Salem, OR

Salem, the capital of Oregon, is in the state's northwest region in the center of the Willamette Valley, one hour south of Portland. Salem is known for hosting the Salem Film Festival, which earned the city a spot on's Top 10 Film Festivals list. Residents also enjoy the family-friendly Riverfront Park, several golf courses and restaurants famous for Northwest cuisine.

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