Downtown Odessa's rich history and heritage is accentuated by its enduring quality and vibrant workforce.
The Heart of the City
Downtown Odessa is home to the finest first-class medical facilities in the West Texas region. Medical Center Health Systems and Odessa Regional Medical Center flank the downtown district to the west and east, respectively, and are connected by the beautiful tree-lined 5th Street Corridor.
Located in downtown are City Hall, Ector County Courthouse, Ector County Library, Odessa Chamber of Commerce, Odessa Convention & Visitor's Bureau, Odessa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Odessa Council for Arts & Humanities, among many other nonprofit, businesses and medical facilities.
Noel Heritage Plaza, located in the heart of Downtown Odessa, hosts an assortment of events for residents and tourists alike, which include the annual Hot Summer Nights Concert Series, 4th of July street festival, art walks and food trucks. For a list of upcoming events in Downtown Odessa, visit our Events in Downtown Odessa page.
A Culinary Arts Epicenter
Downtown Odessa is an epicenter for local culinary arts and cuisine.
Visit Yana's Bistro, across from City Hall, for fine European fare prepared by Chef Erik Prado inside a restored bungalow or head to the backyard of the home to dine on a fusion of Hispanic and Asian cuisine from Chef Prado's food truck, Rooster's Rolling Diner.
If you're in the mood for an old-fashioned hamburger, visit a downtown institution -- the Permian Basin Hamburger Company on Grant Avenue. The Hamburger Company's House Specialty is a local tradition -- the Chili Cheeseburger.
Dine inside the former Library and Presidential Museum, known today as Dee's Bistro. Live music accompanies a variety of American cuisine such as fried green beans and chicken fried steak.
If you're looking for an authentic small town diner with homemade pies, visit Norma's Cafe on the 5th Street Corridor for a big breakfast or lunch.
There's a lively assortment of culinary experiences for every taste bud in Downtown Odessa.
Visit the heart of the city today!