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It's about people, neighborhoods, and culture.

Portlanders explore – seeking new experiences and finding the next big thing. With more than 200 public business district events each year … What do you want to do?

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At the intersection of business & neighborhood where Portland becomes Portland.

From manufacturers to microbrewers, creative services to coffee carts, and bike shops to bookstores, Portland’s neighborhood business districts serve the diverse residents that call our city home.

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Venture Portland

Venture Portland means business. Since 1986 Venture Portland has invested in the smart, strategic growth of Portland’s unique neighborhood business districts.

Through grant funds, trainings, and technical assistance the organization serves Portland’s diverse and dynamic business districts. Comprised of a majority of the city’s businesses and nearly half of its jobs – playing a vital role in Portland’s economic prosperity.

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Upcoming Events

Attend our annual Grant Certification Training on 9/5 and learn the secrets of successful grant projects. Attendance is required by 2 representatives for any district applying for a Fall or Spring grant. Learn More>>

St Johns Farmers Mar...

August 24, 2019
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Hillsdale Farmers Ma...

August 25, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Summer is winding down but we are just getting started here at Venture Portland! We are excited to announce our 2019-2020 lineup of capacity building … Keep Reading ››

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