Earlier in August, I had the opportunity to visit Salem, Oregon's capital city, for a story about the vibrant food scene for 1859 Magazine. While Portland is often seen as Oregon’s food capital, Salem has a growing energy and enthusiasm for restaurants that showcase the best of the region, while playing to the creativity of the city. Dedicated to the local, organic and seasonal food movement, a growing number of restaurants are quietly and quickly shaping the city into an alluring food destination. Read more and see additional photos of the restaurants featured below and other spots not to be missed in the article.
Paradiso at The Grand Theatre, 195 High Street NE
Minto Island Growers food cart, 3394 Brown Island Rd S
Wild Pear, 372 State St.
Rafns, 479 Court St.