Safari Legacy at The DallesThe Dalles Main Street Program supports Downtown The Dalles as a great place for locals and visitors alike to spend time and do business!  The Dalles downtown has a lot to offer from business services to restaurants to retail stores.

 The downtown area is also a recognized Historic Commercial District by the National Register of Historic Places.  There are several murals that can be found on various downtown buildings which add color and history to the area.  There is lots to see during a leisurely stroll through Historic Downtown The Dalles! Come visit!

 Check out what’s happening in town below.

2014 Straetegic Goals and Committee Brainstorms!

2014 Straetegic Goals and Committee Brainstorms!

2014 Strategic Goals

  • Become a Downtown resource for business development, tourism, and community life
  • Ensure financial and organizational stability for the Main Street Program
  • Create strategic partnerships to achieve goals
  • Facilitate a vibrant Downtown experience to enhance commercial opportunities

Design Committee

Cherry pools/trees; perspective from the highway Street furniture; care/maintenance, place making Awareness of parking downtown, where to park Veteran banners Parklets Bike racks
Wreath decorating contest w the Mid Columbia Health Foundation Dynamic art in the downtown-fishing platform-statue or fountain Federal St Greenway Traffic calming; bump outs and parklets Downtown splash park Hanging flowers
Signage advisory committee Facades 2 way streets Great Unveiling Downtown spring cleaning Downtown music from local businesses

Promotion Committee

Jammin July Bike Friendly Halloween Santa in the Downtown Why Shop Downtown The Dalles Website/Facebook
Downtown Wayfindage Black Friday Wine Walk Sidewalk Sale Sensory Adventure Guided Walking Tours
Human Foosball Table Cinco de Mayo Block Project Grant Window Decorating Contest 12 Days of Christmas by block Where’s Waldo
Downtown Dollars Block Captains

2014 Main Street Christmas Activities!

pictures courtesy of Scott McMullen

Christmas Season 2014


1484704_10151874587933721_545990538_nNovember 25th starting at 7am we will be putting up Christmas lights on the historic streets lights on 2nd St., the roundabout, and down to the dock.

We will also be decorating the Griffith building for Santa in the Downtown!

We will meet at  the Griffith building on downtown 3rd st., across the street from Sawyers True Value.

This event can be used for high school community service hours

We will also have coffee and doughnuts provided by The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce


December 13th and 20th from 1-4pm at the Griffith building, downtown 3rd St., across from Sawyer’s True Value.IMG_0978

Come and have your picture taken with Santa, enjoy sleigh rides courtesy of Gary Honald, sip hot chocolate, savor baked goods, and listen to story time organized by The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library. The Salvation Army will also be present collecting toys to help out Santa!