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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

You’re Invited! Join Venture Portland and neighborhood business districts at our fourth annual celebration of the neighborhood businesses and business districts that make Portland Portland. Help us celebrate Venture Portland’s 30th anniversary at the Melody Ballroom and show some pre-Valentine’s Day Love to neighborhood business districts.

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Lloyd District Farme...

December 1, 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Pearl District First...

December 3, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Little Boxes, Portland’s city wide shop local holiday program, returns 11/27-28. This innovative shopping incentive program provides a different way to shop Black Friday and … Keep Reading ››

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