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Aerial photo of downtown Portland above Pioneer Square

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.

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Downtown Recovery Tracker

Since the onset of the pandemic, we has been tracking the impact on our local economy. The question of how good or bad the recovery of our central city is relative to others has been a hot topic of discussion. In the midst of a changing environment, this recovery tracker can help benchmark metrics like foot traffic, vacancy rates, and hotel performance.

2023 Summer Pedestrian Count Report

Downtown Portland is experiencing a promising resurgence in foot traffic, marking a significant step towards revitalization.

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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.

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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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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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Because we Care

At the Downtown Portland Clean & Safe District, we believe in the power of collaboration. By joining forces with local businesses, residents, and community groups, we deliver enhanced services that contribute to the thriving spirit of our city. Our collective efforts focus on maintaining the vitality of this 213-block area in the city center, ensuring it remains a dynamic and vibrant meeting place for shopping, dining, exploration, and an excellent place to call home. Together, we create an inviting and lively atmosphere that enriches the lives of everyone in our community.