Whether you are a long time resident or considering relocating to Salem Oregon, the Bite of Salem is our annual event to let some restaurants share their food. This year one of my favorites, French Press was there.
The event is held towards the end of July every year and the South Salem Rotary Club works insanely hard to pull off this event every year so my kudos to them for a fun family day. The event has rides and games by Butler Amusement, food, and music. I typically haven’t been able to listen to too much music because my kids don’t want to sit and listen, but with the splash fountain close to the stage, I got to hear a good chunk of the Battle of the Bands this year. My daughter was even dancing to several of our local bands on the Ferris wheel.
As usual I had a good time with my family, but I did decide on a few rules for next year. Rule #1: Don’t go on a ride with the kids until you have seen what it does. I took my kids on the Zipper, not appreciating the g-forces that would be brought upon us. Rule #2: Charge my battery for my video camera the night before. I had all these great ideas for video shots…dead camera. Rule #3: Don’t leave my iphone on the hood of my car. It was there when we got back, so thank you honest Salemites for not taking my iPhone.
If you are considering moving to Salem Oregon, this annual festival is just one of many local events that our community has to offer.