Downtown Portland Clean & Safe and Portland Metro Chamber are hiring

Join our Team: Sidewalk Ambassadors, temporary positions

Join our team as a Downtown Sidewalk Ambassador and immerse yourself in the vibrant heart of Portland! Our ambassadors are more than just guides; they're walking concierges dedicated to offering top-tier hospitality to both visitors and locals. If you're passionate about downtown Portland and eager to share its wonders, this role is for you.

Sidewalk Ambassador, Temporary Position

Start: Mid-May – Ends in September (some flexibility on start/end date)

Benefits: Cell phone credit and TriMet Pass provided

Location: Work outdoors in downtown Portland

Are you passionate about downtown Portland? Do you thrive on helping visitors and community members discover the best experiences the city has to offer? Join us as a Downtown Sidewalk Ambassador!

As a Sidewalk Ambassador, you’ll be a walking concierge, providing friendly and visible world-class hospitality to visitors and locals alike. We’re looking for individuals who are outgoing, knowledgeable about downtown Portland, and enjoy an active lifestyle.


  • Assist visitors and community members with directions, parking information, public transportation, dining recommendations, and more.
  • Promote local events happening around Downtown Portland.
  • Provide support for events at Director Park, including setting up tables, chairs, and assisting with event logistics.
  • Ride a tricycle to different locations around Downtown Portland to promote tourism activities.


  • Proven self-starter with excellent communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of downtown Portland.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Experience in events, hospitality, and/or tourism is a plus.

Please note that this role involves spending a significant amount of time outdoors and may require walking up to 7 miles per day. Compensation is $20.00/hour.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter to explaining why this job is for you! No phone calls, please.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We value equal opportunity and workforce diversity. Downtown Portland Clean & Safe, an affiliate of Portland Business Alliance, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

About Portland Business Alliance: The Portland Business Alliance serves as greater Portland’s Chamber of Commerce. Our mission is to create opportunity and advance well-being for all who live and work in the greater Portland and SW Washington region. We support access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, recognizing unfair bias and historic discrimination, and work to eliminate barriers. We embrace connectivity, drive solutions, and maintain openness to listening, learning, and adaptation. We are committed to honesty, accountability, accessibility, and active engagement with the community.

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