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2019 Oregon Main Street Conference

Connecting People, Places, & Partners
October 2-4, 2019

Thank you to our conference sponsors:


Join us in Tillamook as we inspire connections between people, places, & partners to get work done in Oregon's downtowns. Conference Participants will leave with strategies and tools to spur on revitalization efforts in their Main Street district. 
We will also be celebrating the accomplishments of Oregon Main Street communities at the Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Awards on Oct. 2.

A big thank you to the Tillamook Chamber of Commerce, our conference hosts! 


Oregon Main Street is pleased to welcome the following keynote speaker at the 2019 Oregon Main Street Conference:

Melody Warnick, Author of This is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are

Melody Warnick’s book This Is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are, is a practical guide to loving the place where you live that has been featured in the New York Times, Time magazine, Fast Company, Psychology Today, and others. Described by Richard Florida as “an important book for so many people who are choosing their place to live,” This Is Where You Belong explores the groundbreaking concept of place attachment and leads longtime residents and newcomers alike to commit to a more passionate relationship with their community. A regular speaker about place, Melody also is a freelance writer for such publications as Reader’s Digest, The Guardian, and O: The Oprah Magazine. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Blacksburg, Virginia. You can find her online at melodywarnick.com.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Does your agency or business support local downtown efforts? Then support the conference and join us in our efforts to help provide tools and strategies to those spurring on economic development in Oregon's downtowns.

Learn about the different levels of Sponsorship here.


Full Conference Rate
(includes all conference events: keynote, Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Awards, celebration dinner, and all sessions. Main Street Bootcamp workshop NOT included and requires separate registration)
Oct. 2 events including Keynote, Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Awards & Celebration Dinner Only $50
Main Street Boot Camp Pre-Conference Workshop Only​ ​$25

Lodging & Conference Venues

​Western Royal
Rate: $59.95 plus tax
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Ashly Inn of Tillamook
Rate: $95 plus tax, suites $97 plus tax
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Conference Venue Information Coming Soon!



Sheri Stuart, sheri.stuart@oregon.gov, 503-986-0679
Katie Henry, katie.henry@oregon.gov, 503-986-0671