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.
We are located in Salem, Oregon’s capital. The city of 152,000 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
Companies in Oregon
- Columbia Sportswear
- Kettle Foods
- Tazo Tea
- Powells Books
- Harry & David
- Stash Tea
- Tillamook Cheese
- Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (baseball)
- Portland Trail Blazers (basketball)
- Portland Timbers (soccer)
- Portland Winterhawks (hockey)
- Silver Falls State Park
- Willamette Valley
- Willamette Valley Wine Country
- Oregon Coast
- Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge