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!

November 11-December 17, 2023-Ugly Sweater Holiday Events in St. Johns

Join the St. Johns Boosters as they Light Up St. Johns for the holidays! The Boosters and local businesses present a series of celebrations to revel in the most festive of seasons with window displays, photo contests, scavenger hunts, shopping specials, a bar crawl, and more.

November 16-December 10, 2023- Shop Small, Win Big!

Win Big! makes holiday shopping fun and rewarding! Each visit or purchase to a small business earns customers raffle entries. Visit as many small businesses as possible November 16th through December
10th for a chance to win one of over 100 prizes. The more places you shop, the greater chance you have to Win Big!

November 20-December 22, 2023-Foster Holiday Passport

Get your holiday shopping done on Foster, take some time for a drink or bite to eat, and earn the chance at a $50 gift card while you do. The Foster Area Business Association has created a digital passport that highlights member businesses and all the places to eat, drink, and shop at during the holidays. Download the app, take a photo for every purchase, post to app, and be entered into weekly drawings.

November 24-December 31, 2023-Multnomah Village & Hillsdale Golden Ticket

Receive a Golden Ticket when you shop at local, participating businesses. The Golden Ticket can then be redeemed at a neighboring participating business to receive a discount or a gift with purchase. On 12/1, things get even more festive with the district’s annual Holiday Gala, with music, hot chocolate, holiday window displays and decorations, and SANTA!

December 7, 2023-Mississippi Ave Sip ‘n Shop

Come Sip ‘n Shop on Mississippi Ave! Enjoy complimentary ‘sips’ while you shop locally. Bonus! Get 10% off one drink or appetizer at participating restaurants/bars on the ave.

December 7, 2023-Member Meetup: Hollywood

Boasting hand-pumped, cask-conditioned ales, a menu hawking pasties and Welsh rarebit, dartboard alcoves and an amazing patio, The Moon and Sixpence is the very model of a cozy, modern British pub. Meet us there, the first drink is on us!

December 17, 2023-Cocoa, Cider, and Caroling on Foster

Join FABA and Foster area businesses for an early evening of cocoa, cider, and caroling. On Sunday, December 17 (from 3-5pm) Kainos Coffee will be offering free cider and cocoa at 64th & Foster while the Blueprint Carolers will be singing holiday songs (from 3-4:30pm).