Here at Withnell Dodge, we have tons of civic pride for Salem, Oregon, which is both our hometown and the state's capital. Whether you're moving to Salem for business, visiting with your family, or anything in between, the city always offers tons of stuff to do, experience, and explore. You'll never be bored here in beautiful Salem!

"Bush Pasture Park Salem Oregon" by M.O. Stevens - Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Salem is located in the Willamette River valley. It is surrounded by natural beauty, and you can get to either the mountains or the beach in under an hour. In the midst of all that natural beauty, though, you'll also get the chance to experience some historic man-made structures. Check out places like the Bush House Museum, Deepwood Museum and Gardens, and Williamette Heritage Center to learn more about the area, its history, and its culture.

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There is actually interesting architecture to check out all around, from the Oregon State Capitol building to the Reed Opera House and even Frank Lloyd Wright's Gordon House. Of course, in the Reed Opera House, you'll also be able to check out some great music as well. In fact, there is pretty much always great music to be found somewhere in Salem. The city boasts a very strong arts scene, so always keep an eye out for cool events.

For the foodies among you, there are some great restaurants and breweries to sample here too. Make sure to stop by places like the Little Canoli Bakery, Roberts Crossing, which was first a grocery store but now has been converted into a great little restaurant, and the Wild Pear Restaurant. There are plenty of amazing gardens and some great family attractions. Really, we're only scratching the surface of all the great stuff there is to do here in Salem, so come see us to learn more!