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.

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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

Join Venture Portland and the city’s 50 neighborhood business districts as we celebrate the small businesses that make Portland Portland during National Small Business Week, April 30-May 6.  Learn more ›› 

Grow Midway Passport

April 24, 2017
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Lloyd District Farme...

April 25, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The challenge is on! On April 7, Commissioner Nick Fish challenged Portland neighborhood businesses to convert 1,000 single-stall restrooms to all-user restrooms by Labor Day … Keep Reading ››

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