Shop Local Deals While Supporting Local Causes on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is here and neighborhood business districts are filled with the spirit of kindness and generosity – as well as holiday decorations, festive events and everything you need to make the season merry and bright.    

Portland’s family of neighborhood business districts actively support neighborhood causes at twice the rate of national chains and show their gratitude to the Portlanders who keep them in business. Thank you for your continued support. This holiday season we hope you will take a moment to take the #PortlandPledge, plan a visit to one of Portland’s 50 neighborhood business districts and discover why they make Portland a truly world-class city. Here are a few ideas for giving back at your favorite neighborhood businesses while also finding the perfect gifts for everyone on your list:

  • Beaumont: Fremont Holiday Fest will be collecting donations for Oregon Food Bank on December 4th plus photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, live music, wreaths for sale, letters to Santa, reindeer ornament kits, popcorn, cider and hot cocoa.
  • Columbia Corridor: Oregon Humane Society is hosting a Pet Food Bank on December 1st and 2nd to help struggling pet owners and will have contactless drive-up service.
  • Division/Clinton: Businesses have lit up their storefronts during Bright Lights, Warm Hearts and are collecting donations from customers to the non-profit of their choice.
  • Kenton: Businesses are collecting online gifts for more than 100 young adults via the Native American Youth and Family Center.
  • Lloyd: The Lloyd Community Association is supporting The Angel Tree Program, which provides gifts of toys and new clothing to struggling families during the holidays.
  • Mississippi Ave: Businesses are donating 10% of sales to Boise Eliot Humbolt School during Giving Tuesday. Look for this flyer at participating businesses.
  • Multnomah Village: Living Room Realty is collecting donations and supplies for our neighbors affected by this Summer’s wildfires on December 3rd and 5th.
  • NW Industrial: Lift UP is partnering with the NW Industrial Business Association for a food drive for Northwest and Downtown Portland communities. For each $5 donation, Lift UP will provide 15 meals worth of healthy, nutritious produce and shelf-stable items.
  • Williams District: Participating businesses will be donating 10% of sales to Self Enhancement Inc for children’s gifts as well as Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, which provides meals for house-bound seniors.


This list is non-exhaustive so you can find more opportunities to give back in Willamette Week’s Give Guide. Don’t forget you can always support Portland’s 50 neighborhood business districts with a contribution to Venture Portland. It is a gift that keeps on giving all year long!