Deb's Attic is a second hand clothes store and much more. Deb's has an excellent selection of good quality second hand clothes and is always getting in new items. The store also carries a lot of children's and babies items and even carries the occassional oddity like a set of golf clubs, videos, watches, etc. It's a tiny shop packed with unexpected treasures
The Mission Mill is the home of the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill. The grounds also have a host of old Salem houses that have all been moved into one area. From a historical perspective it's very interesting to visit and tour the mill and the houses for an idea of life in Salem in the early 1900s. There is also a very nice cafe and gift shop.
The beautiful Deepwood Estate boasts both a lovely home that dates from the late 1800's and wonderfully landscaped grounds. There are regular tours of the house throughout the year and also special events such as tea parties and "red hat" events. The tour is wonderful, although not particularly exciting for small children.
Silverton's Olde Towne Flower Shoppe is a bright and airy flowershop filled with an abundance of beautiful flowers, fresh and dried, and a good variety of gifts. Located not too far from the Silverton Hospital, they also do a lot of deliveries. Often have wonderful items on sale, too.
The Pentacle Theater is an "amateur" theatre in name only. They run a full season of plays and musicals and I've never been disappointed in any of them. This beautiful circular wooden building is a joy to visit just to see the architecture.
Lifesource natural foods is abundantly stocked with a wide variety of organic and natural foods, including meat products. Additionally, the staff there are very helpful and willing to go out of their way to look up and order unusual products. The staff are all friendly and relaxed.
The Antique Powerland Museum features a huge collection of tractors, steam engines (the type that ran factories) and several other museums and antique transportation clubs including the Truck Museum, Willow Creek Reailroad and the Oregon Electric Railway Museum. This is a huge, open air museum where kids can run around and be loud without offending anyone. Every year they have the "Great Steam Up" which is a big event featuring the actual operation of many of the engines and other hardware.
This is a beautiful Hallmark store. It is large, open and airy. One is greeted in a friendly manner by store personnel and has access to a wonderful varity of cards and gift items. The cards are easy to navigate as the racks are well labelled. They have a good supply of seasonal items, too.
Meier & Frank is the best department store in Salem. They have a huge variety of women's clothing and frequently have very big sales with real discounts. Clothes at Meier & Frank are generally durable and of good quality. Additionally, they have an excellent housewares section that has a great selection of sheets, towels, and small appliances. Shopping at M&F is always enjoyable and the staff are always very helpful.
Salem Center movieland is wonderful because it is located so conveniently close to the parcade - right across the street. The movieland itself is large, spacious and clean. There are plenty of theaters and they show a lot of new movies with early matinee times. The only inconvenience is that most of the bathrooms are located upstairs and the movie theaters are downstairs. Last time I was there the only bathroom downstairs wouldn't lock properly.