“This is an incredible opportunity for The Dalles. Our charming, historic downtown area has made huge strides in the past decade with a variety of unique new businesses—from boutiques to breweries which have joined longtime businesses such as Klindt’s Booksellers, the oldest bookstore in the West,” said Don Warren, President of The Dalles Main Street, an organization dedicated to the growth and revitalization of the city’s downtown. “We’re so proud of our wonderful small business owners, who are the heart of The Dalles, and we would love to have Small Business Revolution help bring our downtown to the next level.”
Added Warren, “I hope everyone will show their love for The Dalles and its small businesses by voting for our town every day. Please click the button at the bottom of this article to vote.”
“Small Business Revolution has recognized both The Dalles’ charm and potential, and it’s time to get us over the finish line, so let’s all get voting!” said Lisa Farquharson, President/CEO of The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce.
The winning town will be announced on January 28.
About The Dalles
Let your imagination run as wild as the Old West! Envision a time when saloon girls, trappers and pioneers traveled the streets of historic downtown The Dalles. Nestled along the banks of the Columbia River, sheltered by Mount Hood, The Dalles is an ideal location for cycling, hiking, rafting and angling. Located at the eastern gateway of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, just 80 miles east of Portland, The Dalles provides easy access to today’s adventures while connecting with its colorful past. Whether you are a history buff, wildflower admirer, explorer or architectural connoisseur, you will enjoy your time in The Dalles, one of Oregon’s best escapes with over 300 days of sunshine a year. For travel information, from suggested itineraries to dining and accommodations, go to explorethedalles.com.
About The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce
The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce represents its entire diverse community, with members from business and industry, civic and nonprofit organizations, social service agencies, education, government, home-based businesses and individuals. 500 members representing 2,000 individuals believe that Chamber membership is an important component to business growth, job development and a healthy economy.
The Chamber and its activities are managed by the Executive Director and a professional staff under the leadership of a 17-member Board of Directors, who serve without compensation and are elected by the membership. Through countless volunteer hours, members accomplish much of the work of the Chamber by serving on committees and task forces.