Projects, Plans and Partners

The work that DOCA does would not be possible without our dedicated committee members and our partners. Together and working with downtown stakeholders a lot of amazing things have been accomplished. Learn about the groups that make us tick as well as a selected list of projects we have and are currently working on.

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Committees

Design Committee

The goal of the Design Committee is to preserve and enhance our district’s buildings, landmarks, and public spaces. To do this, it seeks to: Maintain continuity with infill opportunities Continue ...Read More

Economic Vitality Committee

The goal of the Economic Restructuring Committee is to build on downtown’s unique characteristics to strengthen investment and promote economic vitality. E/R frequently makes recommendations to other committees based on its ...Read More

Events Committee

The Events Committee is the heart and soul of downtown activity. It’s goal is to entice shoppers, investors, and visitors to experience downtown’s distinct culture and environment. It does this ...Read More

Executive Committee

Comprised of the board President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary, the Executive Committee reviews the major issues facing the organization, weighing pros and cons and making preliminary decisions, to be ratified ...Read More

Organization Committee

The organization committee is the technician that makes sure the organization is effectively adhering to the Main Street Approach. Its goal is to foster a well-managed, diversely funded, volunteer driven ...Read More

Retail Marketing Committee

Designed to focus on improving sales in the district, this group works alongside DOCA’s Economic Vitality and Events committees. Chaired by Yvette Kirwin of Nebbiolo, the committee has representation from ...Read More

Partners

Buy Local Oregon City

Buy Local is an important partner for downtown’s annual Snowflake Raffle. Buy Local is charged with the ...Read More

The City of Oregon City

DOCA contracts with the city to administer the Economic Improve District. DOCA also works closely ...Read More

Clackamas County Arts Alliance

CCAA has been a valuable partner in most public art installations in downtown. They help ...Read More

Metro

Metro (Portland’s regional government) has been an active participant in the revitalization of downtown. They ...Read More

Oregon City Chamber of Commerce

DOCA’s executive director is an appointed non-voting member of the Chamber Board of Directors as ...Read More

Oregon City Heritage Coordinating Committee

Downtown hosts and is it self an important heritage asset. Future tourism development relies heavily ...Read More

Oregon City Farmer’s Market

The Oregon City Farmer’s Market puts on approximately 35 farmer’s markets a year in downtown. ...Read More

Portland State University

Students from Portland State University have helped with several important research efforts including housing feasibility ...Read More

Three Rivers Artist Guild

Representing members from Oregon City and beyond, the Three Rivers Artist Guild is an important ...Read More

Trick ‘n Racy Cars

Trick ‘n Racy is the founding car club of the annual Cruise to Downtown Car Show, ...Read More

Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition

This organization is working to establish state and national heritage areas to include Willamette Falls ...Read More

Projects

In addition to ongoing services, DOCA volunteers and staff  work on projects big and small that improve downtown.

Projects

Brews & Broomsticks Pub Crawl
First introduced in 2014, the Brews & Broomsticks Pub Crawl is downtown’s adult Halloween event. Pedicabs, special costume events, and more provide a safe and enjoyable party experience.

Events Committee

Trick or Treat on Main Street
From 4pm to 6pm every Halloween downtown merchants open their doors and give out candy to kids. Businesses typically give out more than 2000 pieces of candy!

Events Committee

Snowflake Raffle
The award winning Snowflake Raffle will return in 2016 bigger and better than ever! Extended to 6 weeks, this year’s Snowflake Raffle begins on November 4th and ends on December 16th. With ...Read More

Events Committee

Holiday Tree Lighting
Typically on the First Saturday in December, DOCA hosts Oregon City’s civic tree lighting event. Santa and the Mayor light the tree, carolers sing, and everyone drinks hot chocolate. Afterwards, ...Read More

Events Committee

Branding
The culmination of many months of efforts (completed in July 2014), the downtown branding project influences not only DOCA’s marketing strategy but how we approach visual branding. Most importantly, it provides ...Read More

Events Committee

Storefront Micro-Grant Program
After receiving a $15,000 allocation from DOCA, the design committee created the Storefront Micro-Grant program to encourage simple improvements to storefronts that improve business visibility and street presence. Program goals: ...Read More

Design Committee