Venture Portland Affiliates share the vision of growing Portland’s economy by strengthening neighborhood business districts. The invitation-only Affiliate opportunity is open to like-minded nonprofit business associations including chambers, trade associations and membership organizations, economic development organizations and tourism nonprofits with a specific focus on marketing Portland as a destination.





Affiliate Advisory Committee

Attend bi-annual Affiliate meetings to advise Venture Portland on issues including economic development, regional growth and advocacy.

Networking and Promotion

Attend networking events to meet Venture Portland’s members, business district leaders and neighborhood business owners. Stretch your reach and your marketing dollars with name and logo recognition on – website includes interactive business district map and event calendar.


Coordinate with Venture Portland’s advocacy efforts. Venture Portland’s leadership has strong relationships with elected officials including Venture Portland’s City Council Liaison Commissioner Nick Fish, Bureau staff, opinion leaders and key community stakeholders.

Training, Technical Assistance and Consulting Services

Offer attendance at 10 low-cost trainings and workshops (just $5 each!) led by local and national experts to your staff and/or members. Take advantage of Venture Portland’s personalized technical assistance on all aspects of association management, governance and membership or purchase new Consulting Services (design, membership and strategic governance services) with deeply discounted member pricing.

Attend Venture Portland’s Annual Meeting / Elect Venture Portland’s Board

Shape the future of neighborhood economic development. Attend Venture Portland’s Annual Member Meeting to meet and elect the Board members who make critical decisions about Venture Portland’s priorities, finances, programs and services.

Venture Portland Orientation & Committees

Learn all about Venture Portland and neighborhood business districts and meet fellow Affiliates. Join Venture Portland Board members on a committee and help design Venture Portland’s programs.

Call 503.477.9648 or email to inquire about becoming a Venture Portland Affiliate.