Welcome to Downtown Portland!
A hotbed of innovation and a center of culture and creativity. 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.
Downtown for the holidays
Explore special holiday pop-up shops and unique local retailers to find that perfect gift for your special someone. Enjoy the sparkle of holiday lights and experience something uniquely Portland when you visit Black Santa.
2023 Summer Pedestrian Count Report
Downtown Portland is experiencing a promising resurgence in foot traffic, marking a significant step towards revitalization.
New Hotel Security District
Downtown Portland Clean & Safe and its affiliate partner, The Portland Metro Chamber, have successfully advocated for the creation of a new Hotel Security District in downtown Portland.
Apply now for a retail grant!
Glass Kiosk Retail Incubator
Apply now to participate in our short-term retail pop-up series at Director Park.
Portland's Camping Ban
The City of Portland has sole jurisdiction to address illegal camping on public property. Learn more about the Time, Place, Manner Camping Ordinance.
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Downtown Portland Clean & Safe Services
Our dedicated cleaning crew works tirelessly seven days a week 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to maintain the cleanliness of the heart of our city. They take care of essential tasks such as sweeping sidewalks, removing graffiti, collecting litter, and conducting thorough pressure washing throughout the district.
Our vigilant safety team plays a crucial role in maintaining a secure downtown core. Their active presence and close partnership with the Portland Police allow them to effectively resolve conflicts and provide enhanced safety measures around the clock. With a rapid response time, they ensure that the well-being of everyone in the area is prioritized, contributing to a safe and secure environment day and night.
Our enthusiastic ambassadors are always eager to showcase the uniqueness of our neighborhood. Whether you seek restaurant recommendations, insights into local history, or the perfect Portland souvenir, they are your go-to resource. Their passion for the area shines through as they assist you in discovering the best experiences this neighborhood has to offer.