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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 Creating Captivating Customer Experiences and learn how specific elements of your space influence customer behavior and how to make small changes that can result in big improvements. Learn More>>

Lloyd District Farme...

March 26, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Lloyd District Farme...

April 2, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Venture Portland’s Spring/Summer 2019 grant applications are now available! Economic Development Grants: $5,000-$10,000 (maximum award)Benchmark Grants: $3,000-$4,000 (maximum award)Catalytic Grant: District Staffing Kickstarter: $2,000 (maximum … Keep Reading ››

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