Historic Willamette Main Street is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization focused on business and community development along with historic preservation. We are part of a national movement formed to improve the quality of life in small-town America and to invigorate the economic health of the Historic Main Street central business districts.
The Main Street Program, developed and administered by the nonprofit National Main Street Center of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has utilized a public-private partnership of private investment, local government support, and local non-profit assistance to revitalize historic commercial districts.
Since 2010, the Historic Willamette Main Street Association has had a positive effect on the revitalization of West Linn’s business district and the town as a whole. This locally-driven, hands-on, grassroots, self-help approach has met much success with its focus on four main points: Economic Vitality, Promotions, Design and Outreach/Organization.
Historic Willamette Main Street’s mission is to celebrate and preserve the rich history and natural beauty of the area, invest in the heart of our downtown by promoting our local businesses. Our purpose is to foster an inclusive, diverse community where local residents and visitors feel welcome to dine, shop, connect and socialize with others.