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.
State of Downtown & Central City report
The State of Downtown & the Central City and State of the Economy reports were prepared in collaboration with the Portland Metro Chamber, with research by ECOnorthwest and presented by Downtown Portland Clean & Safe and Bank of America, alongside the Value of Jobs Coalition.
2023 Foot Traffic Report
Do you love Downtown Portland and want to help visitors and locals experience all the great things in our central city? We are hiring for two part time Sidewalk Ambassador positions.
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.
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.