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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

Venture Portland is kicking off the New Year with our Identity Crisis: Branding, District Identity & Physical ‘Fit’ness workshop. Position your district, your district organization and your business for success. You’ll learn the key components of a brand, determine the character that sets your district and your business apart, and how to use this brand consistently to drive customers, traffic and revenue. Learn more ›› 

Central Eastside Nig...

January 23, 2018
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

National Small Busin...

January 23, 2018
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Seasons greetings Portland! Neighborhood business districts are gearing up for festive events and shopping deals to make your holidays merry and bright. To make it … Keep Reading ››

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