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?

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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.

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

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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 ‘Websites that Work’ training on 2/22 and learn best practices for business district websites, the latest and greatest tools for driving traffic, what functions your website should have, how to incorporate social media and strategies for keeping your website fresh and dynamic. Learn more ›› 

Lloyd District Farme...

February 27, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Hillsdale Farmers Ma...

March 4, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Latest News

Love is in the air Portland! Neighborhood businesses show love for their communities all year long. They provide more local jobs for our neighbors and donate … Keep Reading ››

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