February Chamber Meeting

The Historic Brownsville Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend their February meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at noon in the City Hall Community Room. If you are a Brownsville resident or operate a business within the community, this will be an opportunity to meet your fellow residents and to find out about the benefits of membership. The meeting … Read More

The 2017 Chamber Membership Drive

Each January, your Brownsville Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us as a “card-carrying” member. It’s also a great time for those who are already members to update their contact and business information, and send in their 2017 payments. The biggest question on your mind is most likely something along the lines of “So how does membership in the … Read More

January Chamber Meeting

Happy New Year everyone! We hope that you’ve been staying safe from all of our wintry weather—Old Man Winter is not finished with us yet. Due to ice and unsafe travel conditions in December, the Chamber had to reschedule their public meeting. The meeting is coming up this week and more info is below, including the upcoming Chamber membership drive. Chamber meeting and featured … Read More

Dreams of wine, food, and home

By Maddie MacGregor Behind every small business lies a story. Whether it’s a passion for writing that leads one to a career as editor of a community magazine or a fashionista who starts her own boutique, thousands risk it all to follow their dreams. And following her dream is exactly what led Michelle Smith-Harper back to Historic Brownsville and the … Read More

City Manager Scott McDowell Featured Presenter at Chamber Meeting

On Thursday, November 10th at noon, the Historic Brownsville Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly meeting in the City Hall Community Room. The featured guest speaker, Brownsville City Manager Scott McDowell, will give two important presentations that you will not want to miss. The first presentation, “Brownsville’s Future,” focuses on much needed capital expenditures. While our city has successfully … Read More

A frighteningly good time in Brownsville, Oregon

For many, growing up in a small town or city means a true connection with neighbors and celebrating good times together. In 2016, it’s safe to say that a part of living in Brownsville, Oregon, is the fact that we keep those warm-hearted traditions alive. Historic Brownsville’s Haunted House, run by the American Legion Post #184, is the kind of … Read More

Brownsville City Council Candidate’s Forum

The Historic Brownsville Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Candidate’s Forum on Thursday, October 20th, at the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 255 N Main St, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Come meet the candidates and get your questions answered. This will be an great opportunity for Brownsville citizens to engage their rights as registered voters and participate in an … Read More

A Cup of Main Street

Randy’s Main Street Coffee By Maddie MacGregor Part of living in Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley, is the opportunity to share unique and wonderful destinations with visiting family and friends. Recently, my sister flew to Oregon from her home in California. One of her requests has become a refrain— “Let’s take a drive somewhere I’ve never been before.” This time, I knew … Read More


Kirk's Ferry

Welcome to the Historic Brownsville Blog. We thought you might be interested in hearing more about our Oregon city and discovering its unique restaurants, shops and events. In the coming months, we’ll feature profiles of local businesses, historic homilies and tales of the surrounding region. There’ll be a little something for everyone—so, planning your visit to Brownsville will be easy-peasy. … Read More