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Oregon Main Street
What We Do

Oregon Main Street works with communities to develop comprehensive, incremental revitalization strategies based on a community’s unique assets, character, and heritage. Services are based on the successful Main Street Approach® developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and include training and technical assistance. The goal is to build high quality, livable, and sustainable communities that will grow Oregon’s economy while maintaining a sense of place.

The Main Street Approach

The Main Street Approach is a proven comprehensive approach to commercial historic district revitalization. This approach has been implemented in more than 2,200 cities and towns in 40 states across the nation with the help of the National Main Street Center and statewide downtown revitalization programs. The Main Street Approach® is based on a comprehensive, four point strategy:
Economic Restructuring
Learn more about the Main Street Approach® 

Oregon Main Street Network

Oregon Main Street provides assistance to all communities no matter where they are in the process. Currently, there are 78 communities participating in one of the levels of the Oregon Main Street network:
Performing Main Street is for those communities who were previously certified National Main Street cities and those communities with advanced downtown programs following the Main Street Approach®. Application rounds are held as resources permit. 
Transforming Downtown is for communities who are committed to downtown revitalization using the Main Street Approach® but need technical assistance to take them to the next level. Application rounds are held as resources permit. 
Exploring Downtown is for those communities who demonstrate an interest in revitalizing their downtowns and want to learn more about the Main Street Approach®. Interested communities may join at anytime by submitting an Exploring Downtown level application.
Affiliate level is for communities who want an opportunity to learn more about the Main Street Approach® to downtown revitalization by receiving an invitation to attend workshops and conferences sponsored by Oregon Main Street. Interested communities may join at anytime by submitting an Affiliate level application.
For More Information:
Contact Sheri Stuart, Oregon Main Street Coordinator
725 Summer St NE, Suite C
Salem, OR 97301

Program Resources

Program Overview

Program Handbook

Main Street Communities

Heritage Works - Dayton

Annual Reports  

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

2011 Annual Report

2010 Annual Report

Oregon Main Street Conferences


2015 Conference

2014 Conference

2013 Conference

2012 Conference

2011 Conference

2010 Conference

Other Resources

National Main Street

Online Market Analysis