Growing Business. Connecting Neighborhoods.

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?

Events ››

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.

What business district do you live, work, shop or play in?

Map ›› ‹‹

We've Got You Covered.

Do you know what's happening in Portland's business districts?

News ›› ‹‹

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.

Learn More ››

Upcoming Events

Attend our Sin City Training on 1/23 and learn strategies for engaging adult-themed businesses that may seem difficult to approach but are always making cash registers ring. Learn More>>

Lloyd District Farme...

February 26, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Hillsdale Farmers Ma...

March 3, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
View All Events ››

Latest News

Venture Portland’s Spring/Summer 2019 grant applications are now available! Economic Development Grants: $5,000-$10,000 (maximum award)Benchmark Grants: $3,000-$4,000 (maximum award)Catalytic Grant: District Staffing Kickstarter: $2,000 (maximum … Keep Reading ››

Stay Up To Date

Sign Up for our Newsletter