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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

Attend “Does Your Store Tell a Story?” and learn 10 secret (and easy!) ways to create a new feeling in your existing space and keep customers coming back to see what’s new. Learn more ›› 

Lloyd District Farme...

May 29, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Hillsdale Farmers Ma...

May 30, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Latest News

The Age-Friendly Business Awards Program is a project of the Age-Friendly Portland & Multnomah County collaborative, presented by Elders in Action and Venture Portland. This new recognition … Keep Reading ››

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