Our Location

Willamette University enjoys all the benefits of the Pacific Northwest: forests, rivers, mountains and coastline nearby; a commitment to the environment; a relaxed, creative and civic-minded culture; and vibrant arts and music scenes.

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We are located in Salem, Oregon’s capital. The city of 163,480 is the epicenter of state government, law and business — and our campus is right across the street from the Capitol Building.

Willamette is next to downtown Salem, which offers numerous restaurants, coffeehouses, festivals, concerts, a shopping mall and other activities.

We’re also in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley — a region known for its organic farms, Christmas trees and wineries — and only 48 miles south of Portland, an urban cultural and economic hub.

“There’s a charming, pedestrian-friendly historic center, a burgeoning restaurant scene, quirky shops and a host of cultural attractions — all of which make Salem worthy of more than just a passing glance.”
— The Oregonian

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Companies in Oregon

  • Nike
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Intel
  • Kettle Foods
  • Tazo Tea
  • Powells Books
  • Harry & David
  • Stash Tea
  • Tillamook Cheese

Sports Teams

Natural Attractions