Open Grants

Oregon Main Street- Diamonds in The Rough Grants

Oregon Main Street- Preserving Oregon

Oregon Main Street- Oregon Museum Grant

Oregon Main Street- Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant

National Main Street-Made on Main Street

Ford Family Foundation: Good Neighbor Grants

Oregon Main Street- Historic Cemeteries Grant

USDA Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program

Home Depot-Community Impact Grants

*There are grants available now please contact The Main St office for more information.

downtown Developments

  • Historic Herbring House
    Johnson’s plan for the unique property is to retain as much of the original, historic character of the house while transforming it into a modern mixed use space...
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  • More Downtown Developments COMING SOON!

Downtown Programs


The parklets are important because they help to create those community gathering spaces.  You can notice the difference in the downtown when the parklets are up in front of Zim’s Brau Haus, Route 30 Bottles and Brews, and Gorge Community Music.

The traffic on 2nd st. slows down a little more allowing drivers to take in what is around them, which could very well be a business or restaurant they had not previously noticed.
The parklets tell our visitors that they are welcome in our downtown and that we hope they return to stop, have a seat, and enjoy our warm weather.


Each year The Dalles Main Street assembles an 8ft by 20ft foot parklet that is designed to encourage pedestrian activity, improve the downtown streetscape, calm traffic, and stimulate local businesses. Parklets are installed by The Dalles Main Street at no cost to the applying business. The parklets will be installed in May and removed in November for winter storage. You must apply each year for the parklet.