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! For help planning your own district events, check out our Events Hub!

April 5, 2023-Just Ask Jacob & Joy: Board Recruitment & Retention

Join Venture Portland Executive Director, Joy Church and Communications Director, Jacob Falkinburg for an informal discussion about business district board recruitment and retention. A business association is only as strong as the volunteers that run it but finding dedicated people with both the right skills and the time to spare can be a challenge. At this session, we will discuss strategies and best practices for attracting and retaining board members and the importance of having a board that accurately reflects the businesses in your district.

April 15, 2023-St. Johns Spring Fling

Join St. Johns community members for this district-wide shopping event and Plaza gathering! There will be specials, mini-horses, chalk art, Uniko Fotobus & more. Plus, a raffle you can enter to win by simply popping into our local shops. Enjoy a day of Spring in St. Johns by supporting local businesses.

April 15-May 15, 2023-St. Johns Bites

Visit a St. Johns food establishment and post a picture of the meal to Instagram. Include the #stjohnsbites hashtag and tag the restaurant in your Instagram post, and you are entered to win a $50 Gift Certificate to that business.  Three winners are chosen each week!

April 26, 2023- Member Meetup: Mississippi Ave

Think you have what it takes to be a Spelling Bee champion? For this monthly meetup, we invite you to enjoy a complimentary beverage while testing your spelling skills. We will cover your drink and the $5 entry fee. There are two contests–regular and low-stakes–and great prizes to win, not to mention delicious pizza as well!