Few districts in Portland have preserved their pioneer spirit as well as St. Johns, located in the city’s northernmost tip. What began in 1844 as … Keep Reading ››
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, May 5-11. 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.
98% of Portland’s 19,200 neighborhood businesses have 5 or fewer employees but provide more than 270,000 jobs in total. They contribute more than $100 million in taxes annually, helping to fund essential city services like firefighters and parks. In Portland, SMALL is really BIG! For the entire month of May Venture Portland is celebrating the small businesses that make Portland Portland.
‘Portland Celebrates Small’ encourages Portlanders to spend the entire month of May supporting the small businesses that contribute to the livability of our city and power Portland’s economy on a daily basis. Look for ‘Portland Celebrates Small’ signs in business windows across the city and stop in to show your support. When you shop at a neighborhood business, 70% of every dollar you spend stays in the local economy.
Portland Celebrates Small Business Week Resources:
- Portland Celebrates Small Window Sign
- Five Things to Do for National Small Business Week
- Letters to the Editor Media Contact Sheet