Written by John ChilsonJuly 21, 2012July 21, 2012 Photo of the Week: Dunkin’ Donuts in Salem, 1965 Cool pic of the first Dunkin’ Donuts built in Salem, Ore. Photo courtesy Salem Public Library Historic Photo Collection. The last Dunkin’ Donuts on the West Coast closed in 2008. Advertisements Like this:Like Loading... 4 thoughts on “Photo of the Week: Dunkin’ Donuts in Salem, 1965” Wow! If I’m not mistaken, that’s the one on State Street, and my dad took me there a few times in the early 1970’s. Nice find. Reply First to post here ! ……Woopie….. Reply What is oddest about this for me is that my family moved to Salem in 1988, when I was 9 years old. To me, that doesn’t seem that long ago, and while a few things have changed since then, I still think of Salem as pretty much the same as it was then. But just in terms of time, that was 25 years ago, and this picture was taken 23 years before that. So Salem of 1965 is closer to Salem of 1988 then it is to Salem of today! Reply Hi- My name is Colleen O’Keefe. I just learned just now that the Dunkin Donuts in Salem, Oregon closed.That is sad.I grew up in Salem,Oregon, and most of my schooling took place in Salem.My family and I would often go to that Dunkin Donuts.If I’m remembering correctly that Dunkin Donuts was just within a few blocks away from South Salem High School. Wow,a little part of my childhood is now gone.I now reside in Connecticut,but I’m always happy to say that I lived in Oregon. I used to walk by that Dunkin Donuts all the time.Oregon sure,has some great things when I was a kid.That store being one of them. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.