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    When first moving to Washington, D.C., I didn't know many people outside of the office. InterNations has changed that with some exciting events.

Living in Salem, Oregon

Salem, Oregon is sometimes called “The Cherry City” and is famed not only for its cherry growing history, but also for various iconic attractions, such as the Oregon State Capitol building with its Art Deco design, housing the state legislature and the offices of the governor, and the Bush's Pasture Park, a public park and botanical garden with the Bush House Museum. Salem is the capital of Oregon and is found in the Willamette Valley. The Willamette River runs through the north of the city and is used as the boundary between the Marion County, which most of Salem falls under, and the Polk County, home of West Salem. Salem is home to two universities and its two biggest employers are the State of Oregon and Salem Health. If you’re one of the 155,000 or so people living in Salem but have moved to the town from overseas, you may be interested in joining an expatriate community such as InterNations.

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    Oct 5, 1:52 AM
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    Hi Karina, There are a few different places to dance depending on what kind of dancing you prefer. There is Salsa and Bachata to Tango. For drinks the Hyatt (41st floor) has a great view at …

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    May 29, 1:21 AM
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    There is a meetup every weekend Saturday and Sunday at Roosevelt High. Good crowd, very enjoyable co-ed soccer. Guys and Girls welcome. Have been playing with them for about 5 months now and its …

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    Sep 21, 5:32 PM
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    Hola Carla, I'm an immigration lawyer so I will briefly answer your question. A person on a visitor's visa usually is given max 6 months of stay in the U.S., with the option to extend, but there must …

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Moving to Salem and Getting Settled

Salem has come a long way since its early days as a farming community. It is the capital of Oregon and made its name during the time of the California gold rush. The current State Capitol building was finished in 1938 and had two predecessors, which burnt down. People planning upon moving to Salem in Oregon from abroad or those expats already living in the city Salem may be interested in what InterNations has to offer. Our online expat community with its various discussion groups and forums is the ideal place for expats living in Salem or another foreign city to socialize and network with fellow expatriates and global minds located in Oregon and around the world. Plus, our Expat Magazine further supplements this with articles designed to offer advice on all issues affecting expatriates.

Things to Do While Working in Salem

The weather in Salem is generally dryer than that of nearby cities such as Portland, though it can become rather icy during the winter months. Entertainment options for any expatriate working in Salem are plentiful, with a number of cinemas to be found there as well as the Salem Armory venue which is noted for offering concerts all the way through the year. There are many different walking trails around the waterfront and craft fairs often take place through the summer. Retails fans are catered for by establishments such as the Lancaster Mall, and you can use the various rivers and creeks in the area for swimming. There are enough activities to keep you entertained all year round while you’re working in Salem, Oregon.

  • Brian Norris

    When first moving to Washington, D.C., I didn't know many people outside of the office. InterNations has changed that with some exciting events.

  • Caroline Stiles

    In such an international city such as Washington, D.C. InterNations holds great events for everyone to network and enjoy themselves.

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