Oregon Department of Education

Directions, Maps, and Parking

Panoramic view of Capitol Mall from the Gold Man

  • Capitol Mall Area Map PDF   11/23/1998 (92.68 KB)

  • Public Service Building

    The main offices of the Oregon Department of Education are located in the Public Service Building at 255 Capitol St NE in Salem, OR. For general information, plase call the ODE front desk at (503) 947-5600.
  • Directions to Public Service Building

    From Portland (I-5 South): Take exit 258 (Portland Road) and turn right. Take Portland Road south onto Fairgrounds Road. Take a slight left onto Summer Street. Turn left onto Center Street, followed by a right turn onto Capitol Street. Cross Chemeketa Street and the building will be on your right.

    From Eugene (I-5 North): Take exit 253 (Bend) And turn right at the intersection (onto Mission St/ Hwy 22) and head west. Take exit to 12th Street (Willamette University/City Center). Turn left onto Court Street. Turn right on Capitol Street. The building will be on your left.

    From Stayton (Hwy 22 West): Take exit to 12th Street (Willamette University/City Center). Turn left onto Court St. Turn right on Capitol Street NE. The building will be on your left.
  • Parking and Shuttle Service

    A public, self-serve Park & Pay is available in the Yellow Lot just north of the Capitol Mall. (See map.) Parking permits are purchased from the vending machine located near the center of the lot at a rate of $6 per day.* (Debit/Credit payment only.)

    Parking meters are available on the upper level of the Capitol Mall Underground Parking Structure. (Access via Chemeketa St. between Capitol St. and Winter St.) Parking meters are designated by color (Green for 2 hours, Red for 4 hours and Blue for 10 hours) and charge at a rate of 3 minutes per nickel, 7 minutes per dime and 18 minutes per quarter.* Daily permits issued by state agencies cannot be used in the parking structure. Metered street parking is also available on the surface streets around the Capitol Mall.

    City of Salem parking permits are available at the Capitol Visitor's Desk for $15. These permits can be used for metered parking areas around the Capitol Mall. For more information, call the Capitol Visitor’s Desk at (503) 986-1388.

    Park & Ride Shuttle service is available from the state-owned lot on Airport Rd (near Militia Way SE) to the Capitol Mall. These buses shuttle passengers to several stops around the mall. Parking is free of charge but space is limited. Shuttle rates are identical to standard bus fare.** Buses run every 15 minutes, morning and evening, and every 30 minutes mid-day. Service starts at 6:15am and ends with a final run from the lot at 5:45pm. For more information, contact the Oregon State Parking Office at (503) 378-5090.

    * Rates subject to change
    **For current rates, visit http://cherriots.org/

  • Other Offices

    Some offices are located outside of the Public Service Building. These ODE office locations in Salem are as follows:

    775 Court St. NE – Summerville Building (Oregon Education Investment Board, Higher Education Coordinating Commission)

    875 Union St. NE – Employment Building (Office of Child Care)

    775 Summer St. NE – State Lands Building (Early Learning Division)

    999 Locust St. NE – Oregon School for the Deaf