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Elyssa at WhirLocalWhere to Get a Warm Bowl of Pho in Salem, OregonJan. 15th, 2024

Where to Get a Warm Bowl of Pho in Salem, Oregon

Nothing warms the soul on a cold day like a steaming bowl of pho—Vietnamese noodle soup known for its rich, aromatic broth and hearty ingredients. The Salem, Oregon area is home to several fantastic spots where you can enjoy this delicious dish! Here's a basic guide to some of the best local restaurants offering hea…
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 WhirLocalJanuary 20th is National Cheese Lover's Day!Jan. 20th, 2022

January 20th is National Cheese Lover's Day!

Not to be confused with National Cheese Day on June 4th, National Cheese Lover's Day is all about the people who love everything cheesy. Be it brie, bleu cheese, mozzarella, or the classic cheddar, celebrate yourself today with your favorite cheesy dish from a local restaurant in your area or a homemade charcuterie bo…
Elyssa at WhirLocalDecember 15th is National Cupcake Day!Dec. 15th, 2021

December 15th is National Cupcake Day!

Did you know that cupcakes have their own holiday? On December 15th each year, National Cupcake Day gives us an extra reason to enjoy these sweet treats! Whether you pick up your cupcakes from your local bakery or bake them at home with your loved ones, we hope you can join us in celebrating. 🧁 …
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 WhirLocalNovember 23rd is National Espresso Day!Nov. 23rd, 2021

November 23rd is National Espresso Day!

November 23rd is National Espresso Day! This fun holiday was created to celebrate the invention of the espresso machine and the way espresso has influenced coffee since 1884. Here are a few quick facts about espresso: - Espresso is both a type of coffee beverage and a brewing method, and it is not limited to a …
Pam FahndrichMatthew Miller's BBQ Journey: From Humble Beginnings to Smokin' Success in Salem, OregonJan. 2nd, 2024

Matthew Miller's BBQ Journey: From Humble Beginnings to Smokin' Success in Salem, Oregon

How Matthew developed his love of smoking meat Miller's BBQ in Salem Oregon is owned and led by passionate chef, Matthew Miller. From its humble beginning back in April of 2022, Miller's BBQ has grown steadily since and has been making a mark in the local community. Miller leads by example and is known …
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 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 WhirLocalMust-Visit Breakfast Spots in Salem, OregonNov. 27th, 2023

Must-Visit Breakfast Spots in Salem, Oregon

From cozy neighborhood bistros to trendy cafes, Salem offers a variety of places to enjoy what's widely considered the most important meal of the day—breakfast! This guide highlights some of the best local breakfast restaurants, perfect for Salem residents and visitors looking to start their day on the sunny side. H…
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…
Tim FahndrichThings to do in Salem, OR // Oct 27 - 29, 2023Oct. 27th, 2023

Things to do in Salem, OR // Oct 27 - 29, 2023

Get ready for an action-packed weekend of excitement and entertainment in Salem! From thrilling Halloween celebrations to family-friendly gatherings and unique shopping experiences, this weekend has it all. Salem is buzzing with events that promise unforgettable moments and cherished memories. So, grab your calendar, …
Elyssa at WhirLocal7 Local Sushi Restaurants to Satisfy Your Cravings in Salem, OregonOct. 23rd, 2023

7 Local Sushi Restaurants to Satisfy Your Cravings in Salem, Oregon

Salem, Oregon, may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of sushi, but this city is home to several local restaurants that are sure to satisfy the strongest of sushi cravings. Here's a list of just a few local sushi spots in the area! Momiji Sushi Restaurant Momiji Sushi Restaurant has earned…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Oct 6 – 8, 2023Oct. 5th, 2023

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Oct 6 – 8, 2023

It's that time of the week again—time to look ahead to the weekend's upcoming events in Salem, Oregon! Let's take a look at what's going on in and around the Salem area. Fall Book Sale - Friends of Salem Public Library Discover an abundant collection of books, CDs, DVDs, and more at the upcoming Friends o…
Elyssa at WhirLocal6 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Salem, OregonOct. 2nd, 2023

6 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Salem, Oregon

When it comes to dining out, Salem, Oregon is a city with a lot of delicious options. But what if you want to bring your dog along for dinner or stop for a meal mid-walk? Thankfully, many establishments in Salem have dog-friendly outdoor seating along with great atmospheres and mouth-watering menus. Here's a quick gui…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Sept 29 - Oct 1, 2023Sep. 28th, 2023

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Sept 29 - Oct 1, 2023

As the calendar turns to a new month and the beginning of October ushers in the vibrant colors of fall, Salem, OR, welcomes another weekend of local events. Let's take a look at what's going on! A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (Opening Weekend) Pentacle Theatre presents—A Gentleman's Guide to Love a…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // Sept 22-24, 2023Sep. 21st, 2023

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // Sept 22-24, 2023

Welcome to another exciting weekend of upcoming events in the beautiful city of Salem, Oregon! As summer continues to fade into fall, there's a variety of community gatherings and events to take part in. Join us as we explore a few of the great events happening in the Salem area this weekend. Sunflower Festiva…
Elyssa at WhirLocal7 More New Restaurants in the Salem Area You Need to TrySep. 18th, 2023

7 More New Restaurants in the Salem Area You Need to Try

We're back in Salem, Oregon with seven more new restaurants that have popped up in the past year (more or less). In case you missed it, be sure to check out Part One of this guide! Salem keeps adding new dining hot spots, and we're here to help you learn about them. Whether you live in Salem or are just visiting, …

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