Downtown Association - Brick Building, Suite 200
The Port Angeles Downtown Association represents over 225 businesses in the downtown area.
The mission: To develop and promote a healthy and prosperous Downtown for Port Angeles, Washington.
Why is downtown important to our community?
Downtown is the largest concentration of businesses in Port Angeles and the Olympic Peninsula.
Downtown businesses are independently owned and support local families who support local schools, churches, athletic groups and civic organizations; the things that make our community home.
Downtown is a reflection of how our community sees itself. When businesses begin looking at possible locations, downtown is one of the first places they look for quality of life and vibrancy.
Downtown represents a significant portion of the community's tax base. Sales tax, property tax, employment and business taxes all drive our city and help to support the infrastructure businesses and residents need.
Downtown is our areas most dominant shopping center and includes unique shopping and service opportunities not found in malls, shopping centers or big box stores.
Downtown is the historic core of Port Angeles. From the Port Angeles Cooperative Colony, to Sluicing the Hogback to former City Halls, and a Carnegie Library building, downtown highlights our heritage.
Downtown represents a vast amount of public and private investment. The cost of infrastructure and buildings could never be spent today to recreate what is already here.
Downtown is a major tourist draw. Visitors want to experience communities and cultures in an authentic setting. As a portal to Canada with unique shopping and dining experiences, festivals and local markets, downtown Port Angeles has stayed true to its roots. There is no other downtown like it in the world!
Downtown provides a sense of community and place. It is a familiar, welcoming place, a symbol of shared experiences and common memory. It is recognizable as the heart and soul of our community.