Venture Out

Venture Portland and its member business districts host more than 100 events every year. From webinars to street fairs, and shopping passports to mixers, there is always something exciting happening in Portland's business districts!

June 1, 2024 – Montavilla Spring Block Party

The Montavilla East Tabor Business Association is wrapping up a month of spring cleaning with a party on NE 70th at Glisan. Join us for a family-friendly afternoon of music, vendors, and activities.

June 8-9, 2024 – My People’s Market

My People’s Market is a collaborative event organized by Travel Portland and Prosper Portland. The marketplace is aimed to advance opportunities for business owners of color by connecting them to the travel industry and other professionals who can help expand and scale their businesses. All the vendors are sourced from Mercatus. This event is one of a series of connection opportunities for the Inclusive Business Resource Network of Prosper Portland.

June 12, 2024 – PR 101: Getting Media Attention for Your Event

With so many events happening in Portland, marketing your district’s event to the masses is no simple task. In a world with so many different avenues for marketing, it can seem daunting to know which form of communication is most effective. Social media, print advertisements, digital ads, hanging posters, and of course, event calendars are all viable options. But if you are able to gain earned media attention from local news outlets, it not only lets people know about your event, but also can offer some notoriety or validation that your event is worth attending. So, how do you get media attention for your event? Join us for this webinar where we will offer some tips for how to get press to care about your cause.

June 22, 2024 – Foster Summer Soiree

Come celebrate the summer season on Foster. Join them for live music & entertainment in Laurelwood Park, sidewalk vendors and pop-up shops at neighboring businesses, and special promotions & happenings at various businesses along SE Foster. And new this year: they are closing down SE 63rd Avenue for a block party in collaboration with St. Francis Ice Cream, Kitchen Culture, and Royalty Spirits.

June 25, 2024 – Special Member Meetup at Revolution Hall Featuring Low Bar Chorale!

For our June Member Meetup, we’ve arranged a special treat at Revolution Hall! First, join us on their incredible rooftop patio for drinks and networking at 5:30pm. Then, at 7pm, we will head downstairs to Show Bar for a singalong with Low Bar Chorale. The first 20 attendees who RSVP here and select a yes below will be given complimentary tickets for Low Bar Chorale from Venture Portland! In addition, all attendees will receive a free drink ticket for beer, wine, cider or non-alcoholic beverages. All Venture Portland members and their member businesses are welcome!

July 10, 2024 – Historic Parkrose Summer Nights Market

Visit Parkrose for Summer Nights featuring an evening night market, live music, community resources, food, drinks and fun interactive activities for all!

July 13, 2024 – Mississippi Ave Street Fair

Bustling North Mississippi Avenue closes down for a day of food, vendors, music and fun at Portland’s largest street fair, Mississippi Street Fair. This year the fair will have the following: Three Music Stages, Kids Zone, Grandfathers Rib-Off Competition, Hundreds Of Vendors, Shopping and Dining, and more!

July 14, 2024 – Broadway in Bloom

Broadway in Bloom is a block party with a purpose, bringing live music, tasty treats, and eco-friendly fun! Enjoy free bike repair, recycling with Ridwell, fitness classes, market pop-ups, active transit with GoLloyd and more!

July 25, 2024 – Best of Brooklyn BBQ

All are welcome to enjoy great food, music and “shop local” in the historic Brooklyn neighborhood. Live music and entertainment for the whole family will be on display. The wide variety of Brooklyn based businesses will be out in full force for you to explore. Enjoy a fantastic summer evening in the relaxed and family friendly Brooklyn Park!