://library.willamette.edu Hours: Mon-Thu 7:45 a.m. - 2:00 a.m., Fri 7:45 a.m. 9:00 p.m., Sat 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Sun 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (closed to the general public after 10:00 p.m.)

Salem Public Library: Central Library 585 Liberty St SE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 588-6052 www.cityofsalem.net/departments/library Hours: Tue-Thu 10-9, Fri-Sat 10-6, Sun 1-5

Oregon State Library 250 Winter St NE Salem, OR 97310 (503) 378-4277 www.oregon.gov/OSL

Salem Public Library: West Salem Branch 395 Glen Creek Rd NW Salem, OR 97304 (503) 588-6301 www.cityofsalem.net/departments/library

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LOCAL MEDIA Green and serene Salem has an extensive park system featuring 29 miles of trails for hiking, bikiSalem has several newspapers, television channels and radio stations to keep you informed about the local, national and international news.

Newspapers Capital Press 1400 Broadway St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 364-4431 www.capitalpress.com Salem Monthly 1342 Capitol St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 540-0022 willamettelive.com Statesman Journal 280 Church St NE Salem, OR, 97301 (503) 399-6611 www.statesmanjournal.com Television Capital Community Television (CCTV) 575 Trade St SE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 588-2288 www.cctvsalem.org CCTV provides community information through television and teaches people how to produce their own television messages. CCTV provides a community billboard for local groups and non-profit organizations to publicize meetings and events, live coverage of the Salem City Council, Marion County Commissioners and other meetings, coverage of school sports and music programs, classes in television production and equipment and facilities for certified producers. KWVT TV Channel 17 Northwest Television, LLC 17980 Brown Rd Dallas, OR 97338 (503) 930-7228 www.kwvtsalem.com KWVT recognizes that communities outside of major cities are often ignored by established television stations. It serves communities with local and diverse programming, providing local news, sports, entertainment, information and specialty programming that is targeted toward filling the void of community involvement common to most stations and networks.

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Radio Salem-area residents can pick up many stations broadcast not only in Salem, but also in Eugene, Portland and other parts of the mid-Willamette Valley. For local and world news, tune in to National Public Radio and Oregon Public Broadcasting on KOPB-FM 91.5 and KOAC-AM 550.

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NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCITATIONS Salem has many neighborhoods, each with a distinct character and ambiance, offering inviting homes at every price point. Some of the most popular neighborhoods are located within the city’s two historic districts known as Old Salem and Gaiety Hill. Old West Salem is the area of the city located west of the Willamette River, incorporated as West Salem in 1914, which merged with Salem in 1949. Homes in West Salem offer some of the best values in terms of size and character for the price. The city of Salem has 19 neighborhood associations. You can find a map of these associations, a list of the current chairs and their contact information at www.cityofsalem.net/Departments/CommunityServices/Neighbor Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization (CAN-DO) http://youcando.org Meeting Time & Location: 3rd Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. Urban Development Department 350 Commercial St NE Salem, OR 97301 Croisan-Illahe Neighborhood Association http://croisan-illahe.com Meeting Time & Location: 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. (odd months only) Location varies East Lancaster Neighborhood Association (ELNA) http://elnaneighbors.org Meeting Time & Location: 1st Thursday, 7:00 p.m. The Springs 1940 45th Ave NE Salem, OR 97305 Faye Wright Neighborhood Association http://fayewrightna.org Meeting Time & Location: 4th Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Wright Elementary School 4060 Lone Oak Rd SE Salem, OR 97302 Grant Neighborhood Association http://grantneighborhood.org Meeting Time & Location: 1st Thursday, 6:15 p.m. Grant Community School 625 Market St NE Salem, OR 97301

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Highland Neighborhood Association http://highlandneighbors.org Meeting Time & Location: 2nd Thursday, 7:00 p.m. North Neighborhood Resource Center 945 Columbia St NE Salem, OR 97301 Lansing Community Action Association http://lansingcommunity.org Meeting Time & Location: 4th Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Waldo Middle School 2805 Lansing Ave NE Salem, OR 97301 Morningside Neighborhood Association http://morningsidena.org Meeting Time & Location: 2nd Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Leslie Middle School (during the school; meetings held at parks during the summer) 3850 Pringle SE Salem, OR 97302 Northeast Neighbors (NEN) http://salemnen.org Meeting Time & Location: 1st Monday, 7:00 a.m. and 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Willson House 1625 Center St NE Salem, OR 97301 Northeast Salem Community Association (NESCA) http://nesalemcommunity.org Meeting Time & Location: 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Fresh Start Market Community Center 3020 Center St NE Salem, OR 97301 North Lancaster Neighborhood Association (NOLA) Meeting Time & Location: 3rd Monday, 6:30 p.m. Oak Park Church 2990 Lancaster NE Salem, OR 97305 Northgate Neighborhood Association http://nnasalem.com Meeting Time & Location: 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Hee Hee Illahe RV Park – Clubhouse 4751 Astoria St NE Salem, OR 97305 South Central Association of Neighbors (SCAN) http://scansalem.org Meeting Time & Location: 2nd Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. South Salem High School 1910 Church St SE Salem, OR 97302

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Southeast Mill Creek Association (SEMCA) Meeting Time & Location: 2nd Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. Paradise Island Park – Recreation Hall 3100 Turner Rd SE Salem, OR 97302 South East Salem Neighborhood Association (SESNA) http://sesna.us Meeting Time & Location: 2nd Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Capital Park Church 410 19th St SE Salem, OR 97301 South Gateway Neighborhood Association http://sgna.us Meeting Time & Location: 2nd Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church 1770 Baxter Rd SE Salem, OR 97306 South Salem Neighborhood Association Meeting Time & Location: 1st Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Candalaria Elementary School 935 Hansen Ave S Salem, OR 97302 Sunnyslope Neighborhood Association http://sunnyslopena.org Meeting Time & Location: 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Schirle Elementary School 4875 Justice Way S Salem, OR 97302 West Salem Neighborhood Association Meeting Time & Location: 1st/3rd Monday, 7:00 p.m. Roth’s IGA 1130 Wallace Rd NW Salem, OR 97304

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medical facilities

The Salem Hospital is Salem’s largest private employer, but the area also has many other clinics and medical facilities to meet the healthcare needs of local residents.

Clinics The Doctors’ Clinic 5050 Skyline Village Ln S Salem, OR 97306 (503) 391-1110 www.drsclinic.com Primary Health Care Clinic 1155 Mission Street SE Ste 108 Salem, OR 97302 (503) 364-8151 www.salemclinic.org Salem Clinic 2020 Capitol St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 399-2424 www.salemclinic.org

Hospitals Oregon State Hospital 2600 Center Street NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 945-2800 www.oregon.gov/DHS/mentalhealth/osh/main.shtml Salem Hospital 890 Oak Street SE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 561-5200 www.salemhospital.org

Urgent Care

Salem Clinic at Salem Heights Plaza 3494 Liberty Road SE Salem, OR 97302 (503) 399-2424 www.salemclinic.org

Salem Clinic & Salem Clinic Urgent Care at Inland Shores 5900 Inland Shores Way NE Keizer, OR 97303 (503) 390-9790 www.salemclinic.org

Salem Women’s Clinic 875 Oak Street SE Ste 4090 Salem - Oregon 97301 (503) 399-2444 www.salemwomensclinic.com

Salem Hospital Urgent Care 1002 Bellevue St SE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 561-5554 www.salemhospital.org

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TRANSPORTATION

Salem lies on Interstate 5 and is well connected to other highways, surface streets and back roads. If you prefer not to drive, you’ll find that there are many options for public transportation.

Airports Salem Municipal Airport: McNary Field 2990 25th St SE Salem, OR 97302 (503) 588-6314 www.flysalem.com Most Salem residents go to the Portland International Airport (www.flypdx.com) when they need to catch a flight, but Salem does have a municipal airport known as McNary Field. It is located about two miles southeast of downtown. Trains & Busses Amtrak: Salem Station Building 500 13th St SE Salem, OR 97301 (800) 872-7245 www.amtrak.com The Amtrak Cascades and Coast Starlight passenger trains serve Salem, stopping at the Salem Station Building just blocks from downtown. Chemeketa Area Regional Transportation System 555 Court St NE, Ste 5230 Salem, OR 97301-3736 (503) 588-2424 www.cherriots.org/CARTS_schedules.htm The Chemeketa Area Regional Transportation System (CARTS) provides bus service that connects Salem to Woodburn in the north, Dallas in the west and Silverton and Mill City in the east. Greyhound Bus Lines: Salem Station 450 Church St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 362-2428 www.greyhound.com Greyhound Bus Lines provide north-south service that passes through the downtown Salem station, as well as service to Bend in Eastern Oregon.

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Salem Keizer Transit: Cherriots 555 Court St NE, Ste 5230 Salem, OR 97301-3736 (503) 588-2424 www.cherriots.org The Salem-Keizer transit system, called Cherriots, operates 25 bus routes and 2 park-and-ride bus routes, as well as an express bus route that runs between downtown Salem and Wilsonville. The fixed bus routes radiate from the downtown transit mall between High and Church Streets, or from the West Salem transfer station between Glen Creek and Taybin Roads. All rides within the downtown “fareless square� are free. Taxi Companies A-Cab Taxi Company 3979 Silverton Rd NE Salem, OR 97305 (503) 763-6969 Affordable Taxi Company 4676 Commercial St SE #253 Salem, OR 97302 (503) 399-8888 Yellow Cab 1487 Broadway St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 362-2411

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Lodging & Accommodations When you relocate to Salem or remodel your home, you may need a place to stay for a few days. Salem offers a variety of options for lodging and accommodations, ranging from low-budget motels to first-class bed-andbreakfast homes. Here are a few of the places that we recommend to friends and family members when they need a place to stay in Salem. Please note: It can be very difficult to get a reservation in Salem-area hotels in the late spring, due to graduation ceremonies. If you need to reserve a room in May or June, try to book it as early as possible. Bed and Breakfast Inns The Bed & Breakfast at Sunnyside Vineyard 7986 Sunnyside Rd SE Salem, OR 97306 (503) 364-6360 Betty’s Bed and Breakfast 965 D St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 399-7848 www.salemoregonbedandbreakfast.com A Creekside Garden Inn 333 Wyatt Court NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 391-0837 www.salembandb.com Feller House Bed and Breakfast 21625 Butteville Rd NE Aurora, OR 97002 (503) 678-0268 www.thefellerhouse.com

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Hopewell Bed & Breakfast 22350 Hopewell Rd NW Salem, OR 97304 (503) 868-7848 www.hopewellbb.com Independence House Bed & Breakfast 615 Monmouth St Independence, OR 97351 (503) 838-0612 www.independencehousebb.com


Furnished & Executive Suites Crestview Executive Suite 2215 Crestview Dr S Salem, OR 97302 (503) 910-4593 www.crestviewexecutivesuite.com Crossland Economy Studios 3535 Fisher Rd NE Salem, OR 97305 (503) 363-7557 www.crosslandstudios.com Residence Inn by Marriott 640 Hawthorne Ave SE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 585-6500 www.marriott.com Rosewood Lane Corporate Suites 825 Harritt Dr NW Salem, OR 97304 (503) 364-9100

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Hotels and Motels Best Western Black Bear Inn 1600 Motor Ct NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 581-1559 www.bestwestern.com/blackbearinn Best Western Mill Creek Inn 3125 Ryan Dr SE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 585-3332 www.bestwestern.com/millcreekinn Best Western Pacific Highway Inn 4646 Portland Rd NE Salem, OR 97305 (503) 390-3200 www.bestwestern.com

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Budget Lodge 3195 Portland Rd NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 585-2900

Howard Johnson Inn 2250 Mission St SE Salem, OR 97302 (503) 375-7710 www.hojo.com

Comfort Inn and Suites 1775 Freeway Ct NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 588-0515 www.comfortinn.com

Keizer Renaissance Inn 5188 Wittenberg Ln. N Keizer, OR 97303 (503) 390-4733 www.keizerrenaissanceinn.net

Comfort Suites Salem-Airport 630 Hawthorne Ave SE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 585-9705 www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-salem-oregon-OR055

Motel 6 1401 Hawthorne Ave NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 371-8024 www.motel6.com

Crossland Economy Studios 3535 Fisher Rd NE Salem, OR 97305 (503) 363-7557 www.crosslandstudios.com

Phoenix Grand Hotel 201 Liberty St SE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 540-7800 www.phoenixgrandhotel.com

Holiday Inn Express 890 Hawthorne Ave SE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 391-7000 www.hiexpress.com

Phoenix Inn Suites - North Salem 1590 Weston Ct NE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 581-7004 www.phoenixinn.com/north-salem

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Furnished & Executive Suites Crestview Executive Suite 2215 Crestview Dr S Salem, OR 97302 (503) 910-4593 www.crestviewexecutivesuite.com Crossland Economy Studios 3535 Fisher Rd NE Salem, OR 97305 (503) 363-7557 www.crosslandstudios.com Residence Inn by Marriott 640 Hawthorne Ave SE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 585-6500 www.marriott.com Rosewood Lane Corporate Suites 825 Harritt Dr NW Salem, OR 97304 (503) 364-9100

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The Salem Real Estate Group 6444 Fairway Ave. SE Salem, OR 97306

www.findsalemhomes.com

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