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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

Attend our ‘Securing Permitting for Event Success’ training on 3/7 and find out which permits you need, how to get them and how to avoid last minute hassles or unexpected fees. Learn more ›› 

Greater Brooklyn Far...

February 22, 2017
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Lloyd District Farme...

February 28, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Latest News

Happy Valentines Day! Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish and Venture Portland President Michelle Wood wrote a love letter to neighborhood businesses that was published today … Keep Reading ››

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