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Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Jan 12 – 14, 2024Jan. 11th, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Jan 12 – 14, 2024

It's going to be a cold one in Salem this weekend! As we brace for uncharacteristically cold weather from an incoming winter storm, our community's warmth continues to shine through the local events that are planned. While we encourage everyone to get involved in the local happenings, your safety is the number one pri…
Elyssa at WhirLocalHomemade Treats for Your Pet: 6 Simple DIY Recipes and SnacksJul. 20th, 2024

Homemade Treats for Your Pet: 6 Simple DIY Recipes and Snacks

As pet owners, we love to spoil our furry family members with delicious treats. While many healthy options are available at pet stores, some store-bought treats can contain additional ingredients and preservatives that provide no nutritional benefit. For pet owners who want more control over their pet's diet, want to …
Elyssa at WhirLocalCloset Cleanout Guide: Steps for Refreshing Your WardrobeJun. 4th, 2024

Closet Cleanout Guide: Steps for Refreshing Your Wardrobe

Is your closet or dresser packed with clothes you no longer wear? It might be time for a closet cleanout. Cleaning out your closet is as much about decluttering as it is about rediscovering and refining your style. Not only can you free up valuable space by getting rid of items you don't want, but you can also give yo…
Elyssa at WhirLocalMastering the Grit: Choosing the Right Sandpaper for Your ProjectsApr. 6th, 2024

Mastering the Grit: Choosing the Right Sandpaper for Your Projects

When it comes to woodworking, painting, or DIY projects that require a smooth finish, choosing the right sandpaper grit is crucial. The grit of sandpaper can significantly affect the outcome of your work, determining how smooth or textured a surface will become. Understanding the different types of sandpaper grits and…
Pam FahndrichMimi and Little Bean's Children's Boutique: A Salem, Oregon GemJan. 10th, 2024

Mimi and Little Bean's Children's Boutique: A Salem, Oregon Gem

With its beginnings in the heart of Salem, Oregon, Mimi and Little Bean's Children's Boutique is a testament to the power of dreams and community support. Owned by Jen and her daughter, Mck, this charming boutique grew to become a beloved local establishment and is now an online store providing unique products and…
Elyssa at WhirLocalWhat to Look For in a New Mattress: A Guide For Restful SleepMar. 2nd, 2024

What to Look For in a New Mattress: A Guide For Restful Sleep

When you're in the market for a new mattress, finding the "right one" can be crucial for a good night's sleep. But with so many options available, it can be overwhelming to choose or know what to look for. Whether you're moving to a new size bed frame or simply looking to upgrade your sleep experience, knowing what to…
Elyssa at WhirLocalStretching Your Dollar: Strategies for Budget-Friendly Grocery ShoppingFeb. 22nd, 2024

Stretching Your Dollar: Strategies for Budget-Friendly Grocery Shopping

With food prices going up, navigating the grocery store on a budget doesn't mean having to choose between saving money and getting the groceries you want or need. With the right strategies, you can make your shopping experience both efficient and budget-friendly. Here are some tips for managing your grocery shopping a…
Elyssa at WhirLocalHow to Pick the Right Running ShoesFeb. 3rd, 2024

How to Pick the Right Running Shoes

In the world of running, your shoes are more than just a fashion statement—they're the most critical piece of equipment you invest in. While brand recognition, aesthetic appeal, and affordability can often sway our choices, choosing the right running shoes should be about fit, comfort, and support. Whether you're ju…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Jan 5 – 7, 2024Jan. 4th, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Jan 5 – 7, 2024

As we step into a brand new year full of promise and potential, Salem, Oregon is already buzzing with local events to kick off 2024. Whether you're a resident or just visiting, our community welcomes you to join in the fun and make the most of what our city has to offer this year. National Whip Cream Day at The…
Elyssa at WhirLocalChoose Local: Why Supporting Small Businesses Matters This Shopping SeasonNov. 22nd, 2023

Choose Local: Why Supporting Small Businesses Matters This Shopping Season

As the holiday season approaches, consumers are bombarded with endless Black Friday deals. During these high-profile shopping days, when big box retailers and online giants often dominate the market with massive sales and promotions, choosing to shop at small and local businesses can make a big difference. While Small…
Elyssa at WhirLocal8 Common Services of Jewelers (in Addition to Selling Jewelry)Oct. 17th, 2023

8 Common Services of Jewelers (in Addition to Selling Jewelry)

Jewelers and jewelry stores are more than just showcases of glittering gems and precious metals. Many offer a range of services that cater to lovers of fine jewelry and those seeking professional assistance. Let's explore the lesser-known services that jewelers provide in addition to selling jewelry. Custom Jewelry…
Elyssa at WhirLocal3 Ways to Provide Mental Stimulation for Your DogApr. 25th, 2023

3 Ways to Provide Mental Stimulation for Your Dog

Ensuring that your dog is happy and healthy is probably one of your top priorities. To that end, keeping your dog mentally stimulated is vital. What are the best ways to do this? Giving your pet opportunities to do lots of chewing, learning tricks, and exploring are three easy things that get the job done. 1…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Dec 29 – 31, 2023Dec. 28th, 2023

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Dec 29 – 31, 2023

As 2023 comes to a close, Salem, OR, is gearing up for New Year's weekend with exciting events for everyone. Join the community in celebrating the end of one year and the beginning of another with fun activities across the city. Open Mic Night at RiverCity Rock Star Academy Head over to Open Mic Night at Ri…
Elyssa at WhirLocalReversible DIY Home Improvement Projects for RentersMar. 23rd, 2023

Reversible DIY Home Improvement Projects for Renters

If you rent your home or apartment, you know that home improvement upgrades are not always an option. However, there are many easy, affordable, and reversible ways to make your apartment or rental feel more your style. These simple upgrades can give your space a whole new look without breaking the bank (or violating y…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Dec 22 – 24, 2023Dec. 20th, 2023

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Dec 22 – 24, 2023

'Tis the season to be jolly in Salem, Oregon! This special time of year brings an extra sparkle to Salem, with a variety of events that capture the magic of the season. Join us as we unwrap a list of local events and activities happening this weekend. Magic at the Mill Join the Willamette Heritage Center for…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Dec 15 – 17, 2023Dec. 14th, 2023

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Dec 15 – 17, 2023

It's mid-December in Salem, Oregon, and businesses and organizations across the city are hosting some wonderful events! Whether you're searching for live music, holiday mixers, or kid-friendly events with Christmas celebrities (like Santa and Buddy the Elf), Salem has something special in store. Here are just a few of…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Dec 8 – 10, 2023Dec. 7th, 2023

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Dec 8 – 10, 2023

Another weekend is nearly upon us in Salem, Oregon, which means there's another great line-up of local events. Here are just a few to add to your calendar! Holiday Sparkles at Powerland Experience the magic of the holiday season at Powerland Heritage Park's Holiday Sparkles drive-thru event! For three weeken…
Elyssa at WhirLocalSalem's Hidden Gems: A Guide to Local JewelersDec. 4th, 2023

Salem's Hidden Gems: A Guide to Local Jewelers

If you're on the lookout for that perfect jeweled gift for a loved one, local jewelers in the Salem, Oregon area offer a fantastic variety of choices with equally fantastic service. Whether you're searching for a symbol of love, a token of appreciation, or a festive gift, Salem's local jewelers have you covered. J…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Dec 1 - 3, 2023Nov. 30th, 2023

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Dec 1 - 3, 2023

December is nearly upon us in Salem, Oregon, and with it comes a magical transformation of the city. The streets twinkle with festive lights and decor, the air is filled with the sound of laughter and togetherness, and there's a great line-up of local events to usher in the holiday season. Downtown Salem Holid…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Nov 24 – 26, 2023Nov. 22nd, 2023

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Nov 24 – 26, 2023

From the team at WhirLocal Salem, we would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for you—our local Salem community of friends and businesses that we know, like, and trust. After the Thanksgiving holiday is over, let the good times keep coming! Here are a few local events happening over the …
Elyssa at WhirLocalWhere to Find Vintage Treasures in Salem, Oregon (Part 2)Nov. 20th, 2023

Where to Find Vintage Treasures in Salem, Oregon (Part 2)

Welcome back to part two of our exploration of vintage and antique shops in Salem, Oregon. You can find the first installment of this guide here! From antique malls to vintage boutiques, join us as we dive deeper into Salem's vintage scene. The Fussy Duck The Fussy Duck offers an expansive variety of antique an…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Nov 17 – 19, 2023Nov. 16th, 2023

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Nov 17 – 19, 2023

Looking for something to do in Salem, Oregon this weekend? Here are 10 great events to add to your calendar. Live Performance - Native Stories with Ed Edmo Join Keizer Cultural Center in celebrating Native American Heritage Month as they welcome Ed Edmo, a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, for a series…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Nov 10 – 12, 2023Nov. 9th, 2023

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Nov 10 – 12, 2023

As November unfolds, Salem, Oregon continues to be a hub of exciting events and activities. Get ready to dive into a weekend filled with memorable experiences, starting right here with these upcoming local events. Heart of the Valley Home & Garden Show Come and be part of the Heart of the Valley Fall 202…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Nov 3 - 5, 2023Nov. 2nd, 2023

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Nov 3 - 5, 2023

It's the beginning of a new month, and November brings another fresh wave of local events to Salem, Oregon. Whether you're in the mood for family-friendly activities, unique shopping experiences, art shows, or musical performances, Salem has something on the calendar for everyone. Quiltopia Oregon Quilt Show a…
Elyssa at WhirLocalWhere to Find a Last-Minute Halloween Costume in Salem, OregonOct. 30th, 2023

Where to Find a Last-Minute Halloween Costume in Salem, Oregon

It's nearly Halloween in Salem, Oregon—not to be confused with the famous witchy city of Salem, Massachusetts. Yet, for some of us, the spooky holiday events sneak up too quickly, leaving us in a frenzy to find the perfect costume. Fear not! If you're scrambling for a last-minute costume, these places might have wha…

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