Welcome to Downtown Portland!
A hotbed of innovation and economic growth. A center of culture and creativity. A gathering place for Portlanders and visitors. Downtown Portland — one of the city’s most welcoming and lively areas — packs a whole lot of personality into a diverse, dynamic and energizing hub.
There’s a good reason why visitors and locals alike come together downtown. The accessible public transportation system, bike lanes, pedestrian-friendly walkways and green park space make it easy for everyone to explore this community. And a coalition of passionate people and organizations work seven days a week to keep downtown a place we’re all proud of.
Business owners, downtown ambassadors, safety and cleaning crews: We all love Downtown Portland, and we’re pretty sure you will, too. But why take our word for it? Head this way to see why Downtown Portland is the heart of this city.
Attend the next DRC meeting
Featuring special guest Sam Adams, Director, Strategic Innovations Group, Mayor Wheeler’s office.
Be here for Portland
Our small businesses could use a big hand right now.
Shop. Eat. Drink. Local.
This season, hundreds of small businesses invite you in to fall back in love with Portland. Take a walk and enjoy all that downtown Portland has to offer.
What do independent boutiques, big-name brands and cutting-edge startups have in common? They’re all in downtown — and for a supportive, business-centered location, you’ll want to be here, too. With tax-free shopping, plenty of parking and a public transportation system that reaches all corners of the city, Downtown Portland is an economic hub.
Downtown Portland Clean & Safe Services
Our cleaning crew keeps the heart of our city clean seven days a week, sweeping sidewalks, removing graffiti, picking up litter and pressure washing throughout the district.
Our safety team resolve conflicts and provide enhanced safety in the downtown core. Their visible presence, close collaboration with Portland Police and quick response time help keep everyone safe.