BIPOC Resources

Venture Portland's Equity and Outreach Committee encourages businesses and associations to network with and utilize this non-exhaustive list of BIPOC resources.

Venture Portland’s Equity and Outreach Committee

The Equity and Outreach Committee is dedicated to strengthening relationships between business district associations and the local businesses in their community. The Committee places a strong focus on equity and outreach to engage with Portland’s BIPOC business communities to listen, learn, and share. If you are interested in attending a future Equity and Outreach Committee meeting, email

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon

Uniting Asians and Pacific Islanders to achieve social justice

Black American Chamber of Commerce

Networking for Black-owned businesses 

Black Resilience Fund

An emergency fund dedicated to healing and resilience by providing immediate resources to Black Portlanders.

Hacienda CDC

Latino Community Development Corporation that strengthens families and businesses

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber

Business counseling and development support 

Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization

Support for refugee communities (translation services offered) 

Live Another Day

A carefully curated list of mental health and substance use resources for black, indigenous, and people of color.

Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO)

Technical assistance and direct support for BIPOC-owned small businesses 

Native American Youth & Family Center

Strengthens youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education

Strengthening Financial Avenues in Native American Communities

NuLeaf Project

Assistance for cannabis entrepreneurs of color 

Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs

Business counseling, grants and networking

Oregon Cares Fund

The Oregon Cares Fund provides cash grants to Black individuals, Black-owned businesses, and Black-led nonprofit organizations who have experienced financial adversity due to COVID-19.
Oregon Cares Fund

Prosper Portland

Harnessing and expanding tools for job creation, place-making and economic opportunity to achieve widely shared prosperity 
Shea Flaherty Betin— Director of Economic Development & 503.823.5336 

Portland Indigenous Marketplace

Supports indigenous artists and entrepreneurs by providing barrier-free, culturally respectful spaces that encourage cultural resilience and economic sustainability by promoting public education through cultural arts.

Portland Mercatus

BIPOC-owned business directory always accepting new submissions