Downtown Woodland Revitalization

Doing Business in Downtown Woodland

Welcome to Downtown Woodland Revitalization! Downtown Woodland Revitalization, (DWR) is a local non-profit organization made up of business people, local property owners, public officials, and interested citizens. It is funded by member dues, the City of Woodland and Port of Woodland.

Our primary focus is to achieve an attractive and vibrant downtown by working with business managers, property owners, the City of Woodland, the Chamber of Commerce and other entities.

DWR meets the 2d and 4th Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Woodland Grange in Downtown Woodland. Everyone is welcome you do not need to be a member to attend. Join us to hear speakers on a variety of topics, participate in lively open forum discussions, and become acquainted with business people and other members of the community.

Considering starting a new business in Downtown Woodland?

Buying an existing business in Downtown Woodland?

Already own a business in Downtown Woodland?
You are probably full of questions. We can help! We've gathered together some basic information about our town, plus helpful links to even more information so that you can make informed decisions.

The following pages have general and economic information about Woodland. We also have a great helpful collection of web links with additional information on regulations, taxes, assistance, census trends and much more.

If we can answer specific questions, or put you in contact with others who can help, please let us know call DWR, or send us an e-mail.

Great Place to Live and Work

Woodland is in the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest and offers excellent fishing, boating, hiking camping and other outdoor activities. Moderate housing costs and good schools make it ideal for families. Satisfied business owners and managers agree that Woodland is a great place to locate.


Location and Driving Distances
Exit 21 on Interstate 5,

20 miles south of Longview

28 miles north of Portland

20 miles north of Vancouver
Mild climate with an average temperature of 51 degrees, rainfall of 38 inches, and snowfall of 6.9 inches per year. Average growing season is 218 days. Altitude is 22 to 35 feet above sea level.
City of Woodland 4,330

Woodland Area 10,000
Special Events
Hulda Klager Lilac Days Late April

Woodland Tulip Festival Late April

Woodland Planter's Days 3rd Weekend in June

Snowflake Bazaar November

Winter Festival December

Tree Lighting Program December

Economic Development (Port of Woodland)

The Port of Woodland continues to attain new businesses that produce family wage jobs for the area. The Port will lease property as well as build to suit for the client. The Port has approximately 200 acres of undeveloped water front property zoned heavy industrial, an eight-acre industrial park, and a 50-acre industrial park zoned light industrial.


The City of Woodland has a Council-Mayor form of government. Daily operations are handled by city departments consisting of Clerk-Treasurer, Court, Fire Building, Planning, Police and Public Works. The City is currently updating the Comprehensive Plan, which includes Capital Facilities, Housing, Land Use, Parks and Recreation, Transportation, and Utilities.

The city council consists of five elected officials, as well as the mayor. They serve four-year terms and are paid a small monthly salary. The additional boards and committees that council and community members serve on are Civil Service Commission, Horseshoe Lake Committee, Park Board, and Planning Commission. All hold public meetings. The City Council meets the first and third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall (100 Davidson Avenue).


The Woodland School District serves over 9,000 residents and there are currently 1,850 students enrolled in five schools. Woodland Primary serves K-3. Woodland Intermediate serves 4-6. Yale School serves K-5 students living in the Yale Valley. Grades 7-8 attend Woodland Middle School and 9th through 12th grades attend Woodland High School.

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