The Port Townsend Main Street Program is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization:
OUR MISSION “Fostering economic vitality and preservation of place within our historic business districts...while maintaining our small town quality of life."

"Main Street" is a philosophy, a program and a proven comprehensive approach to commercial district revitalization created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The revitalization process is centered in four volunteer committee areas: Promotion, Economics, Design and Organization. Under the Economics Committee, our Main Street Program also has a Property Owners’ Subcommittee, and the HUD Revolving Loan Committee. The Port Townsend Main Street Program is governed by an eleven-member board of directors which meets monthly. Special event and office volunteers work on projects throughout the year.

Photo by David Conklin

Contact us:
Main Street Staff

Port Townsend Main Street Program
211 Taylor St., Suite 3
Port Townsend, WA 98368
(360) 385-7911

Executive Director - Mari Mullen

Program Coordinator - Dawn Pierson

2015 Main Street Board

  • President -Xoe Huffman- Daily Bird Pottery
  • Vice President - Kris Nelson - Sirens Pub & Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar
  • Treasurer - David Petro - Ravenscroft Inn
  • Secretary - Amy Smith - The Boiler Room
    Samantha Thomas, Built Environmentalist
    Paul Rice - At Large
    Kevin Prime - The Bishop & Swan Hotels
    Christel Hildebrandt - The Uptown Pub
    Connie Segal - Glow Natural Skincare
    Sandy Spencer - Lively Olive Tasting Bar
    Main Street Committees

    Organization (Executive Committee) Goal: Oversees membership, fundraising and program administration.

    a. Membership Program and Annual Membership/Volunteer Party
    b. Quarterly Merchant breakfast seminars
    c. Main Street e-newsletter
    d. Website maintenance and Social Media
    e. Attend Quarterly Meetings/Manager Retreats
    f. Outreach activities—i.e. tours, offer workshops
    g. Tax Incentive Program
    h. The Taste of Port Townsend
    i: Concerts on the Dock
    j. Sponsorships

    Economics (Chair Paul Rice)
    Goal: Strengthen and broaden the economic viability of the commercial historic districts.

    a. “Light at the End of the Tunnel” LENT Revolving Micro-loan fund
    b. Online Building and Business Inventory
    c. HUD Loan Program (application process Spring and Fall)
    d. Assist property owners/tenants/prospective business owners
    e. Disaster preparedness in the historic districts (collaborate & share information)
    f. Parking survey (conduct survey, collate information for the City)


    Goal: Promote the historic districts as the town's social, cultural and economic centers.

    a. Art Wave—Children’s Art in the Stores/May and Arts Fundraiser for schools
    b. Sizzling Sidewalk Sale
    c. “Girls’ Night Out”
    d. Merchant Welcome Signs for visiting groups
    e. The Uptown Street Fair event coordination and marketing assistance
    f. Downtown Trick or Treat & Costume Parade
    g. Victorian Holidays Celebration (Merchant Open House/Small Business Saturday, Treelighting/Santa Visit, Kiwanis Choo Choo Rides, Holiday Ornaments, Santa Shops Here, Yulefest, Lighted Décorations)
    h. Develop activities/ web page publicity to encompass Uptown and Downtown historic districts
    i. Merchant window themes
    j. Port Townsend Family Portrait (alternate years)
    k. Main Street 30th Anniversary Party --picnic on Taylor Street.


    Goal: Enhance the character of the commercial historic districts through good design and public amenities compatible with historic features.

    a. Adams Street Park Design and Maintenance
    b. Educate members about importance of the character of the historic districts
    c. Earth Day Spring Clean Up
    d. Hanging Flower Basket Program
    e. Participate in city design processes
    f. Work in collaboration with city on streetscape plan
    g. Expand winter lighting/illumination of buildings
    h.Beautification of the historic district; Cotton Building restroom maintenance, rain garden maintenance, bird abatement program, and pressure wash sidewalks as resources allow.
    i.Historic building tours during Victorian Festival.
    j. Expand streetscape amenities compatible with historic districts’ needs as budget allows.

    Committee Participation: City of Port Townsend Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, City Comp Plan, Port Townsend Artscape