Here's to a Great New Year!
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News from The Port Townsend
Main Street Program

Elks Building by Jason Squire Photography
Photo by Kevin Prime Photography
Please welcome our 2017 Board of Directors:
It's going to be a great year!
  • Kris Nelson, President - Sirens, Alchemy Bistro & Wine Bar and The Old Whiskey Mill
  • Kevin Prime, Vice-President - The Bishop Victorian & Swan Hotels
  • Amy Howard, Treasurer - The Boiler Room
  • Sandy Spencer, Secretary - Lively Olive Tasting Bar
  • Samantha Thomas - Blue Zones
  • Connie Segal - Glow Natural Skincare
  • Emily Henry - Get Connected Jefferson
  • Scott Rogers - Aldrich's Market, Dogs a Foot
  • Amber Bartl -  The Old Whiskey Mill & Sirens
  • Wendy Duede – 1st Security Bank

January Events -- Uptown, Downtown, it's our Town!

Gingerbread Art by Michael Hale
24th Annual Port Townsend Gingerbread Contest entries on display 10 am - 5 pm through Jan 14th at 1007 Water Street (next to Whistle Stop Toys). Judging: Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at 1 pm. Prizes in each category - thanks to Scott and Robin Rogers! Thank you to all the participants for adding to the holiday cheer this season! The Gingerbread Contest will go back home to Aldrich’s Market in December, 2017. (please pick up displays by Jan. 14, 2017) 

Jan. 1, HAPPY NEW YEAR! New Year's Day Brunch at Fort Worden Commons 

Jan. 2,
LENT Micro Loan Applications Due!

Jan. 6, Jefferson County Historical Society First Friday Lecture, 7 pm in the historic Port Townsend City Council Chambers, 540 Water Street.

Jan. 7-8, PT Shorts, a free monthly program, featuring dramatic readings of contemporary literature, read by critically acclaimed authors. Readings are produced by
Key City Public Theatre, presented in partnership with Northwind Arts Center’s Reading Series. They are held the first Saturday of every month at 7:30 pm, to coincide with the downtown Gallery Walk with an encore performance on the following Sunday at 5:30 pm. 

Jan. 7, Art Walk, start your year with art! See an amazing array of art, not only in our art galleries but in the restaurants, shops and's everywhere!

Jan. 8
Gerhard Richter Painting, a Community Arts Film Series presented by Northwind Arts Center in partnership with the Rose Theatre

Jan. 9, Feel Good/Do Good Yoga class, a benefit for Key City Public Theatre, at Madrona MindBody at Fort Worden.

Jan. 15,
Centrum presents the Port Townsend Chamber Music Series, City of Angels Ensemble at Wheeler Theater, Fort Worden State Park.

Jan. 22, 
Eva Hesse, a Community Arts Film Series presented by Northwind Arts Center in partnership with the Rose Theatre.

Jan. 27-28, Strange Brewfest 13 - A Baker's Dozen! 30 Breweries & Cideries with over 60 strangely crafted concoctions. Great brews, music, dancing, food and oddities. Tickets on sale now!
News Around The Block

It's a new year, take a sneak peak at the Key City Public Theatre's 2017 Season! 

Join the Port Townsend Public Library for upcoming events, classes and programs, all events are free and open to the public.

Do You Love Port Townsend?
Consider becoming a member!

Did you know that our program serves diverse segments of our population by offering free, community-building events such as Girls’ Night Out, Concerts on the Dock, the Uptown Street Fair, Main Street Trick or Treat, and the Community Tree-lighting and Santa Visit?  We care for the downtown gardens, Cotton Building restrooms and 100+ hanging flower baskets. We promote local shopping and help light up Port Townsend for the Holidays. We offer low-interest loan funds to property owners for commercial building renovations and microloans to business owners to offset financial impacts of emergencies. Our work enhances the quality of life for residents and visitors to our community. Please consider making a year-end tax-deductible gift to our 501c3 nonprofit organization HERE. You can also become a member and support our work all year long. Thank you!

member directory

The Port Townsend Main Street Program is pleased to offer the opportunity to put your state B&O tax dollars to work here in Port Townsend through the work of our Main Street Tax Incentive Program.

Tickled Pink
Put Your State B&O Taxes To Work Here In Port Townsend Through the 2017 Main Street Tax Incentive Program. 75% of your donation is returned to you via B&O tax credits in 2018. In addition, your entire contribution may qualify as a 501(c)(3) charitable deduction on your 2017 federal income tax return.

The Port Townsend Main Street Program can receive up to $133,333 in contributions. Approvals are given each year on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 12:01 am, January 1, 2017, made online through the Dept. of Revenue’s (DOR) website. DOR’s online portal will continue to accept tax credit contributions until the state cap of $1.5M in tax credits has been reached. And as in 2016, we do anticipate that the $1.5M tax credit cap will be met early in the 2017 year, so we encourage you to pledge early.

Commercial Opportunities/Spaces 
in the Historic Districts

PTeRider is for sale! Getting there is half the fun. An all electric ride share, taxi, and shuttle service. Contact Kate Dwyer at 360-774-3803.

Dogs-a-Foot For Sale: Own your own piece of Port Townsend history. Over 30 years in the same location, generations fed and employed, area icon. There is no better way meet the amazing cast of characters that make up the Port Townsend area. Seasonal business, great cash flow, best location in Port Townsend, Festival and Event Central. Serious inquiries only please,

Retail Space Available on Prime Taylor Street Location in the Historic Mount Baker Block Building, approx. 1290 sq. ft. By appointment only, call (360) 385-7275 or (425) 391-1170 Mount Baker Block Building

734 Water St. 2nd Floor Space Available -- up to 4,500 sq. ft. of space with potential to break up the space; options for 600 sf down to 300 sf. View flier for more info and pictures, 734-water-street-for-lease-flyer or broken up office spaces here 734-water-street-floor-plan.

For MORE available spaces Uptown and Downtown 
visit The Port Townsend Main Street Program's
Thank you for your support of The Port Townsend Main Street Program's events and activities this year! We look forward to celebrating all that is special about Port Townsend with you in 2017. The Port Townsend Main Street Program is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 1985. Please consider making a year-end, tax deductible gift to support our work in in the coming year. Donate here. Thank you!

Our Mission: “Fostering economic vitality and preservation of place within our historic business districts, while maintaining our small town quality of life.” 

211 Taylor St. Suite 3
Port Townsend, WA 98368 
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