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Oregon State Capital

Oregon State Capitol in Salem; photo by Edmund Garman on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Capital City of Oregon USA

Salem is the capital city of Oregon and covers almost 48 square miles of the lush Willamette River valley. All State Capitals

From Salem it is just a one-hour drive to the Cascade mountains in the east, and also just a one-hour drive to the Pacific ocean going west. Portland, OR lies just 47 miles to the north of Salem.