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Wind Slither

Since 04 Mar 2005
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PostMon Jan 20, 20 2:50 pm    Vote for The Dalles Reply with quote

I am posting this for a friend. Don't know much about it other than the winning city appear to win some cash for improvements and The Dalles is currently in 2nd.

Vote for your favorite small town!

The Small Business Revolution is on a mission to revitalize small towns, one small business at a time. Each season, America chooses the town, we choose the small businesses, and Deluxe and a host of celebrity experts give them the makeover of a lifetime – all on our quest to put main street back on the map.

From thousands of nominations, we’ve narrowed it to the Top 5 towns – now it’s up to you to choose the winner! Vote daily through January 21.



Voting ends tomorrow.

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https://smallbusinessrevolution.org/small-business-revolution/main-street/season-five/

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Kraemer

Since 24 Apr 2006
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PostTue Jan 21, 20 11:55 am     Reply with quote

done!

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shred_da_gorge

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PostThu Jan 23, 20 4:48 am     Reply with quote

I voted for Underwood. Maybe they can build a new sandbar with the money?

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Sasquatch

Since 09 Mar 2005
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PostTue Jan 28, 20 6:12 pm    Re: Vote for The Dalles Reply with quote

Wind Slither wrote:
I am posting this for a friend. Don't know much about it other than the winning city appear to win some cash for improvements and The Dalles is currently in 2nd.

Vote for your favorite small town!

The Small Business Revolution is on a mission to revitalize small towns, one small business at a time. Each season, America chooses the town, we choose the small businesses, and Deluxe and a host of celebrity experts give them the makeover of a lifetime – all on our quest to put main street back on the map.

From thousands of nominations, we’ve narrowed it to the Top 5 towns – now it’s up to you to choose the winner! Vote daily through January 21.



Voting ends tomorrow.

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https://smallbusinessrevolution.org/small-business-revolution/main-street/season-five/


I presume The Dallas came in second? Some small town in State of NY won.

Some interesting changes taking place up there on the main streets. Got to say getting a bite to eat and a cold beer is tough up there these days as there are many options to choose from (1st world problem). The outside seating, eating and drinking, and listening to music scene is robust! Glad to see it!

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Sella

Since 21 Apr 2007
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PostWed Jan 29, 20 12:53 pm     Reply with quote

The Dalles came in 2nd place to Fredonia NY. Over a million total votes cast so it was nice to see the community rally in a classic small town Americana style.

The Dalles has definitely been in a transitional phase the past few years when Gorge real estate pricing started to trend back up. It reminds me of HR property values when windsurfing took over in the 80's / 90's as growth has outpaced all other gorge towns since 2016-17'ish because younger growing families find it difficult to make HR financially pencil. Not having STR regulations doesn't hurt either for investors needing to store their quiver, bikes, skis etc. With free downtown parking, no traffic, great music, craft beer and food options and 300 days of sunshine it's becoming a nice little town to chill any day of the week alongside a very diverse and eclectic mix of Liberal, Conservative, MAGA, People of Wal-Mart, Retired and outdoor enthusiasts.

The best part however, in my very biased kite opinion, is access to Rufus, Rowena, Mosier and Event Site are all about 15-20 minute drive time contingent upon if the forecast tells you to turn left or right onto I-84. Oh yeah, crossing into WA is free so Doug's is 11 minutes away. If you haven't experienced the Doug's scene yet....the layout potential is off the charts so looking forward for many of you to drive east this coming season to help shape and tame that beast. Smile Cheers.

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deminimis

Since 15 Jul 2014
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PostWed Jan 29, 20 1:13 pm     Reply with quote

^^ This!

Anyway, well done TD!

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Sasquatch

Since 09 Mar 2005
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PostWed Jan 29, 20 11:55 pm     Reply with quote

deminimis wrote:
^^ This!

Anyway, well done TD!


Yes, well done TD (Tenacious D that is). The Dallas get the award next year.

Don't let the results this year be The Death of a Dream




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Inflictor

Since 17 Aug 2013
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PostTue Feb 04, 20 7:17 am    Shameless Marketing! Reply with quote

OK, I gotta chime in, Please read Sella's post reply in" vote for the Dalles" above, he nails it! The Dalles is way cool and really trying to show it. All the businesses there are down home, happy, with no attitude (Attitude IS Everything). The social scene there is thriving, with music, great eateries, inexpensive shopping and good weather. Really close to Doug's
So, Bart's the guy, we're working hard to get Doug's and other beaches(next Bingen) in shape for all river sport access. The link to join CGW2 is on top.
Also, come and DANCE to my new band T-BLUE and THE RHYTHM INFLICTORS at RT 30 Bar on main street, THIS SATURDAY Feb 8th 8-11pm. We do all homegrown Groove Blues as Tom Reinerth's songs are locally motivated. We just want you guys to come and see how much fun we have playing them! And ya, I'll be playing my self designed, 200% recycled cardboard box drum kit you saw me banging on at Rufus this summer!
We'll be donating part of the band's proceeds from this gig to the CGW2 Doug's KITEBEACH improvement project, so c'mon kiter friends, please show up and have some fun!! Thanks, Inflictor Out

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Sasquatch

Since 09 Mar 2005
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PostTue Feb 04, 20 9:34 am    Re: Shameless Marketing! Reply with quote

Yo Inflictor, your post was a bit scant on details and so I took the liberty to jazz it up some with some additional detail and links. . . ROCK ON!

Inflictor wrote:
OK, I gotta chime in, Please read Sella's post reply in" vote for the Dalles" above, he nails it! The Dalles is way cool and really trying to show it. All the businesses there are down home, happy, with no attitude (Attitude IS Everything). The social scene there is thriving, with music, great eateries, inexpensive shopping and good weather. Really close to Doug's
So, Bart's the guy, we're working hard to get Doug's and other beaches(next Bingen) in shape for all river sport access. The link to join CGW2 is on top.
Also, come and DANCE to my new band T-BLUE and THE RHYTHM INFLICTORS at RT 30 Bar on main street, THIS SATURDAY Feb 8th 8-11pm. We do all homegrown Groove Blues as Tom Reinerth's songs are locally motivated. We just want you guys to come and see how much fun we have playing them! And ya, I'll be playing my self designed, 200% recycled cardboard box drum kit you saw me banging on at Rufus this summer!
We'll be donating part of the band's proceeds from this gig to the CGW2 Doug's KITEBEACH improvement project, so c'mon kiter friends, please show up and have some fun!! Thanks, Inflictor Out


Sella wrote:
The Dalles came in 2nd place to Fredonia NY. Over a million total votes cast so it was nice to see the community rally in a classic small town Americana style.

The Dalles has definitely been in a transitional phase the past few years when Gorge real estate pricing started to trend back up. It reminds me of HR property values when windsurfing took over in the 80's / 90's as growth has outpaced all other gorge towns since 2016-17'ish because younger growing families find it difficult to make HR financially pencil. Not having STR regulations doesn't hurt either for investors needing to store their quiver, bikes, skis etc. With free downtown parking, no traffic, great music, craft beer and food options and 300 days of sunshine it's becoming a nice little town to chill any day of the week alongside a very diverse and eclectic mix of Liberal, Conservative, MAGA, People of Wal-Mart, Retired and outdoor enthusiasts.

The best part however, in my very biased kite opinion, is access to Rufus, Rowena, Mosier and Event Site are all about 15-20 minute drive time contingent upon if the forecast tells you to turn left or right onto I-84. Oh yeah, crossing into WA is free so Doug's is 11 minutes away. If you haven't experienced the Doug's scene yet....the layout potential is off the charts so looking forward for many of you to drive east this coming season to help shape and tame that beast. Smile Cheers.


Help out Doug's new kite launch and Moiser's is soon to come:

https://cgw2.org/product/cgwa-membership/

RT 30 aka Route 30

https://route30.beer/

317 East 2nd Street, The Dalles, Oregon 97058, United States
(541) 993-3155

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