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News from The Port Townsend
Main Street Program

Elks Building by Jason Squire Photography
Elks Building by Jason Squire Photography

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

Oct. 1, Free Saturday at the Museums (all day) and Art Walk, 5:30 - 8 pm. 

Oct. 1,
The Brothers Four a Dove House benefit at McCurdy Pavilion, Fort Worden.

Oct. 1-2, PT Shorts, a free, monthly program featuring dramatic readings of contemporary literature, produced by Key City Public Theatre, presented by Northwind Arts Center.

Oct. 1-2, The 34th Great Port Townsend Kinetic Skulpture Race! A Kinetic Skulpture is a human powered, artistically enhanced vehicle that must go through sand (Kwick Sand), mud (The Dismal Bog), float on water (The Great Bay), and transverse hilly, silly neighborhoods. This year they are "In Search of the Holy Gear!"
Oct. 6, Connect the Dots at Port Townsend Main Street's Girls' Night OutA day and night of female camaraderie and shopping fun. The day starts at 7 am with an early morning FREE Fun Run/Walk called “The Polka Dot Tiara Trot,” meet at The Cotton Building to register for this 1.47 mile walk/jog/run. Wear Polka Dots!! Goodie bags will be on sale for $10 each at the Goodie Bag Sponsor Stores. The bags are EXTRA Special this year--valued at over $30! Increase your karma and considering donating an extra $5 to the causes! Girls’ Night Out participating businesses will offer special events, in-store promotions and refreshments from 11 am to 8 pm. The evening ends with the popular “Wrap-up” Party at 8 pm at The Belmont which features a no-host bar, appetizers, dessert, door/raffle prizes; $10 suggested donation at the door. Proceeds benefit Jefferson Healthcare Foundation to help provide breast and cervical cancer screenings, care and treatment for low income Jefferson County residents and the Port Townsend Main Street Program, a 501c3 nonprofit. For more info, visit 

Oct. 6-23, Key City Public Theatre presents 4,000 Miles by Amy Herzog.

Oct. 8, PT Wearable Art Student Show at 
Key City Public Theatre

Oct. 12, Friends and supporters of The Boiler Room are invited to attend “A Boiler Maker Party,” at Alchemy Bistro & Wine Bar. Held in celebration of The Boiler Room’s 23rd anniversary. The Boiler Room is a volunteer-operated coffeehouse and social services hub dedicated to building community by providing a safe space for the growth and improvement of individuals. 

Oct. 15,
LENT Fund Fall deadline. Having a mini-business emergency? Or looking to move or expand your business? Apply for LENT Funds! LENT Low-Interest Microloan Funds are a tool to offset some of the financial impacts that Port Townsend historic districts businesses endure from emergency situations. Find out more here!

Oct. 19, Main Street Holidays in Port Townsend Sign Up Deadline! The Port Townsend Main Street Program invites you to help make Port Townsend a very merry destination for your customers this holiday season. There are festive special events designed for all ages, holiday decorations, and a marketing campaign inviting visitors and residents to “LOOK HERE FIRST!” for holiday shopping and fun experiences. Please partner with us to make the Holidays a resounding success.

Oct. 22, Centrum Gala Dinner & Auction. Help students of all ages come to Centrum for creative experiences that change lives. 

Oct. 28, Fall
HUD Loan deadline - Low interest loans to rehab commercial buildings in Port Townsend’s Commercial Historic Districts. Dozens of historic districts buildings have undergone improvements thanks to the Main Street HUD Loan Program. It's easy to apply.

Oct. 30, Chamber Music at
Centrum. A musical experience unlike any other.

Oct. 31, Main Street's 22nd Annual Trick or Treat! Get ready for trick or treating fun in the heart of the downtown historic district. PLEASE NOTE: Water Street and some side streets from Madison to Polk will be closed to traffic from 3:15 pm -5:30 pm for public safety at this event. This event is sponsored by The Port Townsend Main Street Program and Generous Participating Merchants! Special thanks to Janet Emery of Kinetics and Port Townsend Safeway.
Merchants - Safeway is offering 10% off Halloween Candy to the Downtown Main Street Businesses, stop by the Main Street Office to pick up your voucher.


October is a month of Anniversaries - congratulations on many wonderful years and looking forward to many more!
Happy 127th to The Leader!
Happy 103rd to the Port Townsend Library!
Happy 23rd to The Boiler Room!
Happy 27th to Silverwater Cafe!

"Adopt a Snowflake" - Help Port Townsend Sparkle for the Holidays with the Main Street Adopt a Snowflake Program. Looking for downtown building and business owners to adopt gently used snowflakes. Main Street Member Exclusive - $50 (sold as is on a nonrefundable basis, while supplies last, some restrictions apply).

Please welcome Lloyd Mullen, new co-owner of The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader. Lloyd, along with his brother J. Louis Mullen purchased the paper from Scott Wilson and Jennifer James-Wilson last month. We wish Scott and Jennifer the best as they enter into a new chapter and thank you for your many years serving our community.

Fall is here, and it is time for dog to take the kennel indoors for some much needed rest and relaxation! Help Dogs-A-Foot celebrate a tremendous summer with a FREE Lunch on Wednesday, October 5th from 11 am-2 pm! ** To receive free lunch, bring a cash donation for the Port Townsend Food Bank. Show the love for those in our community as we head into winter. Thank you to Scott and Robin.
Soak: An Homage to Water. In her new book Wren Farris, the founder of Soak on the Sound, tells the story of the ten-year healing Journey that led to birthing the Olympic Peninsula's most exalted salt-water bathhouse. Available now at Soak on the Sound.

Port Townsend-Coupeville ferry route to be closed Nov 5 & 6.
Washington State Ferries is planning construction work at the Keystone dock on the weekend of November 5-6, 2016.
As a result, there will be no ferry service on the Port Townsend-Coupeville ferry route for those two days. Reservations for Monday, November 7, are also not available to allow for the possibility that construction could take longer than expected.
The final decision regarding when the route will be reopened will be made by the WSF project team on Sunday afternoon, November 6. For questions, please contact your
WSF media representatives.
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Nov. 26th - Main Street's Merchant Open House and Small Business Saturday! Merchants - sign up for the Holiday promotion here, deadline 10/19/2016.

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

Dec. 10th & 17th - Main Street / Kiwanis Choo-Choo Rides

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

Water Street retail space available in the most traveled block of Historic Port Townsend, 926 Water St # B. 1881 sq. ft. with great display windows and an open floor plan. To schedule a showing, please call Marilyn at 360-774-0083.

734 Water St., 2nd Floor for lease. Up to 4,500 sq. ft. available.
See more information here.

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.

“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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