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.

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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

Meet other business district Presidents and Vice Presidents and learn the ins and outs of your legal responsibilities as Chief Executive of a business district at Hail to the Chief on 6/7. Learn more ›› 

National Small Busin...

May 4, 2016
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Gateway Celebrates S...

May 4, 2016
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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98% of Portland’s 19,200 neighborhood businesses have 5 or fewer employees but provide more than 267,000 jobs in total. In Portland, SMALL is really BIG! … Keep Reading ››

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