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Address: 900 State St, Salem, OR 97301
Phone Number: 503-370-6300
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The oldest Liberal Arts college west of the Rockies.

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Eat at the cafeteria

This is not college food! Top notch all the way. Plus it's a lovely location along a stream. Walk the campus after your meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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361 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not college food! Top notch all the way. Plus it's a lovely location along a stream. Walk the campus after your meal.

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1 Thank lew w
Indianapolis, Indiana
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

A beautiful campus and lovely to walk around. Don't miss the Giant Sequoia's!! They have a huge library and arts theatre, gallery as well. Spend an afternoon.

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Thank Ollie201550
Salem, Oregon
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Great selection/choices of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Soups, salad bar, cook to order items, deli sandwiches, specials, any type of fountain drink, water, bottled drinks etc...

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Thank Shirley A
Fort Collins, Colorado
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We helped our daughter to move our grandson into his new dorm and then listened to the football coach inform us what to expect now that he will be playing for the University. All in all, a very pleasant experience and it is a beautiful campus located in the city. Everyone there from the administrators to the staff were extremely... More 

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Thank JimT353
Boise, Idaho
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250 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

great campus. everyting is walking distance. admin office gave us fact sheet to truely understand the history of the univeristy. Stream running thru middle of campus is relaxing.

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Thank BoiseID999
Etters, Pennsylvania
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215 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Enjoyed our tour of the campus and hearing about the school. Definitely a contender and a great town and area.

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Thank Diane w
Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I am biased, as I graduated from Willamette many years ago and have become involved in alumni activities. That's bias, but it also indicates a pretty solid knowledge of the institution and its people. The campus is sort of a classic, right across the street from the state Capitol. The Mill Stream, once little more than a muddy ditch running... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

There is nothing to dislike .... Salem is actually quite similar to Hawaii where the people are friendly.... just the cold was a bit getting used to.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We attended the National Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest in Willamette University's Mark O. Hatfield Library. High school students from all over Oregon were competing for the state championship, reciting the poetry of many great poets. The winner won a scholarship and will compete in the National championship in Washington, D.C. The room in which the event was hosted was... More 

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65 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Lovely little university in the middle of Salem, the river running through the middle of it is so serene and captivating. An excellent university (my aunt earned her Law Degree there), worth a quick stop if you are traveling along I-5, walk around and explore, stop in the book store and get a t-shirt.

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