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 ‘Social Media for Health and Wellness Businesses’ webinar on 12/15 and learn best practices for building your brand, identifying your audience, creating engaging social content, getting your followers to take action, and keeping them coming back for more! Learn More>>

Light Up St. Johns

December 6, 2021
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Foster Winterfest

December 6, 2021
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Giving Tuesday is here and neighborhood business districts are filled with the spirit of kindness and generosity – as well as holiday decorations, festive events, … Keep Reading ››

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