We Need volunteers!

Volunteers are the heart, soul, and brains behind The Dalles Main Street.  Whether its hanging holiday lights or developing Main Street's future, our work would not be possible without the tireless energy and spirit of our volunteers. 

The Dalles Main Street has lots of opportunities for getting involved!  Whether you want to help out at one of our many fun events, join one of our committees that do long term, sustaining work, or join our Board, we would love to help you  get plugged in to Downtown The Dalles.  The benefits of volunteer include opportunities to get creative, learn new skills, meet new people, have fun at our events, and truly help transform our Downtown in to a vibrant, healthy place for all.

We welcome your questions and would love to help you find your niche at Main Street!  Send us an email in the form below to get started.


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The Design Committee works to enhance the attractiveness of the business district. Historic building rehabilitation, street and alley clean-up, colorful banners, landscaping, and lighting all improve the physical image of the downtown as a quality place to shop, work, walk, invest in, and live.

*Design improvements result in a reinvestment of public and private dollars to downtown.


The Promotion Committee creates excitement downtown. Street festivals, parades, retail events, and image development campaigns are some of the ways Main Street encourages customer traffic.

*Promotion involves marketing an enticing image to shoppers, investors, and visitors.

Economic Development

The Economic Restructuring Committee is also called the Business Committee and actively recruits new businesses while also providing support to our existing businesses downtown. Sharpening the competitiveness of Main Street’s merchants is key to this committee’s efforts


Involves building a Main Street framework that is well represented by business and property owners, bankers, citizens public officials, chambers of commerce, and other local economic development organizations. A strong organization provides the stability to build and sustain a long-term effort.



The Dalles Main Street Board of Directors is made up of hardworking volunteers from a broad cross-section of Downtown The Dalles business owners, property owners, and residents who are passionate about having a vibrant, healthy downtown.  

Board meetings are the first Tuesday of every month at 5:30pm and typically run until 7:30pm.  Traditionally, we meet in the Fire Hall room at City Hall in The Dalles.  Stop by to check out a meeting!