Lots to be Thankful for & Holiday Fun Ahead!
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News from The Port Townsend
Main Street Program

Elks Building by Jason Squire Photography
Photo by Elizabeth Becker of Seaport Photography

NOVEMBER EVENTS--Uptown, Downtown, it's our Town!

Nov. 16, Gary Nisbet: Through The Wall, a collaborative project of The Boiler Room and their neighbor, Northwind Arts Center. Through The Wall provides visual art instruction from local artists.

Nov. 15, 17-18, Join The CoLab for their 5th Annual Collaborative Business Symposium. Two full days of business support activities, plus an additional workshop on Tuesday, November 15th. Local business people and aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to attend free activities designed to share local resources for businesses and to celebrate and support the people who drive our local economy and business culture in Jefferson County.

Nov. 19, Port Townsend's second annual Cranksgiving, a food drive on two wheels! Part bike ride, part food drive, part scavenger hunt. Hosted by The ReCyclery, benefiting The Boiler Room's Thanksgiving Day Meal. Last year The Boiler Room served over 100 meals on Thanksgiving, and there was enough to go around thanks to Cranks! The Boiler Room is also one of the only businesses open downtown on Thanksgiving, providing a warm, dry space for any and all.

Nov. 19, Turkey Trot 5K and Kids' Dash on the Larry Scott Trail, benefiting Jumping Mouse Children's Center to help keep their services accessible to all children in need.

Nov. 24, Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy Thanksgiving at the Fort, buffet style dinner at the Commons from 11 am – 3 pm and turkey dinner specials at Taps from 4 pm – 8 pm.

"Escape to Port Townsend…Where Winter Dreams Come True!"

Art by Amanda Kingsley

Nov. 25, Black Friday is the kick off for Main Street's “Look Here First for Family Fun and Holiday Memories” campaign. Port Townsend has gifts covered–there are thousands of great gifts available right here in our historic seaport and arts community. “Look Here First” for one-of-a-kind, imaginative gift ideas. When you buy locally, it gives back to Port Townsend’s local economy, which is a gift to our community. Individually-owned businesses offer the personal touch and are a welcome contrast to anonymous malls or online buying. Gifts purchased from destination stores, Port Townsend restaurant gift certificates, movie passes, theatre tickets, and local artwork are examples of thoughtful gifts loved ones will remember long after the holidays.

Nov. 26, PT Marine Science Center Protection Island Cruise.

Nov. 25-26, PT Arts Guild Holiday Craft Show, at the Port Townsend Community Center (620 Tyler St. in Uptown) from 10 am to 5 pm both days. Come dive into the holiday shopping season with locally handmade arts and crafts! 

Nov. 26, Main Street's Merchant Open House and Small Business Saturday! Celebrate local businesses at this nation-wide event. Caroling in the streets with the Wild Rose Chorale Uptown and Downtown from 2-4 pm, in-store treats, many shops open later til 7 pm. Have fun shopping and dining in town! “Look Here First” Merchant Holiday Window Contest winners announced.

Nov. 29, Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. The Port Townsend Main Street Program is a 501c3 nonprofit, our mission is "Fostering economic vitality and preservation of place within our historic business districts…while maintaining our small town quality of life.” Please consider making a donation to help us continue our mission - thank you!


2016 Main Street Holiday WINDOW CONTEST “Escape to Port Townsend, Where Winter Dreams Come True” deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 23rd. Winner will be announced Nov. 26th.

Making Change - Changing Lives: UGN Fall Fund Drive is happening now, you can help United Good Neighbors of Jefferson County reach their $200,000 goal for the Fall Fund Drive and ensure that they achieve their overall goal of $350,000 in 2016! Your gift matters! Your contribution to the Fall Fund Drive will ensure continued funding support for essential health and human service programs in our community. UGN is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps provide funding for, and raise awareness of critical social services in our community.

Cellar Door has released their fall/winter menu! They have brought back a number of classic cocktails from former menus. Great entertainment is lined up for the music fans and more consistent food will be popping back up. Join them every Tuesday at 6 pm for Lalage's famous steak and ale pies!  Follow them on Facebook so you don't miss out.
The Chamber of Jefferson County will host Rebekah Fessenden of Seed Design at their December 5th lunch, at the Elks Lodge, from 12-1 pm. Learn about "Merchandising Tricks to Maximize Last Minute Holiday Sales"--merchants are encouraged to attend.
Have a special event coming up, anniversary or news you would like us to share? SEND US YOUR NEWS AROUND THE BLOCK to -- Thank you!


Dec. 3rd - Main Street's Community
Treelighting/Santa Visit

Dec. 8th Save the Date--Main Street Members' Holiday Party!
Watch for invites coming soon.

2016 Main Street Collectible Ornament On Sale Now for $12 at the following locations: 

Abracadabra, 936 Water St.
Conservatory Coastal Home, 639 Water St.
Elevated Ice Cream & Candy Shop, 631 Water St.
Old Consulate Inn, 313 Walker St.

Port Townsend Fudge Co., 922 Washington St.
PT Shirt Co., 940 Water St.
Quimper Mercantile Co., 1121 Water St.
Safeway, 442 W Sims Way
Sport Townsend, 1044 Water St.
The Bishop Victorian Hotel, 714 Washington St.
The Green Eyeshade, 720 Water St.
The Swan Hotel, 222 Monroe St.
Tickled Pink, 825 Water St.

Purchase a collectible Main Street Christmas ornament featuring original art by Jason Gould showcasing the Carnegie Library. Special thanks to Paulette Lyle for artwork permission. Ornaments are $12, proceeds help fund the holiday activities of the Port Townsend Main Street Program, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Do You Love Port Townsend?
Consider becoming a member today! 

Friends of Main Street Memberships are $50/year,
it's not just for businesses, it's for everyone.

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 people in Port Townsend. Join us!

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.
It's never too early to start thinking about next year! 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

Retail Space Available on Prime Taylor Street Location in the Historic Mount Baker Block Building, approx. 1290 sq. ft., available Dec. 1, 2016. By appointment only, call (360) 385-7275 or (425) 391-1170  Mount Baker Block Building

Prime retail space at 926 Water Street available now! 1881 Square feet with great windows and Water Street frontage in the most traveled block of Port Townsend. To view, call Marilyn at (360) 774-0083

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
The Port Townsend Main Street Program is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 1985.

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 
Copyright © 2016 The Port Townsend Main Street Program, All rights reserved.

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