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2018 Main Street on the Move: Oregon Main Street Best Practices Bus Tour & Downtown Revitalization Awards
​Join Oregon Main Street as we visit different towns and even hop across the border to see what main street efforts are being undertaken. Participants will be inspired to take action in their own downtowns and will be able to network with folks to hear lessons learned and best practices. In conjunction with the Bus Tour, we will be having the 2018 Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Awards honoring the projects, people, and activities representing the best in downtown improvements across the State.

We hope you can join us for the full tour, but if you can’t, we have one-day options in Albany which includes a keynote address by Stephen Green with WeWorks in Portland and our Downtown Excellence Awards.


 *subject to change
Oct. 3 - Albany (Full bus tour participants, one-day attendees, awards-only attendees)
9:00am - Registration, Albany Civic Theater, 111 W 1st Ave.
10:00am - Downtown Albany overview, Albany Civic Theater
11:00am - Tour of downtown Albany
12pm-3pm - Lunch on own/hotel check-in
3-5pm - Keynote & Awards at the award winning Pix Theater, 321 SW 2nd Ave.
5:00pm - Reception at the Regional Albany Museum, 136 SE Lyon Ave.
6:00pm - Dinner on your own, enjoy Downtown Albany!
Oct. 4 - Dayton, McMinnville, Woodburn (Full bus tour participants only)
8:30am - Bus departs to Dayton
9:30am - Downtown Dayton overview
10:30am - Walking tour of downtown Dayton
11:30am - Lunch on own
1:00pm - Bus departs to McMinnville
1:30pm - Downtown McMinnville overview
2:30pm - Walking tour of McMinnville
4:00pm - Bus departs to Woodburn
5:00pm - Dinner, training
6:00pm - Downtown Woodburn overview
7:15pm - Bus leaves for Vancouver
8:30pm - Check in to Hotel in downtown Vancouver
Oct. 5 - Vancouver, Camas (Full bus tour participants only)
8:30am - Downtown Vancouver overview
9:30am - Walking tour of Downtown Vancouver
11:30am - Bus departs to Camas
Noon - Lunch/downtown Camas overview
1:30pm - Walking tour of downtown Camas
3:00pm - Bus departs to Albany
5:00pm - Bus arrives in Albany

Keynote Speaker

Stephen Green
Community Development Director, WeWork Portland
WeWork Portland is a co-working company known for the tight-knit community within its membership. Mr. Green got the entrepreneurial itch early on, starting his first business as a junior in college. His career has been spent in finance in the Portland area, helping firms big and small figure out the stuff they don't know that they don't know. PitchBlack is a pitch competition he started in 2015 to highlight black founders in regions across the country. Prior to his current position, he was Portland's city manager for the startup Townsquared. Mr. Green is a central figure in connecting different elements of the Portland startup ecosystem, particularly highlighting black entrepreneurs and black-owned businesses. Link to YouTube video of Stephen’s TedTalkPortland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abKBA9RvQ0I

Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Awards

 Join us on Oct. 3 as we celebrate the great downtown revitalization work done this past year. This year the event includes Keynote Spearker Stephen Green. See his bio above.


Here’s the three different ways you can join us this fall. To participate in all events, you would select the first option for $325.
Main Street on the Move: Keynote, Awards, and Bus Tour - October 3-5 ($325)
  • keynote
  • awards celebration
  • reception in Albany
  • presentations and walking tours of Albany, Dayton, McMinnville, Woodburn, Vancouver (WA), and Camas (WA)
  • parking and bus transportation on October 4 &5
  • 1 dinner (Woodburn) and 1 lunch (Camas)
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Vancouver (other meals and lodging expenses not included)
Main Street on the Move: Day in Albany, Keynote, Awards - October 3 only ($25)
  • presentation and a walking tour by the Albany Downtown Association
  • keynote and awards celebration
  • reception following the awards (all meals and lodging on your own)
Main Street on the Move: Keynote and Downtown Excellence Awards -  October 3 only ($10)
  • keynote & awards celebration
  • reception following the awards (all meals and lodging on your own)
Registration Instructions:
  • Please make a new transaction for each person you are registering so we can get the name of the person.
  • Scroll down to the event.
  • Click on the event you want to attend.
  • When the new window opens, click ‘Add to Cart’.
  • Then at the top of the page click ‘checkout’.
  • Fill out the contact information.
  • Under organization type the organization name and the name of the person you are registering.
  • Click ‘Next Step’.
  • When the next window opens, click the green ‘Check Out’ button below the word Total.
  • This will open the secure payment page to enter your credit card information.

Additional Information 

Hotel Information in Albany
Room blocks have been reserved at the following hotels for your stay in Albany Oct. 3. You must make your own reservations for this night.

Best Western Plus, 1100 Price Road SE, Albany. Please call 541.928.5050 and ask for “OR Main Street” group rate.
Standard Single (1-2 ppl) - $84.99/ nt + tx
Standard Double (1-2 ppl) – $89.99

Quality Inn & Suites, Please call 541.928.0921 and ask for “Oregon Main Street” group rate.
Standard Queen, Standard King (1-2 ppl) - $79.00/nt + tx
Standard Queen-Queen or Standard Queen-Queen Accessible (1-2 ppl) - $79.00/nt + tx