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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.

Apply now for a retail grant!

Downtown Portland Clean & Safe is thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity for retailers looking to establish a lasting presence in Downtown Portland and Old Town.

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2nd Annual Pride Ride

Join us June 2 for this family-friendly bicycle parade commemorating all the great things about Darcelle XV, Pride Month, and World Bicycle Day!

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2023 Bloom Tour

Spring has officially sprung in Downtown Portland and Old Town with the first annual Bloom Tour, visit all twenty-six stunning large-scale floral installations.

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State of Downtown & Central City

The Portland Business Alliance and Downtown Portland Clean & Safe released its State of the Economy and State of Downtown & Central City reports.

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Because we Care

The Downtown Portland Clean & Safe District collaborates with local businesses, residents and community groups to provide the essential services that help our city thrive. By working together, we ensure this 213-block area in the city center remains a vibrant meeting place to shop, dine, explore and live.