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.
We're Hiring: Downtown Retail Advocate
Are you looking for a new opportunity that will allow you to contribute to the revitalization of Downtown Portland and help support the great retailers that currently make up the district? Join our dedicated team as the Downtown Retail Advocate.
We're Hiring: Summer Sidewalk Ambassadors
Are you an insider on all things Portland? Want to help visitors experience all the great attractions our city has to offer? Apply to be a Summer Sidewalk Ambassador for Downtown Portland Clean & Safe!
New Festival Coming to Downtown Portland: Paseo July 15-17, 2022
Portland Parks Foundation with a BIPOC steering committee brings a weekend of emerging talent, artists, and community organizations to Portland’s South Park Blocks.
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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.