Salem Oregon

Moving to Salem? Here are some resources to help you get settled!

The Basics:

Salem is the capital of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. It is located in the center of the Willamette Valley alongside the Willamette River, which runs north through the city. The river forms the boundary between Marion and Polk counties, and the city neighborhood of West Salem is in Polk County. Salem had a population of 154,637 at the 2010 census, making it the third largest city in the state after Portland and Eugene.


Salem’s public elementary and secondary schools are part of the Salem-Keizer School District which has approximately 39,000 students and is the second largest public school district in the state. The city also has many private elementary and secondary schools such as Blanchet Catholic School and Salem Academy Christian. Salem is also home to several public boarding schools, the Chemawa Indian School a Native American high school and the Oregon School for the Deaf.

Post secondary schools include Chemeketa Community College, Corban University, Tokyo International University of America and Willamette University, the oldest university in the American west. Portland State University, Eastern Oregon University, Western Oregon University and Oregon State University provide classes and a handful of undergraduate degrees at Chemeketa Community College.

Public Transportation:

Salem-Keizer Transit (“Cherriots”), an independent government agency, provides fixed-route bus service, rideshare matching, and paratransit/lift services for the disabled, within the urban growth boundary.


Electrical ‎(2)

PGE Website 800.542.8818
Mail payments to:
PO Box 4438
Portland OR 97208
Salem Electric Website 503.362.3601
PO Box 5588
633 7th Street NW
Salem OR 97304-0055
Allied Waste of Salem Website 503.363.8890
1890 16th Avenue SE
Salem OR 97302
Suburban Garbage Services Website 503.362.4949
6075 State Street
Salem OR 97301
Garbage Information Service – Mid-Valley Garbage & Recycling Association Website 503.390.4000
Valley Recycling & Disposal Website 503.585.4300
2515 Salem/Dallas Highway
Salem OR 97304
Buck’s Sanitary Service Website 503.371.8821
Loren’s Sanitation Services 503.393.2262
1141 Chemawa Road N
Keizer OR 97303
D & O Garbage 503.363.7923
1140 Boone Road SE
Salem OR 97302
Pacific Sanitation Inc. 503.393.1031
PO Box 17669
Salem OR 97305

Gas ‎(1)

North West Natural Gas Website 800.422.4012
NW Natural
P.O. Box 6017
Portland, Oregon 97228-6017

Internet ‎(3)

CenturyLink – DSL Website 503.315.9883
740 State St.
Salem, OR 97301
Comcast – Cable Website 503.540.3246
831 Lancaster Drive NE
Salem OR 97301
Exede – Satellite Website 855.627.2553

Phone ‎(6)

Verizon Wireless Website 503.316.1919
Sprint PCS Website 503.588.5693
Comcast Website 503.540.3246
831 Lancaster Drive NE
Salem OR 97301
T-Mobile Website 503.364.0170
Complete Wireless Solutions Website
CenturyLink Website 503.315.9883
740 State St.
Salem, OR 97301

Television ‎(4)

Comcast – Cable Website 503.540.3246
831 Lancaster Drive NE
Salem OR 97301
Dish Network – Satellite Website 503.315.0759
402 Center Street NE
Salem OR 97301
Northstar Satellite LLC – Satellite 503.585.0332
4869 Northstar Court NE
Salem OR 97305
DirectTV – Satellite Website 1-877-644-1928
311 Kearney St SE
Salem Oregon 97302

Water/Sewer ‎(1)

City of Salem Website 503.588.6099
1410 20th Street SE
Salem OR 97302