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It's about people, neighborhoods, and culture.

Portlanders explore – seeking new experiences and finding the next big thing. With more than 200 public business district events each year … What do you want to do?

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At the intersection of business & neighborhood where Portland becomes Portland.

From manufacturers to microbrewers, creative services to coffee carts, and bike shops to bookstores, Portland’s neighborhood business districts serve the diverse residents that call our city home.

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Venture Portland

Venture Portland means business. Since 1986 Venture Portland has invested in the smart, strategic growth of Portland’s unique neighborhood business districts.

Through grant funds, trainings, and technical assistance the organization serves Portland’s diverse and dynamic business districts. Comprised of a majority of the city’s businesses and nearly half of its jobs – playing a vital role in Portland’s economic prosperity.

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Upcoming Events

Join us for Just Ask Jacob & Joy on April 5 from 12-1pm as we discuss best practices for business district board recruitment. More Info>>

42nd Avenue - Cully ...

March 28, 2023
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Hillsdale Farmers Ma...

March 28, 2023
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Jeff began his tenure working at Venture Portland in March of 2018 and has filled a few different roles during his time at the organization, … Keep Reading ››

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