Venture Out

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!

February 28, 2024-Lunch & Learn: Grants, Loans, and Small Business Support w/ Prosper Portland

Prosper Portland is the economic and urban development agency for the City of Portland, but not many business owners know how to take advantage of the many programs they offer. Whether your business is looking for financial support, access to workforce training, or a new space, Prosper Portland can help. That is why we have assembled a panel of Prosper Portland staff to give an overview of their various small business programs and answer all your questions about taking advantage of valuable resources. If your business is looking for assistance, Prosper Portland can help. 

March 13, 2024 – Lunch & Learn: Portland City Charter Reform and Your Business

The City of Portland will host its first election using geographic districts and ranked-choice voting in November 2024. This new form of government will significantly change the way your business works with elected officials in the city. Join us on March 13th where our special guest will be Lory Hefele. Lory is a member of the City Charter Change Committee for the City of Portland and will give us an overview of the changes we can expect in the coming months and ensure our small businesses stay connected to our local government.

March 21, 2024 – Member Meetup: Greater Brooklyn

Join us in a different district each month as we get together to enjoy fun events, local businesses, and great conversation. Portland’s oldest urban winery, Hip Chicks Do Wine is open for wine tasting three days a week with a ton of fun events on the weekends. Woman-owned and full of passion, this space brings people together with delicious wine and great snacks. Meet us there, the first drink is on us!