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Localize the Season
Seasons greetings Portland! Neighborhood business districts are gearing up for festive events and shopping deals to make your holidays merry and bright. To make it easy, we’ve launched a brand new ‘Pledge Local Passport’ (details below) with chances to win prizes just for Venturing Out. Stretch your dollars with shop-local promotions and find the perfect present with gift guides and at holiday markets. Get your photo with Santa and help businesses give back during Giving Tuesday. Whether you are looking for boozy after-hours shopping or family friendly tree lightings, neighborhood business districts have something for everyone on your list. If you prefer to celebrate without spending, enjoy the magic of the season at one of the 20 festive and family-friendly business district events – towering trees, twinkling lights and decorated store windows will light your way. For a complete list of events visit ventureportland.org/venture-out
Merry and Bright
This is my favorite time of year. Along with Venture Portland’s Board of Directors, I’ve once again pledged to do all of my holiday shopping in Portland’s neighborhood business districts. So far, I’ve found perfect presents for the people on my list in Beaumont, Multnomah Village, Nob Hill and Old Town and I’m looking forward to finishing my shopping while I attend your festive and fabulous holiday events. I hope to see you while I’m out and about – use our brand new ‘Pledge Local Passport’ as your guide to business district holiday festivities. I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2018!
– Heather Hoell,