Welcome to Downtown Salem, Oregon

Life in the Central Area neighborhood offers an exciting mix of natural beauty and modern urban energy – all within walking distance or just a few minutes’ drive. While the gold Oregon Pioneer atop the nearby State Capitol building evokes the region’s past, there’s plenty of activities to engage you in the here and now. 
Cheer on the Bearcats at McCulloch Stadium or catch a show at the Elsinore Theatre. Head to Minto-Brown Island Park and play a round at the Salem Golf Club or let your pup romp off leash at the large dog park. Bike through Riverfront City Park and across the landmark Union Street Railroad Bridge to check out some of the breweries in West Salem. Or simply stroll along the scenic Riverfront Park that flows right in front of The Meridian.


The Perks of Urban Living

The Meridian’s downtown location couldn’t be more convenient. Just a few blocks down Liberty Street, you’ll find the shops at Salem Center and Liberty Plaza. When you’re done shopping, there are endless restaurants, cafes, and bars to sample. Try a craft beer at Venti's Cafe + Basement Bar. Cross the road for curry at Thai Orchid Restaurant or a house-roasted java at The Governor's Cup Coffee Roasters. 
Downtown Salem, and the surrounding neighborhoods are a thrill to explore and there’s always something new to discover. Get in touch with us to learn more about life in the heart of Oregon’s capital city.


Around the Neighborhood

Shops and grocers near The Meridian in Salem, Oregon

Shops & Grocers

  • Salem Center
  • Liberty Plaza
  • Willamette Town Center
  • Safeway
  • Grocery Outlet
  • Pringle Park Plaza
  • Urban 53
  • Felicity Boutique
Food and drink near The Meridian in Salem, Oregon

Food & Drink

  • Basil & Board
  • Wild Pear
  • Amadeus Restaurant
  • Gerry Frank’s Konditorei
  • Marco Polo Global Restaurant
  • Best Little Roadhouse
  • Straight From New York Pizza
  • Brown's Towne Lounge and Bar
  • The RAM
  • Gamberetti’s
Coffee and bars near The Meridian in Salem, Oregon

Coffee & Bars

  • The Governor's Cup Coffee Roasters
  • Dutch Bros Coffee
  • Venti's Cafe + Basement Bar
  • Taproot Lounge & Cafe
  • Starbucks
  • IKE Box
  • Archive Coffee & Bar
  • Magoo's Sports Bar
  • Boba Boom
Services and community near The Meridian in Salem, Oregon

Services & Community

  • Salem Hospital
  • Salem Public Library
  • The Grand Hotel
  • Cascade Cardiology
  • Willamette University
  • Marion County Courthouse
  • Oregon Department of Revenue
  • Oregon Department of Agriculture
  • Oregon Department of Human Services 
  • Oregon Department Veterans’ Affairs
Recreation and entertainment near The Meridian in Salem, Oregon

Recreation & Entertainment

  • Willamette River & Slough
  • McCulloch Stadium
  • Wallace Marine Park
  • Elsinore Theatre
  • Bush’s Pasture Park
  • Minto-Brown Island Park
  • Riverfront City Park
  • Hallie Ford Museum of Art
  • Gilbert House Children's Museum
  • Willamette Heritage Center

Culture & Community Spirit

From The Meridian you have a front row seat for the annual Salem Art Fair & Festival held in Bush’s Pasture Park each July. The beautiful Willamette University campus is a short bike ride down Ferry Street. If you love browsing the stacks at the Salem Public Library, consider volunteering at the Library Foundation. Feel the holiday spirit at the Fourth of July or Holiday Tree Lighting celebrations at Riverfront City Park. 

Whether you prefer to walk, bike, or drive, there’s plenty to entertain you close to The Meridian.