Tours

Join Venture Portland in our inaugural year of district tours! Immerse yourself in four of our unique districts: St. Johns, Lents, Gateway, and Foster. To register for any of the below tours, please email events@ventureportland.org. The tours are available on a first serve basis and have limited availability.




Lents Business District

Looking for a modern building with a traditional Town Center appeal for your business? 

Calling all prospective business owners: Come tour the Lents Commons Building with Prosper Portland incentives for BIPOC businesses. Walk the streets of Lents Town Center, an urban renewal district, and take in the upgraded streets, lighting, surrounding housing units, and the transport hub that brings thousands of people through the corridor each day. You’ll learn a bit of history, meet a predominate business owner in the community, and enjoy a delicious, locally made treat. Sign up today and you could be hanging your shingle here soon. 

Tour starts at Bella’s Italian Bakery, 9119 SE Woodstock Blvd.

Join our complimentary Lents business tour every third Wednesday of the month starting June 22 at 2pm. 




St. Johns Business District

The St. Johns neighborhood is a great place to start or grow your business, with a variety of commercial spaces available for sale or lease in our beautiful historic business district. All of the properties featured in this tour are eligible for a Storefront Improvement Grant from St. Johns Center for Opportunity, a great chance to help you establish your business in the neighborhood!   

Come join us for a two-hour tour of these amazing spaces. With a Venture Portland District Manager guiding you through the tour, Realtor Risa Davis of EXP Realty will talk about the spaces, taking us inside and telling us about the history of the St. Johns buildings. Have lunch and talk with the locals in St. Johns beforehand, then meet at the clock in the St. Johns Plaza at 1:00pm on Thursday, June 23 for this two-hour event. 

These Commercial Spaces tours will take place every 3rd Thursday of the month starting on June 23 at 1:00pm and are complimentary. 

We would like to thank the St. Johns Center for Opportunity for doing an amazing job of compiling a list of all the Commercial Spaces available for sale and lease. You can find the properties on their website at www.stjohnsopportunity.org/space.

Gateway Business District

Hello business owners and entrepreneurs!

You are invited to take a tour of some great available retail spaces in the Gateway district. Whether you are looking to expand your existing business, or open your first brick and mortar location, we believe that Gateway could be a great fit!

The Gateway district has a lot to offer, and we want you to be a part of our growing business community. Gateway is one of the most diverse districts in Portland, filled with people who have lived here for decades, as well as a rapidly growing amount of new community members.

We have available retail locations in brand new buildings, as well as classic buildings with lots of charm and potential.

So, let’s tour them together! Members of Prosper Portland, Venture Portland, and the Gateway Area Business Association will be there to answer questions and connect with you with the right brokers.

We look forward to welcoming you to our community!

The tour will be complimentary and will meet at Jet Black Coffee in the Gateway district. The first tour will be on Wednesday, June 29 at 12pm, with more dates to follow.