Small Business Week

Join Venture Portland and the city’s 50 neighborhood business districts as we celebrate the small businesses that make Portland Portland during National Small Business Week, April 30-May 6.  Look for the vibrant green ‘Portland Celebrates Small’ signs popping up in business windows across the city and stop in to show them some love.  Venture Portland encourages Portlanders to spend the entire month of May honoring the small businesses that contribute to the livability of our city and power Portland’s economy on a daily basis.


Portland is truly a small business city.  Neighborhood business districts contain 19,200 businesses that provide 267,000 local jobs.  Of those businesses, 98% have five or fewer employees.  Nationally, small businesses create about 2 out of every 3 new U.S. jobs.  Together, Portland’s small businesses are really big. 

Keep up with the latest ‘Celebrate Small’ news through Facebook and Twitter at and @ventureportland.  And, most importantly, don’t forget to shop, dine and play small.

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