The History of the Port Angeles Downtown Association

The History of the Port Angeles Downtown Association

The Port Angeles Downtown Association welcomes you to Downtown. A great place to do business and a vibrant heart of the community.

The association was formed in 1983. In 1985, a Parking Business Improvement Area (PBIA) was established by the City of Port Angeles as a funding mechanism for the association at the request of the Downtown business community.  The Downtown Association manages the PBIA for the City.  All businesses within the boundaries of the PBIA are members of the Port Angeles Downtown Association (PADA).  Additionally, businesses outside of the Center Business District (CBD) and individuals in the community can also become members.

The Port Angeles Downtown works with its members, the City and the community to oversee the economy, appearance, and the image of Downtown.  We host numerous special events throughout the year such as the Halloween Trick or Treat, Arts & Draughts Festival, Holiday Lights, Small Business Saturday, and the Community Tree Lighting Celebration and other retail promotions. 

Art on the Town TM, a very successful and nationally acclaimed project was starts in 1999.  In addition, the association works with other organizations sponsoring events in the downtown year round. A calendar of events in downtown can be found on the events page of this website.

We work with the City in maintaining the downtown streetscape. We created and installed new benches and most recently new bike racks.

The Port Angeles Downtown Association is a non-profit organization operated by a board of directors. We are funded through a parking management and contract with the City of Port Angeles, PBIA assessments, associate memberships and funds received through grants and donations. For more information about our plans, goals, and objectives please attend one of our general meetings.  You are encouraged to join any of our committees: Promotion, Design, Business Development and Organization. For meeting schedules refer to the website calendar under events.

We look forward to working in partnership with you to help you create a successful future for your business.