There’s something magical about taking a walk along the Main Street of a beautiful town. Strolling by historic buildings, art galleries, cute cafes, and local businesses, you can feel the town’s heartbeat. From historic picturesque communities to charming coastal cities, these 11 Oregon towns have amazing downtown areas that you’ve got to check out.
Brownsville has a charming Main Street that will transport you back in time.
Jacksonville is a wonderful small town and a history buff's dream come true. The whole city is a National Historic Landmark, and the downtown area is delightful.
Bandon is an adorable little town located on a beautiful section of the Oregon coast. The downtown/ old town area has many great businesses, restaurants, and historic buildings.
8. Baker City
Historic buildings, mountain views, cute cafes, art galleries...what else could you hope for in a downtown?
Florence is a lovely coastal town situated between the forest and the ocean. There's a wonderful historic old town/ downtown area to explore, full of restaurants, art galleries, antique shops and more.
Newport is a beautiful town in Lincoln County. It's the home of the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and Rogue Ales. It has a nice historic Old Town full of shops, art, seafood restaurants, renovated Victorian buildings, and more.
Located beside the stunningly beautiful Three Sisters Wilderness Area, Sisters has an awesome historic downtown area.
Joseph is a small town in Wallowa County with a picturesque historic downtown.
3. Cannon Beach
Because there are so many amazing towns on the Oregon coast, here's another: Cannon Beach is a small seaside town, well known for being home to the amazing Haystack Rock. With cafes, shops, restaurants, and more, you'll be charmed by Cannon Beach's downtown.
2. Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove is an adorable small town with a lovely downtown--and it's also the covered bridge capital of Oregon!
McMinnville has an awesome downtown full of art galleries, local businesses, and historic buildings like the Hotel Oregon (pictured above). McMinnville was a finalist in Parade Magazine's "America's Best Main Street" tournament in 2014.
How many of these towns have you visited? Where are your favorite Main Streets in Oregon? Let us know in the comments.