While Portland may be the first Oregonian city people think of, only 50 miles away is the state capital, Salem. The city has its own charm, with friendly locals and calm weather. Agriculture is pretty important in Salem, and its locally-grown cherries are some of the best in the country. Salem is home to several wineries, including Oregon's oldest winery, Honeywood Winery. The best way to check out Salemís restaurants is to attend the annual Bite of Salem in July. This event allows people to sample free fare from restaurants all over the city and has fun, live music. Salem is also home to the Oregon State Fair.